Welcome back to another concert entry in my music diary!
On the 5th July 2009 I had the pleasure to see Bruce Springsteen performing with his E Street Band in Vienna at the Ernst-Happel-Stadium.
It was my first live experience with The Boss and all I can say is: It was one of the most impressive performances I have ever seen. And I can confirm it – Bruce Springsteen is one of the best live acts all around the world!
When I worked for the Austrian independent radio station B138 I invited several musicians for special radio performances – here you can stream some of the wonderful shows – enjoy!
In November 2009 Andrea Schroeder was our live guest for the radio show „Unerhört Spezial“ – stream it here:
„Farmen“ (from the Farmen album „Farmen“)
„Ghost Ship“ (live)
„Bebop Blues“ (Studio)
„Dark Nightingales“ (live)
„My Heart is just a Song“ (live)
„Fly me to the Sky“ (Studio)
Line Up: Marina Zettl – Vocals
Thomas Mauerhofer – Guitar
Christian Bakanic – Accordion
ACHTUNG: The interview is in German!
Also in 2010 the Austrian band Dealer performed in the studio of the radio b138 – stream this unplugged session here:
1. Dig a Hole (Studio Version)
2. Dig a Hole (live Unplugged at Radio B138)
3. Ain’t getting better (Studio Version)
4. Ain’t getting better (live Unplugged at Radio B138)
5. Desperately united (Studio Version)
6. Cocain Woman (live Unplugged at Radio B138)
7. Remedy (THE BLACK CROWES)
8. This is not California (live Unplugged at Radio B138)
9. The Weight (The Band Cover) (live Unplugged at Radio B138)
10. Coming ‚round again (live)
ACHTUNG: The interview is in German!
In August 2010 Austrian musician Agnès Milewski was our live guest – stream this very special unplugged show here:
1. Ready steady go (Studio Version)
2. Chasing the Wind (live)
3. One God for me (Studio Version)
4. Learn to swim (live)
5. Falling from Grace (live)
6. Ugly duckling (live)
7. Not Andrea (Studio Version)
8. For Lucifer, the fallen (live)
For the Austrian independent radio station B138 I hosted the programme called „Unerhört„. It was a weekly feature and broadcasted 72 times. Here is a small selection of my personal favorites and for your streaming pleasure – enjoy 😉
Follow this link to stream/download my radio show called “Die musikalische Buchstabensupe eines Melomanen”, which I hosted also for the Austrian independent radio station B138. It’s a series through my private music collection from A (like AC/DC) until Z (like ZZ Top). Also I recorded some other broadcasts, like a special about the release of Johnny Cash’s album “American Recordings VI – Ain’t No Grave” (ed. 2010) which features also some speeches of John Carter Cash, the son of the Man in Black. Also I did two broadcasts which features my personal favorites of the year 2010 – like Woven Hand, Munly & The Lupercalians, Clan Edison or Murder By Death. Tune in and enjoy!
I won’t forget this day, because it was my very first Jethro Tull live experience! When I was 9 years old I became a fan and so this concert is still very special to me. Ian Anderson, Martin Barre, Dave Pegg, Martin Allcock and Doane Perry were on the „Rock Island“ world tour and stopped in Munich, Olympiahalle. Awesome performance!!!!
What a bill: Calexico, Vic Chesnutt and Lambchop played that day in Vienna at the Szene! Unfortunately no pictures or videos of that night are on the internet, but in my memories this evening will stay there forever 😉
CHRIS ECKMAN & THE LAST SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN BAND – Hartberg (Schloss)
For this show I travelled to the village called Hartberg in Styria to see Chris Eckman (Walkabouts, Chris & Carla) performing with The Last Side Of The Mountain Band at the Schloss Hartberg (Rittersaal) to perform some songs of the album of the same name. He also played some Walkabouts classics and Neil Young’s „Cortez the Killer“. Before the show I did a very interesting interview with Chris for the Austrian independent radio station B138. You can stream/download this interview totally for free here!
The performance was amazing and after the show we had some fun backstage 😉
Grand Theft Auto
Who will light your Path?
Slow Red Dawn
The Stopping-Off Place
Raise them Hands
Rock’n’Roll (Velvet Underground Cover)
Cortez The Killer (Neil Young Cover)
Ghostrider (Suicide Cover)
WOVEN HAND & HELLDORADO – Bonn (Harmonie)
As a huge Woven Hand fan it was obvious that I will do the trip to Bonn because this performance was filmed for the series of „Rockpalast“ at the Harmonie. And as a bonus the amazing band Helldorado from Norway did the support on that night. The shows were simply outstanding and luckily they broadcasted the recorded gigs on German television.
You have missed this? Really? Shame on you! But hey – you are a lucky bastard because you can watch the performances on internet!
Helldorado – you can stream the broadcasting here!
Woven Hand – you can stream the full broadcasting including interview snippets here!
It was billed as “Mick Harvey Trio” but due to a knee injury Thomas Wydler (drums) has cancelled the whole tour. So the line up was Mick Harvey (Vocals, Guitar) and Rosie Westbrook (Double Bass, Cello, Backing Vocals)
First St. Blues
The Ballad of Jay Givens
The Bells never rang
Frankie T. & Frankie C.
Slow Motion Movie Star
Mother of Earth (Gun Club Cover)
Glorius (PJ Harvey Cover)
Famous last Words
Home is far from here (Crime & The City Solution Cover)
That’s all, Paul
Out of Time Man
Hank Williams said it best
Kurt Wagner with his Nashville band Lambchop played in Ebensee again! Very breathtaking and beautiful performance at the Kino! Most songs were from the current album at that time called „OH – Ohio„.
This is the Setlist from the Graz show (22nd October 2008), which was almost the same, I do guess:
Slipped dissolved and loosed
You’re a big Girl now
National Talk like a Pirate Day
Sharing a Gibson with Martin Luther King Jr.
I’m thinking of a Number (Between 1 and 2)
A Hold of you
I believe in you
Let’s go Bowling
The Man who loved Beer
Your sucking funny Day
All Smiles and Mariachi
Soaky in the Pooper
Up with People
Chelsea Hotel #2 (Leonard Cohen Cover)
The Walkabouts (Support Larry Barrett) live in Vienna, Szene. It was the „Shimmers“ tour which features very rare songs from the whole backcatalogue. After the show Chris Eckman and Carla Torgerson were so kind to sign some CD covers and the poster below 😉
TRANSMISSIONARY SIX – Vöcklamarkt (Premysl)
Transmissoinary Six (feat. Terri Moeller from The Walkabouts and Paul Austin) played at the very small Austrian village called Vöcklamarkt. It was a very familiar performance at the Premysl because only a few people found the way to this bar. After the show Terri was so kind and signed my whole Walkabouts and T6 collection – thanks 😉
Jethro Tull stopped in Munich (Rudi-Sedlmayer-Halle) druing their „Roots To Branches“ tour. My personal highlight was the opening „A“ medley feat. the songs „And Further On“, „Fylingdale Flyer“ and „Protect and Survive“ as an instrumental. Unfortunately we sat far away from the stage but nevertheless it was a fantastic performance.
„A“ Medley (And Further On/Fylingdale Flyer/Protect And Survive)
Roots to Branches
Rare and Precious Chain
Out of the Noise
In the Grip of stronger Stuff
At last, forever
Nothing is easy
In the Moneylender’s Temple
Wounded, old and treacherous
The Dambusters March
Thick As A Brick (Reprise)
Joe Cocker in Vienna, Stadthalle. Yes, I was there, but to be honest: Just because a friend of mine wanted to be there. So I joined and it was not that bad at all! Especially the female background singers were awesome 😉 I do think this show was part of the „One Sight Of Sin“ tour …
Deep Purple in Wels (Jubiläumshalle) with new songs from „The Battle Rages On“ on the setlist. One of the last concerts with Ritchie Blackmore on guitar. It was very sad to see that Ian Gillan and Ritchie Blackmore avoided each other. On the 17th November Ritchie left the band.
Nick Cave (solo show feat. Warren Ellis, Jim White and Norman Watt-Roy) live in Vienna at the wonderful Burgtheater. It was obvious that this „band“ didn’t play a long time together – I do think it was the very first time that they performed officialy. The soundcheck was VERY long so the show started one hour late. This performance was part of the 10th anniversary of the „schule für dichtung„, a school for poetry in Vienna for which Nick Cave did some lectures.
The Mercy Seat
Into my Arms
God is in the House
There is a Kingdom
Darker with the Day
Gates to the Garden
West Country Girl
So far from me
Little Janey’s gone
The Ship Song
People ain’t no good
As I sat sadly by her Side
Do you love me? (Part 2)
Jack the Ripper
More information about this very special concert are here! And pictures can be found here!