Concerts (November)

01/11/2014:
THE CYBORGS – Salzburg (Rockhouse Bar)
Support: Whiskey Foundation

TheCyborgs - Salzburg (Rockhouse - Bar)(01.11.2014) Ticket © Alex Melomane

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01/11/2004:
THE TOY DOLLS – Vienna (Planet Music)

The Funpunker of The Toy Dolls played a gig in Vienna at the location „Planet Music“ which was called „Rockhaus“ before. Very funny performance of Olga and the boys including hits like „Nellie, the Elephant„, „Idle Gossip“ and „Dig that Groove, Baby„!

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04/11/2013:
RYAN McGARVEY – Salzburg (Rockhouse – Bar)

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Ryan McGarvey – Salzburg (Rockhouse Bar)(04.11.2013) Ticket © Alex Melomane

Ryan McGarvey – Salzburg (Rockhouse Bar)(04.11.2013) Ticket © Alex Melomane

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04/11/2005:
STEVE WYNN & THE MIRACLE 3 – Ebensee (Kino)

The very first time I saw Steve Wynn! He played with his band The Miracle 3 (feat. Linda Pitmon on drums, Jason Victor on guitar and Eric van Loo on bass) at the Kino in the tiny village of Ebensee in Upper Austria. Brilliant show and much fun for everybody (check out the pictures below) and a BIG THANK you to Steve, who was so nice and signed my whole collection after the show 😉

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If you have missed the show there is a wonderful substitute – the live release of „Live Tick“ which was recorded just one day after the show in Ebensee (5th November 2005).

The Setlist:
Death Valley Rain
Cindy, it was always you
Blind Willie McTell
Bruises
Southern California Line
What comes after
Stare it down
California Style
Your Secret
There will come a Day
Wired
The Deep End
Killing Me
Nothing but the Shell
That’s what you always say
Amphetamine
No Tomorrow
When the Curtain falls
500 Girl Mornings
The Days of Wine and Roses
John Coltrane Stereo Blues

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05/11/2011:
DUKE SPIRIT – Live in Salzburg (Rockhouse)

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07/11/1999:
JETHRO TULL – Munich (Rudi-Sedlmayer-Halle)
Support by The Mark Gillespie Band

Jethro Tull presented their new studio album „j-tull.com“ in Munich (Rudi Sedlmayr Halle). Beside brand new songs like „Spiral“, „Hunt by Numbers“ or „AWOL“ Ian Anderson and his band played classics like „Jeffrey goes to Leicester Square“, „Hunting Girl“ and the tune „Back to Budapest“ feat. Leslie Mandoki on percussion.

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09/11/2013:
CANDICE GORDON – Salzburg (Rockhouse Bar)
Support by Stephen Fanning & The Whiskey Foundation

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More pictures can be found here (by Hanna Hofstätter)!

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09/11/2003:
16 HORSEPOWER – Arena (Big Hall)
Support by At The Close Of Every Day

The Setlist:
Strong Man
Horse Head
Slow Guilt Trot
American Wheeze
Prison Shoe Romp
Straw Foot/Phyllis Ruth
I seen what I saw
Straight Mouth Stomp
Shametown
Harm’s Way
Black Soul Choir
Haw
South Pennsylvania Waltz
Brimstone Rock
Dead Run
Straw Foot
For Heaven’s Sake

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10/11/2007:
ARCADE FIRE – Vienna (Gasometer)

The Setlist:
Black Mirror
Keep the Car running
No Cars go
Haiti
Black Wave/Bad Vibrations
In the Backseat
Neon Bible
Age of Consent (New Order Cover)
Intervention
Antichrist Television Blues
The Well and the Lighthouse
Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)
Rebellion (Lies)
Windowsill
I’m so bored with the USA (The Clash Cover)
Still ill (The Smiths Cover)
Wake up

Arcade Fire - Ticket Vienna (2007) © Alex Melomane

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11/11/2013:
CARL VERHEYEN BAND – Salzburg (Rockhouse Bar)
Support: Jeff Aug

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Carl Verheyen Band – Salzburg (Rockhouse Bar)(11.11.2013) Ticket © Alex Melomane

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11/11/2010:
STEVE WYNN & THE MIRACLE 3 – Vienna (Chelsea)

Steve Wynn & The Miracle 3 introduced us their new album „Northern Aggression“ in Vienna at the Chelsea. Steve, Jason Victor, Eric van Loo and Linda Pitmon rocked with full force – another amazing performance of this outstanding group!

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The Setlist:
Resolution
Cindy, it was always you
Shelley’s Blues, Pt. 2
Consider the Source
Love me anyway
Daddy’s Girl
No One ever drowns
Bullet with my Name on it
Now I ride alone
Colored Lights
Death Valley Rain
Burn
The other Side
Still holding on to you
Amphetamine
Ribbons and Chains
Strange new World
The Way you punish me
The Days of Wine and Roses

Just before the show I did an interview with Steve for the Austrian independent radio station B138 – you can stream/download it for free here!

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11/11/2005:
OYSTERBAND – Ebensee (Kino)

The Oysterband played in Ebensee at the Kino. Very nice performance and it was quite fun to see this folk rock band live for the very first time.

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12/11/2014:
AIRBOURNE – Vienna (Arena)
Support: BONAFIDE

Airbourne – Vienna (Arena)(12.11.2014) Ticket © Alex Melomane

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12/11/2005:
NEW MODEL ARMY – Munich (Muffathalle)

My first live experience with New Model Army in Munich at the Muffathalle. I was very impressed by the amazing fanbase who came from all around Europe to see Justin Sullivan with his band on that tour feat. the new album „Carnival“.

The Setlist:
Whirlwind
Believe it
Water
Fate
Wonderful Way to go
Carlisle Road
Another Imperial Day
Here comes the War
Snelsmore Wood
Red Earth
Before I get old
Island
51st State
No Rest
Purity
Poison Street
Get me out
Flying through the Smoke
Green and Grey
Vagabonds
125 mph

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13/11/2006:
NICK CAVE – Vienna (Konzerthaus)

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The Setlist:
West Country Girl
Abattoir Blues
Red Right Hand
The Ship Song
Deanna
The Weeping Song
Hallelujah
Babe, you turn me on
Rock of Gibraltar
Tupelo
Cannibal’s Hymn
The Mercy Seat
God is in the House
People ain’t no good
Henry Lee
Right out of your Hand
The Lyre of Orpheus
Nobody’s Baby now
Love Letter
Little Janey’s gone
Sad Waters
Jack the Ripper

Nick Cave - Vienna (Konzerthaus)(13.11.2006) Die Presse Review © Alex Melomane Nick Cave - Vienna (Konzerthaus)(13.11.2006) Standard Review © Alex Melomane Nick Cave - Vienna (Konzerthaus)(13.11.2006) Kurier Review © Alex Melomane

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14/11/2013:
VISTA CHINO – Salzburg (Rockhouse)
Support: MONSTER TRUCK

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Vista Chino – Salzburg (Rockhouse)(14.11.2013) Ticket © Alex Melomane

Vista Chino – Salzburg (Rockhouse)(14.11.2013) Ticket © Alex Melomane

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16/11/2013:
ANDI ALMQVIST – Ebensee (Kino)

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The Setlist:
Krautobahn
The Devil is a Girl
Red Room
Kinski
Oh la la (Love is dead)
I was not to you what you were to me
Mother Nature
Katzenjammer
Amsterdam
No
Sour Grapes
Pornography
Low-Dive Jenny
Can’t stop laughing
Oh la la/Outro

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These awesome pictures were taken by Eva Pührer!

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16/11/2006:
WOVEN HAND – Salzburg (ARGE)

Woven Hand again – this time in Salzburg at the ARGE! Amazing performance! David Eugene Edwards, Pascal Humbert, Peter van Laerhoven and Ordy Garrison created a wonderful atmosphere and the performance was just breathtaking. It was obvious that DEE suffered the jetlag, but nevertheless he gave everything on the stage. After the show we met Ordy, Peter and Pascal at the local bar. We talked about the upcoming shows – Woven Hand was booked for Moscow on that tour! They signed the official concert poster and some CD covers and then left for the tourbus.

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The Setlist:
Winter Shaker
The Speaking Hands
Elktooth
Into the Piano
Dirty Blue
Whistling Girl
Full Armour
Truly Golden
White Bird
Deerskin Doll
Phyllis Ann/Swedish Purse
Down in yon Forest/Tin Finger
Chest of Drawers
Your Russia

Another review (in German) of that concert you can read here!

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17/11/2014:
MOTHER’S FINEST – Salzburg (Rockhouse)

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17/11/2006:
AL DeLONER – Ebensee (Kino)
Support by Einar Stenseng

Al DeLoner (ex member of the wonderful Norway band Midnight Choir) dedicated his show in Ebensee (Kino) that night to Nikki Sudden who died on the 26th March 2006. Great show and Al was so nice to sign some covers after the performance.

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17/11/2011:
THE REVEREND PEYTON’S BIG DAMN BAND – Wels (Sound Theatre)

The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band played the first time in Wels at a beautiful location called Soundtheatre. Unfortunately not many people found their way to the location and so it was more a familiar concert. But nevertheless the Rev with Breezy on the washboard and Cuz on the drums kicked ass that night! They entered the stage to the sound of „Bro Hymn“ by Pennywise before they rocked like hell!

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As you can see – Breezy does it like Jimi Hendrix 😉

The Setlist:
Entering the Stage to the sound of “Bro Hymn” by Pennywise
My Soul to keep/When the Saints go Marching in
My Old Man Boogie
Worn Out Shoe
Glory, Glory Hallelujah
Ft. Wayne Zoo
Lick Creek Road
Everything’s Raising
Easy come, easy go
Clap your Hands
Elder Greene Blues (Charley Patton Cover)
Shake it and break it (Charley Patton Cover)
Mama’s Fried Potatoes
Born Bred Corn Fed
Some of these Days I’ll be gone (Charley Patton Cover)
Train Song
Your Cousin’s on Cops
Two Bottles of Wine
Sugar Man

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18/11/2013:
THE CLEM CLEMPSON BAND – Salzburg (Rockhouse Bar)
(feat. Clem Clempson, Adrian Askew; Eddie Fillipp & Reggie Worthy)

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The Clem Clempson Band – Salzburg (Rockhouse Bar)(18.11.2013) Ticket © Alex Melomane

The Clem Clempson Band – Salzburg (Rockhouse Bar)(18.11.2013) Ticket © Alex Melomane

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18/11/2009:
THE BUILDERS & THE BUTCHERS – Salzburg (Rockhouse)

Unfortunatley singer Ryan Sollee was not on that tour due to swine flue! Ryan Neighbors from Portugal. The Man played on some songs Acoustic Guitar! The Builders And The Butchers were only support for Portugal. The Man on their European Tour!

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The Setlist:
Devil Town
Bottom of the Lake
Vampire Lake
Down in this Hole
In the Branches
The Coal Mine Fall
Slowed down Trip to Hell/Children of the Grave (Black Sabbath Cover)
When it rains

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20/11/2009:
BLUE BIRD FESTIVAL – Vienna (Porgy & Bess)

The Blue Bird Festival in Vienna at the Porgy & Bess feat:

Paramount Styles

Paramount Styles – Vienna (Porgy & Bess)(Blue Bird Festival)(22.11.2009) © Alex MelomaneLaura Gibson

Laura Gibson – Vienna (Porgy & Bess)(Blue Bird Festival)(21.11.2009) © Alex MelomaneWilliam Fitzsimmons

William Fitzsimmons – Vienna (Porgy & Bess)(Blue Bird Festival)(21.11.2009) © Alex MelomaneWoven Hand

Woven Hand – Vienna (Porgy & Bess)(Blue Bird Festival)(21.11.2009) © Alex Melomane

WOVEN HAND – Kicking Bird

WOVEN HAND – Tin Finger

Setlist (Woven Hand):
White Bird
Kicking Bird
Deerskin Doll
The Beautiful Axe
Tin Finger
Your Russia
As I went out one Morning (Bob Dylan Cover)
Kingdom of Ice
The Speaking Hands
Whistling Girl
Winter Shaker
Horse Head Fiddle
Heart and Soul (Joy Division Cover)

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21/11/2014:
COLOSSEUM  – Salzburg (Rockhouse)

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21/11/2013:
DJANGO 3000  – Salzburg (Rockhouse)

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Django 3000 – Salzburg (Rockhouse)(21.11.2013) Ticket © Alex Melomane

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21/11/2009:
BLUE BIRD FESTIVAL – Vienna (Porgy & Bess)

The Blue Bird Festival in Vienna at the Porgy & Bess feat:

Lonely Drifter Karen

Lonely Drifter Karen – Vienna (Porgy & Bess)(Blue Bird Festival)(21.11.2009) © Alex MelomaneEmily Jane White

Emily Jane White– Vienna (Porgy & Bess)(Blue Bird Festival)(21.11.2009) © Alex MelomaneChris Eckman & The Frictions

Chris Eckman & The Frictions – Vienna (Porgy & Bess)(Blue Bird Festival)(21.11.2009) © Alex MelomaneHowe Gelb

Howe Gelb – Vienna (Porgy & Bess)(Blue Bird Festival)(21.11.2009) © Alex MelomaneSetlist (Emily Jane White):
A Shot rang out
Frozen Heart
Never dead
The Waltz
Stairs
Wild Tigers
Bessie Smith
California
Victorian America
Dark Undercoat

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Setlist (Lonely Drifter Karen):
Passengers of the Night
The Angels sigh
The Carousel is turning
Salvation
Julie was an Angel
Carousel Horses
The Owl moans low
Giselle
This World is crazy
Climb
Grass is singing
True Desire

Setlist (Chris Eckman & The Frictions):
Healing Waters of the Flood
Grand Theft Auto (Walkabouts)
Ransom
Crime Story (Walkabouts)
Stranger
Cut and Run
False Alarm
The Stopping-Off Place (Walkabouts)
Road
The Killing of a Chinese Bookie
Ghost Rider (Suicide Cover)

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22/11/2008:
WOVEN HAND – Kortrijk (Stadsschouwburg)

As we arrived in Kortrijk we were very curioius about the fact, that Woven Hand will play the so called „Next Festival“. We hit the city approximately at 6 o’clock and then we were looking for the location called Stadsschouwburg, which is a beautiful building. In a café beside we drank some beers and by reading some flyers there we finally recognised, that the “Next Festival” is an international arts festival which was running from 21st November until 13th December 2008.

As we entered the building at 9 o’clock we were heading to the hall, which is a modern and beautiful theatre with seats. So we found us in the first row in front of David and we were impatiently waiting for our very first “Ten Stones” live experience.

The light went out at 10 o’clock and David (with his bandana again) entered with Ordy the stage to open the show with the Bob Dylan cover “As I went out one Morning” which featured some vocal improvisations. Then the first song of the new record was played – a powerful “Kicking Bird” hit me with full force – Ordy’s heavy drumming, the drowning in the background and Pascal’s bass playing kicked ass. And David rocked like always and shaked his head and feet wildly! After that it was obvious that this place is perfect – the sound was crystal clear and the seats very comfortable. Unfortunately the stage was a little bit far away and the light was very dark, so you have to need some flashlight to take good pictures. “The Beautiful Axe” followed – a new song, which was already played at the last tour in summer. Very powerful, impressive and intense again! After that, David said “Thank you”, made some vocal improvisations before Ordy played the first notes of “The Speaking Hands”. As you all already know, this is live still a real killer and rocks like a beast. And not only me was headbanging – a lot of others banged and so some people might thought, that this is a Heavy Metal concert. “Just like the lightening from out of the sky, all men will see Him, and all men will cry” was the vocal improvisations in the song, before the last two minutes with full power filled the theatre. What a performance, I was thinking after this song. Then a very big surprise came next: Another vocal improvisations lead into “Splinters” from the fantastic 16 Horsepower album “Secret South”. When they played this one, pictures from the amazing black and white video came into my mind. This one gave me the creeps again. Then David showed us some vocal improvisations and Ordy played his typically intro for “Tin Finger” which David followed by knocking rhythmically on his guitar. Also known as a wild live song it was very heavy performed and so it was time for more headbanging. David played with full force and so it was no surprise that one string broke during his performance. The roadie came to fetch his guitar and David grabbed the microphone with both hands and shouted “The love of Him is law” into the hall. The crowd went nuts and cheered loudly after this wonderful song. The amazing “Whistling Girl” followed and during this song Peter was putting a new string on David’s guitar and also played some riffs on it. Suddenly the sound engineer came to me and said: “Please don’t use flashlight when you take pictures”. “Oh, okay, I answered” and he patted on my shoulder and headed back to his mixing console. “Thanks for coming on such a nasty evening” (the weather was really not fine – it was cold and still snowing outside), David said while fetching his guitar. “That’s a new string, that’s gonna be trouble”, David joked while tuning his guitar. Then a loud twang sounded and David said “See what I mean”. The crowd laughed and “Dirty Blue” followed. With “Cohawkin Road” another new song was on the setlist. Especially the line “Yet in the mirror of the knife, I see only me” gives me the creeps at any time I hear it. The next surprise followed with some lines of “Consecration” in which David showed us again, that his voice is getting better and better. Peter lead then into the amazing “Horsetail”. When David sang “by the wave of the horsetail” he moved his left arm like a swinging horsetail. And by singing “there is number to your hours” twice he raised his left arm again and looked first on his watch and then to the crowd. And when David sang “You cannot reach Him, no not from your tallest spire” at the end of the song, he laid back and made circles with his right hand above his head by repeating the word “spire” over and over again. The live performance of “Kingdom of Ice” was not really new to us, because we heard this one also at the last summer tour. But the vocal improvisations before the begin was amazing again in which David hid some parts of his face with his right hand. After that, some other vocal improvisations and drownings lead into my personal favorite of “Ten Stones”. David turned to Ordy and then they started “Not one Stone”. Very powerful and Ordy’s unbelievable drumming gave me the creeps over and over again. Drowning, vocal improvisations and atmospheric sounding was the begin of the 16 Horsepower song “Horse Head Fiddle”, in which Peter, Pascal, Ordy and David created an unique atmosphere. With the next song the regular set was finished: After more vocal improvisations Ordy opened in his typical style the wonderful “Winter Shaker”. After the line “it is the storm that brought me in” the band created a real thunderstorm sound on their instruments. “Thank you very much” from David, some waves from Pascal, Peter and Ordy and so the band left the stage. During the encore break some Indian chants were played from a tape. After returning on the stage “Deerskin Doll” was next. Especially the last two minutes were amazing heavy played. And as David stood up to fetch his bandoneon the crowd cheered loudly. And with the first notes of “American Wheeze” everybody was shouting and crying. The atmosphere was just unbelievable during this song. A “Thank you very much” followed again and it seemed, that the show was over. But the crowd continued to cheer and applaud. I was seeing Ordy watching behind the curtain beside the stage and then Woven Hand returned once more. David was joking with Ordy and made some grimaces: He held his hands under his eyes and winked with his fingers to Ordy. Then the roadie plugged David’s guitar and the band gave us an intense and heavy finish with “Your Russia”. Everybody went nuts during this song and also Pascal was completely in the music and suddenly he was kneeling next to David for a few seconds. “Just like the lightening from out of the sky, all men will see Him, and all men will cry” was sang during a break again and then the band rocked with full force until the end. “Thank you VERY much, VERY much” were the last words from David before the band disappeared finally.

After the concert we were waiting outside the theatre and so I met Bert from Belgium again. The last time we saw each other was in Bonn at the Harmonie in October 2005. Approximately 30 minutes later we entered the hall again to meet the band. David was signing some covers and talked to some fans, while we said “Hello” to Peter, Ordy and Pascal and thanked for this wonderful show. We left by saying “See you tomorrow in Paris again”.

This concert was simply amazing. The sound crystal clear, the band in an excellent mood and the crowd was really awesome! So it was really perfect! And if you have got the chance to see a concert in this beautiful theatre – please do it! Especially the acoustic is outstanding.

The Setlist:
As I went out one Morning (Bob Dylan Cover)
Kicking Bird
The Beautiful Axe
The Speaking Hands
Splinters
Tin Finger
Whistling Girl
Dirty Blue
Cohawkin Road
Consecration
Horsetail
Kingdom of Ice
Not one Stone
Horse Head Fiddle
Winter Shaker
Deerskin Doll
American Wheeze
Your Russia

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22/11/2009:
WOVEN HAND – Salzburg (ARGE)

Just after the soundcheck I did an interview with David Eugene Edwards for the Austrian independent radio station B138. You can stream/download it for free here!

The Setlist:
White Bird
Kicking Bird
Deerskin Doll
The Beautiful Axe
Tin Finger
Your Russia
Kingdom of Ice
The Speaking Hands
Whistling Girl/As I went out one Morning (Bob Dylan Cover)
Winter Shaker
Heart and Soul (Joy Division Cover)

Read a nice review here (Achtung – it’s in German)!

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23/11/2008:
WOVEN HAND – Paris (La Maroquinerie)

So after the Kortrijk show our next concert was in Paris at the location called “La Maroquinerie” which is in the Rue Boyer. When we arrived it was great to meet Tony and Magali again. Although it was the first time to say “Hello” to Marie and Philippe – I only knew them via the internet so far. We had some time and so we went into the restaurant of the club. A very nice place and it was obvious that you get real excellent food here. The band was also there and they were enjoying their meal – there was a special “Woven Hand Menu” on the black board which featured the following: “Cabecou tori au miel et sa petite salade” and some “Pavé de rumsteack Poelé” and finally “Crème de Champignons epinard et pennes” – all French speakers will now get very hungry, I guess!

As we knew that it’s necessary to be one of the first to queue to get a place directly in front of the stage, we didn’t stay too long in the restaurant and began to wait outside until the doors opened. As we were waiting for the entrance the queue was getting longer and longer – no real surprise, because the concert was already sold out a few days before! Then suddenly the road manager came to me and told me the following “Please no flashlights tonight”. So he remembered me when I took pictures in Kortrijk the day before. “Yes, Sir!”, I answered. When the doors opened we were going down a stair and then on the right side there was another room which is the hall for the concerts. It’s a typical Punk-Rock location – very intimate and not really high. Also the stage is not really a big one. So we found us in the first row again, this time I was standing on the right side – in front of Peter. More and more people found their way into the hall and then the support band The Cave Singers began. A three piece from the USA played a wonderful set of eight songs (“Ramble”, “Seeds of Night”, “Helen”, In a House”, “New Drum”, “I don’t mind”, “Oh Child” and “Dancing on our Graves” – as stated on the setlist which I get after the show). Unfortunately I couldn’t buy their CD after the concert because they were sold out! So in the meantime I got my copy (thanks to Tony!) which is called “Invitation Songs”. A great album which is worth to check it out!

Well, after The Cave Singers grab their things together the club was full crowded. The air was not really good anymore and I thought to myself, that this is gonna be a very hot and exhausting night. Then the lights went out again and Woven Hand entered the small stage of La Maroquinerie. A nice drowning opens “Kicking Bird” again and like the show before in Kortrijk it kicked ass. Also it was obvious that the light was very dark again. So if you were not at least in the first rows you had no chance to take good pictures without flashlight. Luckily I had an excellent position to take at least some good shots. This night, Woven Hand sounded more heavy – so the location was perfect again. After the first song of the show the crowd cheered and applauded loudly and Ordy, who was not sitting directly behind David as usual, said to the crowd: “No flash”, because some people in the back took pictures by using the flashlight. “The Beautiful Axe” followed in which David shook his feet wildly again. And during this song the light was sometimes like it has to be – more brighter, so you could really see the faces of the band. But this was only for a few seconds and then it was dark and blue again. So you had to be very concentrated on the light changing, when you wanted to take good pictures. “Merci beaucoup” from David lead into some vocal improvisations (“She is turning into gold”) before “The Speaking Hands” rocked the hall intensively. During this one David repeated his vocal improvisations again after the first break. More vocal improvisations which some lines from “Slota Prow” provided an atmospheric feelings before the crowd cheered loudly again when David played the first riffs of “Splinters”. This night it was more heavy than the day before. Especially when David started at the end of the song with “Who is it now that loves you” the song exploded in some way. Then they rocked the La Maroquinerie again with an awesome heavy and loud version of “Tin Finger”. After “Here on this road, there are other who move so slow” the band created a musical thunderstorm – just unbelievable! David rocked with full force on his stool and shook his head and feet. Then David fetched his Banjola for a wonderful “Whistling Girl”. “Just like the lightening from out of the sky, all men will see Him and all men will cry” was the next vocal improvisation before the light turned into a dark blue for an amazing “Dirty Blue”. Then David sang more improvisations including the wonderful “Consecration”. By the way: If you don’t know this song then please check the 2-CD-Set “Awake, My Soul – Help Me To Sing” (it’s a soundtrack from a documentary about the Sacred Harp) – there you can find the studio version of this gem. So back to the show in Paris again: After that, “Cohawkin Road” filled La Maroquinerie in an atmospheric and beautiful way. During the song the road manager came to us (there were some photographers beside me) and told us that we have to stop taking pictures. Although nobody used flashlights we all stopped and packed our cameras. “Horsetail” was next – like the day before in Kortrijk, David supplied his lyrics with some gestures again. “Kingdom of Ice” followed, in which Peter created wonderful sound atmospheres on his guitar and Pascal joined with some great heavy riffs. “Merci”, David said after that before Ordy counted loudly “Three, Four” for “Not one Stone”. Wonderful again and once more a reminder for anybody, that Ordy Garrison is an unbelievable drummer. Especially at the end of the song when David sang “Behold the lamb, given for us”, he played with full power. “Merci, merci beaucoup” from David before some drownings, more vocal improvisations (some lines from “Swedish Purse”) and other sound collages created a new “Horse Head Fiddle”. After that, the crowd was absolutely quiet for a few seconds. It seems that they were completely caught by this amazing version. A heavy “Winter Shaker” gave us the creeps again and finished the first set. “Merci beaucoup, thank you very much” from David before Woven Hand left the stage and some Indian chants from the tape supplied the encore break. The crowd cheered, yelled and applauded loudly until David and Ordy came back for the Bob Dylan cover “As I went out one Morning”. Beautiful again and when David get his hands on the bandoneon, the crowd applauded and cheered loudly. Nearly everybody knew that another 16 Horsepower classic will follow, and with the first notes of the fantastic “American Wheeze” the people went nuts. Before the second verse, David cried loudly and the atmosphere was completely electrified. With the line “And if I die by your hand, I’ve gotta home in glory land”, which a lot of people sang with David, another musical thunderstorm was perfect and nearly everybody was shaking and headbanging in some way. Some drownings and vocal improvisations lead into the last song of the show: An unbelievable powerful “Your Russia” gave us the creeps again and like yesterday in Kortrijk Pascal was kneeling again for some seconds beside David for a few seconds. It was obvious that he was enjoying every minute to play in his native country. “Raise your hand, she is turning into gold” sang David as some improvisations after the first break before they rocked with full force again to create an unbelievable finish of “Your Russia”. “Thank you very much, thank you very much” were the last words from David before the band disappeared from the stage.

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We were completely impressed by this amazing and heavy performance. As I was wet from the sweat I changed my shirt and then we went back to the restaurant to get some beers and food. Before leaving we said “Hello” to Ordy and Peter. So the next stop for us and the band was Salzburg in Austria. As they had a day off before I was really curious, if this will change something in the performance, because Paris was the sixth show in a row. So I did think that they were happy to have a free day and save some strength for the Austrian shows in Salzburg and Vienna.

Woven Hand - Paris (La Maroquinerie)(23.11.2008) - Ticket © Alex Melomane

Some more pictures by Robert Gil are here!

WOVEN HAND – The Speaking Hands
(poor sound, but you can see me headbanging!)


The Setlist:
Kicking Bird
The Beautiful Axe
The Speaking Hands
Slota Prow
Splinters
Tin Finger
Whistling Girl
Dirty Blue
Consecration
Cohawkin Road
Horsetail
Kingdom of Ice
Not one Stone
Horse Head Fiddle
Winter Shaker
As I went out one Morning (Bob Dylan Cover)
American Wheeze
Your Russia

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25/11/2008:
WOVEN HAND – Salzburg (Rockhouse)

After our return from Paris on the 24th November we had some time to rest before we were driving to Salzburg for the next “Ten Stones” live experience. This time a different support act was opening for Woven Hand: Birch Book, a project from a musician named Bobin Eirth (you can call him B’eirth or B’ee), who is also the front man of his other band In Gowan Ring. David is a big fan of this group for years, I guess, and so I was very curious about to see this man live on stage for the first time. But to be honest: My first thoughts were, that this could be a little bit boring, because his music is a very light and gentle form of Folk. So I really didn’t expected too much.

By fetching my card for the show I asked how many tickets were sold in advance. The answer was a little bit surprising for me, because 120 are not that much in my opinion. Anyway – I thought, that a lot of people will buy their tickets just before the show, and this was the case, because the hall called “Rockhouse” was nearly full before Woven Hand started. I must admit that this concert was really special for me, because it was the first time that I attended a rock show with one of my nephews, who has begun to study in Salzburg. And I was very curious about his comments after the concert.

Before the show we sat in the “Rockhouse Bar” and drank some beers. There I met Ulli from Nuremberg again. Then one of us went into the hall to see Birch Book, which was at that night a three piece: B’eirth sang and played guitar and harmonica, one guitar player and one on the Bodhrán. So the rest of us finished our beers and followed to see this band.

Birch Book - Salzburg (Rockhouse) (25.11.2008) Setlist © Alex MelomaneWhat can I say? It was simply magic! This voice is an unbelievable beauty and this sweet and soft arrangements were amazing! Especially the last song of the setlist caught me completely. After Birch Book finished their set, I asked the guitar player about the name of this tune. So he gave me his setlist and said to me: “The Trip goes on”. Then I rushed to the merchandising and bought me one CD with this beauty on it and a shirt. Now I became a fan of Birch Book!

An announcement was hanging next to the hall entry saying, that taking picture is only allowed during the first three songs. And without flashlights again, of course. So I headed to the front row again just in front of David. The lights went out and Woven Hand entered the stage of the “Rockhouse” in Salzburg. “Kicking Bird” improved what I thought about this concert: The day off before was very good for the band and so they sounded wonderful fresh and heavy! And it was obvious that they enjoyed their playing from the beginning until the end. As I was only taken pictures during the first three songs, I am not exactly sure about the setlist anymore. But for 98 % I would say, that it was the same as in Kortrijk. And the performance was also on an unbelievable level: Hard, heavy and fresh too! In my opinion it was a little bit better than in Kortrijk, because of the more rocking sounding. David was completely in the music and shaked his body especially during the louder songs (“Kicking Bird”, “The Speaking Hands” and “Tin Finger”). When they played an awesome hard version of “Winter Shaker”, one string broke on David’s guitar. Another proof for his wild and heavy performance on this night. And if I’m not completely wrong, the encore was “As I went out one Morning”, “Deerskin Doll”, “American Wheeze” and “Your Russia”. I’m not quite sure about “Deerskin Doll”, but I do think they played it.

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As I said before, this show was really awesome and one of the best Woven Hand experience, I’ve seen so far. Heavy, rocking and very fresh sounding – so it was perfect for my nephew to get full into Woven Hand. After the concert he only said one word with shining eyes: “Amazing!”. Woven Hand headed for the next show directly to Prague and we had one day off before we were going to see them again in Vienna at the WUK.

Woven Hand - Salzburg (Rockhouse) (25.11.2008) Ticket © Alex Melomane

Woven Hand – Salzburg (Rockhouse) (25.11.2008) Ticket © Alex Melomane

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26/11/2010:
WOVEN HAND – Rome (Init)

On this day it was my very first Rome experience. Unfortunately we had not enough time to do a real sightseeing tour but nevertheless I was bewitched by this wonderful city. Especially the Colosseum left me speechless.

After that we went to the location called Init, where Woven Hand played. Just before the show we ate something at a very nice trattoria just around the corner. While we were waiting for our meals the band passed our table. Ordy tapped me on the shoulder and David said: „Hey fellas“ 😉

The Seven Seas Duet feat. Loukas Metaxas from Greece did the support that night. And they also played with Woven Hand together after that. Loukas Metaxas appears also on the Woven Hand release „Live at Roepaen“ – he did some percussion work on some songs.




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26/11/2012:
CALEXICO – Linz (Posthof – Big Hall)
Support by Blind Pilot

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27/11/2008:
WOVEN HAND – Vienna (WUK)

It was the first time that I attended a concert in the Vienna location named „WUK“. Woven Hand never played there before, but 16 Horsepower – they had their second appearance in Austrian here back in the year 2000 (17th March). Unfortunately I was not able to catch this show – a big mistake as I know now.

When the doors opened I was able to get the best place – but what did I see? A barrier was installed in front of the stage like they do this at big open air festivals or other big halls. “What the hell?”, I thought to myself, because the WUK is a small venue for approximately 500 people, I guess. And it’s Woven Hand, not Metallica or any other big name. Anyway – the positive thing about the barrier was, that I could hang up my bag and pullover.

This time I wanted to see the whole Birch Book show – and it was amazing again. This time B’ee played barefoot. The setlist was almost the same as in Salzburg, two days before, but nevertheless very impressive. The songs were: “Backwards”, “Zephyr through Willows”, “Diaspora”, “Empty Corner of the Page”, “How the Hours”, “Along Straggling”, “Mornings Waking”, “Young Souls”, “Wisps of the Wind” and finally once more “The Trip goes on”. And it was magical again – this voice and the arrangements – well, just beautiful! Apart from a very noisy and sometimes rude crowd, the show was brilliant. And I had my doubts if the people will be more quiet when Woven Hand will play.

“Kicking Bird” opened the show with full force. A perfect “The Beautiful Axe” was next before Ordy began with the intro of “The Speaking Hands” which David supplied with some vocal improvisations “Just like the lightening, from out of the sky, all men will see Him. And all men will cry”. Then the well known riffs followed and an amazing version gave me the creeps again. When David played the intro of “Splinters” the loud crowd became more noisy which was extremely annoying.

Some lines from “Slota Prow” lead into a heavy and loud version of the live killer “Tin Finger”. Especially during this performance I really loved the heavier and louder songs, because this was the only way not to hear the speaking audience. And especially Ordy showed the crowd, how powerful a drummer is able to play. So he and David fought a beautiful duel.

After that, suddenly Pascal, Ordy and Peter left the stage while David fetched his banjola for his solo performance of “Whistling Girl”. It was really amazing to hear this version again and David finished it with a smart “Thank you”.

“Cohawkin Road” followed but I really couldn’t enjoy this song, because of the stupid audience again. People were still talking during the songs – I never have seen such a rude and disrespect behaviour in front of a wonderful band like Woven Hand. After the song I shook my head unbelievingly again. “Horsetail” was next in which David gave us some gestures and vocal improvisations (“He is looking for gold”) again. Then something happened which changed the mood completely: After David was fetching his Banjola the hall lights went suddenly on! First, he didn’t care about and played the intro of “Kingdom of Ice” but as the lights were still on he stopped. Someone shouted “Amazing light show” and then the lights went out again and David began again to play on his banjola. During this song he pawed with his right feet on the stage while singing the line “In fierceness and rage, he paws at the ground” and then he sang “Lay hand to mouth, spoken twice and shut your mouth!” – after that David kicked his microphone (some little sound problems, I guess) with his right fist and sang “Shut your”. Shortly after that he looked on his ring (the one with a green stone) and checked if it’s broken. But it seemed that nothing serious happened. The light went darker and “Horse Head Fiddle” with some lines from “Swedish Purse” created an unique atmosphere again. This time Pascal was knocking with his bottleneck on the body of his bass guitar.

A short conversation between the musicians followed: Pascal said something to David and then to Ordy. After that “Not one Stone” was played. And “Winter Shaker” finished the regular set in an intense and heavy way. “Thank you very much, God bless you all” David said before they left the stage for the encore break which was again supplied with Indian chants. After returning “We wanna say thank you very much for coming to see us playing tonight and thanks to Birch Book – they were fantastic. I like to thank my Mum. It’s Thanksgiving Day, you know?”, David told us. Some vocal improvisations (“The destiny is manifest” ) lead into the Bob Dylan cover “As I went out one Morning”, which he played with Ordy again.

A wild and heavy “American Wheeze” finished the show in an amazing way.

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After some good bye waves something happened, that I have never seen before: One idiot threw a boot (!) on the stage and almost hit David! I do think that David didn’t recognised it first really, because he turned the back to us. Then he saw the shoe and threw it softly back into the first row of the audience.

Well, I was really disappointed about this rude and disrespectful people who were “attending” the show. I still can’t understand why some visitors have to speak during a concert? And this mostly the whole time! Apart from that, the concert was really excellent as you can see it on some videos. The setlist was short (no “Dirty Blue”, “Deerskin Doll” and “Your Russia”) but really fine. Anyway – I was really ashamed for my countrymen – so I have to attend another show of this tour. And so I bought my ticket for Bern (Switzerland), the 7th December 2008.
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28/11/2012:
CALEXICO – Salzburg (Republic)
Support by Blind Pilot

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Watch nine clips of the show („Dead Moon“, „Para“, „Two Silver Trees“, „Sinner in the Sea“, „All Systems Red“, „Alone again or“, „Look at Miss Ohio“, „For your Love“ and „Spokes“) here!

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29/11/2007:
WOVEN HAND – Paris (Divan Du Monde)

As we arrived at the Divan Du Monde I was really surprised, because there where a very long queue in front of the location. Remember – the last concert at this place was a little desaster: David left the stage because of the huge sound problems. I was told that this was the only time that David abort a show and left the stage. By queuing I met Cédric and Magali – it was great to meet fans in real life finally.

After passing the entrance we took some beers (thanks Magali for the first one!) and wait that the show began. Before the support act The Good Life began, a screen hid the stage on which some videoclips were shown. In the meantime the location get crowded and finally The Good Life started to play.

After the support the screen was rolled out again and some music videoclips were shown. In one of them Woven Hand was featured – it was from the last show at the Divan Du Monde. Then the light went out and Woven Hand started the show. It was obviously that the sound problems of the last show should not happen again: David was really very concentrated and checked with some improvisations if everything is alright and that there are no feedbacks or other noisy and disturbing things. After the Intro of “Snake Bite” they began the evening with “My Russia”. After that an explosive “Tin Finger” was followed (David stood up for a few seconds!) and when David get the bandoneon for “Harm’s Way” people began to cheer and so the very first highlight was played. With “Aeolian Harp (Under the World)” a quieter song was on the setlist before Ordy rocked his drums with the fantastic “The Speaking Hands”. The beauty “Whistling Girl” was next and then “White Bird” (some vocal improvisations, like “Horse Head Fiddle” and “To make a Ring” from David before starting the song) captivated the crowd. “Slota Prow”, also with some various improvisations enriched, was more or less the intro to the amazing “Your Russia”. At the end Peter and Pascal put away their instruments BUT David and Ordy played on – so after a few seconds Peter and Pascal looked at each other, fetched their instruments quickly and an outstanding end of “My Russia” was born. This was the finish of the first part. After that they came back for an perfect encore-set: The powerful “Winter Shaker” rocked the Divan Du Monde and then David fetched the bandoneon again: With the first notes of “American Wheeze” the crowd went crazy! After “Deerskin Doll” and “Dirty Blue” (some people sang some lyrics) the show ended.

Between the songs David did always a little improvisation and sang some new and well known lines – like “To make a Ring”, for example. The sound was not that loud which was really okay, because the people were amazing quiet during the songs and you could hear ANY word, that David sang. The audience was really PERFECT. No speaking or

This was the kick-off of a personal small tour with Woven Hand. Me and my friends planned to see David Eugene Edwards first in Paris at the Divan Du Monde on the 29th November. The next day we attended the wonderful show in Sotteville-les-Rouen and the last show of our tour took also place in France – this time in Amiens. In Paris I saw David the first time after the break-up of 16 Horsepower with the bandoneon again. So the classic songs „Harm’s Way“ and „American Wheeze“ were in the setlist of Woven Hand. And it was obvious that the people loved to hear those gems again! Warren Ellis from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Dirty Three and Grinderman was also at the show – you can see him at the end of the video („The Speaking Hands“) talking with DEE 😉

Some pictures taken by Robert Gil are here!

The Setlist:

Snake Bite
My Russia
Tin Finger
Harm’s Way
Aeolian Harp (Under the World)
The Speaking Hands with some Improvisations
Whistling Girl
Improvisations (Horse Head Fiddle/To make a Ring)
White Bird
Slota Prow with some Improvisations
Your Russia
Winter Shaker
American Wheeze
Deerskin Doll
Dirty Blue

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WOVEN HAND: „White Bird“

WOVEN HAND: „The Speaking Hands“


WOVEN HAND: „Whistling Girl“


WOVEN HAND: „Winter Shaker“

Woven Hand - Paris (Divan Du Monde)(29.11.2007) © Alex Melomane

WOVEN HAND: „Your Russia“
(one of the best „extended live versions“ – just check out the second video and you will see!)


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30/11/2014:
RIVAL SONS – Vienna (Arena – Big Hall)
Support: Jameson

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30/11/2007:
WOVEN HAND – Sotteville-les-Rouen (Trianon)

On this day I saw one of the best Woven Hand performances – this time David Eugene Edwards, Pascal Humbert, Peter van Laerhoven and Ordy Garrison played in the village of Sotteville-les-Rouen at the Trianon in France. David was completely into the music that night and when you are looking at the pictures below I’m quite sure that you understand what I mean – you can see an feel the intensity! Enjoy 😉

This one confirmed my opinion of concerts which take place in very small cities or villages: Most of them are one of the best – and also this INCREDIBLE show at the Trianon!

After a two hour car drive we arrived Sotteville-lès Rouen. Therefore it was a Ultima Vez festival, Woven Hand began their show at 10 p.m. We checked our positions in front of David and then 90 minutes of UNBELIEVABLE INTENSITY started:

“Snake Bite” from the tape was the intro before “My Russia” was played. And then the evening started in an incredible HEAVY and HARD direction. It seems that David loosed sometimes his control and rocked like an animal. During “Tin Finger” David leaned back on his stool and spitted in the air and simply went mad. “Harm’s Way” rocked like a beast and with “Aeolian Harp (Under the World)” David gave himself a little time to get calmer for a moment at least. This time the intro was longer played and it reminded me on the Nick Cave classic “Stranger than Kindness”. “The Speaking Hands” were AWESOME as always (still one of my favourite live songs!) and after that, David played “a new song”: He made another vocal improvisation and sang some lines of “Consecration”! What a beautiful moment! Then the wonderful “Whistling Girl” followed. “White Bird” with a lot of improvisations was simply OUTSTANDING and before starting the next tune David turned to Ordy and said in a deep and dark voice: “Slota Prow” – and Ordy get the order and counted in: “One, Two, Three, Four!” Also full with different improvisations (some lines of “To make a Ring” at the beginning) the POWERFUL “Your Russia” followed and left the audience sweating and clapping for more. Then David returned alone for “Swedish Purse/Phyllis Ann”. Then with “Winter Shaker” Woven Hand gave the audience exactly what they want: AN OVERDOSE OF HEAVY AND ROCKIN’ WOVEN HAND – it was incredible! David thanked Wim and Ultima Vez for the inviting and then the next highlight came with “American Wheeze” – the crowd went simply crazy and sing along some lines like “And if I die, by your hand, I’ve gotta home in glory land!”. Just typing this I’m remembering the situation and it just send shivers down my spine. “Deerskin Döll” (as stated on the setlist) and “Dirty Blue” not finished only the show – these two songs improved, why Woven Hand are one of the best live bands. Pascal forget himself like David for a few seconds and kneed down while playing – now everybody in the location recognised that some magic happened at the “Trianon”.

The Setlist:

Snake Bite
My Russia
Horse Head Fiddle/Tin Finger
Harm’s Way
Aeolian Harp (Under the World)
The Speaking Hands
Improvisations (Consecration)
Whistling Girl
Improvisations
White Bird
Slota Prow/Down in yon Forest
To make a Ring/Your Russia
Swedish Purse/Phyllis Ann
Winter Shaker
American Wheeze
Deerskin Doll
Dirty Blue

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I was told that Bertrand Cantat (Noir Désir) also attended the show. The French musician did some recordings with 16 Horsepower – the Gun Club cover „Fire Spirit“ and „The Partisan“ which were released as a single and on the so called „Nouvelle Version“ of „Low Estate„.

Woven Hand – Sotteville-les-Rouen (Trianon)(30.11.2007) Setlist © Alex MelomaneWoven Hand – Sotteville-les-Rouen (Trianon)(30.11.2007) Ticket © Alex Melomane

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Concerts (September)

04/09/1994:
WOLFSTONE – Hallein (Folk Festival)

In Hallein, a small town near to Salzburg, was the so called „Folk Festival“. Headliner was Wolfstone from Scotland. An amazing Folk-Rock-Band! Here’s the song „Ballavanich“ from their masterpiece album „Year Of The Dog“ (1994).

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05/09/2002:
16 HORSEPOWER – Vienna (Flex)

On this day I had my very first David Eugene Edwards live experience: He played with 16 Horsepower in Vienna at the club called Flex. Unfortunately me and my friends were not that close to the stage, but as we stand directly near the soundboard – so the sound was perfect! Amazing performance of the band feat. Pascal Humbert, Jean-Yves Tola, Daniel McMahon and John Rumley. And more DEE live shows should follow over the years 😉 The support act was Convay Savage from The Bad Seeds – he played solo (vocals, keyboards). You can see some footage of that tour on the official DVD release „16 HP„. This was the tour to promote the wonderful album „Folklore“ in Europe.

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10/09/2014:
SIVERT HÖYEM – Munich (Ampere)

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14/09/2014:
THE DELTA SAINTS – Kufstein (Kulturfabrik – Bar)

Delta Saints - Kufstein (Kulturfabrik)(14.09.2014) Ticket © Alex Melomane

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16/09/1993:
SISTER DOUBLE HAPPINESS – Salzburg (ARGE)

Sister Double Happiness with the fantastic singer Gary Floyd performed in Salzburg at the ARGE. It was part of the „Horsey Water“ tour through Europe. Unfortunately there are almost no videos or pictures around, but this one will give you a taste – „Sweet Talker“ live from 1994 – enjoy!

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24/09/2000:
THE SMASHING PUMPKINS – Munich (Olympiahalle)

Nice show, but I didn’t become a huge fan of this band. And the album which was released at that time called „Machina – The Machines of God“ was not really my cup of tea at all 😉

The Smashing Pumpkins – Munich (Olympiahalle)(24.09.2000) Ticket © Alex Melomane

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25/09/2014:
CRUCIFIED BARBARA – Kufstein (Kulturfabrik)
Support: Junkstars and Supercharged

Crucified Barbara - Kufstein (Kulturfabrik)/25.09.2014) Setlist © Alex Melomane  Crucified Barbara - Kufstein (Kulturfabrik)/25.09.2014) Ticket © Alex Melomane

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25/09/2006:
PEARL JAM – Vienna (Stadthalle)
Support by Tarantula AD

Pearl Jam played on that day in Vienna (Stadthalle). The performance was awesome as always and it proved again that this band is one of the best live acts! „Pearl Jam“ was the current album that time.

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The Setlist:

Life wasted
Corduroy
Rearviewmirror
World Wide Suicide
Comatose
Elderly Woman behind the Counter in a small Town
Severed Hand
Sad
God’s Dice
Daughter
Jeremy
I got ID
Parachutes
Wishlist
State of Love and Trust
Why go
Go
Last Kiss
Inside Job
Off he goes
Black
Do the Evolution
Even flow
Spin the Black Circle
Once
Alive
Fuckin’ up (Neil Young Cover)
Yellow Ledbetter/Little Wing (Jimi Hendrix Cover)

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27/09/2005:
KAIZERS ORCHESTRA – Salzburg (Rockhouse)
Support by Geoff Berner

Kaizers Orchestra from Norway played that day in Salzburg at the Rockhouse. If you like Tom Waits this band is a MUST! You won’t trust your ears and eyes when you see this group live performing! They are really out of this world! So if you have the possibility to attend a show of Kaizers Orchestra – GO!

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27/09/2012:
WOVENHAND – Paris (Le Trabendo)
Support by Narco Terror

Wovenhand played at Le Trabendo in Paris! It was the second time I saw this awesome band with the new Line-Up which featured beside mastermind David Eugene Edwards and Ordy Garrison Mr. Edward French on guitar and Greg Garcia Jr. on bass. With the brandnew album „The Laughing Stalk“ it was obvious that a new and HEAVY chapter in the history of Wovenhand has begun. HOKA!

The Setlist:
Glistening Black
Closer
Maize
In the Temple
Long Horn
Sinking Hands
Kingdom of Ice
The Speaking Hands
A Holy Measure
His Rest
King O King
Kicking Bird
As Wool

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Some awesome shots of this show are here!

WOVENHAND – Sinking Hands:

WOVEN HAND – The Speaking Hands:

WOVENHAND – His Rest:

WOVENHAND – Kicking Bird:

WOVENHAND – As Wool:

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28/09/2008:
STEVE WYNN & THE DRAGON BRIDGE ORCHESTRA – Vienna (Chelsea)

The “Chelsea” is a typically punk rock club, which is located under the Vienna tube line U6. So, if it’s silent enough, you can hear the wagons when they are gliding over your heads. In the club there are two rooms – one for the barflies, who can also watch football on the big screens and the second one for the concerts. Very small and intimate – so is also the stage! It was obvious, that “Steve Wynn & The Dragon Brigde Orchestra feat. Chris Eckman” (like it was written on the tickets) have to watch their steps. But finally, all five musicians found their place.

Before Steve Wynn started the concert, Chris Eckman from the amazing Walkabouts opened the show with a wonderful acoustic set, which featured songs from his brandnew album “The Last Side Of The Mountain”. And this one is completely dedicated to the work of the Slovenian poet Dane Zajc. Chris Eckman wrote English language songs of Zajc’s poems. And this turned out really brilliant! I was really speechless, when he played his new songs “Down down”, “Hours”, “Stranger”, “Ransom” and “Eyes”. The last track of his set was “Healing Waters of the Flood”, which is on his solo album “The Black Field” from 2004. Apart from an idiot, who was yelling “Passion, man!” after the song “Eyes”, I do think everybody enjoyed the performance. A loud “Shut up!” followed shortly after this stupid call and someone excused this person with “This is his only sentence in English!”. So Chris answered politely with a grin: “So maybe he has to learn another one.” After this wonderful show it was clear, that I have to buy Chris Eckman’s new album “The Last Side Of The Mountain” at the merchandising stand.

The Setlist:
Down down
Hours
Stranger
Ransom
Eyes
Healing Waters of the Flood

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Then, after approximately 15 minutes, Steve Wynn and his band entered the stage. He welcomed us friendly and in an obvious very good mood: “Good to see you all! Thank you for coming out at the election night. Another election nights in the states, you know, I stay at home and get drunk or something like that.” “We need some comfort!”, was the answer and Steve laughed and said: “Okay, we do our best!” And of course they did!

The beautiful “Slovenian Rhapsody I” opened the show (Steve on guitar and vocals and Rodrigo D’Erasmo on violin), which featured almost all songs of the current release “Crossing Dragon Bridge”, recorded in Slovenia and produced by Chris Eckman. Then drummer Linda Pitmon lead into the next song “Bring the Magic” and also the rest of the band joined: Eric van Loo on the bass, Chris Cacavas on keyboards and Chris Eckman on the second guitar. Although it was at least the second concert for this new band constellation, the sound was really amazing and you can feel and see, that they were in an excellent mood. Also the audience (approximately between 70 and 80 people found finally the way into the room) was perfect for this night. “Manhattan Fault Line” came next. Also a new song which Steve played already, when he toured Europe in February 2008. “God doesn’t like it” followed, in which the band started to rock a little bit more. Before starting with an old one (from Steve’s first solo release “Kerosene Man” 1990) he joked:

“Man, it’s all the Gospel songs today, I don’t know what’s up! The Dragon Bridge Gospel Choir today”. Then the surprise “Here on Earth as well” with the wonderful violin sound gave me the creeps. Another classic ensured, that this feeling continued – “Tears won’t help” also from Steve’s solo debut. A short band introduction followed, before the beautiful “The Deep End” filled the room. With “This one’s for Gene Hackman” Steve introduced the new “I don’t deserve this” – without any doubt another highlight of the show. Then he changed the guitar and some acoustic songs followed. “This is another song of the ‘Crossing Dragon Bridge’. On the record it’s just me and the acoustic guitar and this eight string violin section from Prague. Tonight Rodrigo will play the part of all eight violins at one time”, Steve told us witty as always and the amazing “Punching Holes in the Sky” gave me the creeps again. While Rodrigo and Steve played the song, the rest of the band made a break. Linda fetched her a glass of wine, Chris smoked a cigarette, while Chris Eckman and Eric sat down on the right corner of the stage and drank some beer. “That’s why I’m all so dressed up”, explained Steve after the song. “If you’ve got a violin, you got to be dressed up”, said the sharped dressed man in the suit with tie! With “She came” Steve, Rodrigo and Chris Cacavas played a song written by the Slovenian musician Tomas Pengov. Then the full band joined for “My Midnight” from the album of the same name. It was obvious again, that the audience was happy to hear another classic of Steve’s career. “Love me anyway”, another new one included an excellent duel with guitars, proved one more time, that this new band have found completely together. Chris Cacavas lead on the Keyboard to a trip in the musical past: The Dream Syndicate classic from 1982 “That’s what you always say” hit me with full force. And this time again, the violin playing of Rodrigo D’Erasmo fit perfectly! And Steve sang the line “’cause ever since that time I told you it’s so. Something gets my mind, and I don’t let go” with full intensity and emotion. And the history lesson about Steve’s famous band went on: “The Medicine Show”, in which the audience joined Steve’s singing. For the wonderful “Slovenian Rhapsody II” Linda came from behind to the edge of the stage and played on a drum. Chris Cacavas on the accordion, the rest of the band and also the audience sang along. “You all were wonderful, take care and good night” said Steve, before leaving the stage for the first time. After a short encore break Mr. Wynn and Rodrigo came back for an outstanding version of the Dream Syndicate evergreen “Boston”. Linda Pitmon climbed back to her drums and joined for the last two minutes on percussion. I was really speechless and my eyes became wet – I never heard such a beautiful version of this amazing song! After a small discussion (Linda looked questioning to Steve) the new “Wait until you get to know me” showed again a band in an excellent mood, which had a lot of fun on the stage. For this track, Rodrigo also played pizzicato on his violin. “Carolyn” transferred my thoughts back into the year 1990 and with “405” a personal favorite came next. Unfortunately the sound was all of sudden very noisy and I can’t hear Steve’s voice anymore that was always clean at this night. Anyway – I was in Heaven by hearing this rarity (very heavy with a lot of feedbacks!) live! As I looked on Steve’s setlist I saw “Anthem” listed as the last song, but he changed his mind! “Amphetamine” was THE PERFECT close for this awesome show. The audience went nuts and cried, cheered, clapped, danced and sang while the band rocked with full force. After the last tone was played I found myself happy, thankful and full of sweat at the “Chelsea”.

The Setlist:
Slovenian Rhapsody I
Bring the Magic
Manhattan Fault Line
God doesn’t like it
Here on Earth as well
Tears won’t help
The Deep End
I don’t deserve this
Punching Holes in the Sky
She came
My Midnight
Love me anyway
That’s what you always say
The Medicine Show
Slovenian Rhapsody II
Boston
Wait until you get to know me
Carolyn
405
Amphetamin

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On this day I saw two amazing shows in a row! First, Chris Eckman (Walkabouts, Chris & Carla), who opened with a wonderful solo performance. He played mostly songs from his latest release „The Last Side Of The Mountain„. Then Steve Wynn & The Dragon Bridge Orchestra (feat. Chris Eckman on Guitar and Backing Vocals) entered the stage of the Chelsea in Vienna. A fantastic night of awesome music!

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28/09/2012:
WOVENHAND – Charleroi (L’Eden)
Support by The Flying Horseman

Wovenhand live in Charleroi (L’Eden) – very nice theater with an excellent sound. But I have to admit that it was too loud at some point 😉

The Setlist:
Glistening Black
Closer
Maize
In the Temple
Long Horn
Sinking Hands
Kingdom of Ice
The Speaking Hands
A Holy Measure
His Rest
King O King
Kicking Bird
As Wool

Wovenhand – Charleroi (L’Eden)(28.09.2012) Ticket © Alex Melomane

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29/09/2014:
GREG KOCH TRIO – Salzburg (Rockhouse Bar)
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29/09/2012:
WOVENHAND – Rouen (Le 106)

The Setlist:
Glistening Black
Closer
Maize
In the Temple
Long Horn
Sinking Hands
Kingdom of Ice
The Speaking Hands
A Holy Measure
His Rest
King O King
Kicking Bird
As Wool

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Wovenhand finished their tour in Rouen (Le 106). Before the show David Eugene Edwards did an radio interview – you can listen to it here! The show was a Tour de Force – full of energy and very loud – when you closed your eyes during the encore („Kicking Bird“ and „As Wool„) you thought that you are attending a Heavy Metal concert 😉

Wovenhand – Rouen (Le 106)(29.09.2012) Ticket © Alex MelomaneYou can watch almost the whole concert here (song by song) – enjoy!

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Concerts (May)

01/05/1990:
LOUISIANA RED – Frankenburg (Gasthaus Preuner)

I can remember around that time I was completely into Blues. I discovered all these awesome musicians like Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker and Howlin‘ Wolf, to name a few. And as I heard that Lousiana Red is going to play around the corner in a tiny village called Frankenburg in an inn named Gasthaus Preuner me and my friends, who were also infected by my Blues addiction, headed there to hear this outstanding musician. A very pure performance – just Louisiana Red and his guitar. Iverson Minter aka Louisiana Red died on the 25th February 2012 at the age of 81. Another great Blues man has gone …

Louisiana Red - Frankenburg (Gasthaus Preuner)(01.05.1990) Autograph © Alex Melomane

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04/05/1997:
NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS – Munich (Circus Krone)

My second Nick Cave live experience – and another great one! At the beautiful Circus Krone in Munich the Australian singer introduced us his latest release „The Boatman’s Call„. Beside this he and his Bad Seeds gave us some classice and wonderful rarities („Mercy„, „The Carny„, „Plain Gold Ring„).

The Setlist:

Far From Me
Lime Tree Arbour
Stranger Than Kindness
Red Right Hand
Black Hair
The Carny
People Ain’t No Good
West Country Girl
Brompton Oratory
Let Love In
Mercy
Into My Arms
Henry Lee
The Weeping Song
(Are You) The One That I’ve Been Waiting For
Where The Wild Roses Grow
The Mercy Seat
Plain Gold Ring
The Ship Song

After this fantastic performance I bought myself a huge „Boatman’s Call“ poster and a „Mercy Seat“ shirt 😉

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Munich (Circus Krone)(04.05.1997) Poster © Alex Melomane

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Munich (Cirucs Krone)(04.05.1997) © Alex Melomane

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Munich (Circus Krone)(04.05.1997) Shirt © Alex Melomane

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05/05/2012:
JUDAS PRIEST – Linz (Tips Arena)
Support by Thin Lizzy

Well, I do think that this was really my last chance to see the Metal Gods live in concert – the awesome Judas Priest stopped throught their farewell tour in Linz at the Tips Arena, a horrible loction with an awful sound. But anyway – Rob Halford and the boys will gave us a good headbang training, that was sure 😉

Unfortunately there was a support act – Thin Lizzy. It was really annoying to see this band – and they played far too long. But the cheesy perfromance was funny to look at. Especially the bass player – he acted like he would love to be in Manowar some day 😉 Me and my friend killed the time by drinking some beers and counting people who were wearing shirts from other Metal bands. This was really funny, because nearly any group (even the cheesy ones like Sodom for example) was represented in that way!

Before Priest started their show a huge curtain screened the whole stage and „War Pigs“ from Black Sabbath was played! A very good idea for an intro before the Birmingham Metal heroes started their set with „Rapid Fire„. The setlist was really perfect – Judas Priest played at least one song from any album which was recorded with Rob Halford of course! So no tunes from the Tim „Ripper“ Owens years, but that was more than okay 😉

The Setlist (Judas Priest):

Rapid Fire
Metal Gods
Heading Out to the Highway
Judas Rising
Starbreaker
Victim of Changes
Never Satisfied
Diamonds & Rust
Dawn of Creation
Prophecy
Night Crawler
Turbo Lover
Beyond the Realms of Death
The Sentinel
Blood Red Skies
The Green Manalishi (With the Two Pronged Crown)
Breaking the Law
Painkiller
The Hellion
Electric Eye
Hell Bent for Leather
You’ve Got Another Thing Comin‘
Living After Midnight

Judas Priest - Linz (Tips Arena)(05.05.2012) © Alex MelomaneVery remarkable was the scenery when „Breaking the Law“ was played: Rob Halford just turned his microphone to the crowd – he didn’t sing a note of this classic 😉

Review (in German!), pictures and setlist (Thin Lizzy) of that night you can find here!

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07/05/2004:
DIE ÄRZTE – Vienna (Arena – Open Air)

This show was one of the funniest I have ever seen: The German fun-punk-band Die Ärzte played during their „Unrockstar“ tour two dates in a row at the Arena in Vienna. Me and my friends attended the first show and we had a lot to laugh 😉 Most of the songs were from the current release that time „Geräusch„, but drummer Bela B („Wien, Du kannst Dich als gefickt bezeichnen!“), guitarist Farin Urlaub („Ich könnte eure Mutter sein!“) and bass player Rod Gonzalez added also some Ärzte classics to the setlist which you can see listed below:

The Setlist:

Nicht allein
Radio brennt
Ignorama
Angeber
Geld
Hurra
Richtig schön evil
Ein Mann
Deine Schuld
Ich weiß nicht (ob es Liebe ist)
Der Optimist
T-Error
Sweet Sweet Gwendoline
Anti-Zombie
1/2 Lovesong
Meine Freunde
Die klügsten Männer der Welt
Nichts in der Welt
WAMMW MESMAAG
Popstar
Ein Sommer nur für mich
Die Nacht
Revolution ’94 / Kopfüber in die Hölle
Schunder-Song
Dinge von denen
Unrockbar
Schrei nach Liebe
Biergourmet
N 48.3
Frank’n’stein
Monsterparty
Der Graf
Elke
Westerland
Zu spät

 Die Ärzte - Vienna (Arena Open Air)(07.05.2004) Shirt Front © Alex MelomaneDie Ärzte - Vienna (Arena Open Air)(07.05.2004) Shirt Back © Alex Melomane

Die Ärztet - Vienna ( Arena Open Air)(07.05.2004) Ticket © Alex Melomane

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08/05/1994:
NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS – Salzburg (Kongreßhaus)
Support by Kim Salmon & The Surrealists

Unforgettable – my very first Nick Cave live experience! With The Bad Seeds he played in Salzburg at the Kongreßhaus.The performance was breathtaking and most of the songs were from the masterpiece „Let Love In„. After the show I was simply speechless and as I wanted absolutely a souvenir I bought myself a pair of black socks featuring the bandname in red colour on it 😉

The Setlist of this tour:

Tupelo
The Good Son
I Had A Dream, Joe
Do You Love Me?
The Ship Song
Papa Won’t Leave You, Henry
Plain Gold Ring
Brother My Cup Is Empty
I Let Love In
Deanna
Jack The Ripper
The Weeping Song
The Mercy Seat
From Her To Eternity
I’m Gonna Kill That Woman
New Morning
Loverman
Nobody’s Baby Now
Your Funeral My Trial
Long Time Man
Black Betty

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Salzburg (Kongreßhaus)(08.05.1994) Review Salzburger Nachrichten © Alex Melomane

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Salzburg ( Kongreßhaus)(08.05.1994) Ticket © Alex Melomane

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09/05/1992:
JETHRO TULL – Graz (Stefaniensaal)

My third Jethro Tull concert was a very special one, because this tour was under the name „A Little Light Music“ which means, that Ian Anderson and his band will play the songs in  acoustic style and regarding the official tourbook, which I bought myself (of course!), it seemed that some rarities will be played too! So we were very looking forward to the show which took place at the wonderful Stefaniensaal in Graz. And we were told that this special tour will be recorded for an official release.

Tull started the show with a rarity from 1968 – „Someday the Sun won’t shine for you„! I was smiling all the time, because I never expected this tune. More surprises followed like „Under Wraps“ (as an instrumental), „Nursie„, „One White Duck“ or „From a Dead Beat to an old Greaser„. The band was in an excellent mood and Ian Anderson talked a lot and funny things between the songs. Like his introduction to „A Christmas Song„: „This is not the time for overeating, heavy drinking and having casual sex with farm animals – so be warned, David Pegg!“ 😉

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The line up on that tour was Ian Anderson (vocals, flute, guitar, madnolin), Martin Barre (guitar), Dave Pegg (bass) and Dave Mattacks (drums, keyboard). The Austrian television did an interview with Ian Anderson before the show for the magazin „Seitenblicke“. This broadcast also featured two of the biggest Tull fans I knew: Elisabeth and Michael Cermak from Vienna (both passed away and they are still sorely missed – R.I.P. Gucky & Michi) ….

The Setlist:

Someday the Sun won’t shine for you
Living in the Past (Instrumental)
Fat Man
Rocks on the Road
Life is a long Song
Under Wraps (Instrumental)
Nursie
Too old to Rock’n’Roll: Too young to die!
One white Duck=Nothing at all
A new Day Yesterday/Kelpie
Aqualung
From a dead Beat to an old Greaser
Roll yer own
Reasons for Waiting/Look into the Sun (Instrumental)
A Christmas Song
This is not Love
Bourée/Double Violin Concerto
When Jesus came to play
Pussy Willow (Instrumental)
Jump Start
Locomotive Breath
Thick as a Brick

After the show I bought the official tour programme and after a little waiting outside Mr. Ian Anderson was so nice to sign it for me 😉

Jethro Tull – Graz (Stephaniensaal)(09.05.1992) Signed Tourbook © Alex Melomane

To have an idea of that wonderful tour just check out this video – it’s the entire performance from Mannheim which took place a few days before (5th May 1992) – enjoy!

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10/05/2014:
EVERLAST – Linz (Posthof – Small Hall)
Support: WORTH

Everlast – Linz (Posthof - Small Hall)(10..05.2014) Ticket © Alex Melomane

Everlast – Linz (Posthof – Small Hall)(10..05.2014) Ticket © Alex Melomane

The Setlist:
Broken
Today
Gone for Good
Friend
This Kind of lonely
Love for real
Long Time
Ends
Weakness
Lonely Road
Black Coffee
Stone in My Hand
White Trash Beautiful
My Medicine
What it’s like
Folsom Prison Blues (Johnny Cash Cover)
Lean on me (Bill Withers Cover)
Black Jesus
Jump Around?
Put your Lights on

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10/05/1998:
MARTIN BARRE (Jethro Tull) – Munich (Babylon)

Well, this could also be called „Jethro Tull without Ian Anderson“, because as Tull guitarist Martin Barre did this solo tour his backing band was:

Doane Perry – Drums
Jonathan Noyce – Bass
Andy Giddings – Keyboards
Maggie Reeday – Vocals
Joy Russell – Vocals

Unfortunately not many people showed up and so it looked very weird that Martin Barre played the Babylon which is a huge hall for appr. 500 people at least! And it was really strange that only a few Tull fans came along … anyway – it was a wonderful performance of one of the most underrated guitar player.

Some songs I remember from the setlist
(many tunes from Martin’s solo releases „A Trick Of Memory“ and „The Meeting„):

Running free
Way before your Time
A Blues for all Reasons
The Meeting
Morris Minus
Time after Time
Spanner
Another Mean Day
The Whistler
To Cry You A Song
Purple Haze (Jimi Hendrix Cover)

Martin Barre - Munich (Babylon)(10.05.1998) Shirt Front © Alex MelomaneMartin Barre - Munich (Babylon)(10.05.1998) Shirt Back © Alex Melomane

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12/05/2005:
HELLDORADO – Vienna (Chelsea)

When I first heard some songs from Helldorado I hardly believed that they are from Norway! The sound of that band is very Americana (mixed with Tex Mex and Western Spaghetti rattles) and if Quentin Tarantino is looking for a new soundtrack he should drop singer Dag Vagle a line 😉

That time Helldorado was a four piece group with two guitars, bass and drums. „Director’s Cut“ was the current release which was released by Glitterhouse. Unfortunately not many people showed up in Vienna at the Chelsea, but those men and girls were very enthusiastic. So it was really an amazing show with some fine surprises as the covers of „Psycho“ (The Sonics), „For the Love of Ivy“ (The Gun Club) and „Jack the Ripper“ (Nick Cave).

Some pictures of that night you can find here! And a review in German is here!

Helldorado - Vienna (Chelsea)(12.05.2005) Ticket © Alex Melomane

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13/05/2014:
WORTH – Salzburg (Denkmal)

The Setlist:
Mrs. Rosie
Ain’t no better Way
Unknown Song #1
One Woman
Unknown Song #2
Hard Times (Ray Charles Cover)
Care
Music
Unknown Song #3
Fire
Let’s make it last
Unknown Song #4
Unknown Song #5
A brand new Day
One Way Road
Eventually
Lucky me
Instrumental Part (Interlude)
It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World (James Brown Cover)
Fly
Return
Jesus gave me Water (Sam Cooke Cover)

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13/05/2006:
THE WEDDING PRESENT – Vienna (Planet Music)

A friend of mine, who travelled a lot with me around to see some concerts, is a huge fan of the British band The Wedding Present. And so he told me that I have to follow him to the Vienna concert, which took place at the Planet Music (formerly called the „Rockhaus“). David Gedge and his band were part of the „Gravity“ festival and they were on the bill on the second day. Before the group entered the stage there played a few other bands, who were really annoying (the only funny thing was a name of those supporters – „Castiotone For The Painfully Alone„, for example 😉

As I really didn’t know any songs from The Wedding Present I was very relaxed as they started the show. But after a few minuts they hooked me with full force! They kicked ass and so I was shaking until the last song was played. Very impressed I walked to the merchandising to buy me two shirts and as they didn’t had any CDs with them I bought myself later the current release „Take Fountain“ which features this awesome song called „Interstate 5„. So – if you have the chance to see The Wedding Present live in concert – just do yourself a favor and be there!

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The Setlist:

Sticky
Brassneck
Ringway to Seatac
Corduroy
Flying Saucer
Montreal
Wow
Keep in touch
Mars
Click Click
Daft
Kennedy
I’m further North than you
Reasonable
Mercury
Dalliance
Silver Shorts
Take me
Octopussy

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14/05/2000:
MEGAHERZ – Munich (Metropolis)

As I worked for a German music online company that time, we were invited to this show of the Munich band Megaherz, which sounded very in a way like Rammstein or Oomph!. So nothing really special to me, because this kind of music was and stil is not my cup of tea. But I have to admit that the perfromance was really very impressive when they played new songs from the album „Himmelfahrt„.

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14/05/2010:
WOVEN HAND – Paris (La Machine du Moulin Rouge)
Support by Josh T. Pearson

Another mini Woven Hand tour with one of my best friends! This time we decided to do three shows in a row of the „The Threshingfloor“ tour – Paris, Diksmuide and Amsterdam. So this concert was the start and it took place at La Machine du Moulin Rouge in Paris.

Before David Eugene Edwards, Pascal Humbert, Ordy Garrison and Jeff Linsenmaier entered the stage, the support act Josh T. Pearson opened the show.

Josh T. Pearson – Paris (La Machine Du Moulin Rouge)(14.05.2010) © Alex Melomane

And I have to admit that this performance was not my cup of tea – very weird and noisy in my opinion.

Then Woven Hand started with brandnew songs: „Sinking Hands„, the title track and „A Holy Measure“ marked the beginning of the concert. Then, powerful as always, „Tin Finger“ followed. The next tune was a wonderful surprise for me: „Swedish Purse„, which sounded very close to the amazing studio version, gave me the creeps. After „Dirty Blue“ and „Kingdom of Ice“ another new song was next: „Raise Her Hands„, for which Pascal played the upright bass like in the old days of 16 Horsepower again, filled the room with full force. The two new tracks „His Rest“ and „Orchard Gate“ were laid-back before „Winter Shaker“ kicked ass again. And with the straight forwarded „Off the Cuff“ the normal set was finished. After the encore break the wonderful „Iron Feather“ received the attention of the loud clapping crowd again. And the last song of that night was an outstanding version of „Kicking Bird„. As anybody (also Pascal, who put his bass away) expected the end of the song, David continued playing after a long feedback, and so it was no wonder that the people in Paris went completely nuts again 😉

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The Setlist:

Sinking Hands
The Threshing Floor
A Holy Measure
Tin Finger
Swedish Purse
Dirty Blue
Kingdom of Ice
Raise her Hands
His Rest
Orchard Gate
Winter Shaker
Off the Cuff
Iron Feather
Kicking Bird

Some more pictures of that show (taken by Robert Gil) are here!

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14/05/2013:
SLIM CESSNA’S AUTO CLUB – Zürich (El Lokal)
Support by A. Tom Collins (Denver, Colorado)

My first live show in 2013 was the one and only Slim Cessna’s Auto Club again! To see one of my favorite bands I had to travel to Switzerland once again (like I did before in 2009 and 2012). And it was my first time that I visited Zürich.
With my friends we headed to the location called „El Lokal„. It’s a pub/restaurant and not really a good place for a rock band. The tiny stage is perfect for some solo performances, but not for a group which consists of more than two people. Anyway – I was quite sure that the Auto Club will shred it 😉
A.Tom Collins, also from Denver, Colorado, opened the show. They played very nice tunes mostly from their current release called „Stick & Poke“ which was produced by Robert „Big Bad Bob“ Ferbrache, who also toured with Slim Cessna’s Auto Club this time and over the last years.

When Slim Cessna, Munly Munly, Lord Dwight Pentacost, Robert „Big Bad Bob“ Ferbrache, Daniel „Danny Pants“ Grandbois and Todd „El Peeler“ Moore began with the intro of „Americadio“ I found myself dancing, shaking and cheering in the front row 😉

They played a very tight and intense set – and it was just breathtaking again! Although they played already thirteen gigs in Europe the band was full on energy and approved once again, why Slim Cessna’s Auto Club is one of the best live acts on this planet! And it was so nice to see and hear that the crowd was also completely into the music – so another magic night has happened! Thanks to Slim that I was the „first sailor“ again 😉

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SLIM CESSNA’S AUTO CLUB: 32 Mouths gone dry (Edit)


The Setlist:

Americadio
32 Mouths gone dry
Cranston
Jesus is in my Body – My Body has let me down
This is how we do Things in the Country
Red Pirate of the Prairie
Children of the Lord
My last Black Scarf
That fierce Cow is common sense in a Country Dress
Everyone is guilty #2
Magalina Hagalina Boom Boom
Do you know thee Enemy?
Hold my Head
He, Roger Williams
Providence the New Jerusalem

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15/05/2009:
AC/DC – Munich (Olympiastadium)
Support by The Answer

After seeing AC/DC just two months ago in the same city (at the Olympiahalle) this one was much bigger – an open air spectacle at the footballstadium Olympiastadion. The same place where they recorded the awesome DVD „Stiff Upper Lip Live„. This time we were not that close to the stage, but nevertheless we had a good stand for the „Black Ice“ show. Again, the Northern Ireland rockers of The Answer did the support before AC/DC started their „Rock’n’Roll train over Munich“ 😉

The setlist was almost the same as in March – one more song was played this time: „Dog eat Dog“ from the classic album „Let There Be Rock“ (1977) was sandwiched between the new tunes „War Machine“ and „Anything goes“. During the second set it poured with full force. You could see the water on the stages and when „Let there be Rock“ started I thought, that Angus Young would not do his show, because of the heavy rain. But I was completely wrong: He did his solos and rocked out in the rain like hell! I never saw something like this before! He really didn’t care at all about the weather, the rain and the danger (hey, he’s playing his Gibson and EVERYTHING around him was just drenched!). Nobody is like Angus – and nothing in the world is like AC/DC!

The Setlist:

Train Intro/Rock’n Roll Train
Hell Ain’t A Bad Place To Be
Back In Black
Big Jack
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
Shot Down In Flames
Thunderstruck
Black Ice
The Jack
Hells Bells
Shoot To Thrill
War Machine
Dog eat Dog
Anything Goes
You Shook Me All Night Long
T.N.T.
Whole Lotta Rosie
Let There Be Rock
Highway To Hell
For Those About To Rock

 
More videos of this breathtaking show can be viewed here!

AC/DC - Munich (Olympiastadion)(15.05.2009) Ticket © Alex Melomane

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15/05/2010:
WOVEN HAND – Diksmuide (4AD)
Support by The Black Atlantic

One day after the Paris show we drove to Belgium to see Woven Hand playing at the 4AD, a very nice but also tiny location. And this time the show was sold out! I was afraid that the club would be full packed but luckily this was not the case. So we had no problems to get a place in the first row. In contrast to the show the day before the support act was not that annoying at all. The Dutch band The Black Atlantic did a fair job for opening for Woven Hand.

After Woven Hand played the first three songs from the new album it was obvious that the band was more into it than in Paris. So the tracks from „The Threshingfloor“ sounded much tighter that night.

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The Setlist:

Sinking Hands
The Threshing Floor
A Holy Measure
Tin Finger
Swedish Purse
Dirty Blue
Kingdom of Ice
Raise her Hands
His Rest
Orchard Gate
Winter Shaker
Off the Cuff
Iron Feather
Kicking Bird

Very remarkable was David’s announcement before playing „Kicking Bird„: „This song is written by this Belgian fella“! And to be honest I didn’t know that Peter van Laerhoven has penned this awesome track for Woven Hand! This Belgian guitarist left the band after touring for the album „Ten Stones“ and it was a BIG surprise for me to meet him again at the merch stand! It was so nice to talk with him again and I still miss his awesome guitar work on stage.

More awesome pictures (by Bram de Greve) from this show are here!

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16/05/2013:
SLIM CESSNA’S AUTO CLUB – Martigny (Les Caves Du Manoir)
Support by
Hannibal Slim & Captain Boogie (SWITZERLAND)
A. Tom Collins (Denver, Colorado)

Two days after the Zürich show me and my friends travelled into the south of Switzerland to Martigny. A very nice village and the location Les Caves Du Manoir was just perfect for Slim Cessna’s Auto Club. But before we got our second dose from this outstanding band we had to be patient because of the support acts. First, the local two piece band called „Hannibal Slim & Captain Boogie“ started the show. Two slide guitars, one bass drum with vocals – a kind of thing which is trendy in these days, I do guess. Nothing special at all but they did a nice job. After that A.Tom Collins played their set like in Zürich again.

Well, I was afraid that Slim Cessna’s Auto Club will not play that long like in Zürich. And unfortunately I was right so they shortened the setlist and „Do you know thee Enemy?“ and a second encore („Providence the New Jerusalem„) were not played. But nevertheless they rocked like hell again! And one of my friends saw the band for the very first time – but it was obviouis that he would become also a huge fan and so he smiled a lot the next days in his brandnew Slim Cessna’s Auto Club T-Shirt 😉

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SLIM CESSNA’S AUTO CLUB: Holy my Head

The Setlist:
Americadio
32 Mouths gone dry
Cranston
Jesus is in my Body – My Body has let me down
This is how we do Things in the Country
Red Pirate of the Prairie
Children of the Lord
My last Black Scarf
That fierce Cow is common sense in a Country Dress
Everyone is guilty #2
Magalina Hagalina Boom Boom
Hold my Head
He, Roger Williams

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16/05/2010:
WOVEN HAND – Amsterdam (Paradiso – Big Hall)
Support by The Black Atlantic

In Amsterdam a dream came true: Finally I was going to a concert at the wonderful Paradiso! I always wanted to attend a show in this breathtaking location, which was a church long ago,  and when I stepped into these halls I already got the creeps. And with the lightning the stage looked so amazing – words can’t describe it. So if you have the chance to see a concert at the Paradiso in Amsterdam – just do yourself a favor and visit this outstanding place.

So this was the last Woven Hand show for us (after Paris and Diksmuide) – number three in three days 😉

The support act was The Black Atlantic again and this time the boys had a home game. So it was visible that they enjoyed every minute of the gig that night.

Then Woven Hand did their set – and with this special lightning it was such a wonderful experience to see David, Pascal, Jeff and Ordy playing in this unique place. The setlist was the same as the two shows before, but that didn’t mean, that the concert was boring. Any performance of Woven Hand is very special and so you always see and hear new things. And in Amsterdam David did more of his vocal improvisations between the songs. For us, this show was the best of the three, because especially the new songs grew tighter and the band played them better from show to show. But we have to admit that all concerts were wonderful, amazing and outstanding. Every night had its highlights – like it is when you are touring for Woven Hand 😉

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The Setlist:

Sinking Hands
The Threshing Floor
A Holy Measure
Tin Finger
Swedish Purse
Dirty Blue
Kingdom of Ice
Raise her Hands
His Rest
Orchard Gate
Winter Shaker
Off the Cuff
Iron Feather
Kicking Bird

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18/05/2015:
JOSH SMITH – Salzburg (Rockhouse Bar)

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18/05/2007:
KRAUTSCHÄDL – Wels (Schlachthof)

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20/05/1995:
IAN ANDERSON – Munich (Prinzregententheater)

Another very special concert: Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson recorded in 1995 the instrumental/orchestral album „Divinities – Twelve Dances With God“ with keyboard player Andrew Giddings. In Munich at the beautiful Prinzregententheater they were supported by a band, which you could call „Jethro Tull without Martin Barre“ – the line up was:

Ian Anderson – Vocals, Flute, Guitar
Andrew Giddings – Keyboards
Doane Perry – Drums & Percussion
Jonathan Noyce – Bass
Chris Leslie – Violin

The show was divided in two parts – the first one featured the whole „Divinities“ album and after a short break the second part, picked with fantastic Tull suprises, followed. So it was the first time for me to hear one of my all time favorites from Jethro Tull – the wonderful „Heavy Horses“! Also „Jack-In-The-Green„, „Dun Ringill„, „Cheap Day Return“ and „Wond’ring Aloud“ came in a live sound the very first time to my ears. And the band didn’t play the other classics like always – so they arrangements for „Aqualung“ and „Locomotive Breath“ were completely different.

The Setlist:

In A Stone Circle
In Sight Of The Minaret
In A Black Box
In The Grip Of Stronger Stuff
In Maternal Grace
In The Moneylender’s Temple
In The Defence Of Faiths
At Their Father’s Knee
En Afrique
In The Olive Garden
In The Pay Of Spain
In The Times Of India (Bombay Valentine)
Heavy Horses
Life Is A Long Song
Sossity: You’re A Woman/Reasons For Waiting
Dangle The Billies (Instrumental)
Wond’ring Aloud
Cheap Day Return
Nursie
Dun Ringill
She Moves Through The Fair/Dust Devils (Instrumental)
Jack-In-The-Green
Bourée
Aqualung
Locomotive Breath

Ian Anderson - Munich (Prinzregententheater)(20.05.1995) Ticket © Alex Melomane

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20/05/1996:
K’S CHOICE – Vienna (Metropol)

Not an Addict“ was the song from the Belgium group K’s Choice, which charted nearly worldwide (indie charts). With „Paradise In Me“ the band of the Bettens sisters (Sarah and Gert) recorded a timeless gem which features also some other great tunes like „Mr. Freeze„, „Iron Flower“ or „To this Day„.

In Vienna at the Metropol K’s Choice played in front of a handful people, but nevertheless they did an amazing gig. I can remember that they started with „To this Day“ – so I was from the beginning until the end completely into the show. After the performance some guys from the Austrian radio station FM4 did some interviews with the people who showed up. Well, they interviewed also me, but as I was really speechless of this wonderful concert, I only said things like: „This band is unbelievable and the next big thing.“ In some way, I was right, I do guess 😉

K's Choice - Vienna (Metropol))(20.05.1996) Ticket © Alex Melomane

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22/05/2014:
WOVENHNAD – Salzburg (Rockhouse)
Support: Our Survival Depends On Us

Wovenhand – Salzburg (Rockhouse)(22.05.2014) Ticket © Alex Melomane

Wovenhand – Salzburg (Rockhouse)(22.05.2014) Ticket © Alex Melomane

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22/05/2015:
MURDER BY DEATH – Munich (Orangehouse)
Support by Red Blood Cells (GERMANY)

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22/05/2010:
AC/DC – Wels (Fluggelände)
Support by Volbeat

This was the biggest concert event in Austrian history: Over 90.000 people attended the show of AC/DC in Wels! It took place at the airport area and when you look at the first video listed below, you can imagine, how huge it was 😉

Flight over the area just before the show:

We queued very early to get a good stand. So at appr. 2 p.m. we waited for the entry, which was announced for 4 p.m.. During the waiting the first showers came down and then we heard that the entry will not be before 5 p.m. So we waited on … while our feet and backs started to hurt. Finally they opened the bars and we headed to the stage – we stood on the left side and we had a good sight to see the whole band. So before our heroes started their show we had to bear some support acts. The first two (from Austria) were just crap – nothing special at all And this really didn’t help to kill the time. But when Volbeat from Denmark started their set, we forgot our pains for a while – a very nice mixture of Heavy Metal, Rockabilly and Punkrock cheered the whole crowd up. Then some renovations were done and so we were waiting again …

At 9 p.m. AC/DC started with the funny cartoon intro again before everybody in the audience headbanged to „Rock’n’Roll Train“! After „Hell ain’t a bad Place to be“ the rain started again and it grew heavier and heavier. Brian appeased:“ Hey, it’s nothing!“ Well, if this was nothing, what is really heavy rain for Mr. Johnson? Anyway – AC/DC didn’t care at all about the weather and so they rocked through the well known setlist with full force again. Funny thing was that during „Thunderstruck“ some thunderbolts appeared around the field – what a scenery! So we also forgot everything around us – the rain, the hurting feet and backs and also the mud 😉

After the show we walked throught the mud back to the car – that was not easy at all, because if you didn’t take care about your shoes or boots it could happen that they stucked in the mud, which was appr. 20 centimeters high! At home I recognised the dirt all over our shoes, boots and trousers – this is what I do call ROCK’N’ROLL 😉

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A very nice compilation of the show
(feat. Intro Cartoon/Rock’n’Roll Train, Thunderstruck, Hells Bells, T.N.T.,
Whole lotta Rosie, Let there be Rock & For those about to Rock)

The Setlist:

Train Intro/Rock’n Roll Train
Hell Ain’t A Bad Place To Be
Back In Black
Big Jack
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
Shot Down in Flames
Thunderstruck
Black Ice
The Jack
Hells Bells
Shoot To Thrill
War Machine
High Voltage
You Shook Me All Night Long
T.N.T.
Whole Lotta Rosie
Let There Be Rock
Highway To Hell
For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)

Broadcast after the show (from the Austrian television ORF):

AC/DC - Wels (Fluggelände)((22.05.2010) Ticket © Alex Melomane

AC/DC – Wels (Fluggelaende)(22.05.2010) Krone Souvenir © Alex Melomane AC/DC – Wels (Fluggelaende)(22.05.2010) Review Krone © Alex Melomane AC/DC – Wels (Fluggelaende)(22.05.2010) Review Kurier © Alex MelomaneAC/DC – Wels (Fluggelaende)(22.05.2010) Review Salzburger Nachrichten © Alex Melomane

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26/05/2015:
DEAD CITY RUINS – Salzburg (Rockhouse – Bar)
Support: Mictrotonner (AUSTRIA)

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25/05/2008:
NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS – Vienna (Gasometer)

First of all, I have to admit that I was completely disappointed by this performance. The album „Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!“ was beside „Nocturama“ the weakest work by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. BUT I have to say that we are talking about this outstanding composer Mr. Nick Cave! So if he records a weak album compared to his other works, means NOT that it’s a crappy one. To qualify it: Thousands of other bands would be happy if they could release an album of that standard in their career.

Anyway – the show at the horrible Gasometer in Vienna (the sound there is in most cases awful!) was really weird to me. It was far too loud and the mix was a desaster. And it was the first time that I left a concert: During „We call upon the Author“ I went outside, because as an admirer of the work of Charles Bukowski I didn’t want to hear his singing „Bukowski was a jerk!“ … Returning to my seat I was still wondering about Nick’s behaviour on the stage. I did know that he gave up smoking, but for me it looks like he has changed his cigarettes with coloured pills. And when he completely killed „Into my Arms“ I was very sad and disappointed. Into the bargain it was the last concert I saw The Bad Seeds with longtime man Mick Harvey who left the band one year later. After seeing and hearing this noise chaos I totally understand Mick’s decision.

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Vienna (Gasometer)(25.05.2008) Ticket © Alex MelomaneThe Setlist:

Night of the Lotus Eaters
Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!
Tupelo
Today’s Lesson
Red Right Hand
Let Love in
Midnight Man
The Mercy Seat
Deanna
Lie down here (and be my Girl)
Moonland
The Ship Song
We call upon the Author
Papa won’t leave you, Henry
More News from Nowhere
The Lyre of Orpheus
Get ready for Love
Hard on for Love
Into my Arms
Jesus of the Moon
Stagger Lee

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Vienna (Gasometer)(25.05.2008) Wiener Zeitung Review © Alex MelomaneAnother review in German you can find here!

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28/05/1992:
SOUNDGARDEN/FAITH NO MORE/GUNS N‘ ROSES
Stuttgart (Cannstatter Wasen)

A friend of mine who moved to a village near Stuttgart invited me to see with him the one and only Guns N‘ Roses live in concert. He was a huge fan and I liked them too, but not that much. The „Use Your Illusion World Tour 1992“ stopped at the Cannstatter Wasen. A very large area where appr. 75.000 people came to watch Axl Rose, Slash, Duff McKagan and the others.

It was a very warm and sunny afternoon (no cloud at the sky!) as we queued up for a good stand. Then the waiting begun until Soundgarden opened the show with a very weak performance. After the first songs, some people uphold their tickets and booed. Guitarist Kim Thayil’s answer was the middle finger – so the booing became louder and louder …

When Soundgarden left the stage a huge applause followed the band. After that Faith No More was ready to rock our socks off. All members were dressed in orange overalls and it was obvious that there showed a lot of people up just to see this amazing crossover group! A very tight and heavy performance impressed me and many others, who never heard from these guys so far.

Setlist
Faith No More:

Caffeine
Land Of Sunshine
The Real Thing
Midlife Crisis
RV
We Care A Lot
From Out Of Nowhere
Jizzlobber
Surprise! You’re Dead!
Epic
Introduce Yourself
Edge Of The World
 

Then the waiting continued until appr. 9 p.m. – finally Guns N‘ Roses entered the stage with „It’s so easy„. Beside songs from the latest releases „Use Your Illusion I“ and „Use Your Illusion II“ the Gunners suprised with some fine tunes (like the intro of Pink Floyd’s „Mother“ before starting „Paradise City„, the „The Godfather’s Theme“ and „Wild Horses“ from the Rolling Stones).

Guns N' Roses - Stuttgart (Cannstatter Wasen)(28.05.1992) Ticket © Alex MelomaneSetlist
Guns N‘ Roses:

It’s so easy
Mr. Brownstone
Live and let die
Bad Obsession
Attitude
Don’t cry
Double Talkin‘ Jive
Guitar Solo/Civil War
Welcome to the Jungle
Wild Horses
Patience
It’s alright
Piano Intro/November Rain
You could be mine/Band-Introduction
Drum Solo
Guitar Solo/Godfather Theme
Sail away sweet Sister/Bad Time/Sweet Child O‘ Mine
Only Women bleed
Knockin‘ on Heaven’s Door
Estranged
Mother/Paradise City

Watch this performance here – but be warned: The quality is not that good 😉

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29/05/1993:
RORY GALLAGHER – Bad Reichenhall (Sternenzelt)

This day was very special for me because finally I was going to see one of my all time heroes: Mr. Rory Gallagher! The Irish Blues-Rocker played in the tiny town Bad Reichenhall in Germany, which is very close to the Austrian border. The location was called „Sternenzelt“ – a huge tent, in which in the spring and summer time many concerts happened. Unfortunately this place has been removed forever.

Me and my friend were lucky enough to be very close to the stage to see Rory Gallagher with his classic Fender Stratocaster in full action. The line up of his band was:

Mark Feltham (Harp)
Richard Newman (Drums)
David Levy (Bass)
Jim Leverton (Keyboards)

Unfortunately I can’t remember the exact setlist of this memorable concert, but Rory played among others „Out on the Western Plain„, „The Loop„, „Tattoo’d Lady„, „Bullfrog Blues“ and „Messin‘ with the Kid„. During the show a man held the vinyl cover of the classic album „Irish Tour ’74“ over to Rory for signing. Strangely it seemed that he was not really happy with it and so he threw the signed cover back on the stage after one or two songs. Maybe he was frustrated that Rory didn’t play all the tunes from that record …

Rory Gallagher - Bad Reichenhall (Sternenzelt)(29.05.1993) Ticket © Alex Melomane

Rory Gallagher, one of the best and outstanding guitar players, died on the 14th June 1995 at the age of 48.

Rory Gallagher – Obituary "Salzburger Nachrichten" © Alex Melomane

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29/05/2010:
MURDER BY DEATH – Munich (Ampere)

My third live experience with the fantastic Murder By Death from Bloomington, Indiana. This time I had the chance to meet singer Adam Turla before the show for an interview, which I did for the Austrian independent radio station B138. It was a very funny and interesting conversation which you can stream/download for free here!

Many of the songs that night were played from the current release „Good Morning, Magpie„, another masterpiece by this outstanding band.

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The Setlist:

’52 Ford
Sometimes the Line walks you
Ball & Chain
Black Spot
A Masters in Reverse Psychology
White Noise
King of the Gutters, Prince of the Dogs
Steal away
Foxglove
On the Dark Streets below
Yes
Bang Bang (my Baby shot me down)(Sonny & Cher Cover)
Brother
Raw Deal
Comin’ Home
Until Morale improves, the Beatings will continue
Dynamite Mine
One more Notch
Spring Break 1899
Rumbrave
Those who stayed
Boy Decide

After the concert I did some shopping for another Murder By Death shirt and I thanked Adam for the interview. He, Sarah, Matt and Dagan were so nice to sign some pictures which I had taken a few years before 😉

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31/05/2001:
NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS – Munich (Zenith)
Support by Goldfrapp

In 2001 NIck Cave & The Bad Seeds recorded their masterpiece „No More Shall We Part„, for me, one of the best albums ever recorded! So I was very looking forward to this concert, which took place in a horrible huge hall called Zenith in Munich.

First we just checked this impersonal hall – a very old factory building. During walking around the support act Goldfrapp opened the show. This indie-electronic band entered the charts with the album „Felt Mountain„. And for this kind of group the Zenith was the worst place to play live. These kind of sounds need a small club atmosphere and not a hall which has place for thousands of people …

When Goldfrapp left the stage we found our place – perfect situated between the bar and the stage. With a beer in my hand I was ready for Mr. Nick Cave and when he and The Bad Seeds started with „Fifteen Feet of pure White Snow“ I was completely into the performance. And with the next tune the goose flesh became more and more: „Oh my Lord„, one of Cave’s best compositions drove me to tears of happiness. The other songs were a fantastic mixture of brandew tracks, classics and rarities just like „Saint Huck“ or „The Curse of Millhaven„. For that a big clipboard was prepared for Nick – just in case he forgot some of the lyrics 😉

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Munich (Zenith)(31.05.2001) Ticket © Alex MelomaneThe Setlist:

Fifteen Feet of pure white Snow
Oh my Lord
Lime-Tree Arbour
Red Right Hand
As I sat sadly by her Side
Do you love me?
The Weeping Song
Love Letter
We came along this Road
Papa won’t leave you Henry
Hallelujah
The Mercy Seat
And no more shall we part
The Ship Song
Stagger Lee
Saint Huck
The Curse of Millhaven

After one of the best shows I have ever attended I bought myself the official tourbook. Now years after this memorable concert I now know that this was Nick Cave at his best. Hallelujah!

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Munich (Zenith)(31.05.2001) Tourbook © Alex Melomane

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31/05/2007:
WOVEN HAND – Vienna (Szene)

My first Woven Hand show in 2007 – and some more should follow that year (Prague two days later and some dates in France at the end of that year) 😉

David, Pascal, Peter and Ordy played the Szene in Vienna again. The hall was well crowded and I was standing very close to the stage and ready for the show, which started with full power: „Winter Shaker“ was the first possibility for doing some headbanging. To the songs „The Speaking Hands“ and „Elktooth“ I continued my banging in front of David. The wonderful and atmospheric „Truly Golden“ (written by guitarist Peter van Laerhoven and a slightly more different version was used for the Belgian movie called „ Een ander zijn geluk„) followed. For „Deerskin Doll“ the band rocked with full force again before David fetched his Banjola for „Whistling Girl„. And with „White Bird“ an all time favorite of mine gave me the creeps again. „Tin Finger„, heavy played as always, was the perfect soundtrack for more headbanging. Then it was Banjola time again: A wonderful rendition  of „Phyllis Ruth/Swedish Purse“ left me speechless again. Some vocal improvisations of „Into the Piano“ led into another live classic of Woven Hand: „Your Russia„! After the encore break the 16 Horsepower tune „Black Soul Choir„, played by David solo, filled the room. And with „Dirty Blue“ a heavy conclusion finished the concert.

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The Setlist:

Winter Shaker
The Speaking Hands
Elktooth
Truly Golden
Deerskin Doll
Whistling Girl
White Bird
Tin Finger
Phyllis Ann/Swedish Purse
Into the Piano
Your Russia
Black Soul Choir
Dirty Blue

As a real Woven Hand fan you always want more of this outstanding band – and so me and my friends headed two days later to the next gig in Prague 😉

WOVEN HAND: „The Speaking Hands“

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Latest Update: May 2015