Murder By Death – Don’t Cry (Guns n‘ Roses Cover)

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This is the B-Side of the vinyl single release „Brother“ (2006) – enjoy!

Music Diary – 18th June

Hey Musicaddicts all around the world!

Today, on the 18th June, I am remembering two breathtaking performances:

Back in the year 2000 I attended one of the best shows I’ve ever seen: Pearl Jam played an outstanding open air gig in Salzburg at the wonderful Residenzplatz. And when the sun set down the full moon came up and brightened up the old city in a perfect light. Luckily this concert was recorded and released as a 2-CD-Set.

Ten years later me and my friend headbanged in Paris at the Stade de France with AC/DC. Before Angus & Co. gave us an overdose of Rock’n’Roll, Mr. Saul Hudson (better known as Slash), kicked our ass!

Pictures, videos, setlist etc. about the mentioned shows you can find here (just scroll down to the date of 18/06):
https://melomaneblog.wordpress.com/category/concerts-june/

By the way:
Mr. Dizzy Reed, who plays still with Guns n‘ Roses, has his birthday today – happy bday!!! Also all the best to Paul McCartney, who turned 71 today 😉

Cheers,

Alex Melomane

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My library

Hey people!

I deliver you an insight into my library (from Charles Bukowski to William S. Burroughs and tons of music books) – so here we go:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.488434541187861.118812.100000639577123&type=3

Cheers & Enjoy!

Alex Melomane

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UPDATE: Section „Concerts May“ is finished!

Dear Music Lovers and Sound Addicts around the world!

I’ve just finished the section „Concerts May“ on my homepage:
https://melomaneblog.wordpress.com/category/concerts-may

Enjoy my reviews, pictures, videos and setlists feat. AC/DC, Woven Hand, Murder By Death, Rory Gallagher, Jethro Tull, Ian Anderson, Martin Barre, Helldorado, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Guns N‘ Roses, Soundgarden, Faith No More, K’s Choice, The Wedding Present, Judas Priest and Die Ärzte!

If you want to contribute in some way (sending pictures, video links, setlists etc.) – please drop me a line!

Cheers & spread the word!

Alex Melomane

Concerts (June)

01/06/2015:
RYAN McGARVEY – Salzburg (Rockhouse Bar)

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02/06/2007:
WOVEN HAND – Prague (Akropolis)
Support by Please The Trees

So two days after the amazing Woven Hand show in Vienna me and my friends travelled to the wonderful city of Prague. Luckily one of my friend knew this city very well and so he showed us the most beautiful corners of this breathtaking town. For me it was the first time that I was there and I was completely hooked. If you have ever the chance to visit Prague – just do it! You won’t trust your eyes!

So after the sightseeing we went to the club Palac Akropolis. Ton, the tourmanager, told us that the show in Athens the day before was awesome – almost sold out and the people went nuts and sang „Black Soul Choir“ with David! Well, before we were going to see them again there was a local support band called Please The Trees. Nothing special at all but it was obvious that they were well known in their hometown.

Before Woven Hand started their set I got my place in the front row and so I was ready for the show, which was very similar to the Vienna one – very intense and heavy. I remember a girl standing next to me who held her hands on the ears during a very loud version of „Tin Finger„. David saw this, smiled and rocked on with full force. Also it was funny to see that David and the band were in a very good and relaxed mood. They smiled a lot and joked a little bit between the songs – so the atmosphere at the club was perfect. You can see it on some pictures below 😉

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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


WOVEN HAND: „Phyllis Ann“ (Edit)(16 Horsepower)

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03/06/2012:
SLIM CESSNA’S AUTO CLUB – St. Gallen (Grabenhalle)

Back in 2009 I saw the fantastic Slim Cessna’s Auto Club live for the very first time. And this happened at the Grabenhalle in St. Gallen. So it was a kind of „back to the roots“ thing when we travelled to Switzerland to see this outstanding band from Denver again. And I hoped that more people will find their ways to the show – three years before (on the 23rd April)  they played in front of a handful people but nevertheless the performance was one of the best I have ever seen (as you can check here).

So this time there were two differences to the last concert at the Grabenhalle: First, more poeple showed up, secondly the performance was not that breathtaking again, BUT it was of course a very intense and excellent show (as you can see on the picutes below). Unfortunatley Dany’s bow was broken so no „Jesus is in my Body – My Body has let me down“ this time.

And it was such a big pleasure to meet some of the good people again: Tony from Scotland and Carol from New Mexico were there too – like back in 2009! Also Sändy and Grit from Germany attended this show.

Well, as you can see on some pictures I was very into the songs again – especially „He, Roger Williams“ hooked me with full force and suddenly I found myself with Slim rolling on the floor 😉

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The Setlist:
Magalina Hagalina Boom Boom
That fierce Cow is common sense in a Country Dress
32 Mouths gone dry
Red Pirate of the Prairie
Children of the Lord
My last Black Scarf
This is how we do Things in the Country
Cranston
Americadio
Everyone is guilty #2
No Doubt about it
The unballed Ballad of the new Folksinger
Providence, New Jerusalem
Do you know thee Enemy?
He, Roger Williams
Jesus Christ

More pictures you can see here!

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04/06/2001:
JEHTRO TULL – Bad Reichenhall (Sternenzelt)
Support by The Young Dubliners

After seeing the great Rory Gallagher performing at the Sternenzelt in Bad Reichenhall a few years ago (on the 29th May 1993 – as you can see here) it was my second and unfortunately last time to be in that wonderful location – a big tent with perfect sound. That day it was a very hot summer day and so the crowd and myself were beginning to sweat very early. So it was a hot night with Jethro Tull in Bad Reichenhall this time – not Budapest 😉

As it was the tour to promote „The Very Best Of“ album I was very curious about the setlist, which featured also some new solo tracks from Ian Anderson’s wonderful release „The Secret Language Of Birds“ from 2000. It was very nice to hear tunes like „Roots to Branches“ and „Hunt by Numbers“ again – but the big surprises for me were the songs „Sweet Dream“ and „Love Story„. I never heard these two Tull classics before live on stage.

All in all it was a very solid performance with a well-balanced setlist featuring songs from the first album „This Was“ to „Dot Com„. And it was a very tasty appetizer for the gig in Munich on the 27th June, for which I asked for an interview with Ian Anderson 😉

Jethro Tull – Bad Reichenhall (Sternenzelt)(04.06.2001) Ticket © Alex MelomaneThe Setlist:
My Sunday Feeling
Cross-eyed Mary
Roots to Branches
Thick as a Brick
Sweet Dream (incl. Kelpie)
Hunt by Numbers
Bourée
The Water Carrier
The Habanero Reel
Set-Aside
Pibroch (Instrumental)
Farm on the Freeway
Medley: Songs from the Wood/Too old to Rock’n’Roll/Heavy Horses
In the Grip of stronger Stuff
Love Story
Passion Jig
Aqualung
Locomotive Breath
Living in the Past
Protect and Survive (Instrumental)
Cheerio

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07/06/1994:
JEHTRO TULL – Graz (Orpheum)

This time the line up was brandnew to me: Beside Ian Anderson, Martin Barre and Andrew Giddings two new members replaced Doane Perry and Dave Pegg: Dave’s son Matt played bass and Marc Parnell, who worked also on the solo CDs of Martin Barre, was sitting behind the drums.

The year before Jethro Tull toured around the world to celebrate the 25th anniversary. In 1994 the band played cities and countries, which had to be skipped. So it was obvious that the setlist would not change that much – but it was not exactly the same performance as in Vienna (see listed below – 30th June 1993) and Wels (3rd July 1993). So my personal highlight was „Beggar’s Farm“ – the first time that I hear that track from the first Tull album „This Was„!

Although there were those new boys in the band, the performance was excellent again. From time to time especially Martin helped the Marc a few times that he didn’t miss the entries.

Jethro Tull – Graz (Orpheum)(07.06.1994) Ticket © Alex MelomaneThe Setlist:
My Sunday Feeling
For A Thousand Mothers
Living In The Past
Bourée
So Much Trouble
With You There To Help Me
Steal
Farm On The Freeway
Thick As A Brick
Beggar’s Farm
Sossity; You’re A Woman/Reasons For Waiting
Songs From The Wood/Too Old To Rock’N’Roll/Heavy Horses
Later That Same Evening (Instrumental)
Budapest
Passion Jig
A New Day Yesterday
Aqualung
Locomotive Breath,
Cross-Eyed Mary
Dharma For One

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07/06/2005:
MADRUGADA – Vienna (Szene)
Support: Vidar Vang

To this concert I was very looking forward because I became a huge fan of this outstanding band from Norway. I missed their shows over the last years but this time me and my friends went to the Szene in Vienna to see Sivert Hoyem and the band the first time.

Norway singer Vidar Vang opened the show and he (with his violin player Lisa) joined Madrugada later during their set which was started with a breathtaking version of „Blood Shot Adult Commitment„. Many songs from that night were taken from the current release at that time called „The Deep End„, but the setlist featured also songs from alll the earlier releases. Unfortunately they didn’t play „Strange Colour Blue„, one of my all time favorite songs. But the consolation like the wonderful tunes „Belladonna“ or „Electric“ was more than perfect 😉

Madrugada – Vienna (Szene)(07.06.2005) Ticket © Alex MelomaneThe Setlist:
Blood Shot Adult Commitment
Stories From The Streets
On Your Side
Vocal
Majesty
Running Out Of Time
The Kids Are On High Street
Electric
Sail Away
Slow Builder
Belladonna
Hard To Come Back
Black Mambo
Tonight I Have No Words For You
Hold On To You
Ramona

Vidar Vang joined Madrugada singing a duet with Sivert on „The Kids Are On High Street“ and Lisa played violin on „Majesty“ and „Hold on to you„.

After the show we met Sivert and Frode Jacobsen at the bar and they were so kind to sign some of our covers. Two years later the tragic death of guitarist Robert Buras shocked the band and all the fans around the world – R.I.P. …

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12/06/2007:
PEARL JAM – Munich (Olympiahalle)

My third Pearl Jam live experience happened in Munich at the Olympiahalle. As the other two performances I’ve attended so far (Salzburg 2000 and Vienna 2006) were breathtaking so I was vey looking forward to this one. And another concert followed one day later – I got my ticket also for the Jethro Tull show at the Circus Krone 😉

Pearl Jam – Munich (Olympiahalle)(12.06.2007) Ticket © Alex MelomaneSo on the way to Munich I thought about a so-called „Pearl Jam Wishlist“: Beside my favorites like „Rearviewmirror„, „Present Tense“ and „Do the Evolution“ I would love to hear rarities like „Down“ and some cover versions. So when I found myself in the hall and Eddie Vedder and his band opened with „Sometimes“ I was completely into the music. And I really didn’t trust my ears when Pearl Jam played all those songs I had on my wishlist 😉 And with the Who cover of „Baba O’Riley“ this amazing setlist was finished in a perfect way. And it proved my opinion again that Pearl Jam is one of the best live bands ever! After the show I bought this wonderful red shirt and also a photo book as a souvenir.

Pearl Jam – Munich (Olympiahalle)(12.06.2007) Shirt © Alex MelomaneHere are some videos of this awesome concert – enjoy!

 The Setlist:
Sometimes
Porch
Why go
God’s Dice
Given to fly
Dissident
Severed Hand
Elderly Woman behind the Counter in a small Town
Sad
Unemployable
Even flow
I got Shit
Whipping
Down
Present Tense
Save you
Rearviewmirror
Inside Job
Do the Evolution
Better Man/Save it for later
Alive
No more War
Footsteps
Throw your Hatred down (Neil-Young-Cover)
Blood
Baba O’Riley (The-Who-Cover)

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12/06/2009:
AC/DC – Paris (Stade France)
Support by Cafe Bertrand & The Answer

The fourth time I saw the legendary AC/DC – and after just one month (in May in Munich) me and my friend were ready for headbanging again 😉 And we get what we had expected – an overdose of Rock’n’Roll 😉

AC/DC - Paris (Stade de France)(12.06.2009) Ticket © Alex Melomane

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 (We Salute You)

Concert report by French TV

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12/06/2011:
SLIM CESSNA’S AUTO CLUB – Nuremberg (Desi)

Due to the volcano Eyjafjallajökull I missed Slim Cessna’s Auto Club tour through Europe in 2010. So after 2009 a year with no SCAC shows for me ;-(

Anyway – Europe was in 2011 again on the tour schedule of the Auto Club and so I was very looking forward to see the best live band on earth again – this time in Nuremberg at the location called Desi. And it was the first time to see Todd „The Peeler“ Moore playing the drums in this band! He is also member of Munly’s project Munly & The Lupercalians and so I already saw him playing in Fort Collins and Denver back in 2009.

The performance was breathtaking again and I remember doing some vocals on „All about the Bullfrog in three Verses“ with Slim 😉

And during „He, Roger Williams“ I was on the stage! You don’t believe this? Well, then check out one of the videos listed below 😉

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The Setlist:
Cranston
32 Mouths gone dry
Red Pirate of the Prairie
This is how we do Things in the Country
Children of the Lord
My last Black Scarf
Americadio
Pine Box
Hold my Head
All about the Bullfrog in three Verses
This Land is our Land Redux
Magalina Hagalina Boom Boom
Jesus is in my Body: My Body has let me down
That fierce Cow is common sense in a Country Dress
Do you know thee Enemy
He, Roger Williams

SLIM CESSNA’S AUTO CLUB: Red Pirate of the Prairie

SLIM CESSNA’S AUTO CLUB: He, Roger Williams

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13/06/2011:
SLIM CESSNA’S AUTO CLUB – Munich (Theatron – Pfingst Festival)

After the breathtaking performance in Nuremberg the day before, Slim Cessna’s Auto Club showed the crowd in Munich why this band from Denver, Colorado, is called one of the best live bands on earth. As you can see on the pictures and videos listed below the boys rocked again with full force and it was obvious that the people were overwhelmed. And so after the show they charged the merchandising which was sold out in a very short itme 😉

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The Setlist:
Cranston
32 Mouths gone dry
Red Pirate of the Prairie
This is how we do Things in the Country
Children of the Lord
My last Black Scarf
Americadio
Pine Box
All about the Bullfrog in three Verses
This Land is our Land Redux
Magalina Hagalina Boom Boom
That fierce Cow is common sense in a Country Dress

SLIM CESSNA’S AUTO CLUB: 32 Mouths gone dry

SLIM CESSNA’S AUTO CLUB: This is how we do Things in the Country

SLIM CESSNA’S AUTO CLUB: All about the Bullfrog in three Verses

Nice compilation of that festival feat. more Slim Cessna’s Auto Club you can watch here!
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13/06/2007:
JETHRO TULL – Munich (Circus Krone)

One day after I attended the awesome Pearl Jam concert at the Olympiahalle in Munich I was ready for another live experience with Jethro Tull – this time at the wonderful location called Circus Krone. And it should be the last time that Ian Anderson could convince me with his performance. My personal highlights were „Pastime With Good Company (King Henry’s Madrigal)“ and the cover of „America“ (which was written by Leonard Bernstein).All in all it was a very good and solid performance, but I began to miss the magic which didn’t come back in the next years. Sad to say this, but as Bob Dylan also pointed it out: „The Times they are A-Changin“ 😉

Jethro Tull - Munich (Circus Krone)(13.06.2007) Ticket © Alex MelomaneThe Setlist:
Someday The Sun Won’t Shine For You
Living In The Past
Jack-In-The-Green
The Donkey And The Drum
The Water Carrier
Thick As A Brick
Pastime With Good Company (King Henry’s Madrigal)
Fat Man
Bourée
Sweet Dream
After You After Me
Nothing Is Easy
Aqualung
America
My God
Budapest
Locomotive Breath

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14/06/2001:
AC/DC – Munich (Olympiastadium)

Oh – how was I looking forward to this: My very first live experience with AC/DC! Although I was very far away from the stage, this performance blew me away! The current album at that time was „Stiff Upper Lip“ – a brilliant record which was produced again by George Young. And so the sound is typically back to the roots and proved again, that Angus and Malcolm Young creat riffs which are timeless and outstanding. And when you look at the setlist listed below you might have an idea how spectacular this performance was. And after the first encore set the lights were switched on and many people started to leave the stadium. But the show was not really over yet – AC/DC came back for the classic „Shot down in Flames“!

AC/DC - Munich (Olympiastadium)(14.06.2001) Ticket © Alex MelomaneThe Setlist:
Stiff Upper Lip
You Shook Me All Night Long
Problem Child
Thunderstruck
Hell Ain’t a Bad Place to Be
Hard as a Rock
Shoot to Thrill
Rock and Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution
What Do You Do for Money Honey
Bad Boy Boogie
Hells Bells
Up to My Neck in You
The Jack
Back in Black
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
Highway to Hell
Whole Lotta Rosie
Let There Be Rock
T.N.T.
For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)
Shot Down in Flames

This fantastic show was filmed for the official release „Stiff Upper Lip Live“ – this is it:


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18/06/2014:
TALISMAN COLLECTION – Salzburg (Rockhouse – Bar)
Support: FIN & Victoria Kofler

Talisman Collection - Salzburg (Rockhouse - Bar) (18.06.2014) Ticket © Alex Melomane

Talisman Collection – Salzburg (Rockhouse – Bar) (18.06.2014) Ticket © Alex Melomane

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18/06/2000:
PEARL JAM – Salzburg (Residenzplatz – Open Air)

One of the best shows I’ve ever seen took place at the wonderful Residenzplatz in Salzburg. And it was my very first live experience with Pearl Jam! The weather was perfect and at the end of the show the full moon was over the stage. This was a very special and magic night – for the crowd and for the band. It was obvious that Eddie Vedder and his band enjoyed every second of the performance. Needless to say that I became a huge Pearl Jam fan after this outstanding night! And it was also the beginning of releasing all recordings of this tour – so I’ve got my own copy and you can get yours here!

I can remember a funny situation – after the support band left the stage I was queuing for some beers. While I was waiting my friend messaged me on the mobile – he tole me that Eddie Vedder was playing an acoustic song solo! Damn, and I missed this ;-(

Pearl Jam - Salzburg (Residenzplatz)(18.06.2000) Ticket © Alex Melomane

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The Setlist:
Sometimes
Breakerfall
Grievance
Corduroy
Animal
Gods‘ Dice
State of Love and Trust
Nothing as It Seems
Alive
Daughter
Once
Lukin
Not for You
Light Years
Leatherman
Present Tense
Rearviewmirror
Go
Do the Evolution
Insignificance
Even Flow
Wishlist
Better Man
Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town
Thin Air
Black
Rockin‘ in the Free World

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18/06/2010:
AC/DC – Paris (Stade France)
Support by Killing Machine & Slash (Guns ‚N Roses)

Another AC/DC show – another headbanging night and it was a sort of reunion with Slash, who I saw with Guns ‚N Roses back in the nineties. And to be honest – I didn’t expect anything when the guitar hero entered the stage with his new band. But when they started the show I was completely speechless! And I surprised myself while singing some classics along with the crowd 😉

The Setlist:
Ghost
Back from Cali
Nightrain
Rocket Queen
Sucker Train Blues
Starlight
By the Sword
Civil War
Slither
Sweet Child o’mine
Paradise City

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Then another „Black Ice“ show started – no surprises since the last shows and so AC/DC performed in their well known way: straight-forward as you can see on the videos listed below.

AC/DC - Paris (Stade de France)(18.06.2010) Ticket © Alex Melomane

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
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)

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21/06/1997:
JEHTRO TULL – Munich (Rudi-Sedlmayer-Halle)

This was one of my favorite Tull shows of the nineties. Why? Well, just check out the setlist listed below! They opened with the classic „A Song for Jeffrey“ – the very first time for me to hear this tune live from Ian Anderson! And then „Aqualung“ and „Thick as a Brick“ followed – perfect! Normally you hear these songs as an encore and not that early! So after this wonderful start everybody was completely into the show, I do guess 😉

And more highlights followed: „Skating away on the thin Ice of the new day„, „We used to know“ (full version!) and „Acres Wild“ were my personal highlights of that night. „Back to Budapest“ feat. Leslie Mandoki was also a nice surprise, but to be honest, another Tull surprise as they did one month later in Austria would have been much more appreciated 😉

Jethro Tull - Munich (Rudi Sedlmayer Halle)(21.06.1997) Ticket © Alex MelomaneThe Setlist:
A Song for Jeffrey
Aqualung
Thick As A Brick
Dangerous Veils
In Sight Of The Minaret
Beside Myself
Misère
Skating Away On The Thin Ice Of The New Day
Bourée
Songs From The Wood/Too Old To Rock’N’Roll/Heavy Horses
Back To Budapest*
We Used To Know
Flying Dutchman (Intro)/My God
In The Grip Of Stronger Stuff
Acres Wild
Nothing Is Easy
Locomotive Breath
Living in the Past/Dogs In The Midwinter (Instrumental)/The Dambusters March/Cheerio
* : with special guest Leslie Mandoki.

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22/06/2011:
ARCADE FIRE – Wiesen (Open Air)
Support by The Weakerthans & Jose Gonzalez (Junip)

Before one of the best live acts began, The Weakerthans and Jose Gonzalez opened the show. Especially Jose Gonzalez, who is also memeber of a band called Junip, did a wonderful job. As you can see and hear here – his version of the Massive Attack classic „Teardrop“:


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Then Arcade Fire entered the stage with full force. It was the second time that I was seeing them live and it was again breathtaking! Just check out the videos listed below!

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The Setlist:
Ready to Start
Keep the Car Running
No Cars Go
Haïti
Modern Man
Rococo
Crown of Love
The Suburbs
The Suburbs (continued)
Month of May
Neighborhood #2 (Laika)
Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
We Used to Wait
Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)
Rebellion (Lies)
Intervention
Wake Up
Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)

Arcade Fire – Wiesen (Open Air)(22.06.2011) Review Kurier © Alex MelomaneMore reviews form various Austrian newspapers:
Der Standard„, „Kleine Zeitung“ & „Die Presse„.

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24/06/2003:
JEHTRO TULL – Munich (Zenith)
Support by Leslie Mandoki & Soulmates
(incl. Masha and also Ian Anderson, Jonathan Noyce & Doane Perry on six songs).

Well, this one was another average Jethro Tull performance. Very solid but nothing special. The support acts were really annoying althougth Ian Anderson, Jonathan Noyce and Doane Perry contributed on six tracks. And it was not a good idea to have Masha as the background singer – her singing especially during „Heavy Horses“ was not really a revelation …

Jethro Tull – Munich (Zenith)(24.06.2003) Ticket © Alex MelomaneThe Setlist:
Living In The Past
Nothing Is Easy
Some Day The Sun Won’t Shine
With You There To Help Me
Beside Myself
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,
Fat Man
Hunting Girl
Count The Chickens
Dot Com
Eurology
Songs From The Wood/Too Old To Rock’N’Roll…/Heavy Horses
Flying Dutchman (intro)/My God,
Budapest,
Mayhem Jig,
Aqualung,
Wind Up (short version),
Locomotive Breath/Protect And Survive/Cheerio

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25/06/2014:
PEARL JAM – Vienna (Wiener Stadthalle)

Pearl Jam– Vienna (Stadthalle)(25.06.2014) Ticket & Wristband © Alex Melomane

Pearl Jam– Vienna (Stadthalle)(25.06.2014) Ticket & Wristband © Alex Melomane

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25/06/2001:
GARY MOORE – Munich (Colosseum)

Unfortunately I can’t really remember this show. A friend of mine was a huge Gary Moore fan and so I accompanied him that night. And as I love Blues and Rock I was quite sure that I wll like this performance. And I really did, but I hardly remember any of the songs beside „Still got the Blues„.

The (likely) Setlist:
You Upset Me Baby (Albert King cover)
Cold Black Night
Stormy Monday (T-Bone Walker cover)
Oh, Pretty Woman (Roy Orbison cover)
All Your Love (Otis Rush cover)
Walking by Myself (Jimmy Rogers cover)
Still Got the Blues
Too Tired (Johnny Watson cover)
The Sky Is Crying (Elmore James cover)
How Many Lies
Fire (The Jimi Hendrix Experience cover)
Enough of the Blues
The Blues Is Alright (Milton Campbell cover)
The Prophet

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27/06/2001:
JEHTRO TULL – Munich (Tollwood Festival)
Support by The Young Dubliners

After the last Tull show I attended in Bad Reichenhall a few weeks ago (just scroll this site up to 4th June 2006) I was very looking forward to this one, because I had an interview date with Mr. Ian Anderson! My camera man Tom (thanks a bunch, Dude!) and me queued up at the Tollwood Festival and tried to contact the tourmanager. After a few minutes we entranced the location – a very interesting experience to be in the tent before anybody else was aloud to. So backstage we were told that Ian will not do the interview. I answered that I can interview anybody from the band and while we waited for our interview partner, Andy Giddings were joking with the roadies playing with a water pistol. As I said „Hey Andy!“ he fired on me and everybody laughed. For Heaven’s Sake our camera didn’t become wet – so thanks Andy 😉

Meanwhile the tourmanager came back and told us that Mr. Martin Barre is ready for the interview. So we build up the camera and one of my all time favorite guitar player showed up. This was my second interview so it’s obvious that I was nervous as you can see on the finished interview 😉

After the interview we talked on and it was a very interesting conversation as you can imagine 😉 And Martin was so kind to sign all the covers, posters and pictures I brought along. When we left the scenery we get backstage passes – so I was really in heaven. First, I interviewed one of my musical heroes, secondly I was able to be backstage with my favorite group. I felt the massive amount of serotonin coming up in my body and so I watched the performance with a BIG smile all the time 😉

During the performance I wandered through the people – but nevertheless I enjoyed every minute of the show. The setlist was the same as in Bad Reichenhall. Also the „My Friend Harvey“ joke with the rabbit on stage during the „Mayhem Jig„. And unfortunately I also remembered when Martin did a little mistake during the opening riffs of „Aqualung„. I was quite sure that he disappointed himself in some way, because he is a perfectionist and this is one of the reason why Mr. Barre has a big reputation in the music scene.

Jethro Tull – Munich (Tollwood)(27.06.2001) Backstage Pass © Alex Melomane Jethro Tull – Munich (Tollwood)(27.06.2001) Ticket © Alex Melomane

With our backstage passes we enjoyed to be very close with the band – a very special and unique experience to see Ian Anderson, Martin Barre, Doane Perry, Jonathan Noyce and Andrew Giddings just floating around the people 😉

The Setlist:
My Sunday Feeling
Cross-Eyed Mary
Roots To Branches
Thick As A Brick
Sweet Dream/Kelpie (Instrumental)
Hunt By Numbers
Bourée
The Water Carrier
The Habanero Reel
Set-Aside
Pibroch (Instrumental)
Songs From The Wood/Too Old To Rock’N’Roll/Heavy Horses
In The Grip Of Stronger Stuff
Love Story
Mayhem Jig
Aqualung
Locomotive Breath
Living In The Past/Protect And Survive (Instrumental)
Cheerio

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27/06/2004:
KAIZERS ORCHESTRA – Vienna (Donauinselfest – FM4 Stage – Open Air)

My first live experience with Kaizers Orchestra – an outstanding band from Norway! The show was part of the so called „Donauinselfest“ in Vienna. This festival takes place on an island on the Danube every year and it’s completely free. The Kaizers played as the last band on the FM4 stage and when you walked around the island you have to watch your steps because of splinters of glass, drunken people and it seemed that there was a huge alcoholic cloud all over the place.

Anyway – the band didn’t disappoint me and they proved again why many people think that Kaizers Orchestra is one of the best live bands. Although all songs are sung in Norwegian the music and the performance hooked everybody immediately. If you have the chance to see this band live on stage – just be there! You won’t trust your ears and eyes when you see Kaizers Orchestra live the very first time! But be warned: You can be disappointed when you see them again, because the performances (apart from the setlist) don’t change very much.

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30/06/1993:
JETHRO TULL- Vienna (Arena – Open Air)
Support by Georg Nussbaumer

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Jethro Tull me and my friends went to Vienna to see Ian Anderson & Co. performing at the open air location Arena. The Austrian musician Georg Nussbaumer did a fine support job. The blind piano player cheered us up in an entertaining way.

Then it was the fifth time for me seeing Jethro Tull live in action. The band performed in an excellent way and also the setlist was very good chosen. Songs from the beginning like „My Sunday Feeling„, classics („Living in the Past„), hits („Locomotive Breath„), rarities („Black Sunday„) and also newer stuff („This is not Love„) took us on a fantastic ride through the last 25 years of the band’s history. As Jethro Tull played two days later in Wels again it was obvious that we have to be there too 😉

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The Setlist:

My Sunday Feeling
For a Thousand Mothers
Living in the Past
Bourée
So much Trouble
With you there to help me
Steal
Black Sunday
Sossity: You’re a Woman/Reasons for Waiting
Songs from the Wood/Too old to Rock’N’Roll/Heavy Horses (Medley)
Later that same Evening (Instrumental)
Life is a long Song
Thick as a Brick
Andy Giddings‘ Parrot
Budapest
A new Day Yesterday
Passion Jig/Seal Driver (Instrumental)
Farm on the Freeway
This is not Love
Aqualung
Locomotive Breath
Cross-Eyed Mary
Dharma for One

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30/06/2012:
FAIRPORT CONVENTION – Seeham (Seebühne – Open Air)

As a huge fan of Jethro Tull I always wanted to see long time bass player Dave Pegg with his band Fairport Convention. Finally I made it and it was just perfect – a wonderful location on the lake called Obertrumer See. Simon Nicol (lead vocals, guitar), Ric Sanders (violin), Gerry Conway (drums) and Chris Leslie (mandolin, fiddle and vocals) played songs from the last 45 years band history and so I get an amazing performance with all classics, rarities and hits from their huge backcatalogue 😉

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Very nice compilation of this night:

The Setlist:
Walk awhile
Crazy Man Michael
Albert & Ted
Farewell Farewell
The Hexhamshire Lass
The Hiring Fair
Tale of John Goudie
Genesis Hall
Cell Song
Wake up John (Hanging Song)
Mercy Bay
Jewel in the Crown
My Love is in America
Honour & Praise
Sir Patrick Spens
Rosie (dedicated to Edith)
Fotheringay
Danny Jack’s Reward
Matty Groves
Encore Break/Happy Birthday with cake
Meet on the Ledge

More videos of that night can you see here (thanks to Walter again) 😉

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Latest Update: June 2015

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

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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 😉

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Latest Update: May 2015

Concerts (March)

04/03/2007:
KAMCHATKA – Salzburg (Rockhouse – Bar)
Support:
Sons of Morpheus (CH)
Ultima Radio (A)

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04/03/2007:
DEVASTATIONS – Vienna (Chelsea)

Tom Carlyon (Vocals & Bass), Hugo Cran (Drums & Percussion), Conrad Standish (Guitar) & Andrea Lee (Keyboards) created a wonderful sound landscape at the Chelsea in Vienna. The Devastations are originally from Australia, but I was told that they work and live nowadays in Europe, played that night songs from their two releases „The Devastations“ and „Coal„. And as far I remember also some brandnew tunes which should be released on „Yes, U„. And if I’m right they performed the wonderful „The saddest Sound“ too – one of their best compositions!

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Signed Devastations Single © Alex Melomane After the show I did some shopping on the merchandising. So I bought myself a shirt and the limited vinyl single „The low Road“/“Tomorrow is a long Time“. And the band was so nice to sign every cover – thanks again 😉

Devastations - Signed Cover (04.03.2007) © Alex Melomane

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06/03/1991:
JERRY LEE LEWIS – Salzburg (Sporthalle)
Support by the local band The Booze Family

Thanks to my girlfriend at that time who gave me this ticket as a birthday present 😉 So it was the very first time for me to see a real legend – The Killer himself, Mr. Jerry Lee Lewis! As far as I can remember it was a short set but he gave us everything we expected – a wild Rock’n’Roll show with all his legendary hits like „Whole lotta Shakin‘ goin‘ on“ or „Great Balls of Fire„.

Jerry Lee Lewis – Salzburg (Sporthalle)(06.03.1991) Ticket © Alex MelomaneJerry Lee Lewis - Salzburg (Sporthalle)(06.03.1991) Salzburger Nachrichten Review © Alex Melomane

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07/03/2015:
COLOUR HAZE – Salzburg (Rockhouse)
Support:
RADIO MOSCOW (USA)
CHERRY CHOKE (UK)

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07/03/2009:
O’DEATH – Ebensee (Kino)

As you might know I’m very addicted to a Denver band called Slim Cessna’s Auto Club, which I was going to see live for the first time in April 2009. And as I was told that O’Death from the US is playing at the Kino in Ebensee I supposed something in that way: A very intense performance which will blow me away. Well, and this happened. Greg Jamie (Vocals & Guitar), Gabe Darling (Ukulele, Guitar & Banjo), David Rogers-Berry (Drums & Chains), Bob Pycior (Fiddle) & Newman (Bass) did a breathtaking performance which left me speechless in some way.

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The Setlist:

Down to Rest
Low Tide
Adelita
Only Daughter
On an Aching Sea
Underwater
Grey Sun
Fire on Peshtigo
Mountain Shifts
Legs to Sin
Angelina
Allie Mae Reynolds
Home
Vacant Moan
Busted Old Church
Ratscars/Lean-To
Crawl through Snow
I think I’m fine
Ain’t no Sleeping for the Death
A Light that does not dim
Nimrod’s Song (Pixies Cover)
Nathaniel
Rise up

As you can see most of the songs were from the current release at that time called „Broken Hymns, Limbs & Skin„.
After the show I did some shopping at the merch stand and talked a little bit with Gabe,  Greg, David and Bob. They were so kind to sign my Murder By Death Split Single as you see below 😉

Signed O'Death/Murder By Death Split Single © Alex MelomaneThanks again for this awesome night – it was the perfect soundtrack to my private birthday party 😉

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08/03/2014:
ANDI ALMQVIST – La Spezia (Distro)

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09/03/2014:
ANDI ALMQVIST – Pavia (Da Trapani)

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09/03/2007
ELENI MANDELL – Ebensee (Kino)

Eleni Mandell, an outstanding singer and songwriter from the US, played during her „Miracle Of Five“ tour also in the tiny village Ebensee at the Kino. Eleni and her band were in a very good mood and it was obvious that all the people fell in love with her beautiful songs. And she played two encores that night 😉

After the show I met her for a little chat and Eleni was so nice to sign some covers.

The Setlist:
Dreamboat
Afternoon
Snake Song
Moonglow
Girls
Salt Truck
My Twin
Pauline
Silverlake Babies
Perfect Stranger
Make-Out King
Somebody Else
Just a Dream
Needle and Thread
Miss me
Wings in his Eyes
Dutch Harbor
Nightmare Song
Personal
Nickel Plated Man
Home
Close the Door

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09/03/2001:
PJ HARVEY – Munich (Colosseum)
Support: GIANT SAND (feat. Howe Gelb, Joey Burns & John Convertino)

My first PJ Harvey live experience in Munich at the Colosseum (and NOT at the Babylon like it is printed on the ticket!), which was located in an area called Kunstpark Ost, where a lot of bars and locations were built. Before the show Giant Sand feat. Howe Gelb, Joey Burns and John Convertion did the support. Well, a few years later two of that line up should be well known all over the world as Calexico!

Polly Jean Harvey had a little cold and so some light problems with her voice. She excused during the songs for this but nevertheless her performance was brilliant. Most of the songs were from the current album called „Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea„.

Some Songs of that night were:

This Wicked Tongue
This Is Love
Good Fortune
Send His Love To Me
A Place Called Home
30
Man Size
Angelene
The Whores Hustle & The Hustlers Whore
Dry
Big Exit
Horses In My Dreams
Sheela Na Gig
Down By The Water

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10/03/2014:
RUF’S BLUES CARAVAN – Salzburg (Rockhouse – Bar)
Featuring:
Laurence Jones
Christina Skjoberg
Albert Castiglia
Eliana Cargnelutti

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10/03/1993:
REINHARD MEY – Salzburg (Sporthalle)

The second time after 1991 that I saw the German singer/songwriter Reinhard Mey live in concert. At the same place two years ago but with brandnew songs from his album „Alles geht!„.

Reinhard Mey - Salzburg (Sporthalle)(10.03.1993) Ticket © Alex MelomaneAfter the show some fans were waiting for Reinhard to sign some covers and tickets – like mine 😉

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13/03/2015:
VDELLI – Kufstein (Kulturfabrik)
Support: 22 Top (DE)

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19/03/1991:
REINHARD MEY – Salzburg (Sporthalle)

One of my heroes when I was a little child. My Mum loved this singer and songwriter from Germany, who was  also very famous in France in the sixties/seventies under his French name Frederik Mey. Beside this he is also very well known in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. My girlfriend at that time was still a huge fan so I took this possibility to see Reinhard Mey live the very first time at Salzburg. Some of his hits are „Über den Wolken„, „Wie vor Jahr und Tag„, „Ich bin Klempner von Beruf“ or „Die heiße Schlacht am kalten Buffett„. Also he played many songs from his current album called „Farben„.

Reinhard Mey - Salzburg (Sporthalle)(19.03.1991) Ticket © Alex Melomane

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20/03/2015:
WORRIED MAN AND WORRIED BOY – Salzburg (Rockhouse Bar)
Support: Fräulein Hona (AT)

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22/03/2014:
CARVIN JONES BAND – Enns (d’Zuckerfabrik)

 

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22/03/2000:
JACKIE LEVEN – Munich (Muffathalle – Cafe)

A friend of mine take me along to this show of the British folk musician Jackie Leven at the small Cafe at the Muffathalle in Munich. A very nice evening and Jackie was talking a lot between the songs. And I can remember he was saying that the most „plastic pubs“ are located in Vienna! And I have to admit that he was right. Unfortunately Jackie Leven passed away on the 14th November 2011. He is sorely missed but his beautiful songs will live on forever …

Jackie Leven - Munich (Muffathalle - Cafe)(22.03.2000) Ticket  © Alex Melomane

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24/03/2015:
DUKE ROBILLARD BAND – Salzburg (Rockhouse – Bar)

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24/03/2014:
HENRIK FREISCHLADER – Salzburg (Rockhouse)
Support: Chris Kosma Band

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25/03/2001:
DEE DEE RAMONE – Munich (Club 2)

Another legend on my personal concert list: Dee Dee Ramone (born as Douglas Glen Colvin) from the one and only THE RAMONES! It was a typically Punk-Rock-Night: A tiny and full crowded club, sweat and smoke was everywhere and Dee Dee rocked with his band like hell! Just counting „One, Two, Three, Four“ on every song 😉 A friend of mine met him backstage before the show and so I got a signed copy of the release „Greatest & Latest“ which was the current album that time. Beside some new songs Dee Dee re-recorded also some Ramones classics for this one.

Dee Dee Ramone - Signed Cover (25.03.2001) © Alex MelomaneUnfortunately the next year I heard about Dee Dee Ramone’s death – he left the building on the 5th June 2002 … R.I.P.

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26/03/2014:
RODRIGUEZ – Vienna (Wiener Stadthalle – Halle F)
Support: Cory Becker

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27/03/2009:
AC/DC – Munich (Olympiahalle)

Back in 2001 I had my very first AC/DC live experience in the same city and almost at the same location. At that time Angus Young, Malcolm Young, Phil Rudd, Cliff Williams and Brian Johnson rocked the Olympiastadium, which is a stone throw away from the Olympiahalle. The concert was amazing – you can prove this by watching the official DVD “Stiff Upper Lip Live”, which features the whole show. As I was very far away (on a sitting place around 150 meters away from the stage) then, this time I was very looking forward to see AC/DC quite nearer – and with my special “Fan Ticket” it would be possible.

AC/DC - Munich (Olympiahalle)(27.03.2009) © Alex Melomane

As we arrived by tube a lot of people were standing around with signs in their hands “Tickets wanted!”. And it was obvious that really nobody sold tickets! This experience was really new to me, because at every concert I went – especially when they were officially sold out, just like AC/DC at that night – there were enough possibilities to buy tickets. But not this time.

As we had special “Fan Member Tickets” we entered the Olympiahalle via a special entry. Then we headed down to the arena and looked for a nice place. Finally we were standing approximately in the 15th row on the left side just in front of the stage. At 20.00 the support act The Answer from Ireland began to play. My friend told me before, that this band is really a very good one. Musically nothing special (classic hardrock) but with a lot of power. The singer reminded me immediately on Robert Plant: Long hair, the same acting on stage and also the singing was very similar. The others (drums, guitar and bass) played a fresh heavy rock sound, which was like Led Zeppelin meets Guns N’ Roses. Nothing really special, but nevertheless very impressing in some way. The Answer created an excellent atmosphere and did a very good support job. After approximately 40 minutes they left the stage and so we waited for AC/DC. In the meantime we drank some beers which were served in special AC/DC plastic cups.

As the clock showed 21.05 the lights went out and on the big screen above the stage a clip started. A very funny cartoon video, which featured AC/DC and some hot and nice ladies. Typically AC/DC – in one scene you saw Brian Johnson smiling out of the so-called “Rock’n’Roll Train”, and a few seconds later the head of a blonde girl appeared after some special job – I guess, you know what I mean 😉

Then you saw Angus as the “Devil Engine Driver” putting more and more coals in the oven. The train got faster and faster, the heat was going to explode and two of the girls cared about Angus. As he was smiling and his devil tail got harder, it seems, that he also liked this kind of emergency treatment. So there was no way to stop the train and so it headed with full force into the station and exploded finally. After that a firework was started AC/DC entered the stage with the new track “Rock’n’Roll Train”. What an opening – just perfect and by starting to headbang I got the creeps immediately! It was just amazing to see these legends rocking with full force! Imagine – these guys are all over 50 years old and still rock like hell! Behind the band there was a big derailed locomotive installed. The classic “Hell ain’t a bad Place to be” followed and it sounded like always in the last three decades – straight forward with these magic riffs. Speaking about magic riffs – “Back in Black” was next and the audience went nuts again! “We’ve got a song for you from the new album” introduced Brian Johnson “Big Jack”. During the refrains, really everybody was singing along with the former Geordie front man. “Munchen, we’ve got something for you” said Brian before the classic “Dirty Deeds done dirt cheap” was played. Not later than this song it was obvious that AC/DC was in a perfect mood: Brian sang his lungs out, Angus rocked and headbanged like always, Phil drummed exactly like a Swiss watch, Cliff worked on his bass by shaking his head all the time and rhythm master Malcolm riffed in his very own and special way. “Shot down in Flames” reminded us on Bon Scott again and with “Thunderstruck” the audience was proved again for its vocal abilities. “This is from the ‘Black Ice’ album – this one’s called ‘Black Ice’”. Just fantastic that they played this one, because it’s one of my personal favorites of the last LP. And it was another evidence that the fans, who cheered loudly, really love the new recording. After that another classic came along: “It’s getting hot in here! We’re gonna sing a song about a dirty woman. She was a two faced woman, told two faced lies. She was so mean. It’s a song called ‘The Jack’ – come on and sing with us”, Brian instructed us, while Angus played some riffs and notes during the introduction. So it was no surprise that everybody was singing along again and during this long version of approximately nine minutes, Angus made his striptease and showed us finally his AC/DC pants. Then the bell was coming down and the next highlight rocked us with full force: “Hells Bells”, in which everybody headbanged and sang like there was no tomorrow. With “Shoot to Thrill” a song followed, which was played unbelievably exact and perfect! I never heard this one in such a fantastic version! Angus rocked the whole stage and Brian – although he has to fight with his voice – gave really more than just 100 percent! “Okay, we do a song from the new album – this one’s called ‘War Machine’, said Brian with his typically dirty laughing. What can I say? Another brandnew song which fit in the setlist perfectly. The riffs, energy and rhythm – typically AC/DC. “Anything goes”, which is in my opinion a weak song, was nevertheless powerful and it seemed that the audience didn’t care about my thoughts and still rocked on. With “You shook me all Night long” another song from “Back in Black” followed. Before I saw AC/DC the first time live, I never liked this one too. But back in 2001, when I had my first live experience with Angus & Co, I had tears in my eyes when I listened to this tune, which was played in all radio stations all over the world back in 1980. So I smiled and enjoyed it completely again! “T.N.T.” showed us Angus as a perfect “Oi, Oi, Oi” singer! Unbelievable how fit this man still is! And for “Whole lotta Rosie” he showed us again, how a over 50 years old guitar player can rock! Wonderful solos and his typically acting made this evergreen very special again. During this song a big “Rosie” was blown up at the stage and sat on the derailed locomotive. And it seemed that she tipped rhythmically with her left foot to the song! With “Let there be Rock”, which endured over 15 minutes, the audience forgot everything. All were headbanging like hell and during this song all covers (from “High Voltage” until “Black Ice”) were shown on the big screen. Especially when “If you want Blood, you’ve got it” (with the unforgettable Bon Scott) appeared, the audience cheered loudly. Yeah – this man will be never forgotten! Although Brian forgot some lines, the performance of this one was simply outstanding. Angus ran with his guitar from the stage to a sort of bridge which was installed between the first 30 rows. There a car hoist lifted him higher on a special small stage on which he rocked, shaked, sweat and wriggled on the floor like in the older days. With “See you, good Night” Brian finished the song and the encore break followed. After approximately five minutes Angus was lifted on the main stage. With devil horns on his head he played some solo tunes before “Highway to Hell” transferred us back in 1979. At the end of the song it was obvious that Brian has almost lost his voice, but he fought and tortured himself to find the right notes. Really very impressive! Then the well known intro of “For those about to Rock (We salute you)” played by Angus made us clear that this is the final song of the night. The guns were brought up on the stage and fired at the end of the songs very loudly. “We salute you all, see you again” were the last words from Brian before AC/DC left the stage.

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
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 (We Salute You)

We found us happily and full of sweat after this unique and powerful performance. It was simply unbelievable! After a few beers we headed to the merchandising and I bought myself a grey shirt, the official tourbook and a pair of the lighting devil horns.

AC/DC - Black Ice Merchandising © Alex MelomaneAC/DC - Black Ice Shirt (Front)  © Alex Melomane AC/DC - Black Ice Shirt (Back) © Alex Melomane

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So I’m really fucking happy, that I will have two more chances to see AC/DC live again in May (Munich – Stadium) and June (Paris – Stadium) this year! You know, as a big fan for three decades now, I have to see them as often as possible. Because if they will retire, there will be no more band like AC/DC again. Never!

AC/DC - Munich (Olympiahalle)Szene)(27.03.2009) Review Salzburger Nachrichten © Alex Melomane

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28/03/1999:
THE AFGHAN WHIGS – Vienna (Szene)

1965“ was the fantastic release in 1998 by the fabulous band The Afghan Whigs. As a huge fan I was very looking forward to the gig in Vienna at the Szene. And I was very surprised that the show was not sold out – to be honest, I do think that the hall was only one-third full. Anyway, Greg Dulli and his band gave us a unforettable performance. Perfect sound, a very well picked setlist and the edge of the stage was full with burning candles. A wonderful frame for this awesome band!

The Setlist:
Heaven on their Minds/Blame, Etc.
What Jail is like
Uptown again
Neglekted
When we two parted/Ex Factor
My Curse
Papa was a rolling Stone/Somethin‘ Hot
Going to Town
The Slide Song
Crazy
66
Faded
Citi Soleil
Should I stay or should I go? (Clash Cover)
Debonair
Omerta/The Vampire Lanois

Afghan Whigs - Shirt (28.03.1999)  © Alex MelomaneUnfortunately two years later The Afghan Whigs called it a day – so another unique band has left the stages …

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29/03/1988:
AL DI MEOLA – Wels (Schlachthof)

Another hero of my youth is Mr. Al Di Meola! He is one of the best guitar players in the world and many of you should know him from the legendary album „Friday Night In San Francisco“ (1981) which he recorded with the fantastic guitar men Paco De Lucia and John McLaughlin.
For me it was a real sensation that Al Di Meola is going to play in the small city of Wels at the Schlachthof. Due to some traffic and car problems the beginning was delayed and so we have to wait appr. two hours before the show began. Most of the songs were taken from the current album at that time called „Tirami Su„. The sound he created with his band was a sort of Fusion-Jazz-Rock thing, which was nice in some way, but also a little bit tiring. But when he began to play his classic tunes everything was forgiven – especially when he played one of my personal favorites called „Race with Devil on Spanish Highway„. During this song one of Al Di Meola’s string was torn but this was not really a problem for this outstanding guitar player 😉Al DiMeola - Wels (Schlachthof) Stage Sheet (29.03.1988) © Alex Melomane

Al DiMeola - Wels (Schlachthof) Flyer Front (29.03.1988) © Alex Melomane

Al DiMeola - Wels (Schlachthof) Flyer Back (29.03.1988) © Alex Melomane

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30/03/2015:
HUNDRED SEVENTY SPLIT – Salzburg (Rockhouse – Bar)
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31/03/2014:
moe. – Salzburg (Rockhouse – Bar)
Support: Jeff Aug

moe. – Salzburg (Rockhouse Bar)(31.03.2014) Ticket © Alex Melomane

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31/03/2007:
FATAL SHORE – Ebensee (Kino)

The tiny city of Ebensee is not that far away from my place so it’s always a good idea to visit concerts at the Kino. When the Australian/British group Fatal Shore was on the bill I didn’t really know this band but I’ve heard that there are some connections to Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. And as a huge fan of Mr. Cave I was very curious about the music that night. Singer & Guitarist Phil Shoenfelt, Bruno Adams (Vocals & Guitar) and Chris Hughes (Drums) convinced me immediately when they opened the show with „Black Venus„. Great performance and fantastic songs hooked me that much that I bought all Fatal Shore releases on CD after the show.

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Sadly Mr. Bruno Adams died two years later (18th April 2009) – another great musician has gone too early … R.I.P.

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