Music Diary – 13th November

Welcome back to my Music Diary – today for the 13th November!

In 2006 Nick Cave did a sort of solo tour – he was accompanied by the Bad Seeds members Martyn P. Casey, Jim Sclavunos and Warren Ellis. And yes, this line up is the same as in Grinderman, a side project by Nick Cave.

Nick Cave – Vienna (Konzerthaus)(13.11.2006) © Alex MelomaneSetlist, pictures and reviews from Austrian newspapers can be found here – just scroll down to the date 13/11/2006!


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Music Diary – 1st November

Hey music maniacs all around the world – welcome to another entry in my personal music diary!

Today, on the 1st November 2004 I took the chance to see the funpunker of The Toy Dolls live on stage. Olga and his boys played in Vienna at the Planet Music, which was formerly better known as the Rockhaus. Needless to say that it was a very funny performance including hits like “Nellie, the Elephant”, “Idle Gossip” and “Dig that Groove, Baby”!

The Toy Dolls - Ticket  Vienna (Planet Music)(01.11.2004) © Alex MelomaneMore concerts I attended in November all over the past years you can find here!


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Music Diary – 30th October

Welcome again to my personal Music Diary – today for the 30th October!

Back in 2002 Mr. Nick Cave played a special solo show feat. Warren Ellis, Jim White and Norman Watt-Roy in Vienna at the wonderful Burgtheater. It was obvious that this “band” didn’t play a long time together – I do think it was the very first time that they performed officialy. The soundcheck was VERY long so the show started one hour late. This performance was part of the 10th anniversary of the “schule für dichtung“, a school for poetry in Vienna for which Nick Cave did some lectures.

Setlist, pictures and reviews from different newspapers can be seen here (just scroll down to the bottom of the page).

Nick Cave - Vienna (Burgtheater)(30.10.2002) Flyer Back © Alex Melomane


Music Diary – 22nd October

Welcome to my personal Music Diary!

Today, on the 22nd October 2003, the amazing Walkabouts played a show in Vienna at the Szene. Larry Barrett did a wonderful support that night and after the show Chris Eckman and Carla Torgerson were so kind to sign some CD covers and the poster below – thanks again!

Signed by Carla Torgerson


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Music Diary – 28th July

Hello to my music diary for the 28th July!

Back in 2005 I attended a great Calexico show in Vienna at the Arena. The open air gig was started by singer Amos Lee and after that Joey Burns, John Convertino and the rest of the fantastic band gave us a performance which suited perfectly to the weather: WONDERFUL!

Setlist and some reviews you find here (just scroll down to 28/07):


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Hey Musicmaniacs all around the world!

I did some updates for the section „Concerts – July“ and uploaded tons of pictures (especially for the entries of Tom Waits and Woven Hand) – check them out:

Cheers and spread the word!

Alex Melomane

Music Diary – 20th July

Hello again to my Music Diary – today for the 20th July!

In 2003 I had my third live experience with Woven Hand – this time in Vienna at the club called Flex!


Check out my review (with setlist of course!) here:

Cheers & enjoy the summer 😉

Alex Melomane

Music Diary – 14th July

Welcome to another Music Diary entry!

The legendary Rolling Stones stopped on the 14th July 2006 during their “Bigger Bang Worldtour” in Vienna. And for my second Stones live experience I had a perfect place at the so called “Wavebreaker” respectively Keith Richards and the band rolled by with the special B stage through the crowd and just a few meters next to me 😉


As you can see on the date the concert was postponed due to Mr. Richards‘ coconut accident 😉

Pictures, videos, the setlist and more about this amazing show you can find here (scroll down to 14/07):


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Music Diary – 10th July

Another page in my music diary – and another Woven Hand concert:

On the 10th July 2006 David Eugene Edwards, Peter van Laerhoven, Pascal Humbert and Ordy Garrison performed in Vienna at the Szene and introduced us to the latest release „Mosaic„. And it was the first time that I saw the former 16 Horsepower bass man live again! My expectations were very high because the last three shows I attended in 2005 (Salzburg, Vienna and Bonn) were breathtaking and still fresh in my memory. This time the show was not that intense and I do think that it was because of the new line up. So I was quite sure that they will get along on stage better and better with the time – and this is what happened 😉


Pictures (by Kurt Rohrauer – thanks Kurt!), a review and the setlist you find here (scroll down to 10/07):

Other shows that day were also:
Lambchop in Ebensee (2009) and Dirtmusic with Tamikrest (Kino Ebensee) back in 2010! Pictures, reviews and setlists of these shows can also be found here!

Alex Melomane

Music Diary – 5th July

Welcome back to another concert entry in my music diary!

On the 5th July 2009 I had the pleasure to see Bruce Springsteen performing with his E Street Band in Vienna at the Ernst-Happel-Stadium.

It was my first live experience with The Boss and all I can say is: It was one of the most impressive performances I have ever seen. And I can confirm it – Bruce Springsteen is one of the best live acts all around the world!

Go here
and scroll down to 05/07 to see the whole show on video!

Pictures and a short review is also waiting for you there 😉

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