Ellie Goulding’s show was short but awesome. Both the supporting bands weren’t my thing. But since I didn’t come for them but EG, all I can say is, whatever. She was great.
Archive for the ‘music’ Category
Based on the classic Swan Lake, the show give the old tale a new spin: A young prince who has grown tired with his partying lifestyle falls in love with a whore who is being controlled by her pimp through drugs.
Swan Lake Reloaded is a really cool show. The music is awesome, the dancing is pretty great and I thouhgt it was an interesting take on the story.
A Million Kisses to my Skin (music by Johann Sebastian Bach, choreography by David Dawson)
Dancers: Olga Esina, Vladimir Shishov, Nina Poláková, Denys Cherevychko, Liudmila Konovalova, Davide Dato, Maria Yakovleva, Natalie Kusch, Kiyoka Hashimoto
Eventide (music by Jan Garbarek, Philip Glass, choreography by Helen Pickett)
Dancers: Rafaella Sant’Anna, Ketevan Papava, Nina Poláková, Irina Tsymbal, Robert Gabdullin, Roman Lazik, András Lukács, Eno Peci
Windspiele (music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, choreography by Patrick de Bana)
Dancers: Masayu Kimoto, Erika Kovácová, Rafaella Sant’Anna, Zsolt Török, Attila Bakó, Marian Furnica, Tristan Ridel, Géraud Wielick
I got a free ticket for this show which was pretty cool. (Free tickets usually are, especially if it’s for stuff I actually like, like dancing.) Unfortunately, it was for a seat with limited view and I saw only half the stage (at best). But the half of the show I saw was really amazing.
Everlast is a rapper/singer-songwriter who came to Vienna for an acoustic concert.
I think it was in 2001 that I got Everlast tickets for my birthday (or maybe it was Christmas) and saw him live for the first time. And it was a great show. So when I heard that he came to Vienna again, I figured that I really had to see him. Then he played one of Vienna’s biggest concert halls, this time he played a small club and, as I said, an acoustic set. While the atmosphere couldn’t be more different, what stayed the same was how much I enjoyed it.
Muse are a rock band who recently hit Vienna with their current tour.
Muse are a seasoned live band who know how to play a show and entertain. If that means that the concerts are a little too professional maybe, it doesn’t really hurt that much. They are bombastic and extremely entertaining events.
I really love Mika’s music. It’s just so wonderfully colorful and fun and it’s the best thing to listen to when you want to feel happier. It’s a quality that translates perfectly to his live shows and I just left this one again, grinning from ear to ear.
Hubert von Goisern is an Austrian folk/rock musician. He did not have a supporting band (which, personally, I appreciated quite a lot).
Admittedly, I don’t know his music very closely, but the things I know I do like, so I thought I’d give a live show a try. And I was very glad I did. He is a real entertainer, his concert was really fun and I did like the music – also the things I didn’t know before. A very nice way to spend an evening.
MELPOMENA – LINE IN Yourself 2012 was an event at the Fluc, a mix of live concerts, exhibition and party. First there was a concert from Serbian electro-punk band Ilegalne emocije, then Bosnian duo Basheskia & Edward EQ were playing and then there was a DJ. During all of that there was also a photo exhibition of Branimir Prijak‘s work, called “Monuments of the Revolution” where he photographed monuments all over the former Yugoslavia. [I didn't know any of these artists before - I went there completely blind, actually not knowing exactly what I had signed up for at all. Adventure!]
Wiesen is a really nice festival location and we had almost perfect weather (it only rained before we came and only got a little cold towards the end). And the concerts were pretty nice – especially Mumford & Sons were great.