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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Kunstmue Festival 2011 in Bad Goisern

Saturday, July 23, 2011 at festival Kunstmue I saw great bands playing. It was a rainy day, but never mind. The music was in a big tent. I interviewed organizers Flo and Gasti. This year it was a free event, no entrance fee!

members of the band OFFBEAT MAFIA
who played last year
- and I reported last year
I also took a few shots backstage when musicians spontanously made a a capella sing session. Some evergreens will never die: Steirischer Brauch, Kleine Nachtmusik (Serenade No. 13 - Mozart), Satisfaction, and ... and ... and. Some painted their face. Hey, that was funny!

My tip
musician with TV-producer
Mariam backstage
All in all it was worth to travel from Vienna to Bad Goisern to hear fine rockmusic. I am looking forward next year, because this event is growing. This year the tent was bigger than last year. A must event for Austro music fans.

Later I went off, did not find the way to after show party. So in rainy, dark night I was looking for my hotel. On the street I met Hindoslem also on errantry trip. For we could not ask somebody because noone remembered the name where the after show party takes place. Straying around and around and around in lonesome Bad Goisern.

Interview crasher
Know partycrasher or wedding crasher? When TV producer Ulla Bartel interviewed the organizer of the festival the band Hindoslem crashed into the interview with loud "uhuhuhuhuhuh". Spontanous actionism.

The group's name is a slang word meaning something like "neck slap". They combine Austrian folklore music with ska and rock. They won 1st price at local hero contest and with it a staging slot at Kunstmue festival. Funny rock, must sound very exotic for tourists.

Unfortunately I did not see this local death metal band. Bassguitar player Mike asked me for interview. I did what must be done ;-)

Interview with singer/guitarist Paul from Vienna. That's indie rock, the music I like. The more he said that Rolling Stones are a big influence. I really enjoyed the gig at the festival.

play melodic guitar solos based on a merciless drums and bass fundamental, a remarkable sound. I think this band is on the way up to Austro rock heaven. Where Angels are they play like the devil. Made an interview with them asking about the bandname. They have nothing to do with Hinduism or Islam.
The singer told me that young audience often don't know the old masters like Rolling Stones or Alice Cooper. Not this time. When they played a cover of "Schools out", an Alice Cooper hit from the 70s, the crowd sang along with the band.
Later then backstage the bassplayer asked me for a interview and adulates me ("the famous ViennaCC"). I said what must be said: Hindoslem are on the way up and play great rock - as I wrote above. This simply is my opinion, so go and listen to their music.

Gasmac Gilmore
last band this night. They combine Balkan rhythms with rock. Sounds interesting, is interesting, is musical nonconformism. Listen yourself.

The show is over...
and there was so much work to do for technicians, musicians and organizers.
Drums being removed
things ready for transport