On a boat between Vienna and California: Waves Festival, Day One

With the arrival of Autumn comes Waves, one of Vienna's first club and showcase festivals. Following the Scandinavian example of By:Larm, the Waves Conference and Festival aims to bridge the gap between East and West and between live music and club culture by offering a 5-day event taking place mainly in clubs along the Danube channel and in and around its famous amusement park. With 12 stages – ranging from boats anchored on the water to small traditional coffee houses – and 80 acts, including freak-indie extraordinaire British Sea Power, dark and soothing Zola Jesus, hyperhyped EMA, but also a variety of DJs and local bands, Waves seems likely to appeal to almost everyone – wild hipster kids, distinguished music industry people and dancefloor club youth alike.

Soap&Skin @ Stadtsaal, Vienna 28/09/11

EMA @ Clubschiff, Vienna 28/09/11

EMA @ Clubschiff, Vienna 28/09/11

EMA @ Clubschiff, Vienna 28/09/11

EMA @ Clubschiff, Vienna 28/09/11

Day 2

Dry the River





Diver




Svavar Knútur



PILOTS.





Plastic Swans




Clara Luzia & Band




Day 3

Brasstronaut





Instrumenti






Sin Fang






Zola Jesus











Day 4