Setup, performance and exit in less than 3 minutes. Which band could fit better for such a no-nonsense session than Lime Crush. They are part of the Fettkakao label family that is known for its D.I.Y. punk attitude. Lime Crush’s bass player, Andi, actually runs the label and the other band members play in several bands. We’ve for example already met frontwoman Veronika and drummer Panini for a session with their other project . In front of the lion statue at Secession (which is actually a statue of Marcus Antonius in his chariot drawn by lions, but Lime Crush prefered the view of the animals over the Roman politician and commander) the Viennese band decides not to scare off passers-by with one of their noisy punk songs, but strikes a softer, but not less infectious note with “I Don’t Wanna Die Alone”.
Vienna’s Secession is a world-renowned museum for contemporary art and especially Art Nouveau. It was built after plans from Joseph Maria Olbrich in 1898 and was the home of the eponymous group of artists around Gustav Klimt and Koloman Moser that rejected conservatism, traditionalism and historicism in architecture and arts. Today the Secession building is still a magnificent example of Art Nouveau architecture and houses temporary and permanent exhibitions (Gustav Klimt’s Beethoven frieze!). However, it’s a shame that it is situated amidst a heavy traffic island and has to face the home of the gambling corporation Novomatic.