Josefstädter Straße Metro Station, 2010
People working for public transport in Vienna are law-abiding and not up for any negotiation. There’s no chance that they allow buskers to play at the well-lit train station. Even if these buskers are an up-and-coming band from Virginia, whose debut album “Gemini” received an enthusiastic review on Pitchfork. Thus mastermind Jack Tatum and his touring mates Clay Violand, Nathan Goodman and Michael Skattum set up their gear in the half-dark just outside the train station and start off with the song “Gemini”. More and more people, who attended their show, come by, sip their beer and enjoy the intriguing and catchy music. While Wild Nothing are playing “Your Rabbit Feet”, the occasional lightning gets more intense. There is a passing-by lady, who – not reflecting her intervention – takes some photos with flash. However, she is soon gone, while a big thunderstorm is rolling over the city. Time to run back to the venue!
- Michael Luger
- Sound Recording
- Mehmet Ender
- Post production
- Michael Luger
- Wild Nothing
Josefstädter Straße Metro Station
In the 1890s the famous Art Nouveau architect Otto Wagner designed a city railway along the Gürtel, that runs partly on a viaduct and is now the trace of the underground line U6. Josefstädter Straße is one of those historic stations and if you hop out here, you’ll find yourself amid the various bars, venues and small clubs along the busy Gürtel road. As the concert venues B72, Chelsea and rhiz are all close-by, we’ve filmed a whole lot of sessions around this area. If you head further out of town, you’ll soon arrive at lively Brunnenmarkt and Yppenplatz. If you take the other exit through the typical green swinging door of the historic station, you’ll face Breitenfelder Kirche.