IT’S (ABOUT) POLITICS

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TEH Meeting 81
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WUK, Vienna

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Attwenger

Special Guest: Erin Costelo


Main Hall

For more than 25 years the duo Markus Binder and HP Falkner have been making music together, which they themselves tag as groove-punk and turbo-polka. Their latest album ‘Spot’ focuses on the short format: 23 songs in 40 minutes.

On a daily basis Facebook, Twitter, and clickbait are clearly diminishing our attention span into headlines. “But the take-away attention span is becoming a really serious problem in the realm of political information: When only the headlines remain and there doesn’t seem to be any point in communicating background information, then the fatalism of the mainstream has its way,” says band member Markus Binder.

This album plays with a minimalist mix of traditional material and Afro-American influences, this time with an extra dose of electronic sounds. And naturally with Upper Austrian sing-song. But Attwenger always keep it international: “If you don’t understand the language, it won’t prevent you from understanding Attwenger.”

This band has graced our stage at least eight times since 1990. If we had a ‘Walk of Fame’ in the WUK courtyard, they would be the first ones with a star. Loyal, loud, sincere, and an alternative to all the mainstream out there – Attwenger also transport one of WUK’s main messages out into the world.

Special Guest: Erin Costelo

Attwenger