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Scheibsta & die Buben

ORF RadioKulturhaus Wien, Austria 20181010


The Spoon Agency based in Vienna, which includes acts like Flut, Viech, Krautschädl or Ezra Furman on their roster, invited to a very special evening at the ORF Radiokulturhaus just a few metres behind the Saint Charles Church where you can enjoy classical concerts.

Scheibsta & die Buben can look back on seven releases so far, and on this beautiful night, they draw from the full. The sound in the hall is brilliant, and additionally, a live-stream for this concert was available online. The band starts right away with the amazing “Schlecht drauf” from the “Bubenhits ‘16”. Right within the first few songs, they go from the latest release “Neues” to “Bist du noch wach?” with “Gerda” back to the time “when I was about 16 in 2004” with “Clown” from “Die Reime des jungen Gärtners”.

During the fun announcements the band reveals that they’ll play two sets this evening. For the first one, they play a cover of Georg KreislerUnd wenn’s nicht wahr ist”. And also a freestyle must not be missing. Three games the band invented for this occation. One is called “First Line”, and so they play a great Ska around a story beginning with “The dog of your neighbour is more beautiful than you.” With the “Bubenoutro II”, the band then leaves for a break.

The second set they start with “5. Streich” from “Max & Moritz“. Not only during “Die Lügnershow”, Scheibsta shows that he could be an actor too but also during this sweet short track, after which “Lieber Heinz” follows. The cover of this part of the show is by Topsy Küppers (who was married to Kreisler), that could be “a 90 minutes movie”: “Geben Sie acht!” The second freestyle game is “Three Words”, third would be “Bandname”. But for this time, Scheibsta creates a story of a gynaecologist around a “Ledersessel”, “Ananas” and “Haxespreizer”.

The whole concept of the band only works because every single one of them is a wonderful musician. And next to other highlights like the “Opernsänger” and “Tick Tack” at the end, a very big one is the announcement of the upcoming Album next year. Plus: the stage looks lovely already just with the prints from the artworks standing there.