25 years of Garish

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December 2023

Twenty-five years. That's a long time to spend together. The band Garish now has this “silver” in front of their chest and a big common story and many small stories in their hearts, brains and under the hood.

On the occasion, they not only tell it themselves, but also let them tell it: On the record “Hands up, I can stand you,” which will be released in May 2023, friends and companions, but also musicians from other artistic dimensions, gather around the band. They recalibrate a potpourri of Garish songs - some with, some without the original artists; some that are already well-worn, but also completely new.

This “resocialization project,” as the band itself calls it, brings to light astonishing facets of a music group whose often seemingly unrewarded pioneering role in Austrian indie pop is ultimately undisputed. The six, seven or eight Amadeus nominations are more likely to give one the status of Martin Scorsese than to amount to a complaint: the intransigence and longevity of the work and creation radiate far more.

For Thomas Jarmer, Julian Schneeberger, Kurt Grath and Markus Perner, the essence was always something different: the joy of being on stage - and they didn't let that take away from them, on the contrary: “The stories I have are worth the trouble “, as it so beautifully says in “Then I’ll take heart”. A Garish concert: more than ever an emotional high mass - especially on the anniversary, with guests. “Hands up, I can stand you” will be released in May 2023 as a vinyl LP and on all digital platforms. At the concerts in Vienna (May 28th) and Oslip (May 17th) guests from the
Album to be on stage with the band. (press release)

An Arcadia event

Program and cast

Thomas Jarmer: vocals, accordion
Julian Schneeberger: guitar
Kurt Grath: bass
Markus Perner: drums
& special guests

PORGY & BESS Jazzclub

Porgy & Bess (actually, Jazz and Music Club Porgy & Bess ) is a jazz club in the Riemergasse 11 in the 1st district of Vienna. The club , founded in 1993 is considered " the most important jazz organizer and trendy meeting point " of the Austrian capital .

The program of Porgy & Bess speaks to a very large audience , about 70,000 guests a year ; is accordingly Jazz " understood very pluralistic ," and the program " even in fringe areas , such as electronic music , contemporary music and world music penetrated . " Many international artists , particularly from the U.S. space , see also Austrian musician here an opportunity to perform . The club also offers the stage for events, such as the award of the Austrian World Music Award.

Musicologist Christian Scheib According to the Porgy & Bess " at the same time essential for the development of the musical ( jazz ) reality of a City" and needs and uses ' plain commonplace as urban space music. " It creates itself " through artistic preferences, acoustic quality , capacity and real capacity, the necessary exclusion of other clubs. " Here, the different areas of the jazz clubs allow - the area in front of the stage with tables, upstairs gallery , a lateral area with a bar at counter - different intense concentration on the concert scene . For Jazzthetik Porgy & Bess is even a " traditional club . "

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