Beach Party (Lovers no more): LinzFest 2005

Didi Neid­hart (AUT) /// 
Was­her (AUT) /// 
TJGG (AUT) /// 
Mikro­wel­le (GER) /// 
Win­ter­strand (AUT/GER) /// 
IGO:R (POL) /// 
Team Shade­tek (USA) /// 
Chris­ti­na N. (AUT) ///

Sat, May 14 2005, 15:00 /// 
Alt-Urfahr, Stein­metz­platzl, Ottens­hei­mer Stra­ße ///

Linz has to beco­me Hono­lu­lu! Uku­le­le, toast Hawaii, Jim­my Brown and Bri­an Wil­son, beach chairs, fol­ding-chairs and palm-lined beach. All the­se things one could enjoy at the “beach_party (lovers_no_more)” in plain May during the Linz­Fest 2005 and were arran­ged by qujOchÖ. But it’s not about Ibi­za or Bal­ler­mann in Mal­lor­ca, it’s is more about remin­ding Elvis (Blue Hawaii), Fred­die Quinn (Die Gitar­re und das Meer) and the Beach Boys (Sur­fer Girl)! A kind of stran­ge “Itsy Bit­sy Tee­nie Wee­nie Hono­lu­lu-Strand-Biki­ni” at the Alt-Urfah­ra­ner Donaustrand.

Actual­ly, the­re was a beach in Linz some years ago, loca­ted near­by the Bruck­ner­haus. But after put­ting up this buil­ding the beloved idyll disap­peared. After some years a new beach-eldo­ra­do was estab­lis­hed more in the East of the Nibe­lun­gen bridge and it beca­me “Litt­le Ita­ly” of Linz. qujOchÖ takes this litt­le para­di­se to give the­re a fre­aky beach-par­ty.

Bes­i­des the pret­ty design of the beach-ter­rain with Hawaii-bar (Toast Hawaii! Lomi­Lo­mi!! Hawai­ian Fruit Punch!!!), sun-loun­ges, adding pools with infla­t­a­ble palm trees and so on, one could enjoy dif­fe­rent trash- and C‑movies: “Psy­cho Beach Par­ty” (USA, 2000), “The Beach Girls and the Mons­ter aka The Mons­ter from the Surf” (USA, 1964), “Surf Nazis Must Die!” (USA, 1987), etc.

And no par­ty without music! The­re­fo­re, most­ly elec­tro­nic, musi­ci­ans were invi­ted to play on the beach: local-hero-live-sets of DIDI NEIDHARDT (skug, Wipe­out), TJGG (quitch), CHRISTINA N. (Radio Oran­ge, sval­ka) and WASHER (Keplar Rec.); and inter­na­tio­nal acts like the Ber­lin-Graz-for­ma­ti­on WINTERSTRAND (, Park-Label) with their dan­ce­ab­le sound instal­la­ti­ons, the Ber­lin-Dres­den elec­tro-surf-trash-group MIKROWELLE (Kami­ka­ze Rec., Ex-Think-About-Muta­ti­on) with their obscu­re and ludi­crous sta­ge show inclu­ding pie­ces from Jon Spen­cer Blues Explo­si­on, Ennio Mor­rico­ne till Dick Dale, the Polish pol­ni­sche sound-Inge­nieur I:GOR (Kiel­ce Ter­ror Squad, Sub­ur­ban Trash, Low Res, Han­gars Liqui­des, Mascha, M‑Tronic) and the New York TEAM SHADETEK (Shock­out, Sound-Ink) who was respon­si­ble for dif­fe­rent relea­ses at the Shef­field Label Warp Records (Aphex Twin, Autech­re, Squa­re­pu­sher, LFO, Boards Of Cana­da, …)!
Let’s go to the beach …

PS. An own instal­la­ti­on makes a view pos­si­ble to the ordi­na­ry Linz­fest at the Donau­län­de bet­ween Lent­os and Bruck­ner­haus!!!



(Pho­tos: qujOchÖ)