YouTube hit – and then what?

Date 18. Januar 2014
Start 19:00 Uhr
End 19:30 Uhr
Event Talk and short public gig
Place Side stage
With Koenigleopold

Austrian band Koenigleopold is a YouTube legend with “Kohlhauser,” their rap song in Austrian dialect (380,000 views), which tells of the rise and fall of a butcher in the Steiermark. In discussion, Lukas König and Leo Riegler will talk about how they met at the jazz workshop in Vienna, about the role of the community in their music and what it’s like to experience overnight online fame. There will also be a short live gig. Moderation: Stefan Adrian.

The concert starts at 22:00.

koenigleopold ©  Rania Moslam
© Rania Moslam

Koenigleopold is made up of Lukas König (drums, synthesizer) and Leo Riegler (electronics, turntables, vocals, clarinet), supported by Karolina Preuschl (rap, visuals). For the Netzkultur event in January 2014, the Austrian band is coming straight from the Netherlands where they will have performed at eurosonic, the major European music festival in Groningen.






©  Thomas Schweigert
© Thomas Schweigert.

Stefan Adrian was born in 1975 in Eisenstadt, Austria and grew up in Burgenland. Since 2002 he has worked as a journalist, for “Galore” magazine among others, and a freelance author (“Tim Raue –  Ich weiß, was Hunger ist”) in Berlin where – as Karl Kraus didn’t say –  he keeps on discovering that the difference between Germans and Austrians is their common language. But it isn’t always true. He heard of Koenigleopold for the first time via YouTube.