Last night, Rae and I went to Vienna Teng and Alex Wong’s performance at The Independent in San Francisco. It’s been quite some time since we last saw Vienna perform; once again, she did not disappoint. I especially enjoyed the additional musical layers in her live song renditions; she’s certainly come a long way from … Continue reading Vienna Teng at The Independent
I’ve been listening to Vienna’s new album, Dreaming Through The Noise, on repeat for the past several days. This is how I experience her music, letting it leave a permanent imprint on my auditory sensors and memories. The album at first glance appears to be a departure from her first two albums, Waking Hour and … Continue reading Dreaming Through The Noise
Despite their schedules being a click away, Eric and Vienna are hard people to keep track of. Eric recently returned from a trip to Fiji, where he continued to demonstrate his growing mastery of underwater photography. Vienna was getting ready for another mini-tour to Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and San Diego, before returning to San … Continue reading Mission Street with Eric and Vienna
Vienna Teng performed in front of a huge crowd at Cowell Theater last night, accompanied by musicians Jim Batcho (drums), ??? (bass), Eric Cheng (cello), Marika Hughes (cello), and Alan Lin (violin). Marika and Alan will be touring with Vienna for part of the year. Having toured with Vienna in the past, I wonder what … Continue reading Vienna Teng at Cowell Theater
Warm Strangers, the second album from singer-songwriter Vienna Teng was released today. Vienna performed in front of a huge crowd at the Borders Bookstore in Palo Alto. Two years ago, only a handful of people might have attended one of her in-store performances. Now, the line goes up and down the stairwell and around the … Continue reading Warm Strangers Release at Borders
This just in! Copies of Vienna Teng’s new album Warm Strangers were spied on the shelves at Santana Row Best Buy! The second full-length album from Vienna Teng was supposed to be released on Tuesday, February 24, 2004. It is likely that some over-zealous employee gave the go-ahead to put it up. Warm Strangers was … Continue reading Warm Strangers… Leaked!
Thanks to the heads-up by reader, James Matthews, I learned that Vienna Teng’s Waking Hour is now available on the iTunes Music Store! This is very cool! Her new album, Warm Strangers, is due out at the end of February. Check out the pre-order page from Amazon.
Best Buy would be one of the last places I could think of as a venue for Vienna Teng to perform. There she was last week, however, performing in front of fans and Christmas shoppers at the Best Buy in Santana Row in San Jose. Some of the usual fans were there, including Levi and … Continue reading Vienna Teng at Best Buy
Drove up to the City this afternoon to review some of the Vienna Teng East Coast Tour footage with a crew from Voice of America, who is doing a segment on Vienna. While Vienna and Jim worked on some new recordings, I reviewed the tapes with Lily. Overall, the footage was decent, but there is … Continue reading San Francisco
19 performances and a number of television and radio appearances later, we’re at the end of the East Coast Tour. Vienna’s tour began on March 27 at the Kendall Cafe in Boston, MA and today, April 17, it ended at The Basement in Nashville, TN. Nashville, as one might suspect, is a music town. I … Continue reading Vienna at The Basement