Budapest’s most unique live-music venue, the A38 Ship is screening concerts on its themed YouTube channel, covering the whole musical spectrum. Alternative rock from Pécs or Budapest, jazzy multi-instrumentation from Switzerland and opera-style art rock from the UK, some ten shows can be enjoyed over the autumn, each with an authentic live atmosphere generated at this floating concert hall moored on the Buda side of the Danube.

Universally acknowledged as one of the best concert venues in Europe, the A38 Ship is also popular with performers, some of whom make return appearances this autumn.

For a taste of what to expect in the coming weeks, take a look at previous shows at the A38 by these Hungarian and international acts, whose autumn concerts will also be available to watch on the venue’s YouTube channel.

Starting with artists returning from abroad, David Eugene Edwards previously appeared at the A38 in 2014 as part of Wovenhand:

;list=PL_owuGSgRIFUku94KfNdShJYHsIf2Trj- The alt-country rocker returns on 7 November for a show with Alexander Hacke of Einstürzende Neubauten fame. Tickets are going fast.

On 10 November, Berlin-based Swiss songstress Sophie Hunger is back at the A38 after her show here in 2013:

Mercury Prize nominee and multi-instrumentalist Anna Calvi wowed the A38 in 2014:

;list=PLTBDbyWDV8iXYingZU3_nCoiP1f3yW1pj Now she’s promoting her latest album Hunter. On the same night, 13 November, Swiss-American black metallists Zeal & Ardor play the Akvárium Klub, an A38 production.

;list=PL_owuGSgRIFVt1mFCkMMIa-EIDbbkvn9s Presenting their new album at the A38 exhibition space on 30 November, lively Lusitanians We Bless This Mess will be fronted by Nelson Graf Reis, the punk skateboarder who trod the boards here in 2017 as part of Melonas.


The special autumn concert series starts tonight, Friday, with an appearance by Hungarians 30Y, alt-rockers from Pécs. The set by the Beck brothers and bandmates will be streamed live, and also uploaded onto the YouTube channel. Here’s a sampleof what to look forward to, filmed in 2017:

;list=PLTBDbyWDV8iXpA792j8HRacfy6Sy4DqxQ For two consecutive nights next week, on 1 and 2 November, Hungarian band Szabó Benedek és a Galaxisok present their new album, a year after their previous appearance at the A38.

;list=PLTBDbyWDV8iXETZd46TllmFN3ctVGpl1B Then on 3 November, another renowned Hungarian group, Pál Utcai Fiúk, take the A38 stage. From a garage in Szigetszentmiklós in the summer of ’83, PUF fronted by Gábor ‘Lecsó’ Leskovics have carved out a long career in the music business. Here’s one of their shows from 2010:

Also playing a double-nighter, Hungarian alt-rockers Esti Kornél return to the A38 on 16 and 17 November after their show in 2016:

;list=PLTBDbyWDV8iW8rdzPIl1lyauUszqrB2_K Also on 30 November, at the main concert hall, evil genius Dr Béla Máriás leads his Tudósok tribe to new heights in danceable satire while presenting the band’s new compilation album. Here’s how their show went down in 2013.

;list=PLM4tzdCeCG-9O5_2nf4houf92syVnn0ME Support is provided by catchy iconoclasts Ricsárdgír.