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Bardak Calendar December 24, 2007
Moscow Nitelife Roundup - January
By Jared Lindquist Browse author
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One of the up-and-coming bands on the Russian indie music scene is Kolomna post-rockers DUSTVEIL (January 25, Aktovy Zal, 20:00). Although I find their music to be rather hit-or-miss, they have a promising sound and seem open to experimentation, so we could someday see something big from them. Local post-rockers VERTICALS open. 

I know I just plugged SILENCE KIT (January 26, Aktovy Zal, 20:00) a few paragraphs ago, but until they literally start to play every weekend, I’m going to recommend you go see them, buy their CD, drink vodka with them, etc. 

Apparently the end of January is when foreign musicians stop being afraid to hit Moscow’s frozen streets, as Finland’s KIMMO POHJONEN (January 27, Ikra, 21:00) opens the foreigner season. Pohjonen is one of the most in-demand performers in Finland, where his exceptional ability on the accordion is apparently highly appreciated. That said, he does tend to be a little bit more experimental than that guy on the metro, which is why he was named Folk Musician of the Year in Finland in 1997, 97 and 98. At that point, they realized Finland didn’t have any more folk musicians, and just let the awards die out. 

Finally, the second foreigners to come to town this year hit it the same day as Kimmo, which is only fitting, as they’re from the same Scandinavian peninsula: Sweden’s IN FLAMES (January 27, B1 Maximum, 21:00). Part of the whole Scandinavian metal thing, In Flames have spent the last 15 years being better than most other bands, in at least one way that I can note: I can stand to listen to them.  

As we look forward to what 2008 brings (gigs already announced by EINSTURZENDE NEUBATEN, ANTI-FLAG, GEORGE CLINTON and others), I wanted to remind you of a the greatest scene of the Moscow concert scene in 2007: GOGOL BORDELLO’s Evgeny Gudz climbing on the back of B1’s security guard, and then performing an entire song from his perch while the helpless asshole stands and looks on. 

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