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Bardak Calendar March 7, 2008
Moscow Nitelife Roundup
By Jared Lindquist Browse author
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Last year I was fortunate enough to see aging rocker CHUCK BERRY (March 20, B1 Maximum, 20:00) perform in Moscow, and it was great. I can only hope that when I am 80 I am still able to walk, let alone rock out on stage every night. I don’t know if I’ll make it to see Chuck again, but he’s definitely worth a glance if you’ve never seen him live before.

Old-school German industrial band DIE KRUPPS (March 21, Apelsin, 20:00) is apparently still together, following the "success" of their 25th anniversary reunion three years ago. Although they became more metal in their later years, their early stuff is alright.

Sometimes you just want a night of enjoyable local bands. Look no further than Perm’s mod revivalists THE WHITE TRAINERS COMMUNITY (March 22, Aktovy Zal, 20:00), who will be playing with Moscow dance punk superstars DOT DASH as well as garage rockers THE CAVESTOMPERS. Last time we saw Dot Dash was opening for some popular Russian rock band at B1, so it’ll be nice to see them once again in more friendly confines.

Hopefully that gig will end in time to still catch the beginning of the NEILS CHILDREN (March 22, 16 Tons, 23:00) gig. The British post-punk band is supported by arty British no-wavers ELECTRICITY IN OUR HOMES and local post-punks MANICURE.

I guess since local post-rockers SILENCE KIT (March 23, B1 Maximum, 19:00) has no trouble filling up the smaller halls of 16 Tons, Ikra and Aktovy Zal, the logical next step for them is to try to play the relatively ginormous B1. Honestly, it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to me, but we’ll see what the indie kids can do.

Top Picks


Vermel / March 12, 19:00

It’s rare that we actually manage to have fun at gigs, since most everything sucks so horribly. Either the groups, or the public, or the club’s staff (and often all three). However, the 8-bit gurus of the Children of Dos collective manage to continuously throw some of the most fun parties we’ve ever been to in town. This time, for their "microrave," 777minus111, Kola Kid and Farnheim promise to keep the 8-bit Gameboy core rocking, and even to have "true" 8-bit video on display. Get fucked up and enjoy this mid-week breakdown.

St. Patrick’s Day

B2 / March 16, 19:00

Even though St. Paddy’s day isn’t officially until the 17th, we’ll take what we can get. B2 promises to have rivers of beer and whiskey flowing, and three plus hours of live music from the likes of Tintal, aka the Russian Pogues. So put down the vodka and the Stary Melnik, pick up a pint of Guiness and a glass of Jameson’s and get down with the Irish, if only for a day.

Eight Legs

16 Tons / March 21, 23:00

Up and coming British indie band Eight Legs certainly has decent taste: the band claims to draw influences from Hunter S. Thompson, The Smiths, Interpol, Libertines, Iggy Pop and Lou Reed among others. That said, their sound places them somewhere between Bloc Party and The Cure. The band is barely into their twenties, which is why their songs tend to deal with such deep issues as getting wasted, text messaging, and boredom.

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