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Moscow Nitelife Roundup
By Jared Lindquist Browse author
 
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In 2008 does anyone actually care about British punk stalwarts SHAM 69 (April 13, Tochka, 19:00)? I guess if you write a song as good as "If The Kids Are United," you’ll always have fans. Locals OI!BUZZ open.

I’m on record as being against metalcore, but the kids don’t listen to me, and still head out in droves when the genre’s leaders come to town. This time it’s Australia’s PARKWAY DRIVE (April 15, Tochka, 19:00), who will be joined by Germany’s WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH.

Me, I’ll be at the next MICRORAVE (April 15, Vermel, 19:00) party. The last one I went to was great, with dudes on stage making music from Gameboys, and everyone getting down. Only in my mid-20s, I felt that I was the oldest man in the room, so if you’re interested in getting to know the kids on the street, here’s the place. This time around, the party is hosted by GIX, SNORK25, 777MINUS111 and KOLA KID (not to be confused by THE KOALA KID.)

I’m not going to make any claims to understanding melodic death metal, but at least the chick singer of Sweden’s ARCH ENEMY (April 16, DK Gorbunova, 19:00) is a total fucking babe.

One of these days I’ll have to check out JAY-JAY JOHANSON (April 18, Ikra, 21:00), who plays here every two or three months and generally gets decent reviews. The Swede started out playing melancholy trip-hop before switching to electroclash a few years back.

Conversely, Bacardi is sponsoring some party featuring ACE OF BASE (April 18, B-Live Place, 23:00), BOY GEORGE and other randomness.

I first came in touch with American neo-soul singer ERYKAH BADU (April 19, B1 Maximum, 21:00) on her brilliant collaboration with THE ROOTS, "You Got Me." Since then, I haven’t actually followed her career much, but I know that if I find myself in the mood for some good soul music, I know where to go.

However, if I’m feeling in the mood for some trashy electronic music, I’ll check out WHITEY (April 19, Solyanka, 23:00). A misanthrope who spends his time skulking in dark corners, he has much in common with eXile staffers.

Ending the fortnight is English progressive rock band VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR (April 20, B1 Maximum, 20:00), who can crawl up JETHRO TULL’s ass and die for all I care, but Ames told me that they’re MARK E. SMITH’s favorite band or something, so I have to mention them.

Top Picks

Dj Fun2mass & Ruslan Rul

Kult. April 5, 22:00

Originally from Kharkov, Fun2Mass spins funky shit mixed with old skool hip-hop. Rul was trained playing jazz guitar, sometimes he’s a little spacey or veers into president-elect-approved Deep Purple-type sounds. These guys are anti-pafos and always spend their entire gonorar on tequila shots. At least one recovering eXile editor will be in attendance. For those that miss the Kult show, they’re moving up the road to Solyanka to play a 4:00 set.

Isis

Ikra. April 13, 21:00

We give short shrift to a lot of metal around here, but that’s solely because a lot of metal sucks fucking balls, frankly. We think that secretly most headbangers realize that the music they listen to sucks, they just don’t know where to find what they need. Well, you assholes, here it is: Boston’s Isis brings the noise, and are one of the few metal bands to receive the coveted eXile Snob Seal of Approval. Their music is somewhat avant-garde and drone-oriented, which is one of the reasons some might call them post-metal. If you like the louder moments on Mogwai records, or if you dug last year’s killer Red Sparowes gig, this is the night out for you.

The Young Knives

B2. April 13, 22:00

If you’ve turned on MTV2 over the past year, you’ve almost certainly heard the Young Knives – for some time now, their catchy "Weekends and Bleak Days (Hot Summer)" was inescapable there. Basically, the Knives are part of the new school of British rock – although they’re not as good as compatriots The Futureheads, Franz Ferdinand or even America’s We Are Scientists, they do write undeniably catchy post-punk songs for the NME set.


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