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The Fall of The eXile For all those wondering what the "Save The eXile Fundrasier" banner is all about, here it is as simply as it can be phrased: The eXile is shutting down.
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War Nerd: War of the Babies in Taki's Magazine The War Nerd talks about babies, the greatest weapon of the 20th century.
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Kids, Meet Your President A website for Russian kids to learn all about President Medvedev's passion for school, sports and family.
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More Classy B&W Dyev Photos Yet another hot Russian babe imitating the Catpower look...
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Proof That Genetic Memory Is Real! Sure, the Ottomans shut down the Istanbul Slavic slave markets centuries ago...
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Russia's Orthodox Church Youth Outreach Program The priest is going, "Father Sansei is very impressed with grasshopper Sasha’s...
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Bardak Calendar May 1, 2008
Moscow Nitelife Roundup
By Jared Lindquist Browse author
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Apparently DIE ARZTE (May 17, Apelsin, 20:00) are one of the world’s best known German punk bands. I guess that just shows you how little-known German punk bands are, outside of (and probably inside of) Germany.

I was trying to think of what JOE COCKER (May 17, Kremlin Palace, 19:00) songs I actually know, and it looks like I’ve just heard him belt out covers of popular songs. Not that that’s a bad thing, his gritty voice is pretty memorable and alright, but I don’t know that I’d want to see him in a huge hall. A small pub – sure.

Last thing up this fortnight is the most oversold DJ on the planet, PAUL OAKENFOLD (May 17, Gaudi, 23:00). I actually got dragged to see him a few years ago, and it was one of the lamest things I ever saw. Oakie absolutely doesn’t give a shit, just walks up to the decks, presses play, and goes back to chat with hangers-on. Still, the kids ate it up, but the kids suck.

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B1 Maximum. May 14, 20:00


Somehow we missed the whole buzz around Belgian alt-rock band dEUS when we were in college, but we did always know of their existence. Apparently they still exist twenty years on, and are popular enough to move from B2 to B1 for their second Moscow gig. The band is touring in support of its recently-released fifth album, "Vantage Point." Drawing influences from sources as wide as The Velvet Underground, Captain Beefheart, Charles Mingus and Leonard Cohen, dEUS have become Belgium’s best-known and awesomest export since waffles.


16 TonsMay 17, 23:00


It’s probably not surprising that a generic-enough name like Goose is taken by everyone from an Australian funk band to a Thai post-rock band, to a dark ambient project by some Eurofag. However, this Goose is from Belgium, and drew early influence from AC/DC before listening to electronic music. Now they run hand in hand with folks like Soulwax, Shitdisco, Simian Mobile Disco and Does It Offend You, Yeah? They describe their sounds as an intense duel between Kraftwerk and Daft Punk at a Benelux campsite, and who are we to argue with that?

Black Devil Disco Club

Solyanka. May 17, 23:00

Black Devil Disco Club

Originally started in the late 70s as Black Devil, the French disco combo managed to put out an earth-shattering journey into the deepest of electronic disco. Then it went out of print, became extremely rare, and was only able to be heard when dorks like Chemical Brothers sampled it. What’s interesting about the old stuff is that it was pre-MIDI, pre-computers – only cheap synths, tape loops and a drummer. Fast forward a decade or so, and one of Black Devil’s original members, Bernard Fevre, got the old records reissued on Aphex Twin’s Rephlex label, and has started issuing some new stuff as well. The thing is: the sound is so old school, nobody can tell if it was recorded last year, or thirty years ago.

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Save The eXile: The War Nerd Calls Mayday
The future of The eXile is in your hands! We're holding a fundraiser to save the paper, and your soul. Tune in to Gary Brecher's urgent request for reinforcements and donate as much as you can. If you don't, we'll be overrun and wiped off the face of the earth, forever.

Eleven Years of Threats: The eXile's Incredible Journey
Feature Story By The eXile
Good Night, and Bad Luck: In a nation terrorized by its own government, one newspaper dared to fart in its face. Get out your hankies, cuz we’re taking a look back at the impossible crises we overcame.

Clubbing Adventures Through Time
Club Review By Dmitriy Babooshka
eXile club reviewer Babooshka takes a trip through time with the ghost of Moscow clubbing past, present and future, and true to form, gets laid in the process.

The Fortnight Spin
Bardak Calendar By Jared Lindquist
Jared comes out with yet another roundup of upcoming bardak sessions.

Your Letters
Russia's freedom-loving free market martyr Mikhail Khodorkovsky answers some of this week's letters, and he's got nothing but praise for President Medvedev.

Scanning Moscow’s Traffic Cops
Automotive Section
We’re happy to introduce a new column in which we publish Moscow’s raw radio communications, courtesy of a Russian amateur radio enthusiast. This issue, eXile readers are given a peek into the secret conversations of Moscow’s traffic police, the notorious "GAIshniki."

Your Letters
Richard Gere tackles this week's letters. Now reformed, he fights for gerbil rights all around the world.

War Nerd Summer Reading Guide
The War Nerd By Gary Brecher
It’s summer, you’ve got a little more time off, so you can read up on war instead of trying to live in whatever boring suburb you live in. Lawns, neighbors, dogs, kids—it all sucks and the best thing you can do is get as far out of it as you can.


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