Word has it that at last year's Front Line Assembly gig, tickets sold out so early that hundreds of people were stranded outside searching out scalpers. Apparently the inside was so packed, there was nowhere for cigarette ash to fall. The band loved it and promised to return. Thankfully, they decided to return to the same cozy space, and not the city's new megaclub. Sure, it means it'll be a little uncomfortable inside, and that probably not everyone can get in, but since when did being in an industrial band mean that everything should be nice and easy for your fans? Front Line Assembly was one of the first industrial bands to splice metal guitars with electronics and are to blame for about a million less interesting bands.
Armin Van Buuren
Gaudi Arena/July 20/23:00
Apparently DJs have ratings, you know, like best and worst. We don't care enough to delve into how this system works, but thought you should know that Holland's Armin Van Buuren is ranked #2. Not just in Holland. #2 in the world, baby! Yeah! He's gracing Moscow with his appearance to celebrate Armada Night, a splendid evening to showcase the music of his record label, Armada Music. The label has released Van Buuren's own shit, but also records by Markus Schultz, Flash Brothers, M.I.K.E. and Remy, among others. Pretty tight, eh? Van Buuren will be spinning some mad trance music, along with his compatriots Remy and Bobina.