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Bardak Calendar December 31, 1970
The Fortnight Spin
By Jared Lindquist Browse author

First up is Perm-based mod-revivalists THE WHITE TRAINERS COMMUNITY (January 16, Ikra, 20:00), who are blowing up locally so quickly, that we at the exile felt we should do an interview and see what really makes these nice young men tick (see interview, opposite). I mean, besides listening to old WHO, JAM and KINKS records.


Foojitsu: would you believe they no longer suck?

I thought the local aggressive indie combo FOOJITSU (January 18, Aktovy Zal, 20:00) sucked the first time I saw them a year and a half ago. They've gotten significantly better since, and now it's not unusual to hear their name dropped in the voices usually reserved for such stalwarts as SILENCE KIT or BANANA PRINCESS. Omsk-based indie rappers RTUT open.

Given that the foreigners aren't really coming to town yet, it may be worth paying a little attention to locals still. The first album release party of the year is thrown by REKEVIN (January 24, 16 Tons, 21:00), a trip-hop band thing fronted by a chick. Frankly, I find this shit boring, but in case you don't, you know what to do.

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) in the last issue, 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.

Kimmo Pohjonen

Kimmo Pohjonen: A folky Finn who plays with accordions.

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.

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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.

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."

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.

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.

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

13 Toxic Talents: Hollywood’s Worst Polluters
America By Eileen Jones
Everybody complains about celebrities, but nobody does anything about them. People, it’s time to stop fretting about whether we’re a celebrity-obsessed culture—we are, we have been, we’re going to be—and instead take practical steps to clean up the celebrity-obsessed culture we’ve got...


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