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Russian group urges concert cancellation over “amoral” lyricism
Russian group urges concert cancellation over “amoral” lyricism
In Russia, a group by the name of What Is Good 2.0, or the “Teach Good” community, are working diligently to cancel concerts hosted by bands and artists who use foul language and untraditional ideals in their lyrics. The group is additionally citing bands and events to authorities to "properly" get the events cancelled. Strangely enough,...
Gallery: Our Last Night headlining in Russia
Photographer: Kolby Schnelli "All of our fans in Russia have always shown nothing but pure respect and love since the first time we toured there. We just played three unbelievable shows to kick off our Younger Dreams tour and it was an unreal feeling, a feeling that is hard to put into words. Walking ...
Soviet hipsters kept Western music alive by pressing records on X-Rays
Soviet hipsters kept Western music alive by pressing records on X-Rays
It’s already pretty well known that the communist regime of the Soviet Union was extremely anti-Western music. There’s even a massive list of bands that were banned by the Soviet Union during the Cold War. But according to FastCoDesign (h/t Consequence Of Sound), there were a group of Russians called “Stilyagi” (basically hipsters) who distributed bootlegs in a very clever, sneaky way: They presse
Bomb threats, protests cancel Marilyn Manson shows in Russia
Bomb threats, protests cancel Marilyn Manson shows in Russia
Shock rocker and former AP cover star Marilyn Manson’s Russian tour has not been going so well. One of his performances was just canceled due to a bomb threat, while another show was scrapped due to a protest. Manson was set to perform in Moscow today (June 27), taking part in the Park Live Festival, but he revealed in a tweet that his set was canceled as his band were about to take the stage due
Pussy Riot found guilty on charges of hooliganism, sentenced to two years in prison
Pussy Riot found guilty on charges of hooliganism, sentenced to two years in prison
A judge in Moscow has sentenced three members of Pussy Riot to two years in prison on charges of hooliganism driven by religious hatred, following international protests over the arrest. The band were originally arrested in March after an impromptu performance in Moscow's main cathedral, playing a song that called for the Virgin Mary to protect Russia again then-presidential candidate Vladimir Put
Norma Jean announce summer tour dates
Norma Jean announce summer tour dates
Norma Jean have announced summer tour dates spanning the US, Europe and Russia. View them below. USA SUMMER 2012 w/ THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE & ICE NINE KILLS 7/5 Nashville, TN @ Rocketown 7/7 Bushnell, IL @ Cornerstone Festival 7/8 Dayton, OH @ The Attic  7/10 Joliet, IL @ Mojoes  7/11 Bloomington, IL @ The Castle Theatre  7/12 Oshkosh, WI @ Lifest  7/13 Evansville, IN @ Fuel  7/14 Little Rock,
Pussy Riot were doing devil’s work, according to head of Russian Orthodox Church
Pussy Riot were doing devil’s work, according to head of Russian Orthodox Church
(Photo: Andrey Smirnov/AFP/Getty) A new update on the ongoing story of Russian feminist punk group Pussy Riot, a group in which members are currently incarcerated and awaiting trial on charges of hooliganism for a Feb. 21 performance at Cathedral of Christ the Saviour: Patriarch Kirill, head of the Russian Orthodox Church, has come out and claimed the three women in the group were doing the de