On most weekends in Moscow you can catch at least one internationally known artist and several good local ones. This weekend is no exception.
One of the most anticipated concerts this fall is Jonny Greenwood's solo performance at YotaSpace on Thursday. Mostly known for being Radiohead's lead guitarist, Greenwood actually plays several instruments and has composed scores for some of the most famous films by director Paul Thomas Anderson, including the most recent "Inherent Vice" and the Oscar-winning "There Will be Blood." Jonny is often considered one of the best guitar players of all time. In Moscow he will perform with the London Contemporary Orchestra.
YotaSpace. 11 Ulitsa Ordzhonikidze. Metro Leninsky Prospekt. Tickets from 2,500 rubles ($40). At 8 p.m.
OQJAV, a trio of indie musicians who are also involved in several other projects, will perform their debut album in full for the last time at their concert on Thursday. Obe Dve, Alpha Beta, and La Vtornik will perform at Mumiy Troll Bar, a relatively new concert venue in the Telegraph building opened by Ilya Lagutenko, Mumiy Troll's front man. OQJAV are currently working on their second album and promise to share some of the new material.
Mumiy Troll Music Bar. 7 Ulitsa Tverskaya. Metro Okhotny Ryad, Teatralnaya. Tickets from 500 rubles ($8). At 8 p.m.
Motherland Autumn is a wandering festival organized by the popular VKontakte group Motherland, devoted to the new Russian sound. This Saturday the festival will find home at the Powerhouse. The headliner is one of the most popular indie bands, SBPCh. Among others are indie rockers Makulatura and alternative pop Sirotkin.
Dewar's Powerhouse. 7/4 Goncharnaya Ulitsa. Metro Taganskaya, Marksistskaya. Tickets from 700 rubles ($11). At 8 p.m.
If you are in the mood for some folk music, check out Mgzavrebi on Saturday. This critically acclaimed band from Georgia has been compared with Mumford & Sons and Of Monsters and Men, but they really play their own brand of folk music, mixing Georgian, Russian and American traditions.
Ray Just Arena. 31/4 Leningradsky Prospekt. Metro Dinamo. Tickets from 1,200 rubles ($19). At 8 p.m.