Two underground festivals and a couple of visitors from sunny California — all of this and more over the coming weekend, which promises to be an absolute scorcher.
L.A hip-hop artist and rapper Tyler, the Creator is famous for being cofounder of the revolutionary hip-hop band Odd Future. Together with Frank Ocean and Earl Sweatshirt he is responsible for creating a whole new music genre — alternative hip-hop that went from being exclusive to gathering huge stadium crowds. Tyler, the Creator's music is recognizable for its harsh bass beats, his raspy voice and explicit lyrics.
Yotaspace. 11 Ulitsa Ordzhonikidze. Metro Leninsky Prospekt. Tickets from 2,500 rubles ($40). Thursday at 8 p.m.
OQJAV will present their second critically acclaimed album "Marta," as well as hits from their debut album this Friday at ArtPlay. OQJAV members are also involved in other prominent projects, including Obe Dve, Alpha Beta, and La Vtornik.
Fassbinder. 10/9 Ulitsa Nizhniaya Syromyatnicheskaya. Metro Kurskaya, Chkalovskaya. Tickets from 700 rubles ($12). Friday at 9 p.m.
Borns is rising star from southern California — you have probably already heard his hit "10,000 Emerald Pools." If not, check it out and come to his first performance in Russia on Saturday. This androgynous youth's music seems like a mix of Lana del Rey and Tame Impala, the kind of perfect indie-pop tunes that you can either nod your head to or dance to, depending on the mood. Borns has already played at Coachella and is bound to become much more popular over the next couple of years.
16 Tons. 6/1 Ulitsa Presnensky Val. Metro 1905 Goda. Tickets from 1,500 rubles ($24). Saturday at 8 p.m.
This year's Outline festival will take place at the now abandoned 19th century MoZAL factory. Six stages with over 50 musicians will be entertaining Muscovites for 26 hours straight with music from punk-rock to techno. Headliners include The Residents, Mulatu Astatke, The Skatalites, Philipp Gorbachev, Magda, and Mathew Jonson. There will also be contemporary art installations devoted to "hyper consumerism." For instance, the Crystalmafia art community representatives from Berlin will build an enormous installation consisting of mass market products.
MoZAL. Ulitsa Podyemnaya. Metro Aviamotornaya. Tickets from 3,000 rubles ($47). Saturday from 10 p.m.
The second edition of Bol (Pain) festival will take place in the Pravda publishing complex. Bol is a showcase of avant-garde Russian music, from electronic to punk. This year's lineup includes post-punk bands Glintshake, Padla Bear Outfit, and Lucidvox as well as prominent electronic musicians Moa Pillar, and Summer of Haze and rappers Makulatura.
Tsentr Gorodskoy Kultury Pravda. 19 Ulitsa Bumazhny Proyezd. Metro Belorusskaya. Tickets from 900 rubles ($14). Saturday, from 3 p.m.