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Muchnik's Picks: Nogu Svelo, Selector Live and More Music in Moscow on the Weekend

Nogu Svelo

The heat is back in Moscow and what better way to survive it than enjoying a cool breeze from the river in the Strelka courtyard or listening to great music in a well-conditioned concert hall? Here’s our selection of the most trending concerts this weekend.

Kirill Tolmatsky, also known as Detsl or Le Truk, will celebrate his birthday on Friday with a concert. A former child star, Detsl is still producing new music in his thirties. On last year's album, “Detsellion,” he experimented with dancehall, electronic beats and raps in English on some tracks. At his Friday concert Detsl will perform both his latest tracks and old classics

Yotaspace. 11 Ulitsa Ordzhonikidze. Metro Leninsky Prospekt. Tickets from 300 rubles ($5). Friday at 8 p.m.

Obe Dve is an indie-pop band from Yekaterinburg, whose very successful debut album was followed by a long hiatus. Last year their long awaited second album was released to much critical acclaim. The band is fronted by Katya Pavlova, who is also a member of another successful band — OQJAV. Obe Dve’s music is mostly upbeat, with quirky lyrics and memorable tunes.

16 Tons. 6/1 Ulitsa Presnensky Val. Metro Ulitsa 1905 Goda. Tickets from 500 rubles ($8). Friday at 8 p.m.

Nogu Svelo is remembered for their early 1990s hit HaruMamburu, written in a made-up language. The band’s front man Max Pokrovsky has been releasing new music both as a solo artist and as part of rock band Nogu Svelo. Last year Nogu Svelo released “Eat My Heart,” their first album in nine years.

Yotaspace. 11 Ulitsa Ordzhonikidze. Metro Leninsky Prospekt. Tickets from 300 rubles ($5). Friday at 8 p.m. 

British electronic musician Darren J. Cunningham — who plays under the moniker Actress — and the London Contemporary Orchestra will perform on Saturday as part of Selector Live, a conference organized the British Council devoted to music industry. This is only the second time the two will perform together, the previous being a special event at the Barbican Centre in London. The party will continue into the early hours with The 2 Bears, a side project of Joe Goddard from British act Hot Chip.

Strelka. 14 Bersenevskaya Naberezhnaya, Bldg. 5. Metro Polyanka, Kropotkinskaya. Tickets from 1,500 rubles ($24). Saturday, at 10 p.m.

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