Muchnik's Picks: Jose Gonzalez, Luna and More Music in Moscow on the Weekend

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All you need to know about the Day of National Unity is that it's a good excuse for a long weekend and a substitute for the commemoration of the October Revolution. The weather forecast is rather grim, with temperatures well below zero, so whatever holiday you are celebrating make sure to dress up warm on the way to one of the gigs in our selection.

Jose Gonzalez is a Swedish-Argentinian singer and songwriter, most famous for his cover of the song “Heartbeats” by fellow Swedes The Knife. “Heartbeats” might have been used in one TV show too many, but it’s still widely considered to be better than the original. Jose writes most of his songs himself, as well as songs for his other project – Junip. Tonight’s concert is Jose’s second time in Moscow. He released his last album in 2015, so expect some songs from it as well as time proven hits.   

Yotaspace. 11 Ulitsa Ordzhonikidze. Metro Leninsky Prospekt. Tickets from 300 rubles. ($5) Wednesday, November 2, at 8 p.m.

Luna is an up and coming Russian language artist from Ukraine who deftly manipulates the music esthetics of the 1990s. Her real name is Kristina Bardash and she is the wife of a member of another popular Ukrainian band, Griby. Luna released her debut album last spring and this will be her first concert in Moscow.

Izvestiya Hall. 5 Boulevard Strastnoy. 8 pm. Tickets from 1,500 rubles ($24). Thursday, November 3, at 8 p.m.

Carl Craig is a classic of Detroit techno of 1990s and has been playing techno for nearly three decades all around the world. On Thursday he will pay a visit to Moscow, so don’t miss your chance to see the legend.

Konstruktor. 12/1 Kutuzovsky Prospekt. Metro Kievskaya. Tickets from 600 rubles ($9). Thursday, November 3, at 11 p.m.

SBPCH will present their brand new album “My ogromnoye zhivotnoye i my vas vsekh syedim” (We are an enormous animal and we will eat you all) on Saturday. SBPCH is one of the leading indie-pop bands in Russia. Their music varies from mainstream indie-pop to experimental electronic, but their lyrics are always relatable. 

Izvestiya Hall. 5 Strastnoi Bulvar, 8 pm. Tickets from 950 rubles ($15). Saturday, November 5, at 8 p.m.

Glenn Astro aka DJ Kapusta is a well-known name for house music fans. He releases records with prominent labels such as Money Sex Records and Ninja Tune and is considered one of the leading house artists from Germany.

Dewar’s Powerhouse. 7/4 Goncharnaya Ulitsa. Metro Taganskaya, Marksistskaya. Tickets 400 rubles ($6). Saturday, at 11 p.m

Tesla Boy is one of the most popular English-language, indie-pop bands in Russia, playing a combination of synth-pop and new wave. This Sunday they will play a concert at Yotaspace, expect songs from their recently released album, as well as some new material.  

Yotaspace. 11 Ulitsa Ordzhonikidze. Metro Leninsky Prospekt. Tickets from 700 rubles ($11). Sunday, November 6, at 8 p.m.

Part of the Experimental Music & Art Expo, this concert includes some of the most prominent electronic musicians in Moscow, including Alexander Senko, Sergei Kasich, Brinstaar, ::vtol::. It will be a unique experience since Come-In is a relatively new venue with a next to perfect sound system consisting of ten high fidelity speakers.

Come-in. 7A Novospassky Pereulok, building 4. Metro Taganskaya. Tickets from 300 rubles ($5). Sunday, November 6, at 7 p.m.

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