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   February 19
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Culture Reviews
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Culture Picks
Moscow's cultural scene is famously enormous and varied - but where to start? Our arts-savvy editorial team trawl what's on offer, to bring you our selection of Culture Picks for your leisure time. Current and upcoming recommendations are:
25.02.18  19:00 Depeche Mode (UK)
Originally a product of Britain's new romantic movement, Depeche Mode went on to become the quintessential electro-pop band of the 1980's. One of the first acts to establish a musical identity based completely around the use of synthesizers, they began their existence as a bouncy dance-pop outfit but gradually developed a darker, more dramatic sound that ultimately positioned them as one of the most successful alternative bands of their era. The band returned in early 2017 with their 14th studio effort, Spirit. The album's material was largely inspired by the outcome of the 2016 U.S. presidential election and was produced by Simian Mobile Disco's James Ford (Foals, Arctic Monkeys). Buoyed by the single "Where's the Revolution," Spirit debuted at number five on the Billboard 200. After a grand summer concert in Moscow, the team will again visit our country, included it in its winter tour. Depeche Mode will present their new album "Spirit", which caused the most enthusiastic reviews of music critics. Should be noted that the large-scale "Global Spirit Tour" is held in cooperation with the Swiss watch brand: the Depeche Mode and the Hublot company were united by a charity mission. Its goal is to provide clean drinking water to people around the world. Read more
Olimpiisky Sports Complex 
16.03.18-17.03.18  20:00 The Prodigy (UK)
The Prodigy navigated the high wire, balancing artistic merit and mainstream visibility with more flair than any electronica act of the 1990s. Ably defeating the image-unconscious attitude of most electronic artists in favor of a focus on nominal frontman Keith Flint, the group crossed over to the mainstream of pop music with an incendiary live experience that approximated the original atmosphere of the British rave scene even while leaning uncomfortably close to arena rock showmanship and punk theatrics. True, Flint's spiky hairstyle and numerous piercings often made for better advertising, but it was producer Liam Howlett whose studio wizardry launched The Prodigy to the top of the charts, spinning a web of hard-hitting breakbeat techno with king-sized hooks and unmissable samples. Early in 2015 the group announced its sixth studio album, The Day Is My Enemy. Preceded by the single "Nasty," the album featured guest appearances from Sleaford Mods and Flux Pavilion. The Prodigy returns to play six shows in Russia in March 2018 - a group that can be called without doubt "Russian folk" is going to shake Chelyabinsk, Rostov, Kazan, St. Petersburg and to give two shows in the Moscow Stadium. Read more
Stadium Live 
25.03.18  19:00 LP (USA)
After the stunning success of her chamber concert and a big solo program in Moscow last year, LP will go to the first Russian tour and visit 9 cities at once. The author of the hit "Lost on you" will perform on March 25 in Crocus City Hall. A powerful voice, unique style, drive and energy, which the singer shares with the audience transports listeners to the atmosphere of sincerity and self-sufficiency that she channels in her music. MTV author Carvel Wallace calls LP ďa brash vocalist with a rockerís heartĒ. Her emotive and relatable tracks wed to powerful vocals, guitar acoustics, vibes of the drums and low penetrating voice have won the hearts of European and American. The talented, charismatic singer was instantly recognized by the captious Russian audience and won the hearts of a huge number of fans. In Moscow, LP will perform compositions from her latest album Death Valley (2016) and, obviously her super hit Lost on You, the remix of which topped the Russian iTunes chart. Read more
Crocus City Hall 
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