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Avant Festival 2007
Drizzling rain started in the morning failed to hinder the admirers of independent...and simply good and trendy music from gathering at WinZavod where Gauloises Avant Fest 2007 took place, supported by the French cigarette brand Gauloises.

Lineup of the Fest was so unpredictable that it was impossible to guess what kind the music was going to be. On the one hand, bands from different countries playing modern music were gathered in one place, on the other hand, stylistic and even age diversity of the artists excited apprehension that it would be impossible to mix it all into one juicy and sappy musical cocktail.

At the same time Russian and foreign guests of Gauloises Avant Fest 2007 tried to keep up with the pace and stirred up the audience. The Ladybug Transistor made the onlookers raise their hands at the command. The Russian bands didn’t resort to such kind of tricks, but even without them Yolochnye Igrushki, Punk TV, Silence Kit and other bands sounded very competitive.

avantfest2007_shitdisco6The Headliner’s part of the Fest was the most memorizing, ShitDisco showed what the audience had expected – pert riffs, pulsating beat, vocals loosing into falsetto, undressing and shower-bathing. Long-expected God is an Astronaut was met with great ovation, and they kept the true post-rock style.

The veterans of American grunge, whose music brought up more than one generation of music lovers, finally shook the audience. Just in a second the front of the stage became overcrowded, the band started playing dirty guitar grunge riffs so the onlookers stared dancing shouting and applauding. Thanks to Mudhoney!

And we’re looking forward to the next Festival.

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