Post-Soviet Rock Legends ELZA Back in the Czech Republic
-Sunday, Sept 26th, at 8 pm at Club NoD (dlouha 33, next to Roxy)
“Eastern frontier bands like the Ukraine's notorious ELZA, which mix classic Residents-flavored punk riffs with beautiful Slavic anger” -Prague Pill, March 2001
ELZA, the first Ukrainian rock band to tour outside of the former Soviet Union after the fall of the Berlin Wall,
was a vital part of the Novaya Scena (“New Scene”) cultural renaissance of music and art that sprung up in Kharkov, Ukraine's second city, in the early days of the post-Soviet era of the 1990s. With their agitated and genuinely Slavic alternative rock sound influenced by western bands such as the Talking Heads and Residents, the band quickly became one of the major indie-style bands on the Eastern landscape. Led by the fiery singer-songwriter Jaroslav Kulikov, ELZA played Prague in 1994 and sustained a five year run playing the strange venues of the newly opened “Wild East”, becoming underground legends before disbanding in 1999. Now ten years after their first Prague visit, ELZA is back to blaze new trails in the live music scene of the city.
FREE BACK ISSUE of JEJUNE magazine! Includes interview with Novaya Scena maestro Sergei Mayesedov
presented by Club NoD, JEJUNE magazine and Blaqmummy Productions
LINK ELZA info (in Ukrainian language) http://www.rock.com.ua/index.php?id=1026060700