ФЕСТИВАЛЬ  Underground Fest in Vladimir

Festival of underground rock music opened fall-winter musical season in Vladimir. Non-commercial and not promoted on the national level but extremely popular in Vladimir performed on the fest. There...

Festival of underground rock music opened fall-winter musical season in Vladimir. Non-commercial and not promoted on the national level but extremely popular in Vladimir performed on the fest. There were: Bazza, Bu-Floyd, Jaba (Bullfrog) and Alexey Barishev as a special guest. Styles varied from blues-funk to extreme. The reception was more than hot.

Spirit of brotherhood and mutual support are characteristical for the festivals like Vladimir one. Unlike the shows of more corporate and established rockers, in Vladimir the atmosphere of common inspiration was especially felt. Musicians of some band join another one onstage, in spite of divergence in styles and preferences. The benefit will be spent to erect a memorial to Igor Mihailov, Vladimir musician, who passed away year ago.

Spiritual, financial and informational help and support was given by Vladimir branch of Music Box company, Rock Time musical salon, Glushkov Ltd and radio Europa plus Vladimir. It is not for the first time regional division of a national-wide FM Europa plus support interesting, sometimes unique for Russia local projects.

11.09.1999, Борис ЛАБКОВСКИЙ (ЗВУКИ РУ)