Alexander Herbert - What about Tomorrow?: An Oral History of Russian Punk from the Soviet Era to Pussy Riot — in conversation with Mark Andersen — at Union Market

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Sunday, February 16, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

While many Westerners knew little of Russia’s punk scene until Pussy Riot’s arrival on the global stage in 2012, as Herbert reports in this dynamic oral history, punk first gained a foothold in the Soviet Union in 1978. Arriving with black market vinyl and fanzines, the music soon fostered a youth movement that managed to stay one step ahead of the secret police. Profiling the key figures involved, Herbert, a research fellow at Brandeis, follows the music from early bands like Avtomaticheskie Udovletvoriteli and Naïve to later ones such as Distress, Ricochet, and the anti-fascist Proverochnaia Lineika and chronicles punk’s spread from Moscow and St. Petersburg to provincial cities. Herbert will be in conversation with Mark Andersen, co-author of We Are The Clash and Dance of Days, and author of All the Power.

Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
Union Market
Non Fiction
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$19.95
ISBN: 9781621064046
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Published: Microcosm Publishing - September 10th, 2019