3 min

Pussy Riot: “We are searching for stages which can cost us our freedom.”

Former members of Pussy Riot, Maria Aljohhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, visited an annually held music industry conference and one of the biggest indoor festivals in the Baltic-Nordic region – Tallinn Music Week, and were interviewed by Russian journalist Artemyi Troitsky about how artists and music can stand against totalitarian rule.

2 min

Tallinn Music Week’s City Stage brings 65 free concerts to new unexpected locations around Tallinn

For the third year the City Stage sub-programme spreads festival buzz to unexpected and surprising locations. Music fans are invited to enjoy short exclusive sets that serve as a launch pad for many newcomer bands on the national and international scene, as well as hosting concerts by well- established artists. Free afternoon concerts feature 44 Estonian and 21 international artists on 12 stages.

2 min

Vilnius Temperature meets Paris

Lithuanian takeaway show project Vilnius Temperature presents their first music video filmed in Paris – a performance by an upcoming French rock band leSpark. The temperature outside showed plus three degrees Celsius.

3 min

OutKast to perform at Flow Festival

One of the most successful hip hop groups of all time, OutKast, returns to celebrate its 20th anniversary, and is one of the over 30 artists included as the first additions to Flow Festival 2014.

5 min

Interview: Ndioba Gueye

Ndioba Gueye says that happiness is the key to any situation. Last time I saw him on stage, he was pulling tremendous bass solos, but that has changed now. He says that now he makes music for people and not for musicians. I spoke to Ndioba about his new album, its presentation in Estonia and about his favourite collaborations.

2 min

Review: Deerhunter – Monomania (4AD, 2013)

It appears that whatever Brian Cox, the frontman of Deerhunter, decides to pursue, it will be touched by a strange genius. Be it the premiere of the title song from Monomania on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon where he used fake blood and bandages to created the illusion of a missing finger – a nod to his father who actually had recently lost a few fingers in a saw-related accident – or him performing concerts in girly frocks.