Up the Downstair

Being a weeklie podcaste from Madison, Wisconsin featuring several remarkable curiosities therein occurring being a compendium of live music from divers artistes

Show #244: Russkaja

December 23rd, 2011

russkaja 2011 06 18 Show #244: Russkaja
(Photo found here.)

Russkaja’s press kit says their name is a portmanteau combining “‘Russia’, ‘Ska’, and ‘Ja’”. It’s an opt moniker as the band has members from Germany, Austria, Ukraine, and Russia. And there’s ska here along with “turbo polka”. A perfect marriage of the Teutonic and the Slavic. Fans of The Ukrainians and Gogol Bordello should feel at home here.

This is their set from Frühlingsfest (Spring Festival) at Kassel, Germany on 18 June of this year.


Go Sputnik
Ras Dwa Tri
Gulaj Duscha
Hep hep
Da Mama
Wolna I Ja
Medley: ? / Kasatchok Superstar / Dope Shit / ? / Barabani / Dobrij Abend / ?
? / More
Hammer Drive
Gop Stop


And here’s some footage from the show:

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