Auktyon (auction) is a great, versatile band from St. Petersburg led by Leonid Fedorov. It has been around from 1978, changing genres and accumulating influences since then. Avant-garde, folk, experimental, alternative rock.
Leonid Fedorov himself has very interesting solo work.
Auktyon – I den’ i noch’ (Day and night)
Auktyon – Propal (Disappeared)
The Russian punk culture rose in the 80s together criticism towards the Soviet regime and a growing sense of lack of future. Whether because of a new “no future” feeling invading the young, political motivations or just plain musical trends, post-punk is big in Russia again. And pretty much all over the country.
Vnutrennee Sgoranie: hysterical rock, post-punk, shoegazing, or post-post as they say. From St. Petersburg.
Slackers: shoegaze from Omsk. As a side note, their song “I’m bored” is using some funny Norwegian and not Russian videos. Although stereotypicaly one could think it might match a bored Russian’s spring afternoon, it does not. (?)
Utro: post-punk from Rostov-on-don. Formed by a Motorama member, another post-punk band which sings in English.
Vnutrennee Sgoranie – Not yet
Vnutrennee Sgoranie – No death
Slackers – I’m bored
Utro – Dushi Stareyt Bystree Tel
Kubikmaggi is a band from St. Petersburg which does awesome avant-garde music blending jazz, rock, classical, progressive rock… They call it jazz-punk. Vocal, piano, drums, bass and sampling.
Kubikmaggi – Tapping
Billy’s band: a label-and-producer-independent band playing blues, jazz, swing. They call the genre “romantic alcojazz” and sing about (mostly platonic) love. From St. Petersburg.
Billy’s band – Поваляемся! (Let’s lay around)
Billy’s band – Туманная погода (Foggy weather)