Russkaja performing at The Truman in Kansas City, Missouri on March 11, 2022

Russian Turbo Polka Metal Hits Kansas City 2022

Russkaja, a ska-punk band from Vienna, Austria, describes their unique sound as “Russian Turbo Polka Metal” and they are not wrong! This band is highly energetic and extremely entertaining. The instrumentals have a great vibrant and robust sound, and the vocals, with the heavy Russian accent, just add that much more to the group.

Georgij Alexandrowitsch Makazaria, lead vocalist of Russkaja
Georgij Alexandrowitsch Makazaria, lead vocalist of Russkaja

A couple songs into their set, the energy waned and vocalist Georgij Makazaria and bass guitarist Dimitrij Miller took center stage together. Behind them the stage lights switched to blue and yellow. Georgij took a moment to give a little speech about he was Russian and Dimitrij was Ukrainian but even with the war going on, they didn’t let that get between them. See quote below.

Dimitrij Miller and Georgij Alexandrowitsch Makazaria of Russkaja
Dimitrij Miller and Georgij Alexandrowitsch Makazaria of Russkaja

“We are the example that between Ukrainian people and Russian people, there is no war. There is just one crazy motherfucker who made this war.” -Georgij Makazaria

Russkaja performing at The Truman in Kansas City, Missouri on March 11, 2022
Russkaja performing at The Truman in Kansas City, Missouri on March 11, 2022

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All photos © Andrew Mather

2 comments

  1. I live in Las Vegas, I have been following Georgij for years along with Conchita Wurst. Is he having more concerts in USA? Please send me the dates.

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