Photo by Lukasz Gawronski
VulgarGrad, that mysterious band of Russian criminals, have come to steal your hearts and wallets and anything else that's not nailed down. Fronted by Polish-born gravelly-voiced strongman and star of stage and screen, Jacek Koman, VulgarGrad are the only band in the country that play music by, for, and about Russian thieves: raucous drinking songs, melancholy waltzes, manic oompah and hot Soviet-era swing.
Be prepared for gun-slinging, vodka-swilling, foul-mouthed disorder, and watch out for the biggest, most triangular instrument around, the contrabass balalaika.
15 December 2017