Chervona opened for Pink Martini at the Crystal Ballroom's NYE celebration, but for eight years in a row now, they have played their own "signature" winter party in mid-January. It's a celebration of the Russian (and widely Eastern European) tradition of Old Russian New Year, that is, the history involving when the turn of the year translated from the Orthodox Julian Calendar to the current Gregorian, it fell on Januarry 14th.
So...getting two new starts to the new year (and two bashes) is better than one! This is the "real" New Year's Eve party, Russian style: Frozen vodka, zakuski caviar, and perhaps a dance with the witch of Russian folklore, Baba Yaga, or the snow maiden daughter of Spring and Father Frost. Most of all, Chervona really throws a party unique to our scene, a wild gypsy-punk extravaganza with culture and camaraderie, to boot.
Cпасибо, Chervona, и с Новым годом.
The Old Russian New Year Ball happens at Star Theater
with Chervona and Ukrainian pop star Darka Dusty, as well as a late night set from DJ Zhena. It's Russian Disco! Ticket prices and admission are far friendlier than December 31st festivities. - Brandy Crowe