The Krasnogorsk is a Soviet movie camera and a suburb of Moscow, but Halifax's Krasnogorsk can be found playing on the number seven bus, in trees, on the Common or on tall ships. Violinist Jacques Mindreau interrupted baritone ukulele player Corey Hinchey's interview with a potential roommate last fall; he "started playing music with him, and never left," Mindreau says.
Playing eastern European, Roma-style music, they've been running well-attended open-mic nights in Hinchey's home and playing atypical venues---getting people into a different mindset and "reinvigorating" them. They've played in a bike trailer on a Critical Mass ride and in the mess hall of a Chilean ship with sailors Mindreau met on the harbourfront. Hinchey wants to be a "soundtrack for people's actual lives."
They're heading to Toronto on a bicycle-and-hitchhiking tour this month and playing the Atlantic Jazz Festival with Gypsophilia in July. Open mic nights are Mondays at 8pm, 2539 Agricola (beside the NSLC).