A 1989 Sonic Youth concert in Kyiv influenced this Ukrainian teen

The World

In April 1989, the American band Sonic Youth played for a crowd in Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv. In the audience was a teenaged Eugene Hutz, future founder of the rock band Gogol Bordello. Hutz tells The World how this concert changed his life and inspired him to find his own musical voice when he emigrated from Ukraine.

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