Music: Hot, Hot, Hot: Brigada S

Teens from Tallinn to Vladivostok love all nine members of a homegrown band whose songs sound like (yes) the Andrews Sisters on acid

On a Saturday night some 6,000 Moscow teenagers pack into the Luzhniki sports amphitheater, a warehouse-like hall that is usually the venue for hockey matches and basketball games. Off-duty soldiers, their pink faces fuzzy with adolescent stubble, scuffle to get closer to the stage, while packs of young girls giggle at their antics. It might be a concert anywhere in America -- except that no T shirts are for sale, no hot dog vendors trawl the aisles, and, most of all, no one smokes anything stronger than cigarettes.

Through 2 1/2 hours and ten opening bands, the kids have stood shoulder...

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