Hundreds of thousands poured into Belgrade's streets last month, torching Parliament and bringing an end to 11 years of Slobodan Milosevic's rule. But at the same time in Astoria—a hemisphere away from the outrage and tear gas—another former Yugoslavian packed up his drumsticks and headed off to band practice, thinking less of a ruler's downfall than of his upcoming gigs. (His Serbian band, Fijuci, cover Yugoslavian hits at Acme Underground December 1; his Croatian band, Awkward Beaker—literal translation of the Serbo-Croatian term for "platypus"—play original songs, in English, at... More >>>