Amazing to report, the legendary Czech rock band, harbingers of Vaclav Havel's Velvet Revolution, will be performing on Saturday night at the Cutting Room on West 24th Street in Manhattan. I doubt that tickets are still available, if they ever were, but it's worth a try. The band is in town because Havel is in residence at Columbia. Read their astonishing story here. You might perceive a certain disparity between the Plastic People saga and the Ellen Willis broadside quoted below. Sometimes, the cultural revolution precedes the real one.