Jamming With Gogol Bordello
Band integrate world sounds with punk edge
No other band in the world sounds like Gogol Bordello. There are punk bands, and there are bands that play Eastern European-style music, and there are even other bands that lay claim to the “gypsy punk” label that Gogol Bordello pioneered with its 2005 album Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike, but no one else puts all those elements together the way that Eugene Hütz and his bandmates do. Gogol Bordello integrates sounds from all over the world, led by true global citizen Hütz, who was born in Ukraine, formed Gogol Bordello in New York City and recently spent time living in Brazil. Other current band members come from the U.S., Russia, Scotland, Ethiopia and Ecuador.
The band’s most recent album, last year’s Pura Vida Conspiracy, demonstrates Latin American influences from Hütz’s time living in Brazil, and which AllMusic said proves that Gogol Bordello is “one of the most explorative and inexhaustibly creative bands on the planet.” Check out one of the band’s notoriously energetic and unpredictable live shows, and you can see that inexhaustible creativity for yourself.
Brooklyn Bowl at The Linq, 11:59 p.m. April 25-26 & May 2-3, starting at $30 plus tax and fee. 702.862.2695