Balkan Beat Box Celebrate Brooklyn! at the Prospect Park Bandshell Saturday, June 16 Better than: Having to fight for the right to party. Balkan Beat Box have made nearly a handful of fine records, but they're no match for the power of the party band's live show. It's probably a measure of how fus ... More >>
Live music to sound off the new year
Star-studded lineup videos: now a thing. Yes, the Tennessee mega-festival, now in its tenth (!) year, has announced its initial lineup, the usual melange of rappers, rockers, and jam-band monoliths, this year headlined by Eminem and Arcade Fire, only one of whom won the Album of the Year Grammy 48 ... More >>
Eugene Hütz, Gogol Bordello master of ceremonies. All pics by Ben Jay.Few New York bands put on a show more raucous, incendiary, and mustache-imbued than famed gypsy-punks Gogol Bordello, whose sweaty global fusion makes them the perfect band to welcome a hopefully far friendlier 2011. Joine ... More >>
Sounds for the masses
What the hell happened last night?
"Mixed with alcohol, it seems to be a remedy for just about anything," says Gogol Bordello frontman Eugene Hutz on the topic of music. This is especially true with his own stuff: GB mash traditional gypsy paraphernalia (accordion, violin, Borat accent) with inebriated, smash-bottle-on-head punk fe ... More >>
And finally, the misguided Borat jokes have begun to wane
Madonna's world tour seems destined to provoke international incidents. She had already riled Poles by planning to perform on the Feast of the Annunciation, and they retaliated by sending prayer-bombs to kill two of her stagehands. Now Madge has done the unthinkable in Romania: spoken in defe ... More >>
It's gonna be a nude ol' time
Photos by John Burlage Jemina Pearl Music Hall of Williamsburg Saturday, January 17 Jemina Pearl is one of the few world-class rock 'n rollers right now, especially if you factor in her age or breed--that is, riot grrrls, or riot anyone, who want the world and have the confidence, wit and sound t ... More >>
Gogol Bordello do three dizzying nights at Webster Hall
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New Year's resolutions, many of which are likely to be broken by the time you read this
The guru of Basement Bhangra celebrates 10 (or nine) years on the job
The man who's reviewed 12,000 records reviews 32 shows in 30 days
Gogol Bordello's mastermind single-handedly improves your boring life
From Senegal to Austin T-X clear evidence of cooperation between or among principals
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Ukrainian frontman reveals his plans for world domination
Where the fuck is for example the Z100, gangsta-rock, and Merina-Senegalese fusion?
Jackie Farry and friends fuck cancer; filmmaker Scott Crary kills his idols
Eugene Hütz's Gypsy Punk Cabaret Takes New York