An Interview with Gogol Bordello: Roma Renegades

Eugene Hütz isn’t your average frontman. Gogol Bordello isn’t your normal band. Gypsy punk rock that you can dance to isn’t your cup of tea. Here’s the thing—sure as hell that a band that has been around for nearly 20 years, seen more crowds than the pope, and does it …

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Gogol Bordello @ Terminal 5

MANHATTAN, NY—Upon graduating from high school in the Ukraine in the late 1980s, Yevheniy Aleksandrovich Nikolayev-Simonov became active in Kiev’s burgeoning perestroika rock scene and started his musical career with the band Uksusnik (Vinegar Dispenser). The 1986 nuclear plant meltdown in Chernobyl changed the course of his life, however. His …

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An Interview with Gogol Bordello: Lots To Do In This World

Watch him onstage, running around shirtless with an open bottle of wine, leaning into the crowd and strumming his guitar with wild enthusiasm. Listen to his lyrics: live-in-the-moment defiance founded in Gypsy philosophy. Eugene Hütz is both a master party-starter and a sagelike thinker. It’s only natural that his band, …

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Interview with Tommy T from Gogol Bordello: World Citizens Brigade

Greed and politics may divide the Earth, but Gogol Bordello is doing what it can to bring the world back together with their new album, Trans-Continental Hustle. Frontman, Eugene Hutz, has described Trans-Continental Hustle as a “quest for solidarity” among the world’s ghettos. And calls his bandmates “unofficial ambassadors …

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Tommy T: The Prester John Sessions

From the first classic, mellow tones of electric organ from Gogol Bordello bassist Tommy T’s new solo album, The Prester John Sessions, I knew I was in for a treat. Admittedly, I can barely spell Gogol Bordello, let alone describe their music, and I certainly did not know who …

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Gogol Bordello: Live From Axis Mundi

I will not say the phrase “gypsy punk” while writing this review—damn!

Even after Eugene Hütz and his never-ending list of immigrant band mates were banned from CBGB’s, Bowery Ballroom, and The Mercury Lounge, Gogol Bordello still remain at their musical peak after making music together for 10 years.

Their …

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Gogol Bordello: Not Just A Party

It might not seem long since Super Taranta! garnered nigh-universal acclaim and dare I say respectable sales for a large band of gypsies named Gogol Bordello performing punk with a predilection for the Eastern European scales of bandleader Eugene Hütz’s native Ukraine. But it had been about two years and …

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Gogol Bordello: Interview with Gypsy Punks

If a pack of gypsies known as Gogol Bordello pass through your town, beware. It means Cultural Revolution is in the air; at least that’s what the band hopes its music, inspired by Ukrainian Gypsy culture, will provoke. And if you find upon listening to the band’s new album, GYPSY

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