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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

What to Do Tonight: Gogol Bordello

Posted By on Tue, Aug 3, 2010 at 8:00 AM

Theyll be cooking a goat and reading fortunes later
  • They'll be cooking a goat and reading fortunes later

No matter what you toss into Gogol Bordello’s gypsy-punk stew, it’s gonna taste pretty much the same. Some seasoning may make it a little spicier; hints of a different worldly flavor may tickle your tongue. But it’s the same tasty dish you’ve been eating the past few years. For their latest album, Trans-Continental Hustle, the collective — nine members strong these days, led by mustachioed wild man Eugene Hütz — traveled to Brazil with producer Rick Rubin. And while their sound is beefier, and the flavor is tangier, the Ukrainian-born Hütz’s thick, spitting accent drops you right in the middle of a gypsy campfire hootenanny all the same. Trans-Continental Hustle is the band’s best CD, and it’s even introspective at times (I know — “introspective” doesn’t often come up when you’re talking about the sweaty, shirtless, and slurring Hütz). On record, it all sounds like a drunken out-of-control party. Can’t wait to hear what it sounds like in concert. Gogol Bordello, with Primus, play Time Warner Cable Amphitheater at 7 p.m. Tickets: $36.50. —Michael Gallucci

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