Hutz’s Rough Guide to Gogol Bordello

Here is the Essential Gogol tracks for the seekers of uplift. What once started as “gypsy punky party” here, in our Beloved NYC, has resulted in a body of uncompromisingly joyous grooves, stomp monster songs, story telling jams and terrifyingly reckless ballads. Yeah here in Gogol we mix heavy. Whether u are a long time Gogol Appreciator or new to the party , this seems like a solid report of highlights…well, per the mood given. So hurry, u know how those are…oh speaking of moods, to the seekers of uplift, Salut! Listen HERE.


I got a passport, officer…

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It is good time now to check the news, in case u thought bucknutz immigration stories of Gogol Bordello’s first album were a farce.

Heartaches of broken families (letter to mother), illegal border crossing (passport), traumas of dislocation amd deportation, chronicles of nomad life (nomadic chronicle) and it is still has enough of that optimistic enthusiasm to throw a pinch of however black humor of Green Card Husband (marriage crisis). Could u get a Hollywood writer to write a better immigration marriage black humor story?

With dynamic manner of ‘Folsom Prison Blues’-like storytelling that wastes not a syllable to move the heroes’ journey along, Eugene Hutz quickly implanted himself as a new storyteller on the block, turning his sometime faulty English into a playground. Voi-la Intruders him & the cohort certainly were. And turned into Wanderlust Kings they did.

This upcoming tour celebrates the reissue of this art-documentary album, produced by Jim Sclavunous of the Bad Seeds, Cramps, Sonic Youth, the bands that initially inspired Eugene Hutz to seek understanding in New York City.

Pre-order your GB classique reissues here: https://gogolbordello.shop.musictoday.com/store


Break the dividers, rip all the masks, and tear all the blinders

Seems like this precious collaboration with our dear friend Regina was in the making all along, for decade of seeing each other shows and cross-pathing over home coming east European meals in NY… But it actually materialized rapidly once Regina told me that her ancestry also runs back to Ukraine… propelled by that duet came quickly togeather… It was easy to write with Regina’s voice in mind, it quickly grew wings, and what was “not all cholos wanna be gangsters … not all gypsies hard core pranksters” grew entirely diffrently wings, yielding to something more monumental. We untended to put in some healing energy into it indeed for our troubled homelands.


Vibracion Positiva Pre-Order Now

SUPPORT INDEPENDENT ARTIST ALERT!!! Our brother Pedrito and Criollo Social Club are happy to announce their campaign to fund the soon-to-come release of Vibracion Positiva! Visit www.eastrev.com to pre-order your 7″ vinyl.


European Tour Starts Today!

 

The European Tour starts today! We’ll be hitting many cities in many countries and can’t wait to see you! For all your ticketing needs: gogolbordello.com/tour

May 4 Lausanne, C
May 5 Stuttgart, DE
May 6 Dortmund, DE
May 8 Hamburg, DE
May 9 Århus, DK
May 10 Odense, DK
May 11 Copenhagen, DK
May 12 Oslo, NO
May 14 Bergen, NO
May 16 Göteborg, SE
May 17 Stockholm, SE
May 19 Tallinn, EE
May 20 Riga, LV
May 21 Vilnius, LT
May 23 Gdansk, PL
May 25 Porto, PT
May 28 Belgrade, CS
May 29 Skopje, MK
May 30 Sofia, BG
May 31 – Jun 2 Timisoara, RO
Jun 2 Koper, SI
Jul 13 Joensuu, FI
Jul 15 Lichtenvoorde, NL
Jul 18 Bollate, IT
Jul 19 Rome, IT
Jul 20 Bellaria Igea Marina, IT
Jul 21 Sestri Levante, IT
Jul 22 Majano, IT
Jul 27 St. Nazaire, FR
Aug 3 – Aug 4 Gijon, ES
Aug 4 Heuvelland, BE
Aug 5 Floreffe, BE
Aug 8 Eschwege, DE
Aug 10 Schwarzenholz, DE
Aug 11 Rothenburg ob der Tauber, DE
Aug 14 Budapest, HU
Aug 15 – Aug 18 Straszęcin, PL
Aug 17 – Aug 19 Leipzig, DE
Aug 17 – Aug 19 Biddinghuisen, NL
Aug 19 Devon, GB

 


Extra Extra Extra LA show added

Heads up, Los Angeles! We have added a surprise extra show just for you this Sunday at The Troubadour… Tix are on sale now. Check our tour page for the link and all other dates coming soon.

 

 


West coast tour starts tomorrow

Our Canada & US West Coast tour starts tomorrow and tix are going FAST! See u very soon…

– GB


tearing up brixton

Thanks to Moshville for this amazing review of our London show in December! It was a special one for all the GB familia… Before that bonanza, the good folks from that site took some time to chat with Eugene. You can check out the interview for yourself.

We also had Metro call us “one of the best kept secrets in music”… well, the cat was out of the bag that night!

UK, we’ll be back soon…

– GB