SALLY DESIGN COMPETITION WINNERS!

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ALRIGHTSVILLE, HERE IS ALL THE WINNERS YO!

THE FIRST ONE AS YOU CAN SEE IS JUST TOO DAMN CUTE NOT TO WIN! AND HAS ALL THE SPIRIT BEHIND IT! CONGRATULATIONS!

THE LAST ONE COMES IN AS NUMBER 11. PRECISELY BECAUSE WE ARE NOT SURE ABOUT SALLY THERE, BUT THAT CAT IS JUST TOO DAMN FUCKING ROCKING! CONGRATULATIONS.

AS YOU CAN SEE FROM THESE LITTLE SELECTION OUT OF HUNDREDS, MANY OF WHICH WERE WICKED AND VERY ELABORATE, THE BRAINSTORM ABOUT SALLY’S DESTINY WAS TRANSCONTINENTAL. WE THANK YOU ALL AGAIN AND AGAIN FOR SHARING YOUR CREATIVITY AND GIVING US AN INSIGHT IN WHAT’S IN YOUR COOKER.

AS WE PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED THERE WILL BE LIFETIME TICKETS TO GB SHOWS FOR ALL THE WINNERS, AND WE WELCOME YOU ABOARD AT ANY TIME, THANX AGAIN AND AGAIN, PARTY.

PS. LET US KNOW IF YOU WANNA SEE THE REST OF THE WICKED ENTRIES.



SALLY WAS A 15-YEAR-OLD GIRL FROM NEBRASKA…

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BROTHERS AND SISTERS,

HERE IS THE WORD ON SALLY CONTEST!

AS YOU CAN IMAGINE THE RESPONSE TO SALLY CONTEST WAS OVERWHELMING!

AND WE APOLOGIZE FOR TAKING SO LONG. THERE WAS SIMPLY NO WAY TO MEET THE DEADLINE ON WINNERS BY MARCH WHILE WORKING ON NEW RECORD AND TOURING.

AS A MATTER OF FACT SALLYS STILL KEEP COMING. SOME PEOPLE WENT ON AS FAR AS DRAWING THE WHOLE COMIC BOOK!

NEEDLESS TO SAY YOU BUSTED OUT A SUPER GENEROUS FLOW OF CREATIVITY AND IDEAS, SO WE CANT ANNOUNCE A ONE SINGULAR WINNER, EVEN 3 WONT DO IT. SO THERE WILL BE 10 WINNERS WITH A LIFE-TIME GB TICKET (PLUS ONE, OF COURSE) PLUS LIFE-TIME BACK STAGE LEMONADE PASSES. WE WANNA KNOW YOU, COME ON DOWN, LET’S PARTY!

WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED TOMORROW. THANK YOU, PARTY ON AND ON AND ON!


ATAPUERCA!

Check out the collaboration with Tonino Carotone! 


ALL OF YOU FOLKS WITH THE CAMERAS

SEND US YOUR FAVORITE GOGOL LIVE PICTURES. We are working on the booklet and would love more photos to choose from … If we pick yours we will send you an autographed copy. Or Yuri will come play frisbee with you. Serious. Email your photos to gogolphotos@redlightmanagement.com.


THE GURAGE TOUR!

BROTHERS AND SISTERS!

IT’S NOT ONLY TIME TO PLAY NEW SONGS, IT’S ALSO TIME FOR SOME NEW DANCE MOVES. THIS TOUR DEDICATED TO ‘GURAGE’ STYLE DANCING FROM THE HEART OF ETHIOPIA, AS YOU CAN GUESS BROUGHT TO US DIRECTLY BY OUR FEARLESS BASS LEADER THOMAS GOBENA. THIS JUST HAPPENS TO BE SOME OF THE HOTTEST FUCKING ETHNO PUNK ROCK MOVING ON THE PLANET!!!

YO, CHECK THE LINKS BELOW AND GET DOWN WITH GURAGE STYLE, WHICH CAN BE SO VICTORIOUSLY APPLIED TO GB MUSIC. GET DOWN AND BRING IT OVER TO THE SHOW! ALREADY TESTED BY TRULY YOURS FOR 5 NIGHTS STRAIGHT WITH A BOTTLE OF CASHASA IN THE FIST!

HUTZ AND GB, PARTY!

GURAGE TOUR IS KICKING OFF TUES JULY 21 IN NEBRASKA, HISTORICAL MOTHERLAND OF SALLY. LET’S SEE HER GURAGE.

GYPSY PUNK EVOLUTZIONE CONTINUES!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ce6B5I_gnCc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcX4XyTtJXE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teiNlVhHVR4&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcFZO0WTf5o 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZY8O3WP6vI


CAN’T FUCKING STOP!

By popular demand, one Mehanata tonight before we leave on tour tomorrow!
FRI NIGHT!
113 Ludlow St, NY

Surprise … Gogol Summer Evacuation Continues

Against all odds Gogol is shipping off again for another round of hero inspiring music visiting exotic locales and far off places. And keep the sake warm as we are coming back to Japan for a second go around. It all kicks off this Sunday at the Mile High Music Festival where the nice people at Spin called Gogol one of the 5 “must-hear bands” this weekend. The US leg will end with the Gogol’s first Jersey City gig on the main stage at All Points West. And we look forward to everything else along the way (yes Tulsa … We are looking at you).

Large thanks and maximum appreciation to all who came out to party with us on our last tour. We love you too.

Keep kicking around on the tour dates page as we will be announcing the turbo charged “Axis Mundi Tour” soon so if we are not coming close to you this time … We will be soon.

Mama Diaspora does Twitter
Respect to the imitators but Eugene has made Twitter his own propaganda machine. Be the first on your block to get after party plans and wisdom from our fearless leader … Get on that shit today here: http://twitter.com/MAMADIASPORA

That Pesky Sally Contest
We loved it all. Seriously. You are all a bunch of talented peoples and we’ve had a hard time choosing. But we are and will post the results soon.

AND ALL OF YOU FOLKS WITH THE CAMERAS … SEND US YOUR FAVORITE GOGOL LIVE PICTURES. We are working on the booklet and would love more photos to choose from … If we pick yours … We will send you an autographed copy. Or Yuri will come play frisbee with you. Serious.

Party!


GB = A ‘MUST-HEAR BAND’

Spin magazine says we’re one of the five must-hear bands playing at this weekend’s Mile High Music Festival. Check it out!


MEHANATA 16th JULY!

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THURS = HUTZ IN MEHANATA. REVENGE FOR THE TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY DISASTER OF LAST THURS…


Roskilde reviews!

Orange Scene, Roskilde Festival 
Saturday d. 04-07-2009 
6/6
http://gaffa.dk/anmeldelse/33405 

The soundtrack of the Roskilde summer party was gypsy punk

These days, it seems as if it is not only between the audiences, that you can find crazy, performing characters. They have now managed to sneak their way up on the Orange Stage. Following the mandatory hip hop cancellation (this year Lil’ Wayne), Roskilde Festival had hired Gogol Bordello – a move which should turn out to be victorious.

With the New York immigrants’ musical Molotov cocktail of punk and Balkan-folk, Eugene Hütz and co. managed to firmly chisel their names into the Roskilde Festival chronicles. Even if the concert itself probably was the most colourful and the most lyrically incomprehensible seen on Orange Stage since Manu Chao in 2002, Gogol Bordello managed to set fire to an otherwise lethargic and exhausted audience in the most magical of ways. 

To say that front man Eugene Hütz is a bundle of energy is something of an understatement, as the man quite clearly eats Duracell batteries with schnapps for breakfast. With him as the whip, the scene was set for a party that had such an intense energy level you could not even cram a piece of Rizla paper in-between songs.

Like a targeted machinegun, the gypsy army spat out its electrifying songs from the edge of the stage, forcing every passersby to join the party. And thus the concert might end up becoming the most visited of every concert, despite the audience’s limited knowledge of the band.

To be honest, it is not every day you see musicians work this hard for a living and Hütz could, well-deserved, bathe himself in the showers of ecstatic victory and did, quite literally, cool his sweating body down with the help of a bottle of red wine during the final song. Even though Roskilde Festival never has been a fan of booking the same band two years in a row, perhaps it would be a good idea for Esben Danielsen (Roskilde Festival spokesman) and co. to make these polka punks their very own household name. 

Artist: Gogol Bordello
Where: Orange, Roskilde Festival
Date: Saturday 4th July 
6/6 
http://soundvenue.com/live-anmeldelser/2009/07/04/gogol-bordello–fuldfed-erstatning

I believe it is called a blessing in disguise, because wow, what a party! It is unlikely that anyone standing in front of Orange Stage was mourning the cancellation of Lil’ Wayne after having seen gypsy punks Gogol Bordello set off a full-blown cancellation fest.

From the very beginning, the multi-ethnic New York-ensemble exploded in a in a hyper-energetic show and a musical inferno. A global bunch where a heavy drum beat, a vehemently thrusting guitar, a groovy Balkan bass line, a twanging mandolin and last but not least an insanely tearing violin meet up in edgy, confrontational and captivating melodies. Meanwhile, the charismatic Eugene Hütz and his partners in crime raced around the stage like madmen and even in the oppressive heat of the summer, standing still was an impossibility. In fact, I do believe the earth beneath us rocked when both the band and the audience launched into the hit song, ‘Start Wearing Purple’

It was a true display of the joys of performing live and a jumble of Eastern European folk music and aggressive punk rock. It is the mixture of phantasmagoria and anarchy that Gogol Bordello is able to bind safely together in the most amazing way; a mixture that both makes more than sense and which also produces a serious case of the dance fever. It was an enormous experience. I thank you!

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Thanks to Laura Claudia Tomasi for the translations!