Pick: Gogol Bordello


August 16

Gogol Bordello

Slowdown, 729 North 14th St.

8 p.m., $25, onepercentproductions.com

Gypsy punk act Gogol Bordello are a guaranteed shot of adrenaline on stage, with a ragtag assortment of instruments and anchored by wild-eyed frontman Eugene Hütz. The Manhattan-based band released their latest album, Pura Vida Conspiracy, in July and now are back on the road to kick out the jams. The album adds new texture to the band’s world party of sounds, as the band worked with producer Andrew Scheps in El Paso, Texas. Gypsy accordion and sped-up polka tempos still lay at the heart, but Celtic folk and punk are laced through and on the lead-off track “We Rise Again”, the electric guitars sound positively revved up. Western folk and a sweaty, energetic spin on mariachi music pop up throughout what may just be the most varied Gogol Bordello album to date. There’s no doubt that any of these gems will add to the band’s already vibrant stage show.


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