The famous gypsy-punk band Gogol Bordello and one of the most impressive live bands today, on 29th May will be performing at the Youth Cultural Center in Skopje, and present their new album, Seekers and Finders. Entrance: 19:30 / Starts: 20:30
Gogol Bordello is an American Gypsy punk band from the Lower East Side of Manhattan, formed in 1999 and known for theatrical stage shows and persistent touring. Much of the band’s sound is inspired by Gypsy music mixed with punk and dub. The band incorporates accordion and violin (and on some albums, saxophone)
Adding Russian accordionist Yuri Lemeshev, Israeli guitarist Oren Kaplan and Israeli saxophonist Ori Kaplan to the founding duo, Multi Kontra Culti Vs Irony (2002) marked the satori of their blazing and witty multicultural pop. They are their best in the fast numbers, like the grotesque polka When The Trickster Starts A-Poking, with operetta and musichall detours, the pub singalong Huliganjetta, and Occurrence On The Border, tinged with flamenco and Surfin Bird-era Ramones. Not everything is exuberant and comic: Haltura is almost romantic thanks to poignant interplay of accordion, saxophone and fiddle, Through The Roof ‘N’ Underground sounds like a Mexican serenade, and too many songs are melodramatic like in a Broadway musical. The centerpiece is the lively and manic nine-minute Hats Off To Kolpakoff, which is a musical in itself before it becomes a wild street jam.
Gogol Bordello for the 20 years of alternative in Macedonia!