Monday, July 8, 2013

Ticket Giveaway - Gogol Bordello - 7.28.13 - Stage AE - Concert Preview - Show Preview

Funk gypsy band Gogol Bordello will be appearing at Stage AE Sunday, 7.28. The band just recently released their new album Pura Vida Conspiracy out 7/23 on ATO Records. Live the band plays a manic variety of gypsy punk rock that keeps the audience in constant motion (not too mention themselves).They bring a mesmerizing combination of spectacle and musical mayhem, with a variety of musicians onstage. The traditional folk sounds and rhythms are accompanied by punk rifts, drums, acoustic guitar and scruffy vocals. We are happy to be giving away a pair of tickets to the show. As usual, just email us with your name at to enter.

From their press:

Internationally renowned gypsy punk rock group Gogol Bordello return with their sixth full-length album Pura Vida Conspiracy via ATO Records on July 23. The album is available for pre-order HERE. Produced by Andrew Scheps, the new album was recorded in El Paso, Texas at Sonic Ranch Studios and is a powerful collection of 12 surging new songs. In celebration of May Day, an ancient public holiday known for raucous celebrations, Gogol Bordello offer up a stream and download of their rebellious new song “Malandrino” to get the party started.

The album’s title is derived from a Spanish slang phrase for “pure life,” which is a theme that resonates throughout the new material. The disc’s opener, “We Rise Again,” introduces the album’s limitless, all-embracing themes instantly, centered on a chorus of “Borders are scars on face of the planet.” The new songs are infused with ideas rooted in Eastern philosophy but also search for a means of joining fragmented parts and persons, and of creating a worldwide consciousness. Gogol Bordello has spent the last decade getting down with that energy through their meteoric live shows and has earned a solid reputation as “the hottest global touring act to come out of New York (Billboard)” and “the world’s most riotous live band (Rolling Stone).” Their wildly energetic live shows are celebrated by fans worldwide and have brought them to nearly every corner of the globe and to the main stage of festivals like Coachella, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Roskilde, Rock am Ring, Reading and Leeds to name just a few. In addition, Gogol Bordello’s recordings have earned them critical acclaim worldwide and have attracted some of the most respected collaborators and producers including 2005’s Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike, produced by indie legend Steve Albini, 2007’s SUPER TARANTA! (produced by Victor Van Vugt) and declared by music critic Robert Christgau as “the best rock album of the decade. Period.” and 2010’s Trans-Continental Hustle produced by Rick Rubin.

Show begins at 8p with doors at 7p. Tickets are $27.50 and can be found here