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Jane's Addiction - @ Echoplex, Los Angeles - Feb 16, 2009 (revolute)
Jane's Addiction

Live Nation and Adam Zacks are pleased to announce this year's line up for the Sasquatch! Music Festival at the legendary Gorge in Eastern Washington. The festival, now in its eighth and most ambitious year yet, has evolved from a unique, homegrown & low key fest into a full blown three day extravaganza. A festival-goer's dream, it comes complete with camp-outs, canyons, sunsets, three stages and new this year, an expanded comedy and dance music tent. The tent will feature performances from comedians throughout the day, and then come dusk, will spotlight electronic and dance music artists.

Already the official opener to summer for music fans, the Sasquatch! Music Festival is becoming a certified monster of a musical event: this year features another exciting and diverse line-up for the musically adventurous, and ups the ante on an event already hailed for its independent spirit. Tickets go on sale Saturday February 28th at 10AM

Jane's Addiction, reunited once again, played a show at the Echoplex in LA last night. They announced it last week via their website and mailing list.

Today it was announced that Jane's (feat. all four original members), NIN, Kings of Leon, Ben Harper & Relentless7, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Erykah Badu, The Decemberists, Fleet Foxes, TV On The Radio, Animal Collective, Silversun Pickups, Bon Iver, Santigold, and many others are playing this year's Sasquatch Festival (May 23, 24, 25, 2009 @ The Gorge in Quincy, WA). Full lineup and ticket info below...

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Gogol Bordello

Tonight's two "Gogol Bordello: Non Stop" movie screenings at 92Y Tribeca are sold out, but there are still tickets for the afterparty. Saturday's 9pm screening is also sold out, so they added another one on Saturday at 7pm. You can get tix by calling the box office at 212.601.1000.

NOTE: Gogol Bordello are not playing at these screenings, though members might be there and the after-party will feature DJs from the Bulgarian Bar days: DJ Non-Stop, DJ JJ of Seasick, Joro Boro, Par T, Huliganjetta, Dj no Dj, Valera and Yuri.

Also coming up at 92yTribeca: A These are Powers show.


92YTribeca (200 Hudson Street, New York, NY) is hosting two music shows tonight (1/24). The first is at 8PM, is free, and will feature a rare performance by Boston's Dave Godowsky. The second is at 8:30, a benefit for Showpaper, and is being brought to Manhattan by none other than Brooklyn's Todd P (and Manhattan's Less Artists More Condos, and Showpaper, and everyone else involved in promoting it). Asa Ransom, The Muggabears, Sigmund Droid, and Nymph are all playing the $10/all-ages bill.

Also coming up at the new downtown venue:
Jan 30 - Gogol Bordello: Non Stop / NYC Premier Party
Feb 06 - These Are Powers, Bird Names
Feb 17 - Medeski Martin & Wood
Feb 21 - Todd P Presents: Telepathe, Teengirl Fantasy, Hawnay Troof, Silk Flowers
Feb 27 - White Magic

Gogol Bordello Non-Stop documentary trailer below...

Continue reading "Todd P enters Manhattan, Dave Godowsky, Gogol Bordello the movie & other NYC shows coming to 92YTribeca"

photos by Tracy Allison

Gogol Bordello

"I saw Gogol Bordello at Webster Hall Monday night, and they were amazing as usual. This is the third time I have seen them and they are one of the most fun live bands I know (and I've been to a lot of concerts). I took a friend who I had previously convinced to see a disastrous Gallagher show, so I hope I have redeemed myself.

The sound was OK, but the mixer succumbed to the "I have a lot of subwoofers so I should use them all" syndrome, and I couldn't hear the vocals very well. But I can't blame anyone for that--Eugene Hutz, the lead singer, threw his mic on the ground at least five times in the show I saw, and his acoustic guitar was distorted. I imagine the pick up was full of wine or something." [John Huntington]

Gogol Bordello played three nights in a row at Webster Hall before treating Philadelphia to a New Years Eve show at the Electric Factory. Tonight (1/2) they kick off a two-night run at the 9:30 Club in DC. More pictures from the first NYC show, below...

Continue reading "Gogol Bordello @ Webster Hall (night 1 of 3), NYC - pics"

Gogol Bordello @ ACL (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
Gogol Bordello @ ACL

today in NYC
* 3 Floors of Ska @ Knitting Factory
* Matisyahu & Mike Doughty @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Patti Smith & Her Band @ Bowery Ballroom
* Gogol Bordello & Apollo Sunshine @ Webster Hall

Mike Doughty replaced Little Jackie as opener for Matisyahu tonight. Mike is also playing Tuesday and Wednesday at Maxwell's.

Patti Smith also has 2nd and 3rd shows on Tuessday and Wednesday.

Wednesday is New Years Eve.

Updates will be at a minimum this week. Happy Holidays!

What else?

by Ryan Barkan

Gogol Bordello @ Irving Plaza (more by Jefferson)
Gogol Bordello

The second edition of this controversial new feature is back. "It's Not Selling Out Anymore" (or is it?)...

Pacific RiftAggressive racing game, Motorstorm, was one of the most successful titles for the Playstation 3 in 2007 (selling over three million copies world wide). It was only natural then, that Sony Computer Entertainment would get a sequel out in 2008. Enter Motorstorm: Pacific Rift. The game recently hit shelves in the US at end of October and in the UK this past week. The TV spot announcing the new game brilliantly matched Motorstorm's crazy, edgy style of racing on tracks in exotic locations with the "authentic energy" of Gogol Bordello's "Wonderlust King." Watch the video of the commercial below. Gogol Bordello tour dates are HERE.

While Gogol did not make the in-game soundrack, David Bowie, Clutch, Megadeth, The Hives, Simian Mobile Disco, Death From Above 1979, and more all made the cut. Eight of the forty-five songs are exclusive to the game including a remix by Diplo of Nirvana's "Swap Meet" *.

Thurston MooreSpeaking of exclusives, The Ramones' classic jam "Sheena Is A Punk Rocker" was covered by Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore and singer Jemina Pearl (from the now defunct Be Your Own Pet). Their version exclusively premiered in this past week's episode of Gossip Girl. Love & Rockets made the episode too...though not as an exclusive.

Other Notable Licensing News:

On the tube, One Tree Hill had songs by Ra Ra Riot and Margot & the Nuclear So-So's; 90210 had Florence & The Machine, The Raconteurs, and The Bravery; Grey's Anatomy had The Bird And The Bee, Whitest Boy Alive, and Brett Dennon.

M83's "You, Appearing" provides a solemn background to a French commercial for Douleurs' "Pain Without Borders" commercial. Watch the video below. M83 is currently on a tour of the US (and in NYC this week).

Cadbury's new "Favourites" commercial features the song "Stars and Sons" by Canadian supergroup Broken Social Scene. Watch the video below. Pics from the band's recent show at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple can be seen HERE.

Bad Brains

Supreme continues its love for musical collaborations with the announcement of a Bad Brains x Supreme collection. The line consists of a couple hoodies, a t-shirt, and two different styles of Vans shoes. Bad Brains have been busy lately playing shows in Austin, NYC and elsewhere.

Iron MaidenVans recently released its fourth Iron Maiden tribute shoe, this time featuring the artwork from the Powerslave album. The Sk8-Hi and slip on models are available at the vans online store as well as local distributors.

Videos below...

Continue reading "It's Not Selling Out Anymore -- This Week in Music Licensing"

Photos by Kyle Dean Reinford

NY Press Music Issue

If you pay attention to the NYC weekly papers, you probably already noticed that this week offers both The Best of 2008 Voice issue AND the music issue of the NY Press - complete with a big picture of Gogol Bordello on the cover and a list of their choice for the top 20 (NYC?) bands. If you can't pick them up, most or all of the content is available behind those links (thank you to anyone that voted for BV for best blog). And if you count the CMJ/Vivian Girls interview issue of L Magazine, it is a good week for free papers this week.

Speaking of Gogol Bordello, they have a bunch of shows coming up and Kyle the took the below pictures of them at this year's Austin City Limits Festival....

Continue reading "NY Press Music, Best of Voice, Gogol Bordello ACL pics"

Gogol Bordello @ McCarren Pool (more by Leia Jospe)
Gogol Bordello

As previously announced, Gogol Bordello are playing three NYC shows at the end of the year. Some wondered if they would add a New Years Eve show again. They did, but not in NYC. All dates below...

Continue reading "Gogol Bordello - updated tour dates (New Years in Philly)"

Gogol Bordello @ Coachella 2008 (more by Ryan Muir)
Gogol Bordello @ Coachella

Tickets are now on sale for three end-of-the-year Gogol Bordello shows at Webster Hall in NYC. The dates are December 27th, December 29th and December 30th. All dates below...

Continue reading "Gogol Bordello - 2008 Tour Dates (3 nights @ Webster Hall)"

by BrooklynVegan Mike

Day 1, Day 2....

The Go! Team @ Osheaga (Doùdoù)
Osheaga 2008

It is an open secret that the Osheaga festival is on shaky ground. It is rumored that the festival lost money the last two years. This year was make or break. When I spoke with somebody connected with the festival, he commented that they really only need one big day to turn it around and come back next year. With a combination of big names (Jack Johnson, Broken Social Scene, The Weakerthans) and a string of artists with a rep for killer live performances (MGMT, The Go! Team, Gogol Bordello), Osheaga organizers seemingly set Day 2 (Monday August 4) as that day....

Continue reading "Osheaga 2008 - day 2 (a review with pics)"

photos by Leia Jospe

Drum Machines Have No Soul
Gogol Bordello @ McCarren Pool

Gogol Bordello @ McCarren Pool

More pictures from Friday night's Gogol Bordello show (June 20, 2008) below....

Continue reading "Gogol Bordello @ McCarren Park Pool, Brooklyn, NYC - pics"

photos by Ryan Muir

Gogol Bordello @ Coacehlla

Gogol Bordello @ Coacehlla

Coachella holds many, many thousand. Well imagine Gogol Bordello's normally explosive energy amplified by hundreds. Stifling heat, a relatively meager Sunday turnout, daylight and what seemed like about 10 intrusive video cameras did not slow down Eugene Hutz and crew. He shook, shimmied, high-kicked, guzzled wine, shouted and belted while his fellow lithe female cheerleader/percussionists also demanded the audience's attention. And they got it. Couples danced, thick-necked dudes who had never heard of the band jumped and screamed at the tops of their lungs and every spectator that wasn't bouncing held up a digital camera to capture the moment.

They came, they saw, the conquered. Would we expect anything less? [Arizona Daily Star]

Tickets are still on sale for Gogol Bordello's upcoming show at McCarren Pool.

USELESS FACT: Gogol Bordello's song "Wonderlust King" 'was featured in the trailer for the Morgan Spurlock documentary Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden?'.

More Coachella pictures below...

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Gogol BordelloTickets are on sale (@ 12) for the upcoming Gogol Bordello show at McCarren Pool in Brooklyn.

Gogol Bordello is also playing the Popped Music Festival in Philly, and opening for Sean Penn at Coachella this weekend.

Coachella, April 25-27 in Indio, CA



The entire three-day festival lineup with set times can be found HERE.


A good reason to visit Philadelphia in June. Tickets are on sale. Info below...

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Eugene Hutz, Madonna & Holly Weston

Madonna poses with Ukrainian actor Eugene Hutz, left, and actress Holly Weston, right, during a photo call for the movie 'Filth And Wisdom' at the International Film Festival Berlinale in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008. The 58th International Film Festival, Berlinale, takes place from Feb. 7 to Feb. 17, 2008.
Eugene Hutz wants you to be an actor too.

Last time we saw Gogol Bordello and Madonna together was at Live Earth in 2007. That video below...

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Gogol Bordello - New Years Eve, NYC (CRED)
Gogol Bordello @ Terminal 5

I heard Gogol Bordello played for 3 hours - which still means the Terminal 5 show ended before doors even opened for the Les Savy Fav show going on further downtown at Bowery Ballroom.

New Years WishesMr. Brownstone, Patti Smith, Les Savy Fav, The Virgins, Earl Greyhound, The Dresden Dolls, Dean & Britta, and a few others were all part of my first big 'New Years Eve in NYC' rundown this year. Then came news about Gogol Bordello, Dirty Projectors and Nellie McKay. We even heard about Velvet Revolver (which has since been reduced in price) and Chris Rock (which since had Jill Scott added to the bill). Here are some more NYC choices:

  • Studio B New Year's Eve Celebration featuring Slick Rick the Ruler, Moby, Frankie Bones , Kudu, Holy Ghost!, Jacques Renault, The Bangers, Eamon Harkin - only $20.
  • "What happens when you cross NYC's top burlesque night with a monster New Years Eve dance party? Burlesque + Discoteque = BURLESQUE - O - TEQUE!" @ Galapagos - tickets are on sale.
  • "NYE Official Radiohead Album Release Party with Young Love, 33HZ and VHS or Beta Deejays" - tickets are very expensive and so are drinks @ Hiro Ballroom.
  • DJ XXXchange from Spank Rock is playing at the Annex
  • The Y2k8 Dance Party @ Silent Barn is all ages and will have free Sparks and is only $5.00 to get in - 6 live acts and/or DJs, presented by Famous Friends & Big Stereo.
  • A Place To Bury Strangers is playing the RATED-X & TRASH! New Years Eve Extravaganza at Don Hill's (sort of this year's Motherf*cker party since there isn't Motherf*cker anymore)
Studio B is my first choice of that new bunch, but Galapagos and Silent Barn sound great too - and Don Hill's will probably be good too (if you liked going to Motherf*cker). Hiro Ballroom I can definitely do without.

WIN STUFF: I have one pair of tickets to give away to Mr. Brownstone, and another pair for Nellie McKay, and I still never gave away that pair to the Dirty Projectors, AND I have two DVD copies of The Ten to send out as well. The Ten is related to The State. More details on all of this below.....

Continue reading "New Years Eve in NYC, win tix & The Ten on DVD"

Robert Christgau

1. M.I.A.: Kala (Interscope)
2. Gogol Bordello: Super Taranta! (Side One Dummy)
3. Tabu Ley Rochereau: The Voice of Lightness (Stern's Africa)
4. Arcade Fire: Neon Bible (Merge)
5. Lucinda Williams: West (Lost Highway)
6. Miranda Lambert: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (Sony/BMG Nashville)
7. Rilo Kiley: Under the Black Light (Warner Bros.)
8. Lily Allen: Alright, Still (Capitol)
9. Fountains of Wayne: Traffic and Weather (Virgin)
10. Against Me!: New Wave (Sire)
Robert Christgau's entire Best of 2007 list can be found at Slate. Gogol Bordello can be found at Terminal 5 in NYC on New Years Eve. I'm giving away a pair of tickets. To win, email BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: Gogol). Include your first and last name and your favorite album of the year. I'll pick one winner at random and contact them.

P.S. Rolling Stone also thinks M.I.A. put out the best album of the year. SPIN says it was Against Me!

Gogol BordelloI never go to a show on New Years Eve, but all the options this year might finally change that. The latest worthwhile choice: Gogol Bordello at Terminal 5. Then again, tickets are $45, and I'm not sure if that includes anything besides a performace by GB.

Not necessarily worthwhile, but Velvet Revolver is playing Hammerstein Ballroom that night too (we New Yorkers are more forgiving than Japan). Tickets are like $100! Gogol Bordello suddenly looks like a bargain.

And speaking of gypsies, Devotchka signed to ANTI. Their new album will be released in March 2008, and now they're label-mates with Man Man. All tour dates below....

Continue reading "GOGOL BORDELLO playing New Years, DEVOTCHKA sign to ANTI, VELVET REVOLVER, tour dates"

Gogol Bordello @ Terminal 5, NYC - Nov 3, 2007 (cred - Rebecca Smeyne)
Gogol Bordello @ Terminal 5

An in-demand actor — he starred in the film adaptation of Everything is Illuminated and plays a semi-fictionalized version of himself in Madonna's forthcoming directorial debut Filth and Wisdom — Hutz has charisma to burn, which he did with the public debut of his new persona, his female alter ego, a sort of she-devil in a long red wig and orange spike heels. It's a side of himself he explores in the Madonna movie, and one Hutz fans can only hope is a passing phase. It looks all wrong with his handlebar mustache. [NY Magazine]