Gogol Bordello, DeVotchKa
Eleven years into fronting the Pogues of Gypsy music, Gogol Bordello frontman Eugene Hütz would be a movie star on the strength of his performance in Liev Schreiber's directorial debut, Everything Is Illuminated, if not Madonna's directorial debut, Filth & Wisdom, were he funneling his humor and charisma into something less culturally specific than a streak of great punk songs. As it is, his New York band's snarling zest is a treasure for converts, the promise of the late Clash filtered through an Eastern-European-American identity still smashing out a place for itself. This tour behind the forthcoming Trans-Continental Hustle features a perfect opener in Denver's DeVotchKa, whose New York gigs at the traveling Spiegeltent circus tent were a memorable match of atmospheres, and whose Romani-mariachi-Roy Orbison burlesque made its own cool cinema soundtracking Little Miss Sunshine. Come early for New York's Jesse Malin & the St. Marks Social, the onetime D Generation singer and friends making roots rock out of glam and vice versa. 18+. (Photo by Lauren Dukoff)
Saturdays, Sundays, 6 p.m. Starts: April 24. Continues through April 25, 2010
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