Gogol Bordello

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2014

    The twelve best music festivals in Colorado this fall

    July may be over and school may be just around the corner, but festival season in Colorado is nowhere near ready to come to a close. Here are twelve upcoming festivals that offer a taste of everything from blues to metal, local to international bands, mountains and microbrews to cities and skateboar ... More >>

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    June 18, 2014

    Riot Fest 2014 schedule announced, single-day tickets on sale now

    Riot Fest will return to Denver this fall with a lineup including the Cure, the National, Weezer, Wu-Tang Clan and more. It will take place over three days, from September 19 to 21, at May Farms in Byers. Just now, the festival has announced each day's lineup and started selling single-day tickets ... More >>

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    May 13, 2014

    Riot Fest 2014 lineup for Denver announced

    Riot Fest has just announced its 2014 lineup, and it features Slayer, The Cure, Wu Tang Clan, Die Antwoord and more. The festival will make its second appearance in Denver (well, technically Byers, where the host May Farms is located) from September 19 to 21. A limited number of early bird tickets a ... More >>

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    March 20, 2014
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    March 4, 2014

    New to the Denver Concert Calendar: Nickel Creek, Rod Stewart & Santana, Gogol Bordello

    Chris Thile has decided he's bored of not selling thousands of tickets at a time, so Nickel Creek is back, and they're coming to Denver. Rod Stewart and Santana are also into selling thousands of tickets, so they'll be coming through as well. Incidentally, Santana has never meet a collaboration he d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2014

    Backbeat's 2014 Colorado bucket list: #15-6

    What are the hundred things everyone should do in Colorado before they die? We posed this question to our writers and editors, and over the next week, we'll be rolling out the answers across our blogs. Check back on tomorrow for the full list -- and in the meantime, feel free to post your own sugges ... More >>

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    August 26, 2013

    The ten best shows in Denver this week

    PHISH @ DICK'S SPORTING GOODS PARK | 8/30/13-9/1/13 Phish is playing at Dick's this weekend. You know what that means, right? Yep --the end of summer. Bye-bye, barbecues and basking in the sun. Besides signifying the conclusion of the iconic Vermont band's summer tour, the now-annual three-day extra ... More >>

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    August 16, 2013

    Queens of the Stone Age, 8/15/13

    QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE @ RED ROCKS | 8/15/13 Drawing liberally from a broad range of its catalog, Queens of the Stone Age planned its Red Rocks set out especially well last night. Everything rolled forward with ample momentum, but the band and the crowd both had plenty time to breathe. The song cho ... More >>

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    August 13, 2013

    New Denver shows: Excision and Deltron 3030, Michael Buble, PANTyRAID, Living Colour

    Excision is making his way back to the Centennial State to rattle the windows at 1STBANK Center for the inaugural Boom Festival featuring Deltron 3030, Funtcase vs Cookie Monsta, Brillz, Ill.Gates and Robotic Pirate Monkey on Friday, November 15. Tickets ($30-$39.75) for the show are on sale now. Co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2013

    Eugene Hutz of Gogol Bordello on the importance of living right now, in the moment

    One of the more highly charged bands of the last decade or so, Gogol Bordello (sharing a bill at Red Rocks this Thursday, August 15, with Queens of the Stone Age) has become legendary for its vigorous live sets. Injecting punk into gypsy music, the outfit began in 1999 when Ukrainian frontman Eugene ... More >>

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    July 30, 2013

    New Denver shows: Fiona Apple, Lady Antebellum, J. Cole, Of Montreal and more

    After an appearance last summer at the Paramount Theatre, Fiona Apple is making her way back to Denver for a show at Boettcher Concert Hall on Friday, October 11, with Blake Bills. Tickets ($49.50-$69.50) go on sale this Friday, August 2, at 10 a.m. No word on when tickets go on sale to the general ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2013

    Here's what we're all listening to right now: What's on your playlist this week?

    Music is life -- or at least it is for us. When we're not writing about it, we're thinking about it, talking about it or listening to it. These are the things that were in heavy rotation for us this week. What are you listening to? What should we be listening to? C'mon now. Sharing is caring. Don't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2013

    New shows on sale this week: Rihanna, Queens of the Stone Age, the Cult, Pinback and more

    In addition to Rihanna and Queens of the Stone Age shows that we told you about yesterday, we've also got new dates from the Cult, the Moody Blues and Pinback, all of which go on sale this weekend. Keep reading to get the full rundown on those shows, and to find out what local music is being played ... More >>

  • Music

    March 8, 2012

    Gogol Bordello

    Thursday, March 8, Ogden Theatre, 888-929-7849.

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    February 14, 2012

    Mile Highlights: Denver/Boulder area concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

    ​ Here's what's hot this week in music on the Front Range: On the concert front, new shows featuring the Avett Brothers, James Taylor, Blues Traveler and Gogol Bordello were announced; Gauntlet Hair, Hindershot and Fierce Bad Rabbit got spins on local radio; and recent albums from Van Halen, Dr. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    System of a Down at Comfort Dental Amphitheatre: A likely setlist and live videos

    ​ System of Down (due tonight at Comfort Dental Amphitheatre with Gogol Bordello) played its first show in five years last week at Rexall Place in Edmonton, AB, Canada. Early reports suggest the band is back in fine form -- at least from the reviews and the fan-shot clips that appeared on the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    Arctic Monkeys, Def Leppard, Junip shows announced. Tix on sale this weekend.

    ​As reported last week, the Avett Brothers will be at Red Rocks in July, while Warren Haynes and Cake are due at the Ogden in May and June respectively. Also, Arctic Monkeys, who have been working on their fourth album, make their way back to the Ogden again on Monday, May 30, as part of a twe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    DeVotchKa's Nick Urata on the band's new album and its cinematic approach to songwriting

    Gary Isaacs​ With DeVotchka's forthcoming album, 100 Lovers, the Denver quartet has released possibly it's finest album to date. Frontman Nick Urata says they spent about a year making the album in Tuscon, and let the songs cook a bit longer and ferment than on previous efforts, which might e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2010

    Pretty Lights, Ween and Jay-Z filled our playlists this week

    ​As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" Whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    Gogol Bordello at the Boulder Theater, 10/27/10

    Jon Solomon GOGOL BORDELLO Forro in the Dark 10.27.10 | Boulder Theater, Boulder, CO In some regards, a Gogol Bordello show is kind of like sex: It's a sweaty and exhausting experience, one that you can't really fully comprehend until you're balls-deep in it. Sure, you can sneak peeks at your dad' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2010

    Bad Religion, Shad and Eels fill our playlists this week

    ​As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" Whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of al ... More >>

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    September 14, 2010

    Interpol, Animal Collective, Eminem and the Heads top sellers this week

    ​While there weren't any clear winners across the board at local record stores for the week ending September 12, !!!'s Strange Weather Isn't It made it into the top ten at Albums on the Hill and at Wax Trax. Elsewhere, Interpol's self-titled album, released last week on Matador, took the top s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    Cee Lo Green's inescapably charming (and shamelessly profane) kiss off tops our playlists

    ​As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most persistent question we encounter is: "What are you listening to right now?" So whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a lis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    Gogol Bordello, DeVotchKa, Interpol, Railroad Earth shows announced

    ​Gogol Bordello, who shared a headlining bill with Primus at Red Rocks last week, returns to the area for a two-night stand at the Boulder Theater on Wednesday and Thursday, October 27 and 28. Tickets for this one range between $36 and $41 and go on sale on Friday, August 27 at 10 a.m. The gyp ... More >>

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    August 8, 2010

    Photos: Lollapalooza Day Two in Chicago with Green Day, Perry Farrell, Gogol Bordello, Blues Traveler

    Freelance photographer Mark C. Austin is in Chicago this weekend for Lollapalooza. Here are photos from Saturday's sets. More coming Monday.Green Day​

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    June 18, 2010

    DeVotchKa plays sold out soccer stadium in Paris with Muse, working on new album

    DeVotchKa, who peformed for over 90,000 people when the band opened for Muse in Paris last weekend (see a few pics after the jump), has recently been at Wavelab studio in Tuscon working on the follow-up to its last album, A Mad and Faithful Telling. No word yet on what the new record will be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    The Dead Weather, the National top sellers at local record stores

    ​Sea of Cowards, the Dead Weather's follow-up to last year's Horehound, took the top spot at Albums on the Hill, while claiming the second spot at Twist & Shout and third at Independent Records for the week ending May 16. The National's High Violet, released last week on 4AD, meanwhile, came i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2010

    Roger Waters, the Dead Weather, Gogol Bordello & Primus shows announced

    ​As part of The Wall's thirtieth anniversary, Roger Waters is bringing the Pink Floyd rock opera in all its epic glory to the Pepsi Center on Tuesday, November 23 with a new band and a newly-mounted state-of-the-art production. Waters has performed The Wall, which is still among the Top 5 best ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    B.o.B and Gogol Bordello top sellers at local record stores

    ​Atlanta-based rapper B.o.B.'s Adventures of Bobby Ray, which dropped last week on Atlantic, claimed the number two and three slots at Albums on the Hill and Independent Records, respectively, while Gogol Bordello's fifth studio album, Trans-Continental Hustle, released last week on Columbia a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2010

    Lollapalooza lineup revealed. Soundgarden, Green Day, Lady Gaga among the headliners

    This year's Lollapalooza lineup has been revealed. Bold face names this time around: Soundgarden, Green Day, Lady Gaga, Arcade Fire and Erykah Badu, alongside nearly ninety of the brightest emerging acts, including MGMT, Grizzly Bear, the National, Yeasayer, Phoenix, Frightened Rabbit and Edward S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2010

    Heavy Rotation: Pretty Lights, Liars, Gorillaz top our weekly playlists

    Pretty Lights. Photo by Aaron Thackeray​ ​As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" So whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2010

    DeVotchKa set to hit the road with Gogol Bordello

    Gary Isaacs​In a pairing that is so natural and complementary that it's virtually cosmic, DeVotchKa, one of Denver's most treasured exports, is slated to join Gogol Bordello on the road for a series of ten dates in mid April. After playing a dependably sold out Valentine's Day show at the Fox ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2009

    Willowz top seller at Wax Trax

    ​Anaheim-based garage rockers Willowz grabbed the top spot at Wax Trax this past week with Everyone, the band's latest effort on Steve Aoki's Dim Mak Records. Rocky Mountain Low and 2010: Warp Records Collection compilations came in at second and third, while Lighting Bolt's Earthly Delights and J ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2009

    Neil Young Top Seller at Wax Trax

    ​Neil Young's Dreamin' Man Live '92, which includes a complete live performance of Harvest Moon before the studio album was released, grabbed the top spot at Wax Trax this week, while Mars Volta's Omar Rodriguez-Lopez claimed the second slot with his latest effort, Xenophanes. Tom Waits, meanwhile ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2009

    More band photos from Mile High Music Fest

    Aaron ThackerayGogol Bordello It took me a bit, but I finally was able to sift through the hundreds of photos our photogs took over the weekend and cull out some of the best. So on the slideshow page, you'll now find slideshows of full of concert photos for Day One and Day Two.

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    July 20, 2009

    Relive the Mile High Music Fest on YouTube

    Joe Tone If you missed the Mile High Music Fest -- and I did too, thanks to a wedding that was occurring simultaneously -- or if you were there, but were just so trashed your memories are hazy, you can relive it in glorious lo-fi, shaky-cam glory on YouTube. A quick search for "Mile High Music Fes ... More >>

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    July 16, 2009
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    July 16, 2009

    Spin weighs in with must-hear acts at the Mile High Music Festival

    The Duke Spirit made Spin's top five must-hear listLooks like we're not the only ones psyched for this weekend's Mile High Music Festival. This afternoon, the folks at weighed in with their top five must-hear bands. As it turns out, their picks mirrored  ours: Tool (natch), Duke Spirit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2009

    New Kids on the Block, Boz Scaggs, Loretta Lynn shows announced

    A number of shows were announced this week, including New Kids on the Block (Wednesday, July 15, Fiddler's Green), Boz Scaggs and Michael McDonald (Monday, July 6, Paramount Theatre), Loretta Lynn (Wednesday, June 10, Paramount Theatre) and Reggae on the Rocks featuring Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squa ... More >>

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    March 26, 2009

    Tool, Widespread Panic and the Fray to headline Mile High Music Festival

    Moments ago, the folks at AEG announced the line-up for this year's Mile High Music Festival. This year looks like it's going to be a doozy. Here are just some of the acts that you can look forward to seeing this summer on the two main stages at either end of the park or a number of smaller stages i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2007

    Gogol Bordello's Acid-Spiked Vodka and Other Assorted Goodies

    Here’s a selection of the best of last week’s music blogging from around the Village Voice Media empire: My interest in Gogol Bordello is officially increased by a thousand percent after reading this review that compares the singer to Cousin Balki, from the ‘80s show Perfect Strangers, on a ... More >>

  • Film

    November 1, 2007

    Wristcutters: A Love Story

    In Wristcutters, the afterlife is just a lousier version of real life. Oh, and Tom Waits is there.

  • Music

    June 7, 2007

    Manu Chao

    Friday, June 8, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 303-830-8497.

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    September 15, 2005
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    August 4, 2005
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    December 23, 2004


    Backbeat scribes weigh in on their favorite national releases from 2004.

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    September 9, 2004


    Gogol Bordello vs. Tamir Muskat (Stinky Records)

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    April 29, 2004

    Gogol Bordello

    Wednesday, May 5, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.

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    September 26, 2002

    Bloc Party

    Gogol Bordello combines Gypsy folk traditions with a mosh-pit-fueled theater of anarchy. Bah sastipe!

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