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Friday, October 15, 2010

Photos: Gogol Bordello and Forro in the Dark at the Fox Theater

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Gogol Bordello
Forro in the Dark
@ The Fox Theater, Oakland
October 14, 2010

Dubbed "Gypsy Punk," Gogol Bordello sounds like a Turkish bazaar on meth. Thick Eastern European accents and accordions give way to death metal blast beats, punk imagery, and rock antics. Last night, Gogol Bordello hit the stage 20 minutes late, but no one in the crowd seemed to mind. The place erupted when the music finally started, and never let up. 

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Frontman Eugene Hütz hurled himself wildly onstage, like a hybrid of Frank Zappa, Borat, and Serj Tankian. Sergey Ryabtsev joined in the mayhem on the violin and backing vocals, while accordion player Yuri Lemeshev (and the band's other members) usually stayed farther toward the back of the stage.

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