Pull on your fancy pants and dancing shoes — tonight's probably the best day of music all week!
Hit up the Knitting Factory for an unbelievable show by Eugene Hutz and his merry band of pranksters, Gogol Bordello. They've been called a lot of things: Gypsy punks, the ultimate festival act, the world's greatest live band. I would imagine its pretty impossible to have a bad time at a GB show unless you were really trying. Get there early: Forro in the Dark (a New York City band we profiled this week) could be the next Gogol, we think. Give Eugene Hutz a hug for me. $25. All-ages. 8 pm.
Check out this video to get a sense of what you're in for:
Keep your bracelet from Gogol tightly fixed on your wrist and head over to Nyne for the not-so-official Gogol Bordello after-party, featuring Buster Blue, Flying Spiders (Spokane supergroup!) and Matthew Winters. Buster Blue, like Hutz and Co., are big genre-mashers. And all-around funny kids. 10 pm. Gotta be 21. Free with a bracelet, $5 without. Check out this video of them serenading their new friend as they walk down the streets of Spokane, performing their own version of "Let It Be" at the Amtrak station.
And if you're up for a little trip, you can catch the Ragbirds (who we wrote about here) playing the John's Alley stage in Moscow tonight and tomorrow.