Last week Gogol Bordello came to The Riviera armed with slingshots, whistles, and one very impressive handlebar mustache. The band’s high spirited blend of “Gypsy Punk Rock” made for an exciting two hour nonstop set. The performance was filled with inspiring theatrics and a spontaneous sound that revitalized faith in the quality of a live show.
The stage was continually full of eye catching visuals and fluid motion. On one end Sergey Ryabtsev played the violin with an intense fury, while on the other, dancers raced to and fro smashing cymbals and bass drums. The set included a percussion session via fire bucket by vocalist Eugene Hütz as well as some stage diving from Bordello’s MC and DJ Pedro Erazo.
Gogol Bordello turned the concert into a party and was unafraid to show Chicago how to have a good time. If your a fan of music, if your a fan of performance, or if your just a fan of fun, GB should be added to your must see list. Where else can you walk away full of smiles and raving about accordions to your friends?
Some tracks included in the set: “Ultimate”, “Not A Crime”, “Wonderlust King”, “Mishito!”, “American Wedding”, “Start Wearing Purple”, “Alcohol”, “Harem in Tuscany”, and “Baro Foro”