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Did We Mention that Gogol Bordello is Playing Tonight?

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Rarely do we at LAist hype the opening act of a show twice in the same hour, but Gogol Bordello deserves the love.

If The Pogues, The Clash, and Borat were molested by a traveling pack of female Gypsies on the outskirts of Turkey and produced soccer-jersey wearing rockers, you'd have this band who was one of the highlights of last year's SXSW festival.

They are loud, funny, fun, raucous, and their energy is super contagious. You will dance. You might not want to dance but your feet will defy you.

Your heart will beat faster than you thought it could. A smile will appear on your face and you will want to sing along but you wont be able to until they play their ridiculous single "Start Wearing Purple".

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You might be so excited after their set that you will dance while Primus sets up, but if you leave early to run down the street to Amoeba to buy their cds no one would blame you. Especially your pals at LAist.

Gogol Bordello plays tonight at the Palladium with Primus at 9pm. Don't be late.