Gogol Bordello @ The Mayan 06/22/10
Part gypsy punk, part Cirque du Soleil, part strip tease, all entertainment, Gogol Bordello is the live show you want to see again and again. On tour to celebrate their new album Trans Continental Hustle, the troupe hit Downtown LA's Mayan this past Tuesday to a sold out crowd. Fans threw shirts and water bottles with the hopes that front man Eugene Hütz would bring out his bottle of red wine (he did) and get shirtless (he did), moshing and crowd surfing in appreciation. For their loyalty, Gogol Bordello treated them to a seemingly endless stream of energy, including a multi-song encore that kept the crowd there to the last notes of the 2+ hour set concluded as it began, with Hütz alone on stage with his acoustic guitar, strumming the last chords of the haunting and frenetic "Alcohol".