Gogol Bordello

This month, Milwaukee plays host to the annual Acting Irish International Theatre Festival. The festival features nine plays in five days. Milwaukee Irish Arts opens the festival on May 24 with The Plough and the Stars: Sean O’Casey’s dra.. more

May 15, 2016 12:00 PM Theater

WMSE celebrates 35 years, G-Eazy sells out the Rave, and Vic + Gab (now REYNA) debut their new look. more

Mar 22, 2016 2:38 PM This Week in Milwaukee


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The hardest working gypsy punk band on the planet whipped their Summerfest crowd into a frenzy Tuesday night. more

Jul 1, 2015 10:00 AM Concert Reviews

Summerfest is in full swing, but those steering clear of the Big Gig have plenty of options this weekend, too. more

Jun 23, 2015 3:27 PM This Week in Milwaukee 1 Comments


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It might not be the primary intention of the organizers of the Family Affair Expo to bring African-American nightlife to daylight hours. But so it does at the March 21 event, 9 a.m to 3 p.m. at Wisconsin State Fair Park’s Tommy G. Thompson Youth C.. more

Feb 27, 2015 4:18 PM Around MKE

Growing up as a member of the Tuareg people in western Africa, Omara “Bombino” Moctar realized that his home was often not a permanent one. Instead, he found a sense of home in being on the move, traversing the more

Jun 5, 2013 4:36 PM Music Feature

New York’s Gogol Bordello, one of the wildest world-fusion acts, fuses the accordions and fiddles of traditional Romani Gypsy music with the combustible energy of punk rock. Their 2005 album coined a fitting term for their hybrid: more

Oct 30, 2010 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

The high-energy affinity between punk rock and traditional Eastern European music was explored as far back as Brave Combo and Camper van Beethoven. Gogol Bordello, a group of American transplants from the former Soviet Union working the Eas... more

Jun 21, 2010 12:00 AM Album Reviews

Last summer a Biography Channel documentary simply titled “Barack Obama” was released on DVD. Just in time for Inauguration Day, a new edition has been issued, prefaced by jubilant scenes in Chicago from Nov. 4 and additional interviews and foota.. more

Jan 20, 2009 5:00 AM I Hate Hollywood

  Justin case you were worried, the spirit of punk is alive and thrashing, thanks in sturm und drang. ,Concert Reviews more

Jun 17, 2008 12:00 AM Concert Reviews

The brainchild of Ukrainian expat Eugene Htz, the New York-based ensemble Gogol Bordello Gypsy Punks ,Today in Milwaukee more

Jun 11, 2008 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

Thursday, June 5 Clamnation @ Jazz in the Park, 6 p.m. If last weekend’s RiverSplash! didn’t make it official enough, there can be no doubt that Milwaukee’s summer festival season has finally arrived now that Jazz in th... more

Jun 4, 2008 12:00 AM This Week in Milwaukee