THURSDAY NIGHT: GOGOL BORDELLO with Devil Makes Three! Gogol Bordello combines elements of punk, Gypsy music, and Brecht-ian cabaret to tell the story of New York’s immigrant Diaspora through debauchery, humor, and surreal costumes. Leader and singer Eugene Hütz’s taste in music was spun out of black market tapes of the Birthday Party and Einstürzande Neubauten in his native Ukraine. After being evacuated to western Ukraine in 1986 following the Chernobyl disaster, Hütz became enamored of the mystical, outsider qualities of Gypsy music. For more information, please visit: www.gogolbordello.com. “…A whirling dervish of rubbery rhythms, bleating horns, and fiddles that rip like Slayer riffs.” – AV Club
“Few punks this side of the Mekons and the Clash make resistance sound as liberating as Gogol Bordello.” – Washington Post.
Devil Makes Three sold out their debut appearance this February at Higher Ground and return this summer to the Lake Champlain Maritime Festival to open for Gogol Bordello. With a slightly punky perspective on vintage American blues, The Devil Makes Three is a breath of fresh musical air on its eponymous Milan debut. Laced with elements of ragtime, country, folk and rockabilly, the critically praised, drummer-less trio, consisting of guitarist/frontman Pete Bernhard, stand-up bassist Lucia Turino and guitarist Cooper McBean, brings forth a genuine approach to acoustic music that is deeply steeped in rhythm. For more information: www.thedevilmakesthree.com.
Time: Gates 6pm; show 6:45pm
Date: Thursday, August 9, 2012
Location: Waterfront Park, Burlington, VT
Ages: All ages. Children 12 and under are free.
Tickets on sale NOW! $33 regular advance, $36 day of show (Plus applicable fees)
Purchase: Online: www.highergroundmusic.com; charge by phone: 888-512-7469; in person: Higher Ground Box Office, 1214 Williston Rd., South Burlington