[ The North Coast Music Festival kicks off today. In the time leading up to the festival, I’m going to introduce you to some stand out songs from bands, both local and further afield, who will be making appearances during the weekend’s events. ]
For me, perhaps one of the biggest highlights of the North Coast Music Festival would have to be Gogol Bordello. They’re a band who I never quite warmed to in regards to their studio albums, but after much prodding from people at last year’s Lollapalooza, I decided to check them out. Live, their gypsy punk finally made sense to me. The raw energy and enthusiasm of Eugene Hutz and company comes across loud and clear on stage. This collection of multicultural musicians are incredibly talented, not to mention some of the hardest working people on stage today. Below, check out their performance as part of NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert Series. I guarantee you’ve never quite seen anything like it.
Gogol Bordello plays on Sunday, September 4th at the North Coast Music Festival. You can see them at 7:30 pm on the The Named After Groupon Stage.
The North Coast Music Festival is September 2nd – 4th in Union Park (1501 W Randolph). Three day passes have been sold out for a while now, but single day tickets ($50 for Friday, $60 for Saturday or Sunday) are still available.