It’s hard to believe that it was nearly ten years ago that the New York-based band Gogol Bordello played West South Street’s tiny music box, Tritone. Since then, they’ve released four studio albums (including the just-unleashed Pura Vida Conspiracy), shared the stage with Madonna, and pretty much blown up all over the place.
On Friday night (well, technically Saturday morning at 12:20 a.m.), Gogol Bordello took the stage at the TLA in Philadelphia as part of WXPN’s venerable XPoNential Festival, which concludes on Sunday with Bob Dylan, My Morning Jacket and Wilco at the Susquehanna Bank Center. (See photos from the incredible remainder of the weekend here.)
Gogol delivered a blistering set of their trademark gypsy punk sound, sending the young, capacity crowd into a sweaty frenzy. Below, some photos from the show: