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Local gypsy punks Gogol Bordello have been driving concertgoers to the dance floor ever since forming on the Lower East Side at the turn of the century. They’ve remained busy over the years, recording—including 2013’s terrific Pura Vida Conspiracy (stream it below), which, according to PopMatters, “finds them at their most ragged and unhinged, the sound of collaborative anarchism distilled into its punchiest presentation yet”—and performing, with their upbeat, high-intensity shows becoming their calling card. Gogol Bordello (above, performing “Start Wearing Purple”) get the New Year started early, next Thursday at the Space at Westbury, with Low Cut Connie opening the show. And The House List is giving away two tickets. Want to go? Just fill out the form below, making sure to include your full name, e-mail address, which show you’re trying to win tickets to (Gogol Bordello, 12/29) and a brief message explaining why you think you should be there. The winner will be notified by next Wednesday. Good luck.
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Low Cut Connie – The Bowery Ballroom – December 2, 2016
Low Cut Connie’s Adam Weiner cut his teeth performing solo with his piano to some of New York City’s toughest crowds, gay bars, dive bars, restaurants, any number of other venues with an audience there mostly for something other than the music. But the end result today is that he’s one hell of a live performer—although Low Cut Connie’s classic rock and rolling chutzpah definitely helps too. “Are you guys here, are you guys ready to get weird, are you guys ready to make a baby tonight?” Weiner asked the lively crowd at The Bowery Ballroom on Friday night.
Piano-fueled rock is rare these days, and Low Cut Connie’s particular strain harkens back to the days of Little Richard, with Weiner’s piano in the opener, “Back in School,” chugging along in the background like a runaway train. That piano, affectionately called Shondra (named “for a beyond-middle-aged dancer from Atlanta’s Clermont Lounge”), sure knows how to take a beating, with him standing on its bench, standing on the piano itself, slinking beneath it and banging keys with his hands, feet, the microphone stand, whatever the situation calls for. If there was a moment when his hands were free, Weiner was pointing out into the audience or shaking his behind. The second tune brought along the barn-burning drinking sing-along “Boozophilia,” a favorite song of President Obama’s.
The band also paid tribute to one of Weiner’s home-state favorites, New Jersey’s recently reunited Misfits, with a piano-y cover of “Where Eagles Dare.” Weiner pointed out several in the crowd he thought were from Jersey, asking, “What exit?” “Shake It Little Tina,” an homage to Tina Turner, began with a teasing, lulling beat before building up to dancing chaos, with Weiner venturing out far into the audience by the song’s end. The band teased a new album, promised to be out early next year, with three new tracks, “Dirty Water,” about rock and roll, and one sung and written by guitarist James Everhart. The show ended with a fast-moving five-song encore, closing out with a rambunctious cover of Prince’s “Controversy.” —Dan Rickershauser | @D4nRicks
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