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Gogol Bordello @ 930 Club, 12/30/10

There’s been an influx of gypsy, Yiddish, and Slavic–influenced music in the indie-rock scene in recent years, but I haven’t paid super close attention to it. On the one hand, it sounds like my kinda thang: I love when cultures intermingle, and I know a fair amount about eastern Europe and its cultural traditions. On the other hand, when I have seen some of these bands , I have been a little unimpressed. Beirut , in particular, halfway turned me off to this sub-genre: it is now so easy to find g…