Eugene Hütz
Ukrainian-American musician
Eugene Hütz
Eugene Hütz, September 6, 1972) is a Ukrainian-born singer and composer, most notable as the frontman of the critically acclaimed New York Gypsy punk band Gogol Bordello. Hütz is also a DJ and actor.
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Gogol Bordello Close 2015 at Terminal 5
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Gypsy punks Gogol Bordello kicked off their annual end of the year stints at Terminal 5 on Wednesday night. The band, who performed a 'typical party' on Wednesday was in preparation for their big New Year's Eve concert at the same venue where they will celebrate the 10th anniversary of their 2005 breakthrough, Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike!. As the 10(ish) members of the band hit the stage at 9 p.m. and the giant banner of Underdog World Strike's cover began to rise behind them, celebrating the end of 2015 and kicking off 2016 came early for those in the packed house. The band, fronted by Eugene Hutz, must burn off thousands of calories a night as they swing around the stage, dancing, jumping, screaming and performing as if it is the final time they will ever be in front of a crowd. With a variety of percussion and guitars being played, not to mention accordions and a violin, this was a musical party unlike any other. Using fan favorites like "Wonderlust King," "St ...
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Gogol Bordello Close 2015 at Terminal 5
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Gypsy punks Gogol Bordello kicked off their annual end of the year stints at Terminal 5 on Wednesday night. The band, who performed a 'typical party' on Wednesday was in preparation for their big New Year's Eve concert at the same venue where they will celebrate the 10th anniversary of their 2005 breakthrough, Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike!. As the 10(ish) members of the band hit the stage at 9 p.m. and the giant banner of Underdog World Strike's cover began to rise behind them, celebrating the end of 2015 and kicking off 2016 came early for those in the packed house. The band, fronted by Eugene Hutz, must burn off thousands of calories a night as they swing around the stage, dancing, jumping, screaming and performing as if it is the final time they will ever be in front of a crowd. With a variety of percussion and guitars being played, not to mention accordions and a violin, this was a musical party unlike any other. Using fan favorites like "Wonderlust King," "Sta ...
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My, What a Busy Week!
The Portland Mercury - over 3 years
We're up all night to get busy. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7 MUSIC—The thickly accented antics of Gogol Bordello frontman Eugene Hütz have come to embody the group's raucous stage presence. It's gotten to the point that, with the fresh release of Gogol's Pura Vida Conspiracy, Hütz is both a caricatured mascot for the New York gypsy-punk outfit and talented, musical bandleader. If the group's robust touring schedules tell you anything, though, it's that Hütz isn't content just to lead. He wants you along for the ride. DVH w/A Tribe Called Red; Roseland, 8 NW 6th, 8 pm, $27, all ages MUSIC—Having the guitar slingers in Band of Horses trot across your eardrums is like letting the mane of a wild stallion flow over you, as you lope across a magical sunset beach. Get back in the saddle, as the South Carolina band returns to their old galloping grounds of the Pacific Northwest. Best part: They're surely gonna play "The Funeral." NL w/Sera Caho ...
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Pura Vida Conspiracy
Rolling Stone - over 3 years
"Borders are the scars on face of the planet" Ukrainian-born singer Eugene Hütz exclaims on his band's sixth album That's been Gogol's philosophy for a decade as they've mixed gypsy folk punk rock and other global-pop strains with all-inclusive rabble-rousing politics There's a Spanish rap on "We Rise Again" while...
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Gogol Bordello Go Behind the Scenes of 'Pura Vida Conspiracy'
Rolling Stone - over 3 years
Ahead of the July 23rd release of Gogol Bordello's hotly anticipated sixth album Pura Vida Conspiracy the gypsy-punk collective is offering a glimpse at the project's creation In this exclusive video chronicle of the group's studio time at the Sonic Ranch in Texas frontman Eugene Hütz shares the album's overall...
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Galactic, Gogol Bordello to play Snowmass chili and brew fest
Real Aspen - almost 5 years
A bit of international Gypsy punk music and New Orleans funk will descend upon Snowmass for the 9th Annual Snowmass Chili Pepper & Brew Fest June 8 & 9. Galactic will perform on Saturday at 1 p.m., and Gogol Bordello will perform Saturday evening at 6 p.m. Known for its Gypsy punk/East-European style of music and substantial world-wide fan base, Gogol Bordello is truly an international band. The eight band members hale from around the world with front-man and lyricist Ukrainian Eugene Hutz; Russians Yury Lemeshev on accordion and Sergey Ryabtsev on violin; Spanish/Latvian Oren Kaplan from Israel on guitar; Chinese Elizabeth Chi-Wei Sun from Hong Kong on percussion; Ecuadorian Pedro Erazo on percussion; Ethiopian Tommy Gobena on bass; along with Oliver Francis Charles from Los Angeles on drums. Galactic Gogol’s music has been described as successfully integrating booming bass and drums, with harmonious violin and accordion to create an eclectic bar band sound. The band’ ...
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Look both ways while 'Crossing the BLVD' - Oswegonian
Google News - over 5 years
For instance, Eugene Hutz becomes real with the words, “300 million states of America.” Or the picture of a woman named Li Li, which reads: ”I don't want to make deeper comments about the life here.” Two students gave their impressions of the exhibit
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Desert blues gets hotter - Waterloo Record
Google News - over 5 years
And so Red Hot + Rio 2 boasts 33 tracks, over two hours of music, and a lineup that includes Beirut, Devendra Banhart, Eugene Hutz of Gogol Bordello, John Legend, Madlib, and dozens more. Money Mark (best known as the Beastie Boys' keyboardist) and
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Sebadoh announce tour to save your marriage - Tiny Mix Tapes
Google News - over 5 years
If you can't get enough of kitschy Kevin Barnes, the front man will play a handful of DJ sets under the name List Christee at select festival dates, one of which features mustachioed Eugene Hutz of Gogol Bordello. Something tells us things will stay
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Eugene Hütz: Music is life-giving electricity - Russia Beyond The Headlines
Google News - over 5 years
Gypsy-punk band Gogol Bordello was founded in New York in 1999 by Ukrainian émigré Eugene Hütz. It is made up of musicians from Ukraine, Russia and Israel and is known for the theatrical productions of its concerts. For example, during their first
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Madonna gets ready to cause a commotion in Venice - The Independent
Google News - over 5 years
Her first foray into film-making was Filth and Wisdom, starring Gogol Bordello's lead singer, Eugene Hütz. The film premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in 2008 and received mixed reviews, commonly along the lines of "not as bad as we were expecting
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Live review: Everymen at the Monterey Club - Sun-Sentinel
Google News - over 5 years
The band played a take on cowpunk, with that genre's driving rhythms, while the gravelly voiced lead singer recalled Eugene Hütz at his growliest. The high-pitched vocals of the burly bassist, while incongruous coming from the large fellow,
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Jiving With Gypsies - Hindustan Times (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Not surprisingly, Gogol Bordello, led by frontman and singer Eugene Hutz, an Ukrainian-American, is described as a gypsy-punk band. I'll tell you why I mentioned the folk music genre in a few seconds but first a bit about Gogol Bordello
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Wilderness Festival - Morning Star Online
Google News - over 5 years
Frontman Eugene Hutz, dressed in the uniform of the so-called chav - tracksuit trousers, high socks and hoody - led the band through a snippet of their resistance hymn Underdog World Strike. Soon they launched into Not A Crime with its singalong lyrics
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Eugene Hütz
    THIRTIES
  • 2010
    Age 37
    Gogol Bordello’s next offering, Super Taranta! (produced by Victor Van Vugt) became one of their most critically acclaimed releases with music critic Robert Christgau calling Gogol Bordello “the world's most visionary band.” Their next album, Trans-Continental Hustle, was released on 27 April 2010 and the LP on 11 May 2010.
    More Details Hide Details Gogol Bordello's live shows and Hütz's stage presence have earned them invitations to places such as The Whitney Museum in New York, The Tate Modern in London and the Venice Biennale in Italy. Gogol Bordello has played events such as Riot Fest, Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Glastonbury, Roskilde Festival, Reading, Virgin Mobile Fest, Leeds, Bumbershoot, Austin City Limits Music Festival, Byron Bay Bluesfest and A Campingflight to Lowlands Paradise. In New York Hütz made a name for himself as a DJ with a style best represented on his experimental side project J.U.F. (Jüdisch-Ukrainische Freundschaft) and a newer incarnation, MITITIKA. He has also performed and recorded with the Kolpakov Trio.
  • 2009
    Age 36
    In November 2009, he told Página/12 that he had moved to São Paulo.
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  • 2008
    Age 35
    In October 2008, Hütz told the LA Weekly that he had moved to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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    Hütz played the lead character in Filth and Wisdom, a 2008 film that marked Madonna’s directorial debut.
    More Details Hide Details The film premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival on 13 February 2008. Hütz wrote the introduction for the Subculture Books edition of Taras Bulba, released in December 2008. Hütz has worked with Les Claypool on various projects, including his performance on Claypool's album "Of Fungi and Foe" (on the track "Bite Out of Life"). Hütz appeared on the cover of the May 2013 issue of the Ukraine edition of Vogue, with model Kätlin Aas. In the 2006 movie Wristcutters: A Love Story, the character of Eugene (played by Shea Whigham) is based on Hütz. Several of Hütz's songs are featured in the film. In the January 2008, Gucci menswear show in Milan, Hütz was cited as the key inspiration for the collection. Hütz is an avid supporter of Romani rights, using his music to introduce the gypsy culture to a wider audience. Between his tours with Gogol Bordello, Hütz performs DJ duty at New York City's Bulgarian Bar (also known as "Mehanata"), or touring with the Russian gypsy group Kolpakov Trio, led by his mentor Sasha Kolpakov. Hütz has no siblings, although he refers to his maternal cousin as his brother; his cousin made an appearance in the movie Everything is Illuminated playing the trumpet. Both Eugene and his cousin are 1/4 Romani. His maternal grandmother is his tie to his Romani roots, although he was 14 years old before learning of this connection.
  • 2005
    Age 32
    Hütz made his film debut in the 2005 film Everything Is Illuminated, playing the character Alex.
    More Details Hide Details In addition to his film role, Hütz wrote and performed (as part of Gogol Bordello) some of the music for the film's soundtrack. Several Gogol Bordello members made cameo appearances in various roles in the movie. Hütz is the subject of the 2006 documentary, The Pied Piper of Hützovina. Directed by Pavla Fleischer, the film chronicles Hütz’s annual trip across Ukraine and Eastern Europe exploring his musical and cultural roots.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1999
    Age 26
    In 1999, Gogol Bordello released their debut full-length Voi-La Intruder, produced by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds drummer Jim Sclavunos. In September 2002 the band released their second album Multi Kontra Culti vs. Irony. In 2005 the band released the E.P. East Infection followed later that year by the SideOneDummy debut Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike, recorded by Steve Albini.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1992
    Age 19
    Hütz arrived in the U.S. state of Vermont in 1992 as a political refugee through a resettlement program with his mother, father and cousin Yosef.
    More Details Hide Details Hütz started his musical career in Ukraine with the band Uksusnik (Vinegar Tap). While in Vermont, Hütz formed the punk band The Fags. He later moved to New York and took on his mother's German maiden name of Hütz. In New York he met the future members of Gogol Bordello including violinist Sergey Ryabtsev, accordionist Yuri Lemeshev, guitarist Oren Kaplan, drummer Eliot Ferguson and dancers Pam Racine and Elizabeth Sun. He first called the band "Hutz and the Bela Bartoks," but changed it after realizing that "nobody knows who the hell Béla Bartók is in the United States."
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1972
    Born
    Born on September 6, 1972.
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