|[In answer to the question "World/Inferno Friendship Society... who they?" in the Gogol Bordello thread - I think W/IFS deserve a thread of their own.]|
World/Inferno Friendship Society are another band that would probably appeal to fans of GB, or vice versa (with some exceptions, apparently). They have described their sound as "circus punk" - uptempo guitars with horns and accordian (and, lately, what sounds like a glockenspiel), a somewhat scattershot retro/loungey look (they perform in suits and evening gowns, etc.), and a red-eyed drunken preacher of a punk story-teller frontman. Readers of "The Master and Margarita" should note that W/IFS claims to have an ongoing engagement as the official party band of the Devil's Ball (and also to have an oversized, vodka-swilling, verbally-abusive bipedal black cat as management).
They are very very good, IMO, and a double-bill of World/Inferno and Gogol Bordello would be one of my dream shows (but would almost certainly kill me).
There are some sample mp3s at their site (linked above) and their myspace page - do yourself a favor, everyone reading this, and at least listen to Brother of the Mayor of Bridgewater (at myspace). The new album, Red-Eyed Soul, is one of my favorite 2006 releases.
Any Infernites in the house? Any show stories?