Listening to Gogol Bordello's Eastern European gypsy-punk on record is a chore unless you're drinking and dancing; a few tracks into the band's new Pura Vida Conspiracy, the whole enterprise starts to feel like a caricature as usual.

Listening to Gogol Bordelloís Eastern European gypsy-punk on record is a chore unless youíre drinking and dancing; a few tracks into the bandís new Pura Vida Conspiracy, the whole enterprise starts to feel like a caricature as usual.

In concert, though, itís easy to get swept up in the madness. Eugene Hutz is one of rockís most contagiously enthusiastic forces of nature, and only the snootiest cynic could turn up his nose at the bandís jovial bombastreplete with high-kicking dancers, hearty gang vocalsbarn-busting fiddle Grab one of those mega-sized beers and get up front for it Tuesday at the Newport.