The tone for DeVotchKa's annual Halloween celebration was set as soon as I walked into the Boulder Theater behind a tall man with a tall, faux-bug-light apparatus attached to his head. The Boulder Theater has a capacity of 850, a far cry from the 9,500 that can fit into Red Rocks, which DeVotchKa s ... More >>
DEVOTCHKA at GOTHIC THEATRE |10/31/12 Nick Urata was quite engaging throughout last night's show, but one of the most compelling moments came when he introduced a song as one written by one of the band's heroes. The tune wasn't immediately recognizable, as the band had expertly reworked the song to ... More >>
COLORADO RISING at 1STBANK CENTER | 10/27/13 By the time Dave Matthews took the stage last night during the Colorado Rising flood relief benefit show at 1STBANK Center, it was tough to spot any empty seats. Matthews had the capacity crowd on its feet during his entire set, but even his obvious star ... More >>
DEVOTCHKA & THE COLORADO SYMPHONY @ RED ROCKS | 6/14/13 Sharing the spotlight with an orchestra of more than fifty members, DeVotchKa ran the risk of getting lost in the shuffle on stage at Red Rocks. Then came the aerialists, who climbed high above the stage via slim stretches of fabric and perform ... More >>
Another great batch of shows this week. As always, there is a ton of variety for the music lover in you. Whether you're seeking EDM, jazz, metal, indie or country, there are at least ten reasons to stay up late this week and get down like there's no tomorrow. We've got all of the shows listed in our ... More >>
CALEXICO @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | 1/19/13 Since Calexico and DeVotchKa share a few musical sensibilities and they've both worked with producer Craig Schumacher at his Tuscon-based WaveLab Studio, it's not surprising DeVotchKa's singer Nick Urata and drummer Shawn King joined Calexico for a few songs du ... More >>
As pretty much anybody here can attest, DeVotchKa's music is already plenty bewitching and enthralling on its own. So you can only imagine how amazing it sounds with the accompaniment of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. If you caught the act with the CSO at its pair of performances this past year at ... More >>
Welcome to the weekend, amigos! Ah, yes, we finally made it. Is it just us, or has this seemed like the longest week ever? Ah, maybe it's just the weather. Whatever the case, it's in the rearview now, and it's time to blow off some steam. Drinks are on the horizon and there's a full slate of great m ... More >>
DEVOTCHKA @ RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE | 9/20/12 DeVotchKa played their first show with the Colorado Symphony in February at Boettcher Concert Hall, moving longtime fans and enthusiasts to a state of tearful, and awe-inspiring bliss. Last night, the rare and remarkable collaboration played for a larger ... More >>
Welcome to another splendid week of music in the Mile High City. As usual, there are plenty of shows to choose from this week, from Kreator and Accept at the Gothic to DeVotchKa and Airborne Toxic Event at Red Rocks with the Colorado Symphony, and we've got them all listed in our comprehensive conce ... More >>
Want to see Nick Urata and DeVotchKa at Red Rocks on September 20 with the Colorado Symphony and the Airborne Toxic Event? Of course you do...and we have a way you might be able to do it for free. To enter our contest to tickets for the event, all you need to do is sign up to "like" Westword's Back ... More >>
Okay, speaking from experience, having seen Colorado's most exotic band once upon a time at Red Rocks on a cool September evening not all that long ago, this will surely be an extraordinary night to remember, the highlight of the fall, if we may be so bold. And we may, considering that DeVotchKa wil ... More >>
Welcome to the weekend! You made it! While we're assuming we'll be seeing you at Artopia tomorrow night, if for some reason we don't, there's a pretty diverse lineup of music on tap otherwise for the next three days, including two more nights of Phil Lesh at 1STBANK Center, two nights of Future Bird ... More >>
Update 10/28/11: Contest is officially over. Thanks for all the entries. Congratulations goes out to Christopher Weston. You and a guest will be our guests at the DeVotchKa show tonight. Send an email for info on how to claim your tickets and wrist bands for the after show meet-and-greet. Th ... More >>
DeVotchKa's music has been used in films like Little Miss Sunshine, and frontman Nick Urata has also been involved in scoring a number of films, including 2009's I Love You Phillip Morris. The band's cinematic and sprawling music lends itself quite well to visuals so it's not surprising Volks ... More >>
Tom Bachtell, The New YorkerWhile the Fray might have been getting all the attention this weekend because they were the opening act for U2's "Bono Single-handedly Stops Judgment Day" concert at Invesco Field, another hometown band done good, DeVotchKa, has also been making waves. That's becau ... More >>
If you happen upon a bunch of starry-eyed students in caps and gowns this Saturday at the University of Colorado Denver's commencement ceremony, don't be surprised. And don't automatically assume that the looks of utter euphoria plastered to their faces are because they're graduating.
DeVotchKa's latest offering, 100 Lovers isn't due out on Anti- Records till March 1, but the fine folks over at NPR's All Songs Considered are streaming the new record in its entirety until its release. The record, produced by Craig Schumacher, features DeVotchKa's trademark, Eastern European ... More >>
Gary Isaacs With DeVotchka's forthcoming album, 100 Lovers, the Denver quartet has released possibly it's finest album to date. Frontman Nick Urata says they spent about a year making the album in Tuscon, and let the songs cook a bit longer and ferment than on previous efforts, which might e ... More >>
DeVotchKa has finished up work its new album, 100 Lovers. The first track from the new record, due out Tuesday, March 1, on Anti-, "100 Hundred Other Lovers," officially went on sale on Amazon and iTunes this past Friday. Astute netizens, however, can download the track for free on Stereogum ... More >>
DeVotchKa, who peformed for over 90,000 people when the band opened for Muse in Paris last weekend (see a few pics after the jump), has recently been at Wavelab studio in Tuscon working on the follow-up to its last album, A Mad and Faithful Telling. No word yet on what the new record will be ... More >>
Photo: Gary Isaacs DeVotchKa, Quixotic Friday, Feb. 13 Paramount Theater Better than: Seeing one of Denver's most effusive and entrancing local acts in a stripped-down, sullen setting. Atmosphere can make a big difference.I've seen members of DeVotchKa play in various incarnations and in a wide var ... More >>
This Friday night in Philadelphia, DeVotchKa is kicking off a fairly exhaustive eight week tour that will take the band across the country from New York to San Francisco to Austin -- not during South By Southwest, surprisingly -- back up through the midwest before culminating in Cleveland on Saturd ... More >>
Photo: Bryce Boyer When he penned "How It Ends," it's a safe bet that Nick Urata's artful inclinations far exceeded any commercial aspirations he might have had. All the same, the members of DeVotchKa, whose contributions to the Little Miss Sunshine soundtrack earned the act reams of acclaim, have ... More >>
As expected, Nick Urata and company absolutely murdered it on Conan. Makes us proud to be from Denver, and even more so to be able to claim them as our own. "If I had seen them back when I was playing violin in eighth grade," says Patty Calhoun, "I would've been a lot hipper, and I would've been pro ... More >>
Just came across this link to a video performance taped at opbmusic.org's studios of Nick Urata playing stripped down versions of DeVotchKa songs, a pair from A Mad & Faithful Telling, the act's latest, and one from 2003's Una Volta. (There's also photos of the sessions and nine audio tracks that yo ... More >>
Nathaniel Rateliff puts his voice in peril while other locals prove themselves worthy of national acclaim.
A Mad & Faithful Telling
I'm no meteorologist, but I do know this: it was really, really cold out this weekend. We would have more for you this morning, my fellow Denverites, but several of us, after having bundled up to head out to enjoy the amazing culture of this town, decided that the roads were just too slick to ventur ... More >>
The ghost of Denver’s past pays us a visit, just in time for the holidays.
The Fillmore hosts a haunted homecoming.
Celebrate fifty years of On the Road with a weekend of events.
Fast on the heels of the announcement on Wednesday of this year's National Book Award nominations (my favorite, for the record, is Peter Hessler, for his scrupulous and fascinating Oracle Bones: A Journey Between China's Past and Present) comes our own homegrown author fte: the Colorado Book Awards, ... More >>
How It Ends
How It Ends (Cicero)
The Westword Music Showcase Awards wrap-up.
"Emotional Landscapes: A Tribute to Björk"
The dance scene comes together to help Miss Audry and Vitamin D return to the floor.
Oh, for Frankenchrist's sake! The Dead Kennedys return, sans Jello.
The coolest college station around could use some cash.