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Nick Urata

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    November 3, 2014

    DeVotchKa Is the Perfect Halloween Band

    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 >>

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    November 14, 2013
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    November 1, 2013

    Review: DeVotchKa at Gothic Theatre, 10/31/13

    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 >>

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    October 28, 2013

    Live Review: Colorado Rising Flood Relief Benefit at 1STBANK Center, 10/27/13

    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 >>

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    June 17, 2013

    DeVotchKa and the Colorado Symphony at Red Rocks, with Amanda Palmer, 6/14/13

    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 >>

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    February 11, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this week

    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 >>

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    January 21, 2013

    Calexico at Bluebird Theatre, 1/19/13

    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 >>

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    December 18, 2012

    DeVotchKa due tonight at Twist & Shout

    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 >>

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    October 26, 2012

    The ten best concerts this weekend: Oct. 26-28

    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 >>

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    September 21, 2012

    DeVotchKa and the Colorado Symphony at Red Rocks, with Airborne Toxic Event, 9/20/12

    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 >>

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    September 17, 2012

    Five best concerts this week: September 17-21

    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 >>

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    September 10, 2012

    Repurposing with a purpose: If you're crafty, you might win tickets to see DeVotchKa

    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 >>

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    September 5, 2012

    Win tix to see DeVotchKa at Red Rocks with the Colorado Symphony and Airborne Toxic Event

    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 >>

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    February 17, 2012

    Weekend's best live music bets: Phil Lesh and Friends, Young the Giant and 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 >>

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    October 28, 2011

    Win tickets to see DeVotchKa at the Ogden this Friday plus passes to after show meet and greet

    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 >>

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    September 23, 2011

    DeVotchKa's "Enemy Guns" used in new VW Passat commercial

    ​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 >>

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    May 24, 2011

    DeVotchka's Nick Urata makes The New Yorker, plays famous September theremin

    Tom Bachtell, The New Yorker​While 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 >>

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    May 11, 2011

    DeVotchKa slated to perform at University of Colorado Denver this Friday night

    ​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.

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    February 15, 2011

    Stream the new DeVotchKa album now

    ​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 >>

  • Music

    February 10, 2011

    DeVotchKa

    100 Lovers
    Anti-

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    February 10, 2011

    DeVotchKa's Nick Urata on the band's new album and its cinematic approach to songwriting

    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 >>

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    January 20, 2011

    DeVotchKa readies release of 100 Lovers

    ​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 >>

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    June 18, 2010

    DeVotchKa plays sold out soccer stadium in Paris with Muse, working on new album

    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 >>

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    May 21, 2009

    Stella Luce

    Zugenruhe
    Self-released

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    February 16, 2009

    DeVotchKa at the Paramount

    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 >>

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    January 21, 2009

    DeVotchKa announces spring tour dates

    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 >>

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    November 3, 2008

    DeVotchKa's "How It Ends" gets licensed... again

    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 >>

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    September 18, 2008
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    September 11, 2008
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    May 20, 2008

    DeVotchKa Kills It On Conan O'Brien

    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 >>

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    May 19, 2008

    Nick Urata Performance

    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 >>

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    March 20, 2008

    Mile Highlights From South by Southwest

    Nathaniel Rateliff puts his voice in peril while other locals prove themselves worthy of national acclaim.

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    March 14, 2008
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    March 13, 2008

    DeVotchKa

    A Mad & Faithful Telling
    Anti-

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    March 6, 2008
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    December 10, 2007

    Monday Morning Hang Over

    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 >>

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    December 6, 2007

    Reunited and It Feels So Good

    The ghost of Denver’s past pays us a visit, just in time for the holidays.

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    November 27, 2007
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    October 25, 2007

    Día de la DeVotchKa

    The Fillmore hosts a haunted homecoming.

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    June 28, 2007

    Jack's Back

    Celebrate fifty years of On the Road with a weekend of events.

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    October 12, 2006

    Write Stuff

    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 >>

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    July 13, 2006

    DeVotchKa

    Odgen Theatre

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    March 24, 2005

    Best Recording

    How It Ends
    DeVotchKa

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    September 30, 2004

    DeVotchKa

    How It Ends (Cicero)

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    July 22, 2004

    The Beatdown

    The Westword Music Showcase Awards wrap-up.

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    May 22, 2003

    Hit Pick

    DeVotchKa

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    March 13, 2003

    Club Scout

    "Emotional Landscapes: A Tribute to Björk"

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    July 11, 2002

    Backwash

    The dance scene comes together to help Miss Audry and Vitamin D return to the floor.

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    January 17, 2002

    Digging Up the Past

    Oh, for Frankenchrist's sake! The Dead Kennedys return, sans Jello.

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    September 30, 1999

    Radio Fee Boulder

    The coolest college station around could use some cash.

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