DeVotchKa

A cross-pollination of numerous influences, including cabaret, spaghetti Westerns, norteño, punk, and the immigrant dance music of Eastern Europe, Colorado-based quartet DeVotchKa, formed in Denver by multi-instrumentalists Nick Urata (vocals, guitar, trumpet), Tom Hagerman (violin, accordion), Jeanie Schroder (sousaphone, bass) and percussionist Shawn King, emerged as unlikely indie heroes in the mid-2000s infusing modern indie music with a global flavor.

They found widespread success in 2006 with their Grammy-nominated soundtrack to the hit indie film Little Miss Sunshine. Signing with revered indie, Anti-, the band delivered A Mad and Faithful Telling in early 2008, reaching the number nine slot on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. A lengthy world tour followed, including stops at major festivals like Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and Bumbershoot. After doing more soundtrack work, this time for the 2009 comedy I Love You Phillip Morris, the group returned to the studio for 2011’s moody and triumphant 100 Lovers. Embarking on another world tour, they collaborated with the Colorado Symphony on the 2012 concert album Live with the Colorado Symphony.

Over the next several years, Urata became increasingly involved in his own film composition career, scoring movies like Crazy Stupid Love, Whiskey Tango FoxtrotPaddington, and the Netflix series A Series of Unfortunate Events. Meanwhile, the band regrouped for a lengthy recording session, eventually returning in 2018 with their sixth album, This Night Falls Forever, this time via Concord Records.

Past Shows


Nov
12
th
2022
First Avenue
Nov
12
th
2022
First Avenue

DeVotchKa

with Keep For Cheap
Oct
7
th
2018
Mainroom
Oct
7
th
2018
Mainroom

DeVotchKa

with Orkesta Mendoza
Feb
13
th
2016
Mainroom
Feb
13
th
2016
Mainroom

DeVotchKa

with Superior Siren
Feb
15
th
2013
Mainroom
Feb
15
th
2013
Mainroom

DeVotchKa

with The Sudden Lovelys
Apr
1
st
2011
Mainroom
Apr
1
st
2011
Mainroom

DeVotchKa

with Scotland Yard Gospel Choir
Apr
25
th
2010
Mainroom
Apr
25
th
2010
Mainroom

Gogol Bordello

with DeVotchKa and Jesse Malin & the St. Mark's Social
Apr
24
th
2010
Mainroom
Apr
24
th
2010
Mainroom

Gogol Bordello

with DeVotchKa and Jesse Malin & the St. Mark's Social

More Shows

Jun
26
th
Turf Club

Glitterfox

Sep
5
th
Fine Line

The Suicide Machines

with HEY-SMITH, Kill Lincoln and BAD OPERATION
Oct
18
th
Turf Club

Stop Light Observations

Sep
18
th
Turf Club

Sam Burchfield & The Scoundrels