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Preview: DeVotchKa



By Alexa Squire

Nick Urata formed DeVotchKa in 1997 with the intention of making music that united the east and the west. Occasionally referred to as “gypsy folk,” the band fuses Greek, Slavic, and even Mariachi music with American punk and folk. While on paper that sounds like a recipe for disaster, DeVotchKa has figured out a way to mix all that into emotional music that sounds pure and beautiful.

Though best known for providing the music for most of the soundtrack of the movie Little Miss Sunshine, DeVotchKa has released numerous hit albums. Their most recent release, 100 Lovers, pushes their melancholy sound into something a little more popish and shiny – a move that suits the band well.

Their live shows in the past have featured string ensembles, belly dancers, and sousaphones. As for tonight’s show at the First Methodist church? Expect nothing short of magic.

Mission Creek: DeVotchKa
Saturday April 2nd
First Methodist | Doors at 7, Show at 8 | $20 | All ages

For Your Consumption

DeVotchKa – How It Ends

DeVotchKa – 100 Other Lovers

DeVotchKa – Clockwise Witness

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