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DeVotchKa at Boulder Theater | 10.29.11

97.3 KBCO & Z2 Entertainment are proud to present DeVotchKa at the Boulder Theater for the annual Halloween show on Saturday, October 29th, 2011. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 22nd for $42.00 General Admission.

With the release of the band's fifth album, "100 Lovers" (Anti- Records, 2011), the band headed back to the romantic influences of the Arizona desert with producer Craig Schumacher (Calexico, Neko Case) to create a compendium of short stories inspired by the varied moments the band experienced since the release of A Mad & Faithful Telling.

Like many bands, DeVotchKa spent their early years traveling the highways and byways searching for gigs and a musical direction. As time went on, the band began to foster important musical collaborations with the unequivocal Calexico and the seminal gypsy punks Gogol Bordello.

The band from Denver has now headlined large venues and performed at practically every major music festival, from Coachella to Lollapalooza. After years of toiling in obscurity, the band was selling out shows from the Fillmore in San Francisco to First Avenue in Minneapolis, with breakout performances at Bumbershoot and Austin City Limits Music Festival. The love spread to Europe and each year, DeVotchKa plays a number of European and American festivals, including Glastonbury and a return to Bonnaroo.

"100 Lovers" is the album DeVotchKa had always wanted to make. "How it Ends" was recorded and mixed in only nine days. On "A Mad and Faithful Telling,” the band had more time and conducted complex arrangements and experimental recording techniques. For "100 Lovers", DeVotchKa spent over a year defining their sound, taking multiple trips to the desert studio to craft twelve new recordings. The final product is the bands strongest album to date, filled with songs fans will love, songs to draw in new listeners, and exciting numbers that fit nicely into their rousing live sets. With the new album, DeVotchKa have achieved success carving their own singular sound out of the worlds of rock, opera, theater, dance, and film.

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DeVotchKa

Boulder Theater

Saturday, October 29th

Doors:  8:00 pm

Show Time:  9:00 pm

DeVotchka @ Boulder Theater | 10/29 & 30

DeVotchKa is a four piece multi-instrumental and vocal ensemble that fuses Romani, Greek, Slavic and Bolero music with American punk and folk roots.

The quartet is made up of Nick Urata, who sings and plays theremin, guitar, bouzouki, piano, and trumpet; Tom Hagerman, who plays violin, accordion, and piano; Jeanie Schroder, who sings and plays sousaphone and double bass; and Shawn King, who plays percussion and trumpet.

Numerous nationwide tours in support of self released records earned the band an underground following. Their song How It Ends was featured on the trailer for the film Everything Is Illuminated, introducing the band to a widening audience. Their performance at the 2006 Bonnaroo music festival was considered a breakout event. In between tours, the band was picked by first time film directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris to score Little Miss Sunshine, a 2006 film that would go on to garner four Academy Award nominations. DeVotchKa composed and performed the majority of the music for the film's soundtrack and were nominated for a 2006 Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack.

DeVotchKa's latest studio album, A Mad & Faithful Telling, was released on March 18, 2008. DeVotchKa is currently doing a worldwide tour in support of the album's release.

Since its debut performance on Valentine's Day 2009, the band has played numerous shows including sharing the stage with the likes of Amazing Baby, Pink Mountaintops, Wovenhand and The Entrance Band.

With songs as seductively venomous as its name suggests, Snake Rattle Rattle Snake began in October 2008 when veterans of the underground music scene in Denver decided to pursue a mutual interest in darkly atmospheric music with a grounding in dance rhythms. More Info / Buy Tickets

DeVotchKa Halloween Shows @ Boulder Theater

DeVotchKa Management announces a pair of Halloween shows at the Boulder Theatre on October 30 and 31, 2009, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Metro Denver Promotion of Letters, a nonprofit writing-tutoring organization. The organization was inspired by the 826 centers in San Francisco and New York that were started by author Dave Eggers.

devotchka“I’ve been friends with Dave Eggers for a long time,” says Rob Thomas, manager for DeVotchKa. “This is a great, local organization carrying on the good work that he does, and we are happy to support it.”

The band is also supporting Eggers’ own 826NYC by contributing a track to Songs From The Point! This yet-to-be-released compilation features interpretations of Harry Nilsson’s cult-classic The Point! All proceeds from the album benefit 826NYC. The album is on Amano Recordings with a slated release date for October 27, 2009, and also features Andrew Bird, Nada Surf, Martha Wainwright, and The Wheel.

Inspired by multiple tours of the Spanish countryside, DeVotchKa discovered the magic of the Matador.  Like all Souls Day of the past, DeVotchKa's music will transpire you into an unworldly passionate evening of swirling sensuous rhythms, beautiful trapeze artists and ornate bulls that may run amok!

Join DeVotchKa in a toast to our Spanish ancestors on these nights when the veil between life and death is at it's thinnest....  Complete with bull motifs and intricate costumes worthy of the iconic and aristocratic imagery of the bullfighter. Joining DeVotchKa will be Quixotic Performance Fusion, the wonderful and collaborative ensemble of musicians, dancers, aerialists, composers, designers, and choreographers that joined them in February for the beautiful Valentine’s Eve show at the Paramount Theatre. This will be Quixotic first performance in Boulder.

DeVotchKa enjoyed a great summer tour with David Byrne, which included a performance at Red Rocks in June. They also played several U.S. and Canadian Festivals in July—Mile High, High Sierra, Ottawa Bluesfest, and Montreal Jazzfest. Currently, DeVotchka are in Europe for the month of August, performing at festivals in Portugal, Scotland, Belgium, London, Holland, Sweden, Denmark, and Switzerland.

Tickets for the Halloween performance go on sale Saturday, August 8, 2009, at 10am (internet), 12pm (box office/phone).  Tickets are for sale from the band website www.devotchka.net or directly from Boulder Theater website  www.bouldertheater.com.

DEVOTCHKA in Boulder for Halloween

DEVOTCHKA - photos by Sam Holloway- for the Grateful Web
The times have finally caught up with acclaimed Denver quartet DeVotchKa. Not long ago when the band unloaded their instruments - a violin, a tuba and an accordion, among others - into a rock club, they were told they must be in the wrong place.
They created music that was Grammy nominated (DeVotchKa created the soundtrack for the indie smash Oscar winning film Little Miss Sunshine) without the benefit of a huge promotion team or runaway budget, instead relying only on their own efforts by self-releasing their records. And they crafted gems of songs by mixing a beautiful blend of Eastern European bohemia, American prairie rock and distinctive indie and called it pop, rather than world, music.
Now, the band is au courant, poised to shine on with their Anti- Records debut A Mad and Faithful Telling. From the cinematic richness of "Transliterator" to the modern pop experiment of "The Clockwise Witness," to the soaring and wrenching "Undone," DeVotchKa have produced a career-defining record and the world is listening.
On Sale Friday, September 19
October 31: GA / 21+ / $32.50
November 1: GA / All Ages / $32.50
Tickets are on sale now at The Boulder Theater Box Office. Call (303) 786-7030 for tickets by phone.  Tickets are also available through our website @ www.bouldertheater.com.