Tag Archives: Devotchka

Friday on My Mind: Songs for Our Friends at KOMO News

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind. Our weekly blog post where we look at videos centered around one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. We here at KEXP want to reach out and offer our support and condolences to the KOMO News team who suffered anRead more…

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Song of the Day: DeVotchKa – How It Ends (Live with the Colorado Symphony)

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s selection, featured on the Morning Show with John is “How It Ends” by DeVotchKa fromRead more…

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City Arts Fest: DeVotchKa @ the Moore Theatre 10/20

Photos and review by Victoria Holt On Saturday, October 20th, DeVotchKa graced the Moore Theatre with their transcendent, romantic instrumentation for the City Arts Festival. Singer Nick Urata cooed lyrics of love, loss, and exploration of the inner self, transporting the packed audience to a nostalgic place. A few crowd members could barely contain themselves,Read more…

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2011 Top Ten List Spotlight: Quilty 3000

The KEXP DJs hear thousands of albums every year, but in 2011, which ten really stood out for them? Find out as KEXP looks at each DJ’s list through the month of December, leading up to our 2011 Top 90.3 Countdown, as voted on by YOU, the KEXP listener! Voting ends on Monday, December 19th,Read more…

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On the Road with DeVotchKa: The End of the Tour

update and additional photos by Shawn King So yeah, everything you’ve heard about Glastonbury is true; it’s a madhouse. Getting in the night before, I went to see Battles, who were having trouble with some video, but it didn’t matter — they were champs. Mud, drugs, and sprawling dystopian villages are Glasto’s fame.

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On the Road with DeVotchKa: Munich and Brussels

update and photos by Shawn King Shows have been going really well over here after a few hang ups. Jeanie scored a flute, and Nick found the only other dude in Zurich who could replace a busted Moog theremin.

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On the Road with DeVotchKa: Zurich

update and photos by Shawn King That first day was a bit delirious but it was too beautiful to waste, so Tom and Jeanie and I weaved through town along the waterways. Then in the eve some mutual friends with Bright Eyes invited us to come down at a posh club downtown in Zurich toRead more…

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On the road with DeVotchKa

Hello, Seattle friends — we’re getting ready to split for a European tour starting in Switzerland on Friday, and our favorite radio station here will be hosting a few updates and photos, & random anecdotes from our travels through July. The set we did down at Bonnaroo last weekend got the kinks out a bit,Read more…

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Out This Week 3/1

This past week we’ve been thrilled to be the exclusive hosts of a live session with Beady Eye, the new project featuring most of the former members of Oasis — singer Liam Gallagher, guitarist Gem Archer, bassist Andy Bell and touring drummer Chris Sharrock. Fan reaction has been pretty amazing, proving just how much theRead more…

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KEXP at CMJ, Day 3: DeVotchKa

A band that can fuse Romani, Greek, Slavic, Bolero, Mariachi, American-punk and folk roots is impressive. When that band hails from Denver, Colorado: It’s really impressive. DeVotchKa — Nick Urata (vocals, theremin, guitar, bouzouki, piano and trumpet), Jeanie Schroder (vocals, sousaphone, double bass), Tom Hagerman (violin, accordion and piano) and Shawn King (percussion and trumpet)Read more…

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