Interview with Nick Urata from DeVotchKa: Reaching Climax With ‘100 Lovers’

Shrewd Mexicali-influenced gypsy punks, DeVotchKa, came to the fore in the year 2000 when native New Yorker, Nick Urata, a soon-to-be pedigreed Chicago musician, left the cold Midwest confines to link up with fellow Chi-town deserter, ex-bassist Jon Ellison to form an early version of his exotic band in Denver. …

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Fall Concert Guide 2010: SlegaDeth, X Japan, Campell/Lanegan, Black Crowes, MMJ, CMJ, High On Fire, Interpol, Dimmu/Enslaved and Ozzy/Halford

Slayer/Megadeth/Anthrax

Oct. 8

Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

What’s more fun than yelling “SLAAAYYYYEEEERRRRR?” Nothing. Not even yelling, “FREEE BIIRRDDD.” And surely, one of the best parts about going to see American Carnage is that no one fewer people will think you’re a total ass for doing it. There’s also the …

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DeVotchka @ Webster Hall

NEW YORK, NY—What happens when you combine the passion of classical music, the grunt of punk and the beauty of folk? The result is DeVotchKa, Denver’s multi-instrumental gypsy punk quartet. Playing more instruments than I could even recognize, the quartet totally rocked out New York’s Webster Hall and roused an …

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