Blending elements of spaghetti westerns, gypsy, mariachi, and folk has lead the group to stand out amongst the recent crop of new bands. The group joined Mark Wheat to talk about their influences and perform a few songs.
Songs: "The Enemy Guns," "Queen Of The Surface Streets," and "How It Ends"
- DeVotchKa performs live from SXSW Singer Nick Urata founded DeVotchKa nine years ago with the idea of mixing together the music of east and west. He did not found it with the hopes of selling music to McDonald's. The band turned down a request to use one of their songs in the fast-food giant's commercials.
- Nick Urata and Tom Hagerman of DeVotchka live at Gluek's Nick Urata and Tom Hagerman of DeVotchka stopped by Gluek's to talk with Mary Lucia before their performance at First Avenue.