Devotchka w/ Basia Bulat @ First Ave.
Devotchka has been around since 97 and continues to be a spectacular scene live. Coming from Denver Colorado this band presents a very unique sound. People clasify thier music as Gypsy Punk/ Folk Rock. That's not even close. If I knew nothing about this band I would of guessed they were the biggest band in Mexico. Romani, Greek, and Slavic roots are just a few of the different styles of music.
Playing at First Ave. to a sold out crowd is a very frequent occurrence for the band. Lead singer Nick Urata and crew had a full string quartet thanks to two members of opener Basia Bulat. Of course the Slavic sisters were their showing off their acrobatic skills. Quite an amazing sight, considering they are that high in the air in the middle of the crowd. "The Clockwise Witness" was arguably my favorite track. What was even more impressive then the slavic sisters, was a double encore from the band, and watching Nick go off on his many guitars.
Devotchka just released it's 6th album "A Mad and Faithful Telling".
This girl from Ontario has ton of talent and proves to have one of strongest voices in the world. Had a chance to chat with Basia after her set, and found out how down to earth and hilarious she is. Last year she released her debut album Oh, My Darling through Rough Trade records. I've listened to her record at least 10 times. And if you haven't seen the video for "In The Night", you have to watch it below.