Posted in music | pictures on May 21, 2008

photos by Ryan Muir

Devotchka @ Terminal 5

DeVotchKa are the true gypsies of rock n' roll, taking big hunks of everything, notably Mexican and Russian sounds, and putting it together for both thunderous and symphonic purposes. When backed by their string section, they are luscious, atmospheric. But when they are at their basic 4, they are whip-snapping, Moricone-rock connoisseurs. This dynamic can be summed up purely in lead singer/guitarist Nick Urata, who can serenade like a crooner before sending the crowd straight to hell. Mad professor of strings and various keyboards Tom Hagerman and drummer/horn man Shawn King administer their departments with the upmost duty, and Jeanie Schroder is a thumping, solid bass player when she isn't possibly the only woman who can dance around in a dress while playing a sousaphone. [Sonic Parthenon]
More pictures from last night's show at Terminal 5 (May 20, 2008) below....

Devotchka @ Terminal 5

Devotchka @ Terminal 5

Devotchka @ Terminal 5

Devotchka @ Terminal 5

Devotchka @ Terminal 5

Devotchka @ Terminal 5

Devotchka @ Terminal 5

Devotchka @ Terminal 5

Devotchka @ Terminal 5

Devotchka @ Terminal 5

Devotchka @ Terminal 5

Devotchka @ Terminal 5

Devotchka @ Terminal 5

Devotchka @ Terminal 5

Devotchka @ Terminal 5

Devotchka @ Terminal 5

Devotchka @ Terminal 5

Devotchka @ Terminal 5

Listen to their DC performance or watch them on TV, HERE.

Pics from Coachella HERE.

More tour dates HERE.

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Comments (10)

glad to see eliot spiter plays drums too.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2008 4:57 PM

It's Spitzer, and last night's show was pretty amazing.

Posted by Jesus H. Christ | May 21, 2008 5:18 PM

blonde violin player is hot.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2008 5:58 PM

This show was everything I'd hoped it would be. The band was so amazing and the sound in Terminal 5 wasn't atrocious, as I had been led to believe from posts about other shows there. There were lots of people dancing and clapping, which is really something in NYC where most show-goers are typically too stiff and self-conscious to really enjoy themselves. There were lots of big builds and galloping rhythms and Nick Urata's voice soared and swelled accordingly. I thought my heart might pop out of my chest at a few points.

Posted by TitoP | May 21, 2008 6:06 PM

Because Uncle Nino (Devotchka's sound guy) is the MAN!

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2008 6:47 PM

Great photos Ryan! I got almost the exact same shot of the drummer playing the trumpet as you haha.

Posted by Bryan | May 21, 2008 9:15 PM

That blonde violinist was amazing. I couldn't take my eyes off her. Band was great too. Go see them people! Stop endorsing Zach Gandolakis and other underwear wearing geeks. THIS is real music.

Posted by jeffATL | May 22, 2008 12:52 PM

That show sucked. Bad sound and boring songs. Thet are much better on CD. The crowd was pretty bored.....bummer....wont see the again

Posted by david | May 22, 2008 4:52 PM

lovin the pic's ryan

Posted by chris becker | January 25, 2009 11:19 PM

Thank you for this post!..

Posted by ahmet maranki | April 7, 2010 8:51 AM

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