CONTEST: Win Tix To See Devotchka @ The Troc


DeVotchKa is a four-piece multi-instrumental and vocal ensemble that specializes in widescreen sepia-toned orchestral maneuvers in the dark. They take their name from the Russian word devochka (???????), meaning “girl”. Based in Denver, Colorado, the quartet is made up of Nick Urata, who sings and plays theremin, guitar, bouzouki, piano, and trumpet; Tom Hagerman, who plays violin, accordion, and piano; Jeanie Schroder, who sings and plays sousaphone, double bass, and flute; and Shawn King, who plays percussion and trumpet. Originally a backing band for burlesque shows, in their early years DeVotchKa also toured with burlesque performer and model Dita von Teese. Their song “How It Ends” introduced the band to a wider audience after being featured in the trailer for Everything Is Illuminated. We have a pair of tickets to give away to the fifth lucky Phawker reader to sign up for our mailing list (SEE RIGHT, below the masthead) and then notify us by email. Trust us, you want to do this. In addition to email alerts about special content, you will also be the first to learn about groovy concert ticket giveaways like this one. After signing up, simply send an email to FEED@HAWKER.COM with your name and mobile number for confirmation and the words DEVOTCHKA MEANS ‘GIRL’ IN RUSSIAN. Good luck and godspeed!