PICK OF THE WEEK: DeVtochKa and Yard Dogs Road Show – Saturday, October 27th – The Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO

Why You Should Go: When first exposed to their startlingly original sound, it is difficult to believe that DeVotchKa hails from right here in Denver and was formed a mere 10 years ago. Their Eastern European sound and the emotional crooning of lead singer Nick Urata could be the soundtrack to an Eastern Block nightmare, circa 1950. Perhaps they are musicians born in the wrong era or, more likely, they are trying to bring a neglected and largely untapped genre into the public eye.

With roots in burlesque theater, DeVotchKa often pairs their unique sound with surreal visual elements in their stage performances. During the bands Halloween show the Slavic Sisters will be performing aerial stunts high above the audience and as if that isn’t enough, the band is pulling out all the stops and has invited The Yard Dogs Road Show to join them as well. The Yard Dogs are an amazing act who have developed their show into a dark carnival side show that transports the audience to a different reality much like a great circus should.

Finally to top it all off DeVotchKa has ensured that the night will be as close as possible to a real gala event. When people walk into the show they are going to be treated like they are going to a formal dance. Don’t miss it!


Yard Dogs Road Show:

Venue: The Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 Clarkson Street, Denver, CO 80218 – (303)837-0360

7:00 PM

*Approximate Set Times:
Benevento Russo Duo – 8:00 PM
Yard Dogs Road Show – 8:45 PM
Devotchka – 10:00 PM

$23.00 (ADV)
$25.00 (DOS)

*All times and prices are gathered from other sources and I am not responsible for mistakes or inconsistencies. They are intended only as guidelines. Please, always call the venue if you desire the most accurate information possible.


Who Is Timothy Dwenger

Music has always been a part of my life. It probably all started listening to old Grateful Dead, Peter Paul & Mary, and Simon & Garfunkel records that my parents had, but it wasn't long before they were taking me to concerts like Starship, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and Huey Lewis & The News. I got the bug to write about music after reviewing an Eric Clapton concert for a creative writing project in high school but didn't really take it up seriously until 2002. Since then I have published countless articles in The Marquee Magazine and done some work for Jambase.com, SPIN Magazine, and various other outlets. I started Listen Up Denver! as a way to share the music information that is constantly spilling out of my head with people who care. Please enjoy!