Tuesday, February 10, 2009

DeVotchKa in Salt Lake City, UT

DeVotchKa, originally uploaded by calanan.

In The Venue
Salt Lake City, UT

Nikon D700
Nikkor 85mm f/1.8

I recently saw one of my favorite bands live in Salt Lake, that being Denver's gypsy-punk sensation DeVotchKa.

For those unfamiliar with the band you may recognise their music from the film LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE - nevertheless, check out their site for some great samples.

This was the third time I'd seen them live, I caught shows in Toronto and Buffalo before moving out west and when I heard they were coming to SLC I knew there was no way I'd miss seeing them again! Renee and I met up with some friends for dinner beforehand then we walked down to In The Venue to catch their opener, Crooked Fingers, before settling in for the main event. And what an event it was! DeVotchKa never fail to provide equal parts aural and visual entertainment and this show offered not only fantastic lighting (including a Sousaphone covered in fairy lights) but also an amazing aerial dancer.

Thankfully staff allowed me to bring in my new Nikon D700, which performed extremely well in a live concert setting. Some of my favorite photos are below, the rest can be seen in this Flickr slideshow.


DeVotchKa's aerial dancer


DeVotchKa's aerial dancer



Wasatch Girl said...

Wow... phenomenal pictures!

calanan said...


Unstoppable Lindsey said...

Kinda wish I were there...but the shots almost made me feel like I was! Amazing.