NOT QUITE SUPERFREAKS

The silver screen was kind to indie rock’s quirky savants

Their name is derived from Nadsat (A Clockwork Orange’s unique language), which is derived from Russian, and it means “little girl”—which is prophetic because, for a decade, DeVotchKa was just another great, modest Eastern-Euro rock band left off the radar. And they were from Denver. Now, they are from Little Miss Sunshine, that ubiquitous flick of smooshy family solidarity and uplifting kinder-stripping, and the soundtrack they composed has propelled them to a fame they can definitely handle. Their Greek-, bolero-, and Romani-folk spirals into notorious oddity live, and should enliven Webster Hall. To think, it only took four albums, hundreds of tour dates, and Steve Carell’s beard.
Sat., Jan. 24, 7 p.m., 2009
 
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