Nick Urata may not have wings sprouting out of his back or a cloth diaper covering his junk, but that doesn't mean he isn't a modern embodiment of the arrow-slinging cherub. Hopped up on human growth hormone. And with a flamenco-leaning axe and soaring pipes in place of the bow. Urata and his melodic co-conspirators in Devotchka—filling The Fillmore with amour February 12—have been sound-tracking Denver area devotees' V-Days for the better part of a decade.
Alex Khadiwala deserves credit for first turning me on to MGMT. These days, Khadiwala is one of Beta's Noise Friday resident DJs. At the time, though, he played â€œPoptronicaâ€ on Beta's patio for the Beatport â€œPool Partiesâ€. One of his very first Poptronica mix CDs featured the MGMT track â€œElectric Feelâ€. I won't pretend that I was immediately blown away, but the tune definitely grew on me over time. Apparently, I wasn't alone.