DeVotchKa at the Mercury Cafe, 2-15-14 (photos, review)

Lots of people think of the Mercury Cafe as home: slam poets, lefty activists, tango dancers and Denver’s own gypsy rock favorites, DeVotchKa. “This is such a homecoming for us,” said band manager Rob Thomas as the band wrapped up a three-night run at the Merc on Saturday.

Live review: Prudence Mabhena @ the Mercury Cafe

A lifetime of pain and abandonment has lent Prudence Mabhena the voice of an angel. Shunned by her family, ostracized by friends and alone for most of her youth, the 24-year-old Zimbabwe native whose limbs are curled by an agonizing congenital disorder has had more tribulation than most anyone.

Tonight: Mother Folkers @ the Mercury Cafe

By Claire Martin Colorado's venerable Mother Folkers, "the most carefully-pronounced name in show business," reunite for the first time since 1998 in a benefit concert for mandolinist Ellen Audley, whose illness has left her family with huge medical bills.

Live review: DeVotchKa @ the Mercury Cafe (early show)

[photopress:de.JPG,full,pp_image]How young is too young to see Denver mariachi-gypsy-punks DeVotchKa play live? Think "womb." Photo by Julio Enriquez. Local music titans DeVotchKa have stayed true to their roots by keeping them firmly planted in the blooming Denver musical landscape.