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DEVOtional 2015 Event Report is Online!

Thanks to all the Spuds, DEVOtees, and Beautiful Mutants who showed up at our DEVOtional 2015 Fan Gathering in Ohio last month!

Special guests included Gerald V. Casale of DEVO, “Josh 2” Hager of DEVO, David Kendrick formerly of DEVO, and Evie Nagy: Author 33 1/3 Freedom Of Choice.
The event set new attendance records for us, thanks to you! We’re already preparing for 2016. Check out the full event report at Devo-Obsesso.com, covering the entire 2 day event! Tons of photos, videos, etc.


Jerry Casale w/ Bootsy & DJ Lance Rock

Jerry Casale of DEVO hosted a tasting event for his 50 by 50 wine at The Record Parlour in Hollywood, CA recently (June 30th, 2015). DJ Lance Rock of Yo Gabba Gabba sent us this photo of himself, Bootsy Collins of Parliament/Funkadelic, and Jerry Casale at the event. For more info on 50 by 50 wine, please visit: http://www.thefiftybyfifty.com/.

DEVOtional 2015 Fan Gathering: Aug. 14/15!

DEVOtional 2015: A Gathering of Beautiful Mutants, DEVOtees, and Spuds.

AUGUST 14th & 15th (Friday Night & Saturday All Day & Night)
Beachland Ballroom – Cleveland, Ohio

Special Guests:

Gerald V. Casale of DEVO
“Josh 2” Hager of DEVO
David Kendrick formerly of DEVO
Evie Nagy: Author 33 1/3 Freedom Of Choice

A very special event is scheduled for this year’s DEVOtional:

Sat. Aug. 15th events start Noon-1pm in AKRON for a SPECIAL UNVEILING OF A PERMANENT DEVO STREET ART INSTALLATION based on the classic “Chili Dog Mac” photo by Janet Macoska (snapped on the streets of Akron in 1978). Presented as a tribute to DEVO and the City Of Akron by the Akron Civic Committee.

GERALD V. CASALE of DEVO will be a guest in Akron!


At: 182 S. Main St. Akron, OH 44308.

Afterwards we will all meet at The Beachland Ballroom for the DEVOtional 2015 in Cleveland at 2pm for the rest of the day & night (featuring Guest Speakers, Live Bands, a never-before-seen DEVO concert movie, and much more!).

Pre-Order DEVOtional 2015 Tickets!

The first 100 Ticket Pre-Orders will receive this limited edition DEVO: Nutty Buddy live at the Eagle Street Saloon 1977 cassette tape! A gift from DEVO and Futurismo.
Pre-Order DEVOtional 2015 T-Shirts!


An Intro To DEVO In 10 Records


An indispensable introduction to the music of oft misunderstood art rock synth poppers Devo through 10 essential records (well, 9 and one DVD). Deconstructing the De-volution is Del Jae Williams of Futurismo, the label responsible for the brilliant release of Devo’s 1977 live show Miracle Witness Hour.


DEVO featured on Akron Themed Compilation

Two of DEVO’s earliest songs will be included on an Akron, Ohio themed compilation from Soul Jazz Records in the UK. “Mechanical Man” and “Auto Modown”.

Buy it at SOULJAZZRECORDS WEBSITE: http://www.souljazzrecords.co.uk/index.php

PUNK 45: Burn, Rubber City Burn!

Also featuring The Bizarros, Waitresses, Rubber City Rebels, Tin Huey and more this album comes complete with extensive text as well as exclusive photos and original record artwork. CD comes with large booklet and thick slipcase. Vinyl edition is on deluxe gatefold double-vinyl complete with with free download code.

Bob1 Signature La Baye 2×4 Guitar Reissue!

Eastwood Customs to Re-Issue Bob 1’s 2×4 Guitar!

Bob “Bob 1” Mothersbaugh’s infamous 2×4 styled La Baye Guitar will be reissued in 2015.

Eastwood Customs will create two models:

1) Standard Version: Street price of $399 with stop tail.

2) “Bob 1 Signature” edition with Bigsby and upgraded pickups @ $599. This will also include a DEVO gigbag and a signed Certificate of Authenticity. Available in Red or Black. Specs: Alder body, maple neck. 24 3/4″ scale. Dual mini-humbuckers, 2 vol 2 tone controls, 3-way switch.

We expect them to ship by April 2015!

More Info at Eastwood Customs Web Site:

HARDCORE DEVO LIVE! Movie Screening Jan. 17th!

Special screening of Hardcore DEVO Live!
JAN. 17th in Los Angeles

Hardcore DEVO Live! is coming soon on DVD, Blu-ray, CD, and Vinyl coming – (Release date is February 10th).
LA screening event w/ Mark Mothersbaugh, Gerald Casale & Bob Mothersbaugh, Director Keirda Bahruth & Producer Rick Ballard


Saturday, Jan. 17 – 7:30 PM

Egyptian Theatre

6712 Hollywood Boulevard

Hollywood, CA 90028

Photos from DEVO’s Shows in Chile!


Photos from DEVO’s two recent concerts in Santiago, Chile!
Images & info from their shows on Dec. 4th at Cariola Theatre & Dec. 6th at Rockout Festival. Pictured above: Audience after DEVO’s performance at ROCKOUT FESTIVAL.

We had a GREAT time in Chile and hope we can return soon.

DEVO Miracle Witness Hour LP/CD


FUTURISMO has announced a new DEVO LP/CD release!

In 1977 DEVO played an intimate show to an eager handful at biker bar turned total dive The Eagle Street Saloon in Cleveland, Ohio. Unbeknown to those canny onlookers, they were to testify to the healing power of DEVO! But what of us now? Beautiful mutants fear not, FUTURISMO are here to rectify your late party syndrome. Televised through the antennas of time we give you DEVO’s most intimate unreleased live record ever – Miracle Witness Hour!

Released for the first time on any format, this remastered document of de-evolution is finally given the attention it truly deserves. A rare glimpse into the embryonic stages of the groundbreaking band way before the masses knew how to ‘whip-it good’, the Miracle Witness Hour boasts primal versions of the bands most recalled avant-pop songs such as ‘Jocko Homo’ and ‘Mongoloid’ moments before Brian Eno got his hands on them, juxtaposed against some of their rarer experimental gems.

To be released on three different Vinyl colours and CD format with exciting artwork and Die-cut packaging, enforcing the bands forward thinking approach to the aesthetics that shaped the following decade. Containing rare images and new liner notes by DEVO founding member Gerald Casale.

Available online and at local record stores worldwide from November 17th.

Check FUTURISMO’s Official Web Site for Full Info!

DEVO Meets Arcade Fire in Chicago

We enjoyed ourselves during the last two nights with Arcade Fire in Chicago. After sharing tour stories backstage, everyone got together to pose for this photo before showtime. A friendly bunch, those AF folks!

Photo by Michael Pilmer/Devo-Obsesso – United Center/Chicago, IL – Aug. 27th, 2014.