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Posted by Michael/Devo-Obsesso (03/27/14 15:33)

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A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see Devo perform the legendary, experimental music the band created between 1974-1977 in Akron Ohio!

The tour is dedicated to the memory of Robert Casale, (A.K.A. Bob 2), one of the 5 original Devo band members who is now touring the universe. 

VIP ticket admission will let guests meet the band and exclusively view / purchase rare, limited edition photo prints by noted photographers shot during the band's pre-label days.

A portion of all proceeds from the tour will go to Bob Casale's family. This early Devo material was recently presented to the public with the “Hardcore DEVO” re-issues on vinyl & CD last year.




June 18- Baltimore, MD - Ramshead
June 19- NYC - Best Buy Theatre
June 21- Chicago, IL - Arcada Theatre
June 23- Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall
June 25- Seattle, WA - Neptune
June 26- Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
June 28- Oakland, CA - Fox Theatre
June 29- Los Angeles, CA - Wiltern
June 30- Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up
July 2- Austin, TX - ACL/Moody Theatre

Ticket links will soon be posted at: ClubDevo.com!

Posted by Michael/Devo-Obsesso (03/13/14 17:20)

"Dearest Alex, Samantha and Lisa..

At some point many years ago, before I was in a band from Seattle, I worked for free during the days pushing cases and being a crew guy at a place called "the Bachanal" in San Diego.

Devo had never played that club and thankfully would never play that club again. I want to say the year was 1989. I was there for load in and sound check, and was WAY more enthusiastic than usual... This was DEVO… up close. Amazed to watch them work. Life changing.

Everyone was great. Show went good. They used some projection that I was able to assist with. It was legendary to see them in a place so small. By the end of the night it was a full on Devo show, one that everyone in SD would talk about for some time. Seemed the whole music community was there.

There was no way to not see them as heroes. It was great being in their midst, and one gentleman in particular was extremely kind to me. Here I was, some punk kid working crew who looked up to and said hello to 'Bob 2' from Devo. And he was so cool and friendly, and kept referring to me all through the night. He asked if I could look out for a couple of his VIP type friends/family, and they were wonderful as well.

It ended up being a night that was memorable for many great reasons, but the top of the list was his being so respectful to a stranger. And quite seriously, nowadays, when I end up being nice to someone I don't know, it has everything to do with that man Bob I met, all those years ago.

We all send our love to you.
Again, strangers, but connected...
We will be thinking of you and him, deeply and truly."

- Ed/Pearl Jam

Photo by Gareth Cattermole

Posted by Michael/Devo-Obsesso (02/18/14 17:24)

As an original member of Devo, Bob Casale was there in the trenches with me from the beginning. He was my level-headed brother, a solid performer and talented audio engineer, always giving more than he got. He was excited about the possibility of Mark Mothersbaugh allowing Devo to play shows again. His sudden death from conditions that lead to heart failure came as a total shock to us all.  -- Gerald Casale, Devo founder.

A message from Lisa Casale (Bob's wife):

Thanks to all of you who have been there for Alex, Sam, and I during this difficult time.

Bob's sudden passing was a shock to us all, but your love, prayers,and generous donations have helped us push forward. Although the last few weeks have been very difficult for us, our spirits were lifted when we saw so many wonderful online posts and emails from fans who have interacted with Bob in some way over the years, and who all remembered the same qualities about him: Warm & Friendly. Just wanted to finally reach out to you all. Thank you, Thank you! -- Love, Lisa, Alex, and Samantha / The Casale Family

To donate to The Casale Family in their time of need please visit:


  Photo of Bob2 circa 1980 by Jules Bates/Artrouble


Posted by Michael/Devo-Obsesso (02/18/14 16:32)


11/15/77: Max’s Kansas City – David Bowie is backstage with the 5 self proclaimed ‘spudboys’ from Akron waiting for his cue to introduce the band who, in his words were, “The band of the future!”. As time went on it became clear that the future is still waiting to catch up with DEVO.

Working closely with the band and those who were there that night, Jackpot Records brings you this audio time capsule that catapulted DEVO from strange, musical hillbillies toinnovative pioneers overnight.

Now the truth can be told! Available for the first time on vinyl the entire performance, complete with rare, unearthed audio of David Bowie.

With liner notes written by DEVO Co-founder Gerald V. Casale specifically for this release (which also includes a reproduced early DEVO press bio sheet from 1976), this record will be the perfect compliment for hardcore DEVO collectors, music fans and those who are new to the game.

Limited to 2000 copies worldwide!

Available only at record stores on 4/19/14!

Info at JackPotRecords.com

Posted by Michael/Devo-Obsesso (01/16/14 12:36)

This DEVO DVD contains DEVO's classic music videos, rare performance footage and tons of extras!

Now, the complete truth can be told. DEVO, the seminal new wave audio-visual concept band, made a career out of setting to music video their dada-gone-camp theory of De-Evolution and its rebuke of corporate culture. Includes 20 music videos, rare performance footage, tons of extras and more!

Featured Songs:
- Devo Corporate Anthem
- Secret Agent Man
- Jocko Homo
- (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
- Come Back Jonee
- The Day My Baby Gave Me a Surprise
- Worried Man
- Whip It
- Girl U Want
- Freedom Of Choice
- Through Being Cool
- Love Without Anger
- Beautiful World
- Time Out For Fun
- Peek-A-Boo
- That’s Good
- Theme From Dr Detroit
- Disco Dancer
- Post-Post Modern Man
- Post-Post Modern Man (Rock Schenck Remix)

- Early Live Gigs
- Gates of Steel (Live 1980 DVD)
- Uncontrollable Urge (Live in the Land of the Rising Sun DVD)
- Mongoloid (Sundance 1996)

Bonus Materials:
- Devo Photos & Releases AND MORE
- Commentary with Mark Mothersbaugh and Gerald V. Casale
- Interview with Director Chuck Statler
- Mongoloid, a film by Bruce Conner + even more!

PRE-ORDER at the See Of Sound Site
Ships starting Feb. 11th! 

Bobble Dome Figure! Buy Now
DEVO Rubber Duck! Buy Now
DEVO Action Figures! Buy Now
DEVO Energy Dome Buy Now
DEVO Yellow Suit Buy Now
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Blondie/DEVO Tour Tee Buy Now

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