The latest DEVO related news.
AUGUST 14th & 15th (Friday Night & Saturday All Day & Night)
Gerald V. Casale of DEVO
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!
FREE CHILI DOGS & TACOS
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!).
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.
NOW FOR THE FUTURE: AN INTRODUCTION TO ART POP PIONEERS 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.
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
Bob "Bob 1" Mothersbaugh's infamous 2x4 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:
Saturday, Jan. 17 - 7:30 PM
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028
16 December 2014 17:07 by : Michael/Devo-Obsesso
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!