DEVO: Origins – SXSW Music 2009


I missed this video back in 2009. Some funs stories on the origin of DEVO, their first trip to Los Angeles for a music showcase, and how a monster movie host influenced their work.

Watch the video.


Where did DEVO come from? How did they become ‘lightning rods for hostility?’ When did Bowie and Eno enter the picture? These questions and more are addressed in this video clip from the SXSW Interview with Nic Harcourt. Tales of their early years in Ohio and California provide a primer in the theory and practice of devolution.

Mark Mosher
Electronic Musician, Boulder, CO (meetup)

DEVO Announces Hardcore Tour 2014 – Tickets Now On Sale!

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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.

Lineup for this tour:
Jerry Casale, Mark Mothersbaugh, Bob "Bob 1" Mothersbaugh, Josh Freese.
Use venue links for more info and tickets.

June 18 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head
June 19 – NYC – Best Buy Theater
June 21 – St. Charles, 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 Theatre
June 30 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up
July 2 – Austin, TX – ACL/Moody Theatre

There will only be these 10 shows!

mark-mosher-fear-cannot-save-us-cover-final (550x550)Mark Mosher
Electronic Musician Boulder, CO
www.FearCannotSaveUs <<< New Cinematic Electronica Album

RIP Robert “Bob 2” Casale


Very sad news from Club Devo

“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

and Mutato Musika.

“We are shocked and saddened by Bob Casale’s passing.  He not only was integral in DEVO’s sound, he worked over twenty years at Mutato, collaborating with me on sixty or seventy films and television shows, not to mention countless commercials and many video games.  Bob was instrumental in creating the sound of projects as varied as Rugrats and Wes Anderson’s films. He was a great friend. I will miss him greatly. “

-Mark Mothersbaugh

Devo has been my favorite band since I heard the first note of there music. They influenced me in so many ways. It’s a sad day and my sincere condolences to Bob’s family and other members of Devo.

I had the good fortune of seeing Devo on multiple occasions, the last time being at the Warfield in San Francisco in March of 2011.  I found a clip on YouTube from that show. It’s a video with of Bob 2  front and center playing the great opening lead guitar riff on "Freedom of Choice" (at 1:08)

RIP Robert "Bob 2" Casale.