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Built by Snow
Texas Platters
"...Weird Kids Know" even unloads a Pac-Man simile in Devo-esque fashion. The band members' heads may be stuck in..."

Jan. 23, 2009 Music Review by Doug Freeman

Savlov's Top Ten Redux Part Two: The Bane of Michael Medved
Savlov's Top Ten extras
"...Ex Drummer is like experiencing methamphetamine-induced psychosis at a Devo show while tiny naked skinheads play a kazoo rendition..."

Jan. 7, 2009 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

Thursday Sleepers
"...personal, self-consciously sentimental indie rock that endears itself to devoted fans, like Death Cab for Cutie if Ben Gibbard..."

March 14, 2008 Music Feature

Saturday Showcases
"...well wait up for NYC's Paul Collins' Beat, whose pre-Devo harmonies pair off with bang-on songwriting and blow-the-lid-off-the-lone-guitarman theory...."

March 14, 2008 Music Feature

Wednesday Picks
"...Healy's contortions and aerobics, coding synth-punk paeans to forefathers Devo, and its cover of Red Krayola's "Hurricane Fighter Plane"..."

March 7, 2008 Music Feature

Baby Robots
"...You to the Door," the Robots hit rock, hip-hop, Devo-esque electronics, and Buddy Holly all with a dose of..."

Nov. 16, 2007 Music Review by Darcie Stevens

Off the Record
Promoters square off on Red River, Daytrotter comes to Austin, Explosions goes international, and live music in Austin continues grinding
"...around midnight with Jesus Christ Superfly and Austin's premier Devo tribute band, Big Mess. Progress Coffee and Clementine Coffee..."

July 6, 2007 Music Column by Austin Powell

Cute Band Alert!
Times New Viking's lo-fi nostalgia.
"...“Let Your Hair Grow Long” and art-fucked balladry of “Devo & Wine” - these are pop songs made retarded,..."

April 9, 2007 Music Post by Audra Schroeder

Saturday Showcase Picks
SXSW Music Fest preview guide
"...avant collective Attack Formation are equally adept at channeling Devo, Fugazi, and Mad Professor, sometimes all at once; no..."

March 16, 2007 Music Feature

Day Party Crawl
"...for those who were actually doing it. The cool Devo interlude props go to the overtly sexual duo Spod...."

March 16, 2007 Music Feature by Michael Bertin

They're still streaming into SXSW from the land down under
"...spastic electroclash really is pissyourpantstastic. Similarly, there's the wicked Devo-meets-the-Buzzcocks experimental garage mix of the Mint Chicks. (Note: not..."

Feb. 23, 2007 Music Feature by Michael Bertin

Double Exposure
In Double Exposure, writer/performers Wayne Alan Brenner and David Jewell offer old and new material they've created, and their knack for capturing nuance in the mundane entertains
"...he bursts out in a song sounding something like Devo crashing a Kraftwerk album. He is intensely focused, projecting..."

Nov. 17, 2006 Arts Review by Heather Barfield Cole

Zom Zoms
Record review
"...fusillade of aural grist for the inner spaz. While Devo is an obvious touchstone, the Zom Zoms' speedy emulation..."

May 12, 2006 Music Review by Greg Beets

SXSW Picks & Sleepers
"...last year. – Michael Bertin POLYSICS8pm, Zero Degrees Tokyo-based Devo devotees Polysics are custom-made for the inevitable remake of..."

March 17, 2006 Music Feature

Pregnant Fantasy, Primal Scream
SXSW's Japan Nite turns 10
"...Wave flavor, Tokyo's Polysics are clearly Japan's answer to Devo. The quartet's new album, Now Is the Time! (Tofu),..."

Feb. 24, 2006 Music Feature by Greg Beets

Otaku* Overload!!!
After Monster Island Studios sank, Austin's acting community and Houston animé giant A.D. Vision unleashed talent bent on vengeance and redemption (*otaku = animé geek)
" now universally known as animé, or Japanese animation. Devo-coiffed Astro Boy; Captain Harlock, with his wind-whipped cape and..."

Dec. 2, 2005 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Les Saucy Pants
Record review
"...the propriety-slaying footsteps of righteous malcontents like Frank Zappa, Devo, and Chumbawamba. Spawned from eclectic Houston bands like Sprawl,..."

Nov. 25, 2005 Music Review by Greg Beets

7 & 7 is
7 & 7 is
"...tracks on a 7-inch while shaving off six minutes. Devo's "Girl U Want" riff opens wide for "Don't Rape..."

July 29, 2005 Music Review by Raoul Hernandez

"...& roll soundtrack leaning to the New Wave with Devo, the Cars, and the Waitresses. Every third person is..."

May 27, 2005 Screens Feature by Joe O'Connell

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
Hydrogen-fueled Hummers and coffee beans in animal droppings
"...Devo's "Whip It" was inspired by Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow.Richard..."

March 18, 2005 Column by Mr. Smarty Pants

Thursday Sleepers
SXSW picks & sleepers
"...amalgam of punk, synth-pop, and laptop hip-hop. Hints of Devo, early Beck, and even Meadowlark Lemon abound on the..."

March 18, 2005 Music Feature

"...about the wavy Pavement. As the hard drum break, Devo bass, and synth magic of "Blivable doggiiieeee" are devoured..."

March 18, 2005 Music Review by Robert Gabriel

Wednesday Sleepers
SXSW Picks & Sleepers
"...Something about gaudy polka-dot costumes and an indescribably spastic Devo-on-angel-dust sound. The picture says it all: – Michael..."

March 11, 2005 Music Feature

PSR DVD Vol. 1
"...promotion, the disc echoes the early video work of Devo, utilizing odd, out-of-context, and just-plain-disturbing imagery to make up..."

June 11, 2004 Music Review by Greg Beets

DVDnds: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Iggy & the Stooges, Devo, Guns N' Roses
" yellow jumpsuit form might resemble 55 minutes of Devo Live (Rhino), reunited and outdoors in Southern California, 1996...."

April 16, 2004 Music Review by Raoul Hernandez

SXSW Picks & Sleepers
Picks & Sleepers
"...This art-fuct Philly quintet maneuvers their sleek roadster onto Devo-Kraftwerk's Autobahn, going 0 to 240 in 73 seconds, not..."

March 19, 2004 Music Feature

After a Fashion
Austin style avatar Stephen puts his most certainly Queer Eye on a local band, gives them an up-do for the festival, and gets away with it… Plus, where's he going tomorrow and upon whom did he spy at the Mark Mothersbaugh art show?
"...want something a little retro and conceptual somewhere between Devo and the Strokes, or Talking Heads and Blondie." This..."

March 19, 2004 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

"...punk rock spectacle in the confrontational tradition of early Devo. Screaming surreal picket-sign choruses like, "When you get horny,..."

March 19, 2004 Music Review by Greg Beets

SXSW Picks & Sleepers
Blurbing SXSW 04 music – Wednesday only
"...tart power pop mix found on last year's Dueling Devotions that resonates with the suburban kids as well as..."

March 12, 2004 Music Feature

After a Fashion
Stephen pees himself over and over and over, and some upcoming stuff too cool to miss
" stars of the music scene, including the B-52's, Devo, Concrete Blonde, Jayne County, Gwar, the Big Boys, and..."

March 5, 2004 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

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