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SXSW Music Interview: Kokoko!
The street sounds of Kinshasa come alive in Congolese band's inventive beats
"...The producer says Kokoko!, who look Devo-ish in their yellow hazmat suits, exemplifies a modern variation..."

March 15, 2019 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Bow Down and Pay Up for J.R. “Bob” Dobbs and the Church of the SubGenius
The power of slack compels you in this SXSW documentary
"...Paul Reubens (aka Pee-wee Herman), and Mark Mothersbaugh of Devo. Stang said that he'll have 45-year-olds come up to..."

March 8, 2019 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Apple Takes a $1 Billion Bite of Robinson Ranch
Tech giant heads just up the road to double its Austin footprint
"...House That Jobs Built last made a big splashy eco-devo announcement around these parts in 2012, with its $304..."

Dec. 21, 2018 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Ian Svenonius’ Many Musical Irons
D.C. stalwart Levitates twice this weekend
"...Like Devo. They love science fiction, The Island of Dr. Moreau...."

April 27, 2018 Music Post by Tim Stegall

After Two-Year Hiatus Levitation Hits the Clubs
Droning on with Slowdive, Electric Wizard, Ian Svenonius, and Bedouine
"..."Like Devo marrying rock & roll with science fiction with The..."

April 27, 2018 Music Feature by Michael Toland

My Gear: The Octopus Project
Electro experimentalists swear they subscribe to less-is-more despite their density of gear
"...Six LPs, a tour alongside Devo, and several film scores including Damsel, a Western comedy..."

Jan. 19, 2018 Music Feature by David Brendan Hall

Sound on Sound Review: Descendents
Milo Aukerman and the punks for president!
"...Fun Fun Fest, as a mind-blowing last-minute fill-in for Devo in 2010 and then again in 2013. At those..."

Nov. 5, 2016 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

The Gospel Truth
"...of Gang of Four in Patrick Travis' guitar figures, Devo's herky-jerk in the David Petro/Brandon Crowe rhythm section, and..."

Sept. 16, 2016 Music Review by Michael Toland

Ty Segall
"...neck-snapping regularity, underpinned by Cronin's Krautrock bass, and a Devo-esque "concept" involves Segall as a masked, Booji Boy-ish character..."

April 29, 2016 Music Review by Tim Stegall

Fusebox Condensed
"...who will lead a performance of orchestral versions of DEVO covers and his compositions for films, performed on a..."

April 8, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

"Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia" at the Contemporary Austin
The solo exhibition celebrates Devo but also the artist's sound-machine sculptures and high- and low-tech illustrations
"...Mark Mothersbaugh used to be in this band called Devo?..."

Feb. 26, 2016 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

Playback: And the Award Goes To ...
The Grammys went bust, but their local equivalent – the 34th annual Austin Music Awards – just dropped its star-studded lineup
"...Mothersbaugh's "Myopia" exhibit is a must-see creative wonderland. The Devo visionary's first full museum retrospective, five decades in the..."

Feb. 19, 2016 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Yo La Tengo’s Pure Folk
Unplugged, sold-out, and cover to cover
"...then tapped 1997 indie anthem “Autumn Sweater” and zany Devo upper “Bottled Up,” a welcome pace punctuation featuring bassist..."

Feb. 8, 2016 Music Post by Neph Basedow

Shorter Fuse, Bigger Bang
Fusebox Fest down to five days, but it's as explosive as ever
"...who will lead a performance of orchestral versions of DEVO covers and his compositions for numerous films, performed by..."

Feb. 4, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Playback – Fun Fun Fun Fest: A Decade of Aggression
Flashing back on 10 years of Fun Fun Fun Fest
"...on Friday just to freak people out," Moody reflects. Devo's cancellation instigates the Descendents' first gig in a decade..."

Nov. 6, 2015 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Hot August Nights Playlist
A hot/cold jukebox to jumpstart your Spotify wormholing
"...Rainbow “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out,” Bruce Springsteen “Through Being Cool,” Devo “Walk In Cold,” Naked Raygun..."

Aug. 27, 2015 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Al Yankovic Keeps Austin Weird
Pop culture absurdity, rated PG
"...Likewise, classics such as the Devo-ish “Dare to be Stupid” and “Smells Like Nirvana,” the..."

Aug. 21, 2015 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Summer Loving
"...and builds a nitrous-infused atmosphere from snatches of hardcore Devo, pre-film score Danny Elfman, and They Might Be Giants'..."

July 24, 2015 Music Feature by Greg Beets

Who Let the Dogs Out?
"...occasional keyboard or percussion, the minimalist trio skewed toward Devo and looked like Boy Scouts on a New Wave..."

July 17, 2015 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Be Stiff: The Stiff Records Story
Another micro UK label with macro influence
"...Tracey Ullman, Any Trouble, Kirsty MacColl, and token Americans Devo, Rachel Sweet, the Plasmatics, and former Austinite Joe "King"..."

May 29, 2015 Music Feature by Michael Toland

Neil Young premieres his director's cut of Human Highway at SXSW, while Graham Reynolds brings Marfa to the Festival
"...reappear until a 1995 VHS release, stars members of Devo, co-writer/director Dean Stockwell, Dennis Hopper, Russ Tamblyn, and Young..."

March 20, 2015 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Rodeo Austin: Thirteen Days Left
Authentic ATX, SXSWers? Eight seconds will hook you
"...Thirteen days remain, rodeos followed by Panic! At the..."

March 16, 2015 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Chronicle Recommends: Family Dysfunction Films
Because the holidays aren't all about happiness and good cheer
" dysfunctional and then some. Bill Moseley sports a Devo-esque cranial prosthetic – madcap! – as the familial psycho..."

Dec. 19, 2014 Screens Post by Chronicle Film Staff

Music DVDs
" Black Sabbath; plus a tidal New Wave – Devo, Pretenders, Suzi Quatro, and uncontested kings the Clash, whose..."

Dec. 19, 2014 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Anarchy in Paris
French electro anarchist Éric Débris resides in South Austin
"...punk scene, even alongside fellow electro punks Suicide and Devo. This isn't the weedy pub rock of groups like..."

Nov. 21, 2014 Music Feature by Tim Stegall

Estate Sale Roundup: September 11-14
It's only rock & roll, and we like it.
"...from the Eighties: Iggy Pop, the Clash, the Stones, Devo. Tons of miscellaneous music and entertainment memorabilia, rock books,..."

Sept. 11, 2014 Design Post by Anne Harris

Fun Fun Fun Fest Sidesteps Cancellations
Modest Mouse replaces Death Cab for Cutie
" deal with a major talent drop-out. In 2010, Devo cancelled two weeks before the festival when guitarist Bob..."

July 8, 2014 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Devo Q&A: Gerald Casale
Spud rockers rattled but unbowed by the death of Bob Casale
"...Devo friended the Chronicle more than 30 years ago. In..."

July 1, 2014 Music Post by Neph Basedow

Insect Sex Act
"...lyrical sentiment distended from Crust's "Chemical Pattie" prior to Devo's "Gates of Steel" getting gloriously reimagined. From the brim..."

April 4, 2014 Music Review by Greg Beets

SXSW Interview: Debbie Harry
Blondie debuts at fest with a sit-down and a showcase
"...2012, the band co-headlined a show at Stubb’s with Devo. Could you comment on Bob Casale’s death earlier this..."

March 10, 2014 Music Post by Abby Johnston

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