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When I first heard that DEVO were going to perform at Live at Squamish last year, I got pretty excited! This band, after all, has been around since the mid 70’s, founded by Gerald Casale in Akron, Ohio. Imagine my ecstatic state when finding out that they’ll be returning to Vancouver with their own show at the Vogue Theatre on Sunday, September 18!

Mark Mothersbaugh

They positively rocked that festival, giving fans old and new a jolt of what they’ve been doing for over 30 years: creating innovative electronic music that’s always been ahead of the curve.

Bob Mothersbaugh

For long-time fans that didn’t make it out to either Live at Squamish or to the Olympic victory celebration in Whistler, this is a chance to see DEVO as you remember them. Given the fact that all but (relatively) new drummer Josh Freese are over 60 in age, they don’t perform that often these days. The band is hitting the road de-evolutionary style, in support of their latest album (yes, a DEVO album after all this time!), ‘Something For Everybody‘.

They’re hard to categorize, but New Wave post punk might be a step in the right direction…or not. You decide.

Tickets are now on sale but I’ve got a pair for the Vancouver show for a lucky reader to win right here. AND, The Pointed Sticks have just been added to the show!

Bob Mothersbaugh and Booji Boy

For a chance to win these tickets, leave a comment below. It can be your fave DEVO tune or album of all time, or something about the band that inspires you.

I’ll randomly draw a winner on Wednesday, September 14 at 4 pm.

Devo is Los Angeles based and comprise Gerald and Bob Casale, Mark and Bob Mothersbaugh, and Josh Freese. Gerald Casale is credited as group founder in Akron, Ohio, 1973.

69 Comments

  • Comment by johnny — August 24, 2011 @ 9:49 am

    I’ve always loved DEVO’s albums but hearing them live is where they really shine.

  • Comment by Mark Pent — August 24, 2011 @ 9:59 am

    Duty Now. Tickets Now.

  • Comment by Bryan Johnson — August 24, 2011 @ 10:10 am

    Oh no, it’s DEVO! I love there version of Watch Us Work It on Yo Gabba Gabba! (yes I have a 3 year old that loves that show)

  • Comment by Keith Allred — August 24, 2011 @ 10:18 am

    In Ancient Rome, there was a poem, About a dog wo found two bones. He picked at one, licked the other, he went circles and he dropped dead.

  • Comment by ahipdude — August 24, 2011 @ 10:29 am

    I first saw Devo in 1980 at the Tower Theater in Philadelphia. They were my first concert. What a show! I saw them again in ’81 and the show was even better! Truly an amazing band to see on stage.

  • Comment by Mike Ziegler — August 24, 2011 @ 10:30 am

    I’m a huboon baby! I’m a cross between a human and an ape!

  • Comment by Nesshead — August 24, 2011 @ 10:53 am

    Booji Boy is the little mutant brother I never had.

  • Comment by Penny — August 24, 2011 @ 11:04 am

    Devolution is something my friends and I talk about frequently in relation to the “devolving” of the human race. It is more evident than ever. Long live Devo!

  • Comment by Chris Van Oeveren — August 24, 2011 @ 12:15 pm

    I’ve been a huge Devo fan ever since discovering Oh No! It’s Devo. Their intelligent yet lighthearted nature should serve as an example for all bands who wish to entertain while remaining true to themselves.

  • Comment by Deana Sharp — August 24, 2011 @ 12:21 pm

    I remember listening to KSAN fm radio station in San Francisco while waiting to see where Skylab was going to fall, the DJ played “Space Junk”…I was hooked on Devo…Later when my friends and I would go to the midnight showings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, they always had Devo’s first album playing in the theater before the movie began…They are crazy and funny and can just pure rock out!…

  • Comment by Daniel de Souza — August 24, 2011 @ 1:23 pm

    Their newest album is so good. Beautiful World is one of my favorite devo songs

  • Comment by Daniel de Souza — August 24, 2011 @ 1:24 pm

    Beautiful world is one of my favorite devo songs

  • Comment by Scott Lopez — August 24, 2011 @ 2:46 pm

    I love Booji Boy!

  • Comment by Charles Mair — August 24, 2011 @ 4:13 pm

    I hope I can make it to this show. So sad that I missed them in Squamish last year. I’ve always wanted to see DEVO live. Winning tickets would certainly help. πŸ˜›

  • Comment by keith L. — August 25, 2011 @ 6:29 am

    DEVO was the red pill…

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  • Comment by Allan — August 27, 2011 @ 6:31 pm

    One of the great music vids of all time was Neil Young and Devo jamming on “Into the Black” …….

  • Comment by Bruce McKiel — August 29, 2011 @ 8:57 pm

    Been a fan since 1979. I still think ” Come Back Jonee” video has one of the first slam dancing mosh pits on film. Awesome !

  • Comment by Leona — September 12, 2011 @ 11:29 am

    OMG love Devo. I love the whole Devo-lution backstory. I love that they are huge geeks. Their cover of “Satisfaction” is a hundred times better than the original.

  • Comment by Stella Panagiotidis — September 12, 2011 @ 10:20 pm

    Hanging out in alternative bars on Rue St. Laurent, sporting vintage finds from the 1950’s, beehive hairdos, pomade, dancing to Devo. Changing our cosmos with every step… Damned were we ever cool!!!

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