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Listen to DEVO cover Nine Inch Nails' "Head Like a Hole"

I consider myself a strong-rooted spudboy and yet somehow I missed DEVO's fantastic 1996 cover of Nine Inch Nails' electronic industrial anthem "Head Like a Hole." Of course, "Head Like a Hole" was the second single off NIN's 1990 debut LP "Pretty Hate Machine" and became quite an alt-rock hit. — Read the rest
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Kiss announces Irvine concert as band returns to finish its The End of the Road Tour

Rock band Kiss announced it would finally complete the last leg of its The End of the Road farewell tour, which was cut short in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The band rescheduled dates and added a few more stops for this year, including an evening at FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine Thursday, Sept. 9. Tickets for that show go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, June 18 at Upgrades and details for an exclusive presale for the Kiss Army can be found at Kiss formed in N...
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Dropkick Murphys and Rancid will bring tour to Los Angeles and Santa Ana

Punk rock bands Dropkick Murphys and Rancid are hitting the road together later this summer with support from The Bronx. The trek kicks off in August and comes to California for multiple dates in October with shows at Frost Amphitheater in Palo Alto Thursday, Oct. 7; a festival performance at Aftershock at Discovery Park in Sacramento Friday, Oct. 8; the Observatory OC Festival Grounds in Santa Ana Saturday, Oct. 9; Gallagher Square Park at Petco Park in San Diego Sunday, Oct. 10; Vina Robles Am...
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Cypress Hill will celebrate the 30th anniversary of its debut at The Shrine Auditorium

Cypress Hill just announced it would celebrate the 30th anniversary of its self-titled debut with a co-headlining tour with Atmosphere and special guests Z-Trip. The jaunt kicks off on Aug. 6 and and stops in the West Parking Lot at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Friday, Aug. 13 and Cal Coast Credit Union Amphitheatre in San Diego on Saturday, Aug. 14. Tickets are $54.50-$60 and are now on sale at VIP packages including meet and greet options are available for $155-$255 also at...
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Devo and Black Pumas will christen Hollywood Park’s new Performance Venue

Rock band Devo and psychedelic soul group Black Pumas will be among the first artists to take the stage at the all-new Performance Venue located at the sprawling Hollywood Park and under the same roof as SoFi Stadium in Inglewood. (And yes, we’re told that’s what the name of the performance venue is — Performance Venue — at least for now.) The 6,000-capacity theater is scheduled to open later this year with Latin rock band Caifanes kicking things off on Sept. 4, though it’s possible more acts ma...
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Watch Devo on the Merv Griffin Show in 1980

On October 16, 1980, DEVO "performed" on the Merv Griffin Show. Griffin: "It must be a thrill to have a big commercial hit now, huh?"Jerry Casale: "Oh, it is a thrill, Merv."
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See Devo Perform Live for the Very First Time (Kent State University, 1973) Kent State University is known as the site of two important events in American culture: the massacre of May 4, 1970, and the formation of Devo. When the National Guard shot thirteen students at a Vietnam War protest, it signaled to many the end of the youth-driven optimism of the late 1960s. It also motivated a group of musically inclined undergraduates to consolidate the band/conceptual art project they’d premised on the idea of “de-evolution....
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No Doubt talks ‘Tragic Kingdom’ at 25: The tears, tours and triumphs behind the classic album

On Oct. 10, 1995, No Doubt’s third album, “Tragic Kingdom,” was released. The Anaheim-based band — comprised of vocalist Gwen Stefani, guitarist Tom Dumont, drummer Adrian Young, bassist Tony Kanal, trombonist Gabrial McNair and trumpeter Stephen Bradley — feared that the record would never see the light of day. The label had gone through some changes and they’d been shuffled in and out of nearly a dozen Los Angeles area recording studios during the album-making process. They’d also received les...
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Devo’s Mark Mothersbaugh Discusses Nearly Dying From Coronavirus

Last week we learned that Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh was recovering from a near-deadly case of COVID-19 and that the TikTok influencers down the street were greatly disturbing that recovery by throwing wild parties that disregarded public health advisories and sent his Hollywood Hills neighborhood spiraling into chaos. In a new LA … More »
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Devo’s Mark Mothersbaugh Terrorized By Neighborhood TikTok Influencers’ “COVID Parties”

Remember when insufferable YouTubers were terrorizing LA neighborhoods with their wild parties and outrageous Jackass-style stunts? Nowadays TikTok influencers are have taken up that mantle. Consider the Sway House, an $8.2 million rented Hollywood Hills mansion inhabited by the 21-year-old TikTok star Bryce Hall (pictured above with fellow influencer Addison Rae) plus 19-year-olds … More »
Tags: Music, News, La, Eric Garcetti, Devo, Hollywood Hills, Mark Mothersbaugh, Tik Tok, Bryce Hall, Addison Rae, Noah Beck, Blake Gray

25 years later, The Vandals’ explain why this ‘pure punk’ album is being reissued

Josh Freese has played drums for artists from Nine Inch Nails and A Perfect Circle to Sting and Kelly Clarkson, so yeah, he’s the kind of drummer people call when they want things to sound perfect. But his heart belongs to the Vandals, the long-running Orange County punk band he joined as a teenager. It’s a group of great musicality, except when they decide to leave things a little rough around the edges, as Freese remembers in 1995 sessions for the album called — prepare yourselves here — “Live...
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Devo De-Evolves the Rolling Stones’ “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”: See Their Groundbreaking Music Video and Saturday Night Live Performance (1978)

In 1978, the debut album by a forcefully idiosyncratic new wave band out of Akron, Ohio both asked and answered a question: Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! When we look back on the still-active group's career more than 40 years later, we may still ask ourselves who, or what, Devo are. Given that they're a rock band — albeit only just recognizable as one at the time they hit it big — we could define them by their songs. Were Devo made Devo by their their first single, "Mongoloid"? Or w...
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PUP Launch Pandemic-Appropriate Jigsaw Puzzle

Devo are selling face masks and energy domes with face shields, the Wu-Tang Clan is selling "Protect Ya Hands" hand sanitizer, and now PUP are selling another quarantine essential: jigsaw puzzles. More »
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Producers Linda Perry and Kerry Brown launch We are Hear: On The Air to help artists affected by COVID-19

When friends and award-winning music producers Linda Perry and Kerry Brown began We Are Hear as a record label four years ago, it rapidly evolved into a multi-faceted endeavor that now includes artist management, publishing, live events and a physical storefront, recording and performance space on Ventura Boulevard in Studio City. Though the novel coronavirus has halted any of We Are Hear’s in-person activities, it hasn’t stopped Perry and Brown from creating content and insuring a wide variety ...
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DEVO Is Now Selling COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment: Energy Dome Face Shields

According to DEVO's co-principle songwriter and bassist Gerald Casale, the experimental art band turned early MTV pop-punk darlings were “pro-information, anti stupid conformity and knew that the struggle for freedom against tyranny is never-ending.” Their singular performance garb also set them apart, and none more so than the bright red plastic Energy Dome helmets they donned 40 years ago this month, upon the release of their third album, Freedom of Choice. The record, which the ba...
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Devo’s Energy Domes Got A Pandemic Upgrade

When a pandemic comes along, you must whip it, and legendary new wave band Devo are helping you do just that by selling their own special coronavirus personal protection equipment. In addition to the expected Devo-branded face masks, they've upgraded their iconic Energy Dome helmets with a detachable face shield. As the band's cofounder Jerry … More »
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I Hear The Drumming: Kent State And Pop Music, 50 Years Later

The recognition and commemoration of the Kent State massacre, which happened 50 years ago today, has shifted so drastically that it's weird to think it was initially considered the harbinger of a second Civil War. Between 1970 and now, the shooting's role in American history has shifted from a defense of patriotic Silent Majority values … More »
Tags: Music, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Chrissie Hynde, The Pretenders, The Beach Boys, Sounding Board, Kent State, Dave Brubeck, Graham Nash, Devo, David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Steve Miller, Gerald Casale, Barbara Dane

Cruel World Festival: Morrissey, Bauhaus, Blondie, Devo and more coming in May

Morrissey, Bauhaus, Blondie and Devo are set to headline the Cruel World Festival on May 2, Goldenvoice announced today, at the Grounds at Dignity Health Sports Park (fka the Home Depot and StubHub Center) at CalState Dominguez Hills in Carson. Slated as a one-day-only event, other alternative rock acts from the ‘80s and ‘90s that have signed on are the Psychedelic Furs, Echo & The Bunnymen, Violent Femmes, the Church, English Beat, Public Image Ltd., Gary Numan, Marc Almond, Berlin, Missing Per...
Tags: Music, News, Berlin, Morrissey, Bauhaus, Missing Persons, Jay Aston, Violent Femmes, Blondie, Christian Death, Devo, Goldenvoice, Marc Almond, Gary Numan, Stubhub Center, The Church

Gift guide 2019: Music-lovers will want every item on this list

These gift ideas — at a variety of prices, from a few bucks to considerably more — are sure to be music to the ears of the audiophiles in your life. SPLURGE Kelly Clarkson in Las Vegas The first “American Idol” champ seems to be everywhere lately. Clarkson hosts a daytime NBC talk show, does coach duty on “The Voice” and just released a new take on the holiday tune “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” alongside John Legend. Next spring, the versatile entertainer will debut “Invincible,” her concert residen...
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Watch 9 Classic & Lost Punk Films (1976-1981): All Restored and Now Streaming Online

There is a purist feeling about punk to which I’m sometimes sympathetic: punk died, and its death was an inevitable consequence of its live-fast-die-young philosophy and thus should be reverently respected. To immortalize and commercialize punk is to betray its anarchist spirit, full stop. This kind of piety doesn’t stand up to scrutiny. For one thing, some of punk’s most influential impresarios were shameless hawkers of a sensationalized product. For another, from the critic’s perspecti...
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Oscar-Nominated Composer Danny Elfman Teaches an Online Course on Writing Music for Film: A Look Inside His Creative Process

FYI: If you sign up for a MasterClass course by clicking on the affiliate links in this post, Open Culture will receive a small fee that helps support our operation. To have watched some of the greatest film and television in the last thirty-five years is to have been immersed in the music of Mark Mothersbaugh and Danny Elfman—two artists who have scored Hollywood blockbusters and indie hits alike since the mid-eighties when they started on TV’s Pee-wee’s Playhouse and Tim Burton’s 1985 ...
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Devo Bring 40+ Years Of Devolution To Desert Daze 2019

Desert Daze is, predominantly, a psych fest -- it's in the name, location, and in their primary booking. But every year, the festival returns -- now situated on Lake Perris, in California -- to bend the meaning of that word or genre, including music on a broad spectrum from metal to noise to electronic, suggesting … More »
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(Not So) Famous Firsts: Richard Elfman’s “Forbidden Zone”

My goal with (Not So) Famous Firsts is to remind myself that everyone has stumbling blocks to get over. Steven Spielberg wasn’t automatically a superstar when he directed the made-for-TV movie Duel. But filmmakers, for the most part, always maintained the same passions and ideas that they wanted to convey to their audience. Some directors just gained a larger canvas to work on as time went on. But the opposite can also happen. I’ve been strangely addicted to watching Todd in the Shadow’s “One Hi...
Tags: Music, Film, Reese Witherspoon, La, Tim Curry, Disney, Mtv, Hercules, Richard, Frank Zappa, Steven Spielberg, Todd, Betty Boop, Devo, Tommy, Fast Times

10 Record Store Day 2019 releases you’re gonna want include David Bowie, Janis Joplin and more

Record Store Day is like Easter. It comes every spring, usually in April. And it’s packed with cool treats that come in a rainbow of colors – eggs and candy for Easter, colored vinyl LPs for Record Store Day. And while we can’t guarantee what the Easter Bunny will bring to your door this year, we can tell you about the exclusive and limited releases featured in Record Store Day 2019, which arrives on Saturday, April 13 this year. We scoured the catalog of new music – or sometimes old music in fr...
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Seth Fried's Playlist for His Novel "The Municipalists"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Seth Fried's debut novel The Municipalists is a literary thriller both comic and wonderfully weird. Library Journal wrote of the book: "Fried’s debut explores issues likely to aff...
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17 Essential Songs In 7/4

There's a reason why all those Ramones songs start with "1-2-3-4!" -- and also a reason why Captain Beefheart raged against the "big mama heartbeat." For anyone growing up in America in the last century, 4/4 meter has been the core of popular music -- rock, pop, rap, blues, gospel, all the way back to … More »
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James Sullivan's Playlist for His Book "Which Side Are You On?"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. James Sullivan's book, Which Side Are You On?, is a fascinating overview of the power of protest music from the Civil War to the present. Library Journal wrote of the book: "Sulli...
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New Wave: Turning Rebellion into Money

None "Don't Call it Punk." -- Seymour Stein, President of Sire Records, 1977. Few today would use the expression "New Wave" to describe early '70s proto-punk bands like the Stooges and the New York Dolls, but it was for them that the term was initially applied in the music papers. Later, when media outlets began covering the CBGB bands, the label lingered, often used interchangeably with "punk". Soon the British media were also oscillating between the two tags in describing their home-grown...
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The Mastermind of Devo, Mark Mothersbaugh, Presents His Personal Synthesizer Collection

Mark Mothersbaugh’s studio is located in a cylindrical structure painted bright green - it looks more like a festive auto part than an office building. It's a fitting place for the iconoclast musician. For those of you who didn’t spend your childhoods obsessively watching the early years of MTV, Mark Mothersbaugh was the mastermind behind the band Devo. They skewered American conformity by dressing alike in shiny uniforms and their music was nervy, twitchy and weird. They taught a nation th...
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