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Devo (Band)

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    July 22, 2014

    The Five Biggest Reasons '80s Music Gets a Bad Rap

    The 1980s get picked on a lot, and to a degree that's understandable. Every decade starts looking goofy and dated in hindsight, and the fashions and pop culture milestones of each are often made fun of by later generations. The '80s had plenty of excesses and fads we can all laugh at now, but unli ... More >>

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    April 18, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Devin the Dude, Glass the Sky, Die Young, etc.

    Devin the Dude Warehouse Live, April 18 To say Devin the Dude is Houston rap's Yoda would seem like a slight to the Dude. Now in his mid-forties, he almost seems timeless, still rolling through copious amounts of weed while letting his inner thoughts bellow out in between tokes. His voice has never ... More >>

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    April 17, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Punk-Rock "Newcomers" Screech of Death

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See the original Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? The annual Sk8 & Rock concert serie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2014

    The Five Weirdest Artists to Ever Go Mainstream

    One thing most intense music fans agree on nowadays is that the mainstream sucks. That's probably a sentiment that's always been true among the underground, but you even hear it among casual listeners today. "I don't buy albums because only one or two songs are going to be good" is a common refrain. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2013

    The 25 Best Music Videos of 2013, Nos. 15-11

    As Rocks Off's 25 best music videos of 2013 countdown continues, Thursday was a celebration of the year's gratuitousness and debauchery. Today we turn it down a notch a bit to explore less garish and more meaningful stuff. And by meaningful, I mean some blood will flow. Get a towel. REWIND: The 25 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2013

    Spud Boys' Revenge: Devo's Innovative Videos Drive U of H Crowd Nuts

    On November 30, 1982, two years after "Whip It" made its rounds through radio and television airwaves, Devo's spazzy music had become the encapsulation of everything pop culture at the time had to offer. Though their catchy synths and calculated kitsch had brought them to fame, come the band's secon ... More >>

  • Music

    August 8, 2013

    R.I.P. Robot

    Houston mourns the passing of Numbers owner Robert Burtenshaw.

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    July 30, 2013

    Big Wheel Keep on Turning: Arena Theatre's Strange Staying Power

    Rocks Off recently ran a blog recalling some of the numerous music venues which have come and gone in our fair (albeit fickle) city. We listed more than two dozen and readers offered many, many more. By the time we wiped away our collective tears, it was clear how much we miss and love our departed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2012

    Last Night: Devo & Blondie at Arena Theatre

    Blondie, Devo Arena Theatre September 19, 2012 What a week for New Wave around here. Psychedelic Furs and Go-Go's still to come, and Blondie and Devo teaming up for the "Whip It to Shreds" tour Wednesday night at the Arena Theatre. New Wave is as good a term as any to describe a style of music tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2012

    The 5 Best Shows In Houston This Week: Blondie/Devo, Uncle Lucius, etc.

    Houston's football, etc., who package the spidery and poignant guitar passages of '90s bands like Mineral and Rainer Maria into a super-crunchy outer shell, went to the UK this summer and released a three-song split with Square Business in July. Monday, see if you can talk the trio out of a T-shirt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2012

    10 One-Hit Wonders Who Should Have Had More Success

    One-hit wonders, in some ways, are more innovative than their legendary counterparts. Sometimes -- such as is the case with the Buggles -- they are too innovative. People are not ready for them, and musical trends may not be in their favor, whether they are innovative or passe. Anyway, here are te ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2012

    Frog Eyes! The 10 Greatest Glasses-Wearing Musicians

    If you were like me growing up, you had glasses. You got ridiculed for it with names like "frog eyes," "nerd" (sadly children didn't equate that with smart, just weird), "ugly" and "geek." Even worse was the fact that, as a result of my wearing glasses, I couldn't wear sunglasses because the good o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2012

    New Wave Crazy: Blondie & Devo Hit Arena Theatre September 19 (UPDATED)

    UPDATE: According to Press Here Publicity, the venue is Arena Theatre, not Bayou Music Center. Everything else is the same. This makes me happier than anything on a Monday morning should. I listen to music in cycles, and for the past several months have been stuck in the '80s, more specifically any ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2012

    The Ultimate Wes Anderson Soundtrack Playlist: Extra Superlatives

    Last week I told you about the soundtrack for director Wes Anderson's upcoming feature Moonrise Kingdom, which showcases the work of composers Leonard Bernstein and Alexandre Desplat, Benjamin Britten and strange bedfellow Hank Williams Sr. Anderson's films are the most anticipated movies of most ... More >>

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    March 28, 2012

    Readers Poll: The Best Third Albums Ever

    This week in 1980, Van Halen released their third album Women And Children First, which contained the hits "And the Cradle Will Rock...," "Everybody Wants Some!! and fan favorite "Romeo Delight." It's not the best VH album ever, but it was, in fact, their third album. Most VH super-freaks I know an ... More >>

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    February 16, 2012

    The Best LP Side Ones Ever

    Spurred on by the realization that both David Bowie's commercial breakthrough Let's Dance and Queen's News of the World had solid, sturdy side ones on their vinyl releases, I then began the hunt for other great vinyl slabs with amazing side ones. Of course, the idea is that this could only include ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Yo Gabba Gabba's Creator Talks Bands and Stage Diving Kids

    What do you do when you have kids but you can't stand any of the TV programming geared toward them? Get together with a long-time buddy and make a low-budget version of what you'd like to see on television. That's how Christian Jacobs, lead singer of the punk band The Aquabats, and friend Scott Sch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Christian Jacobs on Yo Gabba Gabba, Stage-Diving Kids and Biz Markie

    What do you do when you have kids but you can't stand any of the TV programming geared toward them? Get together with a longtime buddy and make a low-budget version of what you'd like to see on television. That's how Christian Jacobs, lead singer of the punk band The Aquabats, and friend Scott Schu ... More >>

  • Music

    March 24, 2011

    Freedom of Choice

    No time like the present for satirical synth masters Devo.

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    February 26, 2009

    Songs You Didn't Get As a Kid

    Did you know that ZZ Top's "Pearl Necklace" is essentially about a man ejaculating onto a woman's neck? No? Well, neither did I when I was 12. That is just disgusting. It is a disgusting, insanely catchy song, and I had no idea what it was about until I was an adult. I thought it was about a wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2008

    Today: We Are Devo! Author at Domy Books

    There is a lot more to Devo than whips and silly hats. Other than the band, no one knows this better than Jade Dellinger, co-author of the book We Are Devo!: Deviants in a Post-Modern World. (Currently, it’s the only biography about the post-punk/New Wave pioneers.) “It’s sort of about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2006

    Talk About Some Balls

    You don't need a kung-fu grip to crack that whip. We're through being cool Eliminate the ninnies and the twits Going to bang some heads Going to beat some butts Time to show those evil spuds what's what - Devo, "Through Being Cool" One of the most unfortunate misconceptions about the influx of b ... More >>

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