Wednesday, December 17, 2014

DEVO "Hardcore Live!" audio/video release and LA screening

"The Hardcore show for DEVO was like relocating a tail you misplaced a lifetime ago."
- Mark Mothersbaugh

DEVO was among the most thought-provoking bands to emerge in the aftermath of punk, but before hits like "Whip It," they worked in the basements and garages of Akron, Ohio to make raw, unfiltered music that the group called "hardcore DEVO."

This past summer, DEVO did 10 shows performing these seminal pre-fame songs, created between 1974-77 and rarely played since then. Shot at the Fox Theater in Oakland, Calif., DEVO "Hardcore Live!" will be released on DVD, Blu-ray, CD, and vinyl Feb. 10.

The concert film captures these groundbreaking artists performing the songs that started it all, interwoven with interviews revealing the history of the band. In total, these 21 oddities serve as a tribute to departed, original DEVO bandmate, Robert "Bob 2" Casale. 
A special screening event will be held on Jan. 17 at 7:30 PM at the Egyptian Theatre (6712 Hollywood Boulevard - Hollywood, CA 90028). A discussion with director Keirda Bahruth, co-producer Rick Ballard, and DEVO members Mark Mothersbaugh, Gerald V. Casale, and Bob Mothersbaugh will follow.

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