Michael/Devo-Obsesso

Michael/Devo-Obsesso

Hardcore DEVO fan since 1980. In 1988 I decided to follow my genetic imperative in archiving DEVO memorabilia. Formally met the band in the mid 1990's thanks to Lisa Casale, and began assisting with graphics, screen printing, and archiving over the next few years.

 

Officially started working for the band in 2002 as a paid employee of DEVO, Inc. Since then I've been assisting them on tour, managing their archives, helping with graphic design, providing tons of content for their online presence, and keeping in touch with their Devoted fanbase.

 

In 2010 we teamed up with the Mother Agency & Warner Bros Records to give you even more DEVO in the form of their "Something For Everybody" release...their first full length album in 20 years.

 

Now in these post-Warner Brothers days, DEVO needs your support more than ever. We hope you enjoy this new DEVO web site, launched in March 2012. Be sure to check out the "Concert Photos" & "Concert Videos" categories in the 'Photos' & 'Video' pages at clubdevo.com. I will post photos & videos from the road while I'm with DEVO at any of their concerts, so check there for tour reports.

 

For a peek at my DEVO archives, go to www.Devo-Obsesso.com.

 

Duty Now, Spuds.

 

 

Friday, 10 March 2017 11:59

5K DEVO Race in Akron July 30th!

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Our DEVOtional 2017 event in Ohio is scheduled at The Beachland Ballroom in Cleveland on Friday July 28th & Saturday July 29th, and we are happy to announce an Akron-based ENCORE event in conjunction with DEVOtional 2017.

In honor of DEVO:
The first annual 5KDEVO Race - Sun. July 30th in Akron, Ohio!

A three mile race through the streets of DEVO's hometown as a tribute to Akron's own devolution band. Participants can run or walk the course, which will be peppered with DEVO historical facts & music. Each participant receives a DEVO tech running shirt, 3D glasses, and the opportunity to receive a highly devloved 5KDEVO finisher medal upon completing course. Additionally, overall & age group awards will be presented at end of race. (Custom 5KDEVO trophies!). Band members will be waiting at the finish line to congratulate the first few finishers. Limited edition DEVO merchandise will be available on site. Proceeds go to a charity of the band's choosing (TBA).

Register For Race: https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Akron/5KDEVO

Here's the 5KDEVO Tech shirt all registered racers receive: 

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Saturday, 11 February 2017 00:07

DEVO Emojis Available Now


DEVO Inc. & Emoji Fame are proud to announce this official set of DEVO Emojis. 70 devolved images. Get them now at devo.emojifame.com!

(iOS only)

Advert illustration by NESSHEAD

Saturday, 24 December 2016 17:12

DEVOtional 2017 Date Announced July 28/29


DEVOtional 2017 is set for Fri. July 28th & Sat. July 29th
at Beachland Ballroom in Cleveland, Ohio!

(Pssst: Add Sun. July 30th into your plans, too.
A potential DEVOlved daytime event is pending...but top secret right now!)

More details announced in Spring 2017
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Follow the latest info:

OFFICIAL DEVOtional 2017 Facebook Event Page

SEE FULL REPORT FROM LAST YEAR'S DEVOTIONAL


Friday, 04 November 2016 14:32

Vermont Marching Band Is De-VO!


Thanks to Aaron Audet for sending in this photo of his Rutland Town Elementary School Marching Band in VT (5th-8th grade), who performed DEVO's "Whip It" in fully devolved gear at the Rutland Annual Halloween Parade last week. LOOKIN' GOOD, SPUDS!

Thursday, 29 September 2016 21:48

DEVO Live NYC 1977 T-Shirt Available Now!



New DEVO T-Shirt available now! Features photo of The De-Evolution Band live in NYC 1977. Photo by DEVO's longtime pal, Bobbie Watson.


Order Now at ClubDevo.com!

Sunday, 04 September 2016 12:20

DEVOtional 2016 Report Online Now!

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The Official DEVOtional 2016 report is online at Devo-Obsesso.com!

See photos & videos from the August 19th/20th event in Cleveland, OH.

Special guests included Jerry Casale & Robert "Bob 1" Mothersbaugh of DEVO. Lots of bands & devolved attendees, too.

Thanks to everyone who assisted in making our annual mutants gathering possible. See you next year.

Friday, 05 August 2016 10:42

New DEVO Enamel Pins!

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Now in stock at ClubDevo.com - Four DEVO enamel lapel pins. Available individually or in a set. Each measure approximately 1/25"-1.5" tall.
 
Energy Dome LogoIconic Red Energy Dome image with DEVO logo.
 
Devo SaluteClassic image of hazmat suited DEVO from an early Club DEVO album sleeve merchandise catalog.
 
Science Boy (Basic Model)Duty Now For The Future era Science Boy logo w/ horizontal "DEVO" in no nonsense shiny metallic silver.
 
Science Boy (Student Model)Student model two color version of the Science Boy logo w/ vertical "DEVO".
Thursday, 14 July 2016 11:53

'Long Live Bob2' by Gerald Casale


A message from Gerald Casale of DEVO:

JULY 14TH 2016 (on this day)...

- 227 YEARS AGO THE FRENCH REVOLUTION EXPLODES AUTHORITARIAN RULE

- 100 YEARS AGO HUGO BALL PROCLAIMS THE DADA MANIFESTO AT CABARET VOLTAIRE IN PARIS

- 64 YEARS AGO ROBERT CASALE IS BORN TO FULFILL HIS DEVO DESTINY

Long live “Bob #2”, looking sharp in his cubist/dadaist influenced Red Energy Dome.

Sydney Australia, 1982. Photo by ROSS PENKLIS.


Mark Mothersbaugh & Gerald Casale Film Screening
Q&A / MEET AND GREET

AKRON ART MUSEUM / AKRON, OHIO

Saturday, August 13 • 6:30 PM

Member $50 • Non-Member $65

Join DEVO co-founders Gerald Casale and Mark Mothersbaugh for an exclusive event at the Akron Art Museum. The evening will feature a dialogue between the two bandmates, as they screen and discuss DEVO music videos,followed by a wine reception and autograph signing.

The duo have forged influential careers in both the film and music industries. Mark Mothersbaugh has established a career scoring films like Rushmore and The Lego Movie, as well as television programs such as Rugrats and Pee-wee's Playhouse. Gerald Casale has created over 60 music videos, including 15 DEVO music videos, and over 70 television commercials. Casale has also launched a career as a winemaker, creating "The 50 by 50" which will be featured during the reception.

Mark Mothersbaugh Myopia related merchandise is available for purchase in the museum shop.


Click here to Purchase tickets or call 330.376.9186 x210

Wednesday, 01 June 2016 08:55

DEVOtional 2016 in Ohio 8/19 & 8/20!

 

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The DEVOtional 2016 fan gathering has been announced! August 19th & 20th in Cleveland, Ohio at The Beachland Ballroom & Tavern. 

Special Guests: Jerry Casale & Robert "Bob 1" Mothersbaugh of DEVO plus more!

Tickets & T-Shirts on sale NOW!

Full details at Devo-Obsesso.com

Monday, 23 May 2016 16:37

RIP General Boy 1925-2016


Robert Mothersbaugh, Sr.
"GENERAL BOY"
1925-2016
RIP

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See photos from DEVO's recent charity gig in Los Angeles with Red Hot Chili Peppers and tons of special guests. Also shots from rehearsal & sound check. April 28th & 29th, 2016 at The Shrine.

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Monday, 02 May 2016 01:48

Signed Flyer for Charity Gig

Flyer for charity gig at The Shrine in Los Angeles, CA 4/29/16. (Autographed by all-star drummers) Photo by Michael Pilmer/Devo-Obsesso.

Monday, 02 May 2016 01:46

Program & Pass for Charity Gig

Program & pass for charity gig at The Shrine in Los Angeles, CA 4/29/16. Photo by Michael Pilmer/Devo-Obsesso.

Monday, 02 May 2016 01:45

4/28/16: Wardrobe Cases

DEVO wardrobe cases at rehearsal on 4/28/16 for charity gig the next night at The Shrine in Los Angeles, CA. Photo by Michael Pilmer/Devo-Obsesso.

Monday, 02 May 2016 01:44

4/28/16: Close Up Wardrobe Case

Another view of DEVO wardrobe case at DEVO rehearsal on 4/28/16 for charity gig the next night at The Shrine in Los Angeles, CA. Photo by Michael Pilmer/Devo-Obsesso.

Monday, 02 May 2016 01:43

4/28/16: DEVO Rehearsal no1

Bob Mothersbaugh's customized guitar, the same one used in the "Whip it" video, is set & ready for DEVO rehearsal on 4/28/16 for charity gig the next night at The Shrine in Los Angeles, CA. Photo by Michael Pilmer/Devo-Obsesso.

Monday, 02 May 2016 01:42

4/28/16: DEVO Rehearsal no2

Synths are set & ready for DEVO rehearsal on 4/28/16 for charity gig the next night at The Shrine in Los 
Angeles, CA. Photo by Michael Pilmer/Devo-Obsesso.

Monday, 02 May 2016 01:42

4/28/16: DEVO Rehearsal no3

DEVO during their rehearsal on 4/28/16 for charity gig the next night at The Shrine in Los 
Angeles, CA. Photo by Michael Pilmer/Devo-Obsesso.

Monday, 02 May 2016 01:41

4/28/16: DEVO Rehearsal no4

Mark Mothersbaugh's "Satisfaction" guitar at rehearsal on 4/28/16 for charity gig the next night at The Shrine in Los Angeles, CA. Photo by Michael Pilmer/Devo-Obsesso.

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