News

Radiohead, The Cure, Devo, Janet Jackson, and More Nominated for 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Rage Against the Machine, Roxy Music, Kraftwerk, LL Cool J, Stevie Nicks, and Others Also Nominated

Oct 09, 2018

Nominees for the 2019 induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have been announced. They include Radiohead, The Cure, Devo, Janet Jackson, MC5, Rage Against the Machine, Roxy Music, Kraftwerk, LL Cool J, Stevie Nicks, and more. More

ShadowParty Share New Song “Present Tense” and World Cup-Themed “Celebrate” Video

ShadowParty Due Out July 27 via Mute; Band Features Members of New Order and Devo

Jul 12, 2018

ShadowParty is a new band that features members of New Order and Devo, among other bands. Their self-titled debut album is due out July 27 via Mute. Previously they shared the album's first single, "Celebrate." More

May 01, 2018

ShadowParty is a new band that features members of New Order and Devo, among other bands. They have announced their self-titled debut album and shared its first single, "Celebrate." More

Oct 21, 2014

Over Columbus Day weekend, CBGB took over Times Square in New York for a series of live performances. Our photographer Johannes Andersen was there to cover the action.  More

Watch: Arcade Fire Perform Reflektor Outtake “Get Right”

Another City, Another Cover, One Long Tour

Apr 30, 2014

Arcade Fire’s cover-heavy tour marches on. More

Devo Postpones Tour Due to Injury

Live Shows Postponed Until 2011

Oct 27, 2010

Devo has pulled the plug on all their upcoming tour dates. We have the details.  More

Under the Radar Announces Wasted on the Youth Issue

Musicians and Actors on Their Childhood Memories

Jul 29, 2010

Under the Radar's Summer 2010 issue is a special issue we're calling the Wasted on the Youth Issue. The basic idea of the issue was to talk to musicians and actors about various facets of their childhood/teenage years, from their first favorite bands/concerts to childhood memories to movies/TV shows of their youth, etc. We were interested in talking to musicians and actors about some of their earliest memories and their childhood passions. Many of the articles include childhood or teenage photos of the musicians interviewed. We have the full details on the issue that includes these artists: The National, The Antlers, Fred Armisen, Camera Obscura, Judah Friedlander, Fucked Up vs. Devo, Here We Go Magic, Jim James, Jónsi, Kele, The Kids in the Hall, Liars, Local Natives, Menomena, Chloë Grace Moretz, Elisabeth Moss, Portishead, Robert Rodriguez, School of Seven Bells, Tegan and Sara, Russell Tovey, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Edgar Wright, and many more! More

Devo Head Out On Tour

Insert Obligatory “Whip It” Joke Here

Jul 20, 2010

Proving they can still hang with the kids, masked crusaders Devo are hitting the road for a series of summer dates. Along the way, they’ll likely rock a few kids at Lollapalooza (August 6th). We have the full schedule.  More

Jun 10, 2010

 

Kings of weird Devo are set to release first album in 20 years, Something for Everybody June 15th. In advance of the release, The King of Fake News, Stephen Colbert, is offering an exclusive stream of the album starting tomorrow, June 11th.

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Photos from Coachella 2010 Day Two Gallery - Devo, The Dead Weather, Muse, MGMT

Plus Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Dirty Projectors, Beach House

Apr 20, 2010

Staff photographer and Under the Radar's Co-Publisher/Co-Founder, Wendy Lynch Redfern, was down in Coachella, CA for Coachella 2010. Check out a gallery of her photos from the second day of Coachella 2010. The gallery includes photos of Devo, The Dead Weather, Muse, MGMT, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Dirty Projectors, Beach House. Click here to view the full gallery. More

Coachella 2010 Line-Up Announced

Jay-Z, Muse, and Gorillaz to Headline Three-Day Festival

Jan 19, 2010

One of North America's most anticipated music festivals, Coachella, has announced its 2010 line-up. The three-day festival, which takes place in the California desert near Palm Springs April 16 - 18, will feature Jay-Z, Muse, and Gorillaz as the headliners. Other highlights include: Public Image Limited, The Specials, Grace Jones, Echo and the Bunnymen, Pavement, Sly and the Family Stone, Devo, LCD Soundsystem, Vampire Weekend, Grizzly Bear, Fever Ray, She & Him, Yeasayer, MGMT, Hot Chip, Dirty Projectors, Mew, Camera Obscura, Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros, Thom Yorke????, Phoenix, Spoon, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Yo La Tengo, Deerhunter, The Big Pink, Florence and the Machine, Owen Pallett, and Local Natives.

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Interviews

Fucked Up vs. Devo

The Full Transcript of a Conversation Between Damian Abraham and Mark Mothersbaugh

Jul 28, 2010

Damian Abraham (aka Pink Eyes) doesn’t figure to be the type of person who gets starstruck easily, having earned his reputation with fearless and frenzied performances as the burly frontman of Toronto’s Fucked Up. But when speaking with Devo vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Mark Mothersbaugh, Abraham is all nervous energy, unleashing a cascade of words that tangle and circle back on themselves, and winding through explanations of his introduction to Devo through his dad’s record collection to the origins of the Pink Eyes moniker and the evolution of his prodigious beard. Eventually, he settles and gets around to actually asking Mothersbaugh some questions, revealing himself to be a pop music scholar with an encyclopedic knowledge of rock history and Devo’s place in it. With Devo’s Something for Everybody—their first new record in 20 years—taking them everywhere from The Colbert Report to Live with Regis and Kelly, Abraham offers a refresher course on why Devo still matters in this uncut transcription of their interview (a shorter version of which appears in our Summer 2010 issue). More


Reviews

Coachella 2010 Day Two Report – Camera Obscura, Muse, MGMT, Hot Chip, and more

Apr 18, 2010

Day two of Coachella 2010 alas offered few highlights. This year Coachella has put way too many great artists on Sunday's bill, which will inevitably lead to a lot of Sophie's Choice-like moments of picking between which favorite artists to see. Whereas Saturday's bill suffered from a lack of must see artists, there was no shortage of artists worth checking out, it's just that few of them delivered. Matters were not helped by the fact that the best set I saw was also the first set I saw. Almost everything underwhelmed after that. More

Freedom of Choice

Freedom of Choice

Warner Bros.

Jan 12, 2010

Despite Devo's ubiquitous name-recognition, even most rock nerds would be hard-pressed to conjure up more than the chorus to the band's lone hit, 1980's "Whip It." This infectiously catchy cut from Freedom of Choice, Devo's third album, secured the band's status as a novelty act. More

Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!

Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!

Warner Bros.

Jan 11, 2010

Devo is Akron Ohio's Greatest Musical Act. Granted, there's not much competition for the title. Chrissie Hynde? Well, she shipped off to the U.K. before she made it big. Disqualified. The Black Keys? Great band. But it would be a shame for any townparticularly the one-time "Rubber Capital of the World"to have a musical heritage that begins in the 21st century, and it's hard to see how any act can compete with the sublime weirdness that is Devo. More