Bob Casale of Devo died at the age of 61 last Monday.
It made me feel grateful of the time Dkline, Todd and I drove up from Columbus to Akron see Devo, Chrissie Hynde, and The Black Keys play an Obama/Biden Rally at the Civic Theater.
It was pretty amazing evening. If you are familiar with TBK sense of humor than you can see the Devo in them. So it was cool in itself that the Keys opened for Devo.
Devo was amazing. They played all the hits, and also interwined commentary about how Devoution was real. Devo basically was saying Obama/Biden would be method to combat how bad things had gotten during the Bush Regime.
You can watch the above video and see some of what Devo had to say. Obama wasn’t there. But it was still a pretty special evening. Seeing that Mr. Casale died last Monday, and Alan Meyers died in 2013; I feel pretty fortunate that I got to see the Ohio legends.
After the jump you can look at an instagram picture Patrick Carney posted of an autograph Bob Casale gave him after the show and also the end jam session with Devo, Chrissie Hynde and the Black Keys.
SQÜRL is comprised of Jim Jarmusch, Carter Logan and Shane Stoneback. This is EP #2, the 2nd part of their trilogy EPs out November 5th via ATP Recordings. The new EP is limited to 1000 copies available on deluxe limited edition 12” picture disc vinyl. In light of the new EP, Nick Zinner has made a radio edit remix of “Pink Dust,” a track from EP #1 that is available as a download code when you purchase EP #2 on vinyl.
If you have spent a decent amount of time in the Columbus Hip Hop community it is inevitable that you have interacted with Ohio Native Umar Bin Hassan of the Last Poets. Below is a recent Rap Genius Outside the Lines podcast with Umar Bin Hassan, He discusses growing up in Akron, linking up with the Last Poets,Mick Jagger, Cointellpro, Trayvon Martin, how bow-ties kept him from joining the N.O.I. and much more
The Miami Heat took the NBA 2013 title.
Kinda cool that the Akron Native’s Samsung Commercial had Columbus rap group’s Fly Union song “Long Run” playing.
Lebron James NBA 2K14 commercial with a Fly Union score.
SQÜRL will release their debut EP via ATP Recordings worldwide on Monday May 20th 2013 (US release May 21st). Available on deluxe Limited Edition 12-inch Picture Disc vinyl with download (limited to 1000 hand-numbered copies), and Digital Download.
SQÜRL is: Jim Jarmusch, Carter Logan, and Shane Stoneback.