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Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on June 24, 2011



DEVO,those prophetic iconoclasts of the highest musical and cultural order have confirmed yet more shows for your demanding summer entertainment fun.

New dates listed below:


Wed     July 27              Belly Up                                     Aspen, CO

Thur      July 28              Belly Up                                    Aspen, CO

Sat       July 30              Denver County Fair                     Denver, CO

Thur      Aug 4               San Manuel Casino                     San Bernardino, CA

Fri        Aug 5               The Grove of Anaheim                  Anaheim, CA

Fri        Aug 19              Del Mar Racetrack                      Del Mar, CA

Sat       Aug 27              The Mountain Winery                  Saratoga, CA   


SOMETHING FOR EVERYBODY, Devo’s current full length album has made worldwide impact as powerful as the day they first warned our planet’s inhabitants of the theory of devolution and its equally arresting and influential soundtrack:


“The melodies get sharper and more skewed, the beats and synths more diverse and rangy – evoking everyone from LCD Soundsystem to Mouse on Mars. Mark Mothersbaugh and Gerald Casale can still bite off words with nervy smarts.  ‘Something For Everybody’ holds some truth in its name.” – Pitchfork.Com


“Upbeat, catchy, with the usual unsettling undertones about life’s misadventures. Devo aims to please in 2010.” — The Los Angeles Times


“‘Something For Everybody’ ranks among their best.” – American Songwriter Magazine


Just a reminder:  if you’ve yet to see Devo’s truly unique interactive video for their current single “WHAT WE DO,” what are you waiting for??  The viewer has the option to scan the entire 360 degrees of the viewing field to allow control of any focal point of interest. As various characters enter the scenario clad in a piece of Devo merchandise, the viewer can directly access the Official DEVO Store and immediately purchase the featured merchandise with a click. This level of user-friendly video technology is a first and Devo are the perfect creative entity to introduce this visually compelling fan-centric medium to an awaiting world. To view the “WHAT WE DO” video, go to:


As previously reported, “What We Do: Electro-Devo Remix Cornucopia EP” is still available online only through all participating Digital retailers. The 5-track Digital Maxi Single will feature:


“What We Do” (Single Edit) 3:09

“What We Do” (Static Revenger Remix) 6:22

“What We Do” (Kinky Remix) 5:10

“What We Do” (Avant Hard Remix) * 5:13

“Freedom Of Choice” (Hoska & Osheen Last Minute Remix) * 5:26


Tracks #4 “What We Do” (Avant Hard Remix) and #5, “Freedom Of Choice” (Hoska & Osheen Last Minute Remix) come courtesy of the www.BeatPort.Com contest winners. Congratulations Avant Hard and Hoska & Osheen. Devo has now made all their wildest dreams come true.  
Until then, you know what to do and so do we. Contact Warner Bros. Records Publicity:


2011 Nike US Open of Surfing Schedules Largest Free Concert Of The Summer

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on June 24, 2011


Huntington Beach, CA – The 2011 Nike US Open of Surfing has a soundtrack and it will play live on the beach before tens of thousands of fans. The event, owned and produced by IMG, the global leader in sports and entertainment, is taking a cue from its action sports roots, and set to deliver the largest free concert series of the summer.

“It’s fun bringing some of the best musicians in the world to the US Open of Surfing,” says Hurley’s Director of Music and Entertainment Marketing Greg Teal. “It doesn’t get much better than hearing your favorite band perform live on the beach.”


This year’s musical line-up is a representation of today’s youth culture featuring headlining sets by pysch-pop rockers MGMT, platinum-selling rockers Jimmy Eat World and Swedish electro/rock sensations The Sounds. The series will also include sets by the most buzzed about names emerging on the music scene this year: Surfer Blood and Dead Country. “We’re pretty excited to come to Huntington Beach for the US Open of Surfing.  Our advice to everyone:  Drop out with MGMT, drop by for MGMT, but just don’t drop in on MGMT,” said MGMT’s Andrew VanWyngarden.

Known as the world’s largest youth culture and action sports festival, the Nike US Open of Surfing will feature daily concerts Thursday through Saturday, August 4-6, at the conclusion of the surfing competition.  All concerts are free and open to the public.

Music Schedule

Thursday, August 4                 4:30-6:30pm    The Sounds featured with Walk The Walk

Friday, August 5                      4:30-6:30pm    Jimmy Eat World preceded by Dead Country

Saturday, August 6                 4:30-6:30pm    MGMT preceded by Surfer Blood



US Open of Surfing Background

The 2011 Nike US Open of Surfing will run from July 30 to August 7. With more than 500,000 people in attendance along a 14-acre stretch of sand on the south side of Huntington Beach Pier, the Nike US Open of Surfing showcases the best in surf, skate, BMX, music, fashion and art. All events at the US Open of Surfing are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Live webcast of all the events can be viewed daily at Anchored by the world’s largest professional surfing competition, the $460,000 US Open is a pivotal point on the ASP World Tour for both the men and women. The men’s competition will feature a North America ASP Men’s Prime event with valuable points on the line right before the coveted ASP Top 34 rotation. For the women, the US Open of Surfing will host the final event of the 2011 ASP World Title Tour and will potentially crown a women’s world champion in Surf City this summer. In addition to the high-stakes mens and womens divisions, the US Open will feature an ASP Grade Four men’s and women’s Junior Pro as well as the Pacifico Nose Riding Invitational – always a crowd favorite.

The action doesn’t stop at the shoreline. On the beach, Converse Coastal Carnage will once again host the most talented and diverse crew of riders from across the globe as they skate in a state-of-the-art skate bowl. And, a stellar crew of BMX riders will push the realm of possibility at the Nike 6.0 HB BMX Pro. The runway will be busy on Thursday, August 4 as five of the nation’s top high schools will compete for $25,000 in the Hurley Walk the Walk National Championship – the ultimate youth fashion competition.


MGMT, Jimmy Eat World, Surfer Blood, The Sounds

And Dead Country Scheduled To Perform

Combined with one-of-a-kind retail and brand experiences, more than 100 interactive exhibits, autograph signings, DJs and giveaways, and you have another summer to remember at the Nike US Open of Surfing.

The Nike US Open of Surfing is proudly sponsored by G-Shock, Skullcandy, Red Bull, Pacifico, Paul Mitchell Salon Haircare, Invisalign Teen and Transworld Media.

NEW BOOKER T. JONES VIDEO RELEASED Images Of Los Angeles And Vocals By Yim Yames

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on June 24, 2011

There’s a visually evocative new video for the Booker T. Jones song “Progress” from his acclaimed album The Road From Memphis. The song offers a blast of classic Booker T. soul music and features a perfect vocal accompaniment by the phenomenal Yim Yames of band My Morning Jacket.

The clip was directed by Aaron Hymes and features images of a downtown Los Angeles in transition. As the director told the Los Angels Times, “They were snapshots of things that were real and unaffected while simultaneously being filmed with the idea of hope and progression. I wanted to capture that upbeat, positive vibe and re-create those feelings with a contemporary twist. Downtown L.A. was the perfect setting. It’s a city that’s still changing, still moving forward, and has a uniqueness and sunny positivity you just can’t find anywhere else.”

Read an article about the video in the Los Angeles Times here:

The Road from Memphis refers not only to Booker T‘s journey but to the evolution of the soul music he helped invent as it traveled from Memphis to Detroit, Philadelphia and beyond. The features a broad range of guest vocalists including Matt Berninger of the National, Sharon Jones,” Yim Yames and Lou Reed. Legendary motor-city guitarist Dennis Coffey contributes to the album as well.