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from 10 years of DEVOtional gatherings!

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Members of DEVO, Fans, Bands, Devotion!


It’s an unbelievably exciting time to be a DEVO fan. The anticipation around DEVO’s music is the highest it’s been in more than 25 years, and for the last ten years, the DEVOtional has been the prime event to get down and geek out on our favorite band.

That’s right, everybody. TEN YEARS. Thanks to a few dedicated individuals (Michael Pilmer, Scott Orsi, Toth Wilder, Joe Machos and others), DEVO fans have had an annual Mecca meeting ground where we can all get together and do nothing but talk about the one thing we all have in common: DEVO. And who would have thought that, not only would the DEVOtional go on for ten years, but that in that time, we'd see a resurgence in the band’s popularity of this magnitude? And that we'd be on the verge of a new album, their first in 20 years?

It is indeed a wiggly world, spuds, and we’re going to celebrate this anniversary the right way. The DEVOtional is officially extending into a two-day event! That's right!

Need to stay overnight? Click here for hotel info!

Friday, August 27, 2010 at The Beachland Tavern in Cleveland, OH.

To help celebrate the TENTH ANNIVERSARY of the DEVOtional, we're bringing you more devolved musicology to get you in the mood for a full, solid day of shriveling up!

The lineup includes DEVOtional favorites, and some new blood! Look forward to performances by:

Tickets are $8 and will be available at the door. Doors open at 8:00pm, music starts at 8:30.

Saturday, August 28, 2010 at The Beachland Ballroom in Cleveland, OH. DEVOtional 2010: A Decade of DEVOtion.

Attractions include:

  • Special guest Gerald V. Casale of DEVO! Jerry is returning for the first time since 2007 to answer any and all questions!
  • Mark Mothersbaugh of DEVO will be joining us via a live video chat! This will be our first chance to ask Mark questions, one-on-one!
  • The world-premiere debut of DEVO's reality series, "DEVO Makes Something for Everybody" in its complete, unedited form!
  • A slideshow of vintage DEVO photograhs by seminal punk photographer Jenny Lens!

Musical guests will include:

  • The one, the only, Spudboys! How will they out-do their performances from the last few years? You'll have to come to find out.
  • FartBarf, newcomers to DEVOtional 2009, were an instant fan-favorite. We're tremendously excited to have them back!
  • Nervous Energy, who performed a short set at DEVOtional 2009, will be back with a full-set of his one-man antics!
  • Great Balancing Act, newcomers to the DEVOtional from New Brunswick, Canada, who are some tremendously devoted spuds
  • KRK Ryden's musical outfit, Ken the Magic Corner God, will return this year!

Of course, there will be exclusive merch. Amongst it, in celebration of the event's 10th anniversary, we've put together an extensive 2-disc DVD set featuring the best of the first nine years of the DEVOtional. Relive all your favorite moments!

And, to ensure that there is something for everybody who attends, every spud who attends the main event will receive a free ringtone that Mark Mothersbaugh personally composed for his own iPhone!

Tickets are $20 will be available at the door. Doors open at 12:00 noon and festitivies begin immediately.

So, to summarize:

DEVOtional 2010

August 27th, The Beachland Tavern, doors at 8pm, music at 8:30

August 28th, The Beachland Ballroom, doors 12 noon, all-day event

Cleveland, OH

DEVOtional Admission: $20, Tavern Admission: $8

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And don't forget the art!

The Asterisk Gallery will again play host to artwork by KRK Ryden! And the best part is it will be opening around 1pm during the day, so spuds can relax at the Asterisk, listen to KRK play his magic theremin, and then come to the Tavern in the evening to continue the devolved festivities! The vitals:

KRK Ryden: No Pinheads Allowed!

August 27th

Opening around 1pm

Asterisk Gallery

2393 Professor Ave.

Cleveland, OH 44113

And that's not the only art! Mark Mothersbaugh's sister, Amy, will be showing Mark's artwork at her gallery in Akron, Ohio called Studio2091. The show opens on August 20th and runs during the DEVOtional. The special show will feature Mark's framed prints, rugs, and a few fantastic vintage works from his sister's personal collection (4 rubber stamp collages he made in the 70's, an original decal mirror, 2 ceramic sculptures, and some misc vintage DEVO items).

And this doesn't have to conflict with other DEVOtional events! There is time for everything!

Thursday hours: 4-8pm

Friday hours: 4-8pm

SPECIAL SPUD SUNDAY HOURS: 10am-? (full details on this at DEVOtional)

Mark Mothersbaugh: OH Hi O 2010

Studio 2091

2091 Front Street

Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

And, as always, we need your help to make the event possible! The DEVOtional is strictly a not-for-profit endeavor, and every year, it's made possible through the donations of generous spuds. Please head over to the DONATIONS PAGE to find out how to donate!

Stay tuned to Spud Talk, your email, Twitter, Facebook and Integrated Brain System for all the latest updates!

-Alex Brunelle

Commander-in-Chief, Booji Boy’s Basement

P.S. Yes, the Basement IS still operating!

Hotel Accommodations

The Motel 6, Cleveland-Willoughby, OH #2012
35110 Maplegrove Road
Willoughby, OH 44094
Phone: 440-975-9922
Fax: 440-942-9928

Nearby restaurants, etc. Mapquest directions to the Beachland Ballroom:

Check in Friday 8/27 after 1pm; check out Sunday 8/29 before 12 noon. NOTE: If you plan to arrive Thursday 8/26, let them know when you call for your reservation.

Block of 25 rooms held: 11 King, 14 Double, ALL non-smoking. Guests must state their preference when they call to reserve.

The rooms are held until July 27th. Any residual rooms will be released thereafter.

RATE: Two adults, one room = $60.99 + tax, or about $68 per night. (If adding Thursday, 8/26 rate is $55.99 + tax for THAT night)

One adult, $54.99 + tax per night. or about $61.00 (If adding Thursday, 8/26 rate is $49.99 + tax for THAT night)

RESERVATIONS: Call 800-544-4866 and book under Confirmation # M201200043

NOTE: You must call to confirm your room by 8pm EDT (7pm CDT, 5pm PDT) July 27th.

When you call to reserve your room you will get a confirmation number, which confirms that your room was booked under the group rate. No confirmation number, no room reserved for you.

If you book your reservation and hold it with a credit card your room is "guaranteed", meaning you can arrive as late as 6am the following day from your scheduled check-in date.

If you do not hold the room with your credit card it is not guaranteed after 6pm on your check-in day, meaning the hotel can release your room to another guest after 6pm on the scheduled day of your arrival.

Hotel Information:

129 rooms, 3 floors, Built 20 years ago (1990), Renovated 6 years ago (2004), Check In: 1:00 PM, Check Out: 12:00 PM

Hotel Amenities:

Wireless Internet ($), Pool (1 outdoor), Free parking

Room Amenities:

Air conditioning, (pay-for-access) wireless Internet, Free high-speed Internet, Cable TV