New-wave band Devo announced dates for a summer tour last week, almost a month after the death of original guitarist Bob Casale. The Hardcore Devo shows are now dedicated to Casale and will feature songs from the band’s archives written and recorded before the group signed to Warner Brothers in 1978. The band finishes off its summer tour in Austin on July 2 at ACL Live. Another summer show likely to be popular with Austinites is the Mountain Goats’ June 22 performance at the Mohawk. Tickets to both shows go on sale Friday morning.
More tickets scheduled to go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday:
• Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts at the Belmont (April 27)
• Radney Foster at the Belmont (May 7)
• Wolfmother at Emo’s (May 10)
• Desert Noises at Stubb’s (May 15)
• Cheap Trick at Emo’s (May 16)
• Deathhammer at Beerland (May 18)
• Red Fang, American Sharks at the Mohawk (May 22)
• Uncle Lucius, Crooks at the Belmont (May 23)
• Calle 13 at ACL Live (May 25)
• Say Anything at Emo’s Austin (June 14)
• A Wilhelm Scream, Red City Radio at the Mohawk (June 21)
• The Mountain Goats at the Mohawk (June 22)
• DevilDriver, Whitechapel at the Mohawk (June 23)
• deafheaven at Red 7 (June 27)
• Devo at ACL Live (July 2)
• Wye Oak at the Parish (July 6)
• King Buzzo at Red 7 (July 27)
• Aretha Franklin at ACL Live (Sept. 3)
Already on sale: Damien Jurado at Red 7 on April 22; Wooden Wand at the Mohawk on April 27; Wolf Gang at the Parish on May 9; Valerie June at Stubb’s on May 27; Sage Francis at the Mohawk on June 25.
Bikes for SafePlace
Check out an Austin B-cycle and the nonprofit will make a donation to SafePlace.
To participate in the #PedalForGood campaign, hop on one of B-Cycle’s special blue #PedalForGood bikes anytime in April. When you do, the organization will donate $8 (up to $2,000) to SafePlace, which works to end sexual and domestic violence. You must check the bike out and return it to a different station or make a round trip that lasts more than 5 minutes.
"Part of our mission is to reinvest in our community, and with all the work they do to help women and families in need, it makes perfect sense for us to partner with SafePlace on this campaign," said Elliott McFadden, Austin B-cycle executive director.
Austin B-cycle launched in December and currently operates 40 stations. For more information go to Austin.Bcycle.com.
— Pam LeBlanc
Next week in Austin360
The Old Settler’s Music Festival will once again fill the Hill Country just outside Austin with plenty of bluegrass, roots and Americana sounds. We check out the lineup next week.