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Mark Mothersbaugh and Devo aim to infect commercialism from within

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PHOTO BY JOSHUA DALSIMER

Today Devo is re-energized. In addition to finding time to tour, it picked up where it left off with 2010's return to formula, Something for Everybody, a candy-coated pop album with a cynical filling. The timing was right and everybody — the two sets of brothers that make up the band — wanted to make another record. "And probably more than anything, it was Alzheimer's," Mothersbaugh says. "We forgot what it was that made us stop."

DEVO

With Blondie

Mon/10, 8pm, $39.50–$92.50

Warfield

982 Market, SF

(415) 345-0900

www.thewarfieldtheatre.com

Comments

How anyone ever thought these bargain basement Krafwerk wannabees were any good is beyond me. The message behind it all may have been coolly subversive, I think it probably was, but the packaging was rubbish.

Posted by Hans on May. 01, 2013 @ 1:53 pm

Devo highlighted the contradictions in the exclusively American version of space age cold war neurosis. The packaging had to be American.

Posted by marcos on May. 01, 2013 @ 2:07 pm