After kicking things off with the “Secret Agent Man” video, the men of DEVO launched into their debut LP Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!, 3-D glasses in place. They didn’t stop until the album was done — tonight it’s Freedom Of Choice, as both LPs are getting a re-release — over a short but incredibly energetic set that drew the likes of Zack De La Rocha and Tony Kanal, cited by photographer Andrew Youssef as a testament to the new wave icons’ far-reaching influence. Opening the night was the soulful singing and human beatboxing, performance artist/socially satirical stand-up mindbender Reggie Watts (you’re welcome to describe him in less clauses), a suitable fit for a crowd with a bent toward unclassifiably whimsical artists.
Other DEVO bits: Next year the band will release the unofficially titled Fresh, their first album in 20 years. And on Halloween, Pearl Jam donned the red energy domes and covered “Whip It.” It looked like this: