The New Wave veterans sounded on-point
DEVO at Dundas Square, 9:30pm. NXNE. Rating: NNNN
New wave granddaddies Devo filled Dundas Square’s Saturday night block party with flashing slogans, colourful, graphic imagery and big, rumbling bass lines during a solid, 80-minute headlining set.
Aside from a persistent rasp in front man Mark Mothersbaugh’s voice, the group sounded on-point.
Opening with Don’t Shoot (I’m A Man), a song off last year’s Something For Everybody album, they maintained even momentum that never waned nor tipped into overdrive — except maybe when a few blue energy dome hats went flying through the air.
Watch a video of the performance here.