Rock & Pop

DEVOtional 2016 with Fantastic Plastics/DEVOmatix/Eric Nassau/Lieutenant Dance/We Are Not Men

When: Fri., Aug. 19, 7 p.m. 2016

DEVO fans have delighted in a “summer of Mark Mothersbaugh” thanks to Myopia, a tribute to the singer’s extensive visual art catalog at MOCA Cleveland and the Akron Art Museum (continues through Aug. 28.) Now, DEVO worshippers from across the country and abroad will descend on Cleveland once again for the 16th DEVOtional weekend at the Beachland Ballroom. The annual cultic meeting is two days of fan communion: cover bands evoke the spirit of the iconic Akron band in many forms, while DEVO members and affiliates make appearances in the flesh. We Are Not Men, the aptly-named female DEVO cover band from Austin, Texas, will perform on the opening evening. Lieutenant Dance revs the motor with its own breed of noise rock flecked with funk and polka while the Fantastic Plastics offers new wave-riding electronica. Folk singer-songwriter Eric Nassau brings the gang back down to earth with rootsy DEVO covers, and Atlanta’s DEVOmatix will induce a “deep sleep” to close out night one. (Bethany Kaufman)

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