Turns out that while Mark Mothersbaugh was on the road with Devo back in the day (1978—best SNL band appearance of all time?), he was sending back elaborately illustrated postcards. The hobby has persisted to this day, and now 3rd Ward presents a celebration of Mothersbaugh’s artistic postal aesthetic in The Super Thing: NYC goes DEVO. As the title implies, the exhibit also showcases a slew of other artists who represent the Devo sensibility. Tonight, Mothersbaugh—whose recent gigs include music for most of director Wes Anderson’s films, rug design, and the Apple vs. PC campaign—will make a guest cyber-appearance. — EUDIE PAK
Sat., May 10, 8 p.m., 2008
Also: Devo play McCarren Park Pool this summer with the Tom Tom Club and Dan Deacon. Tickets are still available.