Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar
"...8pm: The Guitar Mongoloid (with "Autobiographical Scene Number 6882")..."
"...Devo's Jagger & Richards, frontmen Mark Mothersbaugh and Jerry Casale, executed their twin peaks perfectly, the former ripping his bandmates' tear-away suits during primal early bruisers "Mongoloid," "Jocko Homo," and "Smart Patrol/Mr. DNA," while the latter bounced back and forth on bass and harmonic abrasion, the powerhouse performance slamming shut on Freedom of Choice's "Gates of Steel." Hot dog shirts encored that LP's title track and the Jerry Casale-sung "Beautiful World" from 1981's New Traditionalists, Mark Mothersbaugh delivering the song through his screeching "Booji Boy" costume..."
"...And before withdrawal could kick in, Motorhead's last-minute booking at the Back Room has staved off the shakes. Three-chord Mongoloid Lemmy Kilmister just notched off the half-century mark, but Motorhead plows on like the proverbial Panzer..."
"...Mad king Shawn Knight contorted his face, climbed scaffolding, and gave the audience crazy stares. With songs like “Mongoloid Obsession” and “Mutilation of the Arts,” and obvious debts to Pere Ubu and the Jesus Lizard, Child Bite landed from an alien planet compared to its blazing brethren...."
"...Never fear, Mark Mothersbaugh and the rest of Akron, Ohio's spud boys manage fission. "Whip It" and "Girl U Want," the only welts out of a 1977 context according to Mothersbaugh, and kinetic spazmotics like "Uncontrollable Urge," "Mongoloid," and "Slap Your Mammy" are as electrifyingly blunt as these brilliant boys' headgear..."
"...Vocals are obviously not the main draw in a band of well-known instrumentalists, but Bradford does have a unique singing style similar to that of a drunk old man yelling at a bunch of pre-teen ruffians to get the hell off his lawn. That voice was particularly well suited to "As Dumb As I Look," a love letter to Mongoloid Middle America and/or beef jerky from a convenience store..."