Devo will whip into San Manuel Casino for concert on Thursday

Devo will whip into San Manuel Casino for concert

HIGHLAND – Devo, known for the 1980 monster hit “Whip It,” will headline a show also featuring fellow era acts The English Beat and the Tom Tom Club on Thursday at San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino.

Devo’s latest album is “Something For Everybody” and in May the group released a digital EP titled “What We Do: Electro-Devo Remix Cornucopia EP” with a video for “What We Do” viewable at

In a June 2010 interview, Devo’s Gerald Casale was asked about the group’s philosophy. “Devo didn’t really represent any of the working-class outrage or nihilism or anti-intellectualism that I associate with the hard core punk movement,” Casale said. 

“What was funny to us about the hard core punk movement was that it had just as many rules as they wanted to break. They were very orthodox, those punks. They decided you had to do x, y, and z to be punk. We figured that we were really what was punk about punk, because punk is supposedly irreverent or disrespectful or questioning a very core assumption, and we certainly were doing that.”

The English Beat is known for songs like “Mirror in the Bathroom,” which was used in the 1997 movie “Grosse Pointe Blank” and 2008’s “RocknRolla,” while the Tom Tom Club’s 1981 hit “Genius of Love” has been sampled endlessly by hip-hop and R&B artists.


With: The English Beat, Tom Tom Club


Where: San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino, 777 San Manuel Blvd., Highland

When: Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; show starts at 7:30 p.m. Thursday

Cost: $49.25 and $38.25

Information: or 800-745-3000