So … are friends electric? If they’re all in the same room for Gary Numan. The electronic music pioneer kicked off a run of three album shows Tuesday night at the Teragram Ballroom, performing 1979’s “Replicas,” released by the post-punk band he fronted, Tubeway Army. The sold-out crowd gave the 57-year-old the deity treatment, and he responded with an intense, energetic performance. Numan performed all the songs from “Replicas” (though not replicating the order) and added some other treats, such as “Cars” and “Metal” from “The Pleasure Principle” (which he would perform in its entirety on Wednesday); “We Are Glass” (1981); and “Are You Real?” and “Jo the Waiter” (both from Tubeway Army’s 1979 debut). I Speak Machine, the audio-visual duo of Tara Busch and Maf Lewis, opened the show. Tonight, Numan concludes the series by performing “Telekon” at the Teragram.
Photos by David Benjamin