Pere Ubu. from left to right: Keith Moline, Michele Temple, Robert Wheeler, David Thomas, Steve Mehlman. Thirty-eight years later, David Thomas has proven that he’s more than a singer. He’s one of rock’s most engaging showmen — on and off stage — with a knack for irony and wit that could earn him a place in some artful carnival, if he wasn’t in a band. (Lex Van Rossen / Smog Veil Records)

Pere Ubu. from left to right: Keith Moline, Michele Temple, Robert Wheeler, David Thomas, Steve Mehlman. Thirty-eight years later, David Thomas has proven that he’s more than a singer. He’s one of rock’s most engaging showmen — on and off stage — with a knack for irony and wit that could earn him a place in some artful carnival, if he wasn’t in a band. (Lex Van Rossen / Smog Veil Records)