Still really don't think they would book break science in 2014.
He just dropped an album in October, he is under Pretty Lights Label and usually guys like that will play a gig with stipulations in the contract where some of the undercards on the label get some exposure too either that year or the next. Im a fan. Break Science on Thursday night would be a great kick off.
The cylinders appear to be eudiometers. The invention of eudiometers was pioneered by Alessandro Volta. Volta is also credited with the invention of the electric cell aka battery. Robots run on batteries. Daft Punk.