Gary Numan

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    November 10, 2014

    The Best & Worst of Fun Fun Fun Fest 2014

    THE BEST BOYFRIEND New Orleans rapper Boyfriend knows how to command a space, even when that space is a wrestling ring. As she danced, stomped and rolled her way around the space, tossing gifts out in to the audience, occasionally borrowing hats and sunglasses and getting up close to sing to differ ... More >>

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    July 18, 2014

    Illegal Wiretaps Back Off the Deep End On 79th Release(!)

    I forget it sometimes, but The Illegal Wiretaps are really one of Houston's most prolific acts. Their Bandcamp page has, no kidding, 79 different releases, and the brand-new Scintillating Scumbag is the third this year alone. Sure, most of them are short EPs, but even with just four songs or so per ... More >>

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    May 19, 2014

    Judas Priest, Nas, Death Cab for Cutie and Girl Talk Top Fun Fun Fun Fest 2014 Lineup

    Fun Fun Fun Fest is not the biggest festival in the world. It doesn't draw the biggest names. It's not a hub for celebrity activity, although Val Kilmer did show up once. But true to its name it is fun, and if you ask me (let's pretend that you did) it's the best festival of the year, the shining l ... More >>

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    April 29, 2014

    Excess of Talent: Meet Austin Super-Ensemble the Eightysixxed

    If Lonesome, Onry and Mean was a betting man, we'd bet our entire bankroll that while Warehouse Live or Fitz are filled to capacity with folks checking out the latest hyped-up, flash-in-the-pan, cover-of-Paste-magazine band that's been in existence, oh, at least a year or two, Austin's worn and weat ... More >>

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    March 13, 2014

    Gary Numan at Fitzgerald's, 3/12/2014

    Gary Numan Fitzgerald's March 12, 2014 Though he'll be forever best known for "Cars," his enduringly popular hit recorded all the way back in 1979, Gary Numan has always been a man drawn toward the future, not the past. When most of his early contemporaries are cashing in on the rock-nostalgia circ ... More >>

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    March 12, 2014

    Gary Numan's Life Beyond the "Long Shadow" of "Cars"

    While his latest record, the dark and evocative Splinter (Songs From a Broken Mind) is giving him some of the best reviews of his 35-plus-year career, Gary Numan knows that many people associate him with one song: 1980's synth-heavy Top 10 hit "Cars." The memorable song, and its equally memorable v ... More >>

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    March 11, 2014

    Gary Numan: the Dark Genius Behind a Broken Mind

    "There are still people trying to work out what a genius Gary Numan is" -- Prince In the U.S., Gary Numan is mostly viewed a one-hit wonder. His 1980 Top 10 hit "Cars" (and its accompanying iconic video) remains a perfect little time capsule of synthy New Wave keyboards and a contagious melody guid ... More >>

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    March 10, 2014

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week: St. Vincent, Gary Numan, Maroon 5, etc.

    St. Vincent House of Blues, March 10 An adventurous, ambitious singer-songwriter who delights in smearing the lines between art and pop, St. Vincent is quickly becoming one of the biggest indie-rock stars around. Born and raised in Dallas and now splitting her time between Texas and New York, the 3 ... More >>

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    February 11, 2014

    Upcoming: Alice in Chains, Baths, Gary Numan, Jimmy Buffett, OneRepublic, Tech N9ne, etc.

    Against Me!: With Cheap Girls, Laura Stevenson., Sun., March 16, 7:30 p.m., $17 to $19. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838. Alice In Chains: Tue., April 29, 7 p.m., $40 to $49. Bayou Music Center, 520 Texas, Houston, 713-225-8551. Baths: With Young Fathers., Fri., April 18, 8 p.m. ... More >>

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    February 10, 2014

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Panic! At the Disco, Snoop Dogg, Sebadoh, etc.

    Free Radicals AvantGarden, February 10 Free Radicals is both Nick Cooper's revolving-door ensemble that at any given moment could be playing free jazz or Latin funk, and also Cooper's ongoing testimonial to how much he digs being a member of the Houston music community. He has so much experience at ... More >>

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    February 10, 2014

    Queens of the Stone Age at Bayou Music Center, 2/9/2014

    Queens of the Stone Age, Chelsea Wolfe Bayou Music Center February 9, 2014 On Sunday night, it had been more than six years since Queens of the Stone Age last played Houston, and boy, was the capacity crowd at Bayou Music Center ever ready to welcome the band back to town. The last time the Queens ... More >>

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    January 13, 2014

    Philip H. Anselmo and the Illegals at Warehouse Live, 1/10/2014

    Philip H. Anselmo and the Illegals, Author & Punisher, Hymns Warehouse Live January 10, 2014 Philip Anselmo might be a New Orleans metal icon, but it's hard to imagine he's any less beloved here in Houston than in his hometown. This city is home to a vast number of frustrated Pantera fans still sma ... More >>

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    September 26, 2013

    35 Years of Numbers Memories: A Unique Place For Touring Acts

    This week we are celebrating the 35 years of history that surrounds one of Houston's longest-running music venues. Wednesday it was a look at the excellent and vibrant local goth scene that set up shop in the club in the '90s and early '00s. Today we discuss another facet of Numbers that has always ... More >>

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    June 28, 2012

    Who Is Houston's Mysterious FLCON FCKER?

    Big and far-flung and ever-changing as Houston is, sometimes the names who show up in the Houston Press Music Awards nominations every year surprise even us. This is not a bad thing at all: Within the music scene (which continues to amaze us in its ingenuity and diversity), it keeps the circle of li ... More >>

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    March 15, 2012
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    February 17, 2012

    Dave Grohl Vs. Skrillex: Dumbest Music Feud Ever?

    Sometimes it's very easy for Rocks Off's brain to go on autopilot while checking our email in the morning. If we're not weeding out actual spam to delete, we're wincing at messages hyping music whose wretchedness practically leaps off the screen. (Someone you've never heard of touted as a "legend" i ... More >>

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    October 27, 2011
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    October 21, 2011

    Last Night: Battles At Fitzgerald's

    Photos by Craig HlavatyBattles​Battles, Nisennenmondai Fitzgerald's October 20, 2011 Lately, this here fella in Rocks Off has been gravitating towards music with few or minimal words. Maybe a few yelps. Howls. Bloody-murder screams: The Fucking Champs, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Sunn0))), Don Caba ... More >>

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    June 8, 2011

    The Best Songs From 1958

    ​This Saturday is Craig's Hlist's father's birthday, and the man turns 53. Sorry to out your age, Dad, but it's for science. This week while doing other research, we found that most people whose art we enjoy were actually born in 1958. People like Alec Baldwin, Prince, Jello Biafra, Jools Holl ... More >>

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    March 8, 2011

    Gary Numan: Five Essential Songs On His Birthday

    ​At the gym where Rocks Off wastes time and money every few days, there is a dude that looks like Gary Numan from the cover of his solo Pleasure Principle album, so much so that we want to ask him daily if he is a part of a Houston Numan/Tubeway Army cover band we don't know about. Any idea? ... More >>

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    January 20, 2011

    The Seven Ages Of Goth

    ​This is not meant as a complete history of goth, as that would be a huge book. Instead, we're aiming to give a simple overview of the musicians, songs and albums that have most defined the genre. Many deserving artists have been left out, and some that we're sure some people feel are not wor ... More >>

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    November 18, 2010
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    August 4, 2010

    Will The Real Fun Fun Fun Fest Lineup Please Stand Up?

    Marc BrubakerMetallagher at Fun Fun Fest 2009​Lots of late-night intrigue in the Twitterverse, as anticipation for the announcement of the lineup for Fun Fun Fun Fest 2010 builds to a boil. Late Wednesday, Austin blog Party Ends published a list including Animal Collective, Gang Gang Dance, Ga ... More >>

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    February 16, 2010

    Post-Valentine's Day Blues? San Antonio's Hyperbubble Will Cheer You Up

    ‚ÄčThis is the happiest music in the world. This is the best electronic album to come out of Texas since Asmodeus X's Morningstar. This is a like a synthpop version of The Wall. This is a really fucking awesome CD. Hyperbubble is a married keyboard/vocalist duo from San Antonio. They first came to R ... More >>

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    January 14, 2010

    He Said She Said: 10 Artists Who Never Got Their Due, Part Deux

    It's the plight of every musician. You struggle and struggle to make it big in the business, only to find that even the most modest margin of fame barely comes with a modicum of respect. Even artists with a lot of influence on later, more popular musicians fall by the wayside in the annals of rock ... More >>

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    January 15, 2009

    Radar Eyes: Peeking Under Shakes Gown

    SAN FRANCISCO -> BERLIN -> SAN FRANCISCO -> BEYOND!!! Chris Rolls is the mastermind behind the high-energy San Francisco music machine known as Shakes Gown. Radar Eyes: Name, social security no., purpose for living, etc. Shakes Gown: Chris Rolls, and my purpose is to procreate... or so I ... More >>

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    May 19, 2008
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    October 11, 2007
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    June 1, 2006

    Nu Shooz

    Film School grows better as it grows older -- shoegazer comparisons be damned

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    October 20, 2005

    Seat Belts and Eye Shadow

    If the Lost Boys can't get young Hispanic males to buckle up, nobody can!

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    May 12, 2005

    Junior Boys, with Caribou and the Russian Futurists

    Thursday, May 12, at Mary Jane's Fat Cat, 4216 Washington Avenue, 713-869-5263.

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    September 16, 2004

    Faux Fox

    Black Glove or White Glove (Quartz Inc.)

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    July 22, 2004

    Music Awards Survey

    A rundown of every act on this year's bill

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    September 4, 2003

    Edwyn Collins

    Friday, September 5

  • Music

    March 20, 2003

    We Are the Spazbots

    Pretense + idiocy + costumes + great music = Oregon new-wave band the Epoxies

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    March 6, 2003

    12 Rods

    Lost Time (Self-released)

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    January 23, 2003

    Big Trouble at Brittle Spy

    Another Saturday Asian Night, another dead body on NoDo's streets

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    July 18, 2002

    Hot Tunes, Summer in the City

    Houston Press Music Awards Showcase 2002

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    May 2, 2002

    Chris Whitley

    Friday, May 3

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    September 27, 2001


    The Faint

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    April 27, 1995

    King of the Mild Frontier

    Adam Ant is still dressed up, and now has somewhere to go