Mike Naus

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2013

    Houston's Top 10 Saddest Songs

    I love sad music. Sit me down with a bottle of something only someone that has given up on life would drink and an appropriate soundtrack and I am just as happy as I can be. That's just the way I roll. In general, Houston does not produce a lot of sad music. We're more of an upbeat bunch that puts ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2012

    30 Seconds with Vertigo Blue

    Using the magic typing box we hurled 1's and 0's through the ether towards local electronica master Mike Naus, better known as Vertigo Blue, to see what we could learn from him in 30 seconds. Rocks Off: What is the worst song in the world? Mike Naus: I can't think of one because from my perspecti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2012

    Last Night: Jandek At Big Star Bar

    Jandek Big Star Bar April 1, 2012 The first time I saw Jandek live, I learned to leave whatever I had been expecting in another room. That was Rudyard's in April 2009, and I had been expecting (correctly or not) some kind of solo Bill Callahan-like avant-folk implosion, and got a trio playing a sol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    Vertigo Blue Continues His Evolution

    Vertigo Blue on FacebookVertigo Blue live at Numbers, where the Houston-area DJ will open for Peter Murphy Saturday night.​Truth be told, Rocks Off just didn't care much for Area 51, the last album by Mike Naus, better known as Vertigo Blue. Frankly, the fault must lie with us, since he was re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2009

    Aftermath: Nitzer Ebb at Meridian, Joel Osteen With a Trouserful of Funky Cold Medina

    Photos by Groovehouse / Click here for a slideshow‚ÄčAftermath was running late on Saturday night after trying to get a teething baby to sleep. We drove our little Toyota as fast as we dared through a fog that on television would have contained dead pirates, eldritch horrors or Michael Jackson ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 28, 2005

    He's So Klute

    Tom Withers drops his drum 'n' bass on Clark's