Robert Burtenshaw

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2014

    The Last VJ's Top Five Videos of the Week

    Welcome back to The Last VJ, music fans. I'm pleased to present a pretty diverse group to you this week. We've got everything from Disney pop princesses going goth to a short music film directed by -- not making this up -- Lena Dunham. Electronica, pop-rock, and hardcore are on the menu this go-rou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2013

    35 Years of Numbers Memories: Music to Die By

    Over the last couple of days, we've looked at some Houstonians' best concerts and experiences from Numbers over the course of its 35-year history. Its legacy as a center of the excellent local gothic-music scene, as well as a unique size and scope that attracts an impressive array of touring acts, h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2013

    Barbarella Explores New Frontier In Houston Dance Clubs

    Right now seems like it might be a good time to open a dance club in Houston, but not just any dance club. So call the brand-new Barbarella (2404 San Jacinto) a progressive dance club -- almost anything is better than "hipster dance club," right? Once the grandaddy of them all, Rich's unceremonious ... More >>

  • Music

    August 8, 2013

    R.I.P. Robot

    Houston mourns the passing of Numbers owner Robert Burtenshaw.

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2013

    Numbers Announces Saturday Memorial for Robert "Robot" Burtenshaw

    In the wake of the unexpected death of longtime Numbers owner Robert Burtenshaw at the age of 58, a memorial evening of soft tunes, stories, and food is planned at the landmark Houston nightclub on Saturday. Doors will open at 8 p.m. to soft music and catering from the nearby Michelangelo's. A sho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2013

    For Robot: Daddy, Why Is Numbers Called Numbers?

    Note: This article originally appeared on Rocks Off on February 27 of this year. To pay our respects to Robert Burtenshaw, the club's owner, DJ and video artist known as "Robot" who passed away over the weekend, we're posting it again as a tribute. One thing has always bothered me whenever I attend ... More >>

  • Music

    March 7, 2013

    Raw Power

    Iggy & the Stooges headline the fifth Free Press Summer Fest.

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2013

    Daddy, Why Is Numbers Called Numbers?

    One thing has always bothered me whenever I attend concerts and dance nights at Numbers, and that is, "Why the Hell is it called Numbers, anyway?" Now, I know that I have something of a fixation on the meaning of names in the music scene, but I've also had several readers ask me to look into it over ... More >>