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Gary Numan, Kitten, Adrian H & The Wounds 

When: Sun., Oct. 26, 8 p.m. 2014
Price: $25
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Synth-pop innovator Gary Numan has always displayed a penchant for the dark side, whether he's referencing the ghost he once saw in Manchester's Piccadilly station, crippling alienation, or actual aliens through moody new-wave songs and an enigmatic, robotic stage persona. Throughout his 36-year career, Numan has remained an electronic-music trailblazer, from pioneering synthesizers in punk in his first band, Tubeway Army, to running synths through guitar pedals on his haunting 1979 solo masterpiece The Pleasure Principle (which, yeah, contains that hit about isolation and automobiles), to his most recent 2013 goth-industrial album, Splinter (Songs from a Broken Mind). If you're still looking for a Halloween costume, the imagery in Numan's songs could be helpful inspiration: Why not go as that Piccadilly ghost, the robot sex worker in "Are 'Friends' Electric?" or just the strange costumed man himself? ROBIN EDWARDS

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