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Vertigo Blue TM

Houston, Texas, United States | INDIE

Houston, Texas, United States | INDIE
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Visit the Vertigo Blue TM website for the link to the Vents Magazine Interview of Vertigo Blue (2010) - Vents Magazine

"EXPRESS LANE MAGAZINE" (The In-Flight Magazine of Express Jet, Continental and Delta Airlines)

-August 2008 Issue-

Vertigo Blue (Electro / Electronica)

"Electronic music with vocals continues to evolve as an art form." - JK

One man is surrounded by synthesizers, various electronic gear and video screens. That one man is Michael Naus, also known as Vertigo Blue. His last album release, "Area 51," gained recognition on the entry list toward chosing the nominees at this year's 50th Annual Grammy Awards. Now with over 200 live performances under his belt in the Texas area alone, Michael Naus is ready to take on his next challenge: the world.

Get with the system with more electronica on XM CHANNEL 82

-A special thank you to Jonathan Kramm for the review.

Mon., Dec. 14 2009
Aftermath 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, making it to Meridian just after 10:30 p.m. In my rush, it hit us we'd forgotten cash for the parking lot. Panic set in until we realized the lot attendant was local comedian extraordinaire-ly offensive Danny Rios.
Aftermath and Danny portrayed a couple of mentally handicapped housemates in a play some years back, and he was happy to wave us in after a few moments catching up and talking about his recent tour.
Unfortunately, Aftermath missed Vertigo Blue's opening set, something we deeply lamented as everyone outside stopped talking about its awesomeness only long enough to take a drag on their cigarettes. We caught up with Mike Naus (the sole member of Vertigo Blue) later that evening, and was quite proud of the old boy when he told us that he'd been on the advanced nomination list for the "Dance" category of the Grammys. Apparently, a more vocal-centric album of his is currently percolating, and we who keep the Goth beat wait impatiently for its release.
Inside the club was a perfect sized crowd. Enough to say the show was well-attended, but not enough that the press of people sucks all of the air out of the place. Aftermath had just finished my "Hi! How are you?"s when Nitzer Ebb took the stage.
There's more than a little hip-hop swagger to the modern Nitzer Ebb performance. Though Aftermath feels that the finest front men in music today are fronting EBM bands, Douglas McCarthy is something even by the lofty standards of his genre; his whole approach veers him way off from his peers.
Hands were in the air, both clenched in fists of rage and open to receive bounty from the gods of spooky music. There was no shortage of complete abandon. The music was, by necessity, rigidly controlled, but the live drums and vocoded pillow talk gave the music spontaneity. And as the night progressed, Aftermath watched the crowd let fall the shackles of an audience, and take up the banner of free dancers.
Chaos reigned, and God bless every minute of it.


To The Future (EP 1998 Ultra Trec Records), CatClaus 96' (Control-Alt-Delete Compilation), WE Records PRAPA Volumes 1-7 (Electronica Compilations), AREA 51 (LP 2005 Ozmotic Records) Next album planned for release in 2011.

*****FOR VERTIGO BLUE SHOW DATES: PLEASE SEE the Vertigo Blue TM website (We apologize for any inconvenience yet we are experiencing Calendar updating problems with Sonicbids page!)



Mike Naus aka Vertigo Blue (Vertigo Blue TM) is a synthesizer and vocal based artist who's compositions are focused in the Electro Pop and Electronica music genre. Honored to be recognized on the Entry List for Nominations for the 50th Annual Grammy Awards with his song, "Area 51", (Dance Catagory) as well as 5 Revolutions Awards including Best Album (Electronica) in 2009. Vertigo Blue is coming up on 300 Live shows that span from where he is based in Houston, Texas and throughout the United States. Among these performances were opening for Nitzer Ebb, The Azoic, Dayhota and Technical Itch. Vertigo Blue began in 1996 with music on numerous Compilation albums, an EP release (To The Future - Ultra Trec Records 98) and LP (Area 51 - Ozmotic Records 05). In 2006 three of his songs were featured in Jeff Faulkinbury's film "READ ON". Vertigo Blue is currently working on a new album and is available for booking anywhere on Earth. Vertigo Blue is under his own record label, Ozmotic Records. For more info. Visit Vertigo Blue online at

Mike Naus (Vertigo Blue) is Honored to be a Voting Member for The Recording Academy (National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences - The Grammy Awards).

Area 51 the album by Vertigo Blue is available at:, i tunes,,,,, CD Universe, aol music, yahoo music, Rhapsody and most online digital download areas.

Influences: Duran Duran, Depeche Mode, The Beatles, The Crystal Method, AIR, Nitzer Ebb, The Human League, ELO, The Cars and recent interests in Ladytron, Coldplay and LCD Soundsystem

Press Reviews are also available on the Vertigo Blue TM Website and Online: Here are a few to check out...
2010 Vents Magazine
2009 Houston Press
2008 Express Lane Magazine (In-Flight Magazine - Delta and Continental Airlines
Other Press: Houston Press 2005 and OUTBURN MAGAZINE

*Vertigo Blue - TUNDRA Music Video and AREA 51 Music Videos are on YouTube:

Vertigo Blue TM "Official Website"