Gary Numan

Gary Numan is one of those unfortunate artists whose slow-burning brilliance has only become clear to the general populace in recent years. His first solo release, 1979’s The Pleasure Principle, is an all-synthesizer rock record that served as the blueprint for much of the last two decades’ synth-pop artists. Numan was the first artist to chart with such an album, and without him, there might never have been a Depeche Mode or a Human League (at least, as we know them today). Tonight’s show features Numan performing this influential record in its entirety, and given how quickly the show sold out, it’s clear that Gary Numan may still achieve the same levels of name recognition that his aforementioned successors continue to enjoy. With Motor. SARA BRICKNER

Sun., Oct. 31, 8 p.m., 2010