Photos: Perfume dazzle at the Warfield

Perfume (photo: Robert Alleyne) If you were passing by the Warfield on Sunday night, you would have seen a line packed around the block for fans waiting to get into the Perfume show that night. The Japanese girl-pop band didn't disappoint the fervent audience, putting on a show complete with multiple costume changes, LED dresses, and drones flying in sync — all during the first song. There was crowd interaction, calling out fans in costume, talking to some of the younger fans, banter about going on a shopping spree at the nearby Westfield Mall, and even a rendition of "Happy Birthday" was [...]

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Mixtape: Bay Area Artists, Remixing and Remixed (Podcast #304)

Mixtape: Bay Area Artists, Remixing and Remixed (Podcast #304) All too frequently, remixes are just okay, but when they are great, they're really something special. A truly great remix can shed new light on the original artist's work and stand on its own as a unique creation. That's no easy feat, either, given the tension between staying true to an original song's components and a reworker's desire to create something new and personal. These days, it feels far too easy to get remix fatigue. Reworkings seem to pop up almost immediately after original songs are released, and they can come [...]

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