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 [...]

Ticket Giveaway: Violens and Weekend at the California Academy of Sciences tonight 5/31/12

Admit it, you wanted to check out that new earthquake exhibit tonight anyway, you just didn't know it would be soundtracked by two killer indie bands. Win tickets to the California Academy of Science's Nightlife and catch rapidly rising Brooklyn trio Violens and San Francisco's own Weekend tearing it up in an incredible venue. Was that an earthquake? No, it's just the floor shaking from all of the dancing and air guitaring you're likely to experience in the crowd at tonight's show. This is the first of three California dates Violens will be playing next week to celebrate the release [...]

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