Friday Night: Blonde Redhead Lets Its Songs Do the Talking at the Warfield

Blonde Redhead
Oölaf Arnalds
November 19, 2010
@ The Warfield

Better than: Penny Sparkle at home.

Blonde Redhead is not big on audience interaction.

From the moment the lithe and mysterious Kazu Makino stepped on the Warfield stage Friday night — wearing a mask akin to a Storm Trooper's, with squid-like hair tentacles dangling from it — through the end of the second encore, the Blonde Redhead vocalist uttered few words.

Twins Amedeo Pace and Simone Pace, tall and grey cotton-candy haired, looked mostly at each other, playing guitar and drums, respectively. But their lack of interaction didn't affect the performance; if anything, if enhanced it. Instead of commenting on songs or making awkward conversation, the band members maintained a seamless performance, playing straight through luminous songs from a catalog that stretches back to 1993.

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