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Shiro Schwarz at The Continental

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BACK TO THE FUTURE: Shiro Schwarz bring retrofuturist pop to The Continental

BACK TO THE FUTURE: Shiro Schwarz bring retrofuturist pop to The Continental

Not many contemporary artists can channel the essence of early ’80s pop like Mexico City’s audiovisual production and performance duo Shiro Schwarz. Together since 2011, Pammela Rojas and Rafael Marfil have been offering audiences an immersive, extrasensory experience for more than half a decade. The two are known for pairing 64 bit-inspired, hallucinogenic visuals with the electric pulse of disco to produce a quirky, genre-defying aesthetic. Matching familiar synth melodies to the clap of gated-reverb—as they do on “Together”—the pair have proved adept at whipping up a nostalgic boogie. (SP)

Shiro Schwarz
Fri, 9pm, $5+
The Continental, San Jose

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