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Sleater-Kinney to Release 'Start Together' Box Set With All 7 Albums on Vinyl

Posted by Billy Gil, September 2, 2014 11:17am | Post a Comment

sleater-kinneyThe late, great Sleater-Kinney will get the remaster and re-release treatment Oct. 21 when Sub Pop releases all seven of the band’s albums on vinyl in the Start Together box set.

The set will include the band’s self-titled debut (1995), Call the Doctor (1996), Dig Me Out (1997), The Hot Rock (1999), All Hands on the Bad One (2000), One Beat (2002) and The Woods (2005). All seven albums also will be remastered and re-released separately on LP and CD the same day, according to Pitchfork. The remaster work was done by Sterling Sound’s Greg Calbi from the original analog tapes.

It’s a great chance to revisit one of the best and most consistent bands of the past two decades, particularly when all-female or female-fronted bands don’t tend to get venerated through history in the same way that male bands do. That’s especially sad when you consider Sleater-Kinney were better overall than just about every other band out there and that they never got bad—actually, they went out on their highest note, the Dave Fridmann-produced The Woods, which is a classic. Here’s hoping for a reunion too—never got to see this band live!

Hear The Woods’ “Entertain” below, sung by guitarist (and now Wild Flag member and Portlandia co-star/co-creator) Carrie Brownstein:

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CIIS Public Programs & Performances and Amoeba Music Presents Mary Lambert with Young Summer

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, September 1, 2014 05:07pm | Post a Comment

Amoeba Music is proud to sponsor the new season of CIIS Public Programs & Performances concert series, which kicks off with with Seattle-based singer/songwriter/spoken word artist Mary Lambert and special guest Young Summer mary lamberton Saturday, September 27th at the Nourse Theater in San Francisco.

Mary Lambert is good at two things: crying and singing. Nowhere is this better reflected than on her debut EP Letters Don't Talk. The collection of songs, released in 2012, established Mary as a formidable Seattle artist and caught the attention of local hip-hop duo, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, with whom she wrote and sang the same-sex rights anthem "Same Love."

The revolutionary single has allowed Mary's voice to reach millions. She has toured nationally and performed live on The MTV Video Music Awards, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, VH1, and The Colbert Report. "Same Love" has sold over two million copies in the US alone, peaking at number 11 on The Billboard Hot 100. Her recent single, "She Keeps Me Warm," from her new EP, Welcome To The Age Of My Body, received over one million views in its first week and debuted at #2 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart.

In many ways, Lambert isn't your typical major-label pop artist. Inspired by confessional folk singers as well as spoken-word performers, she is a brutally candid writer who deals directly in her art with such past traumas as being raised in a strict Pentecostal household, abusing drugs and alcohol before being diagnosed with bipolar disorder, surviving a gang rape at 17, and being molested repeatedly by her father as a child. "It's important for me to be completely and totally open," Lambert says.

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Concert Tickets for Sale at Amoeba Hollywood September 2014

Posted by Amoebite, September 1, 2014 01:33pm | Post a Comment

Concert Tix for sale at AmoebaAmoeba Hollywood regularly sells tickets to local shows, with the added bonus of charging low service fees (if you are into saving money and who isn't really?).

All tickets can be purchased at the registers (while supplies last) for a $2 service fee. We take cash and credit cards for all ticket sales. Store credit and coupons cannot be applied to ticket sales. Limit 4 tickets per person. 

Please note that on the day of the show, we will stop selling tickets for that show at 5pm.

Tickets are limited, so please call first to make sure they are available: 323-245-6400.
 

JUST ADDED SHOWS:

Wonder-Full LA9

Wonder-Full LA 9 (21+)
Echoplex
September 13

Moon Block Party

Moon Block Party
Pomona Fairplex
October 18

 

Here is a full list of tickets we currently have for sale at Amoeba Hollywood:

Show Name Venue Show Date Ticket Price
(fee not included)
The Afghan Whigs Fonda Theatre 10/25/2014 $35.00
American Football (4 Ticket Limit) Fonda Theatre 12/13/2014 $25.00
Asgeir  El Rey 10/17/2014 $15.00
Blonde Redhead Fonda Theatre 11/12/2014 $25.00
Blue October  Fonda Theatre 12/06/2014 $32.50
Boy & Bear  Fonda Theatre 10/06/2014 $20.00
Broods (CANCELED) El Rey 10/02/2014 $18.00
Buzzcocks  Fonda Theatre 09/17/2014 $25.00
Aaron Carter El Rey 12/13/2014 $20.00
Clean Bandit El Rey 09/30/2014 $20.00
Com Truise El Rey 10/04/2014 $22.00
Dan + Shay  El Rey 10/02/2014 $20.00
Dark Star Orchestra Fonda Theatre 09/26/2014 $30.00
De La Tierra  (CANCELED) Fonda Theatre 08/31/2014 $35.00
Delta Spirit  El Rey 10/30/2014 $20.00
Mac Demarco Fonda Theatre 11/09 & 11/10 $35.00
Depeche Mode Convention Avalon Hollywood 11/09/2014 $20.00
Digitalism  El Rey 11/08/2014 $22.00
Dirty Loops  Fonda Theatre 11/17/2014 $25.00
Justin Townes Earle  El Rey 10/06/2014 $22.00
EOTO El Rey 11/29/2014 $20.00
Fink El Rey 10/11/2014 $22.00
Nils Frahm El Rey 11/13/2014 $27.50
G.B.H. Fonda Theatre 09/13/2014 $19.99
Goapele El Rey 11/18/2014 $29.00
Goldfish El Rey 10/19/2014 $18.00
Kina Grannis Fonda Theatre 12/12/2014 $25.00
Noah Gundersen El Rey 11/21/2014 $17.00
Har Mar Superstar El Rey 11/15/2014 $18.00
Ryan Hemsworth Fonda Theatre 12/05/2014 $22.50
Peter Hook & the Light Fonda Theatre 11/22/2014 $22.50
Jungle Fonda Theatre 09/19/2014 $30.00
Kaytranada  El Rey 09/27/2014 $20.00
Keys N Krates El Rey 09/20/2014 $25.00
King Khan & the Shrines  El Rey 10/07/2014 $18.00
Klingande  El Rey 09/16/2014 $20.00
Kodaline Fonda Theatre 10/18/2014 $25.00
Kygo (10/10 SOLD OUT) Fonda Theatre 10/10 & 10/12 $25.00
La Roux  Fonda Theatre 09/23/2014 $30.00
Lights Fonda Theatre 11/11/2014 $22.50
Richard Marx El Rey 11/01/2014 $27.00
Andrew McMahon Fonda Theatre 10/15/2014 $30.50
Blake Mills El Rey 09/18/2014 $30.50
Minnesota El Rey 11/26/2014 $20.00
Moon Block Party
(Black Rebel Motorcycle Club,
Black Angels, Band of Skulls & more)
Pomona Fairplex 10/18/2014 $45.00
Meshell Ndegeocello El Rey 09/21/2014 $25.00
New Politics (4 Ticket Limit) Fonda Theatre 11/01/2014 $20.50
Odesza  Fonda Theatre 09/20/2014 $20.00
The Orwells Fonda Theatre 09/29/2014 $20.00
Pinback  El Rey 10/03/2014 $22.00
Owen Pallett El Rey 09/13/2014 $20.00
Pomplamoose  El Rey 10/10/2014 $20.00
Psychedelic Furs/Lemonheads  Fonda Theatre 11/05/2014 $35.00
RAC Fonda Theatre 11/14/2014 $25.00
The Raveonettes El Rey 09/24/2014 $27.00
The Rentals  Fonda Theatre 09/05/2014 $25.00
Rubblebucket  El Rey 10/16/2014 $17.00
Rufus du Sol  Fonda Theatre 10/23/2014 $20.00
Katey Sagal  El Rey 09/12/2014 $25.00
Savant El Rey 10/31/2014 $20.00
Smallpools & Magic Man  Fonda Theatre 11/19/2014 $20.00
St. Lucia  (4 Ticket Limit) Fonda Theatre 10/17/2014 $22.49
Shovels & Rope El Rey 11/07/2014 $22.00
Simian Mobile Disco  El Rey 09/25/2014 $22.00
Sir Sly & Wolf Gang  El Rey 09/29/2014 $20.00
Slackers El Rey 10/18/2014 $20.00
Sohn El Rey 11/14/2014 $20.00
Sound Remedy El Rey 12/12/2014 $18.00
Stiff Little Fingers  El Rey 09/03/2014 $25.00
Stromae (2 Ticket Limit) Fonda Theatre 10/04 & 10/05 $27.50
Sun Kil Moon Fonda Theatre 10/09/2014 $25.00
Temples  Fonda Theatre 09/25/2014 $22.50
There is Only Now (21+)
(Souls of Mischief, Pharcyde)
Mayan Theatre 09/04/2014 $25.00
Timeflies Fonda Theatre 10/29/2014 $27.50
Toad the Wet Sprocket Fonda Theatre 11/21/2014 $37.50
TOKiMONSTA El Rey 09/19/2014 $20.00
Trampled by Turtles Fonda Theatre 10/24/2014 $25.00
Trigger Hippy El Rey 10/01/2014 $20.00
Trust  Fonda Theatre 09/27/2014 $20.00
Twin Shadow (POSTPONED) Fonda Theatre 10/08/2014 $27.50
Underachievers Fonda Theatre 11/06/2014 $22.50
Vance Joy  Fonda Theatre 11/28/2014 $22.50
The War on Drugs Fonda Theatre 10/02 & 10/03 $26.00
Gerard Way Fonda Theatre 10/14/2014 $35.00
We Were Promised Jetpacks Fonda Theatre 11/07/2014 $19.99
White Denim Fonda Theatre 10/21/2014 $22.50
Wild Feathers El Rey 10/29/2014 $21.00
Wildcat! Wildcat! El Rey 10/21/2014 $20.00
Wonder-Full LA 9 (21+)
(Stevie Wonder Tribute
with DJ Spinna & Monalisa)
Echoplex 09/13/2014 $15.00
Yelle Fonda Theatre 10/31/2014 $27.50
Zola Jesus  El Rey 10/09/2014 $26.00

 

Music History Monday: September 1

Posted by Jeff Harris, September 1, 2014 10:34am | Post a Comment

To read more Behind The Grooves, go to http://behindthegrooves.tumblr.com.

Born on this day: September 1, 1944 - R&B vocal legend Archie Bell (born Archie Lee Bell in Henderson, TX). Happy 70th Birthday, Archie!
 

 

Born on this day: September 1, 1946 - Singer, songwriter, producer, and musician Barry Gibb (born Barry Alan Crompton Gibb in Douglas, Isle Of Man, UK). Happy 68th Birthday, Barry!
 


On this day in music history: September 1, 1887 - German American inventor Emile Berliner files for a patent with the US Patent Office for the Gramophone, beating Thomas Edison to the punch. Berliner's invention will use flat discs rather than wax cylinders used by Edison's machine. One of the other major issues Edison's phonograph is consistent playback speed. While Berliner is developing the gramophone, he will enlist the help of engineer Eldridge Johnson who will design a low cost, clock-work spring-wound motor that spins the disc at a consistent speed. With a group of investors backing them, Berliner will start the Berliner Gramophone Company in 1895. By 1901, Berliner and Johnson will establish the Victor Talking Machine Company (later known as RCA Victor), marking the beginning of the modern music industry.
 

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Hiero Day 2014 Artists Preview

Posted by Billyjam, August 31, 2014 11:20pm | Post a Comment
 
 

Hiero Day 2014 -- happening Monday, September 1st in Oakland in the blocks surrounding 95 Linden Street (Linden Street Brewery) -- may only be in its third year, but this ambitious, annual, refreshingly non-mainstream, all-ages East Bay hip-hop festival has quickly become the best Bay Area hip-hop festival of the year. Hiero Day features the extended Hieroglyphics hip-hop collective along with a slew of equally talented hip-hop friends (mostly Bay and Cali hip-hop acts) performing on three different stages throughout the day.   I attended last year's Hiero Day and was so impressed with how fun and how peaceful this musically rich event was!

Hiero Day is free and all-ages with a truly indie feeling, and no nasty corporate overtones. In fact it is more like an expanded modern day continuation of the Living Legends' Unsigned & Hella Broke jams back in the day. Fittingly, Mystik Journeymen are among those on the bill at Hiero Day 2014 - a day that will attract hip-hop appreciative fans in the thousands to enjoy great music, a variety of tasty food trucks, tables selling cool hip-hop clothing, a skate contest, and (for vinyl fiends and crate diggers) the beat swap meet.

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