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Win "Miss Sharon Jones!" Documentary Prize Pack & Screening Tickets

Posted by Amoebite, July 25, 2016 07:38pm | Post a Comment

Miss Sharon Jones

Amoeba in partnership with Landmark Nuart presents a special opening night late-show screening of the new documentary Miss Sharon Jones! with an in-person introduction from the amazing Sharon Jones at the Landmark NuArt in Los Angeles on Friday, August 5th. The film features Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings and is directed by two-time Academy Award-Winner Barbara Kopple. This triumphant crowd-pleaser captures Sharon Jones during the most intense and courageous year of her life, as she battles back from a life-threatening illness to get back to where she belongs – center stage.

Miss Sharon Jones! opens in San Francisco and Berkeley on Friday, August 12th. Stay tuned to Amoeba’s Twitter and Instagram accounts for your chance to win a prize pack and tickets to see the film!

Buy tickets to the Los Angeles screening HERE!

Miss Sharon Jones



New "What's in My Bag?" Episode with Band of Horses

Posted by Amoebite, July 25, 2016 06:26pm | Post a Comment

Band of Horses Ameoba Music What's In My Bag?

Let it be known that South Carolina rockers Band of Horses are a very well read bunch of guys. Before their recent performance at Amoeba Hollywood the group scoured the store for records, movies, and a healthy selection of books, including the think piece, Fuck That: An Honest Meditation. "You know, just stuff that you would read on the toilet," says bassist Bill Reynolds. Reynolds also picked up autobiographies by two of his favorite bassists, Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead and Duff McKagen of Guns N' Roses. Drummer Creighton Barrett found a copy of Sounds Of Two Eyes Opening, a photo book of Southern California surf/skate/punk culture, and lead guitarist Tyler Ramsey grabbed The Record Store of the Mind by Tompkins Square Records owner Josh Rosenthal. But it wasn't all books (for the loo or otherwise) with the band. They also found an incredible collection of records and rock documentaries.

Band of Horses formed in 2004 after the dissolution of vocalist/guitarist Ben Bridwell's previous band, Carissa's Wierd. Early on in their career, the band opened for Iron & Wine in their then-hometown of Seattle, drawing the attention of Sub Pop, who would release Band of Horses' 2006 full-length debut, Band of Horses Why Are You OKEverything All the Time. For the band's follow-up, Cease to Begin, Bridwell and the others relocated to South Carolina. The group's international profile began to grow, with performances at the Roskilde, Glastonbury, and T in the Park festivals.

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Interview with Green Ova South’s Squadda B

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, July 25, 2016 05:38pm | Post a Comment

Green Ova South-- By doubleay

Green Ova South is the one of freshest Hip-hop groups to kick down the door into the rap game in 2016. The release of their debut album, Kome Ride with Us, is incomparable to any project currently circulating in Hip-hop music. Their roster consists of Oakland’s Squadda B (Charles Glover) who many know as 1/2 of the duo Main Attrakionz, the seasoned Arkansas spitter Pepperboy (Jerry Davie), and the Blue Sky Black Death producer Ian Taggart (FKA Young God, Rev. Left).

The group’s unusual formation is something like a fantasy team. To clarify the significance of Green Ova’s grouping, each member’s independent works are impressive to say the least. Main Attrakionz' numerous projects helped pave the path leading the development of the cloud rap sub-genre and was featured by request on A$AP Rocky’s first, Live Love A$AP mixtape. Little Rock, Arkansas’ Pepperboy, who was recently awarded 2016’s Best Out-Of-Town Artist to Make the East Bay his Adopted Home by the East Bay Express, has been featured on SPIN Magazine, The Fader, Mishka NYC, Def Jam France, and more due to his substantial discography stacked with releases that every underground Hip-hop connoisseur should have heard by now. The final element in the trifecta, producer Ian Taggart’s duo Blue Sky Black Death, has made progressive strides in contemporary Hip-hop production. Taggart’s production style constructs the atmospheric sound that allows Squadda B and Pepperboy to float through Green Ova South’s Kome Ride with Us (KRWU).

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The GRAMMY Museum Presents The Drop: Rich Robinson, August 29

Posted by Amoebite, July 24, 2016 05:31pm | Post a Comment
Rich Robinson

Rich Robinson, Flux

Join Rich Robinson, formerly of The Black Crowes, live at the Clive Davis Theater in downtown Los Angeles at The GRAMMY Museum’s The Drop for an intimate conversation surrounding his new album, Flux, and a special performance on August 29th! Tickets are $20 and will be available HERE starting July 28th.

Before Robinson made it official in 2015 that The Black Crowes, which he and his brother Chris had founded some 25 years ago, were calling it quits, he had already been issuing his own projects for more than a decade. On his own, Robinson explored and nurtured his talents as a songwriter, guitarist, and lead vocalist. His latest album Flux is his most accomplished solo album to date, featuring 13 new songs that draw deeply on his diverse roots and showcases a rich variety of tempos, tones, and guitar tuning.

NightLife at SF's California Academy of Sciences: Outside Lands Pre-Party with Låpsley, August 4

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, July 24, 2016 04:40pm | Post a Comment

NightLife at California Academy of Science

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Låpsley

San Francisco's California Academy of Sciences continues to reinvent Thursday nights as their NightLife summer music series returns. Inspired by science and powered by sound, the Academy transforms itself into an oasis of music and art one night a month for NightLife LIVE 2016.

On Thursday, August 4th, join us at Nightlife for an Outside Lands Pre-Party with live performances by UK songstress Låpsley and local SF producer Brogan Bentley.

In between sets enjoy this month’s featured art gallery, ArtSpan, plus LED artists Nick Leidecker, Bryan Sullivan with The Aurora Range, Romy Randev and his two large scale glass panels back-lit with color-changing LEDs, and Marina Berlin's two large scale wire sculptures. You can also shop local vendor booths at the Academy that night. Browse used vinyl at the Amoeba Music pop-up shop! We'll be bringing loads of quality used vinyl so prepare to go crate digging.

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