Promotion, Hollywood Style

Posted by Amoebite, July 9, 2010 04:30pm | Post a Comment
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The Expendables Bus Stop Advertisement.
Some of my friends complain about the advertisement overload that comes with living in Hollywood but I sorta enjoy it. You get to see all sorts of weird promotional movie hijinks around town. With all the money film studios blow on over the top promotional crap, I'm just as awestruck when I see a them release something half-heartedly. The bus stop poster showing up all around town for The Expendables is a great example of this. For a film that I've been looking forward to since it was announced, I was totally bummed to see that they allowed such a green designer to finish it. Really? This was approved? Bruce Willis' face looks like a roadmap! And Mickey Rourke looks... nevermind.

The End of the Vader Project

Posted by Amoebite, July 9, 2010 01:13pm | Post a Comment
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The Melvins
Everything & Nothing

I have a really hard time bringing myself to call a show of customized Darth Vader helmets "art." But my nostalgic side persuaded me to check out the final auction of The Vader Project anyway. Among the music related artists I was surprised to see participating...

  • Estevan Orioi - Best known for his album covers for artists ranging from Snoop Dogg to Cypress Hill.
  • The Melvins -  who killed it at their 2008 Amoeba Music Hollywood instore.
  • Frank Kozik - The 90s famed poster artist and occasional album jacket whiz.
  • Derek Hess - Indie/Hardcore concert poster and album cover artist.
Notice any others?? Let us know in the comments below!
L.A. Darth Vader
Frank Kozik
Rust Vader
HessDerek Hess
Cherub Troopers of Death

Radiohead's Phil Selway's Solo Album!

Posted by Amoebite, July 6, 2010 10:36am | Post a Comment
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drummer Phil Selway, like fellow bandmates Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood before him, has announced he is working on his own solo career! His new album Famililal will come out August 31 here in the States on Nonesuch.

You can download a track called "By Some Miracle" by visiting his website here and listen below:

"By Some Miracle" by Philip Selway

Looks like he'll be touring Europe for August and September, but let's cross our fingers for some Stateside shows in the late fall.

familial phil selway

Vinyl in the Woods!

Posted by Amoebite, July 1, 2010 03:19pm | Post a Comment
Big Sur has always been hipper than hip, let's face it -- and on Saturday, July 3, even though it's hard to believe, the tiny town is gonna take its hip-ness to new heights with an amazing event called Vinyl in the Woods!
vinyl in the woods

Intriguing, right? It's going to be a HUGE, all-day vinyl fair with DJs, live music, food, drinks, super secret movie screenings and tons o' fun, all at the Henry Miller Library!

Vinyl, you say? It goes without saying that we, the people of Amoeba, will be there, manning and womanning a booth. Please come say hi!

Aside from all the live entertainment and booths, if you are up for the challenge, there will be "Open Turntable" sessions where you, with your favorite record(s) in hand, can step up on the stage and blow people's minds with whatever jam(s) you choose!

And is anyone surprised that the always-amazing ((Folkyeah)) is majorly involved in putting on this event? It's sure to be one of the highlights of this California summer! See you there, and please click here for all the details!

What's In Canada's Bag, Eh?

Posted by Amoebite, July 1, 2010 12:54pm | Post a Comment
What's In Canada's Bag? Our friends to the north have never been strangers, but you never know who is going to walk through the door at Amoeba Music. On this glorious Canada Day, let's take a look back at a few of our favorite Canuck visitors.
Maybe if we're lucky, next year we'll find out What's in the Bag of Neil Young, Bryan Adams, Zit Remedy or hip-hop rapper Snow.

Robb Reiner - Anvil Drummer

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