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DJ AM Memorial Record Sale

Posted by Amoebite, November 4, 2010 05:17pm | Post a Comment

by Jon Lui

I met AM sometime in the late 90's. He was probably
already hooked up with Crazy Town, but I knew him in the context of a straight up hip hop dj, looking to battle another local for the use of the moniker he was going by back thedj amn and homies with underground cats like the High & Mighty.

Down through the years, as his star & skills ascended, he maintained his core character (which was probably the catalyst & determinant for his
success) and his passions, whether they were digging for the rarest vintage limited edition kicks, rocking any style of party with every style of sound, or using his hard-won wisdom to help out those still caught up in it.

On November 12th to 14th from 12 to 8 pm, at the Cobrashop (at Hollywood & Highland, 4th floor), AM's legacy will keep on serving the need & the needy. The DJ AM Memorial Foundation will be selling his record collection, all 12,000 or so pieces. All proceeds go to the DJ AM Memorial Foundation. Its mission statement:

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Celebrate Amoeba's 20th Anniversary! Part 1 - Testimonials

Posted by Amoebite, November 2, 2010 03:23pm | Post a Comment

Twenty years ago this month, Amoeba Berkeley opened its doors and we began this mystical journey that continues and has spread over the years to San Francisco, Hollywood and around the world! For the next few weeks, we will be celebrating here on the blog with various posts -- an interview with one of the store's owners, Marc, about opening Amoeba; pics of the Berkeley store while it was still under construction and in its first year; special top 10 lists from the employees who have been with us the longest; highlights of some of our most memorable instores; and today, we kick things off with testimonials from various fabulous customers -- including Adam from Doseone, Good Word of BPos, Yoni Wolf from Why? and more!

Read on and check back for more additions over the next few weeks! To get info about the Anniversary Events scheduled at the Berkeley store on Nov 13 & 14 with DJs, live performances from Foxtails Brigade, and Lyrics Born and prize giveaways, click here! You can also get involved by entering our contest -- share your own Amoeba story for a chance to win a shopping spree and more! Read about it here. You can also read Part 2 of this Anniversary series, an interview with co-owner Marc Weinstein about getting the Berkeley store up and running, what Amoeba means to him and more right here!
 

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Yoni Wolf of Why?

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Genesis P-Orridge Calls Throbbing Gristle Quits

Posted by Amoebite, November 2, 2010 12:06pm | Post a Comment
Legendary cult band Throbbing Gristle lost a key member when Genesis P-Orridge sent out a round of emails recently, quitting the band.

throbbing gristle

As a result, according to the band's website, "Cosey, Sleazy & Chris have concluded that once more, and for the time being, Throbbing Gristle has Ceased to Exist, at least as a live entity."

This is the second time the band has folded. It first formed in 1975 in England, and gained a reputation for challenging and disturbing audience members at their live shows. Thobbing Gristle broke up the first time in 1981, after a final show at Kezar Pavillion (right next to Amoeba SF's future site!). They came back together to successful reunion shows and recording in 2004, which they continued until last week.

The remaining members have regrouped as X-TG and will be performing live in Europe this week. It appears they intend to continue in this fashion from now on.

Feist Documentary To Be Released on DVD December 7th

Posted by Amoebite, October 29, 2010 01:07pm | Post a Comment
feist look at what the light did now

Sure to be a popular seller at Amoeba this winter, the Feist documentary Look at What the Light Did Now will be released on DVD December 7th and it will come with a 13-track bonus CD. Like any good DVD, there will be extras as well, stuff not included in the film's theatrical release -- unseen footage, music videos, a collection of short films and more! In the meantime, you can still catch screenings of the film in Berkeley and around the world.

Watch Feist perform the title track with its original (in all ways) author, Kyle Field, aka Little Wings:



and here's the film's trailer:

Remix Philip Selway Track and Win $500

Posted by Amoebite, October 22, 2010 04:00pm | Post a Comment
Radiohead's Philip Selway has just released a solo album, Familial, and now he's having a remix competition where you can win $500 and signed copies of the record, among other things! All you have to do is create your own remix of the track "Beyond Reason." If you want in, check out all the details here.

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