Urban Legends Public Art Exhibition and Live Auction in LA, 4/27 - 5/26

Posted by Amoebite, April 12, 2012 05:37pm | Post a Comment
Urban Legends Public Art Exhibition

The Urban Legends Public Art Exhibition (4/27- 5/26 at LA Mart Design Center) is a first-of-its-kind show celebrating 45 years of global public art from the mid-1960s through today! Illustrating how this
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movement has affected and uplifted urban life through the vibrancy of color and large-scale sociopolitical works of art, the show is inclusive of all global communities and highlights artists from the U.S., Europe, Africa, Mexico, and more.

The exhibition features works for sale and auction, and two fun-filled opening events to kickstart the run of the show:

Friday, 4/27: VIP Preview, Exhibition Opening and Auction
Press and VIP Preview: 6:00pm -7:30pm
Exhibition Opening: 8:00pm-11:00pm

Saturday, 4/28: PUBLIC Exhibition Opening
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Public Opening Night Highlights:
- Select artists in attendance
- Preview of all works for sale
- DJ’s
- Food trucks

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Record Store Day 2012 Releases

Posted by Amoebite, April 12, 2012 01:30pm | Post a Comment
Record Store Day 2012

Record Store Day is just around the corner! View the full list of the day's events for all three stores. The list of exclusive RSD titles just for indie record stores is pretty big, so we wanted to highlight some of them and give you the chance to view/print the entire list (PDF) so you can be prepared on April 21, 2012. Just a heads up that the stock may differ between the three stores. 

Amoeba Hollywood
We will hold exclusive RSD releases behind our front counters. Line for RSD titles will form on Ivar no earlier than 8 a.m. on Saturday. Product is limited to stock on hand and available on a first come, first served basis. Limit one per title per customer. Store opens at 10:30 a.m and there is no wait to enter for the store's festivities.

Huge Turntable Sale at Amoeba Hollywood! All turntables in stock 20-40% off!
April 20-22 only. Limited to stock on hand.

All headphones and lamps are 20% off (4/21 only)!

Amoeba San Francisco & Berkeley
We will feature exclusive RSD releases on our sales floor. Product is limited to stock on hand and available to customers on a first come, first served basis. Limit one per title per customer. Stores open at 10:30 a.m.

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Recap: April Charity Auction with Bob Odenkirk

Posted by Amoebite, April 9, 2012 04:29pm | Post a Comment

Bob Odenkirk at Amoeba HollywoodWe had another great auction on Saturday, April 7 at Amoeba Hollywood hosted by the hilarious Bob Odenkirk. It was great to have him back again and he was funnier than ever in his return engagement as guest host auctioneer.

Many folks came out to support and to see Bob Odenkirk in action making something hard look really easy. A lot of folks bid on several items and it was one of the most supported auctions we have had...

With his first item up for bid (a Lana Del Rey signed 7" single) he had all of the fans and onlookers in stitches. He was on fire and drove up the bids for 826LA, an amazing organization founded by Dave Eggers and the McSweeney's crew.

Here are a few of the highlights:

  • Mr. Show DVD set - $30.00
  • Jimi Hendrix coasters - $10.00
  • Elvis Pack - $23.00 ("truth is the rumors about elvis still being alive are completely false---truth is he was NEVER alive and it has only been a string of impersonators all these years...." :)
  • Limited edition Record Store Day 45s and Bag - $30.00
  • Urban Outfitters Gift Cart - $55.00
  • McSweeney's Art Book - $65.00
  • Larry Sanders Gift Pack - $85.00
  • Ben Stiller DVD - $27.00
  • Spelling Bee Celebrity Poster (signed) - $65.00
  • Art Books - $17.00
  • Melvin Goes to Dinner DVD (directed by Odenkirk) - $37.00
  • Spelling Bee DVD - $65.00
  • Trader Joe's Gift Card and Lunchbox - $75.00
  • Breaking Bad DVD Set (signed) - $55.00
  • Sharon Van Etten 45 - $10.00
  • Michael Jackson Trading Cards Packs - $6.00
  • Amoeba VIP In-store Certficate - $50.00 for ONE and $85.00 for the other!!
  • Mayer Hawthorne Tickets - $25.00
  • Spiritualized Tickets - $36.00
  • Doctor Who DVD Set (signed) - $57.00
  • Gift Bag from the 826LA Echo Park Time Travel Store - $45.00
  • KISS Collectibles and Bag - $23.00
  • Judd Apatow Pack - $45.00
  • Cool Vintage Art Books from 826LA - $34.00

All together Bob raised more than $955.00 for a TOTAL with our matching of $1,910.00 for the 826LA group. GOOD STUFF!!!

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World Book Night at Amoeba Hollywood, 4/23 - FREE BOOKS!

Posted by Amoebite, April 9, 2012 11:55am | Post a Comment
World Book Night is a celebration of reading and books! Tens of thousands of people will share booksWorld Book Night Amoeba Music with others in their communities across America, spreading the joy and love of reading on April 23rd.

Join us at Amoeba Hollywood as we will distribute FREE copies of Maya Angelou I know why the Caged Bird Sings World Book Night Amoebathe Maya Angelou classic I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, beginning at 10:30am. Just ask for your copy at the info counter on the main floor. Quantities will be limited, so it's first come, first served. 

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words that can make the world right. Maya Angelou’s first memoir, published in 1969 is a modern American classic beloved worldwide.

Additionally, April 23 is UNESCO’s World Book Day, chosen due to the anniversary of Cervantes’ death, as well as Shakespeare’s birth and death. A worthy date indeed.

David Lynch Releases New Self-Directed Video for "Crazy Clown Time"

Posted by Amoebite, April 6, 2012 12:44pm | Post a Comment
David LynchThis week David Lynch released his self-directed music video for "Crazy Clown Time," the title track from his first solo album. Lynch describes the setting for the video as “an intense psychotic backyard craziness, fueled by beer" which is a pretty perfect summation. With the mood set, Lynch's sing-speak twang provides the narration for the events unfolding in the video.

Crazy Clown Time, released in November 2011 on Play It Again Sam, was recorded over a period of several months at Lynch's personal studio near Mulholland Drive with engineer and collaborator Dean Hurley. As you might expect from the director of Erasherhead, Mulholland Drive and Twin Peaks,  his music - much like his video for "Crazy Clown Time" - is echoey, weird, repetitive, foreboding, hypnotic, and fascinating.

Watch David Lynch's video for his single "Crazy Clown Time":

Watch our interview with Mr. Lynch when he visited Amoeba Hollywood in 2008 for the release of David Lynch The Lime Green Set DVD box set:
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