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Essential Records: 'Electric Ladyland' by The Jimi Hendrix Experience

Posted by Amoebite, June 13, 2016 04:24pm | Post a Comment

Essential Records Electric Ladyland Jimi Hendrix

Somewhere between the murky, secluded sixth and seventh grades, I saw a TV spot for an upcoming magic special in which a then unknown young man performed a card trick straight towards the camera. Not only did he know what card I had seen in his deck but he changed another card into that same card right before my eyes. The young man's name was David Blaine, and the special was called Street Magic. By now we're probably all familiar with David Blaine, and his deadpan style of magic and physical feats, but something that people probably don't remember about his first couple of TV specials is how great the music was. Let me tell ya, it was really good. My oncoming obsession with the David Blaine specials (I recorded them live on VHS, and watched them over and over again) was also my introduction to Dr. John, Sly & The Family Stone, Innervisions-era Stevie Wonder, and, most importantly, Jimi Hendrix.

Sure, I had heard Hendrix before; I vaguely knew "Purple Haze" and "Foxey Lady," and I knew he was considered a legend; but it wasn't until I watched David Blaine walking out of a tunnel in New York City to the wah-wah-ed intro to "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)" that I really heard Jimi Hendrix. Now I'm sure to those folks who were musically aware pre-Street Magic this introduction might not garner major record store cred, but to my twelve-year-old self, this combination of sound and image was monumentally cool.

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Sidewalk Sale at Amoeba Hollywood Saturday, June 18

Posted by Amoebite, June 13, 2016 01:11pm | Post a Comment

sidewalk sale at Amoeba Hollywood

We're having a Sidewalk Sale at Amoeba Hollywood this Saturday, June 18, from 12pm - 4pm, right outside the store. This time around, our prices are even lower! We'll have huge bargains on the following:

  • DVD box sets: $5 each or 2 for $8
  • DVDs: $2 each or 3 for $5
  • Blu-ray: $4 each or 3 for $10
  • CDs: buy 1 get 1 [of equal or lesser value] free
  • Freshly stocked 45s for $1 each
  • Magazines, books & comics 3 for $1
  • $1 LPs plus great deals on posters, toys & collectibles

Our friends at Hubert's Lemonade will also be here with free lemonade for our thirsty customers. Come out and treat yourself to some inexpensive new movies and music from Amoeba!

All sidewalk sale items are aggressively sale priced. Therefore, we do not accept store credits, gift certificates, coupons or other offered store sales for any sidewalk sale items. Additionally, we cannot offer customer holds or mail order. All sales are final.

Hubert's Lemonade

Watch Lucius Perform Live at Amoeba Hollywood

Posted by Amoebite, June 10, 2016 04:44pm | Post a Comment

Lucius Live at Amoeba Hollywood

Brooklyn indie pop band Lucius stopped by Amoeba Hollywood this past March for a performance featuring sweetly lilting harmonies, soulful country rock guitar and sparse, but effective percussion. Immediately recognizable by their ultra fashionable identical style, frontwomen Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig commanded the stage with a quiet intensity, letting their well-crafted melodies do the talking Lucius Good Grief Amoeba Musicwhile drummer Dan Molad kept time and guitar players Peter Lalish and Andrew Burri contributed some light Americana vibes.

The day after their set, the band's third full-length, Good Grief, came out via Mom + Pop Music, so this was an exciting moment for fans looking forward to new material. A rapt crowd gathered for doo wop-inspired set opener "Turn It Around" before the group slowed things down with the minimalist, moving "Go Home." Lucius closed out their set with "Dusty Trails," a low-key heartbreaker about lost chances and going home. Check out the full performance in the video below.

Lucius - Live at Amoeba Hollywood
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Radiohead Early Sale + Listening Party at Amoeba Hollywood June 16

Posted by Amoebite, June 10, 2016 04:16pm | Post a Comment

Radiohead Early Sale + Listening Party at Amoeba Hollywood

Radiohead's new album, A Moon Shaped Pool, is finally out on CD and vinyl Friday, June 17th but we're giving you the chance to buy it early at Amoeba Hollywood's listening party! Join us on Thursday, June 16 from 8-11pm to purchase the new album, show off your Radiohead knowledge with our trivia questions, enjoy yummy treats, and take home special gifts with purchase of A Moon Shaped Pool, including buttons and posters (while supplies last).

A Moon Shaped Pool will be available for sale Thursday in-store only at Amoeba Hollywood starting at 8pm on CD, vinyl, and limited white vinyl. Please note: the white vinyl is very limited so purchases will be limited to 1 per customer and we won't do any holds or phone orders for those.

Can't make it to our early sale? You can pre-order the album on CD or vinyl online from us (and it'll ship FREE to the U.S.) or stop by on Friday, June 17th for the Radiohead streaming event at 6pm. 

Radiohead Early Sale and Listening Party at Amoeba Hollywood

"The Neon Demon" Soundtrack Signing at Amoeba Hollywood & Premiere Tickets

Posted by Amoebite, June 9, 2016 08:14pm | Post a Comment

The Neon Demon

In celebration of the release of director Nicolas Winding Refn provocative horror-thriller, The Neon Demon, and it's soundtrack, Amoeba Music brings your two exciting events.

On June 30th at 6pm, Amoeba Hollywood welcomes Nicolas Winding Refn and composer Cliff Martinez The Neon Demon Soundtrackfor a signing of The Neon Demon soundtrack. Purchase your copy on gorgeous double-vinyl or CD that day at Amoeba to attend this event. More info HERE.

Amazon Studios and Amoeba Music invite you to attend the red carpet premiere of The Neon Demon at the Arclight Cineramadome in Hollywood on June 14th at 9pm. Tickets guarantee admission and will be given out on a first come, first served basis beginning at noon on June 14th at Amoeba Hollywood (while supplies last). Please note that this is the premiere, so dress to impress!

The Neon Demon stars Elle Fanning, Jena Malone, Christina Hendricks, and Keanu Reeves, and opens in theaters on June 24. The films follows Jesse (Fanning), a starry-eyed sixteen-year-old who comes to Los Angeles with dreams of becoming a runway model. Lying about her age in order to score gigs, she struggles to claw her way up the ladder of Hollywood’s cutthroat modeling industry. Her career takes a turn when she befriends snarky makeup artist Ruby (Malone), who plugs her into the city’s nightclub scene, introducing her to Gigi and Sarah, two model friends in their early twenties who are already becoming yesterday’s news. But as Jesse’s star rises, her virgin innocence attracts jealous eyes, making her vulnerable to violence...
 

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