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New "What's In My Bag?" Episode With Jennifer Herrema & Black Bananas!

Posted by Amoebite, March 19, 2014 12:36pm | Post a Comment

Jennifer Herrema is best known for her role in alternative rock band Royal Trux. From 1987 until their breakup in 2001, Herrema and her then partner/bandmate, Neil Hagerty, broke out of the underground and into rock & roll mainstream.  With 13 official releases (including two on Virgin Records), Royal Trux built a solid foundation for future projects to blossom. Fast forward to 2004, Herrema is pumping out the jams with her band, RTX (Rad Times Express), somewhat a continuation of the previous Royal Trux trend. RTX went on to release three studio albums, and changed their name to Black Bananas on their fourth release, Rad Times Express IV (Drag City, 2012). Subsequently, their fourth release acted as the debut under the Black Bananas name.

Jennifer Herrema and her Black Bananas bandmate Kurt Midness stopped by Amoeba Hollywood for another cool episode of "What's In My Bag?" Some might be surprised to know that Jennifer and Kurt get down with hip hop! They pick up a vinyl copy of Dr. Dre's Chronic 2001 and also grab a copy of 2 Live Crew's Greatest Hits. Those two records alone pack enough bass to blow your speakers! They also dig up a cool copy of the Blade Runner soundtrack on 180 gram vinyl. Check out the full episode to see all of their picks and stay tuned for a new album from Black Bananas scheduled to release in June 2014.

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New "What's In My Bag?" Episode With Sky Ferreira

Posted by Amoebite, March 12, 2014 05:54pm | Post a Comment
Sky Ferreira

Sky Ferreira is quickly becoming pop culture's it girl. Ferreira can be seen on the silver screen flexing her acting chops, showing off her modeling skills on runways and in print, or you can catch Sky rocking arenas opening up for the Miley Cyrus Bangerz tour. The girl does it all. At just 21 years of age, Sky Ferreira is on her way up the super stardom ladder. A quick Google search will yield pictures of her next to celebrities like Kanye West and Frank Ocean. Her debut full-length album, Night Time, My Time (Capitol), peaked at #15 on Billboard's US Digital Albums Chart and is available now in our stores and at Amoeba.com.

Sky Ferreira

Sky Ferreira recently performed at Amoeba Hollywood in support of Night Time, My Time, and stuck around for a little shopping. She hung out with our camera crew and shared her findings for another awesome episode of What's in My Bag?. Sky starts things off with the 1996 drama, Freeway, telling the story of being a kid and watching a rented VHS copy when her mom wasn't looking! She also picks up Angel Olsen's latest album, Burn Your Fire For No Witness, on vinyl and talks about the classic folk record, Parallelograms, by Linda Perhacs. See which electronica artist Sky is a big fan of and check out the giant sized poster she finds. Very cool stuff!

New "What's In My Bag?" Episode With Danny Tamberelli

Posted by Amoebite, March 5, 2014 06:15pm | Post a Comment
Danny T

Danny Tamberelli is one of the few child actors to successfully make the transition from pre-teen stardom to adjusted adult. In the '90s, Tamberelli starred on Nickelodeon's hit TV series, The Adventures of Pete & Pete, which dipicted two brothers, both named Pete, who found themselves in unpredictable situations. Tamberelli played "Little Pete," the rebellious younger brother who often insulted people and made brash decisions. The show and character were a hit, turning Tamberelli into a child celebrity who rubbed elbows with future A-listers in the making. 

Tamberelli recently visited Amoeba Hollywood for some record digging. These days, in addition to hosting The Adventures of Danny & Mike podcast Tamberelli is also the bass player and singer in the band Jounce. In our latest "What's In My Bag?" episode, Tamberelli finds some great albums, including classic So Cal punk, soul and rock albums. First off, he digs up a copy of the Angry Samoans' The Unboxed Set. He follows that up with What Makes A Man Start Fires? by the Minutemen. Tamberelli was happy to find a rare vinyl pressing of Brian Eno & David Byrne's My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts to which he says, "I go into a lot of record stores and I ask them if they have this copy and I should have just come here all along."

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Recap: March Charity Auction at Amoeba Hollywood to Benefit New Orleans

Posted by Amoebite, March 5, 2014 11:51am | Post a Comment
Brently Heilbron at Amoeba Hollywood charity auction

Amoeba Hollywood was the place to be on a rainy Los Angeles afternoon in March. Our pal, Brently Heilbron, made for the most hilarious stream-of-pop-consciousness hour ever! And it was all for a cause that has special meaning to us as we were raising money for two New Orleans charities.

tiptina's and NOMAF logosOur March charity auction benefitted the ongoing work still needed in New Orleans via two amazing organizations, Tipitina's Foundation and the New Orleans Musicians Assistance Foundation (NOMAF). Their services grew even more vital out of the damage done during Hurricane Katrina and they both continue to do great work with and for the musicians in New Orleans. The rich musical and cultural heritage of New Orleans is a unique part of the core of American music--from Jazz to Rock and Roll; from Country to Hip-Hop. We encourage you to learn more about what they do and the musicians they've helped. 

Mr. Heilbron, the original host (and originator) of our charity auctions, made a triumphant return appearance at our auction on Saturday, March 1, sending the rain-drenched onlookers into peels of laughter with his random delightful musings. Musings about such things as the political and social impact of the greatest movie of all time (Goonies) and the best band of all time (Spin Doctors) and everything in between. His encyclopedic knowledge of music and pop culture made for grins and giggles as he regaled the crowd and hyped up a slew of wonderful items. The crowd ate it up!

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Concert Tickets for Sale at Amoeba Hollywood March 2014

Posted by Amoebite, March 4, 2014 04:02pm | Post a Comment

Concert Tix for sale at AmoebaAmoeba Hollywood regularly sells tickets to local shows, with the added bonus of charging low service fees (if you are into saving money and who isn't really?).

All tickets can be purchased at the registers (while supplies last) for a $2 service fee. We take cash and credit cards for all ticket sales. Store credit and coupons cannot be applied to ticket sales. Limit 4 tickets per person.

Please note that on the day of the show, we will stop selling tickets for that show at 5pm.

If you have a question about whether we've sold out of a specific show, please call the store at 323-245-6400.
 

JUST ADDED SHOWS:

Ty Dolla $ign

Ty Dolla $ign
El Rey Theatre
May 22

Peter Hook & the Light

Peter Hook & the Light
The Fonda Theatre
November 22

 

Here is a full list of tickets we currently have for sale at Amoeba Hollywood:

Show Name Venue Show Date Ticket Price
(fee not included)
Black Label Society Fonda Theatre 06/07/2014 $35.00
Black Lips El Rey 03/21/2014 $22.00
Charles Bradley Fonda Theatre 05/17/2014 $25.00
Dan Croll El Rey 04/04/2014 $18.00
Danny Brown El Rey 05/03/2014 $24.00
Daley El Rey 04/23/2014 $21.00
Dark Star Orchestra El Rey 04/05/2014 $30.00
Deafheaven El Rey 04/25/2014 $20.00
Mac Demarco Fonda Theatre 07/11/2014 $20.50
Desert Daze Sunset Ranch Oasis 04/26/2014 $45.00
Drive-By-Truckers Fonda Theatre 04/26/2014 $25.00
First Aid Kit El Rey 05/28/2014 $27.00
Galactic El Rey 03/30/2014 $32.00
Galantis El Rey 05/02/2014 $30.00
Gesaffelstein Fonda Theatre 05/23/2014 $32.00
Ghost (SOLD OUT) Fonda Theatre 04/27/2014 $25.00
Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger El Rey 05/17/2014 $17.00
Goblin Fonda Theatre 05/03/2014 $25.00
Goldroom El Rey 05/31/2014 $17.00
Johnny Hallyday Fonda Theatre 04/24/2014 $77.50
Peter Hook & the Light Fonda Theatre 11/22/2014 $22.50
Hopsin El Rey 03/22/2014 $25.00
Jezabels El Rey 03/26/2014 $17.00
Kap Slap El Rey 05/10/2014 $19.00
Hamilton Leithauser El Rey 05/06/2014 $25.00
Liars Fonda Theatre 05/27/2014 $20.00
London Grammar  (SOLD OUT) El Rey 03/25/2014 $22.00
Luscious Jackson El Rey 05/30/2014 $30.00
Stephen Malkmus El Rey 03/28/2014 $25.00
Mavericks  Fonda Theatre 04/03/2014 $35.00
Metronomy Fonda Theatre 06/17/2014 $25.00
Notwist Fonda Theatre 06/15/2014 $26.50
OverDoz El Rey 03/23/2014 $22.00
Petty Fest Los Angeles El Rey 04/03/2014 $20.00
RAC (SOLD OUT) El Rey 04/15/2014 $25.00
Chuck Ragan Fonda Theatre 05/09/2014 $22.50
Self El Rey 08/01/2014 $22.00
Slaughterhouse El Rey 04/10/2014 $25.00
Smiths/Morrissey Convention Avalon 03/30/2014 $25.00
Strypes El Rey 03/31/2014 $20.00
Yann Tiersen Fonda Theatre 06/20/2014 $25.00
Trentemoller Fonda Theatre 04/05/2014 $27.50
Ty Dolla $ign El Rey 05/22/2014 $20.00
Tycho (SOLD OUT) Fonda Theatre 05/08/2014 $20.00
Sharon Van Etten El Rey 06/28/2014 $20.00
Suzanne Vega El Rey 05/24/2014 $32.00
VNV Nation The Mayan 04/03/2014 $25.00
Cassandra Wilson Fonda Theatre 05/10/2014 $57.50

 

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