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Thanks to Your Generosity, We're Sending $600 to Downtown Women's Center

Posted by Amoebite, August 14, 2013 09:22pm | Post a Comment

Pancake BreakfastOn Sunday morning, August 11, hundreds of hungry Angelenos descended upon the historic Vibiana downtown for the third annual LA Weekly Pancake Breakfast! Curated by Evan Kleiman, restaurateur and host of Good Food on KCRW, attendees were treated to samples from over 20 local restaurants. Amoeba was on hand with our prize wheel, making friends, passing out our own (non-edible, I'm afraid) goodies and raising money for the Downtown Women's Center.

Amoebite Michele'le was our pro behind the prize wheel, encouraging people to win "big money" and avoid the "whammy's." For only $1 a spin, folks could win gift certificates to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, Stella Barra (the yummy new pizzeria next to Amoeba), surprise gifts and more. For a $5 donation to DWC, people received a complimentary Amoeba tote bag or t-shirt. One amazing woman even donated $25! 

Prize Wheel at the Pancake Breakfast

It wasn't just about the food on Sunday. Country singer Lynda Kay stopped by after wooing her fans with a performance, posing for a few photos and signing autographs at our booth.

Lynda Kay at the Pancake Breakfast

Pancake Breakfast

New "What's In My Bag?" Video With Aussie Singer Clairy Browne

Posted by Amoebite, August 14, 2013 05:55pm | Post a Comment

Clairy Browne just might be the new "thunder from down under." The feisty songstress fronts the 9-piece Melbourne, Australia based group, Clairy Browne & The Bangin' Rackettes. The band is known for their retro-soul sound similar to that of Fitz and the Tantrums while drawing some comparisons to the late Amy Winehouse. Backed by three female vocalists, the ladies pull off some tight harmonies a la The Supremes. The rhythm section is super tight and funky, most definitely worthy of a James Brown co-sign. And do not forget that signature baritone sax! The kid can blow! Fresh off the US release of their debut, Baby Caught The Bus (Vanguard), Clairy Browne & The Bangin' Rackettes are quickly becoming the next big thing. Be sure to catch them when their live show hits the States.

Clairy Browne stopped by Amoeba Hollywood to do a little record shopping. This is one memorable episode with a great story of Clairy's "issue with misheard lyrics." Too funny! She picks out some really cool records like neo-soul pioneer Erykah Badu's New Amerykah Part 1 and contemporary R&B crooner Frank Ocean's Channel Orange. Clairy even declares that Outkast is "like my favorite band ever."  She's got great taste in hip hop! See which '90s female rappers Clairy loves to listen to. Not only does Clairy get down with the funk and soul, but she also rocks out to some heavy metal! She digs up
Black Sabbath's seminal record, Paranoid, which is highly regarded as the band's magnum opus. Clairy Browne knows good music!

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New "What's In My Bag?" Episode With Brazilian Electro-Rock Band CSS

Posted by Amoebite, August 6, 2013 09:13pm | Post a Comment

CSS

Sao Paulo, Brazil has always had a rich history in music. Some of Brazil's most engaging musicians were spawned in Sao Paulo during the 20th century, including Os Mutantes, who helped create the Tropicalia movement of the '60s, and Samba composers Paulo Vanzolini and Adoniran Barbosa, who wrote one of Brazil's most famous Sambas (see "Trem das Onze"). A late punk and garage scene grew in the '80s while the '90s gave way to a strong drum and bass movement. Fast forward to the 21st century and CSS carries the torch as Sao Paulo's leading purveyors of  electronic-dance-rock. CSS exploded onto Brazil's burgeoning "new rave" scene in the early 2000s. Originally a six piece (5 ladies, 1 dude), CSS was one of the early bands to turn Internet fame into a full-fledged career.

Nearly a decade after they famously took their name (Cansei de Ser Sexy) from R&B diva Beyonce, after she declared she was "tired of being sexy," the women of CSS are back with their fourth album, Planta.css TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek takes on producer duties and this time around CSS deliver a more polished production. Still full of electro-pop rock angst, CSS remain fun and loud despite losing main songwriter Adriano Cintra. The album's lead single, "Hangover," is a querky synth-pop jam that carries an upbeat feel. Lovefoxxx sings, "Living in Jupiter that spot is free / Martians??/ vampires and bees /
Everyone is floating together / Everyone is partying forever." Party on CSS!

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Recap: August Charity Auction to Benefit Smile Train One of Our Most Successful Auctions

Posted by Amoebite, August 5, 2013 02:38pm | Post a Comment

Jimmy Pardo Amoeba Hollywood AuctionOn Saturday, August 3 we had the hilarious and spot-on comedic patter of Jimmy Pardo guest host our monthly charity auction at Amoeba Hollywood. Jimmy hosts the hugely popular podcast Never Not Funny and The Pardo Patrol for Conan O'Brien, plus he hosts monthly nights at the Upright Citizens Brigade. No joke---HE'S FUNNY ! Jimmy has hosted our auctions before and he came with an experienced swagger to drive those bids up and UP and UP! He managed to create some electric bidding wars on collectible items, as well as concert tickets and fun one-off toys...

This month's recipient is Smile Train, the world's leading cleft surgery organization with thousands of partners and programs operating in more than 80 countries, including some of the world's poorest and most in need. Their mission is to help the millions of children in developing countries who are suffering from unrepaired clefts. And in addition, Smile Train trains doctors and educates families. The proceeds from this month's auction will help so many children live happy and healthy lives. Lives they would otherwise not had.

Smile Train

As has been said many times before Jimmy Pardo "always finds the funny" and he certainly did on Saturday. His quips and his live, free-flowing, stream-of-consciousness improv helped us raise one of the highest amounts in our recent auction history!!

Here are a few of the highlights:

Tickets for Sale at Amoeba Hollywood in August

Posted by Amoebite, August 5, 2013 01:18pm | Post a Comment

Tickets at AmoebaAmoeba Hollywood regularly sells tickets to local shows, with the added bonus of charging low service fees (if you're 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:

Beach Ball Festival

The Beach Ball Festival
Santa Monica Pier
September 21 & 22
 

Primal Scream Fonda

Primal Scream
Fonda Theatre
October 13

 

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)
The 1975 Fonda Theatre 11/01/2013 $20.00
Active Child El Rey 11/23/2013 $19.00
Alunageorge El Rey 09/12/2013 $20.00
Anthema & Alcest El Rey 10/03/2013 $22.00
The Beach Ball Festival Santa Monica Pier 09/21 & 09/22 $20 per day or
$36 for weekend pass
Beats Antique Fonda Theatre 11/15/2013 $25.00
Blonde Redhead El Rey 09/03/2013 $25.00
Boy Fonda Theatre 10/26/2013 $20.00
Charli XCX El Rey 09/05/2013 $22.00
Cocorosie Fonda Theatre 10/29/2013 $25.00
Couer de Pirate El Rey 09/14/2013 $20.00
Crystal Fighters Fonda Theatre 10/24/2013 $20.50
Desaparecidos Fonda Theatre 11/14/2013 $30.00
The Dismemberment Plan Fonda Theatre 12/12/2013 $27.50
Dodos El Rey 10/15/2013 $18.00
Mike Doughty Fonda Theatre 11/08/2013 $25.00
Hanni El Khatib El Rey 10/25/2013 $20.00
EOTO Fonda Theatre 11/22/2013 $25.00
Sky Ferreira El Rey 09/29/2013 $20.00
Finch Fonda Theatre 12/14/2013 $27.50
Michael Franti Fonda Theatre 10/12/2013 $35.00
Godflesh Fonda Theatre 10/27/2013 $30.00
Godspeed You! Black Emperor  (SOLD OUT) Fonda Theatre 09/12/2013 $25.00
Gogol Bordello Fonda Theatre 10/7, 10/8 & 10/9 $29.50
Gold Panda Fonda Theatre 09/20/2013 $20.00
Gov't Mule Fonda Theatre 10/30/2013 $30.00
Griz Fonda Theatre 10/11/2013 $20.00
Herbert Groenemeyer Fonda Theatre 09/28/2013 $42.50
HAIM (SOLD OUT) Fonda Theatre 10/16/2013 $22.50
He's My Brother, She's My Sister El Rey 10/26/2013 $18.00
Peter Hook Fonda Theatre 09/21/2013 $24.00
Katatonia + Cult of Luna El Rey 10/06/2013 $25.00
Less Than Jake Fonda Theatre 11/30/2013 $25.00
The Maine & Anberlin Mayan Theatre 10/08/2013 $25.00
Man Man Fonda Theatre 09/29/2013 $17.50
Johnny Marr Fonda Theatre 11/02/2013 $27.50
Minus the Bear Fonda Theatre 09/10/2013 $25.00
Morbid Angel Fonda Theatre 11/29/2013 $22.50
Morgan & Liz El Rey 09/08/2013 $14.00
Laura Mvula El Rey 09/17/2013 $20.00
Kate Nash Fonda Theatre 11/23/2013 $22.50
Tom O'Dell El Rey 10/09/2013 $20.00
The Orb Fonda Theatre 09/19/2013 $25.00
Over the Rhine El Rey 11/21/2013 $27.00
Palma Violets El Rey 10/19/2013 $20.00
Phosphorescent El Rey 10/01/2013 $20.00
Polica Fonda Theatre 11/20/2013 $22.50
Gregory Porter El Rey 09/25/2013 $30.00
Lisa Marie Presley El Rey 09/01/2013 $25.00
Primal Scream Fonda Theatre 10/13/2013 $32.00
Ra Ra Riot Fonda Theatre 09/14/2013 $22.50
Marky Ramone Fonda Theatre 10/15/2013 $25.00
Savages Fonda Theatre 09/30/2013 $22.50
Savant El Rey 09/27/2013 $17.00
Save Ferris El Rey 11/01/2013 $25.00
Katey Segal El Rey 09/15/2013 $25.00
Slackers El Rey 09/20/2013 $20.00
Somo El Rey 11/07/2013 $19.00
Sparks Fonda Theatre 11/11/2013 $35.00
Stars El Rey 09/19/2013 $25.00
Stereophonics Fonda Theatre 10/10/2013 $30.00
Superchunk El Rey 09/04/2013 $24.00
Surfer Blood El Rey 10/21/2013 $20.00
Switchfoot Fonda Theatre 11/06/2013 $29.50
Tricky El Rey 10/23/2013 $25.00
Frank Turner Fonda Theatre 10/14/2013 $22.50
Vaccines Mayan Theater 09/22/2013 $27.00
Vintage Trouble El Rey 09/07/2013 $18.00
You Me at Six El Rey 10/04/2013 $17.00
Warpaint El Rey 10/12/2013 $25.00
Waterboys El Rey 10/07/2013 $27.00
Wax Tailor El Rey 09/21/2013 $20.00
White Buffalo El Rey 09/28/2013 $19.00
White Lies El Rey 10/10/2013 $25.00
Keller Williams El Rey 11/08/2013 $20.00
Woodkid Fonda Theatre 10/25/2013 $23.00

 

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