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New "What's in My Bag?" Episode with Mexican Singer/Songwriter Natalia Lafourcade

Posted by Amoebite, November 16, 2015 05:59pm | Post a Comment

Natalia Lafourcade at Amoeba

Natalia Lafourcade is a Mexican pop/rock singer and songwriter from Coatepec. While growing up, she performed in a mariachi band and in an all-girl trio called Twist before going solo at age seventeen. Her self-titled debut album was released in 2002, garnering her a GRAMMY nomination for Best Latin Pop Album. Three years later, she released her followup, Casa, as Natalia y La Forquetina, which was the name of her band at the time. In 2006, she announced she would be leaving the band to perform as a solo artist once again.

Natalia LaFourcade Hasta la Raiz

Lafourcade continued to release solo albums, with her 2009 release, Hu Hu Hu, becoming a Top 10 album in Mexico and receiving nominations for Best Latin Pop Album at the GRAMMYs and Best Female Pop Vocal Album at the Latin GRAMMY Awards. Her 2015 release, Hasta La Rai­z, and its single of the same name have been nominated for five awards at this year's Latin GRAMMYs. Watch her perform live on the awards show, held at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Thursday, November 19th.

Get to know Lafourcade a little deeper as she shares many of the albums that influenced her during a recent chat with our "What's In My Bag?" crew at Amoeba Hollywood. She starts with Joni Mitchell's classic Blue, the biggest musical inspiration for her current album. She also talks about Erykah Badu's seminal Mama's Gun, Edith Piaf's Je Ne Regrette Rien, and delves into the catalog of Nick Drake.

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Amoeba Hollywood Holds Adele Listening Party Nov. 20

Posted by Amoebite, November 11, 2015 03:07pm | Post a Comment

Adele Window at Amoeba Hollywood

adele 25 lpAmoeba Music in Hollywood will be holding a listening party for Adele’s highly anticipated new album, 25, on Friday, November 20 from 6 to 7 p.m. 

Come hear the new album all the way through and pick up your copy of 25 on release date. And get a FREE Adele button and photo while supplies last!

Plus, anyone who buys the album that day will be entered into a raffle to win an Adele prize pack along with an Amoeba Gift Certificate.

 

Watch the video for the first single from 25, “Hello,” below.

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs Guitarist Nick Zinner Displays Photos at Lethal Amounts Nov. 20

Posted by Amoebite, November 11, 2015 01:21pm | Post a Comment

nick zinner lethal amountsAmoeba is proud to present “601 Photographs,” a solo exhibition of photography by Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner at Lethal Amounts gallery in Downtown Los Angeles. The opening reception for the showing will be Friday, November 20 at 7 p.m., and it’s free.

Anyone who’s been to a Yeah Yeah Yeahs show is probably familiar with Zinner’s habit of snapping a photo of the audience in between shredding. Now you can see Zinner’s images from tours around the world, from his time touring with YYY’s and other projects around six continents for 15-plus years.

The show’s 601 images act as both voyeuristic and documentarian, capturing everything from hotel beds to intimate portraits and those infamous crowd shots. The exhibit has previously been shown in New York City, Mexico City, San Francisco and Tokyo.

Zinner is far from a dabbler in photography. Zinner has studied photography at Bard College with Larry Fink and Stephen Shore, and has published four books of his photography, the most recent one being Please Take Me Off The Guest List.

Lethal Amounts gallery focuses on subversive and counter culture themes throughout history, addressing the social and artistic value of underground movements while highlighting taboo topics. It is located at 1226 W 7th St. in Downtown L.A.

 

New "What's in My Bag?" Episode with Electronic Producer Recondite

Posted by Amoebite, November 9, 2015 01:48pm | Post a Comment

Recondite at Amoeba Hollywood

Recondite is the alias of Bavarian-born, Berlin-based electronic music producer and label owner Lorenz Brunner. In 2011, he founded Plangent Records and released his first EP as Recondite. That same year he played his first gig at Berlin's legendary Panorama Bar/Berghain venue and began touring.

Recondite PlacidRecondite's first full-length, On Acid, was released in 2012 and garnered praise from critics around the world. Ghostly International released his follow-up, 2013's Hinterland. Soon after, Recondite became a fixture on the global DJ circuit, performing across Europe, Australia, North America, and Asia. In 2014, he released the Iffy LP on Innervisions and the Caldera EP on Hotflush Recordings. His newest full-length, Placid, was just released November 6, 2015 via Acid Test.

A longtime hip hop fan, Brunner kicks off his "What's in My Bag?" appearance with the 1992 self-titled debut from Body Count, the heavy metal band fronted by Ice-T. Next up is Nate Dogg's Music & Me and the Wu-Tang Clan's classic Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). He also shares the artist he considers to be the most influential techno and house producer in Germany today.

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Watch The One & Only PPL MVR Live at Amoeba Hollywood

Posted by Amoebite, November 5, 2015 03:16pm | Post a Comment

PPL MVR at Amoeba Hollywood

PPL MVR are a mysterious band of musically-inclined non-people. Are they Space Yetis? Regular Yetis? Distant Chewbacca cousins? Long-extinct hominid cousins thawed out by the shifting of the polar icecaps? Whatever they are, it really doesn't matter, because as "the one and only PPL MVR," these one-of-a-kind rockers don't pose much of a threat to humanity--unless it's to our eardrums. Because once PPL MVR take the stage, things are gonna get heavy.

PPL MVR Record

That's exactly what happened when the three masterminds behind PPL MVR-- SNWBLL (the white one), Q (the brown one) and K-PO (the black one)--took to the stage at Amoeba Hollywood along with a few human friends backing them up live. Check out video from their epic performance below, and stop by our Hollywood store to pick up their record, The One and Only PPL MVR. 

If you happen to be in the New York area, you can catch PPL MVR live at the Highline Ballroom with Cerebral Ballzy and Oil Boom on November 11th.

PPL MVR - Live at Amoeba Hollywood
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