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New "What's In My Bag?" Video With Gary Numan + Amoeba Hollywood In-Store Oct. 16

Posted by Amoebite, October 9, 2013 12:27pm | Post a Comment

Gary Numan

'80s electro-pop synth pioneer Gary Numan is set to release his 20th album, Splinter (Songs from a Broken Mind) (Machine Music Label) on Tuesday, October 15th. For over 35 years, Numan has been pushing the envelope with his innovative electronic music. Widely known for his mega hits, "Cars" and "Are Friends Electric?," Numan has a deep catalog that runs the gamut of sonics and musical styles from pop radio hits to underground industrial goth not for the faint-hearted. Over a span of seven years and personal turmoil including depression, midlife crises, and adjusting to fatherhood, Numan fell in and out of the writing process and struggled to comeplete the new album. But in 2012 it all changed, with a permanent relocation to Los Angeles, a happy home life and a brand new studio; Numan was back at it, full on.

Gary Numan SplinterThe result is a whirlwind of emotional content set to the backdrop of plush synths and hard beats that make for a pretty epic production. In a recent interview Numan states, "the reason why the album is called Splinter (Songs from a Broken Mind) is because of the depression. I felt broken. That’s where that subtitle comes from. It’s not a nice thing at all." Fans can now pre-order the album via amoeba.com.

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A Band Called Death Blew the Doors off Amoeba Hollywood [Video]

Posted by Amoebite, October 8, 2013 06:21pm | Post a Comment

Death

Some music enthusiasts and critics alike believe the band Death to be the precursors to punk rock. Jack White is quoted as describing them as "ahead of punk and ahead of their time." Mos Def says, "These dudes were pre-Sex Pistols, pre-Bad Brains, pre-all that shit, and nobody knows about them. I don't understand how the world could forget them."

The documentary A Band Called Death tells the story of a Detroit band made up of three brothers who pursue a record deal to no avail. Despite interests from big wig Clive Davis, who insited that the band change their name for broader appeal, the group refused and was never signed to a deal. Their demo tapes were boxed away and placed in an attic to be forgotten. Three decades later, a demo tape made its way out of the attic and into the ears of an audience several generations younger.

Death

In 2009, Drag City Records released a 7-song LP entitled ...For The Whole World To See. Soon after, a reformed Death took to the stage, almost 30 years after they formed.

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Recap: October Charity Auction at Amoeba Hollywood to Benefit NKLA

Posted by Amoebite, October 7, 2013 04:47pm | Post a Comment

NKLA

WOW! What a ride Saturday was, with the incomparable Don Barris (Windy City Heat, Big 3 Podcast, Jimmy Kimmel Live) hosting our October Auction at Amoeba Hollywood. We began hosting charity auctions in 2005 when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans and since then, with your help, we've raised over $450,000 for New Orleans Musician Relief, green charities, animal charities, Doctors Without Borders and many local organizations.

October is "Adopt a Shelter Dog Month" so this month's auction proceeds went to NKLA, a coalition of animal welfare organizations, city shelters and individuals led by Best Friends Animal Society which is dedicated to ending the killing of healthy and treatable pets in L.A. city shelters. They provide spay/neuter services where they are needed most so fewer animals go into shelters, and increase adoptions through the combined efforts of the NKLA coalition so more animals come out of the shelters and go into new homes. Stay tuned for our other events in October, including a pet adoption at the Hollywood store on Sunday, October 27th.

Don Barris at Amoeba Hollywood

This month's guest auctioneer, our good friend Don Barris, has a unique brand of comedy unlike most other comics, making him the Comedy Store's perfect closing act every night. He was the co-creater/star of the cult classic film, Windy City Heat, which was developed in the Comedy Store's Belly Room. The show is now called The Ding-Dong Show and it continues every Monday night as it has since 1992, making it the longest running show in the club's history. Don can also be seen nightly as the audience warm-up for ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live.

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New "What's In My Bag?" Episode With Moby!

Posted by Amoebite, October 2, 2013 06:36pm | Post a Comment

From humble punk beginnings to global festival headliner, Moby is easily one of the most recognizable faces in electronic music. In addition to being a platinum selling artist/producer, Moby is also a seasoned photographer and a multi-instrumentalist. He's an advocate for animal rights and a devout vegan. The guy is one cool dude.  

Moby is back with his eleventh studio album, Innocents (Mute). Following a move from New York to LosMoby Angeles, he recorded most of the instrumentation himself. He also collaborated with a list of relatively known singers including Mark Lanegan, Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips, Cold Specks, Skylar Grey, and Damien Jurado. The result is a multi-layered production of both deep emotion and huge sonics. 

The album will be promoted by a three date tour in Los Angeles. Yes, just 3 live shows will make up all the touring for Innocents. Oct 2, 3 and 4 will see Moby perfoming three hour sets at the Henry Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles. Each show will be performed in two parts with the first half featuring songs from the new album and the second half being a "greatest hits" set.  

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Concert Tickets for Sale at Amoeba Hollywood in October

Posted by Amoebite, October 2, 2013 11:00am | 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:

Trombone Shorty El Rey

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
El Rey Theatre
January 25

Bangles Fonda

Bangles
Fonda Theatre
December 6

 

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)
12th Planet Fonda Theatre 12/01/2013 $20.00
The 1975 Fonda Theatre 11/01/2013 $20.00
Active Child El Rey 11/23/2013 $19.00
Joey Bada$$ Fonda Theatre 11/07/2013 $27.50
Bangles Fonda Theatre 12/06/2013 $40.00
Beats Antique Fonda Theatre 11/15/2013 $25.00
Ryan Beatty El Rey 11/29/2013 $22.00
Boy Fonda Theatre 10/26/2013 $20.00
Charli XCX El Rey 11/04/2013 $22.00
Cocorosie (SOLD OUT) Fonda Theatre 10/29/2013 $25.00
Darkside Fonda Theatre 01/25/2014 $25.00
Delorean
(Show postponed to Feb 7, 2014.
All tix for 11/15 will be honored.)
El Rey 02/07/2014 $20.00
Deltron 3030 Fonda Theatre 11/24/2013 $32.00
Desaparecidos Fonda Theatre 11/14/2013 $30.00
The Dismemberment Plan Fonda Theatre 12/12/2013 $27.50
Mike Doughty Fonda Theatre 11/08/2013 $25.00
EOTO Fonda Theatre 11/22/2013 $25.00
Example El Rey 11/05/2013 $22.00
Finch Fonda Theatre 12/14/2013 $27.50
Dillon Francis Fonda Theatre 12/27 & 12/28 $27.50
Fratellis (SOLD OUT) Fonda Theatre 11/12/2013 $17.00
Galactic El Rey 03/30/2014 $32.00
Godflesh Fonda Theatre 10/27/2013 $30.00
Gov't Mule Fonda Theatre 10/30/2013 $30.00
Anthony Green El Rey 11/22/2013 $19.00
Groundation El Rey 12/01/2013 $22.00
Gungor El Rey 01/18/2014 $22.00
Albert Hammond, Jr. El Rey 11/20/2013 $25.00
High on Fire & Kvelertak El Rey 12/12/2013 $20.00
Jagwar Ma El Rey 12/13/2013 $17.00
Paul Kalkbrenner Fonda Theatre 12/13/2013 $25.00
Kid Ink El Rey 11/03/2013 $22.00
King Krule Fonda Theatre 12/18/2013 $22.50
Less Than Jake Fonda Theatre 11/30/2013 $25.00
Lissie Fonda Theatre 12/09/2013 $24.50
Lord Huron Fonda Theatre 03/01/2014 $22.50
The Maine & Anberlin
(Show postponed from 10/8 to 12/11.
All tix for 10/8 show will be honored.)
Fonda Theatre 12/11/2013 $25.00
Johnny Marr Fonda Theatre 11/02/2013 $27.50
Colin Meloy Fonda Theatre 01/16/2014 $28.50
Mikal Cronin / Redd Kross El Rey 12/03/2013 $20.00
Minnesota and Michal Menert El Rey 10/31/2013 $25.00
Morbid Angel Fonda Theatre 11/29/2013 $22.50
Mowglis El Rey 12/11/2013 $17.00
Murder City Devils Fonda Theatre 11/10/2013 $25.00
Kate Nash Fonda Theatre 11/23/2013 $22.50
Naturally 7 El Rey 11/25/2013 $20.00
Over the Rhine El Rey 11/21/2013 $27.00
Polica Fonda Theatre 11/20/2013 $22.50
Save Ferris El Rey 11/01/2013 $25.00
Somo El Rey 11/07/2013 $19.00
Sparks Fonda Theatre 11/11/2013 $35.00
Suicidal Tendencies Fonda Theatre 12/20/2013 $32.50
Switchfoot Fonda Theatre 11/06/2013 $29.50
El Ten Eleven El Rey 12/14/2013 $17.00
Terakaft El Rey 11/06/2013 $20.00
Trombone Shorty El Rey 01/25/2014 $27.00
Volcano Choir Fonda Theatre 01/18/2014 $26.00
Wax El Rey 12/30/2013 $18.50
Keller Williams El Rey 11/08/2013 $20.00
Woodkid Fonda Theatre 10/25/2013 $23.00
Dizzy Wright El Rey 11/02/2013 $17.00

 

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