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New Episode of "What's In My Bag?" With Wooden Shjips

Posted by Amoebite, November 6, 2013 11:57am | Post a Comment
Wooden Shjips

The Bay Area's own Wooden Shjips has been throwing down spacey psychedelic rock since 2006. The band has been on a steady rise to rock prominence and doesn't seem to be slowing down any time soon. Some of their early self-released 7" vinyl, such as Shrinking Moon For Youare hot items and can go for $50 online. That's of course, if you can get your hands on a copy.

Wooden Shjips Back to LandFor those of you not lucky enough to snag the rare vinyl don't fret! You can pre-order Wooden Shjips' lateset release, Back To Land (Thrill Jockey), via Amoeba.com. The new album is a follow up to 2011's West and is the band's first album produced outside of the Bay Area. Staying true to the band's aesthic, Back to Land boasts eight tracks of colorful fuzzy psychedelia, giving the listener what they want without being boring. It's business as usual and business is good! Back to Land out 11/12/13.

Wooden Shjips' guitarist Ripley Johnson (also of the group Moon Duo) visited Amoeba Hollywood for a little record shopping. Of course, our awesome What's In My Bag? crew got it all on video!

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Recap: UCB Helped Raise Money for Food on Foot in our November Charity Auction

Posted by Amoebite, November 4, 2013 02:12pm | Post a Comment

UCB Charity Auction at Amoeba Hollywood

On Saturday, November 2, Matt Besser and Ian Roberts from Upright Citizens Brigade brought the goods and the guffaws with their dry wit and nutty antics. It was mayhem and mirth on the Amoeba Hollywood stage stage as they helped raise the bids up! Several customers were overheard saying they didn't know what the hell was happening, but it sure sounded exciting.

Upright Citizens Brigade Comedy Iprovisational ManualThe Upright Citizens Brigade is a comedy improvisational troupe founded in LA by Matt, Ian, Matt Walsh and Amy Poehler. The UCB Theatre is dedicated to fostering both an appreciation and education of the arts through affordable and high quality comedic performances and classes. Their new book, The Upright Citizens Brigade Comedy Improvisation Manual, was borne out of years of work by the authors to provide the first step-by-step instruction manual for the art of comedic improvisation.

Matt and Ian shot several zingers into the crowd as they drove the bids up and up...

"Not bidding today is just like kicking a homeless person as you walk down the street!"

Our November charity auction beneficiary is our neighbors, Food on Foot. Since 1996 they have provided the poor and homeless of Hollywood with nutritious meals, clothing, job opportunities, and assistance in the transition to employment and life off the streets.

As always, Amoeba matches all winning bids and 100% of auction funds go straight to the charity.

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Concert Tickets for Sale at Amoeba Hollywood in November

Posted by Amoebite, November 4, 2013 12:29pm | 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:

Washed Out El Rey

Washed Out
El Rey Theatre
January 27

St Lucia El Rey

St. Lucia
El Rey Theatre
February 11

 

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 Aquabats Fonda Theatre 12/07/2013 $19.50
Bangles Fonda Theatre 12/06/2013 $40.00
Ryan Beatty El Rey 11/29/2013 $22.00
Brand X El Rey 12/19/2013 $17.00
Cat Power El Rey 12/02/2013 $30.00
Sharon Corr El Rey 02/26/2014 $37.00
Crystal Method El Rey 01/16/2014 $25.00
Dale Earnhart Jr. Jr. El Rey 02/28/2014 $20.00
Darkside Fonda Theatre 01/25/2014 $25.00
Robert DeLong El Rey 01/31/2014 $17.00
Delorean
(Show postponed to Feb 7, 2014.
All tix for 11/15 will be honored.)
El Rey 02/07/2014 $20.00
The Dismemberment Plan Fonda Theatre 12/12/2013 $27.50
Finch Fonda Theatre 12/14/2013 $27.50
Dillon Francis Fonda Theatre 12/27 & 12/28 $27.50
Galactic El Rey 03/30/2014 $32.00
Groundation El Rey 12/01/2013 $22.00
Gungor El Rey 01/18/2014 $22.00
High on Fire & Kvelertak El Rey 12/12/2013 $20.00
Jagwar Ma El Rey 12/13/2013 $17.00
John Butler Trio Fonda Theatre 02/21/2014 $35.00
Paul Kalkbrenner Fonda Theatre 12/13/2013 $25.00
King Krule Fonda Theatre 12/18/2013 $22.50
Kodaline El Rey 02/27/2014 $20.00
Less Than Jake Fonda Theatre 11/30/2013 $25.00
Lissie Fonda Theatre 12/09/2013 $24.50
London Grammar El Rey 03/25/2014 $22.00
Lord Huron Fonda Theatre 03/01/2014 $22.50
Lucent Dossier Fonda Theatre 12/21/2013 $30.00
Mad Caddies El Rey 02/04/2014 $17.00
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
Colin Meloy Fonda Theatre 01/16/2014 $28.50
Mikal Cronin / Redd Kross El Rey 12/03/2013 $20.00
Morbid Angel (SOLD OUT) Fonda Theatre 11/29/2013 $22.50
Mowglis El Rey 12/11/2013 $17.00
John Newman El Rey 01/15/2014 $17.00
Parquet Courts & White Fence Fonda Theatre 01/17/2014 $17.50
Pinback El Rey 01/17/2014 $22.00
Problem El Rey 12/04/2013 $20.00
Skinny Puppy The Mayan 03/05/2014 $35.00
St. Lucia El Rey 02/11/204 $18.50
Dave Stewart El Rey 01/30/2014 $25.00
Suicidal Tendencies Fonda Theatre 12/20/2013 $32.50
El Ten Eleven El Rey 12/14/2013 $17.00
Tosca
(Show postponed from 12/9 to 3/3.
All tix for 12/9 show will be honored.)
El Rey 03/03/2014 $30.00
Trombone Shorty El Rey 01/25/2014 $27.50
Volcano Choir Fonda Theatre 01/18/2014 $26.00
Washed Out El Rey 01/27/2014 $29.00
Wax El Rey 12/30/2013 $18.50

 

New "What's In My Bag?" Episode with Eric Andre

Posted by Amoebite, October 31, 2013 11:25am | Post a Comment
Eric Andre

Eric Andre is, hands down, the funniest Haitian Jew on the planet! His website is probably the only competition he has out there. It is equal parts awesome, bizarre and just plain weird! He is best known for his live action comedy series, The Eric Andre Show (Cartoon Network/Adult Swim), which parodies '80s low budget public access talk shows. As the show's host, he is hyperactive, dysfunctional and often overreacts during interviews. A typical show will see him destroying furniture in the episode's opening song and acting aggressively towards his crew members. He will often hilariously divert from the script and refuse to read cue cards which results in him stuttering and losing his on screen presence. Sounds chaotic right? Hell yeah, it's chaotic. It's a very outrageous brand of comedy that is so over the top you can't help but come back for more. 

Sporting a worn out Wu-Tang Clan shirt, Eric Andre visited Amoeba Hollywood for another awesome episode of What's In My Bag?. He clearly has an eclectic taste in music. From Hip Hop to Rock to World, he has all the bases covered. Eric digs up a cool cassette copy of Pat Benatar's In The Heat Of The Night. An avid fan of Flamenco music, he also finds an LP by a Flamenco group called Flamenco. For good summertime jams, Eric picks up the Afrobeat compilation Ghana Soundz Vol. 2He grabs a copy of Whitney Houston's I'm Your Baby Tonight and offers a hilarious tip for listening to the album. Check out all of Eric Andre's picks and be sure to catch him late night on The Eric Andre Show.

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Halloween Costume Contests At Amoeba

Posted by Amoebite, October 24, 2013 04:33pm | Post a Comment

Here at Amoeba we love Halloween! Our employees dress up, our customers dress up. Even our dogs dress up! All three of our stores join in the celebration with guest DJs, costume contests, and treats for the kids. Make sure to get all your shopping done early as all Amoeba stores close early at 7:00pm on Halloween.

 Amoeba Hollywood has festivities 3-6pm on Thursday, October 31st. Bring the kids to Amoeba for some Halloween treats - costumes are most definitely encouraged! At 3pm, Folerio, international DJ of the people, will spin a hauntingly sexy Halloween set! (Doesn't Folerio look like the long lost Italian cousin of Peanut Butter Wolf?) Then at 5pm, it's our 3rd annual Dog Costume ContestIf you've never experienced a dog costume contest, now is the time. Enter your pooch into our doggie costume contest for a chance to win Gift Cerificates from BlueCollar Working Dog, Amoeba prizes and more.

Halloween at Amoeba Hollywood

 

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