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New Murs & Fashawn Video Live from Amoeba Hollywood

Posted by Amoebite, June 20, 2013 01:32pm | Post a Comment

Murs and Fashawn

One thing is for sure, Hip Hop is not dead! Not as long as Murs and Fashawn have something to say about it. The two beloved West Coast emcees teamed up for an epic collaboration on This Generation (Duck Down Records). The album boasts excellent production from the likes of K-Salaam and Beatnik with the dynamic duo supplying many memorable moments on the mic. This is definitely a release deserving of a permanent spot in your record collection.  Murs and Fashawn This Generation

Not only did they give us a free in-store performance to celebrate the album back in September 2012, the emcees also collaborated with Rock The Vote to encourage young hip hop fans to register and vote.

The message was loud and clear as Murs flaunted a retro styled Rock The Vote t-shirt. A proper album release with a proper message...Hip Hop is not dead!

Check out Murs & Fashawn perform "Heartbreaks and Handcuffs" from their performance at Amoeba Hollywood. Keep an eye out for DJ Quik in the audience! Visit amoeba.com for the full performance and to check out some cool show photos from the show.

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Andy Warhol's Album Covers

Posted by Amoebite, June 19, 2013 12:59pm | Post a Comment

Dave Dyment has been killing it recently with his blog posts about the album covers of Andy Warhol. Check them out on his blog "Artists' Books and Multiples" I hope he continues with this series.

Emotions In Motion Billy Squire
Emotions in Motion
[1982]

“Went to Madison Square Garden (cab $4) to see Billy Squier, he was just going on. Backstage there were about fifty nude girls serving hot dogs and beer and mud wrestling. Took pictures, then realized I didn’t have film in the camera.” - The Andy Warhol Diaries,  page 453. Read More...
The Story of Moondog Moondog
The Story of Moondog
[1957]

It is the 22nd album cover designed by Andy Warhol, created when he was still employed as a commercial designer, before his later success as a pop artist. The credit, though, went to Reid Miles, the designer of hundreds of albums on the Blue Note label. Read More...
Sheila Take A Bow

The Smith
Sheila Take A Bow
[1987]

New "What's In My Bag?" Episode With Fred Armisen

Posted by Amoebite, June 13, 2013 04:45pm | Post a Comment

From music to acting, Fred Armisen does it all! Did you know Fred Armisen played drums for the '90s post-hardcore band Trenchmouth? Did you know he once played drums with the Blue Man Group? There is so much more to Fred Armisen than his SNL fame alludes to. He's a huge music buff and the Amoeba cameras caught up with Fred in our San Francisco store to take a look at what's in his bag. He's pretty eclectic in his musical taste and, of course, as a drummer he pays close attention to the beat. From world artist Joyce to oldies rockers The Turtles, Fred digs deep. Check it out!

Fred Armisen - What's In My Bag?
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Armisen is reportedly leaving Saturday Night Live, acording to the New York Post. But never fear - IFC just renewed Portlandia for two new seasons, so there will be plenty more sketch comedy to come from the actor. On May 18, Armisen's last night at SNL, he performed a musical number with his castmates Bill Hader, Jason Sudeikis, and Taran Killam. They were joined midway through by Portlandia co-creator Carrie Brownstein (Wild Flag, Sleater-Kinney), Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth), J. Mascis, Steve Jones (Sex Pistols), Aimee Mann and Michael Penn. Watch this amazing send off below:

World War Z Advance Screening & Soundtrack Signing with Marco Beltrami on June 19 in Hollywood

Posted by Amoebite, June 10, 2013 05:57pm | Post a Comment

World War Z SoundtrackAmoeba Music welcomes Academy Award nominated composer Marco Beltrami to celebrate the release of the score for World War Z and the movie’s release! Join us for a special advance screening of World War Z on Wednesday, June 19 at Arclight Hollywood! Plus, he'll sign copies of the film's score at the event.

The film revolves around United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt), who traverses the world in a race against time to stop a pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to decimate humanity itself. 

To get into the screening, be one of the first 100 fans to purchase a World War Z Fan Pack ($30) at Amoeba Hollywood starting Tuesday, June 18.

What:  Advance Screening of World War Z and Signing with Composer Marco Beltrami

When:  Wednesday, June 19 at 9:30pm

Where:  ArcLight Hollywood

Tickets:  Purchase a World War Z Fan Pack ($30) at Amoeba Hollywood starting Tuesday, June 18 at 10:30am.

Each fan pack includes:

  • Ticket to the advance showing of World War Z in 3D at ArcLight Hollywood 
  • In-theater signing and meet & greet with Marco Beltrami
  • CD of the score
  • Movie poster

Due to the special screening and event timing, the signing will be limited to purchasers of the World War Z fan pack only. All Sales Final.

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Tickets on Sale at Amoeba Hollywood in June

Posted by Amoebite, June 10, 2013 01:14pm | 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.

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:

Laura Mvula

Laura Mvula
El Rey
September 17

Seu Jorge

Seu Jorge
Fonda Theatre
July 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)
Amadou & Miriam Fonda Theatre 07/10/2013 $30.00
ArtDontSleep Presents
A Celebration of Fela Kuti
Mayan 07/21/2013 $15.00
Baths El Rey 06/28/2013 $17.00
Best Coast El Rey 08/18/2013 $25.00
Blonde Redhead El Rey 09/03/2013 $25.00
Caravan Palace Fonda Theatre 07/17/2013 $25.00
Cimorelli El Rey 08/06/2013 $17.00
Circa Zero El Rey 07/25/2013 $25.00
Depeche Mode Convention Avalon Hollywood 08/11/2013 $50.00
(weekend pass)
Desaparecidos Fonda Theatre 11/14/2013 $30.00
Dodos El Rey 10/15/2013 $18.00
The Eric Andre Show
(Free poncho & poster w/purchase
- while they last)
Fonda Theatre 07/16/2013 $20.00
Michael Franti Fonda Theatre 10/12/2013 $35.00
FYF Fest LA State Historic Park 08/24 - 08/25 $102.00
(+ $3 service fee)
Godflesh Fonda Theatre 10/27/2013 $30.00
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Fonda Theatre 09/12/2013 $25.00
Gold Panda Fonda Theatre 09/20/2013 $20.00
The Green Children The Roxy 07/20/2013 $12.00
The Heavy Fonda Theatre 08/08/2013 $20.00
Hockey & Saint Motel El Rey 07/26/2013 $19.00
Peter Hook Fonda Theatre 09/21/2013 $24.00
Icona Pop Fonda Theatre 08/29/2013 $25.00
JJ Grey & Mofro El Rey 08/02/2013 $22.50
Sue Jorge Fonda Theatre 07/13/2013 $35.00
Chico Mann (21+ event) Los Globos 07/11/2013 $15.00
Morgan Heritage El Rey 07/31/2013 $22.00
Peter Murphy (7/27 SOLD OUT) Fonda Theatre 7/26 & 7/27 $27.50
Laura Mvula El Rey 09/17/2013 $20.00
Kate Nash Fonda Theatre 11/23/2013 $22.50
Passenger El Rey 07/19/2013 $22.00
Gregory Porter El Rey 09/25/2013 $30.00
Lisa Marie Presley El Rey 09/01/2013 $25.00
Marky Ramone Fonda Theatre 10/15/2013 $25.00
Rogue Wave El Rey 07/20/2013 $20.00
RX Bandits Fonda Theatre 07/06/2013 $20.00
Slackers El Rey 09/20/2013 $20.00
Smith Westerns El Rey 08/10/2013 $20.00
Souls of Mischief El Rey 08/16/2013 $20.00
Stereophonics Fonda Theatre 10/10/2013 $30.00
Superchunk El Rey 09/04/2013 $24.00
Tricky El Rey 06/26/2013 $25.00
Casey Veggies & Travi$ Scott El Rey 08/01/2013 $23.00
Vintage Trouble El Rey 09/07/2013 $18.00
Yeasayer El Rey 08/11/2013 $25.00
Waterboys El Rey 10/07/2013 $27.00
Wax Tailor El Rey 09/21/2013 $20.00
White Lies El Rey 10/10/2013 $25.00

 

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