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Plena Libre Comes to Levitt Pavilion Aug. 6

Posted by Amoebite, July 28, 2015 11:00am | Post a Comment

Plena Libre

Join Amoeba for a free show at Levitt Pavillion in MacArthur Park Aug. 6 to see Puerto Rican ensemble Plena Libre

The show begins at 8 p.m., and events begins at 6:30 p.m., with a kid zone and bites from D's Tacos, What's Cookin and CoolHaus. We'll be on hand before the show with the prize wheel, so come by and give it a spin!

Plena Libre has been moving audiences for more than 20 years, across 14 albums, including 2012 release Corazon. Combining traditional Puerto Rican styles, with bomba rhythms and the folk-derived plena style, the group has played with such acts as Poncho Sanchez and has received multiple Grammy and Latin Grammy nominations. Listen to "Bomba Pa'Ti" from Corazon below:

Levitt Pavillion is located in Macarthur Park at 2230 West 6th Street in Los Angeles.

Amoeba Curates '80s Album Art Exhibit at Leimert Park Book Fair Aug. 1

Posted by Amoebite, July 27, 2015 05:57pm | Post a Comment

leimert park book fairAmoeba Music has curated the vintage album exhibit “Salute to ’80s Vinyl We Love,” featuring cover art from across the decade. It will be on display at the Ninth Annual Leimert Park Village Book Fair on Saturday, Aug. 1, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw.

whitney houston self-titled albumFeatured albums includes Whitney Houston’s self-titled debut album (1985), Tina Turner’s Break Every Rule (1986), the Do the Right Thing soundtrack (1988), Jungle BrothersStraight Out the Jungle (1988), N.W.A.’s Straight Outta Compton (1988), Soul II Soul’s Club Classics Vol. One (1989), Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation (1989) and more.

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New Vinyl Reissues Out This Week from Joy Division, David Bowie & More

Posted by Amoebite, July 24, 2015 03:16pm | Post a Comment

Vinyl Reissues

There have been lots of vinyl reissues out lately, to mark anniversaries or to feature newly remastered audio on heavyweight vinyl. Here are the reissue highlights for July 24, 2015.

Air Moon Safari Vinyl Reissue

Air
Moon Safari  [180 Gram Vinyl]

A classic of downtempo electronica, the success of Moon Safari essentially launched the French duo’s musical career. Their debut LP has just been remastered on 180 gram vinyl, following last month's reissue of their four other studio albums and the 40th anniversary of The Virgin Suicides soundtrack. Please note, this item is delayed.

David Bowie Fame 7"

David Bowie
Fame [40th Anniversary Picture Disc] 7”

Gaby Moreno and Jorge Drexler Play a Free Show at Grand Performances August 7

Posted by Amoebite, July 23, 2015 07:00pm | Post a Comment

Join us Friday, August 7th as we proudly support another free summer concert at Grand Performances in downtown LA! The show, which features Latin American singer/songwriters Gaby Moreno and Jorge Drexler, starts at 8pm and we'll be there with our famous prize wheel. Stop by, say hello, and give the wheel a spin for a chance to win cool prizes.

Jorge DrexlerGrand Performances has become a staple for concert goers in Los Angeles. The award-winning series manages to curate top notch programming with artists not only from our city, but from around the globe.

Singing in both English and Spanish, Guatemalan singer/songwriter Gaby Moreno glides effortlessly between bossa nova, blues-rock and R&B. In 2013, Gabby took home a Latin Grammy for Best New Artist. This will definitely be a memorable night as Gabby is sure to convert any music fan within an earshot of her amazing voice.

Also performing is Oscar winner Jorge Drexler. A native of Uruguay, Drexler holds the distinction of being the first Uruguayan to win an Academy Award, which he took home for his composition, "Al Otro Lado del Rio" for the film The Motorcycle Diaries.

 

 

New "What's In My Bag?" Episode With Mark Ronson

Posted by Amoebite, July 22, 2015 11:11am | Post a Comment

Mark Ronson is a DJ and producer whose work nods to classic soul and funk style sounds. Born in London but educated in New York City, Ronson began his career by DJing high profile gigs like Sean "P. Diddy" Combs' 29th birthday party. In 2003, he found success in the UK with the release of his debut album, Here Comes the Fuzz, which features guest appearances from the likes of Anthony Hamilton, Nikka Costa, Rivers Cuomo, Jack White, Mos Def, and Sean Paul. In 2007, he released a collection of cover songs called Version, which was followed by 2010's Record Collection.

In 2015, Ronson released Uptown Special. He dedicated the album to Amy Winehouse, whose Back to Black he had produced and for which he had received the 2008 Grammy Award for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical. Uptown Special features "Uptown Funk," a collaboration with Bruno Mars which marked Ronson's first entry into Billboard's Hot 100. Interestingly, the album features lyrics written by Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Chabon.

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