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Grand Performances' 30th Season: Kneedelus, Troker, Mexrrissey & More

Posted by Amoebite, June 27, 2016 02:32pm | Post a Comment

Grand Performances, L.A.’s “Best free outdoor Summer concert series," returns for its 30th season with Grand Performances, Los Angeles, L.A.a lineup reflecting the city’s diversity. These free concerts take place on a stage built into a water fountain at California Plaza in Downtown L.A. and keep going all summer long.

Join Amoeba Music on Friday, July 1 for the jazz-rock stylings of Troker and Kneedelus, the collaboration between the instrumental quintet Kneebody and electronic musician Daedelus, and on Saturday, July 9 for Mexrrissey, a re-imagining of Morrissey in a south-of-the-border love letter. Spin our prize wheel, get gift certificates, and more! Both shows start at 8pm. Look for us later in July and August as well.

Check out Grand Performances' full schedule HERE.

Troker   Kneedelus
Troker   Kneedelus
Mexrrissey
Mexrrissey

 

Amoeba Hollywood Collecting Donations For LGBT Communities in Orlando

Posted by Amoebite, June 21, 2016 01:20pm | Post a Comment

Donation Jugs for Orlando at Amoeba Hollywood

On June 12, 2016 the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history took place at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. A pain that has been felt around the world lingers in all of  us as we attempt to take the next steps to move towards healing and the hope that nonsensical, cowardly acts will someday cease to exist.

Amoeba will be collecting donations in our Hollywood location so that we may match them, and pass along a little something to help those in need. Swing by and leave your leftover change from a purchase, or as much as you can spare, and we'll donate it to The Center, which serves the LGBT communities in Orlando.

More Love. Less Hate.

New "What's in My Bag?" Episode with Duran Duran

Posted by Amoebite, June 20, 2016 05:50pm | Post a Comment

Duran Duran What's In My Bag? Amoeba Music

"I realize what a pleasure it is going through racks, and actually finding things. That reminds me of my childhood, but also of times, not quite so far away, when you had that choice," says Nick Rhodes, keyboardist and founding member of Duran Duran, about shopping for DVDs at Amoeba Hollywood. Amoeba hosted a signing with the legendary band for the release of their latest album, Paper Gods, and we got a chance to meet up with the band after they went hunting for music and movies.

Duran Duran are one of the quintessential bands to emerge from England's new wave/synth pop scene in the 1980s. Formed in 1978 by keyboardist Nick Rhodes and bassist John Taylor, over time the lineup solidified to include drummer Roger Taylor, frontman Simon Le Bon, and guitarist Andy Taylor. Initially inspired by post-punk and art school ideas and aligned early on with the New Romantic scene, Duran Duran quickly became superstars on the strength of their innovative music videos, fashion-forward image, and impressive number of chart-topping singles.

Duran Duran Paper Gods Amoeba MusicThe band's career took off with the release of their 1981 self-titled debut, which reached number 3 on the UK charts. Success in the US came shortly thereafter, when Duran Duran's sophomore LP, Rioclocked in at number 6 on the Billboard 200. The band's string of successes continued with 1983's Seven and the Ragged Tiger and 1986's Notorious, with the band touring the globe and being feted as teen heartthrobs. By 1993, Duran Duran was back at the top of the charts, thanks to the release of a second self-titled album, dubbed The Wedding Album to differentiate it from the band's debut. Duran Duran continue to release new albums and will be touring the US this summer, including a stop in San Francisco for Outside Lands.

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R.E.M. Reissues Classic LPs on Vinyl

Posted by Amoebite, June 20, 2016 05:45pm | Post a Comment

REM Vinyl Reissues

This summer the mighty R.E.M. are reissuing three of their landmark releases for I.R.S. Records, as well as their major label debut, Green. These albums showcase an interesting point in the band's history, when Michael Stipe and co.'s reputation among indie and college radio circles was translating into more commercial success. Coming courtesy of Capitol Records/Universal Music, the vinyl reissues of Life's Rich Pageant, Dead Letter Office, Eponymous (all out 7/29) and Green (out 8/26) will keep their original artwork.

Lifes Rich Pageant

Life's Rich Pageant

Peaking at #21 on the Billboard charts, R.E.M.'s fourth studio album was their highest chart-topper in the US. The album was recorded at John Mellencamp's Belmont Mall Studios in Indiana and recorded by his longtime producer Don Gehman. It features "Fall on Me," a personal favorite of Stipe's plus the classic "Superman."

Dead Letter Office

Dead Letter Office

Free Concerts at Levitt Pavilion Pasadena

Posted by Amoebite, June 19, 2016 06:42pm | Post a Comment

Levitt Pavilion Pasadena

This Summer, join us for free outdoor concerts under the stars at Pasadena's Memorial Park. See 50 free concerts from a variety of artists at the Levitt Pavilion, the park's restored 1930s band shell, including Bobby Rodriguez on July 3, Albert Lee on July 23, David Lindley on July 29, and many more. While you're there, visit the Amoeba Music booth, spin our prize wheel, win gift certificates, and more. More info on Levitt Pavilion Pasadena's Summer line-up HERE.

 

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