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Watch an Amoeba Green Room Session with Lucy Dacus

Posted by Amoebite, October 13, 2016 12:04pm | Post a Comment

Lucy Dacus Green Room Session Amoeba Music

We recently had the pleasure of hearing 21-year old singer/songwriter Lucy Dacus' insightful and honest songs in an intimate setting for our Green Room Sessions at Amoeba Hollywood. Dacus and her band's subtle instrumental pulse was the perfect backing for her beautiful and pure vocals.

Lucy Dacus No Burden Amoeba MusicRichmond, VA native Lucy Dacus has achieved a very rapid rise to success this year, including a recent nod from vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine. Originally intending to become a filmmaker, Dacus decided to take some time off of school to record her debut, No Burden. What was at first a casual release to be put up on Bandcamp, the album sparked a bidding war which ultimately landed her on Matador, who has re-released No Burden and will be backing her next project. In the meantime Dacus and her band have been tirelessly touring the country, with upcoming dates in Europe.

Dacus starts off our Green Room Session with "I Don't Wanna Be Funny Anymore," the catchy first track off No Burden. Her playful vocals glide over the staccato strumming of a lone guitar before the rest of the band comes in with a Strokes-like attitude. Next is "Troublemaker Doppelganger." With its low-rumble swaggering the song builds to a frenetic beat and ultimately a cathartic and soulful last refrain. The band ends by playing the fragile and understated and atmospheric "Dream State."

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Crate Diggers Record Fair Returns to Los Angeles October 22

Posted by Amoebite, October 11, 2016 12:50pm | Post a Comment

Crate Diggers LA 2016

Amoeba Music is proud to sponsor the Crate Diggers record fair, happening Saturday, October 22nd at Lot 613 in downtown LA. 30+ vendors from all over Southern California will be on hand with a ton of great vinyl in all genres of music. Plus, there will be live DJ sets by some of LA's finest providing the soundtrack for your dig. Once the record fair ends at 6pm, it turns into an after party going from 8pm to 4am. The record fair and the after party are free, but you must be 21+ to attend.

What: Crate Diggers Record Fair

When: Saturday, October 22 12pm-6pm, followed by the After Party 8pm - 4am

Where: Lot 613 (613 Imperial St. Los Angeles, CA 90021)

Daytime Record Fair DJs: Nighttime After Party DJs:
Daniel T (Dublab, Distant Works) 
Clifton aka DJ Soft Touch (Funky Sole) 
Xica Soul (Cookie Crew)
Stacy Christine (Shits & Giggles)
Force Placement (Black Lodge)
Lyndon Hill (LA)
Rick Wade (Harmonie Park, Rush Hour)
Zernell (Grimy Edits, Crate Diggers)
Special Headliner TBA

Zernell

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New "What's in My Bag?" Episode with Modern Baseball

Posted by Amoebite, October 10, 2016 06:14pm | Post a Comment

Modern Baseball What's In My Bag? Amoeba Music

We recently learned here at Amoeba Hollywood that Philly pop-punk rockers Modern Baseball are real cinephiles. On their recent visit to the store the boys picked up some classic DVDs and Blu-rays, like Paul Blart: Mall Cop, starring Kevin James. "This is a great mix of physical humor and...themes of the modern mall," says drummer Sean Huber, before surprising everyone in the room with his knowledge of the fictional mall's inspiration, The Willowbrook Mall, outside of West Orange, NJ. It turns out guitarist Brendan Lukens is a huge Spielberg fan, not only picking up the 30th anniversary edition of Close Encounters of the Third Kind and the Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures box set, but also the vinyl soundtrack to his personal favorite, Jurassic Park. The band had lots of cool picks and tons of laughs as they revealed what else was in their bags.

Modern Baseball Holy GhostModern Baseball formed when Brendan Lukens and Jake Ewald were still in high school. Originally an acoustic duo, after the two friends relocated to Philadelphia for college they met drummer Sean Huber and bassist Ian Farmer, solidifying the band's current lineup. The band got their start playing house shows around Drexel University, where Ewald was a student. In 2012, they released their first album, Sports, which was recorded at Drexel.

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Six Weezer Vinyl Reissues on the Way

Posted by Amoebite, October 10, 2016 05:53pm | Post a Comment

Weezer Vinyl Reissues

This fall marks the twentieth anniversary of Weezer's Pinkerton album, a touchstone in the band's catalog. Fittingly, perhaps, the LP was finally certified platinum last month. Now, with their sophomore album reaching bona fide classic status, the timing seems right for Geffen to dust off the band's first six releases and give them the 120-gram vinyl reissue treatment. The new pressings are due for an October 28th release, but until then, take a peak at our roundup of what makes each one special.

Blue Album


Weezer (Blue Album)

Weezer's legendary 1994 debut was recorded by Ric Ocasek at Electric Lady Studios in New York. The LP features beloved tracks like "Buddy Holly," "Say It Ain't So," and "Undone - The Sweater Song."

Pinkerton

Pinkerton

Our Picks for the Week's Must-Have Vinyl Reissues

Posted by Amoebite, October 6, 2016 05:12pm | Post a Comment

Vinyl Reissues

It's a good week to revisit some old favorites, with a slew of new vinyl reissues hitting the shelves at Amoeba on October 7th. From SoCal pop-punk to Britpop icons, here are our top picks for the reissues you'll want to add to your record collection.

Good Vibrations

The Beach Boys

A couple classics from the preeminent purveyors of '60s era sunshine pop are getting all spiffed up as special edition reissues. In honor of the track's 50th anniversary Good Vibrations is coming out as a 12" EP on sunburst vinyl and Surfer Girl gets a stereo issue on audiophile quality 200 gram vinyl.

Blink-182 Vinyl Box Set

Blink-182

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