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Songs By Thom Limited Edition Cassette-only Release

Posted by Amoebite, March 31, 2013 07:49pm | Post a Comment

Amoeba Hollywood employee Thom Petrizzo's band Songs By Thom has just released a limited edition songs by thomcassette called Love...Unrequited. Get it HERE on Amoeba.com before they're all gone!

"Local L.A. musician and Amoeba's very own Thom Petrizzo (a.k.a. Songs By Thom) presents Love...Unrequited, a limited edition cassette-only release. This album is a whimsical and wistful collection of catchy ditties with simple but universally-relatable topics: longing, yearning, and hard-won love. Thom builds upon guitars, keyboards, and drums, with heartfelt, confessional lyrics and layered vocals, such as on album opener "May I?" or the kaleidoscopic treat "It's Nice To Dream." This is bashful bedroom pop at its most charming!" - Brian G.

 

 

Actor Andre Royo visits Amoeba Hollywood for a "What's In My Bag?" Episode

Posted by Amoebite, March 29, 2013 11:53am | Post a Comment
Andre Royo

Andre Royo is famously known for his role as "Bubbles" on the hit TV series, The Wire. If you are a fan of the series then you know that Bubbles keeps it real! If The Wire's not your thing, you've probably seen Royo on other television shows including Third Watch, Party Down, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Fringe, Key & Peele, Prime Suspect, and most recently Elementary.

In this "What's In My Bag?" episode Royo keeps it very real and drops an impromtu Hip Hop history lesson, giving us a few of his classic picks. He also shares the story of how the ultimate '80s boxer flick, Rocky, inspired him to become an actor. Andre also does a little shopping for his daughter, grabs a few Rock & Roll LPs, and tells us about his "first introduction to white people." The dude is funny, see for yourself!  


Andre Royo - What's In My Bag?
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Andre Royo as "Bubbles" on the series The Wire.
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Italian Pop Icon Jovanotti Rocked Amoeba & Filmed a "What's In My Bag?" Episode

Posted by Amoebite, March 20, 2013 01:53pm | Post a Comment

Jovanotti instoreJovanotti is easily Italy's most notable pop star. He sells out stadiums across Europe and has over 1 million followers on Twitter. With an impressive career spanning 25 years of dominating the charts in Southern Europe, selling millions of records and collaborating with everyone from Sergio Mendes to Pavarotti, including combating worldly issues with the likes of rock royalty Bono, the Italian mega star has set his sights on the ears of the American public. What better way to introduce himself  to American audiences than to perform on the stage of the world's greatest record store?! Jovanotti brought his brand of World/Hip Hop/ Funk  to a very enthusiastic crowd of fanatic Italians at Amoeba Hollywood. He wowed the crowd with selections from the ATO Records U.S. release of Italia 1988-2012, a reworking of songs from his lengthy career, plus four new ones.     


Jovanotti - "Tutto L'amore Che Ho" (Live at Amoeba)
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Jovanotti also took time to do a little shopping at Amoeba and shared some stories with us about the music that inspired him to become a rapper and his lifelong connection with dance music. (Hint: even the grandparents do it.)

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11th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, April 9-14

Posted by Amoebite, March 18, 2013 06:31pm | Post a Comment

The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles returns to its home at ArcLight Hollywood from April 9th - April 14th. For the 11th year in a row, the fest features the best in critically acclaimed independent cinema, Bollywood kitsch, shorts from exciting new filmmaker voices, and so much more. On Saturday, April 13th, Amoeba Music will be on-site with a booth, so come by and say hi!

Festival highlights include the opening night gala screening and Los Angeles premiere of Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs of Wasseypur and the closing night gala screening and Los Angeles premiere of Deepa Mehta’s Midnight's Children.

Other films presented at the festival include Mira Nair’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist, a political thriller based on the New York Times bestseller with a star-studded cast; Miss Lovely by Ashim Ahluwalia, a dark look at the seedy underbelly of Bollywood C-movies and soft-porn during the 1980s; Peddlers, Vasan Bala’s directorial debut, which is a crime thriller following the desperation of young drug runners who are merely looking to survive; Shahid, based on the true story of Shahid Azmi - a human rights activist murdered in India in 2010, directed by Hansal Mehta and produced by Guneet Monga and Anurag Kashyap; and Sundance and Berlin favorite Salma, directed by Kim Longinotto, a documentary about one South Indian woman's courageous journey in the face of mass oppression.

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Pasadena City College's Flea Market & Record Swap: Sunday, April 7th

Posted by Amoebite, March 13, 2013 05:14pm | Post a Comment

On Sunday, April 7th, Amoeba Music returns to one of the Southland's biggest and best record swap meets, the Pasadena City College's Flea Market and Record Swap. With over 500 vendors, the Flea Market features antiques and collectibles, records, tools, clothes, toys, and much more, not to mention food and good company. And admission is always free!

The Flea Market and Record Swap is from 7am - 3pm. Look for the Amoeba booth located in the Bonnie St. parking structure (Lot 5) on the third level. We always have a great selection of vinyl, from dollar records to collectibles in every genre. Come out and enjoy your Sunday with us!

The LA Weekly calls the show “the best source for used records in all of Southern California."

More info HERE.
 

PCC April 7

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