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Amoeba Presents Ruthie Foster at The GRAMMY Museum in LA: 1/31

Posted by Amoebite, January 10, 2012 03:35pm | Post a Comment
The GRAMMY Museum welcomes soulful singer Ruthie Foster to the Clive Davis Theater to celebrateRuthie Foster, Grammy Museum the release of her new album Let It Burna combustible blend of soul, blues, rock, folk, and gospel featuring an eclectic collection of cover songs ranging from Adele to Los Lobos and the Black Keys to Johnny Cash.

Foster will perform a selection of songs, take questions from the audience, and discuss (alongside Vice President of The GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares Scott Goldman) how the new album is her most personal journey yet. Showtime is 8pm.

Read more about this exciting event HERE!

Ruthie Foster

Ruthie Foster
Let It Burn
Blue Corn Music
$13.98





First Fridays at LA's Natural History Museum: 2/3

Posted by Amoebite, January 9, 2012 04:08pm | Post a Comment
Once a month, Los Angeles's Natural History Museum stays openlate and features live music, excitingFirst Fridays, NHM, Natural History Museum, Los Angeles, LA scientific discussion, and behind-the-scenes curatorial tours as part of the First Friday program. Amoeba is excited to sponsor this fabulous series of live music, discussion, concessions, tours, DJs and more.

Join us on February 3rd from 5-10pm for a live performance from The Soft Moon and Light AsylumKCRW DJs Anthony Valadez and Mario Cotto, and a guest lectures from Dr. John Harris ("A Brief Sprint Through Human Evolution") and biological anthropologist Amy Parish  (“The New Science of Darwinian Feminism: Evolutionary Insights from Bonobo Social and Sexual Interactions”).

Find out more HERE!

The Soft Moon


Light Asylum

Dark Allies - Light Asylum from Grant Worth on Vimeo.

Win a "Drive" Scorpion Jacket or "Drive" Prize Packs

Posted by Amoebite, January 5, 2012 08:27pm | Post a Comment
Drive JacketDrive is coming back to the Arclight Hollywood for a week-long run starting Friday, January 6. FilmDistrict is raffling off a scorpion jacket from the movie and 10 prize packs during the Q&A with Albert Brooks after the 7:20pm show in the theater on Friday night, January 6!

If tickets are sold out already for the Friday show, fear not. The film will play at the ArcLight through January 12, and the contest will be running all week long on The Drive Facebook page.

Here’s how to enter:

Take a picture of yourself next to the Drive poster in the main lobby of the Arclight Hollywood (by the coffee bar), then post this photo of yourself on the Drive Facebook page NO LATER THAN Thursday night, January 12, 2012.

Easy right?

One random and lucky contestant will win a scorpion jacket, and another 10 people will win Drive prize packs. 

Drive comes out on DVD/Blu-ray on January 31, but you can pre-order it now from Amoeba.com (with free shipping to US addresses, of course):

Drive Blu-ray Drive
Nicolas Winding Refn
$26.98 - (Blu-ray) 

Amoeba Hollywood's Top 100 Albums of 2011

Posted by Amoebite, January 5, 2012 06:40pm | Post a Comment
Here are the Top 100 Best Sellers at Amoeba Hollywood in 2011:

Adele
1. Adele
21
Columbia


Release Date: 2/22/2011
Foster the People 2. Foster the People
Torches
Columbia 


Release Date: 5/23/2011
Radiohead 3. Radiohead
King of Limbs
TBD Records


Release Date: 3/29/2011
Mumford & Sons

4. Mumford & Sons
Sigh No More
Glass Note

My Favorite 2011 Discoveries in the Free Downloads Section on Amoeba.com

Posted by Amoebite, December 30, 2011 05:23pm | Post a Comment
I love being in a song's clutches, whether it's a new single by an established band or the first track from a new artist I've never heard. I know a song has grabbed me when I hit repeat immediately after its final notes wafted through my ears. I especially love it when this happens with artists with whom I wasn't familiar before. It makes me want to dig into the rest of their music, learn a bit about their history, find out where they've been all this time and why haven't I heard of them until now?

This happened with quite a few tracks I first discovered this year in the Free Downloads section of Amoeba.com. Since it's the season of "Best Of" lists and looking back at 2011, I wanted to share some of my favorite discoveries (in alphabetical order):

2 Hearts and Chemicals
2 Hearts and Chemicals - "Coming Home"

2 Hearts and Chemicals is a bi-coastal band featuring childhood friends Eli Lhymn (who is based in LA) and Stephen Biebel (who is based in NYC). Through the magic of the Internet they exchanged tracks created in their individual studios to produce the Coming Home EP. The title track is an ‘80s synth meets ‘90s shoegaze pop soundscape featuring female background vocals by Iameve.

XD Records released Coming Home on November 11, 2011. Download "Coming Home" by 2 Hearts and Chemicals.




Aeroc
Aeroc
- "For Sake"

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