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First Fridays at LA's Natural History Museum: 3/2 with Zola Jesus & EMA!

Posted by Amoebite, February 6, 2012 05:40pm | Post a Comment
Once a month, Los Angeles's Natural History Museum stays open late 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 Fridays program. Amoeba is excited to sponsor this fabulous series of live music, discussion, concessions, tours, DJs, and more.

Join us on March 2nd from 5-10pm for a live performance from Zola Jesus and EMA, KCRW DJs Anthony Valadez and Chuck P, and guest lectures from Dr. Mike Brown ("Why Pluto Had to Die") and Doug Pearlstein ("The Evolving Universe").

Find out more HERE!

Watch Zola Jesus live from Amoeba Hollywood:




EMA - California (Official Video) from Souterrain Transmissions on Vimeo.

Our "What's In My Bag?" Video Screens Before "The Innkeepers" at the Downtown Independent

Posted by Amoebite, February 2, 2012 03:06pm | Post a Comment
We recently posted a new What's In My Bag? video with director Ti West and actress Sara Paxton from the new indie horror film The Innkeepers and we're excited to announce that our video will be shown in the theater before screenings of The Innkeepers at LA's Downtown Independent!

The Innkeepers, the latest film from The House of the Devil director, is about employees from a soon-to-be-closed inn who set out to prove that the inn is actually haunted. The film was inspired by West's real life experience staying at The Yankee Pedlar Inn in Connecticut (the same one featured in The Innkeepers) where he and the crew stayed during the shooting on The House of the Devil. In fact, the cast and crew of The Innkeepers - staying and shooting at The Yankee Pedlar Inn - had unusual dreams and paranormal sensations during their time at the Inn, just as the cast and crew of The House of the Devil had a few years earlier. Spooky...


The film opens on Friday, February 3 and is screening in Los Angeles at the Downtown Independent through Thursday February 9. Ti West will be at the Monday 2/6 7pm screening for a Q&A about the film. Go check it out and see our What's In My Bag? video on the big screen! 

Sidewalk Sale at Amoeba Hollywood on Jan 28

Posted by Amoebite, January 25, 2012 12:26pm | Post a Comment
The forecast for this weekend is clear and sunny so our rescheduled sidewalk sale will be this Saturday, January 28 from noon-5pm. There will be plenty of bargains on CDs, vinyl, DVDs, box sets, toys and more! See you there!

All sidewalk sales are final. Store credit cannot be used to purchase items from the sidewalk sale.


Sidewalk Sale   Sidewalk Sale

LA Area Swap Meets in February!

Posted by Amoebite, January 18, 2012 07:35pm | Post a Comment
Hey Los Angeles! The Amoeblog is looking out for your record swap needs this February. Get out your calendars and clear these dates!

Sunday, February 5th: Amoeba makes a repeat appearance at one of the Southland's biggest and best record swap meets, 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.
 
The Flea Market and Record Swap is from 8am-3pm. Look for the Amoeba booth located in the Bonnie St. parking structure (Lot 5) on the 3rd Level. We'll have a great selection of vinyl, so come out and enjoy your Sunday with us! 

More info HERE.

PCC    PCC

Sunday, February 12th: Visit us in Claremont, California at the KSPC CD & Record Swap! We’ll be at the Smith Campus Center Ballroom from 10am-4pm with over 25 other vendors. $2.00 admission or free with a Claremont Colleges ID! Free parking too!

KSPC record swap

New Album by First Aid Kit Due Out Jan 24

Posted by Amoebite, January 17, 2012 07:13pm | Post a Comment
first aid kitSwedish sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg are releasing their sophomore full-length album as First Aid Kit, The Lion's Roar (Wichita Recordings), next week. Aside from being beautiful, they're also young, talented, and strongly influenced by American country music.

First Aid Kit gained attention in 2008 on YouTube with their cover of a Fleet Foxes song (looking very, very young) and they released their debut full-length album, The Big Black and The Blue (Wichita Recordings, 2009), at the tender ages of 17 and 19. We were fortunate enough to have First Aid Kit do a Green Room Session at Amoeba Hollywood when they were supporting The Big Black and The Blue.

First Aid Kit Green Room Session


Their new album, The Lion's Roar, was recorded in Omaha, Nebraska with Mike Mogis (of Bright Eyes) and again capitalizes on the beauty of their harmonies. Like many of their songs, the title track begins quietly with a single voice and builds to their harmonies on the chorus. "The Lion's Roar" is a strong opener for the album, with a passionate chorus:

"...and I'm a goddman coward but then again so are you. And the lions roar, the lions roar." 


First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar by Wichita Recordings
 

On "Emmylou," they pay tribute to Emmylou Harris, June Carter, Gram Parsons and Johnny Cash, and the joy of singing with someone you love:

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