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Recap: March Charity Auction to Benefit Doctors Without Borders

Posted by Amoebite, March 4, 2013 12:00pm | Post a Comment

Doctors Without Borders logoOn Saturday, March 2 we had the hilarious Kurt Braunohler all the way from New York host our charity auction at Amoeba Hollywood and he did a fabulous job with a very tough crowd. He drove home our reason for being there ("Hey guys, it's for Doctors Without Borders...C'MON! Doctors who have no sense of their own boundaries! "). The crowd was enjoying the show, but it was tough to get them to bid. Sometimes it's like that. You never know what the temperature of the crowd will be! But Kurt did a great job and we ended up having a very successful auction.

The concert tickets went well, as always, and thanks so much to our neighbors at Trader Joe's and Brew Coffee, as well as Goldenvoice, for getting us such cool prizes.

Here are some of the highlights:

  • Brew Coffee gift card with Amoeba mug $25.00
  • Tickets to Jim James at the Fonda $30.00
  • Tickets to The Black Lips at the El Rey $25.00
  • Tickets to Django Django at the Fonda $20.00
  • Trader Joe's Gift Card and California Raisins lunchbox $50.00
  • Passes to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles $40.00
  • Special VIP Amoeba in-store pass $66.00
  • Sundance Theater passes 30.00
  • Classic rock package featuring Doors documentary, Led Zeppelin and Doors t-shirts & more $70.00
  • Limited edition Record Store Day package $60.00
  • Tiny Furniture DVD signed by Lena Dunham $35.00
  • Super DVD signed by the cast $15.00
  • Ozzy and Sharon talking Beanie Babies with lunchbox and Black Sabbath pen $10.00
  • Beatles package featuring totes, poster, mug and more $30.00

There was a grand total of bids of $485.00, and then with our matching that meant we raised $970.00 for Doctors Without Borders, an organization which has helped tremendously with Hurricane Sandy (in addition to their work in all corners of the world). This one was great. Thanks all for the help!

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Congratulations to the Gibosn Melody Maker Contest Winner!

Posted by Amoebite, March 1, 2013 11:02am | Post a Comment

Thanks to our friends at TrueTone Music, contest winner Adele S. took home a brand new Gibson Melody Maker guitar. The American made Melody Maker is one of Gibson's most popular guitars. It is an exact re-creation of the 1950s Melody Makers. Have fun rocking out Adele! 

Be sure to subscribe to  the Amoeba newsletter and keep up on all our cool contests! Simply visit  amoeba.com and sign up by entering your email address. 

Contest winner

Lianne La Havas Visited Amoeba!

Posted by Amoebite, February 27, 2013 06:22pm | Post a Comment

Lianne La Havas at Amoeba HollywoodIn support of her latest release, Is Your Love Big Enough? (Nonesuch), British singer/songwriter Lianne La Havas charmed an Amoeba audience with just her voice and a 1964 Danelectro Silvertone guitar. Given the warehouse sized building that is Amoeba Hollywood, Lianne did a superb job of creating an intimate feel for her performance. She played semi-acoustic versions of new songs including, "No Room For Doubt,"  "Age" and "Forget."  La Havas proudly declared on stage, "It's always been a dream of mine to make a record and for it to be sold in this store and to play in this store. I think it's probably the best shop in the world."  Yes, it is Ms. La Havas! We at Amoeba throuroughly enjoyed the tunes and are happy to be a part of your dreams. Thank you

Lianne La Havas is back in Los Angeles March 19 & 20th to play The El Rey Theatre. Make sure to catch her as she will be backed by a full band! You can purchase tickets for this show and many others at Amoeba Hollywood. For those of you in the Bay Area, you can catch Lianne at The Great American Music Hall in San Francisco. The tour will also roll through the Pacific Northwest with stops in Portland and Seattle.    


Lianne La Havas - "Age" (Live at Amoeba)
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New "What's In My Bag?" Episode With Humorist/Author John Hodgman

Posted by Amoebite, February 21, 2013 03:52pm | Post a Comment

John Hodgman

On a recent visit to Amoeba Hollywood in support of his current book, That Is All,  funny man John Hodgman found some time to entertain our cameras and give us an inside look at what tickles his fancy. Much like his role as The Daily Show's "Resident Expert," Hodgman gives us the low down on several films and artists including, Island of Lost Souls, Cabin In the Woods, AC Newman and Megafaun. He offers up a hilarious trade in deal to all Amoeba customers that involves John Tesh's A Romantic Christmas and Jonathan Coulton & John Roderick's One Christmas At A Time.   

 

John Hodgman - What's In My Bag?
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John Hodgman blog link photo

Check out more photos from John Hodgman's book signing at Amoeba!

Pasadena City College Flea Market & Record Swap: March 3rd!

Posted by Amoebite, February 18, 2013 03:46pm | Post a Comment

On Sunday, March 3rd, 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.
 


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