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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

New "What's In My Bag?" Episode with Lance Henriksen at Amoeba Hollywood

Posted by Amoebite, March 13, 2013 11:58am | Post a Comment

Some of the coolest people visit us at Amoeba Hollywood. We had the utmost pleasure of hanging out with Sci Fi/Horror film fan favorite, Lance Henriksen. Many of you know Lance from his character Bishop, the Android he famously played in the Aliens films franchise. Lance hung out and shopped around for a few things. He's got some pretty interesting picks such as the classic French drama 400 Blows, and who would have guessed Lance digs Hip Hop? See for yourself!


Lance Henriksen - What's In My Bag?
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Not only is Lance Henriksen a staple when it comes to awesome Science Fiction films, but he is now a bonafide comic book author! Henriksen and co-author Joseph Maddrey held a special signing at Amoeba Hollywood to unveil the 5 issue series, To Hell You Ride (DC Comics). To Hell You Ride starts off by introducing the character Two Dogs, a forgotten Native American plagued by booze and his disregard for society. Two Dogs is reawakened by the spirit of his ancestors and with their guidance he is led to avenge his land and his people. There's a flesh eating curse, mad scientists, and lots of bloddy horror. Tom Mandrake brings it all together with some amazing illustrations. It's a good one! The fans came out to support Lance and his new comic and everyone had a blast! If you missed all the fun you can check out some photos of the signing below.

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Amoeba Hollywood Sidewalk Sale 3/23

Posted by Amoebite, March 13, 2013 11:33am | Post a Comment

SidewalkSaleCome down to Amoeba Hollywood on Saturday 3/23 as we host another super Sidewalk Sale. Shop a plethora of sale items including a host of vinyl and 7 inches all priced to move. Shop a fresh stock of 7 inches at just $1! Lots of DVD box set bargains too. Noon to 5pm.

All sidewalk sales are final. Store credit cannot be used to purchase items from the sidewalk sale. Prices apply to sidewalk sale stock only and this offer is only while supplies last.

Sidewalk Sale

 

Sidewalk Sale at Amoeba Hollywood

 

Time For A New Favorite T-Shirt

Posted by Amoebite, March 11, 2013 06:55pm | Post a Comment

With the first day of spring nearly a week away, I'm going to take the time to clean out my closet a bit and get rid of all my old T-shirts and socks with rat holes in them. Seriously. I personally know how painful it can be to get rid of an old T-shirt, but I don't want to walk around looking like a scrub come springtime.
 

Rats! - You Ruined My Shirt!
Hey Rat! You destroyed my favorite Spin Doctors tee!


Lucky for me, this opens up a lot of space in my closet for new shirts. All three Amoeba stores have gotten in all sorts of new shirts lately that are soft to the touch on my delicate winter skin. Not just rock shirts either, but there are some hip-hop, folk, jazz, and even film-related shirts.

R. Crumb's Robert Johnson Shirt, Sonic Youth Goo Shirt, Beastie Boys License To Ill Tour, The Smiths  - T-Shirts
Robert Johnson  -  Sonic Youth  -  The Beastie Boys  -  The Smiths

Abba, Bad Brains, Battle Royale, Municipal Waste - T-Shirts
ABBA  -  Bad Brains  -  Battle Royale  -  Municpal Waste
 


Miley Likes 'em!
Photoshopped Miley lovveeees Amoeba.

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