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Amoeba Hollywood's Hopping Record Store Day 2011

Posted by Amoebite, April 19, 2011 01:09pm | Post a Comment

Text by Lauren Landes
Images by Pia, Courtney and Amber

Another year in the tiny history book of Record Store Day has been logged! Huzzah! April 16, 2011 marks three years and four holidays since a group of music lovers conceived and founded Record Store Day, and the nascent event looks like its cogs are just starting to build up momentum. The overflowing anticipation and excitement ought to keep us all going until next April, when an even larger quantity of releases will presumably arrive in the bins of independent record stores across the world (don't expect to find any of these delicious goodies over at a corporate retail store, though). As a record store employee, it's very exciting to see so many people line up outside my second home before the rooster has crowed just for some exclusive CD/vinyl/other releases sure to be sold out forever.

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A quiet day at Amoeba is still overwhelming enough for a lot of people, and a busy day like this past Saturday creates a very unique kind of energy that makes the place feel more like festival grounds than a record store--the vinyl tents at Coachella and Bonnaroo come to mind.

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If only every day could be so packed with eager music searchers and ecstatic, hourly announcements for "Fucked Up," the world might feel about thirty percent peppier at all times. Nonetheless, this is why we at Amoeba get so excited for the holiday whose theme song is the sweet sound of excited fingers peeling thin plastic off a 12" square package.

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Glasser's Cameron Mesirow on Creating Music

Posted by Amoebite, April 15, 2011 01:44pm | Post a Comment
Glasser's Cameron Mesirow talks to the Creators Project about -- what else? -- her creative process, taking her music on the road and translating it live, and how anyone can be a musician these days! Check out the footage below:


She's playing Coachella tomorrow!

Last Sundays Fest - Sunday, April 24

Posted by Amoebite, April 14, 2011 04:53pm | Post a Comment

Last Sundays Fest is a long running family tradition that overtakes Berkeley’s Telegraph Ave. the last Sunday in April, July and August.

The street will be closed to traffic so you can enjoy live music, over 100 boutiques, 75 restaurants, crafts and much more. Stop by the Amoeba booth, say hello and spin our prize wheel! We'll be there all day with special sales and fantastic prizes! Join us!


 
 
 

TV on the Radio's Nine Types of Light Film

Posted by Amoebite, April 12, 2011 11:54am | Post a Comment

Consistent Amoeba faves TV on the Radio's brand new record Nine Types of Light is out TODAY, and they have also released a film featuring videos for all the tracks -- a "visual re-imagining of the album!" Check it out below and click here to buy Nine Types of Light at amoeba.com!

Smith Westerns Short Film Die With Your Chin Up

Posted by Amoebite, April 7, 2011 04:21pm | Post a Comment

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Rock sensations and recent Amoeba instore participants The Smith-Westerns have been captured in a film by Ray Concepcion called Die With Your Chin Up! Check it out below:


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