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SF Sketchfest's 10th Anniversary

Posted by Amoebite, January 12, 2011 12:44pm | Post a Comment

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San Francisco’s Sketchfest comedy festival celebrates its 10th Anniversary with Dan Aykroyd, Candice Bergen, James L. Brooks, David Byrne, Diane English, Neil Patrick Harris, Brian Henson, Cloris Leachman, Moby, Maya Rudolph, Garry Shandling, Fred Willard, the creators of Airplane!, the Viva Variety reunion show, improv masters Upright Citizens Brigade, and many more! Amoeba is proud to help sponsor the festival running January 13 - February 5. Get your tickets now! More info here.
 

Noir City at the Castro Theater

Posted by Amoebite, January 12, 2011 12:43pm | Post a Comment

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NOIR CITY 9 returns to San Francisco's majestic Castro Theatre January 21-30 with Who's Crazy Now?. The lineup of 24 Tales of Madness ranges from the legendary Oscar-winning performance by Ingrid Bergman (Gaslight) and Ronald Colman (A Double Life)—to obscure rarities, some rescued from extinction by the Film Noir Foundation. All films will be presented as originally intended in glorious 35mm celluloid and all proceeds from the festival directly fund film preservation efforts. More info here.

Jazz and Democracy Project

Posted by Amoebite, January 12, 2011 12:33pm | Post a Comment


 

The Jazz & Democracy Project® (J&D) is a music integrated curriculum linking the arts (music) and the humanities (history/government). Through literary, aural, and visual content, as well as kinesthetic activities, students 10 years and up learn about the process that creates Jazz and how this mirrors the democratic process. Without needing any previous musical experience, all J&D students understand what musicians must know and be able to do in order to create Jazz, and how these same elements form the foundation of The U.S. Constitution, American democracy, and civic engagement in the 21st Century. For more info, click here.

Band of Horses Extravaganza With Free Download, Interview, News and More

Posted by Amoebite, January 12, 2011 08:40am | Post a Comment
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Band of Horses Live at Amoeba SF - 5.29.10 - For more pics, click here!

If you're a fan of Band of Horses, or have always wanted to check them out, you've come to the right place! The band has played several instores at Amoeba over the years and below you will find 7" news, and, culled from their appearances here, a performance video, full audio from their most recent instore, an audio interview and a free downloadable track!

The band is releasing a free download of "Infinite Arms." Band of Horses is asking for your email address before you download the song, and you will be signed up for the Amoeba newsletter if you aren't already. You can buy their Grammy nominated album, also titled Infinite Arms, from Amoeba right here!



Check out the band's full set from this past May:

Also, you can listen to Ben Bridwell's interview with Amoeba from Band of Horses' latest SF instore:

Tiny Tim: Lost and Found Out Today! Check Out Our Interview with Tiny Tim Expert Justin Martell

Posted by Amoebite, January 11, 2011 02:29pm | Post a Comment

Today, local SF label Secret Seven Records releases Tiny Tim: Lost and Found, a collection of rarities! To celebrate, we've got an interview with one of the country's foremost experts on Mr. Tiny Tim, Justin Martell, who is in the process of writing an authorized biography of the musician, which will hopefully be out by Christmas, 2011. He has also been a consultant on and contributed liner notes to two posthumous Tiny Tim releases, I've Never Seen a Straight Banana (Collector's Choice Records, 2009) and this latest release to be discussed in the interview below. Basically, when it comes to Tiny Tim, he's the man.

Read on to learn much more about Tiny Tim's life and career, as well as the special stuff on Tiny Tim: Lost and Found!

Also, you can hear "If I Had a Talking Picture of You" from the new release right here!

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How did Lost & Found come about?

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