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Gift Ideas for Hip Hop Heads

Posted by Amoebite, December 2, 2014 02:01pm | Post a Comment

gift ideas for hip hop heads

Here is our list of gift ideas culled from recent Hip Hop releases (with a few classics thrown in), plus 10 Hip Hop vinyl reissues from 2014 every fan should have.

Diabolic

Diabolic - Fightin' Words

Fightin' Words is a long delayed release from East Coast rapper Diabolic which has been in the works for four years. Originally intended to come out on Viper Records, the album instead got released via the recently founded WarHorse Records. Mic collaborators include such hard hitters as Vinnie Paz, Apathy, and R.A. the Rugged Man, while production is handled in most part by DJ Premier.

Buy CD | LP.

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib Pinata 

Essential Records: Stevie Wonder's 'Songs In The Key of Life'

Posted by Amoebite, December 1, 2014 02:22pm | Post a Comment

Essential Records

Songs In The Key Of Life is hailed by many as one of the greatest albums ever recorded. Music industry icons like Smokey Robinson, Michael Jackson, Elton John and Mariah Carey all sing its praises. By the time Stevie Wonder gifted the world his magnum opus - at just 25 years old - he had already released 21 albums under the famed Motown label. Amazing!  

Stevie Wonder Where I'm Coming FromOne month before his 21st birthday in 1971, Stevie Wonder released Where I'm Coming From, a definitive production that gave way to a new aesthetic, style, and sound not aligned with the polished, clean, stand up image Motown championed for its artists. In essence, Wonder was shedding his "Little Stevie Wonder" persona and declaring his musical independence. Armed with a new recording contract giving him artistic control, Wonder co-wrote the album with then girlfriend and former Motown secretary, Syreeta Wright. Together the two penned songs that showcased a new, funkier style Wonder was developing outside the confines of Motown. Digging deeper to perfect his new sound, Stevie followed with Music Of My Mind in 1972, the precursor to what became his unrivaled golden era of output. Music Of My Mind was entirely written, produced, and performed by Wonder (with the exception of a single part in two songs) masterfully utilizing Arp synthesizers, Moog keyboards, and live instrumentation. This was Wonder's first truly cohesive effort realized all on his own. The transformation from "Little Stevie Wonder" to bonafide one man production powerhouse was complete.

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Concert Tickets for Sale at Amoeba Hollywood in December 2014

Posted by Amoebite, December 1, 2014 12:28pm | Post a Comment

Concert TicketsAmoeba Hollywood regularly sells tickets to local shows, with the added bonus of charging low service fees (if you are into saving money and who isn't really?).

All tickets can be purchased at the registers (while supplies last) for a $2 service fee. We take cash and credit cards for all ticket sales. Store credit and coupons cannot be applied to ticket sales. Limit 4 tickets per person. 

For Club Nokia shows, we only carry general admission tickets. If you wish to purchase reserved seating at Club Nokia (where available), you can buy those tickets online here.

Please note that on the day of the show, we will stop selling tickets for that show at 5pm.

Tickets are limited, so please call the store first to make sure they are available: 323-245-6400.
 

JUST ADDED SHOWS:

Gregory Alan Isakov at the El Rey

Gregory Alan Isakov
El Rey
February 24

Boyz II Men at Club Nokia

Boyz II Men
Club Nokia
March 26

Join Us for Sips & Sweets in Downtown L.A. Dec. 7

Posted by Amoebite, November 26, 2014 01:58pm | Post a Comment

sips and sweets

On Sunday, Dec. 7, we’ll be at LA Weekly’s Sips & Sweets, a dining, drinking and shopping event happening from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at new nighttime destination The Majestic Downtown and The Reserve. Look for the Amoeba booth—we’ll have holiday gift certificates and our prize wheel.

Tickets are $40 for presale general admission or $45 at the door (children’s tickets are $25, $30 at the door). A ticket gets you unlimited sweets sampling, eight sips from the mixologists and access to the holiday vendor village.

Sips & Sweets features drinks from local mixologists and sweets from bakers and pastry chefs that work at various places around L.A. A portion of proceeds will go to benefit Food Forward, which provides fresh produce that would otherwise go to waste to people in need.

sips & sweetsSweets will come from A.O.C., Auntie Em’s Kitchen, BLD, Buttercelli Bakeshop, Clementine, Cooks County, Craft, Field Trip, Flores, Gjelina, The Gourmandise School, Heirloom, Huckleberry, Little Dom’s, Republique, Rockenwagner, Lucques, McConnell’s, Pizzeria Mozza, Tavern, Nickel Diner, Patina Restaurant Group, Proof Bakery, Semi Sweet Bakery, Sugarbird, Valerie Confections and The Village Bakery and Café.

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Weekly Wednesday Steal: Coldplay's 'Midnight'

Posted by Amoebite, November 26, 2014 09:26am | Post a Comment

coldplay midnight lpThis week's Weekly Wedensday Steal is Coldplay' Midnight 7", regularly $10.98 and on sale for $5 on vinyl.

"Midnight" is the second single from Coldplay's recently released Ghost Stories album. The electro-pop track, which calls to mind Phil Collins' "In the Air Tonight" by way of Bon Iver, has a heat-saturated psychedelic video clip, which you can watch below.

A bit about our Weekly Steal: A new item is featured on Amoeba.com every Wednesday for $10, while supplies last. It's limited to one per customer, and the deal is only available on the website. As always, there’s free shipping on all music and movies you buy on Amoeba.com throughout the United States.

Watch the video for "Midnight":

 

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