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Feist Documentary To Be Released on DVD December 7th

Posted by Amoebite, October 29, 2010 01:07pm | Post a Comment
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Sure to be a popular seller at Amoeba this winter, the Feist documentary Look at What the Light Did Now will be released on DVD December 7th and it will come with a 13-track bonus CD. Like any good DVD, there will be extras as well, stuff not included in the film's theatrical release -- unseen footage, music videos, a collection of short films and more! In the meantime, you can still catch screenings of the film in Berkeley and around the world.

Watch Feist perform the title track with its original (in all ways) author, Kyle Field, aka Little Wings:



and here's the film's trailer:

Remix Philip Selway Track and Win $500

Posted by Amoebite, October 22, 2010 04:00pm | Post a Comment
Radiohead's Philip Selway has just released a solo album, Familial, and now he's having a remix competition where you can win $500 and signed copies of the record, among other things! All you have to do is create your own remix of the track "Beyond Reason." If you want in, check out all the details here.

philip selway

Antony Hegarty To Quit Touring?

Posted by Amoebite, October 22, 2010 03:01pm | Post a Comment
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According to a recent interview with NME, Antony Hegarty of Antony and the Johnsons is exhausted and burnt out at the idea of touring again. After his lengthy tour supporting his last album, The Crying Light, he took a year off to recuperate and now has only booked one date, in NYC, thus far, even though he has a brand new album just-out, Swanlights. If you are in NYC, head out to the Alice Tully Starr Theater on Oct 30! Who knows when we'll be able to see Antony perform live again.

Vote On Nov. 2 and Get $2 Off at Amoeba!

Posted by Amoebite, October 22, 2010 01:55pm | Post a Comment
Election Day is Tuesday November 2, 2010 -- just around the corner! After you vote, bring in your voting stub to any Amoeba store on 11/2 and we'll give you $2 off your purchase (of $2.99 or more).

Celebrate the power and the privilege of voting with a limited edition Shepard Fairey VOTE t-shirt! These special VOTE shirts are only available through Amoeba.com and at the Amoeba Hollywood store. They are 100% Cotton Unisex T's. Get yours here.



Ari Up of The Slits Died at Age 48

Posted by Amoebite, October 21, 2010 12:12pm | Post a Comment
On Wednesday, October 20, 2010, Ari Up, the charismatic and energetic frontwoman of influential punk band The Slits, died at age 48.

John Lydon posted this message on his website:

Ari Up
Arianna RIP

John and Nora have asked us to let everyone know that Nora's daughter Arianna (aka Ari-Up) died today (Wednesday, October 20th) after a serious illness. She will be sadly missed.

Everyone at JohnLydon.com and PiLofficial.Com would like to pass on their heartfelt condolences to John, Nora and family.

Rest in Peace.





The Slits are one of the most influential bands to emerge from the initial British punk rock explosion, and are known for combining punk with reggae, world music, and experimental sounds. Although their lineup has changed over the years and has included men (Bruce Smith and Budgie), they are primarily identified as a female band and had a significant impact on the Riot-Grrl movement of young female-fronted bands in the 1990s.
 
The Slits formed in England in 1976 when a 14-year old Ari Up and her friend Palmolive decided to start an all-girl band together. Palmolive had already been the drummer in a short-lived band, Flowers Of Romance, which included other early punk luminaries Sid Vicious, Keith Levine, and Viv Albertine. They were soon joined by guitarist Kate Korris and bassist Suzy Gutsy. Gutsy left to form the band The Flicks, and was replaced by Castrators' bassist,Tessa Pollitt. Palmolive originally asked her old bandmate Viv Albertine to join them on second guitar, but by the time Albertine joined, original Slits guitarist Korris had left to forSlits- Cutm her own band, Mo-Dettes.

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