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The Ritual Madness That is Mardi Gras at Amoeba Hollywood

Posted by Amoebite, February 24, 2012 12:39pm | Post a Comment
ALLIGATOR PAH FILEZ GUMBO! TCHOUPITOULAS WHO DAT BOOGALEE? ONCE AGAIN AMOEBA MUSIC MOS’SCOCIOUS, FIXIN’ TO PASS A GOOD TIME DOWN BY THAT OLE BAYOU LOS ANGELEEZ. TRUE DAT, YAT?
Fat Tuesday at AmoebaFrom Pan’s lips to our ears, these words of Cajun sacramental blessing ring out through the eons of celebration here at the big easy Amoeba Music, here in the City that Public Transport Forgot. Once again, winter with its cares and sub-70 temps has crept away on little cat feet, Spring has sprung, and as the great mudball we call Terra hurtles in its gyre towards the sun, we mark the turning of the season with a grand fais do-do that is suitable to the season. Before the ashes of Wednesday mark thy brow, toodle thyself down to the great creaking music emporium where the pagans await thee, ready to robe mask and bead thee, wanting only to draw thee into their voodoo jamboree of horns, floats, gumbo and confetti, shiny green gold and purple mylar waving in the southland breeze. Lose thyself in epic indulgence before the self-denial of Lent, followed of course by the rebirth of Bacchus X. Dionysus Ludo, who shall lead us prancing sun-roasted into Summer! It’s Mardi Gras at Amoeba -- ritual madness awaits!
Fat Tuesday at Amoeba
Said weary mylar was resurrected as always from the depths of the Amoeba warehouse, and let shine once more. The Amoeba parish was coated in the sacred colours of purple gold and green, bedecked with more layers of party store finery than a muffuletta sandwitch or an etouffe. We immersed ourselves in the funky backwater sounds of Dr. John, Professor Longhair, the Wild Tchoupitoulas, Preservation Hall, the Meters, Fats Domino, and Lee Dorsey. We lashed ourselves with the fennel rod, donned the goatskin, drank the day’s wine and prepared ourselves for rejoicing!

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Free Cosmic Kids Mixtape With Eskuche Headphones Purchase at Amoeba Hollywood

Posted by Amoebite, February 22, 2012 07:03pm | Post a Comment
Headphone manufacturers eskuche are offering a free Cosmic Kids mixtape with purchase of any eskuche headphones. eskuche invited LA 's Cosmic Kids to create a proper mixtape on an actual cassette as part of their Obsessive Compulsive Frequency series. Limited to 300 copies, the OCF Mixtape #1 by Cosmic Kids is available for free with any purchase of eskuche headphones at Amoeba Hollywood - while supplies last, of course.

Eskuche OCF Mixtape #1 by Cosmic Kids

Cosmic Kids OCF Mixtape #1

Food Drive + Charity Auction for LA Food Bank at Amoeba Hollywood, Feb 27 - Mar 5

Posted by Amoebite, February 22, 2012 03:57pm | Post a Comment
LA Food Bank logoIn conjunction with our March Charity Auction, which will benefit the LA Regional Food Bank, Amoeba Hollywood is holding a food drive! Bring in non-perishable food items to Amoeba Hollywood from February 27th - March 5th and we'll give you a $2 off "Thank You" coupon for helping out.

The items needed most are rice, beans, peanut butter, canned meats, canned fruits, and canned vegetables.

The LA Regional Food Bank, whose mission is to mobilize resources to fight hunger in our community, began in 1973 in a garage in Pasadena. Today it operates out of a 96,000 square foot facility to provide food for nearly 900 sites including abused and abandoned children homes, battered women shelters, senior centers, local food pantries, soup kitchens, AIDS hospices, and more. 

You can help the LA Food Bank in two ways: bring a canned food item to Amoeba Hollywood from February 27th - March 5th and join us at our Charity Auction on March 3rd. 

On Saturday, March 3rd at 4pm, comedian Doug Benson will host our monthly charity auction and 100% of the auction proceeds will benefit the LA Regional Food Bank. We'll have a crazy array of items (see February's Auction Recap for an idea of the types of goodies we offer), and as always, Amoeba will match individual donations up to $1,000. With every dollar, the Food Bank is able to provide four meals. So every dollar raised at the auction will be doubled by Amoeba and will ultimately provide eight meals. That's a lot of food for hungry people!

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Just Added: Atlas Sound DJ Set at Amoeba Hollywood Feb 22!

Posted by Amoebite, February 21, 2012 05:39pm | Post a Comment
Atlas SoundWe just confirmed that Bradford Cox (Atlas Sound, Deerhunter) is doing a very special DJ set at Amoeba Hollywood tomorrow - Wednesday, February 22 - at 6pm! He's in Los Angeles for two sold out Atlas Sound shows at the Center for the Arts in Eagle Rock and we were lucky enough to snag him for a DJ set ahead of those shows.

Atlas Sound is the solo moniker of Deerhunter frontman/provocateur Bradford Cox, so named since 1994 when a sixth-grade Bradford made recordings on a karaoke cassette machine bearing the words "Atlas Sound." His latest album, Parallax, is out now on 4AD.



 

Pasadena City College - Flea Market & Record Swap, 3/4

Posted by Amoebite, February 20, 2012 03:55pm | Post a Comment
Record swap pasadena flea market amoeba music

On Sunday, March 4th, Amoeba makes a repeat appearance at one of the Southland's biggest and best record swap meets, 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.

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'll have a great selection of vinyl, so 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.
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