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New "What's In My Bag?" Episode With Tim & Eric

Posted by Amoebite, April 30, 2013 02:46pm | Post a Comment

Tim & Eric

The awkwardly hilarious comedy duo Tim & Eric are some of the busiest funnymen in showbiz. Gaining legions of cult-like fans from their successful Adult Swim shows (Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! and Tom Goes to the Mayor), Tim & Eric continue to bless us with more left field content via their popular website, timanderic.com. They also recently partnered up with fellow comedians Sarah Silverman, Reggie Watts and Michael Cera to launch the new Jash Network YouTube channel. If you simply can't be fulfilled by Internet videos, then pick up Tim & Eric's Billion Dollar Movie. If you need even more Tim & Eric, grab the new film that stars the pair alongside LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy, The Comedy

Tim & Eric wandered into Amoeba Hollywood in search of very specific and maybe even peculiar selections. We got it all on video for another awesome episode of What's In My Bag?. Find out which of the two is a fan of a famous Mexican comedian and which one needs two copies of a 30 Seconds To Mars album. Oh yeah, and check out their very funny impromtu cover of Smash Mouth's "All Star."

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JEFF the Brotherhood Visits Amoeba Hollywood!

Posted by Amoebite, April 23, 2013 05:27pm | Post a Comment

Jeff BrohoodNashville's psychedelic/ garage rock duo, JEFF the Brotherhood, dropped by Amoeba for an exclusive What's In My Bag? episode.  Brothers Jake and Jamin have been releasing records since 2001 and they've been collecting vinyl ever since they were kids. From rock records to world pop selections like, Idjah Hadidjah's Tonggeret and folk songwriter Will Oldham's Goya, these brothers love to dig! They don't just talk vinyl, they've got a few interesting book selections too. One in particular is Slim Diamond's book of Pimpoetry.  Oh yes, JEFF the Brotherhood is big pimpin' when it comes to digging for vinyl!

JEFF the Brotherhood - What's In My Bag?
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Check out their official music video for "Sixpack":

Record Store Day 2013 at Amoeba Hollywood - Part 2

Posted by Amoebite, April 20, 2013 07:03pm | Post a Comment

Record Store Day moved into Saturday afternoon at Amoeba Hollywood with a DJ set by Lance Rock, a former Amoebite and current Yo Gabba Gabba! ringleader. Lance has always had exceptional musical taste and it was a treat to hear his soundtrack for one of our busiest days of the year. A handful of kids turned out, excited to see DJ Lance Rock in person.

Lance Rock at Amoeba Hollywood Record Store Day

Lance Rock at Amoeba Hollywood Record Store Day

Next up was Lucinda Williams, who chatted with fans and picked out a playlist of her favorite songs, including gypsy jazz, Mark Lanegan and Chelsea Light Moving.

Lucinda Williams at Amoeba Hollywood for Record Store Day

Lucinda Williams at Amoeba Hollywood for Record Store Day

Lucinda Williams' playlist

It was been an incredibly busy morning (and afternoon) with the lines wrapping around the store. The main line for the registers even extended into the jazz room and bumped up against the prize wheel line at one point! But by about 5pm, things had slowed just enough to let us move the line for RSD13 titles into the store and put the remaining releases on the floor.

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Record Store Day 2013 at Amoeba Hollywood - Part 1

Posted by Amoebite, April 20, 2013 03:21pm | Post a Comment

The sixth annual Record Store Day kicked off early this morning at Amoeba Hollywood, with some folks getting in line for the limited RSD releases as early as midnight the night before. We started passing out the RSD menus around 7:30am, shortly before the steaming hot Coffee Bean coffee and pastries arrived to fortify the early birds in line. 

Record Store Day line at Amoeba Hollywood

Coffee Bean at Amoeba Hollywood Record Store Day

Huge thanks to the Coffee Bean for providing our customers (and our staff) with hot coffee and delicious pastries this morning. Happy 50th anniversary, CBTL!!

 

As in years past, we collected the menus and began filling orders, letting the first wave of RSD customers in around 9:30am. The hot titles were gone in a flash - the Drive soundtrack LP, Bayside Live at The Bayside Social Club LP, Sigur Ros Agaetis Byrjun 10", Title Fight/Touche Amore split 7", Dave Matthews Band, Their They're There LP, the Poltergeist soundtrack, Captain Beefheart's Frank Freemans Dance Club LP, Notorious B.I.G.'s Ready to Die LP, and many, many more.

Record Store Day at Amoeba Hollywood

Checking the master menu in front of Amoeba Hollywood

Record Store Day at Amoeba Hollywood

Record Store Day Countdown: Cheech & Chong 12"

Posted by Amoebite, April 19, 2013 06:14pm | Post a Comment

For our final preview in our Record Store Day countdown (and in honor of RSD falling on 4/20), we're ending with Cheech & Chong's amazing foray into glam rock from Up In Smoke. Cheech is androgynous glitter cyborg Alice Bowie belting out "Earache My Eye" (b/w "Turn That Thing Down")! Total heaviosity that's as hilarious as it is thunderously hard rockin'. No self-respecting stoner should be without this exclusive green vinyl 45. See you at Amoeba tomorrow for Record Store Day!

Download our menu (.pdf) of exclusive Record Store Day titles available on April 20, 2013.

See our list of events and happenings at all three stores on RSD.

Cheech & Chong Record Store Day

Record Store Day at Amoeba

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