Voyager Golden Record: 40th Anniversary Edition -- Intergalactic Mix Tape

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, October 9, 2016 06:50pm | Post a Comment

Voyager Golden Record

Have you ever dreamed about communicating with extraterrestrials in a galaxy far, far away? How about making a mixed tape for them? This is essentially what astronomer, astrophysicist, and author Carl Sagan did with his Voyager Golden Record 40 years ago.

In 1977, NASA launched Voyager I and II into outer space with Sagan’s record mounted to each in hopesVoyager Golden Record: 40th Anniversary Edition that one day the interstellar message would be received by an alien civilization. These records contain the history of mankind in audio: music of many cultures and eras, sounds of Earth (volcanoes, earthquake, frogs, birds, heartbeat, laughter, train, Saturn 5 Lift-off…), greetings in 55 languages, whale greetings, and much more (even images encoded in analog).

We may never know if the album was received by our extraterrestrial neighbors, but now YOU can experience this amazing document of Earth for the first time ever! In celebration of Voyager’s 40th anniversary in 2017, The Voyager Golden Record is being reissued for human enjoyment thanks to a team up between Boing Boing editor David Pescovitz, graphic designed Lawrence Azerrad, and Amoeba Music San Francisco’s own Timothy Daly. The only way to get one is to participate in the Voyager Golden Record: 40th Anniversary Edition Kickstarter campaign, which ends on October 20, 2016.

The cloth-covered box set will house three heavyweight translucent gold vinyl records. The LPs will Voyager Golden Record: 40th Anniversary Editioncontain the same music, greetings, and sounds as contained on the original Voyager Golden Record, which is nearly two hours of audio (see the complete track list below). The box set includes a hardbound book of images from the original interstellar message, photos of the planets returned to Earth from the Voyager probes, essays, and ephemera from the project's history.

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Behind The Scenes With Con Brio: Interview with Ziek McCarter

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, October 9, 2016 04:00pm | Post a Comment

Con Brio

By Dominique Gomez
Photos by Sarah Felker
This article also appears on DoTheBay

Con Brio is the modern musical excellence where funk meets soul. These Bay Area locals have developed not only a name for themselves in music but a name for music in the Bay Area. After a rigorous tour over the past year, hitting all the biggest venues and festivals throughout the world, Con Brio will find themselves headlining at the UC Theatre in Berkeley on October 14th, 2016 with Kev Choice and Kuchaw. Enter to win a pair of tickets to this show with DoTheBay HERE!

At the young age of 24, frontman Ziek McCarter rallies the masses with his desirably alluring vocals and Con Briounbelievably talented moves. His musical story began when he, officially, moved from Texas to San Francisco at just 18 years old. Surrounded by the enchantment that is of the Fillmore District, McCarter quickly found his way into the music scene ever so naturally due to his profound talent and stage presence.

Right out of their rehearsal space in Oakland, previously owned by a woodshop, DoTheBay's Sarah Fleker shot photos of the band in their natural element while we got on the phone with McCarter to get a closer look at one of the Bay Area's local heroes.

You moved to SF from Texas when you were 18, right?

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NightLife LIVE at SF's California Academy of Sciences: Dan Deacon & Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, October 13

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, October 2, 2016 06:20pm | Post a Comment

NightLife at California Academy of Science

Dan Deacon
Dan Deacon at Amoeba SF, 3/1/2015.

San Francisco's California Academy of Sciences' NightLife LIVE 2016 summer music series comes to a close on Thursday, October 13th with a bang! Performances from experimental electro-pop madman Dan Deacon and composer/multi-instrumentalist/producer Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith will help ease the pain of the end of summer while you peruse the current and permanent exhibits at the Academy.

You can also shop local vendor booths that night. Browse used vinyl at the Amoeba Music pop-up shop next to a swamp! We'll be bringing loads of quality used vinyl so prepare to go crate digging. Also, don't miss your last chance to grab a screen print of the exclusive NightLife LIVE October design from San Franpsycho.

Get your tix HERE, and RSVP & invite your friends on Facebook HERE.

October Events at Amoeba SF & Berkeley

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, October 2, 2016 02:25pm | Post a Comment

It's a proven scientific fact that October is the best month of the year, especially in the Bay Area. Costumes, candy, tricks and treats...and that's just for the adults. Make sure you celebrate with us all month long at Amoeba SF & Berkeley with our free and all-ages in-store shows, special sales, and events!

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"Guitar Mood 2" - Instrumental Compilation Like No Other (Except "Guitar Mood 1")

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, September 28, 2016 06:59pm | Post a Comment

Guitar Mood 2- By Kai Wada Roath
Ambassador of Confusion Hill and host of the Super Shangri-La Show

The music had taken full control and into the vortex of madness she was drawn, dancing in circles like a whirling Dervish that had gone pleasantly, yet totally, insane. Mark my words, ye readers of this review, for this situation of delight just happened last evening in my living room while listening to the first song on Guitar Mood 2 -- Takeshi Teruauchi and the Bunnys playing their rendition of Beethoven's Symphony No.5.

If you would like there to be dancing at your next party or in your living room in general, I recommend this album for the following life changing reasons:

From the vinyl treasure vaults of the great Michael Lucas of The Phantom Surfers, Guitar Mood 2 is a instrumental compilation created like no other...err, except perhaps for Guitar Mood 1, but finding Guitar Mood 1 in the wild may be as rare as finding a walnut-sized gold nugget while panning for river shine with a Marie Calendar pie pan for that album is truly mind-boggling amazing. If you find Guitar Mood 1, new or used, it is an omen for years of good luck.

Guitar Mood 2 will whisk you away to wondrous, exotic lands with strumming surf sounds and cumbias Belkingsthat are blended with the traditional folk melodies of Turkey, Japan, Colombia, Peru, and Finland by bands such as Los Belkings, Los Siderals, Siluetler, and more!

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