Win a Signed Test Pressing of John Doe's New Album!

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, August 21, 2011 06:54pm | Post a Comment
John Doe signed test pressing printing Keeper contest

Amoeba San Francisco is celebrating the upcoming in-store with John Doe (that's happening this Friday, August 26th at 6pm, in case you didn't know) with a chance of a life-time!John Doe X Keeper in-store instore

Come into Amoeba San Francisco by August 29th to enter to win an autographed test pressing of John Doe's new album Keeper.

Not only is this slab of smoky red vinyl labeled and signed by the punk legend himself, but there are only 20 in existence! Now that's a limited edition!

Keeper doesn't hit stores until August 30th, but attendees of the in-store on August 26th will be able to purchase the album early and will have the chance to get it signed by Mr. Doe.

LastSundaysFest in Berkeley, 8/28

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, August 18, 2011 05:26pm | Post a Comment

LastSundaysFest hits Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley!

Sunday, August 28, 2011
11am - 6pm
Telegraph Avenue from Dwight to Bancroft 

Showcasing the best indie bands, chamber music, and Jazz, LastSundaysFest is Telegraph's vibrant free music street festival. It's all-ages fun with original jewelry, crafts, and street food galore. Experience a day on the Avenue as it’s closed for strolling and festivities (Telegraph will be closed to traffic from Durant to Dwight).

Check out the musical line-up for LastSundays Fest:
12pm: Classical Revolution String Quartet (Haydn String Quartet Op. 76 No. 2)  
1pm: UC Jazz Ensemble
2pm: Whiskerman
3pm: Fever Charm
4pm: Custard Pie (Led Zeppelin Tribute Band)
5pm: Foxtails Brigade (w/ songstress Laura Weinbach)

Plus: Street merriment with Buttons Ze Clown!

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Get more info HERE!

"Lost" Press Video of The Smiths Found?

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, August 17, 2011 02:46pm | Post a Comment

Thanks to Rhino UK, this "lost" for-press-only video documentary about The Smiths has been unearthed!


The rockin' archeologists over at Rhino say this promo video was probably commissioned in 1992 to support The Smiths’ Best… albums. What will they find next? Cave paintings of Bernard Sumner at Chauvet Pont d'Arc?

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Mission Creek Music and Arts Festival Comes to Oakland

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, August 16, 2011 02:20pm | Post a Comment

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The 15th annual Mission Creek Music and Arts Festival presents its third year of programming in Oakland, California!

MCMAF will rock Oakland throughout the month of September with a vast array of local musicians and artists in over 20 different shows at venues such as The Uptown, The Stork Club, Rock Paper Scissors, and Gamma Space! And it's sponsored by none other than Amoeba Music!

The festival will kick off at the The Uptown during Oakland Art Murmur on Friday, September 2nd with a free show featuring local favorites The Horns of Happiness, White Cloud, Mwah Ha Ha, and Field Trips. More info HERE!

MCMAF will also present Experimental Notations, an art exhibition split between two Temescal area galleries, The Royal Nonesuch and Macarthur B Arthur. Experimental Notations, curated by Mission Creek founder Jeff Ray, features visual and audio works by Bay Area artists and will be on view for hte entire month of September.

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SHOWGIRLS: The Peaches Christ Experience Returns to the Castro Theatre, 8/27

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, August 15, 2011 07:06pm | Post a Comment

Peaches Christ Showgirls

After last year’s sold-out extravaganza, Peaches Christ again promises to blow the roof off the Castro Theatre. Peaches and her Midnight Mass minions invite you to slather yourself in glittery g-string goodness as the evening kicks-off with the legendary “Volcano Goddess” pre-show.

Feel the need to embrace your inner “showgirl” and “showboy?” Get your Vegas “Ver-sayce” couture ready to sparkle up the night, for as you compete for exclusive gifts and prizes the competition will rage to a soapy lather, and your daytime duds just won’t hold up. And leave the burger and fries for amateurs because with every large popcorn purchase you’ll be guaranteed a personalized lap dance by Peaches’ legion of live “dude-girls”!

Don’t miss this season’s event, as you will never know what special surprises Peaches will pull out of her feathered headdress.

with the Midnight Mass Players and over 100 lap dancers!
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Castro Theatre, San Francisco
Doors open: 6:30pm for VIP ticket holders and 7:00pm for General Admission

Festivities begin: 8:00pm
Tickets available now at 

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