The artists Alan Forbes, Stacie Willoughby and David D'Andrea have given us some of the most intricate, epic poster art for equally intricate, epic and, of course, full-on rock shows! Now they will be celebrated in a show called Archaic Revival at the Space Gallery here in SF this Thursday night. Check out the artists' work, plus DJs and also a special acoustic show by Amoeba faves Howlin Rain! More info here.
poster by David D'Andrea
poster by Stacie Willoughby
poster by Alan Forbes
This show is guaranteed to be poppin! Those of us at the SF Amoeba will perhaps never forget the Black Lips spitting up into the air and catching the spittle again in their mouths during their instore. Interesting chaps. Click here to RSVP for free tix. And click here to watch a video of the Black Lips' Hollywood instore a few years back!
Photos by Kaitlin Layher
Words by Spenser Russell-Snyder
In this week 20 years ago, the first Amoeba Music opened on Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley, CA! I'm sure none of you need a history lesson, but just in case you do, head over to our "History" page and educate yourself on all that is Amoeba Music! On Sunday, November 14th, Amoeba Berkeley had a birthday blowout celebration featuring in-store performances, DJs, prizes, cookies, and a 20% off used item sale! Here are some pictures from throughout the day:
Kicking off the day at noon was Amoeba Berkeley floorperson Kyle, who spun old time rock 'n' roll, garage, blues, and soul records.
The Berkeley store's Grace had people spinning the prize wheel all day! Also at the prize table, we held an hourly raffle, with all proceeds going to The Berkeley Free Clinic. Prizes from the raffles included "Lunchbox" amp from ZT Amplifiers, a year's worth of Peets Coffee, a $100 Amoeba gift certificate, plus other rad items!
So many of us here in the Bay Area have been wooed by the particular charms of Stephin Merritt and his Magnetic Fields! Luckily for us, the new documentary film about the band, Strange Powers, is coming to the Roxie Theater in San Francisco starting today and running through Nov 18. Check out the trailer below.