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Fall at The Fillmore 2013 Line-Up Announced!

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, September 3, 2013 04:00pm | Post a Comment

Fall at The FillmoreAmoeba Music and San Francisco’s historic music venue The Fillmore are pleased to announce the annual Fall at the Fillmore concert series. With over 40 concerts, there's something for everyone! Tickets for these amazing shows go on sale this Sunday, September 8th HERE!

Follow @AmoebaSF on Twitter for Fall at the Fillmore ticket giveaways!

Here's that Fall-tastic line-up:

9/3: SUPERCHUNK with Mikal Cronin

9/4: ZZ WARD with The Wild Feathers, James Bay

9/5: ENANITOS VERDES with Bang Data, DJ Danny G

9/6: THE MICKEY HART BAND

9/7: AUSTRA with Diana Saturday

9/11: JIMMY CLIFF with Ethan Tucker

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Tour de Fat Rolls into San Francisco on 9/21

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, August 27, 2013 05:40pm | Post a Comment

If you like dressing freaky, riding bikes, listening to great bands, and drinking beer, then don’t miss Tour de Fat! New Belgium Brewing, maker of Fat Tire Amber Ale and other award-winning beers, is bringing the 14th annual Tour de Fat back to San Francisco on Saturday, September 21st in Golden Gate Park and it's FREE.

Yes, you will enjoy eclectic entertainment and stellar beer, but you will also be helping local bicycle nonprofits (San Francisco Bicycle Coalition and Bay Area Ridge Trail Council) raise funds. The event is free, yet all proceeds from beer and merchandise sales and donations from parade participants will help make San Francisco a better place to ride a bike. Last year, approximately 5,000 people came to the festival and raised more than $32,600 for local nonprofits.

To properly kick-start the festival, Tour de Fat begins with a giant bicycle parade that weaves through city streets. Each parade route is designed for people of all skill levels; everyone is welcome and colorful costumes are encouraged.

For the rest of the afternoon, the stages in Golden Gate Park heat up with world-class acts. Headlining is the Oakland-bassed, genre-fusing Beats Antique, as well as the one and only The Moth – True Stories Told Live! Check out the full schedule HERE!

Kids of all ages can ride funky bikes, eat delicious fare, relax in the grass, and participate in games and activities such as the Thousand Person Dance Contest, which will determine the winner of a 2013 New Belgium Cruiser Bike. Everyone 21 and older can sample new and classic favorites from New Belgium.

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5th Annual Mission Creek Oakland Music & Arts Festival

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, August 26, 2013 04:30pm | Post a Comment

Mission Creek Oakland (MCO) returns in September for a month-long festival packed with shows featuring dozens of local bands and showcasing fifteen venues such as the Uptown Nightclub, The Stork Club, Children’s Fairy Land, and all-ages spaces Rock Paper Scissors and the 25th Street Collective.

The Uptown Nightclub hosts the official opening party in conjunction with First Friday on September 6th, with Naytronix, Clipd Beaks, YNGBNS, and Safeword.

Highlights of the month include a film night at Book Zoo with shorts by local animators, a comedy night at Good Bellies Cafe, and Experimental Notations -- an art installation of sound and its corresponding graphic notation held at Adobe Books and Rock Paper Scissors.

MCO will also be hosting an all-day, all-ages block party in conjunction with the Art Beat Foundation and the East Bay ExpressThe block party will feature open galleries and businesses throughout the block, a full day of music held at the 25th Street Collective warehouse, and a delicious collection of area food trucks. 

Check out the Mission Creek Oakland website for more events and updates!

MCO collaborates with local venues and artists to create unique events and provide a platform for up-and-coming East Bay talent. MCO is a volunteer-run extension of San Francisco’s Mission Creek Music and Arts Festival and is co-produced by the East Bay Express. The festival is sponsored by Amoeba Music, Deli Radio, The B on Broadway, Art Beat Foundation, Sapporo, and Refraction Studios.

Amoeba Music Sponsors the 56th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, September 20-22

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, August 23, 2013 03:39pm | Post a Comment

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Amoeba Music is proud to once again be an official sponsor of the Monterey Jazz Festival and to be on-site with a Mini-Amoeba store!

The Monterey Jazz Festival celebrates its 56th year with more than 500 artists performing nonstop on eight stages for three nights and two days! See live sets from Diana Krall, Bobby McFerrin, Wayne Shorter, Dave Douglas, and so many more!

Swing by the Mini-Amoeba between sets for tons of rare, collectible, and out-of-print CDs and LPs for sale from our vaults. Plus, look for a host of artists who will be signing copies of their albums at our booth after their performance.

We have confirmed signings with these stellar musicians at the Mini-Amoeba:!

FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY
Roberto Fonseca  8pm
Gregory Porter – 9:15pm
California Honeydrops – 3:30pm
Claire Daly – 4:15pm
Big Sam’s Funky Nation – 5:30pm
The Relatives – 7:15pm
Ravi Coltrane – 9:45pm
Joe Lovano – 2:30pm
Along Came Betty – 4pm
David Sanborn/Bob James – 4:30pm
Tammy Hall – 5:30pm
Davina & The Vagabonds – 7:30pm

Please check back for updates on our signing schedule and further coverage!

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Strange Talk Shops with Lucky Winners at Amoeba SF & LA

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, August 23, 2013 01:30pm | Post a Comment

The Australian electro-pop group Strange Talk is currently on tour in anticipation of the release of their strange talk amoeba elyseupcoming album, Cast Away. [Pre-order the album HERE!]

A contest was held in both the Hollywood and San Francisco Amoeba stores with a dream prize for any Strange Talk fan – a $100 Amoeba gift certificate to spend while shopping with the charming members of Strange Talk!

On Thursday, August 22nd, the San Francisco lucky winner Elyse got to browse that stacks and chat with Strange Talk front man Stephen Docker and producer/DJ/bassist Gerard Sidhu. As an avid electronica fan and a veteran shopper, Elyse was thrilled to win. As you can see in the video below, Stephen promised to set her up with some “sweet beats” and Gerard recommended one of his favorite collections, the Ed Banger Records compilation.
 

 

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