Amoeba San Francisco Has a New Look for Spring: Expanded and Extraordinary

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, May 13, 2013 02:57pm | Post a Comment

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Wonderful things are happening at Amoeba San Francisco, especially if you love books, collectables, amoeba San francisco bowling alleysoundtracks, vinyl, bargains of all kinds, or just like to chill out in a groovy environment. You must fall into one of those categories, right? I thought so! Then come on down and experience our newly doubled Books & Magazines section. We have more than doubled the space dedicated for music, film, and pop culture publications and are filling it with new stock daily! We now feature back issues of your favorite music and film zines, and are breaking out our backlog of used books.

You’ll also enjoy our new reading lounge, made possible by Amoeba SF’s heritage as a bowling alley! Yes, we have repurposed a few of the benches from back in the day when this building housed a bowling alley. Sit, relax, and flip through some of our fascinating used books in style.

Additionally, we’ve added a collectables case for rare and out-of-print books, toys, and other memorabilia such as lunch boxes, cookie jars, and other surprises.

In other news, all Music DVDs (except classical) have been moved from the Main Floor to the DVD Room for easy browsing. You’ll also find a greatly expanded Bargain DVD section full of amazingly priced finds. By popular demand, the Soundtrack section has been moved to the Main Floor by Spoken Word and features an expanded Soundtrack Vinyl selection. Additionally, a brand new Audiophile CD section has been added to the main floor too!

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Wings Documentary ROCKSHOW, One Night Only at Balboa Theatre in SF!

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, May 8, 2013 05:21pm | Post a Comment

paul mccartney wings rockshow san francisco Rockshow, the concert film featuring Paul McCartney and Wings taken from the 1975 - 1976 tour “Wings Over America,” screens one night only at San Francisco’s Balboa Theatre on Thursday, May 16th at 7:30pm.

Filmed at the enormous Kingdome in Seattle, Rockshow was not premiered until November of 1980 in New York, April of 1981 in London and, until now, never in San Francisco!

Don't miss your chance to see this special film! Get your tickets HERE!


The Lucky Winner of the Guitar Autographed by Steve Earle!

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, May 5, 2013 06:05pm | Post a Comment

In celebration of the in-store performance with Steve Earle on April 17th, we held an enter-to-win contest steve earlefor an LX1 Little Martin and a limited edition test-pressing, both autographed by Mr. Earle himself, at the Amoeba SF store! The LX1 Little Martin is Martin's smallest guitar, but it's big on tone, quality, and versatility. As their website says, it's just perfect for "playing around the house or campfire."

Chosen completly at random from hundreds of entries, we couldn't have picked a more enthusiastic winner. A devoted Steve Earle fan and Amoeba regular, Shauna was overjoyed to win and asked if Mr. Earle would be willing to throw in a guitar lesson as well! 

Thanks to New West Records for setting up this fun contest for us. Buy Steve Earle's latest album The Low Highway on CD, vinyl, or deluxe CD edition.

The Rocky Horror Show 40th Anniversary Concert Tribute, May 10 & 11

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, May 2, 2013 11:38am | Post a Comment

Peaches Christ presents a 40th Anniversary Concert Tribute to The Rocky Horror Show with special rocky horror show san franciscoguest star Patricia Quinn (Magenta!) appearing (and performing!) live and in-person. You don't need to be a Rocky Horror fanatic to know that this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of this legendary musical with one of its original superstars. Enjoy a night of hits from the original stage-show production, as well as an onstage interview with Peaches and Ms. Quinn, audience Q&A, and a post-show meet and greet with Magenta herself.

But that's not all! Peaches Christ would like, if she may, to take you on a strange journey where the X-Factor's Jason Brock is "Frankenfurter" and the Whoa Nellies' Leigh Crow is "Eddie." Joined by a cavalcade of San Francisco musical theatre superstars including Jef Valentine, Trixxie Carr, L Ron Hubby, Dulce De Leche, Manuel Caneri, Cousin Wonderlette, Michael Phillis, and many more - this is a fully realized concert experience and show that will have you all doing the Time Warp again. Peaches and company are not screening the classic cult film tonight, but are instead homaging and celebrating the original stage-show musical that the film was based on and paying tribute to our favorite songs and characters in a gigantic concert theatrical spectacular.

Get your tickets HERE!

Tumbleweed Wanderers' New Video is a Love Letter to SF

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, April 25, 2013 12:43pm | Post a Comment

tumbleweed wanderersIn anticipation of their April 26th EP release party at the Independent, Bay Area hair-folkers Tumbleweed Wanderers have released the single "Troubadour," featuring their signature combo of folk, soul, and rock & roll.

Check out their video for "Troubadour," which unfolds like a love letter to their home town of San Francisco.


Tumbleweed Wanderers -- Watch & comment on YouTube.

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