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SOUL SLAM SF 8: Prince & Michael Jackson, July 20

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, July 1, 2013 06:08pm | Post a Comment
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The Bay Area summer tradition known as SOUL SLAM SF: Prince & Michael Jackson returns for its eight year! Amoeba is proud to join Keistar Productions, fresco, and Massive Selector as a sponsor of this celebration of two musical geniuses on Saturday, July 20th at Mezzanine

All the way from Brooklyn, the legendary DJ SPINNA will rock the best of both Michael Jackson (and his Royal Clan...The Jackson 5, Janet Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, MJ covers, and more) and Prince (and all his Disciples...Sheila E, The Time, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Alexander O’Neal, Vanity 6, Morris Day, and more).

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A Band Called Death Documentary Opens in SF and Oakland on 7/5!

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, June 30, 2013 07:37pm | Post a Comment

Before Bad Brains, the Sex Pistols, or even the Ramones, there was a band called Death. Punk before a band called death punkpunk existed, three teenage brothers in the early '70s formed a band in their spare bedroom, began playing a few local gigs, and even pressed a single in the hopes of getting signed. But this was the era of Motown and emerging disco. Record companies found Death's music and band name-too intimidating, and the group was never given a fair shot. They disbanded before they even completed one album. 

Equal parts electrifying rockumentary and epic family love story, A Band Called Death chronicles the incredible fairy-tale journey of what happened almost three decades later, when a dusty 1974 demo tape made its way out of the attic and found an audience several generations younger. Playing music impossibly ahead of its time, Death is now being credited as the first black punk band (hell...the first punk band!), and are finally receiving their long overdue recognition as true rock pioneers.

This one-of-a-kind documentary opens on July 5th in San Francisco at the Roxie Theater (tix HERE!) and also in Oakland at Broaklyn Film & Theater Company (tix HERE!).

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Sam Vincent Foundation Punk Rock Benefit, 7/26

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, June 26, 2013 04:58pm | Post a Comment

Sam Vincent was a talented chef and musician who tragically passed in 2011. The Sam Vincent sam vincentFoundation carries on his passion by working with at-risk youth in the culinary arts.

Amoeba is a proud sponsor of the Sam Vincent Foundation Punk Rock Benefit featuring Fang, Bonecrusher, and more at the Oakland Metro on July 26th at 7pm.

Get your tickets HERE!

 

 

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Dog Day Afternoon 2013 at Amoeba SF: We Love Your Dogs!

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, June 23, 2013 07:42pm | Post a Comment

Today Amoeba San Francisco celebrated man's best friend with our second-ever Dog Day Afternoon!

Amoeba always invites you and your dog to shop together in our store, but on Dog Day Afternoon we party on the Amoeba stage with special treats for doggies and their humans. Our doggie photo booth (designed by artist and Amoebite Aaron Arakiwas quite popular this year as were our $5 off coupons, which were given out to every person who brought their dog or donated to Muttville Senior Dog Rescue.

Check out these adorable pet portraits by Amoeba's own in-house photographer, Kaitlin Layher. See you next year!
 

Score this Saturday with Score! Pop-up Swap Party

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, June 23, 2013 05:59pm | Post a Comment

This Saturday, June 29th, is the second West Coast edition of Score!- a pop-up party/department store where everything is FREE. Intrigued? Of course you are. Here's how it works:

1. Bring your old clothes, books, accessories, or vinyl records to the event
2. Pay a $5 entrance fee (proceeds are donated to awesome local charities)
3. Walk around and take whatever you like... for free!
4. Grab a drink
5. Repeat

Plus there will be live screenprinting (WorkshopSF), photobooth (curated by 31RAX), style partners (Amoeba Music, The Bold Italic, San Franpsycho,), DJs (King Most & Freddy Anzures), and excellent food (Tamale Los Mayas). Leftover items are donated to Goodwill, and proceeds from the event benefit Surf For Life, CUAV, and Larkin St Youth Services.

Saturday, June 29th
1564 MRKT - 1564 Market St., San Francisco
1pm - 4pm
$5 advance tickets (grab those tickets before they sell out!

Find out more about Score!: www.heyscoreswap.com

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