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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.
 

 

Morrissey 25: Live at Balboa Theatre, 8/29 & 9/3

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, August 19, 2013 06:34pm | Post a Comment

Just when it started to look like it may be near impossible to see a Morrissey concert, the Balboa morrisseyTheatre in San Francisco has come to the rescue with two screenings of the legacy concert film Morrissey 25: Live. Screening on Thursday, August 29th and Tuesday, September 3rd, both shows are at 7pm. You'll want to get those tickets HERE now!

Watch @AmoebaSF on Twitter Wednesday, August 21st for a ticket giveaway!

Filmed live during Morrissey’s most intimate gig in decades at the Hollywood High School in Los Angeles on March 2, 2013, this is the first authorized Morrissey film to hit theatres in nine years and celebrates 25 years of the solo career of one of the world’s most iconic and enigmatic performers.

The film opens with fan tributes; talking about their unwavering devotion to the singer and the unique appeal of this unusual venue – a striking contrast to the sold out arena concert at the Staples Center on the previous night. Tickets to the concert in the 1,800-seater school auditorium were sold out in 12 seconds and this now legendary concert became Morrissey’s penultimate performance on the US Tour. Morrissey was forced to postpone then ultimately cancel a large portion of his North American tour earlier this year, due to ongoing medical issues. The performance filmed for Morrissey 25: Live was among the singer's last, before an extended hiatus.
 

Peaches Christ Presents Night of 1,000 Showgirls at the Castro Theatre, 8/24

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, August 19, 2013 05:34pm | Post a Comment

It's time to dust off your glittery g-strings and “Ver-sayce” dresses for a special one night, interactive peaches christ showgirls nomi presentation of a NIGHT OF 1,000 SHOWGIRLS on Saturday, August 24th at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco with your hostess, Peaches Christ.

The annual celebration of the seminal, camp classic Showgirls will see Peaches and company kick off the night with the Volcanic Goddess pre-show and a Nomi Malone Look-A-Like Contest. And let's not forget the yearly tradition of a free lap dance with every large popcorn! (By the way, no one under 17 will be admited.)

Showgirls (1995, Paul Verhoven) tells the classic story of a young woman, Nomi Malone (Elizabeth Berkely), who dreams of being a dancer under the bright lights of the Las Vegas skyline. Catching the glittery eye of Stardust Casino’s showgirl, superstar Cristal Conners (Gina Gershon), Nomi sees an opportunity for her desire to become real. But there is only room for one star on the marquee as the battle of the showgirls begins.

This one-of-a-kind San Francisco experience begins at 8:00 pm. Get your tickets HERE!

 

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Noise Pop's Musical Pursuit Night, Tuesday August 27th in SF

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, August 19, 2013 03:01pm | Post a Comment
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Test your mad music trivia skills with Noise Pop and Amoeba Music this Tuesday, August 27th at 1772 Market Street for Musical Pursuit, a night of music trivia -- both contemporary and vintage. This free monthly event, sponsored by Drambuie, will challenge music nerds, industry professionals, and anyone who wants to explore their musical knowledge while enjoying some great food, drinks, and music.

Come early and make it a music-fueled evening! Delicious fast food "covers" from local chef and SF Burger Brawl winner Wes Rowe starts at 6pm. Trivia starts at 8pm, hosted by SF impresario Parker Gibbs. Music for the evening will be provided by Jamie Jams of DEBASER and Last Nite.

Music knowledge is rewarded handsomely at Musical Pursuit! Check out these prizes for August's event:

GRAND PRIZE 
An Amoeba gift bag stuffed with surprise goodies and a gift certificate!

RUNNER UP
$10 WillCall credit for each team member (up to 8 credits)

Your team will also have the chance to win concert tickets, rounds of drinks and shots, and food! Oh, and bragging rights, tons of bragging rights.

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