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Help Produce Magical Chanteuse Jill Tracy's Haunting New Video

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, July 25, 2013 07:30pm | Post a Comment

We here at the Amoeblog are big fans of the San Francisco-based noir cabaret singer/pianist/storyteller and jill tracyone-time featured Amoeba Music Homegrown Artist Jill Tracy. Her beautifully chilling cinematic music, sophisticated lyrics, old-world glamour, and curious passion for strange tales has garnered her much attention and many awards over the years. With six albums to her name, Tracy’s music has appeared on CBS, NBC, PBS, numerous independent and feature films (including Jeremy Carr's surreal thriller Ice Cream Ants), and her song "Evil Night Together" was used to promote the last season of Dexter! What a delightfully macabre match!

Now this "femme fatale for the thinking man” (said the San Francisco Chronicle) who has elegantly carved her trademark style of glam noir music is raising funds via Kickstarter to finish a beautiful video for her song "Pulling Your Insides Out," directed by Jeremy Carr. Shot on location in Red Hook, Brooklyn (once home to legendary horror icon H.P. Lovecraft), the video features eerie cobblestone alleys, and an authentic NYC thunder and lightning storm which happened suddenly in the midst of shooting! See some sneak-peek footage from this lush video below and donate to the cause HERE!

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Hard French Presents Rye Rye on August 3rd in SF!

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, July 21, 2013 07:57pm | Post a Comment

Our favorite party people over at Hard French welcome Baltimore’s 22-year old emcee Rye Rye to Public rye ryeWorks on Saturday, August 3rd!

According to the 2013 BET Awards, Rye Rye is one of the reigning queens of hip-hop. Rye Rye’s Bmore beats and sharp lyrical stylings have attracted collaborators like MIA, Drake, Robyn, and the Scissor Sisters. Her BET nomination came in the middle of a stint (following in the footsteps of fellow rap diva heavyweight Lil Kim) making the A-list queer party circuit. Her recent gigs have included LA’s Mustache Mondays and New York’s Westgay.

For her opening act on August 3rd, Hard French has tapped Bay Area queer rapper Micahtron, who has held down party cyphers for years on the strength of her dope, lyrics-forward stage presence. The two are joined by DJ sets from Hard French (Carnita, Brown Amy), queer hip-hop monthly up-and-comers Swagger Like Us (Boyfriend, davO), and long-running dance party Mango’s Olga T.

Get your tickets HERE!
 

Noise Pop's Musical Pursuit Night, Tuesday July 23rd in SF

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, July 21, 2013 06:16pm | Post a Comment
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Ready to show off your mad music trivia skills? Join Noise Pop and Amoeba Music this Tuesday, July 23rd at 1772 Market Street for the launch 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! Enjoy dinner starting at 6pm, with trivia starting at 8pm hosted by SF impresario Parker GibbsMusic 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 July's event:

GRAND PRIZE 
Two-day GA tickets to Treasure Island Music Festival (October 19-20). The winning team will receive one ticket per team member, up to 8 tickets total.

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.

3rd Annual San Frandelic Summerfest With Vincent Gallo, August 3rd

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, July 18, 2013 12:16pm | Post a Comment

Amoeba Music is proud to co-present the 3rd annual San Frandelic Summerfest on August 3rd at Thee Parkside in San Francisco! Summers in SF may be notoriously foggy, but this all-day rawk revival is sure to melt the fog and more.

This year, the San Frandelic Summerfest welcomes actor, director, and musician Vincent Gallo in what will be his first show in five years, as well as bands Spindrift, OUTLAW, Djin Aquarian (of Ya Ho Wa 13), Greg Ashley, The Groggs, Wild Honey, Meat Market, Cool Ghouls, Virgin Hymns, and MoonFox.

But that's not all! There will be great DJs too with Joel Gion of The Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Duke of Windsor, and Smile's Neil Martinson.

Get your tickets NOW as this is sure to sell out!vincent gallo san frandelic

 

Toy Love Song

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, July 15, 2013 07:25pm | Post a Comment

A 1980 interview with a bunch of new bands based in Auckland by the old New Zealand rock mag Rip It toy loveUp posed the question, "How would you most like the audience to react to your music?"

All the bands interviewed answered that they liked it best when the punters hit the dancefloor...except Chris Knox, the peripatetic vocalist for Toy Love. His response? "We'd rather stun them..."

Done and done. Over their all too brief two-year life, the South Island band were the best in the country by a long shot, packing pubs and slaying the hundreds of people who packed in to see them.

The band put out three singles and one LP before splitting up in late 1980. Their impact was monstrous in NZ, directly influencing the formative years of the country's premier indie label in the '80s, Flying Nun.

Brooklyn label Captured Tracks has just released a vinyl document of Toy Love's recorded output, toy lovean eponymously titled double LP comprising the best of the LPs and singles, along with other recorded material and demos. Your writer was an unabashed fanatic; I saw all but one Toy Love show in Christchurch, and a bunch at other places around the country.

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