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Get a Sneak Preview of Jack White's Ultra LP at Amoeba SF

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, June 2, 2014 05:21pm | Post a Comment

Jack White's Lazaretto Ultra LP is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma in the middle of a jack white lazaretto ultra lp amoeba san franciscosonic quesadilla of awesome. Release date is June 10th (pre-order HERE), but starting Tuesday, June 3rd, you can come down to Amoeba SF and try it out for yourself! The good folks at Sony have provided us with a Third Man Records/Crosley Spinnerette Turntable so YOU can get a hands-on experience with White's latest creation. The listening station will be set up on the Amoeba SF stage.

Check out all the bells and whistles:

ULTRA LP FEATURES:
- 180 gram vinyl
- 2 vinyl-only hidden tracks hidden beneath the center labels
- 1 hidden track plays at 78 RPM, one plays at 45 RPM, making this a 3-speed record
- Side A plays from the inside out
- Dual-groove technology: plays an electric or acoustic intro for “Just One Drink” depending on where needle is dropped. The grooves meet for the body of the song.
- Matte finish on Side B, giving the appearance of an un-played 78 RPM record
- Both sides end with locked grooves
- Vinyl pressed in seldom-used flat-edged format
- Dead wax area on Side A contains a hand-etched hologram by Tristan Duke of Infinity Light Science, the first of its kind on a vinyl record
- Absolutely zero compression used during recording, mixing and mastering - Different running order from the CD/digital version
- LP utilizes some mixes different from those used on CD and digital version
 

Amoeba SF's Mandala DJ Series Celebrates Purple Rain 30th Anniversary, 6/7

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, June 1, 2014 06:23pm | Post a Comment
prince purple rain 30th anniversary

Prince fans rejoice! Amoeba's own Mandala DJ series celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Purple One's 1984 rock musical Purple Rain with special guest DJ Nero Nava (City of Women) spinning all things in the Princely realm from 2-4pm on the Amoeba SF stage. It's also the Artist's birthday, so let's go crazy!

We also recommend checking out Soul Slam SF 9: Prince & Michael Jackson later that night at Mezzanine.
 

Check Out the TMA-1 Stones Throw Edition Headphones by AIAIAI at Amoeba SF!

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, June 1, 2014 02:42pm | Post a Comment

Amoeba Music San Francisco is currently stocking the limited-edition Stones Throw/AIAIAI TMA-1 Stones Throw Edition headphones aiaiaiheadphones! Stones Throw Records and Copenhagen-based audio design company AIAIAI collaborated for these TMA-1 Stones Throw Edition headphones, and you gotta see 'em to believe 'em.

The original TMA-1 was developed in collaboration with 25 acclaimed and international DJs in 2010, and it’s the favorite DJ headphone of the in-house Stones Throw DJs (we like them). The minimalist, durable DJ tool has undergone a few improvements since 2010, the latest of which is the most remarkable to date owing to its new design features and colorway. This headphone also includes two detachable cords, one of which has a microphone.

What you get in the box:??
• Matte black TMA-1 headphones Stones Throw Edition?
• Two interchangeable pad types: synthetic and semi-leather
• Two interchangeable & detachable cable types: 1.5m coiled cable and 1.5m straight cable with 3-button microphone?
• 1/8-inch to ¼-inch plug adapter?
• Carrying pouch?

Technical Specifications:
• Transducer Principle: Dynamic, closed
• Driver Unit Size: mm
• Impedance: 32±15% Ohm
• Load Rating: 0.1W
• Frequency Response: to 20.000 Hz
• Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.3%
• Sensitivity: 103±3dB Weight w/o
• Shipping weight: 3lb

And now, more glamor shots:

 

SF DocFest Screens Led Zeppelin Played Here

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, May 28, 2014 06:21pm | Post a Comment
led zeppelin played here

SF DocFest, San Francisco's annual festival of documentary cinema, celebrates its 13th year of being "the film festival that provides a manageable amount of the truth" June 5th - 19th. The two week-long event brings the weird and wonderful aspects of real life to the big screen with showings at Roxie Theater in SF and the Oakland School for the Arts Black Box Theater.

Amoeba Music is proud to be part of the festivities this year by co-presenting the West Coast Premiere of Led Zeppelin Played Here. Directed by Jeff Krulik (Heavy Metal Parking Lot), this documentary takes a look at the epic and possibly mythical 1969 performance Led Zeppelin gave in the gym of the Wheaton Youth Center in front of 50 confused teenagers. Krulik tracks down just about everyone who might have been there that Monday night, which also happened to be the evening of Richard Nixon's Presidential Inauguration.

Catch Led Zeppelin Played Here at Oakland School for the Arts on June 8th at 5pm or at Roxy Theater in SF on June 14th at 9pm. Get your tickets HERE!

Vinyl's Not Dead and Neither is Generosity: the Mysterious @HiddenCash Hits Amoeba SF

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, May 27, 2014 08:46pm | Post a Comment

San Francisco's Twitterverse is abuzz with the doings of an anonymous entity who goes by the handle hiddencash san francisco amoeba we are the world@HiddenCash. True to their name, this generous do-gooder hides envelopes of money around San Francisco and then leads the public to these hidden stashes of cash with clever Tweeted clues. Not much is known about the mysterious giver, but their Twitter profile relays a clear objective: "anonymous social experiment for good."

Reports from news sources such as KTVU and People.com claim @HiddenCash is a "he" and a "wealthy real estate developer" who feels he has the funds to spare. In the current economic climate of San Francisco where average folks are fleeing the city due to soaring rents and so many of our treasured establishments are being turned into condos for a steady stream of incoming rich tech workers, @HiddenCash is a bit of a welcomed miracle. Is it possible that he is doing the work of the collective unconscious conscience of the wealthy? Making amends for the mushrooming condo biz and its collateral damage?

Whatever the motives, it's pretty freaking cool and @HiddenCash decided to stash one of his famous envelopes at Amoeba SF this past Sunday. On May 25th at 6pm, he Tweeted the clue, "They say vinyl is dead, but it still lives here. On a street named the opposite of love. #WeAreTheWorld." Within 19 minutes, the cash was found by a lucky civilian in (drum roll please) the sleeve of a We Are The World LP! Our sources say the winner did not purchase the album, in case you were wondering.

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