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Video Games: The Movie opens at SF's Roxie Theater on 7/18

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, July 13, 2014 07:44pm | Post a Comment

Feeling nostalgic for the faux wood paneling on your old Atari 2600? Or did you come of age playing Video Games The MovieMortal Kombat on your Sega Genesis and losing your Nintendo Gameboy at school? If you're reading this on the ol' interwebs, chances are your life was touched (if not molded) by the history of video games...and it's time to celebrate that history. Video Games: The Movie hits the Bay Area, opening at the Roxie on July 18th with screenings nightly at 8pm & 10pm and Saturdays & Sundays at 2:30pm & 4:30pm.

This epic feature length documentary from executive producer Zach Braff chronicles the meteoric rise of video games from nerd niche to multi-billion dollar industry. Featuring in-depth interviews with the godfathers who started it all, the icons of game design, and the geek gurus who are leading us into the future, Video Games: The Movie is a celebration of gaming from Atari to Xbox, and an eye-opening look at what lies ahead. Featuring interviews with Zach Braff, Sean Astin, Chris Hardwick, Wil Wheaton, Nolan Bushnell, Hideo Kojima, Cliff Bleszinski, and Alison Haislip.
 

Trannyshack's Bowie Tribute with Special Guest Raja, July 18

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, July 10, 2014 04:02pm | Post a Comment

Friday, July 18th, Trannyshack, San Francisco's biggest and most fabulous drag performance night club, presents their salute to the original rock and roll chameleon, David Bowie, at the DNA Lounge! Trannyshack welcomes special guest star Raja (RuPaul's Drag Race) and make sure you dress to impress for the Hedwig/Bowie look-a-like contest!

Heklina's legendary nightclub will also feature performances by Fauxnique, Lady Bear, Raya Light, U-Phoria, Sugah Betes, Jordan L'Moore, Kegel Kater, The First Church of the Sacred Silversexual, and more.

Get your tickets HERE!

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Sam Vincent Foundation's Punk Rock Benefit Concert in Oakland, 7/26

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, July 9, 2014 07:19pm | Post a Comment

The Sam Vincent Foundation -- named in honor of Sam Vincent, a talented chef and musician who sam vincent foundationtragically passed in 2011 -- holds their 3rd Annual Punk Rock Benefit show on July 26th at Eli’s Mile High Club in Oakland. Join Amoeba and the SVF for an evening of live music with from Hank Wood & The Hammerheads (Brooklyn), Blazing Eye (Brooklyn), Lecherous Gaze (Oakland), Reckless (Oakland), Stay Scared (Oakland), Catastrophe (Ventura), and Dirt Flood (Colorado).

In addition to the full line-up of punk's finest, there will also be a raffle for amazing prizes. Admission at the door is just $10 and proceeds benefit the Sam Vincent Foundation, which carries on Sam's passion by working with at-risk youth in the culinary arts.

Doors: 7pm / Show: 8pm. 21+
Tickets $10

Eli’s Mile High Club
3629 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Oakland

Rick Springfield Booksigning at Book Passage in Corte Madera, July 26

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, July 7, 2014 06:00pm | Post a Comment

Join Amoeba Music and Book Passage in welcoming Grammy Award-winning rock legend, actor, and writer rick springfieldRick Springfield to the Corte Madera Book Passage on Saturday, July 26th at 4pm. Mr. Springfield will be signing copies of Magnificent Vibration -- his smart, savvy, and rambunctious fiction debut -- and giving a live performance!

"Why are we here? What is love? Is there a Loch Ness monster? Does God send text messages?" These are the kinds of questions Horatio Cotton, aka Bobby Cotton, asks in Magnificent Vibration as he sets off on an uproarious adventure to find his purpose in life. After serendipitously stealing a mysterious self-help book called Magnificent Vibration: Discover Your True Purpose from a bookstore, Bobby calls the 1-800 number scrawled inside the front cover, only to discover that he has a direct line to God—and that God likes to mess with him. Soon enough, Bobby finds an ideal companion for his journey—the breathtakingly sexy and exceedingly sharp Alice—and they set out to find some combination of spiritual and carnal salvation...and possibly save the planet.

Rick Springfield is also the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir Late, Late Night, which Rolling Stone named one of the twenty-five greatest rock memoirs off all time.

More info on the signing HERE!

Carletta Sue Kay's New Video "Sloppy Kisses"

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, June 30, 2014 06:33pm | Post a Comment

Amoeba favorite and SF local Carletta Sue Kay (aka Randy Walker) released her latest video, "Sloppy Kisses," just in time for Pride, Summer, Father's Day and anything else you can think of to celebrate while listening to this heart-wrenchingly sweet and sinister masterpiece.

Walker's female persona examines concepts of gender, love, life, and relationships through song and performance, and always with a twist. Who else but Carletta Sue Kay could rhyme the lines "cinnamon and sage" with "minimum wage" or toss out a head-scratcher like "I don't like my father at all, but I like your sloppy kisses"?

Enjoy the world of Carletta Sue Kay:
 

Sloppy Kisses - Carletta Sue Kay from Harp + Silver on Vimeo.

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