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9 to 5 with Peaches Christ, Heklina, and Pandora Boxx! 11/23 at Castro Theatre.

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, November 11, 2013 06:16pm | Post a Comment

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Join Peaches Christ and the gang at the historic Castro Theatre on Saturday November 23rd for a screening of the 1980 camp classic 9 TO 5. Not only will you get to enjoy this Jane Fonda/Lily Tomlin/Dolly Parton classic on the big screen, but you'll be asking for overtime as this event features the world premiere of a special new pre-show production called "WORKIN'" starring Peaches Christ (All About Evil), Heklina, and Pandora Boxx (RuPaul's Drag Race).

Watch these roosters become hens before your very eyes and cheer along as the ladies take on their sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot boss in a pre-show overthrow like no other!

Get your tickets HERE!

Year Of The Snake Premieres in San Francisco, 11/15 - 11/17

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, November 10, 2013 06:16pm | Post a Comment

Year Of The Snake -- an interdisciplinary work of music, dance, and text -- premieres in San Francisco at CounterPulse November 15th - 17th (get your tickets HERE). Conceived by Bay Area artists Jason Hoopes (composer), Peiling Kao (choreographer), and Karl Jensen (writer/visual), Year Of The Snake explores the power and process of self-transformation. As personal perspective changes, the traumatic shedding of “old skin” and the acceptance of new forms provide useful metaphors for compassionately ushering in needed societal progress -- making the personal public.

Besides the live performance, Year Of The Snake also incorporates a recording of the music (available November 15th) and a book of writing and imagery composed specifically for this work (also available November 15th). Find out how you can become part of the process by visiting the Year Of The Snake Indiegogo campaign!

 

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2013 Treasure Island Music Festival in Pictures

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, November 7, 2013 02:49pm | Post a Comment

This year’s Treasure Island Music Festival (10/19 - 10/20) was another great weekend of music held in the picturesque San Francisco Bay. Saturday consisted of more electronic-leaning artists, while Sunday featured mostly hard-lined rock acts. There were plenty of cool interactive features at Treasure Island including silent disco, art installations, and local merchant booths. Although it reached pretty cold temperatures, that didn’t stop the bands from putting on fantastic performances.

Amoeba San Francisco's resident photographer Lauren Clark captured the magic with her breathtaking photography, including shots of Major Lazer, Holy Ghost!, Lord Huron, Real Estate, Japandroids, Sleigh Bells, and more! Check it out:

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Major Lazer

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Halloween Costume Contest at Amoeba SF: Mysterious, Spooky, Altogether Ooky

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, November 3, 2013 05:33pm | Post a Comment

Amoeba Music San Francisco celebrated Halloween 2013 with their notoriously competitive costume contest upon the Amoeba stage. In the past, we've seen fierce competition in the form of many creatures from The Ancient Mariner to Nicki Minaj. This year proved to be another nail-biter for the three judges (Tony, David, and Gabe) as the competition brought it again! Employees and customers competed for fabulous Amoeba Gift Certificates, so a lot was at stake!

DJ Kells Bells was scheduled to DJ the spooktacular event, but much to everyone's surprise two new DJs -- Yip and Yip -- arrived instead and played intergalactic hits of the past five decades.

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The contestants were introduced by the mistress of ceremonies, Lobster Girl, who had just returned from fighting crime under the sea. Let's review the competition...

Amoeba employee Julian adorned himself as Lord Summerisle from The Wicker Man.

Lord Summerisle The Wicker Man Costume

Aaron of Amoeba's DVD Room showed off some fancy footwork as Speed Racer!

Speed Racer costume

CIIS Public Programs & Performances and Amoeba Music Present Rokia Traore

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, October 28, 2013 07:34pm | Post a Comment

CIIS Public Programs & Performances and Amoeba Music present singer/songwriter Rokia rokia  traore ciis Traore on Friday, November 22nd at the Nourse Theater in San Francisco.

It all started with a sound inside Rokia Traore's head. One of the most adventurous singer/songwriters in Africa knew that she wanted to create a musical style "more modern, but still African, something more blues and rock than my folk guitar." Then she heard an old Gretsch, the classic electric guitar beloved by American rockabilly bands back in the fifties and sixties, and played by artists from Chet Atkins to George Harrison. That was the sound she had been looking for, and it has helped bring a fresh and startling new dimension to her exquisite and adventurous songs.

The daughter of a Malian diplomat posted to the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East, Traore studied in Brussels and worked in a rap group, before deciding to go back to Mali to create the music she wanted, which was "not pop, not jazz, not classical, but something contemporary with traditional instruments."

She survived by washing dishes, cooking in a restaurant, and working as a housekeeper, as she found musicians for her new songs backed by her own acoustic guitar, the West African n'goni, and the balafon. She became a success back in Europe, where she was hailed as the "African Discovery of 1997" after performing at the Angouleme Festival in France. Recording contracts and international tours followed, as Rokia continued to develop her musical ideas and delight audiences around the world.

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