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Amoeba Sponsors SHOCK-IT-TO-ME! HALLOWEEN SPOOKENANNY At Café Du Nord in SF, 10/31

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, October 6, 2011 04:44pm | Post a Comment

Haunting San Francisco's historic Café Du Nord on October 31st, the SHOCK-IT-TO-ME! HALLOWEEN SPOOKENANNY will, claws down, be the most insidious show in San Francisco this Ghoultide Season! Bringing back a real sense of old skool All-Hallows-Eve fun, event promoter August Ragone (columnist for Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine), has sewn together a monstrous fright night of horror hosts, maniacal music, creepy contests, and more tricks ‘n treats than you can shake a bloody stake at!
 
After a ten-year ban in thirteen countries, Ragone is proud to announce the triumphant return of theJohnny Legend Rockabilly legendary Rock n' Roll Rasputin, straight from his heart-stopping performance at the Ponderosa Stomp in New Orleans: JOHNNY LEGEND & HIS NAKED APES! Johnny's latest musical incarnation (featuring members of The Mummies and The Chuckleberries) will be seizing Café Du Nord’s sinister stage with fellow maniacal maniacs THE UNDERTAKER & HIS PALS, and the organ-blitzing madmen of BEACHKRIEG!
 
Demonic DJ, OMAR PEREZ (Popscene, Shutter, Leisure, Sixxteen) will be spinning the wicked wax through the dark Samhain Eve, from The Cramps to Screaming Lord Sutch, to fulfill your sinister garage-stomping urges! Ragone boasts that in case of sudden monster attack, a team of Resuscitated Nurses will be on stand by, while each and every putrid patron will be insured for $1,000,000 by Wm. Castle & Sons of Hollywood against death by fright. And he warns, “Come early! No one will be seated during the final 15 minutes of the show!”
 
Your horrifying hosts for this night of ghoulish guising are MISS MISERY (Creepy KOFY Movie Time) and THE MONSTER MELONS (Ms. Monster & Her Monster Melons), who will MC the “Scary Screaming Contest” for a crawling cache of putrid prizes — including a real “Dead Body” — and the $200 Cash PrizeCreepy Costume Contest”!

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Ozzy Osbourne Signing at The Booksmith in SF, 10/22!

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, October 3, 2011 05:05pm | Post a Comment
Meet the multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ozzy Osbourne onOzzy Osbourne signing san francisco booksmith Amoeba Trust Me I'm Dr. Ozzy October 22nd at 3:00pm when the Prince of Darkness himself graces our good friends over at The Booksmith on Haight Street in San Francisco!

Ozzy will be signing copies of his new book, TRUST ME, I'M DR. OZZY: Advice from Rock's Ultimate Survivor, and select albums that Amoeba will have on sale at Booksmith. Based on his ongoing, hilarious Rolling Stone column, his new book finds him embracing his status as a medical marvel to tell incredible stories not found in his memoir (I Am Ozzy), offer advice that no human should follow, and shed light on his seemingly superhuman ability to stay alive.
 
TRUST ME, I'M DR. OZZY includes some of the best material from the columns as well as longer memoir-style survival stories that Ozzy has remembered since writing I Am Ozzy, his answers to celebrities’ medical questions, charts and sidebars, and much more.  Part humor, part memoir, and part bad advice, the best way to describe this book is 100% pure Ozzy.
 
More info about the signing event:
No memorabilia will be signed; NO exceptions.
Candid snapshots from the line only; NO exceptions.
Books must be purchased from Booksmith in order to be signed; no exceptions. Trust Me, I’m Dr. Ozzy will be available in the store beginning October 11th. You may place an advance order in person, by phone, email (orders@booksmith.com), or online prior to that date.
Selected albums will be available, courtesy of Amoeba Music, at the event and may be purchased for signing as well. No previously purchased music will be autographed.
 
For more information, visit http://www.booksmith.com/event/ozzy.

Artist Billy Sprague's Space-Themed Album Cover Installation

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, October 3, 2011 03:13pm | Post a Comment
Billy Sprague As Is Gallery Oakland Space Music Album Covers LP Vinyl

Amoeba Berkeley
's own Billy Sprague is launching an immersive space and music-themed installation at Oakland's As Is Gallery from October 5th through November 1st. Sprague has covered the gallery from floor to ceiling with over 150 space-themed album covers from the '60s and '70s, which he has collected over the past ten years. Call that an occupational hazard of being an Amoebite! This is a must-see for any vinyl fiend or space age enthusiast.

The opening reception is Friday, October 7th (part of Oakland's First Fridays) from 7:00pm to 10:30 and features Scott Caligure performing live synthesizer music in the gallery’s bay window! Plus fog machine and mood lighting will be in full force to add to the moonscape!

As Is Gallery is located at 4707 Telegraph Ave. in Oakland, Ca. 

Cinema Speakeasy SF Presents The Evil Dead & Evil Dead II DOUBLEHEADER -- 10/6

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, September 29, 2011 05:04pm | Post a Comment
Cinema Speakeasy
Start October off right with a double creature feature! Join Cinema Speakeasy SF for a spooktacularThe Evil Dead screening of The Evil Dead AND Evil Dead II on October 6th at GAFFTA (998 Market St. @ Taylor St. 94102)!

Marking the 30th anniversary of its release, Cinema Speakeasy is resurrecting The Evil Dead to witness Sam Raimi make movie magic (and history) with a scary small budget, THEN they'll compare it to the Hollywood budget he had for Evil Dead II. The basics are the same: a creepy cabin in the woods, some book and audio recording conjuring evil spirits from beyond, and this dude Ash running around in the woods dismembering people possessed by demons. If that doesn’t raise goosebumps on your arms, then you’re probably the evil dead too.

But that's not all! It's a Drink-Along screening too! Here are the rules:

- A human gets possessed by an evil spirit: DRINK!
- Someone suggests going out on their own (or something equally stupid): Yell NOOO! Then DRINK!
- A milky white substance excretes from someone’s face: CHEERS and DRINK!
- You’re a little scared: LAUGH and DRINK! It’ll help. Trust us.

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Diego El Cigala Headlines the 6th Annual Bay Area Flamenco Festival: Festival Flamenco Gitano 2011 on 10/23

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, September 29, 2011 03:16pm | Post a Comment
See Diego El Cigala on October 23rd at Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley at the 6th Annual Bay AreaDiego el Cigala Bay Area Flamenco Festival Berkeley Flamenco Festival: Festival Flamenco Gitano 2011

Diego El Cigala, Latin Grammy-winning Gypsy singer from Madrid, is noted as a pioneer in fusing flamenco with Latin American music forms such as the bolero, Afro-Caribbean jazz, and tango. His ability to blend different types of contemporary music with traditional flamenco has won him widespread popularity and numerous awards.

For tickets to see Diego El Cigala, click HERE! For more information on the Bay Area Flamenco Festival, click HERE!

Visit Amoeba Berkeley between October 5th and October 19th to enter to win a pair of tickets to see Diego El Cigala!! 
Festival Flamenco Gitano 2011

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