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L'80s Night in Oakland:Second Saturday of Every Month!

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, April 30, 2012 03:05pm | Post a Comment



Amoeba Music Berkeley is proud to sponsor...
L'80s Night
The best of the '80s & '90s
Brought to you by the good folks at Smoothday!

Second Saturday of every month! 
Next time: May 12th!

10pm-2am 
Bar 355
355 19th Street, Oakland

San Francisco's "Russian Embassy" is a House of Legends

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, April 30, 2012 02:45pm | Post a Comment
house of legends russian embassy fulton street alamo square Some know San Francisco’s Westerfeld Mansion as the “Russian Embassy,” the site of an infamous brothel run by Czarist Russians in the 1920s. Some know it as a ramshackle boarding house for Fillmore district jazz performers of the 1950s. Most remember it as the magical crash pad of 1960’s counterculture luminaries that inspired Tom Wolfe, Janis Joplin, Ken Kesey, Anton LaVey, Bobby Beausoleil, and Kenneth Anger alike to fly their freak flag from the turrets of this Victorian palace.

For all of us who have wanted to know what mysteries Invocation of my demon brother kenneth anger house of legendsare contained within the walls of this Alamo Square manion, F for Fake Pictures brings you House of Legends, a feature-length documentary that explores the making of a legend by investigating the history and the myths behind San Francisco's Historical Landmark #135. 123 years in the making, the Westerfeld Mansion has a brilliant story to tell through many of its famous, infamous, and colorful inhabitants and visitors over the past 12 generations.

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Submit Your Band for The Lineup Music Showcase in SF!

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, April 30, 2012 01:56pm | Post a Comment
Bay Area city guide SF Station is gearing up for a second eddition of their local music showcase, The Lineup! This time they've partnered up with Oysterfest to offer the winning local band a a three-song set at the festival in Golden Gate Park and the top three bands will perform at a showcase at Brick & Mortar Music Hall on June 13th. 

SF Station introduced The Lineup up in Fall of 2011 to promote emerging local bands. The first showcase drew a capacity crowd to BAMM.TV’s studio in SoMa with performances by Plastic Villians, Outlaws & Preachers, and Seatraffic.  

Submit your band HERE before Friday, May 4th! DO IT!

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Maddy Loves Record Store Day!

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, April 23, 2012 04:50pm | Post a Comment
Amoeba fan Maddy, writer of the blog Vinyl is Forever, shares what's in her bag after an action-packed Record Store Day at Amoeba San Francisco! Thanks, Maddy!

Amoeba Berkeley & Record Store Day 2012: East Bay Loves Its Music!

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, April 23, 2012 04:39pm | Post a Comment
Berkeley Amoeba Record Store Day

By Spensaur Cooper
Photos by Spensaur Cooper & Gene Bae 

The 5th Annual Record Store Day provided Amoeba Berkeley with a reminder that the East Bay loves itsBerkeley Amoeba Record Store Day music. An hour prior to open on that beautiful Saturday morning, folks had already created a line that passed Cafe Mediterranean, and for good reason too.

Record labels big and small released hundreds of titles specifically for Record Store Day this year. In Berkeley, we seemed to have more titles than we ever had before so instead of our normal corral set up, we provided a few different stations in the center of the store to accommodate the overflowing of new releases. Highlights from our shipments included The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends LP, Phish's Junta Deluxe (Pollock Version) LP, Devo's Live in Seattle 1981 LP, Lee Hazlewood's The LHI Years LP, The Pharcyde's Bizzarre Ride II, as well as countless others.

As the line from outside poured into our RSD aisles, things got hectic but customers worked together, Berkeley Amoeba Record Store Day handing albums to others who could not reach and looking out for their fellow record enthusiasts. 

Beginning at noon we kicked off our afternoon of DJ sets with Mike Schulman, head honcho of Slumberland Records, who played everything from cheery reverberant pop, to darker 80's post-punk and even some rocksteady ska to round out his hour.

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