Noise Pop Record Collective Party with Sonny Smith of Sonny & The Sunsets! Sept. 11th

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, September 6, 2012 04:56pm | Post a Comment
Noise Pop and Amoeba Music continue the ever-popular and biweekly Noise Pop Record Collectivevinyl party Noise Pop Record sonny smith sonny & the sunsetsCollective with a show this Tuesday, September 11th hosted by Sonny Smith of Sonny & The Sunsets! The party goes from 8pm till midnight at San Francisco's The Homestead.

Here's how it works: fans are invited to bring their own record for the carefully selected celebrity host DJs to play over the course of the evening. When you come, just check your records in at the DJ booth with the Record Collective Librarians and you'll be all set to party.

Be sure to RSVP for HERE, and get an exclusive Record Collective coupon for $5 off vinyl at Amoeba Music San Francisco and Berkeley!

PS: Sorry young vinyl fans, but Record Collective is 21+ only.

Sylvie Simmons talks about "I'm Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen" at SF's Booksmith, Sept. 12th

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, September 6, 2012 04:29pm | Post a Comment
British music journalist Sylvie Simmons will appear at Haight Street's The Booksmith on Wednesday,Leonard Cohen I'm your man September 12th at 7:30pm to talk about her new book I'm Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen

Based on a wealth of research, including exclusive interviews with Cohen himself, I'm Your Man is the definitive work on Leonard Cohen’s life and career. Simmons also spoke to over a hundred key figures in Cohen’s life -- among them Cohen’s main muses: the women in his life, close childhood friends, producers and artists who have worked on his albums, and contemporary artists that have worked with Cohen or have been influenced by his work (such as David Crosby, Philip Glass, Judy Collins, Rufus Wainwright, Jackson Browne, and many more).

Starting in Montreal, Cohen's birthplace and where he first found fame as a poet in the fifties, I'm Your Man follows his trail via London and the Greek island of Hydra to New York in the sixties, where Cohen launched his career in music. From there, it traces the arc of his prodigious achievements to his remarkable retreat when, in the mid-nineties on the cusp of marriage to a beautiful actress and enjoying the success of his best-selling album to date, he entered a monastery on a rocky mountaintop. He returned to find his bank accounts bled dry and was forced back onto the road at age seventy-three for a wildly successful three-year world tour.

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City Scenes: The Brothers Comatose Present "It Came from Beneath the Sea," Sept. 20th

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, September 5, 2012 04:11pm | Post a Comment
On Thursday, September 20th, Cinema SF and folkYEAH present the sixth installment of City Scenes, theit came from beneath the sea on-going series that pairs musicians with their favorite San Francisco films.

This month, local folk string-band The Brothers Comatose, who Brothers Comatoserecently sold out the Great American Music Hall for their album release show, have picked a winner with one of the only monster distruction movies based in San Francisco! Yes, it's Ray Harryhausen's It Came from Beneath the Sea! Preceding the screening, The Brothers Comatose will play a set of vintage sea-shanties, maritime folk numbers, and their own homespun Americana-tinged originals.

Get advance tickets at or at the Vogue Theatre box office!

More about It Came from Beneath the Sea:

Hollywood has put San Francisco through a lot. From Pod People infesting the Civic Center in Invasion of the Body Snatchers to Steve McQueen’s automotive carnage in Bullitt, audiences and filmmakers alike have always taken a certain glee in seeing havoc run amok in the picturesque hills and dollhouse neighborhoods of San Francisco. But in 1955, Columbia Pictures’ It Came from Beneath the Sea took SF destruction to Godzilla-like proportions. The plot is classic cold-war sci-fi: nuclear testing in the Pacific Ocean has roused the ire of a giant octopus that starts sinking submarines and the odd cargo liner before setting its sights on the Golden Gate Bridge. With stop animation by special effects wizard Ray Harryhausen, It Came from Beneath the Sea is a classic of the golden-age of monster movies and a rarely screened San Francisco treat.

Fall at the Fillmore Line-Up Announced! Get Your Tickets!

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, September 4, 2012 02:50pm | Post a Comment
With Summer coming to a close and Fall just around the corner, Amoeba Music and San Francisco’s historic music venue The Fillmore are pleased to announce the annual Fall at the Fillmore concert series. The Fillmore presents over 40 amazing shows in September, November, and December, and tickets go on sale Sunday, September 9th!  Get your tickets HERE!

Now get a load of this line-up:

9/19 & 9/20: CROSBY, STILLS & NASH
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Aimee Mann

Performing Copper Blue & Silver Age
9/24: SERJ TANKIAN with Viza     
9/25: GZA with Sweet Valley, Killer Mike, Bear Hands 
9/29: AIMEE MANN  
10/1: GROUPLOVE with Alt-J

Trannyshack: Folsom Weekend Kylie Minogue Tribute, Sept. 21st in SF

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, September 3, 2012 05:15pm | Post a Comment
Amoeba music is proud to be a sponsor of the Trannyshack salute to the Aussie pop queen Kylietrannyshack kylie minogue Minogue! Trannyshack, San Francisco's biggest drag club night, incorporates everything from low brow trash to high brow performance art and has become famous (or infamous) worldwide as the quintessential San Francisco experience.

Join Heklina, DJ MC2, and a host of amazing drag performers on Friday, September 21st at the DNA Lounge for this Minogue fest! Get your tickets HERE!

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