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The Darkness "Hot Cakes" Listening Party in SF & Hollywood, August 21st!

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, August 5, 2012 05:50pm | Post a Comment
The Darkness return in all their glam glory with the release of Hot Cakes on Tuesday, August 21st. In celebration of the band that knows the true meaning of rock and roll, head on out to either Amoeba Hollywood at 5pm or Amoeba San Francisco at 6pm for a listening party that will rock your world. Not only will you be able to revel in the majesty of Hot Cakes, but you can also enter to win some killer prizes (the only way to enter is to be there live and in person)!

The Darkness Hot Cakes
GRAND PRIZE:
Signed guitar 
Autographed CD booklet
White label vinyl
A cowbell!!!



Five runner-ups get autographed CD booklets!!




 
Darkness patch Plus, you'll get a free Darkness patch with purchase of Hot Cakes (while supplies last) at Amoeba Hollywood & Amoeba SF.
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And as if that wasn't enough, there will also be cake on hand in case you get hungry while rocking out to Hot Cakes.

We Have a Winner! Pro-Ject Debut III Turntable Given Away at Amoeba Berkeley.

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, August 5, 2012 01:25pm | Post a Comment
In July, Amoeba Berkeley ran a promotion of historic proportions: if you bought at least $75 worth of vinyl there, you would be entered into a drawing to win a white Pro-Ject Debut III turntable! The Pro-Ject Debut III is a high-quality manual turntable with great sound quality and ANYONE would be besides themselves with joy to go home with a prize like that. Well, we are happy to announce that a winner has been chosen...ladies and gentlemen, congratulations to Mollie Downs, who won the Pro-Ject Debut III! 

In the market for a groovy turntable and need more info about which kind is right for you? Check out our trusty Turntable FAQ.

Mix Masterpiece Features Bay Area Artists, DJs, and Musicians this Friday, August 3rd.

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, August 2, 2012 01:00pm | Post a Comment
Mix Masterpiece showcases the vast and vibrant communities of art and music in the Bay Area. Join them on Friday, August 3rd at 144 King Art Cafe in San Francisco for another sparkling showcase of over 20 artists, Djs, and musicians. This show is not to be missed and... it's FREE!
 
Featured artists include Tim Cohen, Leo Docuyanan, Jeff Bostic, June Eng, Ben Needham, Six Nolasco Morsch, Jake Frye, Markus Lin, Katy Vawter, Gabriel Wheeler, Michael Valenti, John Coyne, Berlin Tomas, and more!
 
Featured music and DJs with The selector Dj Kirk (The Revival/Sweater Funk), Boom Bostic (Bostic Arts and Music), Chan Chan (Valencia Radio 87.9 fm), Doug Pagan (Voltage Music), and Psychic Sidekicks (Apollo Records).
 

Celebrate the 1st Anniversary of Harry Duncan's Roots & Rhythm at Amoeba with Chris Strachwitz of Arhoolie Records

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, July 24, 2012 09:43pm | Post a Comment
This Saturday, July 28th, marks the one year anniversary of Harry Duncan's Roots & Rhythm DJ seriesarhoolie at Amoeba San Francisco. Mr. Duncan has brought a lot of great guests to our stage over the past year, including Tower of Power's David Garibaldi (event photos) and The Meters' Ziggy Modeliste (event photos). To celebrate the momentous one-year anniversary, Amoeba and Roots & Rhythm welcome Chris Strachwitz of Arhoolie Records!

Established in 1960 by Strachwitz, Arhoolie has released a rich and eclectic mix of down home blues, folk, jazz, gospel,

Chris Strachwitz
zydeco, Tex-Mex, country, and cajun — the full panorama of American roots music. Through Arhoolie, Strachwitz has helped to introduce artists like bluesmen LIghtnin’ Hopkins, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Mance Lipscomb, zydeco king Clifton Chenier, Tex-Mex master accordion player Flaco Jimenez, Lydia Mendoza, as well as jazz man Sonny Simmons and folk singer Barbara Dane to wider audiences.

An NEA Heritage Fellow, Strachwitz is also president of The Arhoolie Foundation, a non-profit that documents, preserves, and presents authentic traditional and regional vernacular music. Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, Tom Waits, and T-Bone Burnett are among those that participate on the Arhoolie Foundation Advisory Board.

For more details on Saturday's Roots & Rhythm event, click HERE.

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B.ay A.rea D.erby Girls are Back: August 4th!

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, July 24, 2012 08:55pm | Post a Comment
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Join the B.ay A.rea D.erby Girls for their final home bout on Saturday, August 4th at the Craneway Pavilion in Richmond. Will the San Francisco ShEvil Dead army of zombies take the Bay Area Championship title or will the Richmond Wrecking Belles pulverize the West Bay interlopers? Like all good grudge matches, this final home bout will surely be a nail biter of epic proportions!

This is an all-ages event, but if it had a rating it’d be PG-13. No children under 12 allowed in track-side (“suicide”) seating. Please note: track-side (“suicide”) seating is AT YOUR OWN RISK. Seating is first-come, first-served, so arrive early to secure your spot!

Be sure to enter the raffle for a chance to win an Amoeba swag bag including a $25 Amoeba Music Gift Certificate

6pm: Doors Open
7:30pm: It's on!

The Craneway Pavilion
1414 Harbour Way
South Richmond, CA

Get your tickets HERE!

Richmond Wrecking Belles
Richmond Wrecking Belles ShEvil Dead

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