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September 13th Proclaimed JIMI HENDRIX - WINTERLAND DAY By City of San Francisco…And It Happened At Amoeba SF!

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, September 14, 2011 04:28pm | Post a Comment
In honor of the release of Jimi Hendrix Experience Winterland, the four-CD box set documenting the
jimi hendrix winterland day band’s historic performances at San Francisco’s legendary Winterland Ballroom over the course of six concerts in just  three nights in October of 1968, September 13th was proclaimed JIMI HENDRIX - WINTERLAND DAY by the Board of Supervisors of the City and County of San Francisco! As the site of the former Winterland Ballroom at Post and Steiner Streets (where legends such as The Rolling Stones and Jefferson Airplane once presided) is now covered in condominiums, the ceremony was held at the next best beacon of Bay Area rock and roll glory…Amoeba San Francisco!

As scheduled, a limo arrived right at 7:00pm to 1855 Haight Street that 
Jimi Hexdrix & Jamie Hendrixnight carrying the funk legend Bootsy Collins and Janie Hendrix, Jimi’s half-sister and Experience Hendrix CEO, who were present to accept the honor on Jimi’s behalf.  Bootsy and Janie were accompanied by the glamorous Patti Collins (Bootsy’s wife), and a few friends and relatives. The crowd went wild as Bootsy and Janie were introduced from the Amoeba stage by publicist Bob Merlis, and then the JIMI HENDRIX - WINTERLAND DAY proclamation (see below for full text) was delivered by progressively hip District 8 Supervisor Scott Wiener, who also spoke on the legacy of San Francisco’s music scene.

Janie Hendrix thanked Supervisor Wiener, Bootsy, and the crowd of fans for keeping Jimi’s spirit alive and, obviously overwhelmed with the support, wondered what Jimi would think of all this. “He would probably just say WOW.” She said. “He was a man of few words.”

Ladytron Listening Party at Amoeba Berkeley: 9/13

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, August 30, 2011 02:57pm | Post a Comment
Swing by Amoeba Berkeley between 5:00pm and 6:00pm on September 13th to hear the new Ladytron album Gravity the Seducer!

If you buy the album during the listening party, you will receive a free DVD (while supplies last) and be entered to win prize packs including a limited edition flexi disc featuring the song "White Elephant," posters, postcards, a free copy of Gravity the Seducer on vinyl, or Ladytron's full catalogue of releases on CD

Also, don't miss the Ladytron DJ set & signing at Amoeba San Francisco on September 25th at 2pm!

Free download
Free download of "White Elephant" by Ladytron.


Ladytron Gravity the Seducer flexi disc

O Zone @ The Oakland Museum of California: 9/30

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, August 30, 2011 02:12pm | Post a Comment
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Celebrate the eco-active spirit of California that John Muir helped to establish in our great state with O Zone, September 30th, when the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) will come alive with an evening of food, cocktails, music, performances, and eco-friendly activities that will inspire you to take action to save the environment. Learn how making small changes can have big consequences on conserving our natural world and discover ways to empower the adventurer/explorer/eco-pioneer in you. 

Don't miss the Mustache and Beard Contest! OMCA is in search of the "Best John Muir Beard in the Bay!" Amoeba will be on hand with all sorts of giveaways and a Beard & Mustache Photobooth!

ALSO: get down to the beats of DJ Platurn who's spinning crucial tunes before headliner The Coup performs! Catch Whiskerman in an Oak Street Plaza acoustic set! Get in the gallery for an acoustic set with Conspiracy of Beards!  

The Coup Oakland Boots   Whiskerman Oakland

Win a Pair of VIP Passes to Treasure Island Music Fest!

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, August 28, 2011 03:44pm | Post a Comment

The Treasure Island Music Festival celebrates its fifth year with an incredible two-day lineup of the hottest indie acts around!

The weekend of October 15th and 16th, Death Cab For Cutie, Empire of The Sun, DFA 1979, Beach House, The Hold Steady, Cut Copy, and many more will play on the island in the middle of San Francisco Bay. Along with two stages of music and its signature Ferris Wheel, the festival will also have art installations, food vendors, and tons of local independent merchants

Enter to win a pair of VIP passes for the festival ONLINE or enter to win at either Amoeba San Francisco or Amoeba Berkeley!

Amoeba Music Sponsors The Monterey Jazz Festival!

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, August 22, 2011 03:06pm | Post a Comment
Monterey Jazz Festival Fest lineup schedule 2011


This year marks the 54th annual Monterey Jazz Festival AND the very first to have Amoeba Music onsite with a Mini-Amoeba store and as a sponsor!

The Monterey Jazz Festival runs September 16 - 18 at the Monterey Fairgrounds (2000 FairgroundMonterey Jazz Festival lineup schedule 2011 Road in Monterey, California), which has been the site of the Festival since its inception in 1958!

This year's GRAMMY® Award-winning lineup includes headliners Sonny Rollins, Herbie HancockHuey Lewis & The News, Poncho Sanchez & His Latin Jazz Band featuring Terence Blanchard, James Farm featuring Joshua Redman, India.Arie & Idan Raichel, John Pizzarelli Quartet, An Afternoon in Treme with Dumpstaphunk, Soul Rebels, Kermit Ruffins & Glen David Andrews, Hiromi: The Trio Project featuring Anthony Jackson & Simon Phillips, Miles Davis/Gil Evans: Still Ahead Orchestra directed by Vince Mendoza and featuring Terence Blanchard, Peter Erskine & Miles Evans celebrating music from Miles Ahead, Porgy & Bess, and Sketches of Spain...and more.

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