Best of Bop City: Celebrating 50 Years of Impulse Records, 10/15!

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, October 13, 2011 12:54pm | Post a Comment
San Francisco Jazz Heritage Center Larry Vuckovich Noel Jewkes Jeff Chambers Lorca Hart Jamie Davis

The San Francisco Jazz Heritage Center presents Best of Bop City: Celebrating 50 Years of Impulse Records, this Saturday, October 15th.

Hosted by KCSM's Sonny Buxton, this evening is part of our the San Francisco Jazz Heritage Center's series Best of Bop City, featuring great music from the high flying days of IMPULSE! Records. Called the "House that 'Trane Built," Impulse was at the forefront of the jazz avant garde and graphic design. Join our quintet of fine musicians as they interpret the great sounds of that immortal time.

Pianist Larry Vuckovich brings tenor saxophonist Noel Jewkes, bassist Jeff Chambers, and upcoming drummer Lorca Hart (son of famed jazz drummer Billy Hart). Jamie Davis will perform the great vocals of Johnny Hartman as heard on Hartman's famous recording collaboration with 'Trane.

This special concert is in conjunction with the San Francisco Jazz Heritage Center's new exhibition that celebrates the 50th anniversary of Impulse with iconic album covers and images of musical history giants captured by the legendary photographer Chuck Stewart.  These images tell the label's story as vividly as its music does.

Select music, provided by Amoeba Music, will also be on sale. 
Best of Bop City:  Celebrating 50 years of IMPULSE!
The Blues and the Abstract Truth - Tributes to 'Trane, Hartman, Oliver Nelson, Hawkins, and Ellington
Saturday October 15th 
7:30 pm  &   9:30 pm
Jazz Heritage Center Lush Life Gallery
1320 Fillmore St., SF CA  94115 

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Creole Choir of Cuba Performs at Herbst Theatre in SF, 11/3

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, October 11, 2011 01:40pm | Post a Comment
CIIS Public Programs & Performances and Amoeba Music present Creole Choir of Cuba in concert atCreole Choir of Cuba San Francisco CIIS Herbst Theatre in San Francisco on November 3rd!

With soul to burn, each member of this rocking ten-person group is directly descended from Haitian immigrants. The choir energizes their singing with a variety of percussion instruments from congas to clave, and enriches their tunes with movement and costumes that reflect Caribbean and African sources.

Don’t miss your chance to see this dynamic choir!

For tickets and more information, visit them HERE. (Group discounts available for 10 or more.)

Get Free Passes to GAINSBOURG: A HEROIC LIFE Screening in SF!

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, October 10, 2011 01:15pm | Post a Comment
Gainsbourg A Heroic Life poster
Come into Amoeba SF to get passes to a sneak preview screening of Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life.

Preview passes are available at the Amoeba San Francisco info counter and in the DVD room...but only while they last! Limited to one preview pass per person (each pass admits two)!

Screening Info:
Thursday, October 20, 7:00PM
Lumiere Theater
1572 California Street at Polk 
San Francisco, CA 94109 

About previews:
Please arrive early to the screening and bring the pass. The theater is overbooked to ensure a full house and seating is first-come, first-served (the pass does not guarantee seating).

**César Awards 2011 - Best Actor, Best First Film**
**Tribeca Film Festival 2010 - Best Actor**

Renowned comic book artist Joann Sfar’s Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life is a completely original take on one of France’s greatest mavericks, the illustrious and infamous singer-songwriter, Serge Gainsbourg (Eric Elmosnino). Born Lucien Ginsburg to Russian-Jewish parents, Gainsbourg evolves from a precocious child in Nazi-occupied Paris, to small-time jazz musician and finally international pop superstar. Along the way, he romances many of the era’s most beautiful women, including Juliette Greco (Anna Mouglalis), Brigitte Bardot (Laetitia Casta), and Jane Birkin (Lucy Gordon). With a witty surrealistic style and a soundtrack showcasing many of the musician’s greatest hits, the film is a sensual delight and a quintessential time capsule of the eras he enjoyed.

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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 (, 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
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