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An Evening with Lila Downs: Feb. 23 in San Francisco

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, February 5, 2012 05:20pm | Post a Comment

Amoeba Music and CIIS Public Programs & Performances present An Evening with Lila Downs onLila Downs San Francisco February 23rd at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco.

UPDATE:  Tickets to this performance are extremely limited. Please call City Box Office at 415.392.4400 for updates.

Thursday, February 23, 2012
8:00PM
Herbst Theatre, San Francisco
$25/$45/$65/$85
Get tickets HERE or call 415.392.4400
Group discounts available for 10 or more! 

Mexican American singer and composer Lila Downs adds to her heritage original compositions fused with blues, jazz, soul, and African roots. Known for her smoky voice and magnetic performances, Downs has created one of the most singular explorations of Mexican roots music and a unique body of work.

Her musical vision is anthropological in nature, as varied as the ancient and earthy cultures that continue to nurture and inspire her. Lila often taps into the native Mesoamerican music of the Mixtec, Zapotec, Maya, and Nahuatl cultures. Embracing and highlighting indigenous origins, whether in the US or Mexico, has always been an important aspect of her music, as well as the topics of political and social justice, immigration, and transformation, all rooted in the human condition. Lila always strives to make a meaningful connection with her diverse audiences through her music and performances.

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Revved-Up Rockabilly Valentine's Day Party w/ The Chop Tops, Thee Merry Widows & The Badmen in Oakland!

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, January 31, 2012 05:49pm | Post a Comment
Are you ready for a revved-up rockabilly Valentine's Day party?! So are we!

Catch The Chop Tops, Thee Merry Widows, and The Badmen at Oakland Metro on February 11th!

All ages are welcome and tickets are $10 - $13. Get your tickets HERE!

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San Francisco's Noise Pop Festival Celebrates 20 Years! Feb. 21 - 26

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, January 26, 2012 10:52am | Post a Comment
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Since 1993, the Noise Pop Music Festival has been celebrating the best in independent music and culture in the Bay Area. 2012 marks their 20th anniversary! That's 20 years of championing independent music, film, art, food, and literature.

Join Amoeba Music and Noise Pop from February 21st - February 26th for a toast to two decades ofDie Antwoord independent culture in the Bay Area. This year's musical lineup includes The Flaimin LipsBuilt to Spill, Archers of Loaf, Cursive, Die Antwoord, Bob Mould, Surfer BloodGrimes, Budos Band, The Fresh & Onlys, Release The Sunbirdand, so much more. But that's not all! Noisepop 2012 also boasts impressive art shows all around town, a rockin' film series with screenings at the Roxie and Artists Television Access (ATA) (read more about that HERE), a festive pop-up shop (located in The Bold Italic Headquarters at 34 Page Street) that's just brimming withevents, and the Culture Club happenings at Public Works.

With so many concurrent events, there's undoubtedly something for everyone every day of the festival. Events are continuously being added to their fantabulous schedule, so stay tuned for updates!

Red Bull Music Academy Events in San Francisco This Week

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, January 23, 2012 04:11pm | Post a Comment
The Red Bull Music Academy 2012 will be held in New York City, September 30th - November 2nd. Music makers, vocalists, and DJs are invited to apply from February 2nd to April 2nd. The application phase will kick off in style in San Francisco with three days of concerts and parties all around town! Check out these events:

Red Bull Music Academy presents New York City to the SF Bay: JAZZ
The GARY BARTZ Project with featured guests BILAL & ALOE BLACC

January 25th at Yoshi's SF
Get tickets HERE!

Grammy Award winning jazz saxophonist Gary Bartz began making waves on the jazz scene during its prime in New York City and never slowed down. Mr. Bartz was formally trained at Julliard; however, it’s the time alongside jazz greats like Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, and McCoy Tyner that has placed him as a legend in the game. R&B icon, Bilal, serves as featured vocalist for the Gary Bartz Project, and for this special night only, soul sensation and 2006 RBMA Participant, Aloe Blacc, will join them on stage.

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Red Bull Music Academy presents New York City to the SF Bay: Hip Hop 
"THE STRETCH ARMSTRONG AND BOBBITO SHOW" Revisited
Featuring DJ Sets from DJ Stretch Armstrong (Plant Music) & DJ Bobbito Garcia (Kool Bob Love)
Opening set by DJ Shortkut (Invisibl Skratch Piklz/Beat Junkies)

January 26th at Mighty 
Get tickets HERE!

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Noir City's Eddie Muller Recommends His Favorite Noir Classics and Tells Us What's In His Bag!

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, January 17, 2012 04:49pm | Post a Comment
The "Czar of Noir" Eddie Muller is an author, filmmaker, film noir historian, and a San Francisco native.eddie muller noir city foundation amoeba Muller is also the founder and President of The Film Noir Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicating to preserving film noir movies. In 2003, Muller and the Film Noir Foundation held the first Noir City film festival, which is now the largest Amoeba Berkeley noir selection dvd eddie muller noir city foundationnoir-specific event in the US! This year, Noir City celebrates its 10th anniversary with a 10-day festival at the Castro Theatre January 20 - 29th. Read all about it on the Amoeblog!

In honor of the big festival, Amoeba San Francisco and Amoeba Berkeley have set up displays of selections from Muller's Top 25 Noir Films list! If you're going to trust anyone's taste in film, it's this guy's! Come on down to either Bay Area location and browse this terrific selection. You won't be dissapointed!

Additionally, Muller had the chance to stop by Amoeba San Francisco for a little shopping recently and talked with Amoeba's Audra about what was in his bag! 

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