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.

Win a Signed Test Pressing of John Doe's New Album!

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, August 21, 2011 06:54pm | Post a Comment
John Doe signed test pressing printing Keeper contest

Amoeba San Francisco is celebrating the upcoming in-store with John Doe (that's happening this Friday, August 26th at 6pm, in case you didn't know) with a chance of a life-time!John Doe X Keeper in-store instore

Come into Amoeba San Francisco by August 29th to enter to win an autographed test pressing of John Doe's new album Keeper.

Not only is this slab of smoky red vinyl labeled and signed by the punk legend himself, but there are only 20 in existence! Now that's a limited edition!

Keeper doesn't hit stores until August 30th, but attendees of the in-store on August 26th will be able to purchase the album early and will have the chance to get it signed by Mr. Doe.

LastSundaysFest in Berkeley, 8/28

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, August 18, 2011 05:26pm | Post a Comment

LastSundaysFest hits Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley!

Sunday, August 28, 2011
11am - 6pm
Telegraph Avenue from Dwight to Bancroft 

Showcasing the best indie bands, chamber music, and Jazz, LastSundaysFest is Telegraph's vibrant free music street festival. It's all-ages fun with original jewelry, crafts, and street food galore. Experience a day on the Avenue as it’s closed for strolling and festivities (Telegraph will be closed to traffic from Durant to Dwight).

Check out the musical line-up for LastSundays Fest:
12pm: Classical Revolution String Quartet (Haydn String Quartet Op. 76 No. 2)  
1pm: UC Jazz Ensemble
2pm: Whiskerman
3pm: Fever Charm
4pm: Custard Pie (Led Zeppelin Tribute Band)
5pm: Foxtails Brigade (w/ songstress Laura Weinbach)

Plus: Street merriment with Buttons Ze Clown!

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Get more info HERE!

"Lost" Press Video of The Smiths Found?

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, August 17, 2011 02:46pm | Post a Comment

Thanks to Rhino UK, this "lost" for-press-only video documentary about The Smiths has been unearthed!


The rockin' archeologists over at Rhino say this promo video was probably commissioned in 1992 to support The Smiths’ Best… albums. What will they find next? Cave paintings of Bernard Sumner at Chauvet Pont d'Arc?

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