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Swell Season Offers Grief Counseling to Saratoga Audience

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, August 26, 2010 09:11am | Post a Comment
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Undoubtedly you have heard by now that a man jumped to his death in front of both band and audience at last week's Swell Season show in Saratoga. If you were in the audience and want to talk to someone about what happened, the band has arranged for grief counseling via Kara, a Bay Area organization. Please see Swell Season's website for more info.

Just further proof of what lovely and generous people Glen and Marketa are, offering people solace in light of this tragic event.

Wavves Crash On Amoeba SF by Cas

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, August 19, 2010 03:22pm | Post a Comment
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It’s been an unusually chilly and ridiculously gloomy summer in San Francisco but the lo-fi, garage, surf punks in Wavves ushered in a bonafide sunny summer day when they played an instore at Amoeba SF yesterday. The band’s youth-addled fans cascaded from the outer reaches of the world music section all the way to shore break at the front of the stage, staring with mouths agape when they weren’t singing along to their new summer anthems. 

 
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The San Diego-based band is touring behind their new release King of the Beach, which is the third Wavves album but the first featuring the current lineup of o.g. creator and front man Nathan Williams (guitar/vox), Stephen Pope (bass), and Billy Hayes (drums). Williams has slightly refined the slacker self-loathing he imperfectly trumpeted on Wavves’s previous bedroom productions by entering an actual studio and enlisting the help of Dennis Herring who has produced albums by the likes of Throwing Muses, Camper Van Beethoven and Modest Mouse. Pope and Hays (formerly the late Jay Reatard’s rhythm section) match and ratchet up Williams’s stoner thrash both in the studio, where they share a few song-writing credits, and on the stage, where they flail on flying V’s and bang kits in a mess of hair and crushed beer cans.

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2nd Annual Rock Make Street Fest

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, August 18, 2010 10:10am | Post a Comment
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For more info, go here!

Outside Lands Fest Artists at Amoeba

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, August 11, 2010 09:04am | Post a Comment
Many of the fine artists performing at the Outside Lands Festival here in San Francisco Aug 14-15 have stopped by Amoeba for in-stores, where their performances have been captured via video and photos, and to participate in our What's In My Bag? series over the years. To whet your appetite for the festival, check them out right here!

Wolfmother
Australia's Wolfmother performed at Amoeba Hollywood on Valentine's Day 2006.


Albert Hammond Jr
(The Strokes)
Albert Hammond Jr performed at Amoeba Hollywood on March 7, 2007.


Devil Makes Three
The Devil Makes Three combine ragtime, country, folk & rockabilly (without a drummer!). They performed at Amoeba Hollywood on October 13, 2009. Get an exclusive free download of "For Good Again" by Devil Makes Three recorded live at Amoeba!

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Amoeba Parties at Best of the East Bay 2010!

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, August 7, 2010 06:05pm | Post a Comment
Words by Spenser Russell-Snyder
Photos by Kaitlin Layher and Lori Katz

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On Friday August 6th, Amoeba transformed a vacant storefront into a one-night only MINI-AMOEBA for The East Bay Express' BEST OF THE EAST BAY PARTY, which this year took over the entirety of Oakland's Jack London Square!

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Amoeba Berkeley brought down a taste of each section of the store: selling LPs, CDs, and DVDs from each of our eclectic sections. We also sold all sorts of other accessories like T-Shirts, buttons, guitar picks too!


In addition to selling product, Amoeba also curated an East Bay Poster Artist show, gathering 4 stellar artists from Oakland and Berkeley who brought with them some legit Rock and Roll street cred with them.


Our pop-up store didn't stop there! Also at the party, we kicked of a raffle to benefit The Bay Area Girls Rock Camp where you can donate one dollar to the music camp for future Riot Grrrls and get entered into a drawing to win a custom Amoeba Guitar (here being shown off by Amoeba owner Marc Weinstein).

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