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The B.ay A.rea D.erby Girls 2012 Season Opener, 2/25!

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, February 13, 2012 05:33pm | Post a Comment
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Are you ready for The B.ay A.rea D.erby Girls 2012 season opener?!

The Richmond Wrecking Belles will defend their title and city from the Oakland Outlaws on FebruaryOakland Outlaws roller derby 25th at the Craneway Pavillion.

The road to B.A.D. Championships is long and treacherous… can the Wrecking Belles hold their title or will the bloodthirsty ladies in red and black start the season with an upset?

Good eats and cheap drinks aplenty! The best local businesses and organizations in the Bay Area sling their goods in our amazing Vendor Village including A Spoonful of Sugar and Schulzie’s Bread Pudding, and don’t forget to bring your cash, and get your Girl ScoutRichmond belles roller derby Cookies.

Exclusive B.A.D. merchandise will be available so you can show your support all-year long and, of course, at the after-party at The Up & Under!

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Pre-Order Madonna's MDNA CD and Deluxe CD now!

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, February 12, 2012 04:10pm | Post a Comment
Pre-Order Madonna's new album MDNA (available in two versions: CD and Deluxe Edition CD) HERE
Madonna MDNAat Amoeba.com! 

MDNA
is scheduled to be released globally on March 26th, but you can be sure to have yours reserved for you now!

MDNA is Madonna's 12th studio album and the first since 2008's Hard Candy. Always keeping with the times, Madonna's new album features collaborations with Nicki MinajM.I.A., and electro pop jokers LMFAO.


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Lana Del Rey at Amoeba San Francisco

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, February 10, 2012 03:00pm | Post a Comment
San Francisco got a taste of Lana Del Rey madness Thursday night as the bewitching singerLana Del Rey Steve Wozniak Amoeba San Francisco celebrated the release of her debut album, Born to Die, at Amoeba Music.

Fresh from her successful performance at Amoeba Hollywood Tuesday night, Lana Del Rey arrived to the San Francisco store at 2:30pm and took the time to greet deliriously happy fans out on Haight Street (even greeting a friend of a fan's through his cell phone) before heading up to the Amoeba green room to get ready for her 6:00pm show. To say the show was well attended would be an understatement as the store's capacity was reached sometime around 5:30pm. With the store packed full of admirers and a line of hopefuls down Haight Street (and around the block), it would be safe to say that over 1,500 fans turned out to see the new voice of their generation.

Overhyped media controversy aside, Lana Del Rey was a vision of perfection to her supporters Thursday, who were focused on her sultry voice and angelic presence. If Madonna held the most expensive and entertaining satanic ritual ever created in the history of the world at the Superbowl, then Lana Del Rey held the biggest Love-in in the Haight since 1967. As she descended upon the Amoeba stage at 6:00pm, the crowd exploded at a deafening level of glee that one would only expect to follow the words, "Ladies and gentlemen, The Beatles." Her gracious response to the overwhelming crowd was: "I only sing for you."

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The Noise Pop Film Series: Feb. 16 - 25

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, February 7, 2012 10:54am | Post a Comment
As part of the celebration of 20 years of the Noise Pop Music Festival, the Noise Pop Film Series
will feature nine amazing new and essential films focused on music. Each film approaches the subject with a distinct voice and fresh perspective. With screenings at the Roxie and the Artists Television Access (ATA), each show is sure to be an event to remember. 

This year, you can check out all of the films (many featuring Q&A's with the directors and other special guests) for just $30 by getting the new Film Series Pass! It's quite a deal...just check out this schedule:

RE:GENERATION MUSIC PROJECT (Feb. 16 & Feb. 23, 8pm)
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Five DJs turn the tables on the history of music. Follow DJ Premier, Mark Ronson, Skrillex, Pretty Lights, and The Crystal Method as they remix, recreate and re-imagine five traditional styles of music. From the classical perfection of the Berklee Symphony Orchestra to the bayou jams of New Orleans jazz, these five distinctive DJs collaborate with some of today's biggest musicians (Mos Def, Erykah Badu, Nas,Trombone Shorty and more) to discover how the musical past is influencing the future. Directed by Amir Bar-Lev, 95 minutes.


BOB AND THE MONSTER (Feb. 22, 7pm)
Q&A with Director Keirda Bahruth & Producer Rick Ballard after the screening
ATA
Bob and the Monster is about a guy everybody wanted to be around until he became the guy everybody assumed had died. In the 1980s, Bob Forrest’s band, Thelonious Monster, was at the center of a music scene that included the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Jane’s Addiction. The band’s raw sound, wild shows and deeply personal lyrics appealed directly to the young Los Angeles punk crowd. So did the drugs. Bob and the Monster transcends the stereotype of heroin addicted rock star and reveals a more personal message. Bob’s story is a living testament to the heights of human courage and the ability to shape your own destiny. Directed by Keirda Bahruth, 85 minutes.

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Gary Oldman Retrospective at the Bridge Theater in SF...and it's FREE!

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, February 6, 2012 02:40pm | Post a Comment
Do you love Gary Oldman?  Do you think he’s insanely underrated and should have his own spotlightGary Oldman Dracula Bridge Theater San Francisco film fest? Well, I love Gary Oldman and am happy to share that the Bridge Theater is hosting a Gary Oldman retrospective this week!  And the best part...it's FREE!!  

That’s right, folks.  You can see all of these amazing films -- all 35mm prints -- for FREE! But you have to RSVP by sending an email to OldmanRSVP@gmail.com and make sure to include your full name, the name of the film(s) you want to see, and the number of people attending in total. 

Here's what's showing:
Sid and Nancy (1986): Monday, February 6th at 6:30 PM
JFK (1991): Monday, February 6th at 9:00 PM
The Contender (2000): Tuesday, February 7th at 6:00 PM
Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992): Tuesday, February 7th at 9:00 PM
Prick Up Your Ears (1987): Wednesday, February 8th at 6:30 PM
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (2011): Wednesday, February 8th at 9:00 PM. 

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