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 Minaj, M.I.A., and electro pop jokers LMFAO.
San Francisco got a taste of Lana Del Rey madness Thursday night as the bewitching singer 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.
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)
AMC LOEWS METREON 16
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.
Do you love Gary Oldman? Do you think he’s insanely underrated and should have his own spotlight 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.
Amoeba Music and CIIS Public Programs & Performances present An Evening with Lila Downs on 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
Herbst Theatre, San Francisco
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.