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Howlin Rain Acoustic Set at Rock Poster Art Opening Thursday in SF

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, December 1, 2010 01:05pm | Post a Comment
archaic revival

The artists Alan Forbes, Stacie Willoughby and David D'Andrea have given us some of the most intricate, epic poster art for equally intricate, epic and, of course, full-on rock shows! Now they will be celebrated in a show called Archaic Revival at the Space Gallery here in SF this Thursday night. Check out the artists' work, plus DJs and also a special acoustic show by Amoeba faves Howlin Rain! More info here.

david d'andrea
poster by David D'Andrea

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poster by Stacie Willoughby

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poster by Alan Forbes

Black Lips, Oh Sees to Play Free Show in SF

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, November 18, 2010 10:52am | Post a Comment

This show is guaranteed to be poppin! Those of us at the SF Amoeba will perhaps never forget the Black Lips spitting up into the air and catching the spittle again in their mouths during their instore. Interesting chaps. Click here to RSVP for free tix. And click here to watch a video of the Black Lips' Hollywood instore a few years back!
 

We're 20 Years Old, So We Threw A Party!

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, November 16, 2010 11:08am | Post a Comment

Photos by Kaitlin Layher
Words by Spenser Russell-Snyder


In this week 20 years ago, the first Amoeba Music opened on Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley, CA! I'm sure none of you need a history lesson, but just in case you do, head over to our "History" page and educate yourself on all that is Amoeba Music! On Sunday, November 14th, Amoeba Berkeley had a birthday blowout celebration featuring in-store performances, DJs, prizes, cookies, and a 20% off used item sale! Here are some pictures from throughout the day:

Kicking off the day at noon was Amoeba Berkeley floorperson Kyle, who spun old time rock 'n' roll, garage, blues, and soul records.

The Berkeley store's Grace had people spinning the prize wheel all day! Also at the prize table, we held an hourly raffle, with all proceeds going to The Berkeley Free Clinic. Prizes from the raffles included "Lunchbox" amp from ZT Amplifiers, a year's worth of Peets Coffee, a $100 Amoeba gift certificate, plus other rad items!

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Magnetic Fields Documentary Hits SF This Week

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, November 12, 2010 03:42pm | Post a Comment
stephin merritt magnetic fields

So many of us here in the Bay Area have been wooed by the particular charms of Stephin Merritt and his Magnetic Fields! Luckily for us, the new documentary film about the band, Strange Powers, is coming to the Roxie Theater in San Francisco starting today and running through Nov 18. Check out the trailer below.

Benefit for Local Sound Engineer Kim Greiss

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, November 10, 2010 10:38am | Post a Comment
We were shocked to recently learn that local sound engineer Kim Greiss, who has helped out by running the boards during instores at Amoeba SF for many years now, has recently been diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer. She's a freelancer at clubs like Bottom of the Hill, Slims and Great American Music Hall, which means she does not have insurance. She has already begun rigorous treatment, so the kind folks at Bottom of the Hill are staging a benefit for her this Thursday night!

The bands that will be on the bill are Taxes, Fake Your Own Death, and Kill Moi!

There will also be a huge raffle and a silent auction. Items you can win include two tickets to any NoisePop show, two $25 Amoeba gift certificates, two tickets to any show at the Fillmore and a night at the Kubuki Hotel, and much, much more! Get the full list here.

Please come out and enjoy a fabulous show while helping a crucial member of SF's creative community!

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