Amoebapalooza 2011: Two Tons of Fun in the Bay Area! 12/4 & 12/11

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, November 17, 2011 05:00pm | Post a Comment
Attention citizens of the Bay Area:
We hope you like to party and we hope you like to rawk, because Amoebapalooza is back on BOTH sides of the bay! Twice as nice AND too much to handle! But that's how we do in the Area by the Bay. These celebrations of homegrown music and the enduring human spirit are open to the public, so come on down!

Cafe Du Nord
, 8pm!
Hey, it's San Francisco and everyone knows that we buit this city on...the musical styling of Gabi Beck, Liquid Karma, SCHNITZELKLIT, Aqua Buddha, Soda Jerks, James Taylor Marked For Death, The Tree Skirts, Windham Flat, Shark Taint, and Vanishing Breed. Shake your things on the dance floor between sets with DJ Kindle! And guiding you through it all is MC Tarin.

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Special thanks to our friends at SIR SF for donating the backline for the second year in a row! Contact SIR for all of your equipment needs. DO it!

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The Berkeley Arts Festival presents OFF Festival, 12/9 & 12/10.

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, November 14, 2011 06:36pm | Post a Comment
Off Festival Berkeley Arts

25 musicians, 6 bands, 2 nights! Whoo-hoo!

Amoeba Music is a proud sponsor of the Berkeley Arts Festival's OFF Festival, whichRalph Carney highlights the best of the 1990's Bay Area creative music scene with a power packed line-up featuring the Rova Saxophone Quartet playing a tribute to Bay Area tenor saxophone great Glenn Spearman, local legend Ralph Carney, Pluto, Pamela Z, Gino Robair's Improvcore Orchestra 3000, Dan Plonsey’s New Monsters, and a reunion of the avant jazz group The Manufacturing of Humidifiers, all in two action-packed nights.

The festival runs Friday, December 9th and Saturday, December 10th at 2133 University Avenue - just off the corner of Shattuck, in beautiful Downtown Berkeley. Sliding scale admission (suggested donation $10-20).

Fall 2011 San Francisco Underground Short Film Festival Presented by Peaches Christ & Sam Sharkey, 11/19 in SF!

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, November 14, 2011 05:58pm | Post a Comment

The Fall 2011 San Francisco Underground Short Film Festival (SFUSFF), presented by Peaches Christ and Sam Sharkey, hits the Victoria Theatre on Saturday, November 19th!  

SFUSFF is dedicated to supporting underground cinema from Bay Area filmmakers. This raucously, thrilling evening will include 33(!) short films spread out over two programs:  
ACT 1 begins at 7:30pm and ACT 2 (Shorts After Dark) at 10:30pm.
Tickets are $15 for each individual program, $20 for both, and Peaches Christ Fan Club members will receive a $2 discount offer. Buy tickets and become a member at!

The SFUSFF will be a physically immersive event with Christ and Sharkey kicking off the night with a Live Rock Show, followed by special appearances from some of the filmmakers themselves and the stars of the films. What’s special this season is ACT 2 of the evening, or as it’s called this season, Shorts After Dark. This 2nd program will feature the more adult content of the festival (basically all the blood and sex), so you know you have to stay for both!

SFUSFF celebrates the underground, overlooked, avant-garde, and ultra outrageous films of the Bay Area. SFUSFF has run since 2003 as the concluding event of the Midnight Mass screening series, which began in 1998.

San Fran SF Underground Film Fest Peaches Christ

Amoeba Music Featured in New Documentary VINYLMANIA

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, November 8, 2011 12:04pm | Post a Comment
Amoeba Music is proud to be featured in the upcoming documentary VINYLMANIA, a 75 minute feature length film about an object that has never lost its soul: the vinyl record. But the film needs your help TODAY! Go to VINYLMANIA's Kickstarter page to find out how!

An epic love story, the film is filled with fascinating characters and internationally recognized artists including Philippe Cohen Solal (Gotan Project), Winston Smith (Dead Kennedys, Green Day record sleeve artist), Peter Saville (Joy Division, New Order record sleeve artist), and DJ Kentaro (2002 DMC World DJ Champion).  

Devotion, ecstasy, infatuation, agony – these are all feelings that the director of the film, Paolo Campana, has experienced from childhood and shares with like-minded record collectors, DJs, musicians, and artists (the "vinylmaniacs") featured in the documentary. Set in 11 different cities and seven countries worldwide, the director sets out on a global road trip to find out what role vinyl records play in the 21st century.

N.A.S.A.:The Spirit of Apollo Documentary Screens at Roxie Theater in SF, 11/16

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, November 7, 2011 05:24pm | Post a Comment
POP/ROX (Noise Pop + Roxie Theater) present a screening of the rockumentary N.A.S.A.:The Spirit ofNASA Apollo at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco on November 16th at 7:30pm and again at 9:30pm.

The filmmakers and the band will be there in person for a post-show party DJ-ed by N.A.S.A.!!! 

A look behind the making of N.A.S.A.’s globetrotting debut album, The Spirit of Apollo, featuring a truly staggering array of talent: David Byrne, Karen O, Tom Waits, Kool Keith, Nick Zinner, Lykke Li, M.I.A., Kanye West, George Clinton, Chuck D, Seu Jorge, and the RZA. The movie features design and animation collaborations by Syd Garon, Shepard Fairey, Splunny, Sage Vaughn, Marcel Dzama, The Date Farmers, Logan, Didiu Rio Branco, Three Legged Legs and Lorenzo Fonda.

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