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Amoeba Berkeley Summer Sidewalk Sales!

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, June 28, 2011 12:41pm | Post a Comment
Beginning on Saturday July 9 and Sunday July 10, Amoeba Berkeley will hold weekend CLEARANCE sidewalk sales in front of the store from 12-7pm. Come on down for some great deals on LPs, CDs, and DVDs. Sales will run every weekend through the summer. All genres will be represented and lots of steals to be had!

    Berkeley Sidewalk Sale

The Renegade Craft Fair Hits SF & LA!

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, June 23, 2011 04:23pm | Post a Comment

The Renegade Craft Fair is a large-scale marketplace event that’s free to the public to attend! Featuring hundreds of artists at a time, vendors travel from all over the country to sell and showcase their handmade goods and original work.

We’re pleased to sponsor two upcoming California dates: San Francisco at the Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion (7/9 & 7/10) and Los Angeles at LA Historic Park (7/16 & 7/17).

Look for us behind the turntables in LA on Saturday afternoon!







The Gods Must Be Crazy: Reviving the Black Supernatural Experience. June 30 & July 1, Oakland, CA.

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, June 22, 2011 06:44pm | Post a Comment
Join Top Ten Social for two evenings of immersion into the blessed realm of African and Afro-Diasporic culture with The Gods Must Be Crazy: Reviving the Black Supernatural Experience. 



Part I
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Top Ten Social Speaker Series with Guest Speakers: Marc Bamuthi Joseph, DJ Rich Medina, Jennifer Johns
Moderated by Abel Habtegeorgis
Hosted by Ashara Ekundayo

Marion E. Greene Black Box Theater
531 19th Street (ground floor of the Fox Theater)
Oakland, CA 94612

Doors 6 p.m., Conversation 7 p.m. 
Cost: Free Admission with Advance RSVP (limited capacity)
RSVP here: http://oakspeak.eventbrite.com

Part II
Friday, July 1, 2011
The Gods Must Be Crazy
Featuring Performances by: Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Martin Luther, Kev Choice, Jennifer Johns, DJ Rich Medina
Hosted by Ashara Ekundayo

The New Parish
579 18th Street
Oakland, CA 94612

Doors 8 p.m., Performance 9 p.m.
$10-15 limited presale; $20 doors
Purchase Tickets here: http://thegods-tribute.eventbrite.com

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2nd Annual TWENTYWONDER in L.A., July 9!

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, June 21, 2011 03:04pm | Post a Comment
It’s time for the 2nd Annual TWENTYWONDER: A Carnival of the Mind!

Hosted by the L.A. Derby Dolls, TWENTYWONDER will be held at the Doll Factory (1910 West Temple Street) on Saturday, July 9

Conceived by Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles Director Jim Hodgson, TWENTYWONDER is based on his and his brother Joel “Mystery Science Theater 3000” Hodgson's festival SuperBall.  In addition to art and science,  you will hear and see Exene Cervenka, BRMC, Funny Or Die, Axis of Awesome, and “TwentyWonder Derby Thunder” – live roller derby action featuring the all-star teams LA RiEttes vs. the San Diego Derby Dolls’ Wildfires

Tickets are now on sale and proceeds will benefit the Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles' efforts to support those born with Trisomy 21/Down syndrome living in greater Los Angeles. 

 More info and tickets here:  http://www.twentywonder.org/


Remembering “The Big Man” Clarence Clemons (January 11, 1942 – June 18, 2011)

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, June 20, 2011 06:55pm | Post a Comment

Clarence Clemons, the blazing sax powerhouse behind Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, passed away Saturday, June 18th at the age of 69 after hospitalization for a stroke he suffered at his home in Singer Island, Florida.
 

Clarence Clemons


Clemons was an original member of Springsteen's E Street Band, tearing it up with The Boss for nearly four decades.  Throughout the years, Clemons also pursued other musical projects with luminaries such as Jackson Browne, Aretha Franklin, Roy Orbison, Grateful Dead, Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band, and even Twisted Sister ("Be Chrool to Your Scuel"). Most recently, he had collaborated with Lady Gaga on the songs "Hair" and "The Edge of Glory" from Born This Way. Impressive, but of all his guest appearances, jamming with President Clinton at the inaugural ball in 1993 might be his most memorable collaboration.

Clemons & Clinton, saxing it up.


Clemons also had an active acting career, appearing in films as diverse as Martin Scorsese’s New York, New York and Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure. His television cameos were no less varied, with appearances on Diff’rent Strokes, The Weird Al Show, and The Wire.

To honor the eclectic, larger-than-life genius of Clarence Clemons, here is a sampling of videos from his diverse and wonderful life: 

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