Only In Hollywood Fest Takes Over Nov. 5-8

Posted by Amoebite, October 28, 2015 03:41pm | Post a Comment

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Mild High Club

The inaugural Only in Hollywood Music and Arts Festival will take over the Hollywood area for four days, from Nov. 5-8.

Featuring more than 100 performances, the festival will hit various venues in the area, including Amoeba Hollywood. On Thursday, Nov. 5, we’ll have a live  in-store performance with Stones Throw Records signee Mild High Club at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, electro star Egyptian Lover will spin at Amoeba at 7 p.m., in celebration of his new double-vinyl album, 1984. And on Sunday, Nov. 8, we’ll have DJs from Web radio collective Dublab spinning in-store from 2-4 p.m. As always, all of Amoeba’s events are free and all-ages.

Mild High Club is the moniker of Alexander Brettin, whose spacey psych-pop has graced the same stages as like-minded artists such as Ariel Pink, R. Stevie Moore and Silk Rhodes. Check out the Beatlesesque “Windowpane,” taken from the recently-released debut album, Timeline (on LP or CD).

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Sia's "Alive" Video Amps Anticipation For "This Is Acting" & Raises Bar For the "Lyric Video" Format

Posted by Billyjam, October 27, 2015 03:15pm | Post a Comment

One  week ago Sia published another video for her current global pop hit "Alive," which is the lead single off the Australian artist's anticipated next album, This Is Acting. The new album will be comprised of songs Sia originally wrote for other people including "Alive," which, along with Tobias Jesso Jr.she wrote for Adele.
Note that Sia, who has graced the Amoeba Hollywood stage twice over the years with memorable in-store performances in both 2006 and 2008, has not yet announced the release date for her new album.  However, the fact that there's only a few release weeks left to the year and that she will be the musical guest on SNL November 7th (with Donald Trump as host) both indicate that it should be within the next few weeks. The new "lyric video" version for "Alive"  replaces the original, month-old "audio" version of the same song that, despite having only the one still image, has already racked up almost 11 million YouTube views! After one week online the "Alive" lyric video has attracted 1.4 million views. Over time that number will grow exponentially but it undoubtedly will be eclipsed by the total number of views that the forthcoming third video for the song will likely attract. Coincidentally, earlier today that upcoming official Sia "Alive" music video was given its own promo video (see below).  With the tag "Sia - Alive - Trailer (Music Video Coming Soon)" that 25 second ad has garnered 60,000 views since this morning. No doubt when it does get published it will rank up their with the singer's previous video stats. These include Sia's much talked about "Electric Heart (feat Shia LeBeouf and Maddie Ziegler)" that, since posted at the beginning of this year, has 425 million views. Meanwhile, Sia's video for "Chandelier" off last year's 1000 Forms Of Fear has gotten 948 million views to date!  

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'30 Days in LA' Launches With 'Wax on Wax' Record Swap Event Nov. 1

Posted by Amoebite, October 27, 2015 02:23pm | Post a Comment

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30 Days in LA's mural as seen on the side of Amoeba Music

Join Amoeba Music for Wax on Wax, a record swap and DJ night at Madame Tussauds Hollywood Sunday, November 1.

Expect four stages of music on three floors, curated by the folks at Fake Shore Drive, Scoremore, Sub Pop and Afropunk. Along with Amoeba, Record Store DayThe Record Parlour, Mobile Vinyl Recorders and Origami Vinyl will be there with pop-up stores and exhibitions.

DJ sets will come from Tuxedo, Ishmael Butler from Shabazz Palaces, Kyle Thomas from King TuffDJ Drama, Sonny Digital, DJ Dahi, DJ Mr. Rogers, Jimmy Tamborello from The Postal Service, Jonathan Snipes from clipping. and Ali Shaheed Muhammad from A Tribe Called Quest. Bring your dancing shoes! RSVP to Wax on Wax here.

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Chuck Prophet: San Francisco Musical Treasure

Posted by Joe Goldmark, October 27, 2015 01:29pm | Post a Comment

Chuck Prophet

Head to the Vinyl Beat website to check out extensive LP label guides and wild cover galleries!

San Francisco rocker Chuck Prophet cut his musical teeth in the band Green On Red before embarking Chuck Prophet, Night Surferon a solo career in the early 1990s. Since then he’s recorded a dozen of his own unique albums. Although he’s had much critical success, he still flies pretty much under the radar as far as the masses are concerned. Luckily, he’s undeterred, and keeps releasing wonderful albums. He did have some commercial success when he scored a Top 40 hit a few years ago with “Summertime Thing,” a perfect summer anthem from his album No Other Love. His latest album Night Surfer is out now on Yep Roc.

Chuck’s songs are well written and hooky, and his production is clean and interesting. His lyrics are unusual and his “blue-eyed soul” vocals are strong and distinctive. We’re fortunate to have him in the local scene when he’s not touring the world. A shout out to Stephanie Finch, Chuck’s wife, who’s been a mainstay in the band on organ and vocals.

"Summertime Thing" – From No Other Love

New "What's in My Bag?" Episode with Ghost

Posted by Amoebite, October 27, 2015 12:46pm | Post a Comment

Ghost What's In My Bag? at Amoeba Hollywood

Swedish heavy metal band Ghost are known for their theatrical appearance onstage and their anonymity offstage. Fronted by Papa Emeritus, an "anti-Pope" figure in skull makeup and cardinal robes, and backed by masked members who call themselves Nameless Ghouls, the band formed in 2006. Their debut full-length came in 2010 with the release of Opus Eponymous.

Ghost MeloriaThe followup came in 2013 with Infestissumam, which generated controversy when it was recorded in Nashville, TN, due to the album's satanic lyrical content. Ghost's third album, Meliora, was released in August 2015 and debuted at #8 on the Billboard 200 chart. You can watch Ghost make their U.S. television debut this Friday, October 30 with a live performance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

In support of Meliora, Ghost recently performed a special acoustic set at Amoeba Hollywood. Over 700 fans showed up for the free show and a lucky 300 were also able to meet the band and get the new record signed. Check out the video below featuring some of the amazing, loyal fans who turned up early for the in-store performance. A Nameless Ghoul from Ghost took some time to talk with our What's in My Bag? crew about some of his favorite albums by KISS and Candlemass, and give us some insight into the black metal concepts in Ghost.

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