Happy July, everyone! It's a good time for a good ol' fashioned Sidewalk Sale.
Amoeba Hollywood's next Sidewalk Sale happens Saturday, July 12 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Just outside the store on Sunset Blvd., we’ll have deals including:
- DVDs for $3, or buy three get one free (excluding DVD box sets)
- DVD box sets at $7, or two for $10
- Blu-ray Discs at three for $12
- Comic Books at three for $1
- Classical Bargains
- And more!
Come on over July 12 to stock up on cheap movies, music, comic books and other goodies to take you through the summer. Plus, our friends from Hubert's will be here passing out free lemonade to thirsty customers!
Wunder Wunder – “Midnight Hours”
Aussie transplants in L.A. Wunder Wunder have unveiled a new song that further chills out their already easygoing sound. But, far from boring, it actually makes the band stand out more amongst the throngs of psych-pop bands in L.A., giving them a kind of airy, 10cc vibe yet picking up the beat when things are in danger of floating away. Perfect music for dangling your pinky in the pool while sipping on margarita. (Wishful thinking? Maybe, it’s hot and it’s the Fourth of July.) Their LP Everything Infinite is due July 15 on Dovecote. Check out my interview with Wunder Wunder here.
Pyramid Vritra – “Eleven12” video
Ladies of a certain age need love, too. That’s the premise behind the new video by Pyramid Vritra, which showcases the young L.A. rapper servicing older ladies in a seedy motel room. The psych-rap song comes from the Stones Throw LP Indra, which is in my opinion one of the great overlooked albums of the year so far, check it out!
G-Eazy "These Things Happen" (2014)
2) Riff Raff Neon Icon (Mad Decent)
3) Sapient Eaters vol. 2: Light Tiger (Sapient Kills)
4) Open Mike Eagle Dark Comedy (Mello Music Group)
5) Sadistik "Ultraviolet" (Fake Four Inc)
This week's number one album at the East Bay Amoeba Music store is from Oakland raised rapper G-Eazy, who relentlessly paved the way to success via relentless uploading of tracks online plus tireless concerts and touring (including Warped Tour and opening for Lil Wayne, and Drake), with his third album/first major label release These Things Happen via SONY. Although he's been making music for many years G-Eazy's real break came 3 years ago with the release of his mixtape The Endless Summer that included a reworking of Dion's "Runaround Sue" that featured collaborations with Greg Banks, Erika Flowers, and Devon Baldwin and became a viral video sensation - paving the way for his current success or impending success. Devon Baldwin returns on this new album on the popular pre-album single/video released track "Let's Get Lost" (see video below). Elsewhere throughout his new major label debut, which is selling extremely well across the country, G-Eazy addresses his impeding major success on songs such as the title track, “Almost Famous,” and “Opportunity Cost.”