Sapphic Musk Releases New "Kittenz" Single + Music Video

Posted by Amoebite, July 16, 2015 12:13pm | Post a Comment

Ever wondered what a crowd surfing feline looks like? Thanks to the newly released Sapphic Musk "Kittenz" music video you can see it happen!

The self proclaimed "homo-centric Euro-Nordic hard rock" band Sapphic Musk created something that is sure to set the blogosphere ablaze. "Kittenz," the latest single in the band's arsenal, is now available digitally via "Kittenz," produced by Bob Marlette (Rob Zombie, Black Sabbath, Alice Cooper), boasts heavy guitar riffs over big tight drums. It's the stuff that turns mosh pits into raging tornadoes! Tastefully produced and perfectly executed, the single definitely stands on its own. Just when you thought it couldn't get any better, the ladies of Sapphic Musk drop a gem of a video to accompany their feline fantasy. 

Shot at the famed DIY punk venue The Smell, the video opens with the meow of a cute and cuddly kitten just before Sapphic Musk unleashes a sonic assault of rock goodness. Complete with on screen explosions and cut-aways of little kittens, the video has subtle nods to cheesy old school editing that makes for a super entertaining watch. But don't let the cute kittens fool you. Vocalist Sara T. Russell, dressed in a horned headpiece sings, "claws like demon knives, they don't die they've got nine lives..."  A simple reminder that even the cutest of kittens can be the most demonic. Guitarist Mia Ferraro and bassist Christy Greenwood lay down some serious headbanging while drummer Tammy Germani channels her inner Black Sabbath a la Bill Ward as Sapphic Musk rocks out to a packed house of die hard fans. The end result is an awesome song with a tongue-in-cheek video that is well worth the watch... over and over again.   

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Summer on Seventh Concert with The Internet, Cut Chemist & Shura July 25 in Los Angeles

Posted by Amoebite, July 2, 2015 04:44pm | Post a Comment

Summer on 7th Banner

This month, Amoeba is proud to co-sponsor Summer on Seventh, a rooftop concert in downtown LA with art, food trucks and drinks benefiting Inner-City Arts. On Saturday, July 25, Cut Chemist, The Internet, Shura, and dublab will rock the corner of 7th and Kohler, where guests will be able to enjoy art installations from Tanya Aguiniga, Animal Charm, and SBTRKTOSCOPE and sample food and beverages from Bon Puf, Clover Juice, Guerilla Tacos, Free Range, Jogasaki Sushi Burrito, Madcapra, Salt & Straw, Stumptown Coffee, and The Urban Oven. Silver Lake Wine will also be on hand to serve libations.

This summer celebration of creativity in all its forms takes place from 7pm-midnight and is 21+ only. All proceeds will benefit Inner-City Arts' free arts education programs for underserved youth in our community. Tickets are available online for $45. 

Summer on 7th 2015

LA Street Food Fest Brings Delicious Bites to the Rose Bowl July 11

Posted by Amoebite, June 26, 2015 11:47am | Post a Comment

la street food festThe LA Street Food Fest is back at the Rose Bowl on Saturday, July 11 for its sixth annual Summer Tasting Event from 3-8 p.m. We’ll be on hand with our Prize Wheel, so come by and give it a spin!

The festival boasts bites and drinks from world-class, award-winning top chefs and restaurants, gourmet trucks, street stands and carts and more. Tickets are $60 (plus a $4.29 service fee) for general admission entry at 5 p.m.; VIP early admission at 3 p.m. is $90 (plus a $5.94 service fee). Entry gets you unlimited food and drink, while supplies last. Use promo code amoeba15 and save $5 on tickets now!

The fest will feature artisanal treats from the likes of Boba Bear, La Sriracha Macha and Unbaked a Cookie Dough Bar; mixology drinks from such places as 1933 Bars, Cliff’s Edge and The Church Key; and food from spots like Bling Bling Dumpling, Diablo Tacos, Loteria Grill, Mama Masubi, One Veg World, Poke 2 Go, Spitz and The Pho Burger. There’s also an ice cream social, iced coffee lounge & donut zone, tequila tent, craft beers, wine tasting and more. See a list of all the more than 130 vendors that will be at the festival here.

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Amoeba Will Be at Three L.A. Concerts Weekend of June 19-21

Posted by Amoebite, June 11, 2015 09:23am | Post a Comment

poncho sanchezAmoeba Music will be on hand at three shows in Los Angeles the weekend of June 19-21 with our booth.

First up is Latin jazz legend Poncho Sanchez at Levitt Pavilion June 19 as part of their free summer concert series. The Grammy-winning percussionist and singer is one of the most influential conga players in Afro-Cuban jazz. The event starts at 6:30 p.m., with music at 8 p.m. Amoeba will be there with our Prize Wheel, so come check it out and give it a spin to win great prizes like gift certificates, Amoeba-branded items and more. Levitt Pavilion is located in Macarthur Park at 2230 West 6th Street in Los Angeles.

grand performancesThen June 20, we'll be at Grand Performances in Downtown L.A. for Wattstax Revisited. The free show celebrates landmark concert film Wattstax, which documented the Stax Records-sponsored all-day concert at the 1972 Watts Summer Festival that featured performances by such artists as Isaac Hayes and The Staple Singers. Wattstax Revisited revives the funk, soul, dancing and comedy of the film and concert with an array of performers, dancers, visuals and special guests. The event is part of Los Angeles Aftershocks, a program that focuses on the cultural impacts of the upheaval in Los Angeles in 1965 and 1992, and how music, dialogue and community celebration help us address racism in our city and nation. Grand Performances take place at California Plaza, located at 350 South Grand Avenue. We will be at the show with our prize wheel. Watch the original trailer for Wattstax below:

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Tim & Eric Present: To Live and Deejay LA

Posted by Eric Brightwell, April 27, 2015 10:54am | Post a Comment
To Live and Deejay LA

Tim "Modern Brit" Shimbles
(Amoeba employee and frequent traveling companion on California Fool's Gold) and yours truly are going to DJ a set of "locals only" music called To Live and Deejay LA on 12 May at the Melody Lounge in Chinatown. (Click here to join the Facebook event page). 

Los Angeles County flag

Los Angeles is a big place... bigger than the island of Jamaica in fact. It's home to an estimated 10,116,705 people, making it by far the most populous county in the USA (and home to more people than 43 entire states). The Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim census area is also the mostly densely-populated region in the country. I've had a long and hard think, aided by suggestions, trying to come up with a great list of Angeleno musical acts (and no, I didn't forget Red Hot Chili Peppers). Just for the occasion* I painted a huge map of every community in the county and every neighborhood in Los Angeles which has helped stoke the memory. 

Pendersleigh & Sons Cartography's Map of Los Angeles Communities and Neighborhoods
Pendersleigh & Sons Cartography's Map of Los Angeles Communities and Neighborhoods

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