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New "What's In My Bag?" Episode With Cherry Glazerr

Posted by Amoebite, August 13, 2014 12:03pm | Post a Comment

Cherry Glazerr

Guitarist/vocalist Clementine Creevy started writing songs as a teen and found herself making demos in between studying for class and doing homework. After hooking up with schoolmate and drummer Hannah Uribe and recruiting bassist Sean Redman, Clementine's demos became the foundation for the newfound Cherry Glazerr.    

What exactly is a Cherry Glazerr anyway? Is it a quirky name for a trendy new craft cocktail on the menu at Mohawk Bend? The answer is so much cooler than that! Cherry Glazerr take their name from KCRW morning news anchor Chery Glaser. The irony is, 2/3 of Cherry Glazerr's members are not old enough to legally drink and the morning news is usually listened to by old responsible adults on their drive to the office. Sounds worlds apart right? Not too long ago, Clementine Creevy found herself tuned into the morning news as her mom drove her to school. Little did Chery Glaser know, not only was she informing folks about their traffic and weather, she was also influencing a budding rock star!

Fast forward a year or so later and Cherry Glazerr have already racked up some impressive gigs, opening for Hunx and His Punx, Redd Kross, Mikal Cronin and performing at South By Southwest. Their debut album, Haxel Princess  (Burger Records, 2014)is a fiery 10 song batch of fun goodness. Go get your Cherry Glazerr on and make sure to catch this awesome band live.

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Show Recap: Spoon at Amoeba Hollywood

Posted by Billy Gil, August 8, 2014 02:33pm | Post a Comment

spoon britt daniels amoeba hollywoodI was curious to hear how Spoon’s sonically brilliant new album would come across live. Though they’ve always been a solid, rhythmically interesting band, producer David Fridmann gave the band an extra something special on this new album that made them really come alive on record.

Live, the album’s varied songs really popped, from the workmanlike “Rent I Pay” to the thumping yet introspective “Inside Out.” Clearly, the band is as enamored of their new songs as are critics, as the band counted off songs gleefully and seemed to up the volume of the groove every time for maximum impact.

spoon they want my soul cdThough they’re an engaging live band, Spoon are also knob twiddlers at heart, and by the third song, the space-Motown of “Rainy Taxi,” their sound had been perfected, erupting into a noise break at the end. Britt Daniels was reliably on throughout, his gritty vocals cutting through a loud mix.

It was great to hear the band bust out “I Turn My Camera On” (from 2005’s Gimme Fiction), the song’s carefully cultivated beat serving as a nice counterpoint to their noisier new material, as well as the comparable “Small Stakes” (from 2002’s Kill the Moonlight). The songs served as a reminder of Spoon’s many strong albums—remember the Beatlesesque “Don't Make Me a Target,” from 2007’s excellent Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga? It sounded great, even if Daniels seemed frustrated for a moment while on his knees wailing on the guitar (funny, since he could just stand still, looking and sounding perfect and people would be happy).

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New Performance Video from Dean Wareham of Galaxie 500 and Luna

Posted by Amoebite, August 7, 2014 05:43pm | Post a Comment

Dean Wareham at Amoeba Hollywood

Dean Wareham

 Dean Wareham perfected hazy dreampop over the course of his years with Galaxie 500 and Luna, but his recent self-titled solo debut album sees him taking a gentle turn in the direction of Americana. It's perhaps no surprise, then, to learn that the album was produced by My Morning Jacket's Jim James, and that the atmosphere when Wareham hit the stage at Amoeba Hollywood this past spring was cozy, familiar, and just a bit wistful.

Wareham was joined on stage by his band, including wife and musical partner Britta Phillips (Luna, Dean & Britta), and in between songs, he read one of his favorite fan letters to the crowd. After touring extensively this spring, Wareham's only upcoming scheduled dates are a string of nights from November 6-8 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Check out "Holding Pattern" in the video below or watch the full set here.

New "What's In My Bag?" Episode With Reggae Band SOJA

Posted by Amoebite, August 6, 2014 11:52am | Post a Comment

No one ever thinks to connect Arlington, Virginia to the dreadlocked, rastafarian, blunt smoking genre of SOJAreggae. That is, of course, unless we're talking about SOJA. The eight-piece reggae/dub group has been releasing records for over a decade and touring relentlessley the entire time. The Virginia natives are now amongst the elite reggae bands in the world and have collaborated with the likes of Damian "Junior Gong" Marley, Collie Buddz and Michael Franti. SOJA will release Amid The Noise And Haste (ATO Records) on August 12, 2014, followed by a tour of the United States and Europe. You can pre-order it on CD or LP at amoeba.com now and it'll ship FREE to the U.S.   

Singer Jacob Hemphill, guitarist Trevor Young and sax player Hellman Escorcia shopped around Amoeba Hollywood for some records recently. The guys dig up some really cool finds, grabbing everything from jazz to world and rock music. Trevor starts off with the new Jack White LP, Lazaretto, a definite must have for White fans and vinyl collectors. The LP features dual groove technologies, hidden tracks that play at 78 and 45 rpm, making it a three speed LP! A huge Paul Simon fan, Jacob finds a 25th Anniversary edition of Graceland and shares a cool story about his childhood connection to the record. Hellman digs for some jazz classics, including Dexter Gordon's GO  off the iconic Blue Note label. They also tell a story about paying tribute to Jimi Hendrix at a concert in Monterey, burning a replica guitar on the exact spot on stage that he did.

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Concert Tickets for Sale at Amoeba Hollywood August 2014

Posted by Amoebite, August 1, 2014 12:36pm | Post a Comment

Concert Tix for sale at AmoebaAmoeba Hollywood regularly sells tickets to local shows, with the added bonus of charging low service fees (if you are into saving money and who isn't really?).

All tickets can be purchased at the registers (while supplies last) for a $2 service fee. We take cash and credit cards for all ticket sales. Store credit and coupons cannot be applied to ticket sales. Limit 4 tickets per person. 

Please note that on the day of the show, we will stop selling tickets for that show at 5pm.

Tickets are limited, so please call first to make sure they are available: 323-245-6400.
 

JUST ADDED SHOWS:

RAC Fonda Theatre

RAC
Fonda Theatre
November 14

Goapele El Rey

Goapele
El Rey
November 18

 

Here is a full list of tickets we currently have for sale at Amoeba Hollywood:

Show Name Venue Show Date Ticket Price
(fee not included)
The Afghan Whigs Fonda Theatre 10/25/2014 $35.00
American Football (4 Ticket Limit) Fonda Theatre 12/13/2014 $25.00
Asgeir  El Rey 10/17/2014 $15.00
Blonde Redhead Fonda Theatre 11/12/2014 $25.00
Blue October  Fonda Theatre 12/06/2014 $32.50
Boy & Bear  Fonda Theatre 10/06/2014 $20.00
Broods (CANCELED) El Rey 10/02/2014 $18.00
Buzzcocks  Fonda Theatre 09/17/2014 $25.00
Aaron Carter El Rey 12/13/2014 $20.00
Clean Bandit El Rey 09/30/2014 $20.00
Com Truise El Rey 10/04/2014 $22.00
Dan + Shay (ON SALE 8/29) El Rey 10/02/2014 $20.00
Dark Star Orchestra Fonda Theatre 09/26/2014 $30.00
De La Tierra (CANCELED) Fonda Theatre 08/31/2014 $35.00
Delta Spirit  El Rey 10/30/2014 $20.00
Mac Demarco Fonda Theatre 11/09 & 11/10 $35.00
Depeche Mode Convention Avalon Hollywood 11/09/2014 $20.00
Digitalism  El Rey 11/08/2014 $22.00
Dirty Loops  Fonda Theatre 11/17/2014 $25.00
Justin Townes Earle  El Rey 10/06/2014 $22.00
EOTO El Rey 11/29/2014 $20.00
Fink El Rey 10/11/2014 $22.00
Nils Frahm El Rey 11/13/2014 $27.50
G.B.H. Fonda Theatre 09/13/2014 $19.99
Goapele El Rey 11/18/2014 $29.00
Goldfish El Rey 10/19/2014 $18.00
Kina Grannis Fonda Theatre 12/12/2014 $25.00
Noah Gundersen El Rey 11/21/2014 $17.00
Har Mar Superstar El Rey 11/15/2014 $18.00
Ryan Hemsworth (ON SALE 8/29) Fonda Theatre 12/05/2014 $22.50
Peter Hook & the Light Fonda Theatre 11/22/2014 $22.50
Jungle Fonda Theatre 09/19/2014 $30.00
Kaytranada  El Rey 09/27/2014 $20.00
Keys N Krates El Rey 09/20/2014 $25.00
King Khan & the Shrines  El Rey 10/07/2014 $18.00
Klingande  El Rey 09/16/2014 $20.00
Kodaline Fonda Theatre 10/18/2014 $25.00
Kygo (10/10 SOLD OUT) Fonda Theatre 10/10 & 10/12 $25.00
La Roux  Fonda Theatre 09/23/2014 $30.00
Lights Fonda Theatre 11/11/2014 $22.50
Richard Marx El Rey 11/01/2014 $27.00
Andrew McMahon Fonda Theatre 10/15/2014 $30.50
Blake Mills El Rey 09/18/2014 $30.50
Minnesota El Rey 11/26/2014 $20.00
Moon Block Party
(Black Rebel Motorcycle Club,
Black Angels, Band of Skulls & more)
Pomona Fairplex 10/18/2014 $45.00
Meshell Ndegeocello El Rey 09/21/2014 $25.00
New Politics (4 Ticket Limit) Fonda Theatre 11/01/2014 $20.50
Odesza  Fonda Theatre 09/20/2014 $20.00
The Orwells Fonda Theatre 09/29/2014 $20.00
Pinback  El Rey 10/03/2014 $22.00
Owen Pallett El Rey 09/13/2014 $20.00
Pomplamoose  El Rey 10/10/2014 $20.00
Psychedelic Furs/Lemonheads  Fonda Theatre 11/05/2014 $35.00
RAC Fonda Theatre 11/14/2014 $25.00
The Raveonettes El Rey 09/24/2014 $27.00
The Rentals  Fonda Theatre 09/05/2014 $25.00
Rubblebucket  El Rey 10/16/2014 $17.00
Rufus du Sol  Fonda Theatre 10/23/2014 $20.00
Katey Sagal  El Rey 09/12/2014 $25.00
Savant (ON SALE 8/30) El Rey 10/31/2014 $20.00
Smallpools & Magic Man  Fonda Theatre 11/19/2014 $20.00
St. Lucia  (4 Ticket Limit) Fonda Theatre 10/17/2014 $22.49
Shovels & Rope El Rey 11/07/2014 $22.00
Simian Mobile Disco  El Rey 09/25/2014 $22.00
Sir Sly & Wolf Gang  El Rey 09/29/2014 $20.00
Slackers El Rey 10/18/2014 $20.00
Sohn El Rey 11/14/2014 $20.00
Sound Remedy El Rey 12/12/2014 $18.00
Stiff Little Fingers  El Rey 09/03/2014 $25.00
Stromae (2 Ticket Limit) Fonda Theatre 10/04 & 10/05 $27.50
Sun Kil Moon Fonda Theatre 10/09/2014 $25.00
Temples  Fonda Theatre 09/25/2014 $22.50
There is Only Now (21+)
(Souls of Mischief, Pharcyde)
Mayan Theatre 09/04/2014 $25.00
Timeflies Fonda Theatre 10/29/2014 $27.50
Toad the Wet Sprocket Fonda Theatre 11/21/2014 $37.50
TOKiMONSTA El Rey 09/19/2014 $20.00
Trampled by Turtles Fonda Theatre 10/24/2014 $25.00
Trigger Hippy El Rey 10/01/2014 $20.00
Trust  Fonda Theatre 09/27/2014 $20.00
Twin Shadow (POSTPONED) Fonda Theatre 10/08/2014 $27.50
Underachievers Fonda Theatre 11/06/2014 $22.50
Vance Joy  Fonda Theatre 11/28/2014 $22.50
The War on Drugs Fonda Theatre 10/02 & 10/03 $26.00
Gerard Way Fonda Theatre 10/14/2014 $35.00
We Were Promised Jetpacks Fonda Theatre 11/07/2014 $19.99
White Denim Fonda Theatre 10/21/2014 $22.50
Wild Feathers El Rey 10/29/2014 $21.00
Wildcat! Wildcat! El Rey 10/21/2014 $20.00
Yelle Fonda Theatre 10/31/2014 $27.50
Zola Jesus  El Rey 10/09/2014 $26.00

 

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