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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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New "What's in My Bag?" Episode with My Morning Jacket

Posted by Amoebite, October 12, 2015 04:51pm | Post a Comment

My Morning Jacket

My Morning Jacket are Louisville, Kentucky based roots rock outfit consisting of singer-songwriter & guitarist Jim James, bassist Tom Blankenship, drummer Patrick Hallahan, guitarist / saxophonist / vocalist Carl Broemel, and keyboardist / percussionist/vocalist Bo Koster. James founded the band in 1998. Their debut album The Tennessee Fire was released a year later, with only James and Blankenship present from the band’s current iteration. My Morning Jacket signed with ATO in 2002 and released their major label debut, It Still Moves a year later.

The WaterfallIn 2005, My Morning Jacket’s Z was released via Sony BMG. In 2006, they performed on The Late Show with David Letterman, accompanied by members of the Boston Pops, with whom they would play a handful of shows at Boston Symphony Hall later on. They have played at Lollapalooza, Coachella, Bonnaroo, as well as on Saturday Night Live and on CNN’s 2009 New Year's special. The band has hosted their very own festival, One Big Holiday, in Mexico. They released their seventh studio album, The Waterfall, in 2015, and are working on a 2016 release. My Morning Jacket will swing through Los Angeles for a show at the Shrine Auditorium tomorrow before a three night stint at The Masonic in San Francisco, October 15th-17th.

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Sidewalk Sale and Super Saturday Sale Both on Oct. 17

Posted by Amoebite, October 7, 2015 05:15pm | Post a Comment

sidewalk sale amoeba hollywood october 17

Our next Sidewalk Sale at Amoeba Hollywood is Saturday, Oct. 17, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., right outside the store. We'll have huge bargains on the following:

  • Fresh 45s at two for $1
  • Buy-one-get-one-free CDs (free CD must be of equal or lesser value) 
  • $1 clearance vinyl
  • 45 grab bags
  • DVDs for $3 each, or buy three get one free
  • DVD box sets at $7 each, or two for $10
  • Blu-rays at three for $12
  • Books and comics at three for $1
  • Deals on classical music

It's also the same day as our Super Saturday Sale, where you can pick up turntables, posters, T-shirts, books, headphones and mugs at 20% off. (Some exclusions apply.) And we'll also be running our pop-up shop for Father John Misty in-store during that time. (Due to the limited nature of the Father John Misty pop-up, these items do not apply to the Super Saturday Sale.) Come out to Amoeba Music and score deals inside and outside the store!

All sidewalk sale items are aggressively sale priced. Therefore, we do not accept store credits, gift certificates, coupons or other offered store sales for any sidewalk sale items. Additionally, we cannot offer customer holds or mail order. All sales are final.

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Father John Misty Pop-Up Shop at Amoeba Hollywood October 14-18

Posted by Amoebite, October 7, 2015 02:27pm | Post a Comment

Father John Misty pop-up shop at Amoeba Hollywood

Amoeba Hollywood is hosting a Father John Misty pop-up shop Wednesday, October 14 through Sunday, October 18! Filth Mart is designing a limited-edition t-shirt in collaboration with Father John MIsty to celebrate the occasion and you can purchase it – along with FJM limited-edition vinyl, "Innocence" by Misty perfume, hats, sweatshirts, t-shirts, and posters – at the pop-up shop. Don't miss taking a selfie with a cardboard standup Josh Tillman! 

Father John Misty is town for two sold out shows at the Wiltern October 16th and 17th. We're giving away tickets to both shows on Twitter and in-store at Amoeba Hollywood starting 10/14. You can also win a pair of tickets to the October 17th show on Amoeba.com. Enter here.

The pop-up shop is in support of Father John Misty’s newest album, I Love You, Honeybear. This fearless second record builds on his folk-rock sound with orchestral touches, genre diversions, and direct, conversational lyrics that cut through singer/songwriter cliches.

In addition to the pop-up shop on Saturday, October 17, we're also having a sidewalk sale 12-5pm and our big Super Saturday Sale (all day). Don't miss this chance to score some huge deals that day while you're checking out the pop-up shop. Due to the limited nature of the Father John Misty pop-up, these items do not apply to the Super Saturday Sale.

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Recap: Nick Thune Hosted a Charity Auction at Amoeba Hollywood for the Silverlake Conservatory of Music

Posted by Amoebite, October 6, 2015 02:14pm | Post a Comment

Nick Thune Hosts a Charity Auction at Amoeba Hollywood

On Saturday, October 3rd we had a great time at Amoeba Hollywood with our first-time host, comedian and actor Nick Thune! For this month's charity auction, we teamed up again with the awesome folks at NerdMelt and raised money for our friends at the Silverlake Conservatory of Music. Nick hails from the Great Northwest (Seattle), where he spent his early years growing up. His absurdest view and deadpan wit combined with the soothing lull of his guitar, have distinguished his unique style of comedy. He has appeared on the Tonight Show eight times, and on each occasion, he won. Nick has also appeared on Conan, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and has his own Comedy Central special. His comedy special, Folk Hero, is available on Netflix and iTunes and you can get a copy on vinyl at Amoeba, of course. 

Silverlake Conservatory of Music

Nick auctioned off a vast and crazy array of concert tickets, gift certificates to local hot spots, and random promotional stuff---with all proceeds benefitting the Silverlake Conservatory of Music's scholarship programs. Their mission is to facilitate basic music education, focusing on the youth of the community while welcoming everyone to participate.The Conservatory offers private music lessons at a reasonable cost and grants scholarships to children in need, providing free lessons and instruments. The study of music enriches not only the life of the student, but the community and society as well. 

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