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Show Recap: Cate le Bon at Amoeba Hollywood

Posted by Billy Gil, May 2, 2014 06:00pm | Post a Comment

cate le bon amoeba hollywoodCate le Bon’s songs have a ragged glory, spare, yet intricate and propulsive like Television and Patti Smith Group before her, with a world-weary soul cutting through via le Bon’s swooping vocals. Backed by her sturdy, three-piece band, they launched into the clockwork shuffle of “No God,” from her most recent release, 2013’s excellent Mug Museum, at Amoeba Hollywood April 30.

Le Bon shifted gears from icy to sultry for single “Are You With Me Now,” which has the feel of a classic reggae ballad covered by a CBGBs band. The set picked up for album opener “I Can’t Help You,” its interlocking post-punk guitars and le Bon's sultry voice moving into a snarling chorus while le Bon's nimble-fingered guitarist doubled as keyboardist, playing jaunty synth organ to balance the songs jagged edges. They got playful for “Duke,” a song whose singsongy melody ends in a banshee wail from le Bon.

Her set moved from le Bon’s most immediate songs to some of her most challenging ones. “Sisters” started harmlessly enough with an upbeat jangle but ended in atonal guitar jabs and a ping-ponging bassline. “Wild,” Mug Museum’s heaviest rocker, saw some of le Bon’s wildest guitar playing as the song ended in a krautrock freakout. And for anyone not new to the le Bon fold, she pulled out Cyrk’s “Fold the Cloth,” its ornate arrangement balancing Mug Museum’s directness and ending things with eerie harmonies and spurts of carefully orchestrated guitar noise.

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Amoeba Holds Its Next Sidewalk Sale May 10

Posted by Billy Gil, May 2, 2014 11:48am | Post a Comment

amoeba sidewalk saleAmoeba Hollywood is holding its next Sidewalk Sale May 10 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Just outside the store on Sunset Blvd., we’ll have deals including:

-Comic books at four for $1

-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

-Classical CD bargains

-And more!

We know its already getting hot out there. That's why we've partnered with Hubert's Lemonade to keep you hydrated while you're outside.

See y’all there!

amoeba sidewalk sale May 10

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Concert Tickets for Sale at Amoeba Hollywood in May 2014

Posted by Amoebite, May 1, 2014 09:28am | 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.

If you have a question about whether we've sold out of a specific show, please call the store at 323-245-6400.
 

JUST ADDED SHOWS:

The War on Drugs at the Fonda

The War on Drugs
Fonda Theatre
October 2 & 3

FYF Fest

FYF Fest
LA Sports Arena & Exposition Park
August 23-24

 

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
Anamanaguchi El Rey 06/20/2014 $17.00
Banks (SOLD OUT) El Rey 05/29/2014 $17.00
Black Label Society Fonda Theatre 06/07/2014 $35.00
The Both (Aimee Mann & Ted Leo) El Rey 06/14/2014 $25.00
Com Truise El Rey 10/04/2014 $22.00
Cultura Profetica El Rey 06/27/2014 $29.50
CYNIC El Rey 07/12/2014 $22.00
Mac DeMarco Fonda Theatre 07/11/2014 $20.50
Fink (ON SALE 5/30) El Rey 10/11/2014 $22.00
Foxygen  Fonda Theatre 08/14/2014 $20.00
Foxy Shazam El Rey 07/31/2014 $20.00
Nils Frahm El Rey 11/13/2014 $27.50
Fuck Buttons  El Rey 06/26/2014 $20.00
Fucked Up  El Rey 08/21/2014 $20.00
FYF Fest

LA Sports Arena
& Exposition Park

New "What's In My Bag?" Episode With Mount Kimbie

Posted by Amoebite, April 29, 2014 06:29pm | Post a Comment

Mount Kimbie

English duo Mount Kimbie have been winning over dance fans with their "post-dubstep" minimal style of Mount Kimbieelectronic music since their arrival in 2009. Last year they dropped Cold Spring Fault Less Youth (Warp Records), their follow up to 2010's Crooks & Lovers (Hotflush Recordings). After a series of EPs and 12 inch remixes, Mount Kimbie have crafted a sound all their own. They've collaborated with musical friends King Krule and James Blake, who also share the duo's minimal sensibilities. Mount Kimbie are definitely a group to watch out for. 

Mount Kimbie recently visited Amoeba Hollywood and hung out for another episode of What's In My Bag? Big fans of all things Motown, they kick things off with a 12 inch by one-hit wonder Charlene. They follow up with Together by McCoy Tyner, arguably one of the best jazz pianists to emerge during the 1960s. The duo also pick up George Duke, Joni Mitchell, and a few Latin and African records. These guys love it all and they only dig for the good wax! Check out the full episode and be thoroughly entertained.

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Cate le Bon Chats With Us Before Her Performance at Amoeba Hollywood April 30

Posted by Billy Gil, April 28, 2014 06:24pm | Post a Comment

cate le bon amoebaWelsh singer-songwriter Cate le Bon produced one of our favorite, underappreciated (well, by those who didn’t hear it) albums of 2013 with Mug Museum. Blending the cool demeanor and husky voice of someone like Nico with jagged post-punk guitars and beats, Mug Museum sounds like a hard-to-place unearthed precious relic, like something whispered into your ear.

She’ll perform at Amoeba Hollywood April 30 at 7 p.m. Before the show, we caught up with le Bon, who recently moved to L.A.

What spurred your move from Wales to Los Angeles?

I have always been intrigued by Los Angeles ever since coming to the city to rehearse with Neon Neon way back when. When the opportunity presented itself to record an album out here, which has always been a dream of mine, it felt like it was time to bite the bullet. Money mouth etc. ...The weather is also a definite perk.

I read that you wrote most of the album in your home country, but I do feel a bit of SoCal sunshine poking through in Mug Museum. Do you think the new locale affected the sound of the album?

It has most definitely seeped into the album, but how, I am not able to say yet. I think that will become apparent to me when I listen back in many years.

cate le bon mug museum lp amoebaIt has to be a huge change. How do you feel playing and recording music here differs from doing so in the U.K.?

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