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New "What's In My Bag?" Episode With Lou Barlow

Posted by Amoebite, October 15, 2013 06:14pm | Post a Comment

Lou Barlow

How many rockers do you know can say they started a band, signed a deal and became rockstars? Not too many right? Lou Barlow is on a very short list of rockers who can say they left a successful group to find more success with a new band. Reminds me of guy from a small Seattle band named Nirvana who went on to create another small band named the Foo Fighters. He's on the list too.

Often cited as a pioneer of the lo-fi sound, Lou Barlow is the founder of two of the most influential indie rock bands of the 1980s and ‘90s, Dinosaur Jr. and Sebadoh. He has gone on to produce many side projects including the band Folk Implosion whose single, "Natural One,"  hit #4 on Bilboard's Modern Rock Charts in 1995.

Barlow stopped by the Amoeba Hollywood store for another awesome "What's In My Bag?" episode. It's always great to see your favorite rockers shop for vinyl! To Lou's delight, he digs up a 12 inch single of Blotto's "I Want To Be a Lifeguard." He also snags Ty Segall's Singles 2007-10 LP that comes with a free digital download. Barlow also finds a lost new wave gem from his teens, The Elevators' Frontline.

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Sidewalk Sale at Amoeba Hollywood Saturday, October 26

Posted by Amoebite, October 15, 2013 03:18pm | Post a Comment

Sidewalk SaleAmoeba Hollywood's next Sidewalk Sale is Saturday, October 26 from 12- 5pm! We always have tons of great bargains just outside the store during our sidewalk sales and this one will be no different. This month look for bargains on CDs, DVDs, grab bags, and a special cassette table too.

  • DVDs $3 each, and buy 3 get 1 free
  • DVD box sets for $7, or 2 for $10
  • Comic books 4 for $1.00
  • Grab bags of 45s in all genres
  • 45s for $1.00 in all genres, fresh product!
  • Vintage and modern magazines for cheap
  • 8 tracks and cassette tapes

(Of course there are some pretty stellar deals inside the store too, but you already knew that.)

All sidewalk sales are final. Store credit cannot be used to purchase items from the sidewalk sale. Prices apply to sidewalk sale stock only and this offer is only while supplies last.

Sidewalk Sale at Amoeba Hollywood Oct 26

 

 

Dog Adoption Day at Amoeba Hollywood October 27

Posted by Amoebite, October 14, 2013 03:26pm | Post a Comment

Amoeba Hollywood is partnering up with Best Friends Animal Society for a Dog Adoption event on Sunday, October 27th from 1-4pm!

Best FriendsThe Best Friends Animal Society is the only national animal welfare organization focused exclusively on ending the killing of dogs and cats in America's shelters. They work collaboratively with animal rescue groups, city shelters and passionate individuals who are all dedicated to the mission of making Los Angeles a no-kill city.

Best Friends Animal Society also leads NKLA (No Kill Los Angeles), a coalition that provides spay/neuter services where they are needed most so fewer animals go into shelters. They also increase adoptions through the combined efforts of their initiative, so more animals come out of the shelters and go into new homes. Best Friends provides grants to coalition partners for every pet they adopt to a new home, and also funds spay/neuter projects for pet owners who can't afford to have their pets fixed. In 2012, Best Friends/NKLA facilitated 23,421 adoptions and 4,458 spay/neuter surgeries were performed.  

Best Friends Animal Society will have some of their amazing, adoptable dogs on site at Amoeba Hollywood on Sunday, October 27th. All dogs will be spayed or neutered, micro-chipped and vaccinated.

Come down and meet your new best friend and find out how you can make a difference in the lives of these kind and special animals.

Ringo Starr's "Photograph" Book Launch Events in Hollywood October 23

Posted by Amoebite, October 9, 2013 07:10pm | Post a Comment

Ringo Photograph BookLondon’s Genesis Publications and Amoeba Music are delighted to invite you to the worldwide premiere of Ringo Starr’s new limited edition book, Photograph, and the unveiling of his series of artist-signed photographic prints, The Photograph Portfolio, on Wednesday, October 23 at ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood at 10:30 am. A special selection of the photographs will be on view at Amoeba Hollywood before and after the launch event.

Ringo Starr's Photograph presents unseen images taken by Ringo, accompanied by his own words, giving an unprecedented insight into the life of one of the world's greatest musicians. He takes readers deep into his early life, through his days with The Beatles and beyond. Hear about his adventures, mishaps and movies, with appearances from family and an All-Starr cast of friends. Each book is signed by Ringo, master printed in Italy on archival paper, individually hand numbered and hand-bound in leather. 

If you wish to purchase the Ringo: Photograph limited edition book only, it is available for sale on Amoeba.com here. UPDATE DEC 26, 2013: The Ringo: Photograph book is sold out.

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New "What's In My Bag?" Video With Gary Numan + Amoeba Hollywood In-Store Oct. 16

Posted by Amoebite, October 9, 2013 12:27pm | Post a Comment

Gary Numan

'80s electro-pop synth pioneer Gary Numan is set to release his 20th album, Splinter (Songs from a Broken Mind) (Machine Music Label) on Tuesday, October 15th. For over 35 years, Numan has been pushing the envelope with his innovative electronic music. Widely known for his mega hits, "Cars" and "Are Friends Electric?," Numan has a deep catalog that runs the gamut of sonics and musical styles from pop radio hits to underground industrial goth not for the faint-hearted. Over a span of seven years and personal turmoil including depression, midlife crises, and adjusting to fatherhood, Numan fell in and out of the writing process and struggled to comeplete the new album. But in 2012 it all changed, with a permanent relocation to Los Angeles, a happy home life and a brand new studio; Numan was back at it, full on.

Gary Numan SplinterThe result is a whirlwind of emotional content set to the backdrop of plush synths and hard beats that make for a pretty epic production. In a recent interview Numan states, "the reason why the album is called Splinter (Songs from a Broken Mind) is because of the depression. I felt broken. That’s where that subtitle comes from. It’s not a nice thing at all." Fans can now pre-order the album via amoeba.com.

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