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Show Recap: Fat Tuesday at Amoeba Hollywood With ORGONE

Posted by Billy Gil, March 7, 2014 12:18pm | Post a Comment

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This year's Fat Tuesday celebration March 4 at Amoeba Hollywood kicked off with DJs playing all manner of funk, soul and zydeco from New Orleans or influenced by its rich musical history. Our resident emcee Gomez asked trivia questions, such as the difference between "cajun" and "zydeco" (one's a culture, the other's a type of music).

orgone amoebaLos Angeles' ORGONE took the stage offering a flurry of horn blasts, funkadelic guitars and plenty of cowbell. Singer Adryon de Leon commanded with a soulful performance fronting the eight-piece band. "Don't Stop" sounded particularly alluring, with its rubbery bassline and lush, classic soul sound. They effused warm vibes perfectly suited to the day, singing "love is the answer" to a dancing crowd.

Amoeba's annual Mardi Gras parade began to prepare as the band played the funky "Say Goodbye." Meanwhile, ORGONE's bongos player had hips shaking, and the band got the audience to participate in a soul clap as de Leon channeled Donna Summer. As if the drum-fueled extended jam at the end of their set didn't already cement the fact that this band has chops, they helped out with a great, impromptu rendition of "When the Saints Go Marching In" as the parade started, with marchers wearing masks and playing instruments and its floats featuring an edifice of the late Lou Reed.

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New "What's In My Bag?" Episode With Danny Tamberelli

Posted by Amoebite, March 5, 2014 06:15pm | Post a Comment
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Danny Tamberelli is one of the few child actors to successfully make the transition from pre-teen stardom to adjusted adult. In the '90s, Tamberelli starred on Nickelodeon's hit TV series, The Adventures of Pete & Pete, which dipicted two brothers, both named Pete, who found themselves in unpredictable situations. Tamberelli played "Little Pete," the rebellious younger brother who often insulted people and made brash decisions. The show and character were a hit, turning Tamberelli into a child celebrity who rubbed elbows with future A-listers in the making. 

Tamberelli recently visited Amoeba Hollywood for some record digging. These days, in addition to hosting The Adventures of Danny & Mike podcast Tamberelli is also the bass player and singer in the band Jounce. In our latest "What's In My Bag?" episode, Tamberelli finds some great albums, including classic So Cal punk, soul and rock albums. First off, he digs up a copy of the Angry Samoans' The Unboxed Set. He follows that up with What Makes A Man Start Fires? by the Minutemen. Tamberelli was happy to find a rare vinyl pressing of Brian Eno & David Byrne's My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts to which he says, "I go into a lot of record stores and I ask them if they have this copy and I should have just come here all along."

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Recap: March Charity Auction at Amoeba Hollywood to Benefit New Orleans

Posted by Amoebite, March 5, 2014 11:51am | Post a Comment
Brently Heilbron at Amoeba Hollywood charity auction

Amoeba Hollywood was the place to be on a rainy Los Angeles afternoon in March. Our pal, Brently Heilbron, made for the most hilarious stream-of-pop-consciousness hour ever! And it was all for a cause that has special meaning to us as we were raising money for two New Orleans charities.

tiptina's and NOMAF logosOur March charity auction benefitted the ongoing work still needed in New Orleans via two amazing organizations, Tipitina's Foundation and the New Orleans Musicians Assistance Foundation (NOMAF). Their services grew even more vital out of the damage done during Hurricane Katrina and they both continue to do great work with and for the musicians in New Orleans. The rich musical and cultural heritage of New Orleans is a unique part of the core of American music--from Jazz to Rock and Roll; from Country to Hip-Hop. We encourage you to learn more about what they do and the musicians they've helped. 

Mr. Heilbron, the original host (and originator) of our charity auctions, made a triumphant return appearance at our auction on Saturday, March 1, sending the rain-drenched onlookers into peels of laughter with his random delightful musings. Musings about such things as the political and social impact of the greatest movie of all time (Goonies) and the best band of all time (Spin Doctors) and everything in between. His encyclopedic knowledge of music and pop culture made for grins and giggles as he regaled the crowd and hyped up a slew of wonderful items. The crowd ate it up!

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Concert Tickets for Sale at Amoeba Hollywood March 2014

Posted by Amoebite, March 4, 2014 04:02pm | 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:

Ty Dolla $ign

Ty Dolla $ign
El Rey Theatre
May 22

Peter Hook & the Light

Peter Hook & the Light
The Fonda Theatre
November 22

 

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)
Black Label Society Fonda Theatre 06/07/2014 $35.00
Black Lips El Rey 03/21/2014 $22.00
Charles Bradley Fonda Theatre 05/17/2014 $25.00
Dan Croll El Rey 04/04/2014 $18.00
Danny Brown El Rey 05/03/2014 $24.00
Daley El Rey 04/23/2014 $21.00
Dark Star Orchestra El Rey 04/05/2014 $30.00
Deafheaven El Rey 04/25/2014 $20.00
Mac Demarco Fonda Theatre 07/11/2014 $20.50
Desert Daze Sunset Ranch Oasis 04/26/2014 $45.00
Drive-By-Truckers Fonda Theatre 04/26/2014 $25.00
First Aid Kit El Rey 05/28/2014 $27.00
Galactic El Rey 03/30/2014 $32.00
Galantis El Rey 05/02/2014 $30.00
Gesaffelstein Fonda Theatre 05/23/2014 $32.00
Ghost (SOLD OUT) Fonda Theatre 04/27/2014 $25.00
Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger El Rey 05/17/2014 $17.00
Goblin Fonda Theatre 05/03/2014 $25.00
Goldroom El Rey 05/31/2014 $17.00
Johnny Hallyday Fonda Theatre 04/24/2014 $77.50
Peter Hook & the Light Fonda Theatre 11/22/2014 $22.50
Hopsin El Rey 03/22/2014 $25.00
Jezabels El Rey 03/26/2014 $17.00
Kap Slap El Rey 05/10/2014 $19.00
Hamilton Leithauser El Rey 05/06/2014 $25.00
Liars Fonda Theatre 05/27/2014 $20.00
London Grammar  (SOLD OUT) El Rey 03/25/2014 $22.00
Luscious Jackson El Rey 05/30/2014 $30.00
Stephen Malkmus El Rey 03/28/2014 $25.00
Mavericks  Fonda Theatre 04/03/2014 $35.00
Metronomy Fonda Theatre 06/17/2014 $25.00
Notwist Fonda Theatre 06/15/2014 $26.50
OverDoz El Rey 03/23/2014 $22.00
Petty Fest Los Angeles El Rey 04/03/2014 $20.00
RAC (SOLD OUT) El Rey 04/15/2014 $25.00
Chuck Ragan Fonda Theatre 05/09/2014 $22.50
Self El Rey 08/01/2014 $22.00
Slaughterhouse El Rey 04/10/2014 $25.00
Smiths/Morrissey Convention Avalon 03/30/2014 $25.00
Strypes El Rey 03/31/2014 $20.00
Yann Tiersen Fonda Theatre 06/20/2014 $25.00
Trentemoller Fonda Theatre 04/05/2014 $27.50
Ty Dolla $ign El Rey 05/22/2014 $20.00
Tycho (SOLD OUT) Fonda Theatre 05/08/2014 $20.00
Sharon Van Etten El Rey 06/28/2014 $20.00
Suzanne Vega El Rey 05/24/2014 $32.00
VNV Nation The Mayan 04/03/2014 $25.00
Cassandra Wilson Fonda Theatre 05/10/2014 $57.50

 

Bid on Tickets to See The National, Sharon Jones and More at Amoeba's Charity Auction March 1

Posted by Billy Gil, February 26, 2014 03:55pm | Post a Comment

brentley amoebaAmoeba’s monthly charity auction returns March 1 at 4 p.m. with comedian Brently Heilbron.

The comedian has previously worked for Amoeba, serving as emcee during our Paul McCartney and Mighty Boosh shows, among others. Check out a video of Heilbron’s work the last time he hosted one of our auctions in the video below:

This month we’ll have a number of concert tickets available to bid on as well as gift certificates and other goodies. The list of bid items is as follows:

Tickets:

 

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Franz Ferdinand

Gary Numan at The Mayan 3/6

The National at The shrine 3/25

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings at The Wiltern 3/25

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