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New Jessie Ware "What's In My Bag?" Episode & Live Performance at Amoeba SF

Posted by Amoebite, April 9, 2013 05:18pm | Post a Comment

Jesse Ware

What started out as a chance gig singing backup for an old friend quickly blossomed into a bona fide career as a leading lady. On the cusp of  pop startdom, Jessie Ware delivers the highly anticipated Devotion album. Already a hit in the UK, the single "Wildest Moments" has given Ware major buzz and promises to help make Devotion a hit with her growing US fanbase. Taking musical cues from the likes of  SADE and  Annie Lennox, Ware creates polished electro/neo-soul influenced songs that translate well in her live performance. Catch Jesse Ware live at Amoeba in San Francisco, Thursday April 11th as she performs songs from her new album, Devotion (out 4/16). Performance starts at 6:30pm. Free, all-ages show.

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Watch the music video for "Wildest Moments" by Jessie Ware.  

 

Earlier this year Jessie Ware performed at the Hollywood Amoeba store and took some time to do a little shopping. Check out what other contemporary R&B crooners the London soulstress is into.

Julieta Venegas Live Performance & Signing At Amoeba Hollywood!

Posted by Amoebite, April 9, 2013 02:15pm | Post a Comment

Julieta Venagas live signingJulieta Venegas celebrates her new album, Los Momentos (out April 9th), with a live performance and signing at Amoeba Hollywood! If you can't be here in person, you can watch the live webcast on Amoeba.com.

Get a free ticket to attend a private concert with Julieta Venegas on April 18 at The Mayan Theater in downtown LA with purchase of Los Momentos – courtesy of Super Estrella! While supplies last. Show is 21+over. One ticket per CD purchase (limit 2 per customer).

The first 300 purchasers of Los Momentos at Amoeba Hollywood (beginning April 9) will be guaranteed a place in line for the CD signing after the in-store performance.  Please note: Admission is first come, first admitted. Line will form on Ivar beginning at 4pm day of show. This event is all ages. 

Julieta Venegas has said that her newest album is inspired by the rampant drug violence in Mexico as well as motherhood. Much like previous releases, Venegas covers a lot of ground lyrically. Los Momentos is an 11 track album full of pop dance jams that will rival everyone from Rihanna to Tegan and Sara.  Venegas once again manages to seamlessly take melancholy themes and present them in a sonically positive light. Check out the videos below!

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Recap: April Charity Auction to Benefit Silverlake Conservatory

Posted by Amoebite, April 9, 2013 11:40am | Post a Comment

Silverlake conservatory of musicOn Saturday, April 6th, we had comedian Dave Ross as our guest auctioneer for April's charity auction benefiting Silverlake Conservatory. He auctioned off a crazy array of items, from movie and music collectibles to concert tickets and gift certificates. And as always, Amoeba matched all individual bids.

Dave Ross is a stand-up comedian and storyteller in Los David rossAngele. He is the creator of the wildly successful Holy F*ck comedy show and a MOTH GrandSlam winner. You might have seen him on Tosh.0 with his sketch group, WOMEN, or heard him telling stories on KCRW. But up on the podium at Amoeba's monthly charity aution is where he really shined. His extremely dry and droll sense of humor had the shoppers and onlookers chuckling under their collectives breaths and looking over at each other as if to say, "Wait, did he just say what I think he said?"

Silverlake Conservatory is a non-profit organization, created in 2001 to fill a void in the cultural landscape of the community. They offer the people in the area the opportunity to study music with exceptional teachers at a reasonable price, while also donating lessons and instruments to deserving children. They will also be the Hollywood store’s RECORD STORE DAY beneficiary for our prize wheel and the live silkscreening.

Dave Ross helped us raise a great amount of money, all going directly to music education for needy kids and families in Silver Lake and Echo Park, via Silverlake Conservatory!

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Show Recaps: The Milk Carton Kids, Dirt Dress, Femme Soup

Posted by Billy Gil, April 7, 2013 12:36pm | Post a Comment

Milk Carton Kids AmoebaLots of shows in recent days. The Milk Carton Kids recently took the stage at Amoeba Hollywood, giving fans a healthy dose of their acoustic, Simon & Garfunkel-influenced story-folk. Though still relatively unknown, the band has cultivated a healthy following for the Eagle Rock-based duo, garnering fans of like-minded L.A. venues Largo and Hotel Cafe. Their soft, mellowed-out sound contrasts with their comedic, center-stage personalities, inviting you to come sit by their campfire and hear them spin a yarn and sing a tune. Milk Carton Kid Joey Ryan regaled the audience with the history of the ampersand, much to the delight of a few fawning girls in the front, proving that a cute guy with a guitar can literally discuss typographical history and young girls will swoon. They sang the countryish “Honey Honey,” with Kenneth Pattengale really going to town on his miniature acoustic guitar, with the top of it wrapped in a cloth napkin for maximum intimacy. Ryan bragged about his quick fingerpicking and delivered it with finesse on a bluegrass-colored song. He said the band grew up shopping for records at Amoeba, and it was now “quite an honor” to be playing at the store. Pattengale mocked Ryan’s consistently deadpan tone, saying, “Guys, I’m so f*ckin’ thrilled.” “That’s not a good impression,” Ryan quipped back. They sang a few morose tunes to close the set, joking that everyone thinks they’re from Michigan because of their melancholy folk sound. They’ll be at the Largo Theater May 8 and 9. See more picture of their performance here.

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We Got You! (Or At Least Some Of You)

Posted by Gomez Comes Alive!, April 5, 2013 09:11am | Post a Comment
It's now official. You've been had.

No. Cut Chemist is NOT selling his entire record collection to Amoeba. In fact, we suspect that records just naturally gravitate to his house. But he was in on the joke and part architect of the fake post, along with Nancy 
Arteaga, who helped orchestrate the whole thing. We managed to hammer it out last minute, as the idea came at 11 PM, March 31st. Cut gave us some great quotes about how juicing and meditation was changing his life (Which is actually true) He went as so far as taking
a picture with the infamous Mulatu 7" that he mentioned in blog at the Amoeba warehouse just to throw off some of the naysayers. Like his records, Cut Chemist takes April Fool's Day seriously.

Most people knew it was a prank, some didn't. Some folks started calling the store and became irate once they found out they've been April fooled. Some became inspired, that someone who spent a lifetime collecting records would downsize and simplify life through health and spirituality. Even some of Cut's closest associates got duped. DJ Nu-Mark posted the fake blog on his Facebook page commenting that, " f**kin Lucas (Cut) woke me up on some arm pit sweating sh*t. Ya got me....I'm awake now. Jesus. Can't put it into words. Good one Cut, and very creative as usual" 

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