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James Blake Listening Party at Amoeba Hollywood Wed, April 3

Posted by Amoebite, April 2, 2013 03:30pm | Post a Comment

James Blake Listening PartyAmoeba Hollywood is having a listening party for the new James Blake album, Overgrown, on Wednesday, April 3 at 6pm! Hear the album in its entirety nearly a week before it comes out, plus we'll have some tasty organic cookies, free buttons, posters and you can enter to win a vinyl test pressing of Overgrown.

The second album from the 24-year old British singer, songwriter and producer, Overgrown, is due out Tuesday, April 9 via Republic. Musically broad and emotionally deep, Blake's growth on Overgrown is similar to the evolution his debut self-titled album evinced from the mercurial Dubstep of his early EPs. It also reflects how much Blake's life has changed in the past two years. His debut sold over 400,000 copies - quite a feat for a record so uncompromisingly introspective and experimental. It also picked up Mercury, BRIT and Ivor Novello nominations, sent him around the world on tour, and brought him into contact with a wide array of fans and collaborators that includes Jay-Z, Kanye West, Bon Iver, Bjork, Drake, Brian Eno, and The RZA.

Pre-order Overgrown on CD or vinyl from Amoeba.com and, as always, you won't pay shipping to US addresses!

James Blake Overgrown


James Blake - Retrograde
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Tickets on Sale at Amoeba Hollywood in April

Posted by Amoebite, April 1, 2013 07:39pm | Post a Comment

Tickets at AmoebaAmoeba Hollywood regularly sells tickets to local shows, with the added bonus of charging low service fees (if you're 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.

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:

Watsky live at the El Rey

Watsky
El Rey
May 4

Killing Joke live at the Fonda

Killing Joke
The Fonda
May 5

 

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)
Baths El Rey 06/28/2013 $17.00
Bonobo El Rey 05/05/2013 $25.00
Capital Cities El Rey 06/06/2013 $18.00
Cloud Cult El Rey 05/11/2013 $17.00
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. El Rey 05/16/2013 $20.00
The Eric Andre Show Fonda Theatre 06/12/2013 $20.00
Andy Grammar Fonda Theatre 05/17/2013 $25.00
IAMX Fonda Theatre 05/15/2013 $25.00
Killing Joke Fonda Theatre 05/05/2013 $27.50
Lights El Rey 05/02/2013 $30.00
Peter Murphy Fonda Theatre 07/27/2013 $27.50
Problem x IAMSU El Rey 05/08/2013 $20.00
Sea Wolf El Rey 06/21/2013 $17.00
Shout Out Louds El Rey 05/24/2013 $22.00
Soul Slam IX with DJ Spinna (21+ show) Arena Nightclub 05/03/2013 $14.00
Turbonegro El Rey 05/25/2013 $25.00
Watsky/Cardboard Castles Tour El Rey 05/04/2013 $17.00
Woodkid Fonda Theatre 05/08/2013 $23.00

 

Cut Chemist Sells His Entire Record Collection To Amoeba Hollywood

Posted by Gomez Comes Alive!, April 1, 2013 07:20am | Post a Comment

From the April Fools' Dept...
Photo by Eilon Paz www.dustandgrooves.com

It is now official.

The entire vinyl collection of one of the greatest DJs of our time is going on sale today at Amoeba Hollywood. Internationally known DJ, Cut Chemist, decided to sell his entire record collection a few weeks back to Amoeba Hollywood. The collection is approximately 40 thousand LPs, 12s, 45s and acetates, which has been hidden in the Amoeba warehouse underneath stacks of clearance DVD's so that no employees would get to them before the public. Also, as part of the agreement that Amoeba has with Cut Chemist, we agreed that would keep the sale of his collection a secret until today. This was done at Cut's request, so that everyone would get an equal chance at buying these records with no special preferences given to employees, famous DJs or private collectors.

Cut Chemist in front of his recordsAs you can imagine, the collection is immense, with every record you could ever want from any genre you can name. Rare funk 45s, first edition Reggae and Hip-Hop records, obscure private press Free Jazz and folk LPs, International records from Africa, Brazil and Colombia, with every great Salsa, Cumbia and Afro-Beat record ever made. Also many first edition punk/post punk and goth records (which I didn't know he collected) and every collectible soundtrack, prog and psyche LPs that one could ever want. About seventy five percent of these records that I saw would go for hundreds of dollars on E-Bay, and this is just the first few crates into this incredible collection!

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Shop Vinyl at Amoeba's Next Sidewalk Sale, April 13th

Posted by Billy Gil, March 27, 2013 04:55pm | Post a Comment

Amoeba Hollywood's next Sidewalk Sale is coming up, and this time it's all about VINYL. On Saturday, Amoeba Sidewalk SaleApril 13th, from 12 - 5pm, we'll have a huge assortment of goodies, including:

- 45s

- Hip-Hop and Dance 12" records

- Full-length LPs from from $1 and up

- Classical LPs

In addition, we'll have our usual DVD deal — buy three, get one free — sales on DVD box sets (two for $10), CD bargains, and more, including toys and collectibles.

For those who can't make it out to the sale, shop our Clearance section online for some sweet finds.

All sidewalk sales are final. Store credit cannot be used to purchase items from the sidewalk sale.

 

sidewalk sale at Amoeba Hollywood

 

Amoeba Sidewalk Sale

 

Italian Pop Icon Jovanotti Rocked Amoeba & Filmed a "What's In My Bag?" Episode

Posted by Amoebite, March 20, 2013 01:53pm | Post a Comment

Jovanotti instoreJovanotti is easily Italy's most notable pop star. He sells out stadiums across Europe and has over 1 million followers on Twitter. With an impressive career spanning 25 years of dominating the charts in Southern Europe, selling millions of records and collaborating with everyone from Sergio Mendes to Pavarotti, including combating worldly issues with the likes of rock royalty Bono, the Italian mega star has set his sights on the ears of the American public. What better way to introduce himself  to American audiences than to perform on the stage of the world's greatest record store?! Jovanotti brought his brand of World/Hip Hop/ Funk  to a very enthusiastic crowd of fanatic Italians at Amoeba Hollywood. He wowed the crowd with selections from the ATO Records U.S. release of Italia 1988-2012, a reworking of songs from his lengthy career, plus four new ones.     


Jovanotti - "Tutto L'amore Che Ho" (Live at Amoeba)
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Jovanotti also took time to do a little shopping at Amoeba and shared some stories with us about the music that inspired him to become a rapper and his lifelong connection with dance music. (Hint: even the grandparents do it.)

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