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Recap: August 2012 Charity Auction

Posted by Amoebite, August 5, 2012 07:44pm | Post a Comment

rock the vote logoOn Saturday, August 4, 2012 we had another great auction at Amoeba Hollywood with mister funnyman, Jason Boggs, who cleverly wooed the people into bidding on crazy and zany items. The energy in the store was amazing, with the sidewalk sale happening at the same time and the buzz of the shoppers and the great music in the store.

This month's auction benefited Rock the Vote, which is a little different for us, but it is timely and anything that gets people involved in understanding the issues and being involved is a GOOD thing. Jason, as always, was patient and urging at the same time and even though some folks were being a bit stubborn--he got the bids out of 'em.

Here are some of the highlights:

  • Star Wars lunchbox with Lando Calrissian action figure inside - $10.00 (score!)
  • Dark Knight LP with passes to the show, etc. - $25.00
  • Signed Lana Del Rey 7" single - $15.00
  • Hollywood Bowl tickets to Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter and Jazz Night - $60.00
  • Natural History Museum passes - $22.00
  • KISS collectible glass set with Metallica shirt - $12.00
  • Grimes tickets - $30.00
  • Madonna mug and poster - $10.00
  • Beatles bag with patches, stickers and poster - $35.00
  • Trader Joe's gift card with lunchbox - $55.00 (!!)
  • Amoeba VIP in-store all-access pass - $15.00
  • Brew Coffee gift certificate with mug - $10.00
  • Record Store Day gift bag - $12.00

All together $311.00 was raised for Rock the Vote, and with Amoeba's match it will be $622.00!! Nice work everyone!

Behind the Scenes: Dave Gahan, Rich Machin and Serj Tankian

Posted by Rachael McGovern, July 27, 2012 05:40pm | Post a Comment

Amoeba Hollywood was buzzing with some recent "What's In My Bag?" guests.

Serj Tankian HarakiriFirst, we had Serj Tankian, solo artist and frontman for System of a Down. He was particuarly interested in film music, including composers Ennio Morricone and John Williams. His choices were mostly from the jazz room, although he did select a Sigur Ros album and Mondo Cane by his friend Mike Patton. Serj actually came in that day inquiring about the experimental section which is now located in the jazz room, so technically Mondo Cane is also a jazz room pick. As for the rest of his picks and what he said about each one, you'll have to wait for the video!

Serj just announced a North American tour in support of his new solo album, Harakiri. You can see him live in Los Angeles September 28 at Club Nokia.
 

Serj Tankian at Amoeba Hollywood

Sidewalk Sale at Amoeba Hollywood August 4th. Classical Blowout, DVD Box Set 2 for $10, and More!

Posted by Amoebite, July 26, 2012 12:25pm | Post a Comment
SidewalkSaleVisit Amoeba Hollywood on Saturday, August 4th from noon-5:30pm for our next sidewalk sale! Pick up some awesome deals on CDs, vinyl, DVDs, box sets and more all at great savings.

The sidewalk sale will also feature a Classical blowout with vinyl for 50 cents or three for $1 and CDs at $2.99 and $3.99 that arebuy-one-get-one-free! BOGO! What a deal! There are many great bargains among these titles, but we just need to clear them out for new merchandise.

AND get this! We have a TON of DVD box sets that are two for $10!! We've got titles like It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The OfficeCurb Your EnthusiasmWeedsWill & Grace, South ParkThe Simpsons, and SO MUCH MORE!

Come out and see the many other deals to be had at the sidewalk sale! For those who can't make it out, 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. Prices apply to sidewalk sale stock only and this offer is only while supplies last.

Sidewalk Sale at Amoeba Hollywood

Sidewalk Sale at Amoeba    Sidewalk Sale at Amoeba Hollywood

Video: Customer Shows Off Purchases from East Coast Vinyl Collection

Posted by Amoebite, July 24, 2012 04:55pm | Post a Comment
A customer essentially made his own "What's In My Bag?" video taking us through a handful of purchases from the East Coast Vinyl Collection which was unveiled over the weekend at Amoeba Hollywood. Some of the gems he snagged include an LP by Stomu Yamash'ta, Irrlicht by Klaus Scholze, Solstice by Ralph Towner on ECM, and Urban Bushmen by The Art Ensemble of Chicago, among others. Check out his haul!

Stomu Yamashta     Klaus Schulze Irrlicht 

Ralph Towner Solstice ECM     Art Ensemble of Chicago Urban Bushmen


New "What's In My Bag?" Video with Bob Odenkirk

Posted by Rachael McGovern, July 19, 2012 04:25pm | Post a Comment
Amoeba.com just posted a new "What's In My Bag?" video with funnyman Bob Odenkirk, a.k.a. Saul Goodman ("Better Call Saul!") on the AMC television show Breaking Bad.

The actor and comedian was visiting Amoeba Hollywood to host our April charity auction and took some time to do a little shopping for The Shins' Port of Morrow and Elvis Costello's Return of the Spectacular Spinning Songbook, plus La Haine and The Royle Family DVDs.


Bob Odenkirk goes shopping at Amoeba Hollywood.

Big congratulations are also in order to the cast and crew of Breaking Bad which was just today nominated for 13 Emmys, including Outstanding Drama and Outstanding Lead Actor.

Better Call Saul
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