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Adventure! Tonight, O Zone at Oakland Museum of California

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, September 10, 2010 11:45am | Post a Comment
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ADVENTURE! O Zone at OMCA (Oakland Museum of California)

Second Friday-Fest Until Midnight! Sep 10, 2010 | 5:00 pm

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Amoeba Music teams up with The Oakland Museum of California and Pixar for a night of films, discussions, dancing, free art classes and more!
 Stop by the Amoeba table and chat with pixar upAmoeba staff, plus win prizes, and gear up with Amoeba Music schwag! It all takes place in the beautiful OMCA in the heart of downtown Oakland.

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The Afrofunk Experience and The Berkeley World Music Festival Come To Amoeba Music!

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, June 10, 2010 02:51pm | Post a Comment
Words and Pictures by Spenser Russell-Snyder

On Saturday, June 5th, grooves from every part of the world came to Amoeba Music and People's Park for the Berkeley World Music Festival! Amoeba was everywhere at the festival, sponsoring the main stage in Peoples Park, setting up a booth on Haste St. with product, prizes and freebies, and having San Francisco's Afrofunk Experience (featuring SF Amoeba employee David James) play an amazing set inside the Berkeley store itself. Check out some pictures from the day's festivities below!

afrofunk experience

afrofunk experience







Amoeba Berkeley Has Its Biggest Record Store Day Yet!

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, April 20, 2010 04:48pm | Post a Comment
Words by Spenser Russell-Snyder
Photos by Ryan Stark and Dina Ruedel

Before opening this fine Spring morning, at least 100 rabid record collectors had lined up in front of Amoeba Music in Berkeley to take part in Record Store Day 2010! When we opened our doors, the crowd immediately filed down our "Broadway" display aisle, where they grabbed as many of the exclusive releases for the day as they could.

amoeba berkeley record store day 2010

Some of the hot sellers were the Flaming Lips performing Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon on colored LP, a Fela Kuti 10-inch, a Rolling Stones 7-inch, and a special box set of John Lennon 7-inch singles. Having been in charge of setting up the display both last year and this year, I noticed that there were almost double the amount of releases this year than last year, and the crowd was easily double from last year as well.

amoeba berkeley record store day 2010

amoeba berkeley record store day 2010

I could go on for ages about all the awesome releases that sold out within the first hour (Elvis Presley, Sonic Youth, Modest Mouse, and Soundgarden reissues, among them), but here at Amoeba Berkeley, Record Store Day wasn't only about the releases. We also had some great DJ's all day long! Starting out the day was Amoeba's own Kyle, who spun garage and punk rock for an hour.

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Record Store Day Pre-Party Re-Cap!

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, April 17, 2010 05:46pm | Post a Comment


(Amoebites Evan, James, Spenser, Anthony, and Grace)

Words by Spenser Russell-Snyder
Photos by Ryan Stark


With Record Store Day 2010 just a few days away, Amoeba Music Berkeley and The East Bay Express brought the best independent record stores in the East Bay together to pre-game for the big day! The pre-party took place at the Uptown Nightclub in Oakland, where Amoeba has its monthly Dusty Fingers DJ nights.

Amoeba gave away the standard buttons, stickers and magnets, and also had a raffle for limited edition Record Store Day screen printed lithographs (limited to a numbered run of 110 posters!), RSD t-shirts, a copy of the game "Rock N' Roll Triviologies," and a grand prize of a $25 Amoeba gift certificate! When entering the raffle, each contestant also got a $5 off coupon, good only at Amoeba Berkeley on Record Store Day, to help folks cut down the final price of their Record Store Day exclusive purchases.

Amoeba Berkeley Warms Up for Record Store Day (Sat April 17th) with Party Tonight at Oakland's Uptown Nightclub

Posted by Billyjam, April 14, 2010 03:23pm | Post a Comment
Record Store Day
It may be still a few more days until this year's Record Store Day (Saturday, April 17th), during which all three Amoeba Music stores will be joining other independent record stores from all around the world in celebrating, but tonight the Amoeba Berkeley will get a head start on the festivities with a free Pre-Record Store Day Party at Oakland’s Uptown Nightclub at 1928 Telegraph Ave. Tonight's no-cover dance party, a co-production with the East Bay Express that runs from 9pm to 2am, will feature employees from Amoeba Berkeley, 1-2-3-4-Go! Records, Mod Lang, and Dave's Record Shop (2634 San Pablo Berkeley), all spinning music to groove your butt to.

Then, come Saturday, a thousand independent record stores from eighteen different countries will simultaneously celebrate Record Store Day 2010 with special events such as instore performances and special sales, and exclusive releases from tons of fabulous artists and labels!

Amoeba Hollywood's celebration
will include live silk-screening to benefit Pablove Foundation, a Smashing Pumpkins pre-order event, a Slash CD signing (sold out -- sorry), and a DJ set by Spinderella of Salt-N-Pepa fame. 

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