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CBS News Interviews Amoeba Owner Marc Weinstein

Posted by Amoebite, December 2, 2011 02:50pm | Post a Comment
CBS News recently spoke with Amoeba co-owner Marc Weinstein at Amoeba San Francisco about the origins of Amoeba, wanting to build the ultimate independent record store, and our plans for the future. It's a pretty nifty piece about Amoeba. Unfortunately, the video isn't embeddable, but you can watch it here.

Marc on CBS

Amoebapalooza 2011: Two Tons of Fun in the Bay Area! 12/4 & 12/11

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, November 17, 2011 05:00pm | Post a Comment
Attention citizens of the Bay Area:
We hope you like to party and we hope you like to rawk, because Amoebapalooza is back on BOTH sides of the bay! Twice as nice AND too much to handle! But that's how we do in the Area by the Bay. These celebrations of homegrown music and the enduring human spirit are open to the public, so come on down!

AMOEBAPALOOZA SAN FRANCISCO -- Sunday, December 4th!
Cafe Du Nord
, 8pm!
$5...cheap!
Hey, it's San Francisco and everyone knows that we buit this city on...the musical styling of Gabi Beck, Liquid Karma, SCHNITZELKLIT, Aqua Buddha, Soda Jerks, James Taylor Marked For Death, The Tree Skirts, Windham Flat, Shark Taint, and Vanishing Breed. Shake your things on the dance floor between sets with DJ Kindle! And guiding you through it all is MC Tarin.

RSVP on Facebook & spread the word:  http://www.facebook.com/events/294018260619266/

Special thanks to our friends at SIR SF for donating the backline for the second year in a row! Contact SIR for all of your equipment needs. DO it!

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Amoeba Music Holiday Food Drive Starts 11/25! Make a Difference! Get a $5 Coupon!

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, November 7, 2011 04:39pm | Post a Comment
 Extended through December 27th!

In San Francisco and Marin, 225,000 people live with the daily threat of hunger. This holiday season you can make a difference in the life of a family by giving Food: The Perfect Gift.

Amoeba Music San Francisco joins forces with the San Francisco Food Bank to collect canned goods and nonperishable items for singles and families in need this holiday season. The drive starts Friday, November 25th and has been extended through December 27th.

You can also make a monetary donation to the San Francisco Food Bank online HERE. For each $1 donated you create $6 worth of food!
 
Everyone who donates in the store at Amoeba Music San Francisco will receive a $5 Amoeba coupon as a thank you.

Happy holidays! 

A Day In The Life With DJ Amen Begins With a Visit to Amoeba Music, As Captured by Thizzler On The Roof

Posted by Billyjam, October 18, 2011 02:28pm | Post a Comment
      

Further proof that Amoeba Music is, and has long been, an integral part of the Bay Area's hip-hop culture is this brand new video (just uploaded to YouTube last night) that focuses on Bay Area hip-hop ambassador and KMEL mixmaster DJ Amen who begins his busy day (as seen in above Thizzler On The Roof produced video) by stopping into Amoeba Music San Francisco on Haight Street. The video then follows DJ Amen, who did a great job spinning an exclusive Bay rap set at the recent Hella Fresh Festival at the Fillmore few weeks back, on his event filled day with a burrito stop at Papalote, and then down to KMEL radio and that part of town where he interacts with such artists as visiting hip-hop acts The Cool Kids and Dorrough Music.

Today I caught up with the video's executive producer Matt Werner, who worked on the video piece in conjunction with videographer Left Lane & motion graphics expert Tyler Metzger, to ask him about his company, Thizzler On The Roof, and its mission? It was set up, he said, "In response to the lack of mainstream love the Bay Area hip-hop scene has traditionally received," adding that "Our website was established as way to give local artists an outlet to be heard by as big an audience as possible. In addition to regularly posting the best and most recent releases from the vast talent pool of Bay Area artists, Thizzler started a video interview series and corresponding mixtape series entitled Under The Bay." Many may already be familiar with their collaboration with KMEL: the influential The Bay Area Freshmen 10 as well as with the company's hip-hop productions that include the Under The Bay concert series, The Adidas Earn Your Stipes monthly cyphers, and the Fight Club battle series.

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Passes to Pearl Jam Documentary Screening in SF

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, September 21, 2011 12:53pm | Post a Comment
PJ20 posterPurchase the new Pearl Jam 2-CD set soundtrack, Pearl Jam Twenty, in-store at Amoeba San Francisco and get a free pair of tickets to see the new Cameron Crowe documentary about the band, PJ20, at the Balboa Theater in San Francisco (while supplies last). The film is playing for limited dates only: Sept. 23-29.


About the film:


Pearl Jam Twenty chronicles the years leading up to the band’s formation, the chaos that ensued soon-after their rise to megastardom, their step back from center stage, and the creation of a trusted circle that would surround them—giving way to a work culture that would sustain them. Told in big themes and bold colors with blistering sound, the film is carved from over 1,200 hours of rarely-seen and never-before seen footage spanning the band’s career. Pearl Jam Twenty is the definitive portrait of Pearl Jam: part concert film, part intimate insider-hang, part testimonial to the power of music and uncompromising artists.

About the Filmmaker:

CAMERON CROWE - Director, Writer, Producer

At age 13 Cameron Crowe began his professional life as a music critic, writing for magazines such as Creem and Crawdaddy, and at 15, became a staff writer for Rolling Stone. In 1979, Crowe (then 22) went undercover as a Southern California high schooler for his book, Fast Times at Ridgemont High. He then wrote the screenplay for the film upon which it was based. In 1989, Crowe made his feature film directorial debut with Say Anything…. His other films include Singles, Jerry Maguire, Vanilla Sky, Elizabethtown and Almost Famous, which earned him an Oscar® for Best Original Screenplay. His newest narrative film, We Bought A Zoo, starring Matt Damon, will be released in December 2011.

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