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Noise Pop Film Screenings 2011

Posted by Miss Ess, January 26, 2011 12:24pm | Post a Comment

Beyond the live music lineup, Noise Pop 2011 boasts a great line up of film screenings and related events this year!

 

First will be the world premiere of This is Noise Pop on Feb 23, a documentary about indie rock via bands' Noise Pop appearances, followed by a Q&A with the director, editor and Noise Pop glitterati.

Also screening is a documentary about the ever-popular Jose Gonzalez called The Extraordinary Ordinary Life of Jose Gonzalez on Feb 23 and Look at What the Light Did Now, a film about Feist on Feb 24. Little Wings, the original author of the song "Look at What the Light Did Now," will perform after that film.
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The much-anticipatedFamily Jams, a film by Kevin Barker about the 2004 tour of (formerly) San Francisco's own Devendra Banhart, Joanna Newsom and Vetiver will also screen on Febuary 24.

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Arcade Fire To Perform at the Grammys

Posted by Amoebite, January 13, 2011 09:39am | Post a Comment
Potentially giving you a reason to tune in to the bloated and grandiose tribute to the music industry that is the Grammys, indie band and Amoeba best-seller Arcade Fire will be performing at this year's show, February 13th on CBS. They are up for Album of the Year, the oddly titled Best Alternative Music Album and Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group for The Suburbs and "Ready to Start," respectively.
 
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my top 50 albums of 2010...

Posted by Brad Schelden, December 24, 2010 05:53pm | Post a Comment

ariel pink's haunted graffiti before today
#1 Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti-
Before Today
(4AD)
The first time I heard this album I knew it would be at the top of my list this year. It was really just a competition the rest of the year with these other albums to see if anything could overtake it but nothing could do it. I somehow resisted the temptation of Ariel Pink the last couple of years. Before Today was clearly the album for me and a perfect introduction to this band. I just didn't know how much I would be falling in love with the band and obsessed with this album. It is like a shoegaze soft rock mash up of all the songs that you have ever loved. You simply need this album in your collection. It is simply amazing!

listen to "fright night" by ariel pink...



buy the album at amoeba.com

avi buffalo
#2 Avi Buffalo-Avi Buffalo (Sub Pop)
Oh, Avi Buffalo. I am so glad to have you in my life. Another album that I didn't really know I would love until I first listened to it. These guys are crazy young and ridiculously talented. The album is one of the perfect little pop gems of the year and I really couldn't stop listening to it for months. Seeing them open up for My Morning Jacket at the Greek was one of my favorite shows of the year. I was first drawn to them because they were from my hometown of Long Beach, but I fell in love with the album as soon as I heard it. It is addictive. This album will stay with me forever and forever connect me to my great year that was 2010.

Arcade Fire's New Spike Jonze-Directed Video

Posted by Amoebite, November 19, 2010 11:13am | Post a Comment
This morning, all anybody's gabbing about here on the internets is the new Arcade Fire video directed by the illustrious Spike Jonze for "The Suburbs," the title track from their latest album. Word is that it was filmed in Texas this past April. With no further delay, here it is now for your viewing pleasure!

Arcade Fire's New Interactive Film, The Wilderness Downtown

Posted by Amoebite, August 31, 2010 12:41pm | Post a Comment
wilderness downtown

Arcade Fire has partnered with Chris Milk to create an interactive film called The Wilderness Downtown, featuring "We Used to Wait" from their new album The Suburbs, which has been selling like hotcakes here at Amoeba!

The film takes you on a personalized journey based on your childhood address. Pretty cool stuff, and we'd expect nothing less from a band as clearly nostalgia-driven as Arcade Fire! Click here to try it for yourself.

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