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Amoebapalooza Berkeley 2012!

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, November 18, 2012 06:40pm | Post a Comment

Amoeba Music's annual tradition of musical mayhem featuring bands comprised of Amoeba Berkeley family members returns on Sunday, December 9th.

This celebrations of homegrown music and the enduring human spirit is open to the public, so come on down to Bar 355 (355 19th Street, Oakland)! Doors open at 8:30pm and the bands start promptly at 9:00pm. And get this...no cover! (21+ please.)

Here are the Berktastic bands you'll see that night:

ARTIFICIAL LIFE (A tribute to Operation Ivy with members of Eastern Span, Gnarboots, 100%, and Die Hard)

CABERNET VOLTAIRE (A tribute to Cabaret Voltaire with members of Poontang Wranglers, Sutekh Hexen, Larva, and Petit Mal)

THE TENTH PLANET (Avant-rock jams that are way far out, Baby)

SOFT TUG (A potpourri of sonic interludes, covers, and more from members of Musk)

TOTAL FAILURE (A psychedelic head-trip of originals and covers)

 

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Endless Canvas' SPECIAL DELIVERY East Bay Art Exhibit Was Great While It Lasted

Posted by Billyjam, October 1, 2012 05:35pm | Post a Comment

If one dollar had been donated for every photo taken at the Berkeley warehouse street art exhibit Endless Canvas' SPECIAL DELIVERY enough money could have been generated to purchase the warehouse building that housed this wonderful, temporary grassroots art exhibit and to keep it open indefinitely - not just in pop-up form. The exhibit ended its all-too-short 3 weekend run yesterday with another extremely well attended day of photo-happy street art fans. For many the temporary nature of SPECIAL DELIVERY  only added to the vibrancy of this exhibit of revered but disposable art - and another reason to document it.

I stopped by yesterday - Sunday September 30th, the sixth and final day - to be simply blown away by the wonderful art on display. About a 100 pieces by such local artists as Swampy and Plant Trees graced near every available corner of this cavernous, two-level 36,000 square-foot abandoned warehouse space down on Fourth Street near Gilman.

Anyone I know who attended this event, like David Ford who worked at it or E-Lit from Amoeba Berkeley who patiently lined up on the very packed opening weekend three weeks ago, were equally impressed by SPECIAL DELIVERY - from the caliber of the art on display to the perfect location of the exhibit. Berkeley's Carbon Warehouse – down near the railway tracks at 1350 4th Street - is a funky and raw building with only natural light. (Hence the darkened, shadowy, shuttered downstairs art area takes a minute for your eyes to adjust to).

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L@TE: Friday Nights at BAM/PFA Starts Sept. 14th with a John Cage Celebration!

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, September 3, 2012 03:59pm | Post a Comment
Amoeba is proud to be partnering again with the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive to present a whole season of L@TE night programming on Friday nights! This year's schedule has really expanded on the groundwork laid last year with over ten events from September through December!

It all kicks off on Friday, September 14th with a celebration for John Cage's 100th birthday featuring video artist John Sanborn’s PICO (Performance Indeterminate Cage Opera), a sprawling, circus-like environment incorporating multiple aspects of Cage’s work, from Fontana Mix to the Europeras. Get your tickets HERE!

The following weeks will see performances from Devendra Banhart (9/21), The Dodos (9/28), Weekend (10/5), Terry Riley with Tracy Silverman (10/12), and much more throughout the entire Fall season!

The Friday night programs typically begin at 7:30 pm in Gallery B. Doors open at 5pm with DJs in the lobby or Gallery B at 6:30pm. Admission is $7; free for BAM/PFA members and Cal students, faculty, and staff. Tickets are available exclusively to members, students, faculty, and staff until one week before each event, at which time tickets go on sale to the general public. If a show is sold out, rush tickets may be available at the door beginning at 8pm.

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Berkeley's LastSundaysFest on Telegraph, August 26th

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, August 14, 2012 03:55pm | Post a Comment

Sunday, August 26th, from 12pm - 6pm, kicks off the fourth season of Berkeley's LastSundaysFest, a showcase of the hottest indie bands, street food, artisan crafts, and handmade jewelry. Telegraph Ave. is closed to traffic from Dwight and Durant for shopping, strolling, and festivities.

The hottest, most talented East Bay and San Francisco-based bands are playing this year, so get there by noon to hear the music! Oakland's Dark Beach features original material by songwriter Faith Gardner on lead vocals and guitar, and Melissa Dale on drums. The world’s youngest rock band HAUNTED BY HEROES,  Miss Lonely Hearts, The Fashion Slaves, and The Dandelion War will all play the LastSundaysFest stage for a day of all-ages fun. A surprise guest band will be announced on LastSundaysFest's Facebook and Twitter pages on Saturday, August 25th!

Find out more: www.lastsundaysfest.com


The 9th Annual Berkeley World Music Festival, June 2nd

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, May 14, 2012 06:46pm | Post a Comment
Amoeba Music is proud to once again be part of the Berkeley World Music Festival, which offers a FREE full day of live concerts in Berkeley, starting from 12pm at People's Park and ending at 9pm at the Village. Performances are featured in Telegraph Avenue cafes and shops, near UC campus, and at People’s Park. This year, the Festival celebrates nine years of showcasing the Bay Area’s rich world music scene with an amazing line-up!

At Amoeba Music Berkeley:
Fely Tchaco
Fely Tchaco - Live at Amoeba Berkeley 6/2 at 6pm

Join us at Amoeba Berkeley at 6pm for a special Berkeley World Music Festival performance from Fely Tchaco! The Ivory Coast-born singer, who now resides in San Francisco, delivers the best music of both cultures, a bridge between where she comes from and where she lives now. More details HERE!

At People's Park:
Six-time Grammy nominee Maria Muldaur and Bay Area’s premier Cuban bandleader, Fito Reinoso, headline at the People’s Park dance party. Druid Sister’s Tree Party opens the party with a riveting display of Celtic and Gypsy tribal grooves. A colorful crafts bazaar (Noon to 6pm) adds to the festivities in the park.

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