Moon Block Party’s Desert Dazefest is happening May 2 at the Sunset Ranch Oasis in Mecca, California. Tickets are $55 for general admission, $75 with camping and $85 with village camping, and you can pick them up with only a $2 service fee from Amoeba Hollywood.
Record Store Day, taking place this year on April 20, will see seemingly countless reissues, but younger bands also take part, most of the time releasing new material on 7” vinyl. Below are a few that you can already stream and sample ahead of their release on Record Store Day. See a full list of releases we’ll have on RSD here. See what Amoeba will have in store for RSD here.
The DJ/producer who’s known for producing colorful, ecstatic production takes a stab at Afrobeat, specifically the kind produced by the great Konono No. 1. The 7” will feature two versions of the track, performed by two sets of dual drummers: Kevin O'Meara and Jeremy Hyman on Side A; Denny Bowen and Dave Jacober on Side B. The cover art features the photo by the winner of an Instagram contest; you can see more submissions here.
This Friday, April 5, Amoeba will be on hand at First Fridays at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles. We’ll be selling $20-for-$15 gift certificates (limit four per person) and giving away other goodies. The first 30 people who come to our table and say “boogaloo” get a free Amoeba T-shirt!
The show this Friday features electronic composer Dan Deacon and art-rockers Japanther, as well as talks on the periodic table, with hands-on activities and discussions as to how the periodic table relates to the arts, history and mythology. The discussions start at 5 p.m. and run until 7 p.m., while the performances go from 8-10 p.m. Meanwhile the DJ lounge will feature KCRW’s Anthony Valadez and a DJ set from L.A.-based indie pop duo Kisses from 5:30-10 p.m.
Pre-sale tickets for this event are sold out, but a limited number of tickets will be available at the Museum’s South Entrance the day of the event starting at 5:00pm.
Tonight Dan Deacon will make his national television debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on ABC at 11:35pm when he will do a live version of "True Thrush" off his current album America on Domino Records that arrived in Amoeba Music a few months back. Above is the entertainingly fun official video for the song which was the first single off the album. Meanwhile below is one of the very first live television clips seen of the artist when he made a bizarre performance (by local morning news TV show standards) on NBC affiliate WSAV Savannah's Coastal Sunrise morning show back in 2006. That was a solo set but an ensemble will join Deacon on tonight's Jimmy Kimmel Live! set.
Known for involving audiences in his shows, tonight will be no exception when the electronic artist will be incorporating the recently launched smartphone app that he has been using in concerts lately whereby audience members' phones become an interactive part of the light show. See the video down below for more about this unique interactive app, and pick up Dan Deacon's America on CD and/or on LP from Amoeba.