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Failure Reunite for LA Show - Limited Ticket Packages at Amoeba Hollywood November 7

Posted by Amoebite, November 6, 2013 01:47pm | Post a Comment

"Failure has been a huge inspiration to me. They say amateurs borrow and professionals steal. Well over the years this pro has robbed these poor saps blind. Biting their style has become second nature. But please don't tell them that." - Maynard James Keenan

Often compared to seminal bands of the '90s like Nirvana and Soundgarden, Failure were definitely an important gem of the alternative rock movement. The Los Angeles-based band signed with the now iconic independent label, Slash Records, in 1992. They went on to release three full-length albums on Slash before disdanding in 1997. Despite contributing a cover of  "Enjoy the Silence" for a Depeche Mode tribute album in '97 and releasing two compilations post-breakup, Failure has never reunited. Until now.

Failure is back and set to play its first show in over 15 years! It's all going down in Los Angeles at the El Rey on February 13, 2014. Tickets go on sale at Amoeba Hollywood Thursday, November 7 at 10:30am. Purchase a ticket and get a free limited edition 7” vinyl featuring two rarities (while supplies last). Limit 2 tickets per person and it's first come, first served. Also, please note that the vinyl will be available for pick up at the El Rey on Feb 13, and not at Amoeba Hollywood.

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Lianne La Havas Visited Amoeba!

Posted by Amoebite, February 27, 2013 06:22pm | Post a Comment

Lianne La Havas at Amoeba HollywoodIn support of her latest release, Is Your Love Big Enough? (Nonesuch), British singer/songwriter Lianne La Havas charmed an Amoeba audience with just her voice and a 1964 Danelectro Silvertone guitar. Given the warehouse sized building that is Amoeba Hollywood, Lianne did a superb job of creating an intimate feel for her performance. She played semi-acoustic versions of new songs including, "No Room For Doubt,"  "Age" and "Forget."  La Havas proudly declared on stage, "It's always been a dream of mine to make a record and for it to be sold in this store and to play in this store. I think it's probably the best shop in the world."  Yes, it is Ms. La Havas! We at Amoeba throuroughly enjoyed the tunes and are happy to be a part of your dreams. Thank you

Lianne La Havas is back in Los Angeles March 19 & 20th to play The El Rey Theatre. Make sure to catch her as she will be backed by a full band! You can purchase tickets for this show and many others at Amoeba Hollywood. For those of you in the Bay Area, you can catch Lianne at The Great American Music Hall in San Francisco. The tour will also roll through the Pacific Northwest with stops in Portland and Seattle.    


Lianne La Havas - "Age" (Live at Amoeba)
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Dante vs. Zombies to Play Free Show at The Echo on Monday with Spirit Vine and Others

Posted by Billyjam, March 10, 2011 10:34am | Post a Comment

Dante vs. Zombies - Yes, I'm Stalking You from KR Videos on Vimeo.

Super-talented art/punk LA band Dante vs. Zombies will be playing in their hometown at The Echo on Monday night (March 14th)! Their set will no doubt include their addictive new track "Yes I'm Stalking Spirit VineYou," which they recently released as a 7" single on Albino Crow, followed by the attitude-filled video just a few days ago. The video (above), which is the band's first official music video, was directed by Kyle Safieh, shot by Cooper Dunn, and edited by Ryan Andrus. Formed in September '09, the five member Dante vs. Zombies features Dante White of Starlight Desperation as well as members of Jail Weddings (who, note, will be opening for the Jim Jones Revue at The El Rey on Saturday, March 12th). 

If you miss the Dante vs. Zombies show at The Echo on Monday you will have more opportunities to see them on the same stage since they are scheduled to have a Monday night residency at that club for the month of June. In addition to Dante vs. Zombies, also on the bill Monday are Spirit Vine, Dark Moon, and Rumspringa with DJs on the back patio. Click here for all the details!