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The Hood Internet Opens First Fridays Series Feb. 5

Posted by Amoebite, January 27, 2016 03:08pm | Post a Comment

the hood internet at NHMLA

The premiere First Fridays concert of 2016 at L.A.’s Natural History Museum will feature headliners The Hood Internet Feb. 5.

the hood internet feat lpTickets are $18 for non-members of the museum, and tickets grant access to the museum after hours starting at 5 p.m., with a guided tour, scientist-lead discussions and DJ lounge, while admission to the concert hall is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Music starts at 9:15.

Amoeba will be on-hand with a table and gift certificates for sale — buy a $20 gift certificate for only $10 (limit two per customer). We’ll also have a raffle and fun swag to give away, so come by and say hello!

Chicago duo The Hood Internet formed in 2007 with the goal of mashing up hip hop tracks and have since gone on to produce original music on their album, FEAT. Live, the band mashes up classic hip hop tracks in an oft-comical manner.

The show also features modern funk artist Boulevards, the alter ego of Raleigh, N.C.-born Jamil Rashad. Rashad’s multigenre appreciation and art-school background influences his approach to funk while he still delivers the party jams.

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New Year, NxWorries

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, January 11, 2016 06:58pm | Post a Comment

NxWorriesBy Double Ay

Together, Anderson Paak and Knxwledge are NxWorries. Singer Anderson Paak and producer Knxwledge deliver one of Stones Throw Records’s final releases to close out 2015 and it may be what we’ve been waiting for all year. Their EP Link Up & Suede is a must hear.

Anderson Paak and Knwxledge are artists that ought to be on your radar in 2016. Both had big years in 2015; Anderson Paak, a soul singer out of Oxnard, California, was featured on four of the 16 tracks on Dr. Dre’s newest album, Compton, and Stones Throw producer Knwxledge landed production on Kendrick Lamar’s 2015 album, To Pimp A Butterfly. Individually, both artists are pounding out music; Paak is constantly giving us new content on his SoundCloud while Knxwledge has released over 60 projects on his Bandcamp in the past five years. All of their material has been noteworthy, but the two of them coming together for Link Up & Suede has to be some of their best work yet.

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2 New "What's In My Bag?" Episodes with Future Islands

Posted by Amoebite, January 4, 2016 04:05pm | Post a Comment

Future Islands at Amoeba San Francisco

We're kicking off the new year and our 9th season of "What's In My Bag?" with two episodes from Future Islands! The Baltimore-based indie rock band consists of vocalist Samuel T. Herring, programmer & keyboard player Gerrit Welmers, and bassist/guitarist William Cashion. They met while studying art at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC, where they played together as part of the band Art Lord & the Self-Portraits. They signed to Thrill Jockey in 2009, releasing In Evening Air in 2010 and On the Water in 2011. Future Islands SinglesThree years later, Future Islands signed to 4AD and released the album Singles. The band made their network TV debut in 2014 on The Late Show with David Letterman, drawing attention for Herring’s onstage antics during their performance of "Seasons (Waiting on You)." Watch the band's 2010 performance from Amoeba Hollywood (below) to get a sense of just what kind of live show they put on. Herring did not let a leg splint slow his performance down...

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Amoeba Curates January Red Bull Sound Select Show With Rapper Dizzy Wright

Posted by Amoebite, December 28, 2015 01:42pm | Post a Comment

red bull sound select dizzy wrightAmoeba is curating the next L.A. Red Bull Sound Select show on Jan. 7 with rapper Dizzy Wright.

The show takes place at the Bootleg Theater, and it’s $3 with an RSVP or $12 at the door. The show is 21+, and doors are at 8 p.m. The first 50 fans in line will also receive $10 Amoeba gift certificates.

Dizzy Wright grew up in Las Vegas and released several mixtapes before being signed to independent label Funk Volume, which released his debut studio album, SmokeOut Conversations, in 2012. This year, he released his sophomore album, The Growing Process, which reached No. 47 on the U.S. Billboard Chart and featured an appearance by one of his inspirations, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony. Wright also has said that a project with rapper Logic is in the works.

Watch his video for “Floyd Money Mayweather” below:

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Beyond a Shadow of a Doubt, Gangsta Gibbs is Back with Another One

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, December 14, 2015 06:00pm | Post a Comment

By Double Ay

Indiana rapper Freddie Gibbs is back to gift us another album. Gibbs' new release, Shadow of a Doubt, Freddie Gibbs "Shadow of a Doubt"was dropped with his label ESGN, but it might not be what you’d expect if you’ve only heard his last project.

Gibbs' last album, Pinata, was released in 2014 and made just about every music reviewer’s albums of the year list. Produced by Stones Throw super-producer Madlib, Pinata has a more traditional hip-hop sound with brilliant and soulful sampling. Pinata received unanimously positive reviews, but Gibbs is not softening up in the slightest for his most recent release.

Shadow of a Doubt comes across as a more contemporary hip-hop album with its fairly ‘trap’ style production. Shadow of a Doubt features beats from Boi-1da, Tarentino of 808 Mafia, and KAYTRANADA, all of whom are considered popular and reputable producers this year. Gibbs is one of the few rappers out with the prowess to excel in many different styles. This album exemplifies Gibbs’ capability to do what all of mainstream hip-hop is doing, but simply do it better.

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