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Amoeba Presents Run River North at Hotel Cafe, Has Exclusive 7" From Band

Posted by Billy Gil, November 15, 2013 04:30pm | Post a Comment
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L-R: Alex Hwang, John Chong, Sally Kang, Daniel Chae, Joe Chun, Jennifer Rim. Photo: Eric Ryan Anderson.

L.A.-based folk-rock band Run River North are a model for self-made bands everywhere. The Korean-American septet, who make folk-based music with soaring vocals, intricate harmonies and the occasional electric guitar, have been garnering increasing notice not just locally, but globally, thanks in part to some industrious moves. The band recorded a version of its song “Fight to Keep” live inside one of the band members’ Hondas. The clip made it to Honda’s computer screens, and the company surprised the band by taking it to play live on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” You can watch both the original clip and their appearance on “Kimmel” below.

 

The band is playing every Wednesday this month at acoustic music haven Hotel Cafe in Hollywood. Amoeba is proud to sponsor the residency. You can catch them Nov. 20, 27 and Dec. 4. Additionally the band's Fight to Keep 7” will be available exclusively at Amoeba Hollywood starting Nov. 27. The band’s self-titled debut album is due Feb. 25 on Nettwerk.

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Get a Ticket to See Tegan and Sara on Jimmy Kimmel With Purchase of 'Heartthrob'

Posted by Billy Gil, January 25, 2013 04:05pm | Post a Comment

Tegan and SaraTegan and Sara are releasing a new album, Heartthrob, Jan. 29, and Amoeba Hollywood is giving away tickets to see the band Jan. 31 on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Limit one guest list spot per album purchased (limit two per person). As these are guest list spots, you must have the name of the person attending the show at the time of purchase. This works with in-store Amoeba purchases only — sorry, no online orders or holds. The offer is good while supplies last — there are 100 guest spots available, so get your butt to Amoeba early if you want in.

Tegan and SaraInfo for the show:

When: Thursday, January 31 – 5:45pm check-in

Where: El Capitan Theatre, 6838 Hollywood Blvd. Check-in located off Hawthorn Ave.

How: You'll be on the House Guest List and will get a wristband when you check in.

Details: All guests must be 16+ (must show ID at venue). No cameras or bags are allowed.

 

New York State of Mind Amoeblog #6: The Post Hurricane Sandy Blues

Posted by Billyjam, October 31, 2012 12:30pm | Post a Comment

As New York City slowly pulls itself up by its bootstraps in the wake of Hurricane Sandy and the swath of devastation it spread all over the five boroughs, bringing this normally bustling city "that never sleeps" to a grinding halt for an unprecedented period, it is difficult to report on fun, happy events in the Big Apple. Most New York City venues are still closed (or just now today, Wednesday, reopening) and a large percentage of scheduled NY concerts and events for this week have been canceled. For example, the big NYC Halloween Parade in the Village scheduled for this evening that I wrote about here last week. This is unheard of in the parade's four decade history. Similarly, this weekend's WFMU Record Fair (which happens in that same vicinity of downtown Manhattan) was also canceled (details below). Indeed it will take some time before the effects of the “storm of the century” that claimed lives, caused major destruction including destroying homes and businesses, shut down the subway, JFK and LaGuardia airports, and the NY Stock Exchange (until this morning), and left millions without power, are behind us.  Hence for this New York State of Mind Amoeblog I am going to do an overview of some of the impact of Sandy on NYC and a run down of some of the events that have been canceled or postponed as well as ones that are going ahead, along with some ways you can help (scroll down to end of text) plus some basic post Hurricane info and links related to NYC.

First up, check the YouTube clip below video-taped and uploaded Tuesday afternoon by the NY MTA (New York's Mass Transit Authority). It shows the devastation caused to two of the downtown Manhattan subway stations (Ferry Plaza and Whitehall Street - two of the seven subway stations with severe flooding) and will give you an idea of the intensity of the flooding caused by Sandy. While the NYC buses are back in service today, the subway system remains down and may not be back and running in full service for several days due to the damage caused by the salt water to the electrical system on the tracks. Additionally,  all the water has to be pumped out of flooded stations like the ones in the video. However the MTA did announce that limited subway service would resume on November 1st at 6am but not below 34th Street or from Manhattan to Brooklyn.

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New York State of Mind Amoeblog #5: MoMA + PS1 for free, JKL! in NYC, B-Boy/B-Girl Summit, Halloween in Manhattan + more

Posted by Billyjam, October 24, 2012 11:16am | Post a Comment

MoMA (and PS1) for free, Jimmy Kimmel Live! in NYC, B-Boy/B-Girl Summit, Halloween in Manhattan,  and the best views of Manhattan are among the items covered in this fifth installment in the New York State of Mind - the Amoeblog series on music and other entertainment and happenings in the Big Apple for both visitors and residents of New York.  As seen from the photo above (taken last Friday evening) of the view of an overcast Lower Manhattan from Jersey City, New Jersey, some of the best views / photo opportunities of Manhattan are from outside of Manhattan - be it over in New Jersey, in Brooklyn, on Roosevelt Island between Queens and the island Manhattan, or out on the NY Harbor on a boat.

In the week ahead (October 29th through November 2nd) Jimmy Kimmel, who normally tapes his nightly talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! at El Capitan Theatre on Hollywood Blvd not far from the Amoeba Hollywood store, is taking his popular ABC late night show on the road to the East Coast for the first time and will film five shows at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) in Fort Greene. Brooklyn is where Kimmel grew up, so he will be visiting some old neighborhood spots on the NYC series. Additionally, his line-up of guests (many from Brooklyn) for JKL! in NYC will include Chris Rock, who grew up in Crown Heights and Bed-Stuy, Tracy Morgan, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, and David Letterman to name just a few along with musical performersAlicia Keys, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Vampire Weekend and the Brooklyn Philharmonic. Over the past few weeks on the air JKL! have been giving away tix to tapings of the upcoming New York shows. But you can also try and get (free) tickets by visiting www.1iota.com or calling 1-866-Jimmytix.

See Silversun Pickups on Jimmy Kimmel Live! May 8th or at Amoeba SF on May 9th

Posted by Billy Gil, May 4, 2012 04:24pm | Post a Comment
Neck of the WoodsAmoeba is giving away wristbands to see L.A.’s Silversun Pickups on May 8th on Jimmy Kimmel Live! The band is celebrating the release of their new album, Neck of the Woods, which comes out May 8th. To get a wristband to attend the show, purchase the CD or LP at Amoeba Music Hollywood.

One wristband will be given per CD/LP purchase while supplies last, so get to Amoeba Hollywood starting at 10:30 am on Tuesday, May 8th to get yours. All attendees must be 16 years or older and have a valid ID. No exceptions y’all. The wristband will identify you as a priority guest at the show for entry before the other ticket holders are allowed in. You can line up any time after 12 pm on Tuesday at Jimmy Kimmel Live! for admittance. You’ll get directions and full info with your wristband. 

In San Francisco? Check out Silversun Pickups at Amoeba SF on May 9th at 6pm! As always, our in-store performances are free and open to all ages!

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