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Morrissey vs. Justin Timberlake

Posted by Billyjam, November 4, 2013 10:14am | Post a Comment




















Recently when over at Amoeba Berkeley and up front near the new releases section of the Telegraph Ave. store chatting with both E-Lit and Amoeba Marc I couldn't help but notice how the cover photo art of the new Justin Timberlake album 20/20 2 of 2 was a little reminiscent of Morrissey's first solo album Viva Hate.  (Note the LP cover as distinct from the CD cover art which is different). I asked both Marc and E-Lit if they also saw the similarity. They weren't sure so I dashed over to the M section of rock in Amoeba to find said Moz album just be sure and to hold them up next to each other - and sure enough (Marc and E-Lit agreed) there is a definite similarity in the artwork alright - both captured in shadowy black and white, in somber poses looking downwards. Then I began pondering other possible similarities that the two might share, beyond the likeness of their album covers (both above): both were born in cities that begin with the letter M (Manchester and Memphis), broke away from famous groups (The Smiths and 'N Sync) to remain equally famous as solo artists. Also, I thought, that Timeberlake must be around the same age now as Morrissey was back then when he released Viva Hate (his first post Smiths solo album). Actually Morrissey was a few years younger. He was 28, two months shy of his 29th b-day, when Viva Hate dropped - just six months after The Smiths released their farewell album Strangeways, Here We Come. Meantime Timberlake was/is 32 years old upon release of his latest - his fourth solo album. Another similarity between the two is that both have new projects out at this time - each getting a lot of attention. In the case of the 54 year old Morrissey it is his newly published (long awaited) autobiography that has made headlines for not just the content but the fact that the author insisted that the publisher put it out on their Penguin Classics division. (in an unprecedented move they somehow agreed.) And over the weekend there were reports of Morrissey been in an not too serious auto accident - read report from yesterday via Pitchfork.

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Morrissey 25: Live at Balboa Theatre, 8/29 & 9/3

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, August 19, 2013 06:34pm | Post a Comment

Just when it started to look like it may be near impossible to see a Morrissey concert, the Balboa morrisseyTheatre in San Francisco has come to the rescue with two screenings of the legacy concert film Morrissey 25: Live. Screening on Thursday, August 29th and Tuesday, September 3rd, both shows are at 7pm. You'll want to get those tickets HERE now!

Watch @AmoebaSF on Twitter Wednesday, August 21st for a ticket giveaway!

Filmed live during Morrissey’s most intimate gig in decades at the Hollywood High School in Los Angeles on March 2, 2013, this is the first authorized Morrissey film to hit theatres in nine years and celebrates 25 years of the solo career of one of the world’s most iconic and enigmatic performers.

The film opens with fan tributes; talking about their unwavering devotion to the singer and the unique appeal of this unusual venue – a striking contrast to the sold out arena concert at the Staples Center on the previous night. Tickets to the concert in the 1,800-seater school auditorium were sold out in 12 seconds and this now legendary concert became Morrissey’s penultimate performance on the US Tour. Morrissey was forced to postpone then ultimately cancel a large portion of his North American tour earlier this year, due to ongoing medical issues. The performance filmed for Morrissey 25: Live was among the singer's last, before an extended hiatus.
 

Tickets on Sale at Amoeba Hollywood in April

Posted by Amoebite, April 1, 2013 07:39pm | Post a Comment

Tickets at AmoebaAmoeba Hollywood regularly sells tickets to local shows, with the added bonus of charging low service fees (if you're into saving money and who isn't really?).

All tickets can be purchased at the registers (while supplies last) for a $2 service fee. We take cash and credit cards for all ticket sales.

Please note that on the day of the show, we will stop selling tickets for that show at 5pm.

If you have a question about whether we've sold out of a specific show, please call the store at 323-245-6400.

 

JUST ADDED SHOWS:

Watsky live at the El Rey

Watsky
El Rey
May 4

Killing Joke live at the Fonda

Killing Joke
The Fonda
May 5

 

Here is a full list of tickets we currently have for sale at Amoeba Hollywood:

Show Name Venue Show Date Ticket Price
(fee not included)
Baths El Rey 06/28/2013 $17.00
Bonobo El Rey 05/05/2013 $25.00
Capital Cities El Rey 06/06/2013 $18.00
Cloud Cult El Rey 05/11/2013 $17.00
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. El Rey 05/16/2013 $20.00
The Eric Andre Show Fonda Theatre 06/12/2013 $20.00
Andy Grammar Fonda Theatre 05/17/2013 $25.00
IAMX Fonda Theatre 05/15/2013 $25.00
Killing Joke Fonda Theatre 05/05/2013 $27.50
Lights El Rey 05/02/2013 $30.00
Peter Murphy Fonda Theatre 07/27/2013 $27.50
Problem x IAMSU El Rey 05/08/2013 $20.00
Sea Wolf El Rey 06/21/2013 $17.00
Shout Out Louds El Rey 05/24/2013 $22.00
Soul Slam IX with DJ Spinna (21+ show) Arena Nightclub 05/03/2013 $14.00
Turbonegro El Rey 05/25/2013 $25.00
Watsky/Cardboard Castles Tour El Rey 05/04/2013 $17.00
Woodkid Fonda Theatre 05/08/2013 $23.00

 

New Johnny Marr Song Indicates Anticipation Well Justified for His 2013 Solo Debut

Posted by Billyjam, November 17, 2012 08:30am | Post a Comment

Johnny Marr "The Messenger" title track from Marr's 2013 solo debut

As reported here on the Amoeblog influential guitarist Johnny Marr recently announced that he will release his first solo album in the new year. The artist, who came to fame as the backbone of The Smiths sound and who has been listed as one of the top ten best rock guitarists by such entitles as Virgin Media, will both sing and play guitar on the album that he recorded earlier this year in both Manchester and Berlin. This week Marr unveiled a teaser from the album in the form the above music video for "The Messenger." The killer song indicates that the anticipation for the album by fans is well justified. "The Messenger' is the first single from the Marr debut solo album of the same name that will arrive care of Sire/ADA in Amoeba in late February 2013.

Johnny Marr To Release First Ever Solo Album

Posted by Billyjam, November 6, 2012 06:08am | Post a Comment

Johnny Marr stops into Amoeba Hollywood and does "What's In My Bag?" (2011)

Influential British guitarist Johnny Marr, who originally came to fame as the backbone of The Smiths sound and songwriting partner to Morrissey, will be releasing his first ever solo album in the new year. To be titled The Messenger, the 12-song, self-produced album will be released by Sire/ADA in late February, 2013. The long-awaited solo release will follow years of Marr recording with such other artists, besides The Smiths, as The The, Talking Heads, Electronic, Pet Shop Boys, The Cribs, and as a member of the 2007 Modest Mouse line-up for the number one Billboard Top 200 hit We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank. Marr recently announced that he would join Dinosaur Jr. onstage at Terminal 5 when they play that NYC venue in early December for the 25th anniversary of You're Living All Over Me.

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