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First Fridays Show Features Kinky and Salt Petal May 1

Posted by Amoebite, April 14, 2015 05:29pm | Post a Comment

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Latin experimental pop-rock group Kinky headlines the next First Fridays show at L.A.’s Natural History Museum May 1. Tickets are $18 without a membership to the museum. Come out and stop by the Amoeba booth to say hello!

Kinky have become emblematic of the potential of Mexican rock to expand beyond expectations and cross over into the United States. Across their decade-plus of existence, the quintet have fused rock guitars, electronic elements and Latin rhythms for a unique blend that has won them fans the world over, touring with the likes of The Flaming Lips and Modest Mouse and playing at Coachella. Their fifth and most recent studio album is called Sueno de la Maquina. This year, the band also released an MTV Unplugged album. Hear their track “Inmovil” below:

salt petal bandOpening the show is the L.A. band Salt Petal, who fuse surf-rock guitars with elements of Argentinian folk, Tropicalia, Cumbia and indie rock. Hear “Por La Luna” for a taste:

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Next First Fridays Show Features Garage Rockers Cherry Glazerr, White Fence April 10

Posted by Amoebite, March 25, 2015 06:06pm | Post a Comment

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The next First Fridays show at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles features California bands Cherry Glazerr and White Fence April 10. Tickets are $18 without a museum membership. Amoeba is proud to be a sponsor. Come out to the show and swing by our booth to pick up some swag!

cherry glazerr haxel princess lpNamed after the KCRW host Chery Glaser, Cherry Glazerr are a young L.A. trio fronted by Clementine Creevy. The singer / guitarist’s tunes are as laden with attitude as they are with catchy melodies on their debut album, Haxel Princess, which features such song titles as “Bloody Bandaid” and “Trick or Treat Dancefloor.” Mixing spacey sensibilities with garage-rock chords and snarling vocals in a similar fashion to The Breeders, Cherry Glazerr have won the hearts and minds of L.A. music lovers and beyond. Their latest release was the 2014 single “Had Ten Dollaz.” Also, check out their "What's In My Bag?" episode below:

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Next First Fridays Show at L.A.'s Natural History Museum Features JMSN on March 6

Posted by Amoebite, February 17, 2015 04:49pm | Post a Comment

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The next First Fridays at L.A.'s Natural History Museum will feature electro-soul singer JMSN along with up-and-comer starRo on March 6. The music starts at 8 p.m., with DJs and discussions beforehand, starting at 5 p.m. Tickets are $18 without a membership to the museum. Say hi at the Amoeba booth and pick up some swag!

Singer/songwriter and producer JMSN (pronounced Jameson, born Christian Berishaj) makes moody soul jams along the lines of How to Dress Well and The Weeknd. He released his debut record in 2012, †Priscilla†, which got the attention of rapper Kendrick Lamar, who put JMSN on four tracks on his critically acclaimed debut, good kid, m.A.A.d city. JMSN also operates his own studio, White Room Records, and has worked with the the likes of The Game, J. Cole, Tyga and Ab-Soul. JMSN released his second, self-titled album in December. Watch his recently released video for "Score" below:

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Robert DeLong Headlines Inaugural First Fridays Show of 2015 on Feb. 6

Posted by Billy Gil, January 21, 2015 02:38pm | Post a Comment

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Amoeba will be on hand for the opening show of First Fridays at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles Feb. 6. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased here.

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Robert DeLong live at Amoeba SF Feb. 20, 2013

The first show of the season will feature EDM artist Robert DeLong. We know from the livewire show he put on at Amoeba Hollywood that this isn’t a show to be missed, as DeLong trades between setting off various sequencers, playing the drums and getting the crowd riled up for his electrifying anthems. DeLong’s latest album is Just Movement.

Prior to DeLong’s performance, Tom Vek will take the stage. The British singer/songwriter uses post-punk beats and electronic noise for a unique sound on albums like last year’s excellent Luck. Also opening the show will be Southern California’s QUITAPENAS. The band combines Afro-Latin beats with tropical-psych guitars and Spanish-sung vocals for a SoCal-style mashup that feels natural and is a lot of fun to listen and dance to.

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Last First Fridays of the Season Will Host Unknown Mortal Orchestra, De Lux and More June 6

Posted by Billy Gil, May 30, 2014 09:39am | Post a Comment

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It’s the last First Fridays of Spring, and they’ve saved one of the best shows for last.

On June 6, the Natural History Museum will host New Zealand psych-rockers Unknown Mortal Orchestra with L.A. dance-rock band De Lux, synth maestro Tobacco and S.F. psych-pop band Painted Palms. The mini-fest of sorts will take place outdoors on two stages from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be bought here.

Before that, an indoor tour and discussion at the museum will cover “Tracking and Trapping L.A.’s Insects,” followed by the discussion “Urban Beekeeping in Los Angeles and Around the World” with Dr. Noah Wilson-Rich. And outdoors, KCRW DJs Anthony Valadez and Garth Trinidad will keep things moving throughout the night.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra has two albums out, their self-titled debut and last year’s II, which injected their lo-fi psych rock with classic soul stomp. De Lux just released their debut album, the excellent Voyage, the art-disco revivalism of which makes LCD Soundsystem’s departure easier to bear. Tobacco also just released a new album, the intoxicating, freaky synth-funk opus Ultima Massage II. And Painted Palms released their debut, Forever, this year, full of buoyant beats and spacey, Beach Boys-inspired melodies.

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