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Record Store Day 2012 Contest Winners

Posted by Amoebite, May 1, 2012 05:09pm | Post a Comment
Record Store Day 2012 may be over, but we are still celebrating with the winners of the AMAZING contest we ran for which the grand prize was a Pro-Ject Debut III turntable and a stack of vinyl!

Announcing our grand prize winner of the Pro-Ject Debut III turntable and oodles of choice vinyl..MONICA!

And our lucky runners-up, Denis and Eva, won bags of vinyl and rad headphones!

Record Store Day forever!

Maddy Loves Record Store Day!

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, April 23, 2012 04:50pm | Post a Comment
Amoeba fan Maddy, writer of the blog Vinyl is Forever, shares what's in her bag after an action-packed Record Store Day at Amoeba San Francisco! Thanks, Maddy!

Amoeba Berkeley & Record Store Day 2012: East Bay Loves Its Music!

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, April 23, 2012 04:39pm | Post a Comment
Berkeley Amoeba Record Store Day

By Spensaur Cooper
Photos by Spensaur Cooper & Gene Bae 

The 5th Annual Record Store Day provided Amoeba Berkeley with a reminder that the East Bay loves itsBerkeley Amoeba Record Store Day music. An hour prior to open on that beautiful Saturday morning, folks had already created a line that passed Cafe Mediterranean, and for good reason too.

Record labels big and small released hundreds of titles specifically for Record Store Day this year. In Berkeley, we seemed to have more titles than we ever had before so instead of our normal corral set up, we provided a few different stations in the center of the store to accommodate the overflowing of new releases. Highlights from our shipments included The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends LP, Phish's Junta Deluxe (Pollock Version) LP, Devo's Live in Seattle 1981 LP, Lee Hazlewood's The LHI Years LP, The Pharcyde's Bizzarre Ride II, as well as countless others.

As the line from outside poured into our RSD aisles, things got hectic but customers worked together, Berkeley Amoeba Record Store Day handing albums to others who could not reach and looking out for their fellow record enthusiasts. 

Beginning at noon we kicked off our afternoon of DJ sets with Mike Schulman, head honcho of Slumberland Records, who played everything from cheery reverberant pop, to darker 80's post-punk and even some rocksteady ska to round out his hour.

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Hip-Hop Rap-Up, Week Ending 04.22.12: Record Store Day, Amoeba Hollywood Top Five, New Gangrene EP, Cash Money DMC Interview, Ice T's Hip-Hop Doc, David Banner + more

Posted by Billyjam, April 23, 2012 08:30am | Post a Comment
As you probably already heard/read, Record Store Day Saturday was off the hook everywhere across the US including at the three Amoeba Music stores. At the Berkeley, San Francisco, and Hollywood stores it was the way a record store should be: supercharged, intense, energy from music fans celebrating music and music collecting. 

Among the music fans that happily packed Amoeba for Record Store Day were a lot of DJs and a lot hip-hop music collectors who  were digging for such Record Store Day 2012 exclusive releases as the 3 sided, 10" Rhymesayers picture disc, or the James Brown live at the Apollo  7" single, the Childish Gambino red vinyl 12" single, or "Bizzare Ride II The Pharcyde: Singles Collection 7" box set, and a Shabazz Palaces live at KEXP 12." According to hip-hop section specialists Rob and Trey at Amoeba San Francisco the hottest item was the Pharcyde seven inch box set.  "We had ten and they went right away," reported Audra from the Haight Street Amoeba.  E-Lit who was kept mad busy all day Saturday at the Berkeley Amoeba store reported that, "Record Store Day was busy as all hell once again this year! Lines around the block, customers clamoring for the exclusives, and lots of happy faces. 30 minutes in and the Pharcyde "Bizarre Ride II" 7" boxes were sold out (we actually have a few more coming in, shhh...). The Rhymesayers Atmosphere/Uncluded picture disc was the next to fly out of stock, followed by Danny Brown's XXX LP with Record Store Day exclusive 7," Death Grips' "The Money Store" LP and Childish Gambino's 12." Lots of awesome buddies of mine stopped by to shop around as well. It was an awesome day!"  For full in-depth Record Store Day reports at Amoeba, including lots of photos and videos of all the craziness and fun for what was the biggest and best Record Store Day to date, check the series of Record Store Day 2012 Amoeblogs here.


Record Store Day 2012 at Amoeba Hollywood

Posted by Amoebite, April 21, 2012 07:14pm | Post a Comment
Record Store Day 2012 has been tremendous so far, and we're not done yet! The store is humming with excitement for the exclusive Record Store Day releases, and an outpouring of love for indie record stores in general. It's been an incredibly busy, wonderful day here at Amoeba Hollywood. Amoeblogger Billy Gil gave us the highlights from Record Store Day morning and below, in photos and video, is the afternoon.



Amoeba Hollywood Record Store Day

Amoeba Hollywood

Brendan Canning Amoeba Hollywood Record Store Day
Brendan Canning (Broken Social Scene, Cookie Duster)

Record Store Day Amoeba Hollywood

Shaun Lopez Amoeba Hollywood
Shaun Lopez (Far, Crosses)

Chino Moreno Amoeba Hollywood
Chino Moreno (Deftones, Crosses)

Junk Food Clothing Record Store Day Amoeba Hollywood

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