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Record Store Day 2013 at Amoeba Hollywood - Part 2

Posted by Amoebite, April 20, 2013 07:03pm | Post a Comment

Record Store Day moved into Saturday afternoon at Amoeba Hollywood with a DJ set by Lance Rock, a former Amoebite and current Yo Gabba Gabba! ringleader. Lance has always had exceptional musical taste and it was a treat to hear his soundtrack for one of our busiest days of the year. A handful of kids turned out, excited to see DJ Lance Rock in person.

Lance Rock at Amoeba Hollywood Record Store Day

Lance Rock at Amoeba Hollywood Record Store Day

Next up was Lucinda Williams, who chatted with fans and picked out a playlist of her favorite songs, including gypsy jazz, Mark Lanegan and Chelsea Light Moving.

Lucinda Williams at Amoeba Hollywood for Record Store Day

Lucinda Williams at Amoeba Hollywood for Record Store Day

Lucinda Williams' playlist

It was been an incredibly busy morning (and afternoon) with the lines wrapping around the store. The main line for the registers even extended into the jazz room and bumped up against the prize wheel line at one point! But by about 5pm, things had slowed just enough to let us move the line for RSD13 titles into the store and put the remaining releases on the floor.

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Record Store Day 2013 at Amoeba Hollywood - Part 1

Posted by Amoebite, April 20, 2013 03:21pm | Post a Comment

The sixth annual Record Store Day kicked off early this morning at Amoeba Hollywood, with some folks getting in line for the limited RSD releases as early as midnight the night before. We started passing out the RSD menus around 7:30am, shortly before the steaming hot Coffee Bean coffee and pastries arrived to fortify the early birds in line. 

Record Store Day line at Amoeba Hollywood

Coffee Bean at Amoeba Hollywood Record Store Day

Huge thanks to the Coffee Bean for providing our customers (and our staff) with hot coffee and delicious pastries this morning. Happy 50th anniversary, CBTL!!

 

As in years past, we collected the menus and began filling orders, letting the first wave of RSD customers in around 9:30am. The hot titles were gone in a flash - the Drive soundtrack LP, Bayside Live at The Bayside Social Club LP, Sigur Ros Agaetis Byrjun 10", Title Fight/Touche Amore split 7", Dave Matthews Band, Their They're There LP, the Poltergeist soundtrack, Captain Beefheart's Frank Freemans Dance Club LP, Notorious B.I.G.'s Ready to Die LP, and many, many more.

Record Store Day at Amoeba Hollywood

Checking the master menu in front of Amoeba Hollywood

Record Store Day at Amoeba Hollywood

Record Store Day 2013 @ Amoeba Berkeley, Part Two

Posted by Billyjam, April 20, 2013 02:19pm | Post a Comment

Since the doors opened at 10:30am this morning, Record Store Day 2013, at each of the three Amoeba Music stores it's been hectic and hella busy. Above and below are some photos from Amoeba Berkeley in the early afternoon today a few hours after opening. Also below is a video clip of E-Lit at the Berkeley Amoeba store talking about some of the most popular Record Store Day items. And if you have still not made it out to Amoeba for Record Store Day 2013 - there is still lots of time (and goodies) left. More Record Store Day at Amoeba Music info here.


E-Lit at Amoeba Berkeley, Record Store Day 2013




















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Like Christmas In April: Record Store Day 2013 @ Amoeba Berkeley, Part One

Posted by Billyjam, April 20, 2013 12:11pm | Post a Comment
     
Outside Amoeba Berkeley an hour before opening on Record Store Day - April 20th, 2013

Like Christmas in April is how some of the dedicated music fans I talked with outside Amoeba Berkeley this morning described Record Store Day. And today's Record Store Day seems to be the biggest and most popular yet. When I stopped by Amoeba Berkeley earlier this week to chat with Steve Cirelli about Record Store Day (RSD) he recommended RSD fans get there an hour before the 10:30am opening. So this morning I arrived at the Telegraph Avenue Amoeba Music at 9:30am expecting the line to be just beginning to form. However there was already a long line by that time with those at the top of the line there since before dawn [for a rare Dave Matthews Band RSD release]. A lot of RSD fans won't divulge exactly what RSD titles they are specifically looking for - as you will see in the video above in which I chat with a bunch of the music fans from as far away as Indonesia - all outside Amoeba Berkeley this morning, Saturday, April 20th, 2013.

Check back on the Amoeblog for updates from the Berkeley, Hollywood, and San Francisco Amoeba Music stores throughout Record Store Day 2013.

Record Store Day Countdown: Cheech & Chong 12"

Posted by Amoebite, April 19, 2013 06:14pm | Post a Comment

For our final preview in our Record Store Day countdown (and in honor of RSD falling on 4/20), we're ending with Cheech & Chong's amazing foray into glam rock from Up In Smoke. Cheech is androgynous glitter cyborg Alice Bowie belting out "Earache My Eye" (b/w "Turn That Thing Down")! Total heaviosity that's as hilarious as it is thunderously hard rockin'. No self-respecting stoner should be without this exclusive green vinyl 45. See you at Amoeba tomorrow for Record Store Day!

Download our menu (.pdf) of exclusive Record Store Day titles available on April 20, 2013.

See our list of events and happenings at all three stores on RSD.

Cheech & Chong Record Store Day

Record Store Day at Amoeba

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