Longtime friends and new collaborators Matt Berninger of The National and Brent Knopf of Menomena and Ramona Falls are EL VY. The pair met a decade ago when their respective bands played small club shows on the West Coast. They just released their debut album as EL VY, Return to the Moon, on October 30, 2015.
During a stop in Los Angeles for two sold-out shows at the Troubadour, Matt and Brent stopped by Amoeba Hollywood do a little record shopping. In this "What's In My Bag?" episode, the duo tells stories about their early musical influences, including dancing to Ministry on a riverboat in Cincinatti and a quest for the quintessential live version of a Talking Heads song.
Watch the full episode below:
EL VY - What's In My Bag?
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That magical musical weekend in the bay known as Treasure Island Music Festival returns for its ninth year October 17th & 18th! With no overlapping sets, Bay Area cuisine, and the gorgeous, panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay serving as the festival’s backdrop, Treasure Island Music Festival is like no other festival experience in the U.S. This year's line-up includes performances from FKA Twigs, Deadmau5, The National, Chvrches, Father John Misty, Run The Jewels, and so many more!
Plus Funny or Die will be curating a comedy tent called The Blah Blah Blah with a full lineup of comedians including Tim Heidecker, Jerrod Carmichael, and Jonah Ray, just to name a few.
TheFirst City Festivalreturns for its second year to the Monterey County Fair and Event Center on Saturday August 23rd and Sunday, August 24th! Last year at its debut, the boutique music festival attracted more than 10,000 attendees each day and featured a line-up of over 30 bands at the picturesque coastal setting.
The line-up for this year's fest includes Beck, The National, Phantogram, Best Coast, and so many more amazing acts! In addition to performers on three stages, the festival offers other entertainment and distinctive attractions including a Vaudeville-style variety stage, plus a full carnival with rides and games.
Tickets are on sale now and includes unlimited access to carnival rides. There will also be hotel and shuttle packages available for purchase.
Amoeba’s monthly charity auction returns March 1 at 4 p.m. with comedian Brently Heilbron.
The comedian has previously worked for Amoeba, serving as emcee during our Paul McCartneyand Mighty Boosh shows, among others. Check out a video of Heilbron’s work the last time he hosted one of our auctions in the video below:
This month we’ll have a number of concert tickets available to bid on as well as gift certificates and other goodies. The list of bid items is as follows: