New "What's in My Bag?" Episode with Dan Deacon

Posted by Amoebite, October 6, 2015 12:47pm | Post a Comment

Dan Deacon

Dan Deacon is a Baltimore-based composer, electronic musician and founder of the Wham City arts and music collective. He released his self-released his first two albums as a solo artist, Meetle Mice and Silly Hat vs Egale Hat, on CD-R while attending SUNY Purchase. He released several recordings before coming to national attention with 2007’s Spiderman of the Rings, which was released by Carpark Records, and included in Pitchfork’s “Top 50 Albums of 2007.” Two years later, he released the critically-acclaimed Bromst. In 2012, Dan Deacon released America on Domino Records. His fourth album, Gliss Riffer, was released in early 2015, also via Domino.

Dan Deacon Gliss RifferDan Deacon is beloved for his entertaining live shows, which he performs surrounded by the audience. You can see him live in Los Angeles this Saturday, October 10 at Festival Supreme and in San Francisco January 29, 2016 at the Fillmore. His classical and film score work is perhaps less well-known, although his work has been performed at The Barbican in London for the Steve Reich Reverberations Festival and at Carnegie Hall as part of their American Mavericks series. He has also collaborated with video artists and curates and hosts Gunky’s Basement Film Series, a year-round extension of the Maryland Film Festival.

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New "What's in My Bag?" Episode with Michael Shannon

Posted by Amoebite, September 28, 2015 06:45pm | Post a Comment

Michael Shannon

Michael Shannon is an American actor with an extensive career in film, stage, and television. Born in Kentucky, Shannon became active in the Chicago theatre scene as a young man and he made his 1993 film debut in the comedy, Groundhog Day. Since then, he has appeared in Jesus’ Son, Pearl Harbor, 8 Mile, Vanilla Sky, Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, Take Shelter, Mud, Man of Steel, and dozens of other films. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his work in Revolutionary Road. In his latest film, 99 Homes, out on October 2nd, Shannon stars as a ruthless businessman who evicts a single father from his home.

Shannon has appeared in several well-known television series, including Early Edition, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and Delocated and was a series regular on HBO’s critically-acclaimed Boardwalk Empire. He is also the frontman and guitar player for indie folk-rock band, Corporal.

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New "What's in My Bag?" Episode with The Walking Dead's Emily Kinney

Posted by Amoebite, September 21, 2015 06:46pm | Post a Comment

Emily Kinney is an American actor and musician, best known for playing Beth Greene on AMC’s The Walking Dead. The Nebraska native began her acting career with performances on The Big C and Law & Order: Criminal Intent. Her musical work is showcased on The Walking Dead: AMC Original Soundtrack, Vol. 1, on which she sings with her co-star Lauren Cohan on the track "The Parting Glass."

Emily Kinney This is WarKinney has released three albums: 2011’s Blue Toothbrush, 2013’s Expired Love (reissued in 2014), and her latest, This Is War. After leaving The Walking Dead, she has appeared on Masters of Sex, The Knick, The Flash, The Following and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. To celebrate the release of This Is War, Kinney will be playing the Troubadour in Los Angeles this Wednesday, September 23rd.

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New "What's in My Bag?" Episode with Liturgy

Posted by Amoebite, September 18, 2015 11:23am | Post a Comment


Liturgy are a black metal/experimental rock band from Brooklyn consisting of Hunter Hunt-Hendrix (vocals, guitar), Bernard Gann (guitar), Greg Fox (drums) and Tyler Dusenbury (bass). Although originally Hunt-Hendrix’s solo project, the band expanded to become a four-piece in 2008. A year later, the band released their first album, Renihilation, on 20 Buck Spin. They signed to Thrill Jockey for their sophomore release, 2011’s Aesthetica.

Liturgy Ark WorkHunt-Hendrix and Gann toured as a duo after the release of their second album. The band’s frontman began considering a more experimental direction for Liturgy, and elements of electronic and experimental music can be heard on their 2015 Thrill Jockey release, The Ark Work. In fall 2015, Liturgy are heading out for a European tour that kicks off in Krakow, Poland.

Hunter Hunt-Hendrix and Tyler Dusenbury stopped by Amoeba Hollywood and sat down with our What's In My Bag? crew to share their finds from our racks. Stationed mostly in the jazz and classical rooms, Hunt-Hendrix and Dusenbury chose a collection of traditional Bulgarian music, a classical biblical music drama, Ethiopian jazz, a cassette by Steven Halpern (described by Hunt-Hendrix as "sort of a New Age OG"), and more.

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New "What's in My Bag?" Episode with Courtney Barnett

Posted by Amoebite, September 8, 2015 03:21pm | Post a Comment

Courtney Barnett

Courtney Barnett is an Australian singer-songwriter known for her witty, rambling lyrics and deadpan singing style. After playing with garage/grunge band Rapid Transit and psych/country band Immigrant Union, Barnett founded the label Milk! Records and released her first solo EP, I've Got a Friend called Emily Ferris, in 2012. Her next EP, 2013's How to Carve a Rose into a Carrot, won praise around the world. That year she performed at CMJ and played several European dates, eventually releasing both EPs together as The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas.

Courtney BarnettIn March 2015, Barnett released her debut full-length, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit. To promote the album, she performed at SXSW before heading out on a lengthy, globe-spanning tour. Universally critically-acclaimed, the album reached the #4 position on the Australian Albums chart and #20 on the Billboard 200 in the US. Just this month, Barnett was nominated for four Australian Independent Music Awards, including Best Independent Artist and Best Independent Album.

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