Live at Amoeba: Upcoming Shows

We are constantly hosting incredible free live performances, DJ sets, and signing events at each of our three stores. All ages are always welcome.

Our Next Show:

Shovels and Rope

9/4 @ 6:00pm


2455 Telegraph Ave. Berkeley, CA 94704

House Of Whales

Saturday September 13th 2pm

House of Whales, formerly known as Treehouse, is an alternative hip hop band from Chicago, IL. The band is touring across the US in celebration of their self-titled LP release. Their 2012 EP, Tell No One, received an IMA (Independent Music Award) nomination and much critical acclaim. The new album is an evolution of the band's original sound. Through their recording process, they've unearthed a multi-faceted approach to hip-hop.


“With a sound that parlays world music, jazz, funk, and even psychedelia, into snare-heavy backpacker hip-hop...” - John Graef, The Chicagoist


6400 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028

Shovels and Rope

Thursday September 4th 6pm

The Charleston, South Carolina-based duo of Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent celebrate their new album, Swimmin’ Time (available on CD & LP), with a live performance and signing at Amoeba!


“Their thrilling music rooted in old country with touches of blues and gospel can't help but remind you of Jack and Meg and Johnny and June.” - Mojo 


They'll return to L.A. November 7th to play a show at The El Rey.


Friday September 5th 5pm

Their new album, Worship The Sun (available on CD & LP), comes out September 16th on Innovative Leisure but you can get it at Amoeba on 9/5 only for this special in-store event only!


"The group hews to the genre’s conventions - such as cramming as much guts and passion as possible into three and a half minutes or less - while burning its own path, with brooding, lonesome songs, tightly restrained surf-inflected musings on girls and freedom." - New Yorker

ROTATIONS: Brian Waters

Friday September 5th 8pm

For the last two years Brian has held down a resident DJ gig JukeNight at Monty Bar every Friday and more recently Thursdays at El Chavito bar driving kids wild with 50s/60s era Soul/R&B and Rock&Roll 45s. You can also catch him on his internet radio show  "Boogie Disease Radio" at every Tuesday 5-7pm Pacific Standard Time.

Join us for our September Charity Auction, with special guest auctioneer, actor, Timothy Simons! September's auction will benefit Los Angeles High School of the Arts, Theater Arts program.


BID ON: concert tickets, gift certificates to cool places, collectibles, oddities and much more!

Sunday'sCool w/ Yatrika Shah-Rais

Sunday September 7th 1pm

Every Sunday, through September 14th at 1pm - in the Jazz Room!


Curated by Rick Frystak (KPFK) "Sunday'sCool" features 90-minute live DJ sets from the best World Music, Rhythm and Blues, Jazz and Latin radio DJs in Los Angeles and beyond! Come meet and greet your favorite music personalities and dig the hand-picked music they'll be spinning.

Join directors Anthony & Joe Russo to celebrate the DVD and Blu-ray release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier!


Purchase Captain America: The Winter Soldier on DVD or Blu-ray at Amoeba, Hollywood on 9/9 to get your copy signed!


Friday September 12th 8pm

jpoe has been collecting and DJing hip-hop, rock, soul, reggae, electronica and world music for over ten years.  During that time he's held several residencies, including stints at The Room, Bar 107 and Honeycut.  You can find him online at, and in-person at Honeycut (DTLA) on Sunday nights.

Sunday'sCool w/Poncho Sanchez

Sunday September 14th 1pm

Curated by Rick Frystak (KPFK) "Sunday'sCool" features 90-minute live DJ sets from the best World Music, Rhythm and Blues, Jazz and Latin radio DJs in Los Angeles and beyond! Come meet and greet your favorite music personalities and dig the hand-picked music they'll be spinning.


San Francisco

1855 Haight St. San Francisco, CA 94117


Thursday September 11th 6pm

GRMLN, the musical project of Yoodoo Park, celebrates their second full-length release, Soon Away (out September 16th on Carpark Records).

Avi Buffalo

Friday September 12th 6pm

At the ripe old age of 23, Long Beach-based rocker Avi Buffalo is ready to take on the world (again) with his band's second album, At Best Cuckold, which is due out on September 9th on Sub Pop.

Also catch Avi Buffalo later that night with Owen Pallett at Great American Music Hall.

Mike Doughty

Tuesday September 16th 6pm

Join singer/songwriter Mike Doughty (Soul Coughing) for a live set and signing in celebration of the release of Stellar Motel, his first all-original studio album in three years.

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