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By Jeff Ruby Conventional wisdom says that men don't like to shop. But the truth of the matter is: Our time is valuable. We don't want to hit three or four different places for a pair of shoes or spend an entire afternoon looking for new clothes. When it comes to View More

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SPIN's editors celebrate Record Store Day with our list of the top places to discover great music. By Abigail Everdell and Charles Aaron In honor of the second annual Record Store Day on April 18, we talked to SPIN contributors and trusted friends around the country to come up with the View More

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Boy, do you have your work cut out for you, trying to win the office basketball pool is hard enough; settling on the greatest thing in Los Angeles is something else entirely. We know. After all, just narrowing the field to 64 candidates entailed days of nominating and defending and View More

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By Ron Silverman Senior Chapter Director, Angeles Chapter   Each year Amoeba Records selects a charity of choice, and this year the Sierra Club Angeles Chapter is a lucky recipient along with Rainforest Action Network!   Amoeba raises money for their chosen charities through their infamous Saturday Auctions. Every Saturday at 4pm, Amoeba holds an View More

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By Steve Baltin Not to sound like one of those old "remember when" guys, but before the days of iTunes, there was a thing called a record store, the kind of place where you could spend hours sifting through bins to find an original Miles Davis Kind Of Blue or discover View More

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Story & Photos by Bryan Reesman While most still think of the city as the Petri dish for '80s hair metal, Los Angeles has also produced a plethora of real metal over the years, including the heavyweights like Armored Saint, Slayer, Megadeth, and Metallica (before they migrated to the Bay Area). View More

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Amoeba Records a Cathedral of Commerce By Michael Smith With its iconic clubs and secluded party venues, Sunset Boulevard has long provided a backdrop for the colorful history of rock 'n' roll. Today, it tells a new story of the music business. On Sunset in West Hollywood, the iconic Tower Records building has been View More

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Hilary Hahn arrives with her violin as Amoeba reaches out to classical artists. By James C. Taylor     Of the many contrasts on display at Amoeba Music’s first foray into live classical music, none was more vivid than the image of three punk rockers—two with Mohawk haircuts—strolling down the store’s main View More