Been recording a lot of flutes in the studio lately? Well Anton Newcombe of The Brian Jonestown Massacre has just the right record for you: The Best of Herbie Mann. "When I'm in the studio, producing people, recording people, and I say, 'I would like you to be very free on this part,' this is a good example," says Newcombe of the LP. "He's just soloing, endlessly, in a very, like, hippie way." Newcombe's wry exuberance and seeming irreverence were on full display on his recent trip to Amoeba San Francisco, where he was looking for records to listen to around his studio in Berlin. Needless to say, his visit made for an entertaining "What's In My Bag?" episode.
The Brian Jonestown Massacre was founded in San Francisco by American multi-instrumentalist Newcombe, and although their early sound was rooted in shoegaze, the band quickly became known for their hybrid of psych and garage rock. Their first release was 1993's limited run LP Spacegirl and Other Favorites; its follow-up, Methodrone, received a wider release courtesy of Bomp! Records. In 1996, the Brian Jonestown Massacre released a slew of well-received albums, including Their Satanic Majesties' Second Request, Take It from the Man!, and Thank God for Mental Illness. A year later the band put out a sixth studio LP, Give It Back!. Footage from the album's recording sessions was included in the 2004 documentary Dig!.
We just acquired an incredible collection of punk and new wave 7" records here at Amoeba Hollywood. Starting Saturday, February 25th you'll get the chance to peruse around 1,000 choice pieces of collectible wax when this collection is rolled out onto our stage for your shopping pleasure. Expect to see lots of UK pressings and a handful of Japanese pressings; most of what you'll find is a first pressing or an early pressing. This is the good stuff, people!
Although most of these 45s fall under the punk or new wave genre headings, we've also got some pretty rad crust, powerpop, and hardcore releases. If you're lucky, you'll be able to snap up some coveted releases from The Nerves, Misfits, Germs, Buzzcocks, Sex Pistols, Ramones, The Plugz, Generation X, The Rotters, Avengers, and X-Ray Spex. We've also got plenty of stuff for fans of The Jam, The Zeros, 999, The Clash, Sham 69, Dead Kennedys, The Damned, Devo, Cockney Rejects, The B-52s, and the Dangerhouse label.
It's that time of year again! Amoebapalooza SF 2017 hits our favorite hangout, Brick & Mortar Music Hall, on Sunday, February 26th and features talent composed of Amoeba SF employees & friends!
THRILL to the electronic lust of BABABADALGHARAG
BE AMAZED at the dual-amplified aural assault from SNOTMOP
WITNESS the pop punk junk stuff of JESUS DUDE MOM
EXPERIENCE the magical hands supreme of MBC1855
Our musical back line will be provided by our pals over at SIR Studios!
Doors open at 8pm, show at 9pm.
Admission is $5.
This is a 21+ event.
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|Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast|
Come on down to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles on March 3rd for First Fridays where they are "Serving Up Science: The Dish On Food" with top researchers, prestigious food writers, and farm and garden experts discussing food evolution and the science behind it. Plus, discover the Museum after hours with tours, discussions, live music, and cocktails. You'll want to bring your appetite for knowledge.
This special night of food, science, and art features performances with multi-instrumentalist/vocalist/composer Emily Wells and Japanese Breakfast, the side project of Little Big League's Michelle Zauner.
Get your tickets HERE!