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NightLife Live Featuring The Marias & Amo Amo, August 8

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, July 23, 2019 03:43pm | Post a Comment

San Francisco's California Academy of Sciences presents its next installment of the NightLife LIVE The Mariassummer music series on Thursday, August 8th with special guests The Marías and Amo Amo. The Marías are the “psychedelic-soul lovechild” of LA native Josh Conway and Puerto Rican-bred, Atlanta-raised María, a smooth fusion of jazz percussion, hypnotic guitar riffs, and smoky vocals. Amo Amo glides into the Academy on a chill sonic wave of soulful jams and ‘70s-inspired soft-rock tunes, having recently released their self-titled debut album, produced by My Morning Jacket’s Jim James.

Additionally, NightLife LIVE features immersive light shows and mind-bending projections by ALL OF IT NOW, VR experiences by Vision Quest, and they are introducing their first artist-in-residency -- Los Angeles-based artist Maggie West. NightLife LIVE also features hands-on, science-inspired crafts and creativity workshops with Paint Pens Collective, local vendors, and special “one-night-only” custom designs with screen printing by San Franpsycho.

Visit us at the Amoeba Music pop-up shop, which will be stocked with loads of awesome vinyl.

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UK Poet/Emcee Kate Tempest's 2019 "The Book Of Traps and Lessons" Is Musically More Stark and Lyrically More Personal

Posted by Billyjam, July 22, 2019 09:15pm | Post a Comment
Snippet sampler of Kate Tempest's new The Book Of Traps and Lessons (deluxe CD version)


Kate Tempest just had a pretty hectic week that included performances on both sides of the Atlantic (including US network TV and major UK music festival) as well as doing interviews, all in support of the
talented British spoken word artist's brand new full-length The Book Of Traps And Lessons  (Deluxe CD version) .The poet/rapper, with emphasis on the poetry more than the hip-hop, is a refreshingly unique and powerful voice in contemporary popular music.

Last week when over in New York City her itinerary including a live performance of The Book Of Traps And Lessons track "Firesmoke" on Late Night With Seth Meyers. See video of that July 17th performance below. There is also video of her performing another new album track ("People's Faces") at the Paste magazine studios in NYC. After those and other stops in NYC last week, Tempest headed back to her native UK to be among the performers at the big four-day UK Bluedot Festival on the grounds of Jodrell Bank deep space observatory in Chesire.

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For Follow-Up To 2017’s “Packs” Your Old Droog Returns In 2019 With Two New Albums: “It Wasn’t Even Close” and “Transportation”

Posted by Billyjam, July 16, 2019 05:34pm | Post a Comment

Your Old Droog's 2019 Albums It Wasn’t Even Close and Transportation (and vinyl 2LP)


Back in 2017 Your Old Droog dropped both the solo album Packs and the collaborative EP project EP What Happened To Fire? with buddy / fellow NYC emcee talent Wiki. But then last year, with the exception of a handful of solo and collaborative tracks sprinkled throughout 2018, the Nas-inflected rapper gave the hip-hop world (hungry for more) no albums. However following two full years with no album releases from Your Old Droog (aka YOD), the super talented emcee returns in force with not just one, but two new 2019 album releases both of which arrive into Amoeba this month.

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New "What's In My Bag?" Episode with Touché Amoré

Posted by Amoebite, July 16, 2019 04:09pm | Post a Comment

Touche Amore - What's In My Bag? Amoeba Music

We had a fun time talking to Jeremy Bolm, vocalist of the post-hardcore band Touché Amoré, for our latest What's In My Bag? episode. A longtime Amoeba Hollywood customer and avid vinyl collector, Bolm picked up albums by Shudder To Think, Thom Yorke, and Townes Van Zandt, and talked about how there's no wrong time to start listening to a new genre of music.

"Full disclosure: I am a 100-percent jazz poser," he confessed to us. "I'm in my mid-30s, and it was last year when I had the moment where I was like, 'I think I have the attention span for jazz now.'" Bolm recounted the amusing and somewhat frustrating moment when jazz finally clicked for him and the resulting decision to buy one new jazz album each month and give it his singular attention. 

LA post-hardcore band Touché Amoré consists of Jeremy Bolm (vocals), Tyler Kirby (bass), Elliot Babin (percussion), Clayton Stevens (guitar), and Nick Steinhardt (guitar). The band formed in 2007 and recorded their debut full-length album, ...To the Beat of a Dead Horse, in 2009. Two years later, the group journeyed to Eudora, KS to record their sophomore album, Parting the Sea Between Brightness and Me, with engineer/producer Ed Rose (The Get Up Kids, The Appleseed Cast, Motion City Soundtrack). The band embarked on a European tour with La Dispute in support of the LP in 2011. They spent 2012 on the road, touring with both Circa Survive and Converge.

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Paul McCartney's 'Amoeba Gig' Will Be Available For The First Time on July 12

Posted by Amoebite, July 10, 2019 02:51pm | Post a Comment

Paul McCartney at Amoeba Hollywood

If you were lucky enough to be at Amoeba Hollywood on June 27, 2007, you witnessed Beatlemania within our very walls as Sir Paul McCartney performed a surprise live set for the promotional “mini tour” for his album Memory Almost Full. This amazing concert is being released in its entirety for the first time on July 12th!

Although 4 songs were previously on the limited edition Amoeba's Secret EP, Amoeba Gig features all 21 songs from his career-spanning performance. The LPs will also include a bonus track ("Coming Up") from soundcheck. Amoeba Gig is available for pre-order now on CD, 2LP, and indie exclusive clear/amber color double vinyl and will be at our stores on July 12th.

Paul McCartney Amoeba Gig Indie Exclusive Color Vinyl

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