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Amoeba SF Acquires Unique Collection of Euro-Prog, Proto-Metal, Hard Rock, Stoner, Psych, Punk & Krautrock LPs

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, February 18, 2018 07:45pm | Post a Comment

Amoeba SF, Rare collection

Join us at Amoeba SF on Sunday, February 25th, at 11am when we unleash a recently-acquired Leaf Houndcollection of over 1,000 highly sought-after Euro-Prog, Proto-Metal, Hard Rock, Stoner, Psych, Punk, and Krautrock LPs. Most of the records are first-issue imports, and are in pristine condition. Titles include works by Leaf Hound, Ashkan, The Stooges, Television, Harsh Reality, Neu!, Flower Travellin' Band, Sir Lord Baltimore, Quiet, Riot, WEED, Cirith Ungol, Dust, High Tide, Gravytrain, Solar Plexus, Gomorrha, Twink, Zior, Orange Peel, Orang-utan, Agnes Strange, Asterix, Bacilus, The Litter, and many more obscure rarities and radical oddities from across the globe.

Get here early because these records will be first come, first serve. Head to our stage (in the northwest corner of the store) to browse these gems. There will be staff on hand to help you view bagged items and to bring your choices to the cashiers. You must be in the store to purchase items for this one-day event. We won't be taking phone orders and we won't be putting these items on hold.

Cirith Ungol

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New "What's In My Bag?" Episode with Garbage

Posted by Amoebite, February 14, 2018 04:10pm | Post a Comment

Garbage What's In My Bag? at Amoeba Hollywood

What's the secret to keeping a band alive and running for 20+ years? Being on the same wavelength helps, which could certainly be said of alternative rock legends Garbage. The band visited Amoeba Hollywood recently to sign their new book, This Is the Noise That Keeps Me Awake, and did some record shopping while they were here. Lead singer Shirley Manson and drummer Butch Vig both found things related to cult / horror director Dario Argento. Manson grabbed a vinyl copy of the original soundtrack to Argento's Opera. Having never seen the film, Dario Argento's involvement was reason enough to grab it. "I'm always looking for good intro music," Manson explained, "and this might be a hidden gem." Vig picked up a DVD copy of Argento's The Bird With The Crystal Plumage, which features a soundtrack by the legendary composer Ennio Morricone. "I love his films," he told us, before going on to recount the time he saw his first Argento film, Four Flies on Grey Velvet. All four members shared old stories and found a wide-range of albums, books, t-shirts, and movies in this What's In My Bag? episode.

Garbage first rose to prominence in the mid-'90s by fusing underground genres like trip-hop, grunge, and industrial with radio-friendly pop sensibilities. The band was founded in 1993 by Duke Erikson, Steve Marker, and Butch Vig, who had achieved considerable celebrity as a result of his production work on Nirvana's 1991 LP Nevermind. The group hired Shirley Manson a year later, after seeing her band Angelfish on MTV. With their lineup in place, Garbage recorded their debut album in late 1994. Their self-titled LP was released in 1995 and debuted at #193 on the Billboard Top 200 on the strength of singles "Queer," "Only Happy When It Rains," and "Stupid Girl." The album went platinum in 1996.

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Milo Goes On Tour: The Descendents Announce April - November 2018 North American Tour Dates [Tix On Sale Friday]

Posted by Billyjam, February 13, 2018 08:30pm | Post a Comment

California pop-punk pioneers The Descendents today announced a 2018 North American tour that stretches from April til mid November with tickets going on sale at 10am (PST) this Friday (Feb 16th). The tour, in support of their most recent/seventh studio album Hypercaffium Spazzinate (2016 on Epitaph Records), features drummer Bill Stevenson, bassist Karl Alvarez, vocalist Milo Aukerman, and guitarist Stephen Egerton. Since 1986 that’s been the consistent lineup of The Descendents who first formed in SoCal in the late 70’s but who have broken up and reformed several times over the decades. With the exception of Milo, three of the band members formed the associated longtime punk group All back in 1987.

Much like their readily identifiable band logo / caricature of singer Milo, the music of the The Descendents has become iconic over the years. Releases including the SoCal group's 1982 debut album Milo Goes to College featuring such timeless gems as "Catalina," "Parents," "I'm Not A Loser," and "Suburban Home" and their 1985 album I Don't Wanna Grow Up (also on vinyl/LP)  featuring such simple yet brilliant songs as "Rockstar," "Silly Girl," "Good Good Things." and the title track remain California punk classics to this day as well been highly influential records on a later generation of skate punk and pop punk acts. Last May Epitaph released a 20th Anniversary edition of Everything Sucks on LP/vinyl that includes a bonus 7" featuring "Lucky" and "Shattered Milo."

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David Bowie 2018 Top Six [Includes Upcoming Bowie Vinyl/LP Remastered Reissues]

Posted by Billyjam, February 13, 2018 03:02pm | Post a Comment

David Bowie Low LP Feb 23 2018 reissue/ pre-order   (Parlophone)

David Bowie may be physically gone from this earth since January 10th, 2016 when the sad news of the iconic artist’s sudden death from cancer shocked the world. But in the 25 months since his passing (exactly 2 days following his 69th birthday & the release of his 25th album Blackstar - also on 180 gram vinyl/LP) David Bowie, as an omnipresent artist in popular culture, appears to be as alive (if not more so) than anytime in the multihyphenate artist's illustrious, ever-changing, five-decade career; with 2018 already shaping up to be The Year of Bowie. Hence the following David Bowie 2018 Top Six list.



#6: As the David Bowie Official Twitter account, in conjunction with the image above, tweeted last week:
History has been made with the very emotional launch of @elonmusk’s midnight cherry Tesla Roadster car into space, with David Bowie’s Life on Mars as the soundtrack, and a chap called Starman in the driving seat” in reporting the SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket launch that cost SpaceX CEO Elon Musk $90million. Included in that price tag was the cost of the attached $100,000 Tesla Roadster with its Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy "Don't Panic" dashboard sign and the car sound system reportedly playing Bowie’s “Space Oddity” on repeat mode for its long journey toward Mars’ orbit.

Amoebapalooza SF at Milk Bar, February 25

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, February 12, 2018 06:31pm | Post a Comment

It's that time of year again! Amoebapalooza SF is Sunday, February 25th, featuring talent composed of Amoeba SF employees & friends. We’re keeping things very local and holding this year’s event directly across the street at Milk Bar, at 1840 Haight Street. Thank you to our pals over at SIR Studios for providing our musical back line!

Doors open at 7pm, show at 8pm.
Admission is $5.
This is a 21+ event.

Amoebapalooza SF 2018

Check out photos from previous years' Amoebapaloozas HERE!

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