Amoeba Hollywood's Best In-Store Shows of 2014

Posted by Billy Gil, December 26, 2014 09:42am | Post a Comment


SKY FERREIRA, Wednesday, February 19

Sky Ferreira’s show at Amoeba Hollywood was one of those great zeitgeisty shows where we knew we were all seeing a huge new star at the height of her hype and acclaim. Ferreira was charming and cool, engaging with the tons of young fans who came out to see her and pulling out a surprise by coming back to the stage to sing her breakthrough song, “Everything Is Embarrassing.” Read my review of the show here.


DEAP VALLY, Tuesday, May 13

The duo of Lindsey Troy and Julie Edwards pulled out blistering fuzz-rock guitars and caveman stomp with hair-flying abandon at this punchy performance of tunes from their debut record, Sistrionix. Troy and Edwards easily worked the crowd into a froth and left them wanting more.


BOB MOULD, Tuesday, June 3

The legendary Bob Mould of Husker Du and Sugar plugged in for a passionate set of electric rockers from his latest release, Beauty & Ruin. The staff couldn’t help but get excited for this one, too, as Mould is easily one of our musical heroes.


CUT CHEMIST, Thursday, June 5

One of the greatest turntable DJs alive came out to Amoeba to show off a brand new set mixing old tape and new tricks. And tons of fans came out, even without us pranking them that Cut Chemist was going to sell his whole record collection.


JOYCE MANOR, Thursday, July 24

Joyce Manor fans came out in droves to see the young emo-revivalist band tear it up onstage during a fierce Amoeba Hollywood performance to celebrate the release of their new album, Never Hungover Again.


JHENE AIKO, Wednesday, September 10

Jhene Aiko’s appearance at Amoeba had fans lining up around the blog and singing along to her hit “The Worst,” even doing their own renditions of her songs onstage. It was obvious from the show that she had successfully transitioned from ace guest star on various hip-hop tracks to a star in her own right with the release of her long-awaited debut, Souled Out. Read my review of the show here.


SPOON, Wednesday, August 6

Spoon put on a furious performance of songs from their new album (and one of the year’s best), They Want My Soul, as well as a few songs from their many other great albums that showed just how much Spoon has become one of our great veteran indie-rock bands. Read my review of the show here.


DILATED PEOPLES, Tuesday, August 12

The acclaimed underground L.A. hip-hop trio came back after eight years with a new album called Directors of Photography. The time away just made fans just grow even fonder of the band as they waved their hands clapped along for this rare performance.


THE DRUMS, Tuesday, October 14

A crowd of kids lined up around the block for the chance to see these emoting surf-pop pinups play a set of catchy tunes from their latest album, Encyclopedia. For anyone who missed the chance to see the band at their sold-out show at the Mayan, their set at Amoeba Hollywood didn’t disappoint.


BILLY IDOL, Wednesday, October 22

Another one that had folks lining up around the block was Billy Idol’s October performance, in which he treated fans to old favorites like “White Wedding” and “In the Midnight Hour (Rebel Yell),” screaming and raising his fist into the air like no time had passed since these songs first hit.


More Amoeba In-store Awesomeness

We couldn’t keep it to just 10, so check out pictures from some of these other awesome shows we had at Amoeba Hollywood this year:

Kris Bowers
Carlene Carter
Karen O
Shovels & Rope
Silversun Pickups
Tijuana Panthers


And be sure to see take a look at photos from some of our year’s biggest signings:

Julian Casablancas
Judy Collins

James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy)
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
La Ley
Anthony and Joe Russo with Stan Lee (Captain America: The Winter Soldier)

"Weird Al" Yankovic

Relevant Tags

Spoon (12), Amoeba Hollywood (876), In-store (15), Live (8), Best Of 2014 (20), Sky Ferreira (11), Deap Vally (7), Bob Mould (11), Cut Chemist (22), Joyce Manor (3), Jhene Aiko (3), Dilated Peoples (7), The Drums (15), Billy Idol (4)