Recap: Nick Thune Hosted a Charity Auction at Amoeba Hollywood for the Silverlake Conservatory of Music

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Nick Thune Hosts a Charity Auction at Amoeba Hollywood

On Saturday, October 3rd we had a great time at Amoeba Hollywood with our first-time host, comedian and actor Nick Thune! For this month's charity auction, we teamed up again with the awesome folks at NerdMelt and raised money for our friends at the Silverlake Conservatory of Music. Nick hails from the Great Northwest (Seattle), where he spent his early years growing up. His absurdest view and deadpan wit combined with the soothing lull of his guitar, have distinguished his unique style of comedy. He has appeared on the Tonight Show eight times, and on each occasion, he won. Nick has also appeared on Conan, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and has his own Comedy Central special. His comedy special, Folk Hero, is available on Netflix and iTunes and you can get a copy on vinyl at Amoeba, of course. 

Silverlake Conservatory of Music

Nick auctioned off a vast and crazy array of concert tickets, gift certificates to local hot spots, and random promotional stuff---with all proceeds benefitting the Silverlake Conservatory of Music's scholarship programs. Their mission is to facilitate basic music education, focusing on the youth of the community while welcoming everyone to participate.The Conservatory offers private music lessons at a reasonable cost and grants scholarships to children in need, providing free lessons and instruments. The study of music enriches not only the life of the student, but the community and society as well. 

Nick Thune Folk HeroNick started us off with a few one-liners, and some wisecracks to loosen up the smattering of people gathering around the stage. He made sure to remind everyone that his album, Folk Hero, was in the "miscellaneous T section at FULL price!" His quick wit kept everyone laughing ("oh, wait, it's 4:20 already---right now for the next full minute, ALL Cheech and Chong movies will be at double price"). He battered and begged the audience to bid, and he heaped praise on the Silverlake Conservatory for helping children learn how to annoy their parents for the next ten years doing covers of pop classics. All in good fun. There were many, many funny moments, and it was a joy to have Nick as our host.

Here are some of the highlights from Saturday's auction block:

  • Star Wars lunchbox with Trader Joe's $50 gift card - $49.00
  • Festival Supreme tickets to see Die Antwoord, The Kids in the Hall & more October 10th at the Shrine Expo Hall - $130.00
  • Tickets to see Father John Misty October 17th at the Wiltern - $70.00
  • David Bowie fan pack including a T-shirt, limited coasters, mug, etc. - $30.00
  • V.I.P access to an Amoeba in-store of your choic - $40.00 & $45.00 (One customer bid on two!)
  • Random bag of rock T-shirts - $30.00
  • Calexico LP with hand-drawn cover drawn by the band - $20.00
  • One month Nerdmelt membership - $25.00
  • Gary Clark Jr. package including a signed poster, limited edition "Live at Amoeba" poster and LP - $30.00
  • Iron Maiden The Book of Souls package including beer, poster, book, DVD and canvas poster - $40.00
  • The Dead Weather fan package including a tote bag, button, poster and CD - $15.00
  • Gift Certificate to The Silverlake Conservatory of Music - $80.00
  • Custom Amoeba Converse Chuck Taylors - $35.00
  • Urban Outfitters gift card - $38.00
 All together Nick weasled and guilted the small-but-swarthy crowd into bidding $677!! That means with the Amoeba match, we are sending $1,354 to the Silverlake Conservatory! NIck stayed for a little while afterwards and chatted with the throngs of fans swarming the stage, signed copies of his new record, Folk Hero, and then scampered off to do whatever it is Funny Nerds do on a Saturday night. Thanks so much to the quick-witted, sly Nick Thune. We would welcome him and his dry humor back any time to host our Charity Auction!

Stay tuned for details on our next charity auction December 5th - just in time to score some amazing one-of-a-kind holiday gifts! 

Nick Thune at Amoeba Hollywood

Nick Thune hosts a charity auction at Amoeba Hollywood

Nick Thune Hosts a Charity Auction at Amoeba Hollywood

charity auction at Amoeba Hollywood

Charity auction at Amoeba Hollywood

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