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Anticon Plan Special Tribute To Late Label Co-Founder: 20 Years of Anticon: A Celebration of the Life of Brendon "Alias" Whitney (June 25)

Posted by Billyjam, May 23, 2018 06:14am | Post a Comment
In LA on June 25th at the Teragram Ballroom the good people at the Anticon record label will be producing a very special tribute concert to label co-founder, artist and beloved human being Brendon "Alias" Whitney who prematurely passed away at age 41 from a heart attack back on March 30th.

20 Years of Anticon: A Celebration of the Life of Brendon "Alias" Whitney
is the title of next month’s talent-packed bittersweet event.  The long list of performers will include Doseone, Aceyalone, Yoni Wolf, Baths, Odd Nosdam and Daddy Kev. See flyer left for full lineup of event that will act as a benefit concert with all ticket sale proceeds going go Alias’ surviving wife Jenn and their two daughters, Aiko and Inara for whom a GoFundMe page had been previously set up.

With such an impressive long lineup of artists booked (and more to likely make cameos) this event will probably sell out in advance. Reportedly all the early bird tickets have already been snapped up but $30 pre-sale tickets are currently available here. Should the show not completely sell out in advance, any remaining tickets will be $35 at the door. 

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New "What's In My Bag?" Episode with Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile

Posted by Amoebite, May 22, 2018 01:55pm | Post a Comment

Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile What's In My Bag?

What happens when indie rock singer/songwriters and collaborators Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile go record shopping for each other? Well, halfway through our What's In My Bag? interview it became apparent that almost every record Vile picked for Barnett was sure to make her cry. "This is the best record. You listen to this in the morning and you will cry," Vile said pulling out Days Have Gone By - Volume 6 by the revered fingerstyle guitarist John Fahey. Another sad classic for Vile was Townes Van Zandt's Flying Shoes. "This is my favorite record by this iconic, sad artist. The title track will kill you." When we noticed Vile's melancholy theme, Barnett replied, "Good, I love it. I love crying." 

Courtney Barnett is an Australian singer-songwriter known for her deadpan, slacker style. After playing with garage/grunge band Rapid Transit and psych/country band Immigrant Union, Barnett founded the Lotta Sea Licelabel Milk! Records and released her first solo EP, I've Got a Friend Called Emily Ferris, in 2012. Her next EP, 2013's How to Carve a Rose into a Carrot, won praise around the world. That year she performed at CMJ and played a several European dates, eventually releasing both EPs together as The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas. She released her debut full-length, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit. Her second LP, Tell Me How You Really Feel was released in May 2018.

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New Green Room Session with U.S. Girls

Posted by Amoebite, May 21, 2018 06:16pm | Post a Comment

U.S. Girls Amoeba Green Room Session

Singer/songwriter Meghan Remy packed a 7-piece band into the Amoeba Hollywood green room for a set of moody, danceable songs from the new U.S. Girls album. On In a Poem Unlimited, Remy expanded her sonic reach and enlisted the help of many collaborators, including the Toronto-based funk collective the Cosmic Range. As heard in set opener "Pearly Gates," which features a sly bass line, sharp guitar licks, and eerie horn lines, the ace live musicians give her socially conscious lyrics a funky and darkly fun beat. Remy and company go Blondie on the disco-poppy "M.A.H.," while "Rage of Plastics" gets sludge-y and dirty with fuzzed out guitar leads and a squealing sax solo. The tone of closer "Sororal Feelings" rides the line between tension-filled and airy, all the while building with emotion.

Watch the U.S. Girls Green Room Session below:

U.S. Girls - Amoeba Green Room Session
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San Francisco Silent Film Festival Returns May 30–June 3

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, May 20, 2018 06:42pm | Post a Comment

San Francisco Silent Film Fest

Soft Shoes
Soft Shoes

The 23rd San Francisco Silent Film Festival (SFSFF) returns to the beautiful Castro Theatre May 30 – June 3 for five days of masterpieces from the silent film era set to glorious live music. Several of the films are SFSFF restorations, which will be having their world premieres, including The Other Woman's Story (1925), Richard Oswald's German version of The Hound of the Baskervilles (1929), the San Francisco-set Soft Shoes (1925), and the Soviet masterpiece Fragment of an Empire. Additionally, SFSFF has restored recently-discovered footage of San Francisco in the days after the catastrophic 1906 earthquake. (The nine-minute segment will be shown on Saturday, June 2, with Trappola.)

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Climate Change Central to Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramid's new album "An Angel Fell" (Strut) In Store Today @ Amoeba SF

Posted by Billyjam, May 18, 2018 03:50pm | Post a Comment

For his powerful new album An Angel Fell (Strut/Afrostrut), saxophonist  Idris Ackamoor along with legendary ensemble The Pyramids, use their other worldly take on jazz as the perfect platform to address what Ackamoor sees as today's key social issues, among them climate change and its long term impact. Another issue is the age old one of police and race as explored in the new album track "Soliloquy For Michael Brown."  Today May 18th at 5pm  Idris Ackamoor will be at Amoeba San Francisco for a special in-store live set plus album signing session of An Angel Fell (upcoming vinyl/2LP).  

“The songs explore global themes that are important to me and to us all: the rise of catastrophic climate change and our lack of concern for our planet, loss of innocence and separation... but positive themes too, the healing power of music, collective action and the simple beauty of nature......I wanted to use folklore, fantasy, and drama as a warning bell,” explained the artist in the preview for today's Amoeba SF In Store

Remembering Longtime Customer Eugene Sotela

Posted by Amoebite, May 17, 2018 08:12pm | Post a Comment

Eugene Sotela at Amoeba

We are saddened to hear that our great friend and longtime customer Eugene Sotela has lost his 8 year battle with cancer. Record stores were his salvation and his respite when times were hard. He came to Amoeba Hollywood regularly, and many times brought his brothers and his two daughters with him. Eugene ALWAYS had a smile on his face and a positive attitude and he maintained that music fortified him through his battle with cancer. He was the gentlest and kindest soul and we will miss him terribly.

To his daughters, Karina and Nadia; his brothers Xavier and Jose; his lovely wife Maritza; and the entire Sotela family -- please know that we are thinking about Eugene and all of you. Amoeba will always remain part of your family.

Rest In Peace sweet Eugene. You are safe and free of pain now. We will miss you.

Eugene Sotela Amoeba  Hollywood

Eugene Sotela

Eugene Sotela

New "What's In My Bag?" Episode with Clint Mansell

Posted by Amoebite, May 15, 2018 07:22pm | Post a Comment

Clint Mansell What's In My Bag?

Clint Mansell had a sincere message to give in our new What's In My Bag? episode. The composer and musician, who is originally from England but now resides in the U.S., selected a stack of films by foreign directors who came to America and left a lasting impression on our culture, including The Great Dictator by Charlie Chaplin. "We've got to remember that we're all here, in it together, and we gotta share, and good stuff comes when we're kind to one another. And also, magic gets made."

Clint Mansell is an English musician, composer, and former frontman of industrial/alternative rock group Pop Will Eat Itself. After the dissolution of the group, Mansell moved to the United States. He Loving Vincent OST - Clint Manselltransitioned into film scoring when Darren Aronofsky hired him to write a soundtrack for his 1998 debut Pi. The partnership was fruitful and Aronofsky brought Mansell on again for the score of his 2000 cult flick Requiem for a Dream. Since then the pair have partnered on each of the director's subsequent films, including The Wrestler and Black Swan. Mansell received a Grammy nomination for his contributions to the latter film.

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Sophisticated Voodoo Jazz of the 50's

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, May 15, 2018 01:25pm | Post a Comment

Mystery Skull

By Kai Wada Roath
Ambassador of Confusion Hill and host of the Super Shangri-La ShowRobert Drasnin, Voodoo

So, you just found a Mystic Skull board game with all the pieces at the swap-meet and you are having some friends coming over to play it before watching Val Lewton's 1943 classic, I Walked with a Zombie. You frustratingly find yourself digging through your vinyl vaults and cannot seem to find the right music to set the eerie atmosphere you desire. Let my red chicken foot charm point you the way to the records you seek...some for the music, others for their covers.

Robert Drasnin's 1959 album titled Voodoo, is truly superb. You can easily feel entranced from the music, luring your mind deep into a forbidden jungle while listening to "Chant of the Moon." If the stars are in alignment, you may be lucky enough to find this record on colored vinyl (I recently found a yellow one). Perhaps some of you may have even seen Robert Drasnin when he performed at the Tiki Oasis back in 2008.



Perez Prado's "Voodoo Suite" is the "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" of jungle jazz. From exotic drumming and primitive shouts and grunts to smooth jazz beats, this 23 minute piece makes you wish you were prowling on all fours like a tiger, hunting a scantly clad prey in the Jungle Rock Room at the Madonna Inn. Listen to it in its entirety, and if you stumble across this record in the wild do not hesitate in buying it. Pounce on it! In my humble opinion, this composition is a masterpiece.

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Early 80's NYC Post-Punk Pioneers Bush Tetras Going Strong in 2018 with "Take The Fall" EP & Shows inc. Bay Area: May 12 & 13

Posted by Billyjam, May 12, 2018 02:23pm | Post a Comment
 


Formed in New York City in 1979 influential post-punk band the Bush Tetras blew up with their first record; the 1980 7" EP "Too Many Creeps" (99 Records) that would transport them from NYC club favorites to US college radio staples. "Too Many Creeps" (1980 video above) defined the group's distinctive funk-laden, dance-driven, post-punk style (hence drawing comparisons to Gang Of Four, Au Pairs and Talking Heads) with a commanding take on post-punk that drew equally from funk as much as it did from punk. Although the Bush Tetras broke up in 1983 (they've reformed since); they made quite a mark in their original few intense years.  

[LEFT: Bush Tetras Take The Fall (also on vinyl/12") (Wharf Rat, 2018)]


The Bush Tetra's best known song "Too Many Creeps" (video above) remains both a classic of the era and a perfect exemplification of the band's sound;  striped down funk baselines coupled with ragged percussive rhythms that make one wanna dance.   The legendary group, who've reformed twice since their initial split 35 years ago, are enjoying a productive 2018. Following the March release of the five song EP Take The Fall (also on vinyl/12") they've been performing shows in select locations. Last weekend they were in Florida. This weekend they're in the Bay Area for their first NorCal shows in three and a half decades; Saturday (May 12th) at the recently opened Oakland Elbo Room and Sunday (May 13th) at the original San Francisco Mission District Elbo Room on Valencia. 
With a strong rep for putting on tight live shows The Bush Tetra's current lineup is pretty much same as back when they formed four decades ago. It includes original three 1979 founding members Cynthia Sley (vocals), Pat Place (guitar) and Dee Pop (drums) along with new bassist Val Opielski who joined in the past couple of years.

Chinese Hip-Hop duo DMOB's US Intro c/o HBO's "Silicon Valley" followed by Select US Tour inc. SF & LA @ 1015 Folsom & The Mayan

Posted by Billyjam, May 10, 2018 09:57pm | Post a Comment
DMOB "Breakup, Just Breakup"

Already a household name in their homeland where they were recently voted the country's best rap group, Chinese hip-hop duo DMOB only very recently caught the attention of most hip-hop fans Stateside. That introduction came a couple of weeks ago, care of their music appearing in the popular HBO comedy Silicon Valley and is been followed up with a short premier US tour by the Chinese  contemporary rap group that's not to be confused with the similarly named early 90's UK house/rave act D Mob. Currently DMOB are in the midst of a one week tour of the USA. The duo comprised of After Journey and BooM kicked off  their select five date tour in Boston, followed by shows this week in New York City and Chicago. Tonight (May 10th) they play San Francisco's 1015 Folsom and on Sunday evening (May 13th) they'll play their final US date at The Mayan in Los Angeles.

Main rapper After Journey, who cites Wu-Tang Clan and Kendrick Lamar as among his favorite acts, got his formal introduction to hip-hop when, before beginning college in Beijing, he had an opportunity to study overseas for a semester in business school in Australia. While there he also schooled himself in everything hip-hop by making daily visits to the local record store. However once back in China finding American hip-hop proved way more challenging. “A lot of the CDs we could get had holes drilled in them by the government, because you weren’t allowed to sell imports. So we could only listen to one or two tracks off the CDs,” said the 26 year old rapper who, along with 27 year old hip-hop collaborator BooM, continues to witness government intervention first hand.

Mdou Moctar: Tuareg Acid Western Film & Desert Blues Performance, May 24

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, May 10, 2018 08:38pm | Post a Comment

Zerzura

The MATATU performance series presents Mdou Moctar: Tuareg Acid Western Film & Desert Blues Performance on Thursday, May 24 at 7:30pm at Oakland's Starline Social Club. The night pairs Zerzura, a feature-length film shot in the Sahara desert starring an entirely African cast, followed by a live performance featuring Nigerien musician Mdou Moctar and the film's star Ahmoudou Madassane. Tickets are available now HERE!

Zerzura is a folktale transposed into an acid western, a collaborative achievement - written and developed with a Tuareg cast, and shot in and around Agadez, Niger. Once an important stop for trans-Saharan camel caravans, it has today reestablished itself as a hub of movement, but for different reasons. Migrants from all over the continent pause here on their trek North, bound for mythic cities in Europe. Tales of riches in the desert abound, and men sell their houses for gold detectors. Young Tuareg leave home to seek their fortune in the fractured Libyan state. As people leave, their stories return, becoming wildly exaggerated versions of truth.

Taking its cues from the ethno-fiction proposed by Jean Rouch, Zerzura mixes folktales with documentary to explore Saharan dreams and imagination. The film was developed and written collaboratively on site with a local team. The images were shot over the subsequent two weeks with a cast of non-actors in improvised performances. Stylistically, Zerzura exists between cultures, an attempt at transcultural cinema. Narrated throughout with improvised instrumental guitar from protagonist Ahmoudou Madassane, the score sets the tone for a fever dream of a journey.

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All 8 Beach House Albums, including ‘7,’ Ranked

Posted by Billy Gil, May 9, 2018 12:43pm | Post a Comment

Beach House Albums Ranked

In celebration of the release of 7, the excellent seventh studio album from Baltimore’s best, the dream pop duo Beach House, we’re counting off the band’s albums in a totally subjective, completely biased way. Pick up 7 when it comes out on Friday, May 11 or pre-order it now on CD, LP or cassette, and let us know what you think — is Teen Dream better than Bloom? Is Devotion totally underrated? Leave a comment with your thoughts.

Beach House B-Sides

8. B-Sides & Rarities (2017)

Sure, it’s not a true Beach House album, but this B-sides and rarities album is strong enough to warrant inclusion. It’s a strong listen on its own merit, including “Equal Mind,” a song that could’ve easily been a single were it included on Depression Cherry or Thank Your Lucky Stars.

New "What's In My Bag?" Episode with Rock Supergroup Filthy Friends

Posted by Amoebite, May 9, 2018 11:52am | Post a Comment

Filthy Friends What's In My Bag?

We were excited to have indie-rock supergroup Filthy Friends visit Amoeba Hollywood and share a wide range of interesting records with us. It was especially fun to have What's In My Bag? alum Scott McCaughey back with us, who suffered a stroke in the months following the filming of this episode. Thankfully McCaughey is recovering, and even playing shows again. During our interview he was particularly excited to talk about The Randy Newman Songbook 4LP box set. "This is what I've been listening to just non-stop for the last year," he told us. "To hear the songs just stripped down like he wrote them, it's just phenomenal. I mean, I don't know if there's a greater songwriter who's ever lived."

filthy Friends InvitationFilthy Friends consists of Corin Tucker (Sleater-Kinney), Peter Buck (R.E.M.), Bill Rieflin (King Crimson), Linda Pitman (The Baseball Project), Kurt Bloch (Young Fresh Fellows), and Scott McCaughey (The Minus 5 and Young Fresh Fellows). The group originally formed in 2012 to perform covers of David Bowie songs. The band's first release was the single “Despierta,” written for the anti-Trump compilation 30 Songs For 30 Days. They followed this with a 2017 Record Store Day exclusive 7" featuring original track “Any Kind of Crowd” and a cover of Roxy Music’s “Editions of You.”

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Joe Goldmark's "Blue Steel" Out Now

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, May 6, 2018 07:24pm | Post a Comment

Amoeba SF's own steel guitar master, Joe Goldmark, has just released his most exciting album to dateJoe Goldmark, Blue Steel with Blue Steel. Mixing Americana, blues, and roots music, Blue Steel showcases a number of original songs, plus a diverse mix of cover tunes ranging from Jimmy McCracklin, Graham Parker, B.B. King, and Jeff Lynne, to Lefty Frizzell, Rufus Thomas, and Dallas Frazier. Best known for his honky-tonk country and Americana sounds, Goldmark has combined an extra component this time with the addition of blues/roots songs like “All Night Worker,” “The Wobble,” and “Beautician Blues.”

“My album cover is loosely based on an old Starday Records album by Arthur ‘Guitar Boogie’ Smith called Blue Guitar,” Goldmark says. “The artwork is blue, but the title Blue Steel actually reflects the R&B feel of the music on the album. Although the pedal steel guitar is considered a ‘country’ instrument by many, I’ve always placed it in other musical genres with excellent results. Blue Steel is colored by a soulful approach to all the tunes, especially on the handful of blues numbers.”

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May Events at Amoeba SF & Berkeley

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, May 6, 2018 02:11pm | Post a Comment

"Sweet May hath come to love us,
Flowers, trees, their blossoms don;
And through the blue heavens above us
The very clouds move on."
- Heinrich Heine, Book of Songs

Even those of us with allergies have to admit that there is something special about May. It's that last month before summer, school is just letting out, and even the foliage is celebrating. To add to the fun, join us for our May in-store events at Amoeba SF & Amoeba Berkeley this month.

May Sales at Amoeba SF & Berkeley

Oakland Public Conservatory of Music's "The Black Arts Movement" ArtsJam Soul Session

Posted by Billyjam, May 6, 2018 11:57am | Post a Comment



Today is the third and final in the highly commendable East Bay music-as-art series produced by the Oakland Public Converatory of Music; The Black Arts Movement arts/jam soul session that's billed as an, "interdisciplinary foray into Oakland's Music History." Free, all ages, open to the public and taking place at 3445 San Pablo Ave this afternoon/evening's "Black Arts Movement" portion of the series that already featured a "Blues" part and a "Latin Jazz" part [interestingly no hip-hop?!] promises to,

 

 "illuminate Oakland's rich musical legacy through workshops led by some of Oakland's most celebrated musicians, poets, and visual artists."

Today's event will open with a 2pm history talk on Oakland's Black arts movement given by historian Kim McMillon that will be followed by workshops from 3:30pm until 5pm. Then, as over the previous two weeks, today's edutainment gathering will finish with a big musical jam session that wil
l include (provided they are inspired to do so) participants from the musical workshops joining in the freestyle jam which, reportedly, are the most fun part of these events.Hosting today's 2pm workshop will be noted jazz guitarist / Black Jazz Records artist Calvin Keys whose catalog includes the 2013 album Electric Keys and whose rich resume includes collaborating with such greats as Ray Charles, Ahmad Jamal, John Handy, Bobby Hutcherson, and Pharoah Sanders.

People Under The Stairs @ Cornerstone in Berkeley tonight + Equipto & Brycon's The Watershed [Hip-Hop In The Park After Party]

Posted by Billyjam, May 5, 2018 02:09pm | Post a Comment

Couple of nights ago at the Fillmore in San Francisco legendary emcee Rakim (recently reunited and on tour with Eric B) proved that true hip-hop is timeless and will never die in a crowd winning set that included the classic  "I Know You Got Soul" off their 1987 landmark album Paid In Full. Three plus decades later and Rakim can still rock the mic, and the crowd. Overall though artists like this are a rarity in the often fickle world of hip-hop; a genre where acts so often come and go at a rapid rate, regardless of such things as levels of commercial success.

Meantime those acts that are dedicated to the art form always seem stay active and relevant. People Under The Stairs (PUTS) are another good example. The talented hip-hop duo of Thes-One and Double K, who formed in Los Angeles in 1997, have continually enjoyed a rich hip-hop recording and touring career; and all on their own terms.  20 years since their debut album The Next Step and they're still delighting fans;  bringing good hip-hop vibes to audiences all over the globe including in their beloved native Cali.

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DJ News: Shure Needles Discontinuation, 7" Battle Records Trend, New Visual-Vinyl 7" Series, Club DJ Guinness World Record

Posted by Billyjam, May 3, 2018 11:54am | Post a Comment

Dirtstyle classic DJ battle tool 100 MPH Backsliding Turkey Kuts now avail on 7"

A visit to Amoeba Music singles/seven inch sections will confirm the current trend of DJ battle records, traditionally a 12" format, being released in the smaller 7" record format such as the classic 1990's Dirtstyle battle DJ tool standard 100 MPH Backsliding Turkey Kuts pictured above. Leading the way in these seven inch reissues are the DJ Q-Bert related Dirtstyle and Thud Rumble labels who this past week reissued as a seven inch Baby SuperSeal Vol. 5. Dirtstyle classics that have already been reissued on the new smaller scale vinyl format include Bionic Booger Breaks and Toasted Marshmallow Feet Braxe. Even the Dirtstyle 25th Anniversary 12" LP was also released in a 7" format version. This new trend can be attributed in part to the popularity of the seven inch friendly Nu-Mark PT01 & PT01 Scratch portable/battery powered turntables.

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Three Essential Wire Albums Getting Remastered and Reissued

Posted by Amoebite, May 1, 2018 05:58pm | Post a Comment

Wire Reissues

It's impossible to overstate the influence of English four-piece Wire on both the nascent punk and post-punk scenes. Steadfastly underground, the band has been churning out reliably innovative, under-the-radar releases for several decades since the release of their legendary debut, 1977's Pink Flag. Over the course of their first three albums, the band rapidly evolved from propulsive hardcore punk to moodier, dark post-punk, and into even more experimental art rock territory. Each album is a gem in its own right and in honor of the 40th anniversary of Pink Flag last year, the band is remastering and reissuing their early catalog with a handful of excellent extras. 

On the reissue docket are standard vinyl and CD releases, plus a special deluxe edition CD version of each album that will include an 80-page book with rarely seen pictures from photographer Annette Green, lyric sheets, and text by music historian Jon Savage and English writer Graham Duff. Of course, there's bonus material aplenty, including singles, b-sides, never-before-released demos and alternate takes. The deluxe CD editions will be released on May 25, 2018 and the standard CD and LP versions are out June 22, 2018. All are available now for pre-order on Amoeba.com.

Here's why each one is a must-have for fans of atmospheric, intense rock 'n' roll.

Pink Flag

Pink Flag

New "What's In My Bag?" Episode with Death from Above

Posted by Amoebite, May 1, 2018 01:55pm | Post a Comment

Death from Above What's InMy Bag? Amoeba Music

Death from Above's Sebastien Grainger couldn't help but show some Canadian pride on a recent visit to Amoeba Hollywood, picking up records by two legendary fellow-countrymen, Leonard Cohen and Glenn Gould. "You know, Glenn Gould is a Toronto guy, I'm a Toronto guy," Grainger wryly points out. Holding up a copy of the Goldberg Variations, Grainger notes that the eccentric concert pianist "totally shreds on this, like Satriani style shredding, but on piano." It wasn't all Canadian nationalism for Grainger, who had an eclectic stack of records, as well as a lot of great insight and personal anecdotes about each one for our What's In My Bag? episode.

Canadian duo Death from Above (formally known as Death from Above 1979) formed in 2001, setting themselves apart early on as one of the loudest and most aggressive acts in what was then termed Death from Above Outrage! Is Now"dancepunk." The band consists of drummer/vocalist Sebastien Grainger and bassist Jesse F. Keeler. Their first EP, Heads Up, landed in 2002, followed two years later by the Romantic Rights EP, which served as a teaser to their acclaimed debut LP You're a Woman, I'm a Machine.

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Concert Tickets Available at Amoeba Hollywood in May 2018

Posted by Amoebite, May 1, 2018 01:07pm | Post a Comment

Concert Tickets For Sale at Amoeba HollywoodAmoeba Hollywood regularly sells tickets to local shows. Get physical tickets from us and skip the high fees!

All tickets can be purchased at the registers (while supplies last) for a $3 service fee. We take cash and credit cards for all ticket sales. Store credit and coupons cannot be applied to ticket sales. Limit 4 tickets per person. 

We have a partnership with Teragram Ballroom, an intimate venue in downtown LA. We are the only place in town to buy physical tickets (aside from the venue itself). We'll have a small amount of tickets for every Teragram show available the day they are announced on a first-come, first-served basis with our low $3 ticket service fee.

For The Novo (formerly Club Nokia) and Shrine Expo Hall shows, we only carry general admission tickets. If you wish to purchase reserved seating at The Novo (where available), you can buy those tickets online here. If you wish to purchase reserved seating at Shrine Expo Hall (where available), you can buy those tickets online here.

Please note that on the day of the show, we will stop selling tickets for that show at 5pm.

Tickets are limited, so please call the store first to make sure they are available: 323-245-6400.

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