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Amoeba Hollywood: A Photo History (Part 2)

Posted by Amoebite, May 6, 2020 04:57pm | Post a Comment

Amoeba Hollywood

With the announcement that Amoeba Hollywood will not reopen on Sunset Blvd and will instead focus on hopefully reopening in the fall at our new location at 6200 Hollywood Blvd, we wanted to look back at the amazing history we've seen over the last 19 years. Although we are not able to give the building the sendoff it deserves, it's our hope that you'll find some joy, some memories, and some solace in these images. 

So much as happened at Amoeba since we opened at 6400 Sunset Blvd that it's impossible to do it justice in one piece, so we we created this photo history series to celebrate and commemorate our rich history. In Part One, we started with the beginning -- Opening Day November 17, 2001 -- and went through one of the most memorable in-store events we've ever had: Paul McCartney's epic performance in June 2007.

Part Two begins with the second half of 2007 and continues through 2009. April 2008 saw the introduction of two things that have since become staples for Amoeba: Record Store Day and our Webby Award-winning What's In My Bag? series.

Talib Kweli at Amoeba Hollywood 2007 Talib Kweli at Amoeba Hollywood 2007
Talib Kweli - August 20, 2007
Band of Horses at Amoeba Hollywoo d2007 Band of Horses at Amoeba Hollywood 2007 Band of Horses at Amoeba Hollywood 2007
Band of Horses - October 10, 2007
Sharon Jones at Amoeba Hollywood 2007
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - December 3, 2007
Andy Summers Signing at Amoeba Hollywood Sia at Amoeba Hollywood 2008
Andy Summers Signing - January 8, 2008 Sia - January 24, 2008
Vampire Weekend at Amoeba Hollywood 2008 Vampire Weekend
Vampire Weekend - February 4, 2008

The very first Record Store Day took place on April 19, 2008. Our special guests that year included Daniel Ash and David J (Bauhaus, Love and Rockets), The Donnas, and Peanut Butter Wolf.

David J at Amoeba Hollywood 2008 The Donnas at Amoeba Hollywood 2008
David J The Donnas
Peanut Butter Wolf at Amoeba Hollywood 2008 Record Store Day at Amoeba Hollywood 2008
Peanut Butter Wolf Customers shopping for the limited edition releases.

On April 21, 2008, we launched our very first What's In My Bag? episode with the one and only Weird Al Yankovic. We caught up with Weird Al as he was finishing shopping and conducted our interview in the elevator room by the stairs to the parking garage! 

Flight of The Conchords at Amoeba Hollywood 2008

Flight of the Conchords - April 24, 2008

Melvins at Amoeba Hollywood 2008 Melvins Set List at Amoeba Hollywood 2008
Melvins - July 15, 2008
Flying Lotus at Amoeba Hollywood 2008 Flying Lotus at Amoeba Hollywood 2008
Flying Lotus - August 15, 2008
Brian Wilson at Amoeba Hollywood 2008 Chrissie Hynde James Walbourne of The Pretenders at Amoeba Hollywood 2008
Brian Wilson - September 2, 2008 Chrissie Hynde & James Walbourne of Pretenders - September 29, 2008
Jackson Browne at Amoeba Hollywood 2008 David Lynch Signing at Amoeba Hollywood 2008
Jackson Browne - October 7, 2008 David Lynch Signing - November 25, 2008
Yo Gabba Gabba at Amoeba Hollywood 2008 Yo Gabba Gabba at Amoeba Hollywood 2008
Yo Gabba Gabba! with DJ Lance Rock & Friends - November 1, 2008
Franz Ferdinand at Amoeba Hollywood 2009 Bonnie Prince Billy at Amoeba Hollywood 2009
Franz Ferdinand - January 30, 2009 Bonnie "Prince" Billy - April 1, 2009
Zoe at Amoeba Hollywood 2009 Zoe at Amoeba Hollywood 2009
ZoƩ - April 27, 2009
 
The second annual Record Store Day was on April 18, 2009 and featured special guests DJ Babu, Wendy & Lisa, and Ace Frehley.
 
Record Store Day 2009 at Amoeba Hollywood Record Store Day 2009 at Amoeba Hollywood
DJ Babu at Amoeba Hollywood 2009 Wendy & Lisa at Amoeba Hollywood 2009
DJ Babu Wendy & Lisa
Ace Frehley at Amoeba Hollywood 2009 Ace Frehley at Amoeba Hollywood 2009
Ace Frehley
 
Steve Earle at Amoeba Hollywood 2009 Mandy Moore at amoeba Hollywood 2009
Steve Earle - May 13, 2009 Mandy Moore - May 26, 2009
Elvis Costello at Amoeba Hollywood 2009 Elvis Costello at Amoeba Hollywood 2009
Elvis Costello - June 22, 2009
Jay Reatard at Amoeba Hollywood 2009 Os Mutantes at Amoeba Hollywood 2009
Jay Reatard - August 18, 2009 Os Mutantes - September 8, 2009
Poncho Sanchez at Amoeba Hollywood 2009
Exene Cervenka at Amoeba Hollywod 2009
Poncho Sanchez - October 11, 2009 Exene Cervenka - November 18, 2009

Stay tuned for Part Three. Revisit Part One.

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