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How to Help Metalocalypse Director Jon Schnepp

Posted by Amoebite, July 18, 2018 04:27pm | Post a Comment

Jon Schnepp

Writer, director, producer, longtime Amoeba customer, "What's In My Bag?" alum, and all-around nice guy Jon Schnepp suffered a stroke last week and is currently on life support in a Los Angeles hospital. Metal fans may know Jon from his work co-producing and directing the animated television show Metalocalypse, while comic fans may be familiar his 2015 documentary The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?. Jon's family released a statement about his health and there is a GoFundMe campaign for his medical expenses. You can contriute to the fundraiser here or see the image below for additional ways to donate money.

We're sending Jon, Holly, and the rest of the Schnepp family lots of love and well wishes. We look forward to seeing Jon standing tall among the Amoeba racks very, very soon.

Jon Schnepp Health Statement

Jon Schnepp Fundraiser


Jon Schnepp - What's In My Bag? (2010)

KT Tunstall, Kali Uchis, Kip Moore, Early November, Azealia Banks, Kamasi Washington & Behemoth Among Upcoming Bay Shows

Posted by Billyjam, July 17, 2018 06:59pm | Post a Comment

Kali Uchis'  debut album Isolation will be released on vinyl on July 27 (pre-order /LP)
The acclaimed singer will play The Warfield September 18th, it was announced today.
Upcoming Bay Area concerts just announced by GoldenVoice include hip-hop artists Denzel Curry at The Regency Ballroom on September 22nd and Azealia Banks at the same San Francisco venue on
September 14th. Other upcoming NorCal shows announced late this afternoon by the longtime concert promoters include the two alt rock acts with seasonal themed names;  The Early November and The Dangerous Summer who will share a bill at Slim's on September 25th. Pictured left is The Dangerous Summer's early 2018 release The Dangerous Summer (also on LP/vinyl).

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New "What's In My Bag?" Episode with The xx

Posted by Amoebite, July 17, 2018 02:53pm | Post a Comment

The xx What's In My Bag? Amoeba Music

Romy Madley Croft and Jamie Smith of The xx stopped by Amoeba Hollywood recently, digging through the bins and finding some cool records, T-shirts, and posters. "A band that we all really love is Chromatics," Croft told us as she pulled the Portland synth-pop band's In The City II EP out of her shopping bag. "I just love the instrumentals and stuff on here," she continued. "They have always been a big influence to us and they do a great cover of 'I'm On Fire' by Bruce Springsteen." Croft and Smith found a diverse mix of albums for our latest What's In My Bag? episode, explaining the personal significance of each and chiming in on each other's choices. 

UK minimalist indie electro pop band The xx consists of vocalist/guitarist Croft, vocalist/bassist Oliver Sim, and producer Smith, aka Jamie xx. Influenced equally by post-punk and R&B, the band formed in 2005, when Croft and Sim attended school together. They posted their early work on their MySpace The xx - I see Youaccount, which attracted attention from the Young Turks label and led to the release of their critically-acclaimed debut LP xx in 2009. Seemingly overnight, The xx seemed to be taking over the world, with career-defining appearances at All Tomorrow's Parties, Coachella, Sasquatch, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and Austin City Limits on the books. In 2010, they took home the prestigious Mercury Prize.

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New Hip-Hop Vinyl: Eric B & Rakim 1987-1992, E-40 Federal, RTJ Etched Art EP, Superfly OST, Mndsgn, Onyx, The Grouch, Masta Ace + more

Posted by Billyjam, July 16, 2018 09:24pm | Post a Comment
 Run The Jewels "Stay Gold (Smiff & Cash Remix Collection)" / Etched Red Colored 12"
 with Marvel Variant Artwork, gatefold cover, B-side etched art   (Run The Jewels Inc.)


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The above Run The Jewels instantly collectible "Stay Gold (Smiff & Cash Remix Collection)" / Etched Red Colored 12" EP with gatefold cover (4 tracks on one side + etched art on B-side) and sticker set is among the many exciting hip-hop vinyl arrivals at Amoeba Music in recent weeks. Scroll down for more info on this and the numerous other hip-hop vinyl releases available from Amoeba including each of the three RTJ albums on vinyl. Also highlighted below are many of the other new album vinyl pressings, including several reissues, plus 7" singles. The artists featured on these numerous new vinyl pressings include Eric B & Rakim, E-40, Mndsgn,   Slum Village, Showbiz & A.G. , The Grouch Masta Ace, Onyx21 Savage, Young Thug, Sleepy Brown, Khalid, Lil Wayne Future and more. Note: Amoeba Music offers free shipping anywhere in USA on all vinyl releases.

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