Blurry Vision Fest at Oakland's Middle Harbor Shoreline Park, May 12-13

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, April 25, 2018 07:15pm | Post a Comment

Oakland's Middle Harbor Shoreline Park hosts Golden Voice's first ever Blurry Vision Fest for a weekend full of hip-hop and R&B goodness on Saturday, May 12 and Sunday, May 13. Headlined by SZA and rap trio Migos, this all-ages festival also includes Oakland's own Kamaiyah, BROCKHAMPTON, NxWorries (Anderson.Paak and Knxwledge), and many more!

Tickets are on sale now HERE. Make sure you stop by the Amoeba Music booth for some hot deals on vinyl, cassettes, t-shirts, and more!

Blurry Vision Fest 2018

International Tabletop Day Is Happening this Saturday!

Posted by Amoebite, April 25, 2018 06:20pm | Post a Comment

International Tabletop Day

By Chris Curtis

Nice selection of used games hitting the floor on ITTD!

Here at Amoeba Music Hollywood, we just wrapped up another epic Record Store Day, a key annual event promoting the vitality and excitement of brick and mortar music shops. RSD (first held in 2008) actually took its inspiration from an earlier yearly event: Free Comic Book Day, which launched in 2002 as an effort to bring more potential readers into comic shops. Seeing the positive effect from such events, other retailers and media purveyors hoped to get in on the action, and subsequently we’ve seen Free Role Playing Game Day, Cassette Store Day, Independent Bookstore Day, and International Tabletop Day (ITTD). The latter two events are coming up this Saturday, April 28th, and we’ll celebrate both at Amoeba Hollywood!

So what’s ITTD all about? If you haven’t been following the board game renaissance you might be surprised to know that more new games are coming out than ever before, and sales in the industry have been steadily increasing for a decade. Beyond mere numbers, game design has evolved dramatically and many new play mechanisms have been introduced or refined. Modern games are generally less luck-based, play faster with less downtime, and involve more decision-making by the players. There is also a vast array of themes and concepts, from historical events to fantasy tropes to space exploration and dozens more. Board and card games have unquestionably gotten better since the 1990s, and it’s exciting to see the medium mature! It's also great to see people rediscovering the importance of social interaction in our increasingly impersonal digital world.

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Pre-Order Upcoming 25th Anniversary Album (Remastered) & Box-Set Versions of Liz Phair's Landmark 1993 Debut "Exile In Guyville"

Posted by Billyjam, April 23, 2018 08:40pm | Post a Comment
 Liz Phair boxout on May 4th but avail now for pre-order 3 CD Girly-Sound to Guyville: The 25th Anniversary Box Set & the 7 LP Girly-Sound to Guyville: The 25th Anniversary Box Set

In honor of the 25th anniversary of the release of her landmark debut album, Exile in Guyville, Liz Phair in conjunction with her original label Matador Records will be re-releasing the 1993 album in four different versions on May 4th; each of which you can pre-order now from Amoeba Music. There’ll be the (long out of print) vinyl/2LP set Exile in Guyville reissue version and the CD Exile in Guyville reissue of the 18 track album that was recently re-mastered by Emily Lazar at The Lodge. Then there’ll be the expanded box set versions: the 3 CD Girly-Sound to Guyville: The 25th Anniversary Box Set version and the 7 LP Girly-Sound to Guyville: The 25th Anniversary Box Set vinyl version.  As well as the regular album version remastered, each of these limited edition box sets (only one per customer) contain a ton of bonus pre-Guyville material when Phair recorded as “Girly Sound.” In addition to all the bonus music material there’ll also be a new booklet included with contributors Jason Cohen, music journalist Ann Powers, and Liz Phair herself. According to Matador the box set also promises lots of "never-before-seen photos and artwork." 

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