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Grand Performances: Free Concerts this July in DTLA

Posted by Amoebite, July 2, 2017 04:46pm | Post a Comment

Grand Performances in downtown LA

Ricardo Lemvo
Ricardo Lemvo
Sidestepper
Sidestepper
Buyepongo
Buyepongo

Grand Performances presents high-quality music, dance, theater, and more at California Plaza in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles. For 30 years, Grand Performances has delivered the best of global culture to inspire community among the diverse peoples of Los Angeles, and reflect the many cultural interests across the region.

This July brings a full line-up of top-notch shows. Visit us at the Amoeba booth and spin the prize wheel to score Amoeba swag and gift certificates! We will be attending the following events:


Saturday, July 15, 8pm:
Sway to silvery guitar riffs and deep polyrhythms by L'Orchestre Afrisa International with special guest Ricardo Lemvo. Embodying the Afro-Latin Diaspora, Lemvo blends his Afro-Cuban rhythms with pan-African styles (soukous, Angolan semba, and kizomba) to create an amazing package of music with L’Orchestre Afrisa International. Info.

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New Vinyl Reissues from The Cure, The Velvet Underground & Nico and More

Posted by Amoebite, June 30, 2017 06:06pm | Post a Comment

Vinyl Reissues

The 4th of July weekend is upon us and with it comes a pretty stellar run of reissue vinyl. You'll find lots of classic LPs in the mix, from the piano rock stylings of Sir Elton John to the album that launched a million punk/art-rock bands, The Velvet Underground & Nico. What's nice about this week's newly reissued releases is that many of these are out on high-quality vinyl -- and frankly, many of these are essentials. Stock up now to soundtrack your neighborhood fireworks show! 

ABBA

ABBA - Gold

Originally released in 1992, Gold is not just ABBA's best-selling album, but one of the greatest selling albums of all time. This 2-LP reissue is out on limited edition (appropriately) gold-colored vinyl.

Cranberries

The CranberriesEverybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?

Desert Daze Tickets on Sale Now at Amoeba Hollywood

Posted by Amoebite, June 29, 2017 12:38pm | Post a Comment

Desert Daze Tickets Available at Amoeba Hollywood

The Desert Daze Music & Arts Festival is returning this fall for another magical weekend of music under the desert stars! The stellar lineup now includes Iggy PopSpiritualized, Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile, Sleep (performing Holy Mountain), Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Ty Segall, BadBadNotGoodPanda Bear, Hope Sandoval & the Warm Inventions, John Cale, Eagles of Death Metal, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, and many, many more. The festival takes at the Institute of Mentalphysics in Joshua Tree Thursday, October 12th through Sunday, October 15th.

This is the sixth year for the festival, which is put on by the good people at Moon Block, and the second at the Institute of Mentalphysics. There are several ticket options available online for camping, cottage-dwelling, and doin' your own thing. Or, if you prefer to save some money on fees, you can get the following tickets in-store at Amoeba Hollywood:

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New Soundtracks Releases for the Summer

Posted by Amoebite, June 28, 2017 01:20pm | Post a Comment

New Soundtrack Releases For Summer

It's heating up outside, which means the multiplexes are cranking the air conditioning and cueing up the ol' reel-to-reel. That's right: summer movie season is upon us. This year, perhaps the only thing hotter than the flicks themselves are their soundtracks. And fortunately, a lot of our favorite films, new and old, are getting special new releases. How special, you ask? 

Well, a lot of these are out on high-quality 120-gram+ vinyl. Others are ready to slide right into your tape deck. Some are remastered. Some are back in print for the first time in decades. Others feature special bonus tracks or new art. And, of course, there are some pretty rad colored vinyl options, as well. Read on to find out what we're cranking now and what we're looking forward to spinning.
 

OUT NOW

Baby Driver

Various Artists - Baby Driver

This upbeat, excellently curated collection of tunes from Edgar Wright's new film, Baby Driver, is destined to be one of the year's best soundtracks. Out now on CD and 150-gram double vinyl with gatefold packaging.

New "What's In My Bag?" Episode with Laurel Halo

Posted by Amoebite, June 26, 2017 06:18pm | Post a Comment

Laurel Halo What's In My Bag? Amoeba Music

"Unless I'm going in with a specific thing in mind I try to always buy a mix," Laurel Halo tells us while shopping at Amoeba Hollywood. "When I DJ on the weekend I like to always play a blend." The electronic composer and producer says that when it comes to hunting for records, "sometimes it's just one track that you hear on the record...and you actually will buy it for one tune." She certainly did find an eclectic mix of records at the store, most of which were off the beaten path.

Laurel Halo (born Ina Cube) began writing music when she was nineteen, drawing inspiration from Detroit dance music, time spent performing in free jazz groups, classical theory coursework, and her on-air DJ shifts at the University of Michigan's college radio station. She released a handful of EPs Laurel Halo Dustbetween 2006 and 2009, garnering a larger audience with the 2010 release of the King Felix EP on Hippos in Tanks. A year later, she collaborated with labelmates GAMES on the Hour Logic EP. A full-length, Quarantine, followed a few months later via Hyperdub.

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