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New "What's in My Bag?" Episode with Courtney Barnett

Posted by Amoebite, September 8, 2015 03:21pm | Post a Comment

Courtney Barnett

Courtney Barnett is an Australian singer-songwriter known for her witty, rambling lyrics and deadpan singing style. After playing with garage/grunge band Rapid Transit and psych/country band Immigrant Union, Barnett founded the label 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 several European dates, eventually releasing both EPs together as The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas.

Courtney BarnettIn March 2015, Barnett released her debut full-length, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit. To promote the album, she performed at SXSW before heading out on a lengthy, globe-spanning tour. Universally critically-acclaimed, the album reached the #4 position on the Australian Albums chart and #20 on the Billboard 200 in the US. Just this month, Barnett was nominated for four Australian Independent Music Awards, including Best Independent Artist and Best Independent Album.

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Join Amoeba at Hollywood Food Fest Sunset & Dine Sept. 24

Posted by Amoebite, September 7, 2015 05:06pm | Post a Comment

sunset dineSunset & Dine features food and drinks from dozens of local vendors on Sept. 24. The food festival takes place at BuzzFeed Motion Pictures from 6 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $25. Children under 12 are free.

We’ll be on hand with our booth, so come by, spin the prize wheel and pick up some swag!

In addition to drink tickets and all the food you can eat, Sunset & Dine will feature a live concert curated by Amoeba Music, featuring reggae-soul band and Stones Throw Records signees The Lions. Their latest album, Soul Riot, is out now. Check out the song "Going Nowhere" for a sample of their classic sound:

 

The fest will feature food, beer and wine from the following participants and more:

Beso
Blue C Sushi
Ciabatta Bar
Cleo at the Redbury
Fabiolus Cucina
The Farmer's Belly
Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop
Kabuki
Shophouse Southeast Asian Kitchen
Los Balcones
McDonald's
33 Taps
Tinhorn Flats
Urban Masala

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Amoeba Invites San Diego Sellers to Record Round Up

Posted by Amoebite, September 4, 2015 05:42pm | Post a Comment

San Diego Record Roundup

Amoeba Music, the country's biggest and best independent Record Store, is inviting San Diego residents to bring their unwanted LPs, CDs and music collections to our Record Round Up at the King's Inn the weekend of Oct. 23-25.

We're bringing buyers down from our stores in San Francisco and Los Angeles to meet folks in San Diego and create a convenient way for area residents to get top dollar in cash for all resellable items. Sellers may also opt to get even MORE in credit for our stores or shopping on Amoeba.com.

HOW IT WORKS:

Sellers may bring in any amount of CDs or VINYL formats (including LP, 12”, 45s and 78s), and buyers will inspect and evaluate each item, add them all up and make a cash offer! Only items in playable condition will be considered for purchase. Prices offered vary widely based on title and condition and the retail value; see below for a list of most sought after genres**. Valid government-issued I.D. is required for all cash transactions.

Sellers can bring us their stuff anytime between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. during the first two days of the event and up until 4 p.m. Sunday, and we will happily help you unload and bring in your used vinyl and CDs. We are also open to buying any original music and concert posters. Our buyers are friendly, fast, efficient and will work hard to keep your experience fun and as quick as possible. 

It's EASY to sell your collection. Whether it’s those “hard copies” that are taking space on your shelves, a collection or estate of a family member, or your own personal collection, we can pay you cash on the spot and bring those records back into the world for another generation to enjoy! Skip the three-hour drive to L.A. and liquidate your unwanted records and CDs without leaving town. 

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Concert Tickets For Sale at Amoeba Hollywood in September 2015

Posted by Amoebite, September 2, 2015 01:22pm | Post a Comment

Concert TicketsAmoeba Hollywood regularly sells tickets to local shows, with the added bonus of charging low service fees (if you are into saving money and who isn't really?).

All tickets can be purchased at the registers (while supplies last) for a $2 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. 

For Club Nokia and Shrine Expo Hall shows, we only carry general admission tickets. If you wish to purchase reserved seating at Club Nokia (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.
 

JUST ADDED SHOWS:

Dom Kennedy at Shrine Expo Hall

Dom Kennedy
Shrine Expo Hall
November 28

Get Discounted Tickets to 'These Paper Bullets' Musical Featuring Music From Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong

Posted by Amoebite, September 2, 2015 09:01am | Post a Comment

these paper bullets musical green day

See the musical "These Paper Bullets!" in Los Angeles at Geffen Playhouse with a special offer from Amoeba. Tickets are $38 (including fees) for any available seat for performances Sept. 17-30, while supplies last. No ticket limit. Use the promo code Billie at checkout.

Labeled “a modish ripoff of William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing,” the play features new music by Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong. The play follows four lads from Liverpool who woo the ladies of London with their music but end up in a comedy of errors. The play is written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Rolin Jones and directed by Jackson Gay.

Green Day’s rock opera concept album American Idiot was previously made into a successful play of the same name.

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