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Mix Masterpiece Features Bay Area Artists, DJs, and Musicians this Friday, August 3rd.

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, August 2, 2012 01:00pm | Post a Comment
Mix Masterpiece showcases the vast and vibrant communities of art and music in the Bay Area. Join them on Friday, August 3rd at 144 King Art Cafe in San Francisco for another sparkling showcase of over 20 artists, Djs, and musicians. This show is not to be missed and... it's FREE!
 
Featured artists include Tim Cohen, Leo Docuyanan, Jeff Bostic, June Eng, Ben Needham, Six Nolasco Morsch, Jake Frye, Markus Lin, Katy Vawter, Gabriel Wheeler, Michael Valenti, John Coyne, Berlin Tomas, and more!
 
Featured music and DJs with The selector Dj Kirk (The Revival/Sweater Funk), Boom Bostic (Bostic Arts and Music), Chan Chan (Valencia Radio 87.9 fm), Doug Pagan (Voltage Music), and Psychic Sidekicks (Apollo Records).
 

Celebrate the 1st Anniversary of Harry Duncan's Roots & Rhythm at Amoeba with Chris Strachwitz of Arhoolie Records

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, July 24, 2012 09:43pm | Post a Comment
This Saturday, July 28th, marks the one year anniversary of Harry Duncan's Roots & Rhythm DJ seriesarhoolie at Amoeba San Francisco. Mr. Duncan has brought a lot of great guests to our stage over the past year, including Tower of Power's David Garibaldi (event photos) and The Meters' Ziggy Modeliste (event photos). To celebrate the momentous one-year anniversary, Amoeba and Roots & Rhythm welcome Chris Strachwitz of Arhoolie Records!

Established in 1960 by Strachwitz, Arhoolie has released a rich and eclectic mix of down home blues, folk, jazz, gospel,

Chris Strachwitz
zydeco, Tex-Mex, country, and cajun — the full panorama of American roots music. Through Arhoolie, Strachwitz has helped to introduce artists like bluesmen LIghtnin’ Hopkins, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Mance Lipscomb, zydeco king Clifton Chenier, Tex-Mex master accordion player Flaco Jimenez, Lydia Mendoza, as well as jazz man Sonny Simmons and folk singer Barbara Dane to wider audiences.

An NEA Heritage Fellow, Strachwitz is also president of The Arhoolie Foundation, a non-profit that documents, preserves, and presents authentic traditional and regional vernacular music. Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, Tom Waits, and T-Bone Burnett are among those that participate on the Arhoolie Foundation Advisory Board.

For more details on Saturday's Roots & Rhythm event, click HERE.

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B.ay A.rea D.erby Girls are Back: August 4th!

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, July 24, 2012 08:55pm | Post a Comment
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Join the B.ay A.rea D.erby Girls for their final home bout on Saturday, August 4th at the Craneway Pavilion in Richmond. Will the San Francisco ShEvil Dead army of zombies take the Bay Area Championship title or will the Richmond Wrecking Belles pulverize the West Bay interlopers? Like all good grudge matches, this final home bout will surely be a nail biter of epic proportions!

This is an all-ages event, but if it had a rating it’d be PG-13. No children under 12 allowed in track-side (“suicide”) seating. Please note: track-side (“suicide”) seating is AT YOUR OWN RISK. Seating is first-come, first-served, so arrive early to secure your spot!

Be sure to enter the raffle for a chance to win an Amoeba swag bag including a $25 Amoeba Music Gift Certificate

6pm: Doors Open
7:30pm: It's on!

The Craneway Pavilion
1414 Harbour Way
South Richmond, CA

Get your tickets HERE!

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Trannyshack: Stevie Nicks vs Kate Bush Tribute Night, 8/17 in SF

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, July 23, 2012 04:40pm | Post a Comment
Trannyshack, San Francisco's biggest drag club night, incorporates everything from low brow trash to high brow performance art and has become famous (or infamous) worldwide as the quintessential San Francisco experience. Amoeba music is proud to be a sponsor of the Trannyshack salute to not one, but two legendary women of rock: Stevie Nicks and Kate Bush! Join Heklina, DJ Omar (Popscene / Sixxteen), and a host of amazing drag performers on August 17th at the DNA Lounge for this momentous event! Get your tickets in advance HERE!

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Tim Cohen's Magic Trick Releases Video for "Invisible at Midnight." Go Amoeba Alums!

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, July 22, 2012 01:05pm | Post a Comment
magic trick tim cohen ruler of the nightMagic Trick, the side project of The Fresh & Onlys' Tim Cohen (who just happens to be an Amoeba San Francisco alum!), is celebrating the release of their second album, Ruler of the Night, with a spectacularly imaginative video for the song "Invisible at Midnight."

Directed by Mat Dara, another member of the Amoeba SF family, the video follows a young girl's loss of a pet goldfish and her subsequent attempt at necromancy. Enjoy!




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