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Jazz Singer Tammi Brown and Afro-Cuban Beat Bandleader Pedrito Martinez Visit Amoeba Tent at the Monterey Jazz Fest

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, September 21, 2012 11:49pm | Post a Comment
The first night of the historic three-day Monterey Jazz Festival is coming to a close as the late night air
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Tammi Brown and fan.
chills the Monterey Fair Grounds, but the sounds of Eddie Palmieri's Salsa Orchestra are still blazing from the Jimmy Lyons Arena and jazz fans are still scooping up the deals on CDs, LPs, DVDs, and books at the Mini-Amoeba tent. Today's big seller was Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Melody Gardot, who performed on the Jimmy Lyons stage this evening.

It was a full first night for us at the 55th Monterey Jazz Fest as we
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Pedrito Martinez and Araicne Trujillo
had two dynamic special guests by for signings. At 8pm, we hosted the sultry jazz singer Tammi Brown before she was whisked away for a VIP meet and greet, and at 9:30pm we had Afro-Cuban beat bandleader Pedrito Martinez and his keyboard player/vocalist Araicne Trujillo, fresh from an exhilarating set on the Night Club stage. 

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We Are Live From the Monterey Jazz Festival and It's Opening Night!

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, September 21, 2012 06:45pm | Post a Comment
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For the second year in a row, we are live from the Mini-Amoeba tent at the 55th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival! We’ll be here everyday of the festival (September 21 - 23), offering rare and popular CDs and vinyl, special edition jazz t-shirts, books, AND up-close and personal signings with some amazing artists!

This year's line-up includes more than 500 artists performing on eight stages over the course of two days and three nights
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The calm before the jazzy storm.
at the Monterey Fair Grounds! The Amoeba on-sight team is overjoyed to greet the stream of fans who streaming through the gates RIGHT NOW and listeining to Tammi Brown soundcheck at the Garden Stage, not 20 steps away from our Mini-Amoeba!

Tonight, Friday, is opening night of the festival and the shows start rolling at 6:30pm. We have two stellar signings at the Mini-Amoeba tent tonight, so stop on by and meet these jazz luinaries!

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Noise Pop Record Collective Party with Yalls! Sept. 25th, Oakland.

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, September 13, 2012 04:09pm | Post a Comment

Noise Pop and Amoeba Music continue the ever-popular and biweekly Noise Pop Record Collectivevinyl party Noise Pop Record YALLS BerkeleyCollective with a show this Tuesday, September 25th hosted by Berkeley-based beat maker YALLS! The party goes from 8pm till midnight at Oakland's Era Art Bar.



Here's how it works: fans are invited to bring their own record for the carefully selected celebrity host DJs to play over the course of the evening. When you come, just check your records in at the DJ booth with the Record Collective Librarians and you'll be all set to party.

Be sure to RSVP for HERE, and get an exclusive Record Collective coupon for $5 off vinyl at Amoeba Music San Francisco and Berkeley!

PS: Sorry young vinyl fans, but Record Collective is 21+ only.

Noise Pop Record Collective Party with Sonny Smith of Sonny & The Sunsets! Sept. 11th

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, September 6, 2012 04:56pm | Post a Comment
Noise Pop and Amoeba Music continue the ever-popular and biweekly Noise Pop Record Collectivevinyl party Noise Pop Record sonny smith sonny & the sunsetsCollective with a show this Tuesday, September 11th hosted by Sonny Smith of Sonny & The Sunsets! The party goes from 8pm till midnight at San Francisco's The Homestead.

Here's how it works: fans are invited to bring their own record for the carefully selected celebrity host DJs to play over the course of the evening. When you come, just check your records in at the DJ booth with the Record Collective Librarians and you'll be all set to party.

Be sure to RSVP for HERE, and get an exclusive Record Collective coupon for $5 off vinyl at Amoeba Music San Francisco and Berkeley!

PS: Sorry young vinyl fans, but Record Collective is 21+ only.

Sylvie Simmons talks about "I'm Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen" at SF's Booksmith, Sept. 12th

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, September 6, 2012 04:29pm | Post a Comment
British music journalist Sylvie Simmons will appear at Haight Street's The Booksmith on Wednesday,Leonard Cohen I'm your man September 12th at 7:30pm to talk about her new book I'm Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen

Based on a wealth of research, including exclusive interviews with Cohen himself, I'm Your Man is the definitive work on Leonard Cohen’s life and career. Simmons also spoke to over a hundred key figures in Cohen’s life -- among them Cohen’s main muses: the women in his life, close childhood friends, producers and artists who have worked on his albums, and contemporary artists that have worked with Cohen or have been influenced by his work (such as David Crosby, Philip Glass, Judy Collins, Rufus Wainwright, Jackson Browne, and many more).

Starting in Montreal, Cohen's birthplace and where he first found fame as a poet in the fifties, I'm Your Man follows his trail via London and the Greek island of Hydra to New York in the sixties, where Cohen launched his career in music. From there, it traces the arc of his prodigious achievements to his remarkable retreat when, in the mid-nineties on the cusp of marriage to a beautiful actress and enjoying the success of his best-selling album to date, he entered a monastery on a rocky mountaintop. He returned to find his bank accounts bled dry and was forced back onto the road at age seventy-three for a wildly successful three-year world tour.

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