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Thanks for Supporting the 5th Annual Amoeba Art Show!

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, May 7, 2012 03:20pm | Post a Comment
Amoeba Art Show 2012 Oakland
 
All photos by Kaitlin Layher.

On Friday, May 4th, Amoeba celebrated the diverse talents of the Amoeba family with over 20 Amoeba artists from all three of our stores (and even a few Amoeba graduates) at the fifth annual Amoeba Art Show.

Finding the perfect location for the event turned out to be a breeze as former Amoebite Ryan Stark
Ryan Stark
generously donated the site of his future cafe Black Spring on Telegraph Avenue in Oakland. The cafe isn't scheduled to open until mid-summer after Ryan gets back from touring with his band ++++ (you can see them play at The New Parish with Ceremony on May 27th, by the way), so the spacious and empty future home of Black Spring was ideal for filling with art, DJs, and friends of Amoeba. Ryan even provided a special drip coffee preview for those curious about what's to come in a few months and spoke about plans to feature a new artist every month on the walls of Black Spring.

Guests arriving to the Art Show were greeted by The Postcard Machine (Possibly From The Future), who dispensed original art postcards for just $2. This crafty "machine" also made small talk via microphone to passers-by. Inside, the joint was jumping from 6pm to 11pm, and was punctuated by a couple of performances by glamorous belly dancers Julie Rea and Jessie Loring.

  The Postcard Machine (Possibly From The Future)


Julie Rea and Jessie Loring

DJ Spencer
As DJs Spencer, Rob, and Michael Henning played all vinyl sets (of course) and vegan cupcakes (works of art themselves)were sold by Fat Bottom Bakery, guests
DJ Michael Henning
perused the diverse collection of Amoebite art that adorned the walls of the entry hallway and main room. The range in both style and format throughout the collection was truly stunning, from collage and mirror work by Dereck Donohue to oil painting on wood by Lori Beth Katz to a surfboard collaboration by Billy Sprague and Shahram Imen to photography by Gabriel Wheeler, Kaitlin Layher, Kelly Sweeney Osato, Roberto, Jonah Tice, and Rick Frystak.

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The Brothers Comatose Will Get Naked for You...

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, May 6, 2012 03:27pm | Post a Comment
File this under creative marketing!
Native San Franciscans The Brothers Comatose will get naked for you. Really. But they are no easy date! You have to buy tickets to their May 19th show at The Great American Music Hall first! In what they are calling Operation: Buck Wild, the string quintet will be uploading a new photo - with one more item of clothing removed - for every 50 presale tickets sold.

Here is photo #1:

The brothers comatose naked

Intrigued? You should be. What's under that poncho? What happens to the cat? Follow the saga here and get your tickets here!

B.ay A.rea D.erby Girls Double Header, May 12th!

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, May 3, 2012 08:25pm | Post a Comment
Join the B.ay A.rea D.erby Girls on Saturday, May 12th at the Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason in San Francisco for their first double header of 2012!

Come see the Berkeley Resistance take on the Oakland Outlaws at 6pm, followed by the Richmond Wrecking Belles against the San Francisco ShEvil Dead at 8pm!

The evening will be packed with action so arrive early to get the best seats. Doors open at 4:30pm! There will be plenty of local food vendors and drink specials too!

Get your tickets HERE!
 

Berkeley Resistance Oakland Outlaws
Berkeley Resistance Oakland Outlaws
Richmond Wrecking Belles
Richmond Wrescking Belles ShEvil Dead

The Perfect Graduation Gift!

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, May 2, 2012 05:45pm | Post a Comment
Congratulations to all the 2012 grads out there!graduation cat

To make shopping for your grad a little easier, swing by any Amoeba Music store, purchase a $50 Amoeba gift certificate, and receive a FREE $10 Amoeba gift certificate!

It’s simple, just tell us who it’s for and where they are graduating from. Keep the extra $10 for yourself OR put it toward your grad’s gift. Offer expires 6/30/12. 

We have TONS of great gift ideas from turntables to posters, tees to books, headphones, vinyl, and of course the biggest selection of music and movies you’ll find anywhere.

graduation gift certificate

Graduation Gift Poster

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Berkeley, CA 94704
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San Francisco, CA 94114
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L'80s Night in Oakland:Second Saturday of Every Month!

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, April 30, 2012 03:05pm | Post a Comment



Amoeba Music Berkeley is proud to sponsor...
L'80s Night
The best of the '80s & '90s
Brought to you by the good folks at Smoothday!

Second Saturday of every month! 
Next time: May 12th!

10pm-2am 
Bar 355
355 19th Street, Oakland

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