Sidewalk Sale at Amoeba Hollywood Saturday, July 14

Posted by Amoebite, July 6, 2018 03:04pm | Post a Comment

Sidewalk Sale at Amoeba Hollywood

It's time for the next sidewalk sale at Amoeba Hollywood! Come see what's up for grabs on Saturday, July 14th from 12pm-4pm. We'll have amazing deals on DVDs, Blu-rays, CDs, vinyl, posters, books, comics & more. Everything is priced to move fast and conveniently located just outside the store.

Check out some of the great bargains you'll find at our sidewalk sale:

  • DVDs: 3 for $5 or $2 each
  • DVD box sets: 2 for $5 or $3 each
  • Blu-ray: 3 for $10 or $4 each
  • CDs: all buy one, get one of
    equal or lesser value free
  • LPs: up to $3 off
  • Cassettes: 2 for $1
  • Stickers: 4 for $2 or $0.75 each
  • Buttons: 4 for $1 or $0.50 each
  • Patches: 2 for $1
  • Books, mags & comics: 2 for $1
  • Posters: 3 for $5 or $2 each
  • Framed posters: priced as marked

All sidewalk sale items are aggressively sale priced. Therefore, we do not accept store credits, gift certificates, coupons or other offered store sales for any sidewalk sale items. Additionally, we cannot offer customer holds or mail order. All sales are final.

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Toys & Collectables Sale at Amoeba SF, July 13 & 14

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, July 5, 2018 08:53pm | Post a Comment

All new and used toys and collectables will be on sale at Amoeba San Francisco on Friday, July 13th and Saturday, July 14th! For those two days, the world-famous Amoeba SF stage will be transformed into a mini toy store and collectables extravaganza from the hours of noon to 5pm.

We'll have a little bit of everything: Transformers, Neca, Star Wars, Funko, Super7...even Barbie! We'll have many hard to find and out of print pieces too, all at incredible prices. There will be something for everyone!

Amoeba SF Toys

Ghost Ship Duo's Conviction on 36 Counts of Manslaughter Brings Little Closure While Time and Music Help In The Long Healing Process

Posted by Billyjam, July 4, 2018 11:31pm | Post a Comment

Tuesday's breaking news that Ghost Ship proprietors Derick Almena and Max Harris had been convicted on all 36 counts of manslaughter in a no-contest plea should have provided some sense of closure for 
those still healing from losing loved ones in the deadly December 2nd 2016 Oakland warehouse fire.  
Barrett Clark
"Sure those two guys get locked up for six or nine or how many years but that doesn't bring back to life the 36 beautiful artists taken. That's not justice and it's certainly not closure for us. That doesn't help in the slow healing process. Time heals. And music helps in the healing too," said one Oakland artist who lost two close friends in the fire and asked remain anonymous.

Indeed music heals and there's been an awful lot of Ghost Ship healing music released since the fire. Much like the unprecedented number of Ghost Ship benefit concerts, 18 and 19 months ago, there has also been a most unusual number of Ghost Ship musical tributes / benefit compilations. Scroll down to read more on these releases that have included the Oakland Love compilation LP and Ratskin Records' box set Rogue Pulse / Gravity Collapse. Located in East Oakland's Fruitvale district the converted warehouse live/work artist collective was described as a home, studio, venue, and safe space for local artists, filmmakers, painters, musicians, dancers, and their families. Tragically it was also a major fire hazard with its impromptu interior design constructed with no permits but with lots flammable wood. 

The fire took place on the Friday night of December 2nd 2016 during the beginning stages of an all night music party thrown by 100% Silk (dance music imprint of the Not Not Fun). The fire and its deadly smoke (inhalation killed most) spread fast. In all it would take the lives of 36 people, ages 17 through 61, most of whom were musicians and artists. They included electronic artist and DJ Cherushii (Chelsea Dolan - pictured below) who also did a show on KALX. Three other volunteers at that UC Berkeley radio station were also killed in the fire: Griffin Madden (aka DJ Laura), Vanessa Plotkin, and Jennifer Morris. Amoeba Berkeley is a few blocks from KALX and countless people from KALX have worked at Amoeba or shopped there. That's how personal and close to home this tragedy struck. It seemed like everyone in the entire Bay Area knew someone who had perished in the Ghost Ship fire. Beyond the Bay like in NY and especially down in LA there was all these people who were connected with the Oakland arts collective. Different communities were devastated by the fire including the trans community.  Am the 36 were the three trans women Feral Pines, Cash Askew, and Em Bohlka.  

Among the many friends of Amoeba in the fire was 22-year-old electronic musician Cash Askew (Them Are Us Too) and 35-year-old sound engineer Barrett Clark. Pictured above Clark, who was handling the mixing board for the 100% Silk event, frequently did sound engineering for Amoeba in-store shows at both the Amoeba Berkeley and San Francisco locations. 
On Tuesday the Ghost Ship proprietors "master tenant” Derick Almena and “creative director” Max Harris, who were accused of creating the deadly firetrap, pleaded no contest to involuntary manslaughter charges for all 36 killed in a no plea deal in which Almena (48) will receive a nine-year sentence in county jail and Harris (28) a six year sentence. With good behavior each defendant, both incarcerated for this past year, could be released for the half the time of their sentences. By taking the plea deal the duo avoided what likely would have become a very drawn out and high-profile jury trial. With no trial they also avoided being in court for a long time and everyday facing the families and friends of the fire's victims. But now the victims' relatives and loved ones won't have the opportunity to have a day in court, and provide a sense of closure.

New "What's In My Bag?" Episode with Act of Defiance

Posted by Amoebite, July 2, 2018 06:30pm | Post a Comment

Act of Defiance What's In My Bag? Amoeba Music

Henry Derek and Chris Broderick of metal band Act of Defiance were at Amoeba Hollywood recently for a cool What's In My Bag? interview. The band members' picks often went beyond the realm of metal and included artists like gospel-bluesman Washington Phillips, Beat writer William S. Burroughs, and performance artist Anna Homler, whose alter-ego Breadwoman Derek found particularly fascinating. "Apparently she was influenced by the population of homeless women in downtown Los Angeles," he told us, adding "she developed her own language that she sings in." Both members of the band had an eclectic mix of records, making for an interesting and entertaining video.

Act of Defiance Old Scars, New WoundsLos Angeles-based supergroup Act of Defiance fuses death metal, thrash, hardcore, and speed metal to create harsh, abrasive, extreme metal. Formed in 2014 after Megadeth guitarist Chris Broderick and drummer Shawn Drover both departed the group, Act of Defiance also features the talents of frontman Henry Derek (Scar the Martyr, Thrown Into Exile) and bassist Matt Bachand (Shadows Fall). 

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World Cup Sale at Amoeba SF & Berkeley

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, July 2, 2018 02:12pm | Post a Comment

Attention citizens of the world! You don't have to be a soccer fan to celebrate Amoeba's World Cup Sale. Get 20% off all used CDs and LPs in our World Music sections at Amoeba SF and Amoeba Berkeley, now through July 15, 2018. Music from all around the world is at your fingertips at Amoeba Music!

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