Respect To The Late Great Queen of Soul: Aretha Franklin 1942 - 2018

Posted by Billyjam, August 16, 2018 07:40am | Post a Comment
Aretha Franklin (1942-2018) The Queen of Soul 180 gram vinyl LP (2018 Not Now Music)

American music icon Aretha Franklin (aka The Queen of Soul) has died this morning at age 76 in her hometown of Detroit, Michigan as confirmed in the past hour by ClickOnDetroit. Pancreatic cancer was the cause of death for Franklin who reportedly was diagnosed with cancer eight years ago and was performing up until last year. Franklin’s death follows reports over the past several days of her pending passing. On Sunday last Showbiz411 first reported that Franklin was “gravely ill” with follow-up reports since from such outlets as the Associated Press who confirmed that the beloved artist, reportedly in hospice care, was so “seriously ill” that her death was “imminent.” People magazine quoted a close Franklin associate as saying that, “She has been ill for a long time,” but that, “she did not want people to know and she didn’t make it public.”

New Amoeba Storefront Enamel Pins + A Conversation with Rockin Pins

Posted by Amoebite, August 15, 2018 04:41pm | Post a Comment

Amoeba store enamel pins

Enamel pins continue to be a widely popular accessory these days and we offer a wide selection of pins, ranging from music and movies to pop culture and politics. But we're especially proud of these new enamel pins shaped like the exteriors of our stores, made exclusively for us by Rockin Pins! These super cute enamel pins are available in-store and online for $10 each or you can collect all three for just $20!

Get them here: Amoeba Hollywood pin | Amoeba San Francisco pin | Amoeba Berkeley pin | 3-Pin Bundle

We sat down with the guys from Rockin Pins -- graphic designer Jason Cryer and owner Mauricio Alvarado -- to chat with them a little bit about our new pins and their process.

What inspires you and how did you think to do the Amoeba store pins?

Jason: Our inspiration really springs from our love for music — it’s what brought Mauricio and I together as friends and fuels our work with Rockin Pins. I've been shopping at the Berkeley Amoeba for most of my life — I bought my first LPs there at 13 — so making pins for Amoeba was a no-brainer. The money I make from Rockin Pins usually goes directly into funding my record collection!

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Death Cab For Cutie Wants To Give You A Free Burrito at Amoeba SF, 8/17

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, August 15, 2018 01:00pm | Post a Comment

In celebration of the release of Death Cab For Cutie's Thank You For Today, come in to Amoeba SF on Death Cab For Cuties, Thank You For Todayrelease date (this Friday, August 17) at 4:30pm and get a FREE BURRITO (while quantities last) with purchase of the new album OR when you show us your DCFC shirt, tattoo, or ticket stub! No kidding!

Although Death Cab for Cutie can't be there, you can enjoy a burrito on them. DCFC loves their fans and they also love burritos, so Friday is all about both at Amoeba SF.

Thank You for Today is the sound of Death Cab for Cutie both expanding and refining; a band twenty years into its evolution, still uncovering new curves in its signatures, new sonic corners to explore. The Seattle band’s ninth studio album stands alongside classic Death Cab for Cutie albums including their 1998 debut Something About Airplanes and 2003’s masterful Transatlanticism as a definitive collection -- ten tracks that are by turns beautiful and dynamic, and darkly anthemic and bittersweet.

Exclusive Nick Cave Ticket + Vinyl Bundle Available at Amoeba Hollywood

Posted by Amoebite, August 14, 2018 07:36pm | Post a Comment

Exclusive Nick Cave Ticket + Vinyl Bundle at Amoeba

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds are coming to Los Angeles and Amoeba Hollywood has an exclusive ticket + vinyl bundle available! Starting Friday, August 17th, fans can purchase a GA floor ticket to see Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds with Cigarettes After Sex at The Forum on Sunday, October 21st, pre-order the limited edition Distant Sky: Live In Copenhagen EP on 12" vinyl, and get a limited edition tour lithograph poster. This exclusive bundle is available for $110 in-store only at Amoeba Hollywood (starting 8/17, while supplies last).

The poster and tickets will be handed out at time of purchase, but you must return to Amoeba Hollywood to pick up the vinyl EP starting September 28th. (No online or phone orders, no shipping.)

Distant Sky: Live In Copenhagen was recorded at Copenhagen’s Royal Arena in October 2017 and captures an extraordinary and triumphant live concert from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds.

Nick Cave Distant Sky Live in Copenhagen

Already have your ticket? Pre-order the Distant Sky: Live In Copenhagen EP here. (Online pre-orders do not include a ticket to the Forum or a lithograph poster).

New "What's In My Bag?" Episode with Wallows

Posted by Amoebite, August 14, 2018 05:55pm | Post a Comment

Wallows - What's In My Bag? Amoeba Music

LA pop/rock band Wallows performed at Amoeba Hollywood to celebrate the release of their debut EP Spring and beforehand we got a chance to talk with them about some of their favorite records, including David Bowie's final album, Black Star. "To be 68 years old and making this album," Dylan Minnette marveled, "[it's] completely game-changing, and unlike anything I've ever heard." The singer/guitarist considered the record one of the artist's best, saying, "David Bowie went out with one of his greatest albums in his entire catalog."

Los Angeles-based Wallows consists of Braeden Lemasters (vocals/guitars), Dylan Minnette (vocals/guitars), and Cole Preston (drums). Lemasters and Minnette, both child actors, met through their work in the film industry, later inviting Preston to play music with them. They have been Wallows - Spring - Amoeba Musicperforming in bands together since they were eleven-year-old students at the San Fernando Valley music school Join the Band. After collaborating musically for almost a decade, Wallows signed to Atlantic, releasing their debut recording, the Spring EP, (fittingly) in spring 2018.

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