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Amoebapalooza SF at Milk Bar, February 25

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, February 12, 2018 06:31pm | Post a Comment

It's that time of year again! Amoebapalooza SF is Sunday, February 25th, featuring talent composed of Amoeba SF employees & friends. We’re keeping things very local and holding this year’s event directly across the street at Milk Bar, at 1840 Haight Street. Thank you to our pals over at SIR Studios for providing our musical back line!

Doors open at 7pm, show at 8pm.
Admission is $5.
This is a 21+ event.

Amoebapalooza SF 2018

Check out photos from previous years' Amoebapaloozas HERE!

Sidewalk Sale at Amoeba Hollywood Saturday, February 17

Posted by Amoebite, February 12, 2018 12:05pm | Post a Comment

Sidewalk Sale at Amoeba Hollywood

Amoeba Hollywood's first sidewalk sale of 2018 is this Saturday, February 17th from 12pm until 4pm. We'll have crazy good deals on DVDs, Blu-rays, CDs, vinyl, books, T-shirts, toys & 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
  • DVD box sets: 2 for $7
  • Blu-ray: $4 each or 3 for $10
  • CDs: buy 1, get 1 free (of equal or lesser value)
  • 45s: 2 for $1
  • Classical vinyl: 3 for $1
  • Cassettes: 2 for $1
  • $1 LPs
  • Posters: $2 each or 3 for $5
  • T-shirts: $5 and under
  • Stickers: $0.75 each or 4 for $2
  • Patches: 2 for $1 (or priced as marked)
  • Buttons: $0.50 each or 4 for $1
  • Books, magazines & comics: 2 for $1
  • Great deals on toys & other merch

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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Dr. John’s Best Albums

Posted by Joe Goldmark, February 11, 2018 06:06pm | Post a Comment



Head to the Vinyl Beat website to check out extensive LP label guides and wild cover galleries!

Dr. John is the funkiest white dude. Listen to his vocals, relate to the lyrics, enjoy his wonderful piano playing, and dig the arrangements. His bag includes blues and soul music, street parade music, trad jazz, and rock & roll, all played with N’awlinz sensibilities. Any questions? Here’s the four albums that move me the most:

Dr John Gris Gris

Gris-Gris

This is Dr. John’s masterpiece and it still sounds fresh and unique. When this album came out in 1968, it was played on underground rock radio and sounded otherworldly. With tunes like “I Walk On Gilded Splinters,” “Mama Roux," and “Jump Sturdy,” you can see how alien it was from a West Coast perspective. In retrospect, some of the production credit has to go to Harold Battiste, the legendary N.O. horn player and producer.


 

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New "What's In My Bag?" Episode with Vic Mensa

Posted by Amoebite, February 5, 2018 06:51pm | Post a Comment

Vic Mensa What's In My Bag? Amoeba Music

Chicago rapper Vic Mensa visited Amoeba Hollywood recently and picked up records by some of his all-time favorites, including two legendary bands of the UK punk scene: the Sex Pistols and The Clash. "The energy captivated me as a kid," he said of the album Never Mind the Bollocks Here's The Sex Pistols. Mensa pointed to The Clash as one of his favorite bands, saying, "I feel like The Clash is the punk band." Having picked up their Live At Shea Stadium LP he said, "the live version is gonna have all of this fresh musicality that I haven't heard before."

Vic Mensa, born Victor Kwesi Mensah, began his career in the indie band Kids These Days before releasing his debut mixtape, Innanetape, in 2013. Featuring appearances by Chance the Rapper, Vic Mensa The Autobiography Ab-Soul, Rockie Fresh, and BJ the Chicago Kid, the mixtape was universally acclaimed. Not long after, Mensa signed up to support J. Cole and Wale on the What Dreams May Come Tour. He was included in XXL's Freshman Class of 2014, winning over new fans with the release of "Down on My Luck," the first single from his debut EP, Street Lights.

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Hip-Hop Vinyl Top 5 [Video Vers] The Alchemist, Del The Funky Homosapien & Tame One, Big K.R.I.T., TOKiMONSTA, Macklemore

Posted by Billyjam, February 2, 2018 11:49pm | Post a Comment
#1: Del The Funky Homosapien & Tame One Parallel Uni-Verses [10th Anniversary Edition] LP
(Parallel Thoughts)

My initial reaction to today’s vinyl reissue of Del The Funky Homosapien and Tame One’s dope collaborative album Parallel Uni-Verses [10th Anniversary Edition] LP was wow. Wow, it’s already been ten years since the veteran CA and NJ emcees, reppin’ the Hieros and the Artifacts respectively teamed up with Parallel Thought for their throwback themed album?!  Actually it’s not quite a full decade since it was originally released by Parallel Thought LTD (vinyl) and Gold Dust Media on CD back in October 2009; making it closer to an 8 year anniversary than a 10 year one. But no matter since this is a most welcome repressing of a solid, out of print on vinyl album; one by two mic greats that thematically takes the vibe and flow of long ago, back into hip-hop’s roots. Perfectly complimenting Del’s and Tame’s respective flows is Parallel Thought (crew featuring production duo Drum and Knowledge) + DJ cuts by Zac Hendrix. This single vinyl LP release is the same as the original pressing, with its nine tracks clocking in at just under 38 minutes. Immediately below is the Alex Ghassan directed music video for the album track “Flashback” that shot at several NYC locations including at a concert in Brooklyn.
 

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