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Amoeba Music Weekly Hip-Hop Round Up: 03:26:10 Chart, Concerts, New Music Picks +

Posted by Billyjam, March 26, 2010 07:00am | Post a Comment
Amoeba Music Berkeley Weekly Hip-Hop Top Five Chart: 03:26:10

Black Eyed Peas
1) Black Eyed Peas The E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies) (Interscope)

2) Souls Of Mischief Montezuma's Revenge (Clear Label Records)

3) Slum Village Fan-Tas-Tic, Vol. 1 (Barak Records)

4) Ludacris Battle Of The Sexes (DTP Recordings/Def Jam)

5) Wu Tang Clan Wu-Tang Meet the Indie Culture, Vol. 2 (Enter The Dub Step)
(Ihiphop Distribution) 

Somehow the phenomenally popular Black Eyed Peas' (BEP) current singles-driven album The E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies) on Interscope continues to sell well everywhere, including at Amoeba Berkeley where it returns to the number one slot (based on sales) a full nine and a half months after its initial release date. The album's continual slew of hit singles of course helps the BEP stay on top, combined with such other factors as their successful ongoing world tour which arrives in California next week with two shows in LA at the Staples Center (March 29 & 30) and one show in San Jose at the HP Pavilion next Friday (April 2nd). On April 3rd they play San Diego's Sports Arena and on April 7th they play ARCO Arena in Sacramento, Additionally, on Tuesday of next week the group's tour movie The Black Eyed Peas: The E.N.D. World Tour arrives in movie theaters on 500 screens. No doubt this will only Mike Slottfurther fuel their popularity. For more BEP tour and event info click here.
 
Inti, who supplied this week's Amoeba Music Berkeley hip-hop chart, reports that a lot of older hip-hop albums never seem to go out of style with customers and that Pete Rock & CL Smooth's 1992 album Mecca And The Soul Brother is one of those classic hip-hop albums that people continue to buy as if it was a new release. As for Inti's favorite recent releases? He says he is feeling a lot of the instrumental hip-hop coming out lately including Mike Slott's Lucky 9teen that was released on the LuckyMe label three months ago.

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New Beverly: Peter Weller, Harry Dean Stanton & Dean Cameron IN PERSON, Z & The Battle of Algiers, Rare Alan Rudolph, Reservoir Dogs & more!

Posted by phil blankenship, March 25, 2010 08:33pm | Post a Comment
This Week At The New Beverly

Our April calendar is now online!
www.newbevcinema.com/calendar.cfm



Friday & Saturday March 26 & 27

Z
1969, France / Algeria, 127 minutes
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065234/
dir. Costa-Gavras, starring Yves Montand, Irene Papas, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Jacques Perrin
Fri: 7:30; Sat: 2:25 & 7:15

Academy Award Winner Best Foreign Language Film & Best Editing plus nominated for 3 other Oscars including Best Picture & Best Director

4 Stars - "Z" is at the same time a political cry of rage and a brilliant suspense thriller. - Roger Ebert

Endless Rain LP

Posted by Amoebite, March 25, 2010 04:11pm | Post a Comment
Drop LP

My wife insists on using a sound machine to cover up the noise of my snoring, but its awful 30 second disjointed loops drive me absolutely batty. I'm hoping that this locked-groove Japanese LP I found online might make us both happy.

LP Cover rain-side
1. rain sound 10'00. 00'01''8loop

drop-side
1. drop sound a 00'01''8loop
2. drop sound b 00'01''8loop
3. drop sound c 00'01''8loop
4. drop sound d 00'01''8loop
5. drop sound e 00'01''8loop

BUY IT online from designboom.

Tommy Guerrero, Marc Capelle & Griff Williams' San Francisco Benefit Focuses On Importance Of School Music Programs

Posted by Billyjam, March 25, 2010 09:16am | Post a Comment

The benefits of school music programs are far reaching and life spanning. Beyond simply learning how to play a piano or a violin or a guitar, etc., young students of music also gain important life lessons. School music programs directly help shape character and individual abilities, as well as offer a way to help channel ideas and ideals throughout ones life. Hence, it is disheartening when, especially in these harsh economic times, the budgets for school music programs as well as other areas of the arts are typically the first to get slashed.

It was with this in mind that the three concerned individuals behind this week's fun & eclectic Soul Food No. 2 benefit for San Francisco music programs pooled their creative resources. Skateboarder and musician Tommy Guerrero, musician Marc Capelle, and artist & Gallery 16 owner/operator Griff Williams -- all vocal supporters of music in school programs -- are throwing the second in the Soul Food series of benefit shows "that present film and music together in a gallery setting to raise funds for local charities that have an obvious, honest, effective, and immediate impact on our neighborhoods," according to Williams. Following the success of their last Soul Food benefit (for the San Francisco Food Bank) they decided this time work to help support MuST (Music In Schools Today), geared to get musical instruments into SF area schools. Longtime SF artist Tommy Guererro, himself a former SF school district student, is most passionate about the need for school music programs and for their continuation. "Music is the only language that everyone understands: the great communicator," he told me when asked what he saw as the main benefits of school music programs. "Oh, and jocks don't hang out in music class...less beatings that way," he added with a laugh.

March 24, 2010

Posted by phil blankenship, March 24, 2010 08:37pm | Post a Comment
Repo Men movie ticket stub


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