September Events at Amoeba SF & Berkeley

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, September 10, 2018 03:21pm | Post a Comment

Welcome to September! It's back-to-school time and soon it will be Fall (on September 22, to be exact). Our September sales will help you prepare for the seasonal change. It's a good time to stock up on books, music, and movies for the upcoming colder months, while still enjoying the extended Bay Area Summer!

Treasure Island Music Festival, October 13-14

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, September 9, 2018 07:51pm | Post a Comment

Treasure Island Music Festival

Treasure Island Music Festival docks at a brand-new location this year at Oakland's Middle Harbor Shoreline Park on 10/13 & 10/14 with performances by Tame Impala, A$AP Rocky, Silk City (Diplo + Mark Ronson), Lord Huron, Courtney Barnett, Santigold, Hiatus Kaiyote, Sharon Van Etten, Cigarettes After Sex, and many more.

Two-Day, Single Day, and VIP tickets are available HERE!

Enter to win a pair of VIP passes to this amazing two-day festival HERE

Treasure Island Music Festival

NightLife Live Featuring CLASSIXX & SUMif, September 13

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, September 9, 2018 04:41pm | Post a Comment


San Francisco's California Academy of Sciences' NightLife LIVE summer music series is back Thursday, September 13th with live performances from LA-based DJ duo CLASSIXX, whose ultra-inventive remixes and original uptempo tracks have earned them a cult following, and SF electro-pop artist SUMif, who will get the party started with infectious, dance-inducing tracks. Before the performances start, groove out with the Sweater Funk DJs and their '80's funk and boogie.

Also, explore a glowing, interactive LED forest by the techno-wizards at Sustainable Magic and keep your senses stimulated with VR experiences by Dream Logic and Vision Quest. Take a live "Tour of the Universe" or explore the immersive and trippy art and music experience that is "Vortex 2.0" in the Morrison Planetarium. And don't forget to visit us at the Amoeba Music pop-up shop and browse our specially-curated quality vinyl!

Get your tickets HERE, and RSVP and invite your friends on Facebook HERE.

Amoeba Music New Hip-Hop Top 5 [Video Version]: Eminem, Russ, Jean Grae & Quelle Chris, Hobo Johnson, Jedi Mind Tricks

Posted by Billyjam, September 7, 2018 08:17pm | Post a Comment
Top Five New Hip-Hop 09:07:18 [Video Version]

1: Eminem Kamikaze (Aftermath)

With no fore notice but with a lot of reaction Eminem unleashed his controversial new album 
 Kamikaze (Aftermath) that attacks such younger gen rappers as Lil Pump, Lil Yachty and Lil Xan and pissed off such offended younger rappers as former fan Machine Gun Kelly. The new album follows EM's late 2017 album Revival (also on vinyl/LP) and sales wise this new unannounced album has fared better than it. Despite the fact that the album was a total last minute release and that it has been critically panned by many reviewers it has been one of the most successful selling albums in recent history for any artist with the latest sales figures indicating that it has sold a total of 400K already in its first week. No doubt the very public feud with Machine Gun Kelly will continue to fuel album sales. Below is the offiical music video for the controversial Kamikaze  track "Fall" that is seen as attackingTyler, The Creator. 

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Hiero Day 2018 Today: Top Five Artists Music Preview Countdown

Posted by Billyjam, September 3, 2018 12:47pm | Post a Comment

Just begun here in Oakland at 3rd and MLK is the seventh Hiero Day; the annual fun one day hip-hop festival presented by  the East Bay city's very own legendary music collective The Hieroglyphics crew featuring such acts as  Souls of MischiefDel The Funky Homosapien, Casual, and DJ Toure etc.). With gates opened first after 11am and things getting going now thrrough early this evening (til just before sunset and billed as 7pm but usually more like 730pm ending). As usual there's a rich variety of hip-hop artists at Hiero Day which, note,  this year has returned to its favored Oakland location of 3rd and MLK streets.  Here, where it is not as hot as previous years, in the surrounding blocks spread out on a few different stages will be a strong lineup of talented hip-hop acts; both local and national.

Tickets to the all ages event, that also features a myriad of food trucks and tables set up by vendors and non-profits, are $40 at the door.  If you are still on the fence about coming down here to Hiero Day 2018, the Ameoblog presents a quick top five artists music preview out of the dozens of  talented acts scheduled to perform later today. This long list includes  Richie RichSean G, B.A.G. (Blimes Brixton and Gifted Gab), DJ D Sharp, Nero, Durag Dynasty, eLZhiDJ Fresh vs. Traxamillion, J. Rawls, DJ Lex, Livewire, Mannie FreshIll Camille, J-Cutt, J. Mike Relm, Mind MotionOld Man Saxon, The Pharcyde, SleeprockersSpencer StevensTalib Kweli, and Umar Bin Hassan of The Last Poets fame whom Saturday also performed in Oakland at FESTAC Cultural Arts Festival. Meantime below is the last minute pre-Hiero Day top five music picks that are embedded below via YouTube video format (some audio only) and SoundCloud mp3 playback.

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