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Amoeba's Response to the Changes at the LA Weekly

Posted by Amoebite, December 5, 2017 04:23pm | Post a Comment

LA Weekly

We were as surprised as anyone to hear about the sale and layoffs at the LA Weekly this past week. Amoeba has had long-standing friendships and working relationships with the writers and editorial staff at the Weekly, and we have shared a history of commitment and passion for the creative community. Our community was rocked by these unexpected, major layoffs. These are friends and colleagues whose voices have been intertwined with ours over the past 16 years as we have all struggled to keep the creative community thriving in Los Angeles.

As an independent retailer, we have historically found the Weeklies (LA, Pasadena, and SF) to be like-minded partners that serve our community responsibly. They have also been acceptable to our advertising partners (primarily artists, music labels, distributors, and charitable organizations). Having print media visibility still carries tremendous value for us, and most of the advertising we run is through the Weeklies.

Our holiday advertising in LA Weekly was planned with our label and distribution partners months ago and has been booked through the end of this year. However, yesterday we pulled our sponsorship from their annual "Sips & Sweets" event and today we pulled a planned back page "institutional" ad for this Thursday’s issue in protest of the recent handling of staff and contractors. We will evaluate our ongoing relationship with the LA Weekly in the New Year, after determining whether or not LA Weekly is able to re-establish itself as credible, empathetic and supportive of the community it serves.

 

-- Amoeba Music

New "What's In My Bag?" Episode with Samantha Robinson & Jennifer Ingrum from 'The Love Witch'

Posted by Amoebite, December 5, 2017 03:05pm | Post a Comment

The Love Witch (Samantha Robinson and Jennifer Ingrum) What's In My bag?

We recently hosted a DVD signing with the cast and crew of Anna Biller's feminist cult hit, The Love Witch, at Amoeba Hollywood and we were excited to interview the stars, Samantha Robinson and Jennifer Ingrum, for a What's In My Bag? episode. Spending the majority of their time shopping our movie mezzanine, the two actresses found an eclectic selection of classic, art-house, and cult-y flicks, including What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, which has received a renewed interest because of the recent FX show, Feud. "You have to see this movie if you're gonna watch Feud," insists Ingrum, going on to recount the famous feud between the two leading actresses, Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. Ingrum and Robinson's love for each film was very apparent as both had a lot to say about their picks, which made for a fun and lighthearted episode.

The Love Witch Amoeba MusicIn the Technicolor-hued The Love Witch, Robinson plays the titular, love-obsessed witch while Ingrum plays her occult mentor. Robinson was born in New York City and grew up in London before moving to Los Angeles to study acting at UCLA. She received a Best Actress nomination for the 2017 Fangoria Chainsaw Awards. Ingrum is a San Diego native who has also appeared on Franklin & Bash, The Artist and CSI: Miami.

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Enamel Pins Are In at Amoeba

Posted by Amoebite, December 5, 2017 12:37pm | Post a Comment

Enamel Pins

Enamel pins may be small but they carry a big message -- and a very high cool quotient. Adding a pin to your backpack or jacket is a subtle yet ultra hip way to rep your pop culture obsessions, whether it's the band that changed your life, the TV show you can't get enough of, the movie that inspired you to dive into cinema --- or your all-time favorite record store, of course. (Yes, we have special Amoeba pins.) You can find an unrivaled, ever-growing selection of pins to scratch every pop culture itch at all three Amoeba stores. You can also shop a somewhat more curated selection online under Merch.

Not only are these pins are a great way to show off your personality through fashion accessories, they're just plain fun to collect. You never know what one-of-a-kind finds you'll be able to pick up or what perfect stocking stuffers you'll find for the music heads on your shopping list. Come visit Amoeba Hollywood, Amoeba San Francisco or Amoeba Berkeley and see what we've got!

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Enamel Pins

Top Five Hip-Hop Upcoming December Releases: N.E.R.D., Wiki, The Pharcyde, Wu-Tang Clan (Pre-Order All from Amoeba Today)

Posted by Billyjam, December 4, 2017 03:46pm | Post a Comment
1: N.E.R.D. NO_ONE EVER REALLY DIES [Pre-Order Dec 15th album] (Columbia Records)


Following the lead of its successful first single “Lemon (feat. Rihanna)” released early last month, recently reunited N.E.R.D. will drop their anticipated new album NO_ONE EVER REALLY DIES [Pre-Order] on December 15th. You can pre-order now from Amoeba with free shipping in US. Comprised of Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo and Shay Haley it will be the N.E.R.D.'s fifth studio album and the trio's first since 2010’s Nothing. This new album was not expected by most to drop until sometime in 2018.  Along with the Rihanna cameo track “Lemon,” the new album will feature another ten songs (some of which have already been heard) and include many more big names making appearances. These will include Ed Sheeran (“Lifting You”), André 3000 (“Rollinem 7’s”), Future (“1000”), Gucci Mane & Wale (“Voilà”), and Kendrick Lamar who will appear on both "Don’t Don’t Do It" and on "Kites" on which M.I.A. also collaborates. This album is a likely number one Billboard chart contender. Scroll down below to check out an audio preview of the album track “1000” that N.E.R.D. album guest Future published last week.

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Join Our Holiday Food Drive at Amoeba SF

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, December 4, 2017 03:42pm | Post a Comment

Amoeba's San Francisco is partnering with the SF-Marin Food Bank this holiday season. Please join us and make a difference!

Donate nonperishable food items to the SF-Marin Food Bank at Amoeba SF December 5th through January 2nd and receive a coupon for $5 off your purchase of $30 or more in store and 10% off on Amoeba.com! Please bring your donations to the Info Counter at the center of the SF store to receive your coupon.

The most-needed food items are peanut butter, low sugar cereal, tuna & canned meat, soups & stews, rice, pasta, oats, canned fruits & vegetables, and 100% fruit juice. No glass or perishable items, please.
 

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