NightLife Live Featuring Elohim & Caleborate, August 9

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, July 29, 2018 02:17pm | Post a Comment


San Francisco's California Academy of Sciences' NightLife LIVE summer music series returns August 9th and doubles as the official Outside Lands Music Festival kick-off party. Electro-pop singer/songwriter Elohim will light up the night with her enigmatic and energetic set. East Bay rapper Caleborate opens the night with tracks from his latest album, 1993. The Oakland-based all-female, all-vinyl club B-Side Brujas will bring all the vibes with old-school soul and funky R&B throwbacks throughout the night.

Also make sure you explore a new art installation by frequent Burning Man collaborator Martin Taylor of the art collective Chromaforms in the West Garden. Keep your senses stimulated between sets with VR experiences by Dream Logic and Vision Quest, which offer new perspectives on the natural world. 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 as if that wasn't enough, visit us at the Amoeba Music pop-up shop and browse our specially-curated quality vinyl.

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Eight Classic Siouxsie & the Banshees LPs Getting Reissued Soon

Posted by Amoebite, July 27, 2018 06:58pm | Post a Comment

Siouxsie & The Banshees vinyl reissues

Be still, my dark heart. Eight classic (and impossible-to-find-on-vinyl) Siouxsie & the Banshees reissues are descending upon the aisles of Amoeba soon. Remastered from the original ¼” tapes and cut at half-speed by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studio, each album will arrive on sturdy 180-gram vinyl for your listening pleasure. The artwork and audio on these eight ultra-influential punk/post-punk/goth LPs have been approved by Siouxsie Sioux and Steve Severin. The first wave hits August 17 with the next batch to follow September 14, but you can pre-order them now on

Here's what makes each album essential listening:

The Scream

The Scream (1978)

Lyrically inspired by the works of J. G. Ballard and William Burroughs, the band's studio debut was an instant critical darling. Features Siouxsie & the Banshees' first hit, "Hong Kong Garden," and their ominous cover of "Helter Skelter." Coming 9/14.

New "What's In My Bag?" Episode with Jason Mantzoukas

Posted by Amoebite, July 24, 2018 02:26pm | Post a Comment

Jason Mantzoukas What's In My Bag? Amoeba Music

We could barely keep up with actor & comedian Jason Mantzoukas on his recent visit to Amoeba Hollywood! He went digging through the bins, finding all sorts of records and films that have special meaning to him, waxing poetic in his own humorous way, and even giving post production directions to our video editor. The result is one of the most epic and entertaining What's In My Bag? episodes we've had the pleasure of producing.

How Did This Get MadeJason Mantzoukas began his career performing on a house team at the New York Upright Citizens Brigade Theater and he still regularly appears in the weekly Soundtrack show, where he and his teammates base their work off audience members' iPod playlists. Along with Paul Scheer and June Diane Raphael, he hosts the popular How Did This Get Made? podcast. Before his comedy career launched, he studied musicology in the Middle East as a Watson Fellow.

As an actor, Mantzoukas is instantly recognizable. He has appeared as Dennis Feinstein on Parks and Recreation, as Adrian Pimento on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and as Derek Hoffstetler on The Good Place. He plays the character of Rafi in the FX comedy series The League. Other notable credits include appearances in Sacha Baron Cohen‎'s The Dictator, The Kroll Show, Modern Familyand Broad City. He can be heard as the voice of the threatening, slimy Mr. Mucus in Mucinex commercials.

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How to Help Metalocalypse Director Jon Schnepp

Posted by Amoebite, July 18, 2018 04:27pm | Post a Comment

Jon Schnepp

UPDATE JULY 20: It is with incredible sadness that we share that Jon Schnepp has died. His fiance Holly released a statement today, which you can read below. 

Writer, director, producer, longtime Amoeba customer, "What's In My Bag?" alum, and all-around nice guy Jon Schnepp suffered a stroke last week and has been on life support in a Los Angeles hospital. Metal fans may know Jon from his work co-producing and directing the animated television show Metalocalypse, while comic fans may be familiar his 2015 documentary The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?. Jon's family has set up a GoFundMe campaign for his medical expenses. You can contriute to the fundraiser here or see the image below for additional ways to donate money.

We're sending Holly and the rest of the Schnepp family our deepest condolences. 

Jon Schnepp announcement

Jon Schnepp Announcement

Jon Schnepp Fundraiser

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KT Tunstall, Kali Uchis, Kip Moore, Early November, Azealia Banks, Kamasi Washington & Behemoth Among Upcoming Bay Shows

Posted by Billyjam, July 17, 2018 06:59pm | Post a Comment

Kali Uchis'  debut album Isolation will be released on vinyl on July 27 (pre-order /LP)
The acclaimed singer will play The Warfield September 18th, it was announced today.

Upcoming Bay Area concerts just announced by GoldenVoice include hip-hop artists Denzel Curry at The Regency Ballroom on September 22nd and Azealia Banks at the same San Francisco venue on September 14th. Other upcoming NorCal shows announced late this afternoon by the longtime concert promoters include the two alt rock acts with seasonal themed names;  The Early November and The Dangerous Summer who will share a bill at Slim's on September 25th. Pictured left is The Dangerous Summer's early 2018 release The Dangerous Summer (also on LP/vinyl).

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