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Concert Tickets Available at Amoeba Hollywood August 2017

Posted by Amoebite, August 1, 2017 11:31am | Post a Comment

Concert Tickets For Sale at Amoeba HollywoodAmoeba Hollywood regularly sells tickets to local shows. Get physical tickets from us and skip the high fees!

All tickets can be purchased at the registers (while supplies last) for a $3 service fee. We take cash and credit cards for all ticket sales. Store credit and coupons cannot be applied to ticket sales. Limit 4 tickets per person. 

We have a new partnership with Teragram Ballroom, an intimate venue in downtown LA. We are the only place in town to buy physical tickets (aside from the venue itself). We'll have a small amount of tickets for every Teragram show available the day they are announced on a first-come, first-served basis with our low $3 ticket service fee.

For The Novo (formerly Club Nokia) and Shrine Expo Hall shows, we only carry general admission tickets. If you wish to purchase reserved seating at The Novo (where available), you can buy those tickets online here. If you wish to purchase reserved seating at Shrine Expo Hall (where available), you can buy those tickets online here.

Please note that on the day of the show, we will stop selling tickets for that show at 5pm.

Tickets are limited, so please call the store first to make sure they are available: 323-245-6400.
 

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Fair Winds and Following Seas Aboard Numero Group's Seafaring Strangers: Private Yacht compilation

Posted by Kelly S. Osato, July 31, 2017 10:11pm | Post a Comment
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Is popular music pounding a hole into your Summer soul? Are you tired of your local "light rock, less talk" radio station slicing out the same old top-forty farts? If you're looking for deeper-than-deep Soft Rock cuts, other songs titled "Sailing," and generally more "yacht," less Lil Yachty in your life, then Chicago-based label Numero Group has got you covered. Welcome aboard Seafaring Strangers: Private Yacht, the latest addition to their stellar Wayfaring Strangers series of compilations and a twenty track bounty of sonic solutions for anyone in need of a latitude adjustment à la boxed pinot grigio soaked, gently-rolled joints of poolside AM GOLD.
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Numero Group's knack for mining oddities and essentials from America's private press netherworld and beyond is legendary at this point and, given the scope of known and unknown genres already showcased in their broad range of compilations, Private Yacht feels as delightfully inevitable as it sounds immediately right-on at first listen. In many ways it plays as if it's picking up where their Record Store Day 2012 compilation WTNG 89.9FM: Solid Bronze left off, each track possessing similar stylistic qualities whether they skew more towards AOR, Modern Soul, lite Disco/Funk, dockside singer-songwriter Folk, or Smooth Jazz-tainted Southern Rock session throwaways.

Hip-Hop Rap Up 07:31:17: Madchild, BadBadNotGood, DJ Harrison, Kool Keith Presents Tashan Dorrsett, Howie B

Posted by Billyjam, July 31, 2017 05:59pm | Post a Comment

Amoeba Music Hip-Hop Top Five 07:31:17

1: Madchild The Darkest Hour (also avail on LP/vinyl) (Battle Axe Records)

2: Kool Keith Presents: Tashan Dorrsett The Preacher picture disc LP (Junkadelic/Fat Beats)

3: BadBadNotGood Late Night Tales (also on vinyl/LP) (Late Night Tales)

4: DJ Harrison Hazy Moods (Stones Throw)

5: Howie B + Craig Richards "Old Boys (feat. Shaun Ryder)" 7" (Tuppence)



Madchild's new "Black & White" video was shot on location in India as part of the promotion for the
Swollen Members' emcee's excellent new solo album The Darkest Hour (on LP/vinyl) via Battle Axe

1: Madchild The Darkest Hour (on LP/vinyl) (Battle Axe):  Madchild''s new album title, The Darkest Hour, pretty much sums up and sets the tone for the Swollen Members star's excellent new, Evidence produced, solo album. Released by Battle Axe in CD and in LP/vinyl formats the 14 track release lyrically is a cathartic exercise in the former opioid-addicted artist's troubled soul and the painful thoughts that routinely haunt his mind. This ongoing internal mental battle, following an admitted five year intense addiction to the painkiller Percocet, was captured by the album's lead singles/videos "Write It Down" and "BadChild."  Like much of the new album, the narrative of those songs tackled the dark places he has gone in his mind as a result of his out-of-control addiction: one that he once estimated cost him $3million spent on drugs!  On the album track "Broken Record" he notes how the temptation is always nearby, especially when he has nothing to occupy his time with. "Addicts are addicts, there's no way around it," he raps on the song, apologizing for sounding like a broken record, and noting how there are "Bumps in the road, just jump back on the wagon. Everyone slips up once, it just happens." Then on the album track and its new accompanying video, shot to dramatic effect on location in India, he bears his soul and his not so pretty life before as he saw it with "Evil all around and hatred" in yet another song of soul searching and reflecting on life and relationships etc. But it is Madchild's hopeful positive tone of overcoming the darkness that makes the album such a pleasure to listen to: that and its pitch perfect production by Evidence.  The multi-talented LA producer (and rapper) also lends his emcee skills to four of the new album's fourteen tracks including "Green Light," "Corleone," "All I Know" (also featuring guest Krondon from Strong Arm Steady), and "Club 33" that also features Evidence's longtime collaborator The Alchemist.  All of these, along with all the other album's carefully chosen guests (Domo Genesis, Oh No, Fashawn, Aston Matthews and Illmaculate), perfectly compliment Madchild's flow and style. 

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A Changed Man, Longtime SF Rapper Playa P Emerged From 10 Year Prison Sentence With Goal Of Finally Recording His Solo Debut

Posted by Billyjam, July 28, 2017 11:29am | Post a Comment

Last August, after serving the final day of a ten year prison sentence on a Federal case for serious drugs and weapons charges, veteran Fillmore San Francisco rapper Playa P walked out the gates of an Arizona penitentiary. Finally he was a free man! With sixteen months shaved off his ten year sentence (for
outstandingly good behavior) the artist born Paris Moffett, who was clearly a changed man, had served 8 years and 8 months of his life behind the bars of various Federal penitentiary facilities. And he vowed that he was never going back to prison and, more importantly, the life that landed him inside.  Gone forever are those "activities on the street" as he euphemistically now refers back to his once routine lifetime of slanging drugs, dodging the po-po, and side-stepping his many street rivals as he protected his turf. It was also a life in which he saw his brother shot and killed on the street. That was back in 2002 and was among those life-altering incidents that helped snap his brain to mentally rise above and envision an alternative way of living, and making a living.

"Locked up I had a lot of time to think, to reevaluate my whole life, the meaning of family, of God, and of course music. That was the thing that kept me going," he said one sunny recent day eleven months since his release. "The very first thing I did after been released was to see my family: hug my kids, my girl, my mom and my dad. And then I made a song: "Real Recognize Game." I had to do it right away. Upon release I was in the halfway house but I recorded the song and video in the free time I had," stated Playa P of the video that appears down below. The artist credits rap and hip-hop, along with God, for "help saving my life." Busy writing and recording such other as upcoming album tracks as "Money Never Sleeping" and "Respect My Mind," he has been busy catching up and reconnecting with old rap friends and offering to do shows wherever/whenever he can. These have included such shared bills as concert dates with San Quinn (last month), J.Stalin (last week), and Mac Mall (next month - see flyer above with Mall reppin' his late great old friend Mac Dre's legacy).

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NightLife Live Featuring Electric Guest & The She's, August 10

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, July 25, 2017 06:06pm | Post a Comment

NightLife Live 2017 San Francisco

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Kick off your Outside Lands weekend with a very special edition of NightLife Live at California Academy of Sciences. On Thursday, August 10th, the summer music series returns with two stellar music acts, art installations, craft projects, designer cocktails, virtual reality experiences, and more!

Start the night with local phenoms The She's with their ‘60s pop and surf rock-inspired harmonies and jangly guitars, and then catch the upbeat electronic R&B headliner Electric Guest. In between sets, listen to the sonic artistry of DJ KingMost and check out the art installations in the West Garden from Tyler Dean Harrison, Quarso, and Luminous Waveforms. Also make sure you browse used vinyl at the Amoeba Music pop-up shop! We'll be bringing loads of quality used vinyl so prepare to go crate digging.

San Francisco's California Academy of Sciences continues to reinvent Thursday nights with their NightLife LIVE summer music series. Inspired by science and powered by sound, the Academy transforms itself into a 21+ oasis of music and art one night a month.

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