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Psychomania is Back From the Grave

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, May 9, 2017 07:18pm | Post a Comment

Psychomania

By Brett Stillo

Get on your bikes and ride! That devilish blackguard Tom Latham and his gang of shaggy-haired, cycle-Psychomaniacrazy delinquents, the Death Wheelers, have come back from the grave—AGAIN—in a deluxe Blu-ray/DVD release of the 1973 horror favorite, PSYCHOMANIA!

Psychomania is an Aleister Crowley-on-Wheels, black-magic-meets-black-leather tale of witchcraft, reincarnation, myth, and motorcycles. The aforementioned Tom ('70’s favorite Nicky Henson, displaying brutish charm and swagger) and his motorcycle gang, The Living Dead, tear up the English countryside while his spiritualist mother (Beryl Reid) and her sinister butler (the elegantly satanic George Saunders in his final screen appearance) conduct weird séances at the family manor. What more could a saucy lad like Tom ask for, except maybe immortality by way of a suicide pact with the Dark One in the guise of a frog?

From there, Psychomania opens the throttle as Tom convinces his gang of baby-faced Bikers (who look like members of Badfinger) to kill themselves so they too can return to this world as indestructible, undead hooligans. The horror shifts to action as Tom and his gang roar down country roads and Psychomania Nicky Hensonancient, fog-shrouded cemeteries on their classic British racing bikes, terrorizing the local villagers.

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Crowd-Funded Documentary "I Am A Cliché" On Late X-Ray Spex Singer / Punk Icon Poly Styrene Looks Set To Go

Posted by Billyjam, May 8, 2017 05:41pm | Post a Comment

"Some people think little girls should be seen and not heard.  But I think "oh bondage, up yours!"
 - Poly Styrene, X-Ray Spex's "Oh Bondage Up Yours!" 1977 single + 1978 LP Germfree Adolescents


With 99% of its $90,580 goal already reached and another 20 days still to go on its Indiegogo  crowd-funded campaign, the pending documentary on punk icon, the late great X-Ray Spex founder, lead singer & songwriter Poly Styrene, I Am A Cliché looks all set to go. Directed by Paul Sng with writer Zoë Howe plus narration by the artist's surviving daughter Celeste Bell, the documentary will tackle the unlikely success story of the artist born Marianne Joan Elliott-Said. The film promises to tell the tale of the "bi-racial, female, working class and possessing an unforgettable warrior-cry voice" in an engaging visual "portrait of a singer, seeker, a maverick and a mother" utilizing a myriad of footage: much of it previously unseen.

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Sidewalk Sale at Amoeba Hollywood Saturday, May 13

Posted by Amoebite, May 8, 2017 12:10pm | Post a Comment

Sidewalk Sale at Amoeba Hollywood

Rain might have foiled our plans for a sidewalk sale at Amoeba Hollywood last weekend, but we are rescheduling it to this Saturday, May 13th! Not only do we have huge deals on music, movies, books, t-shirts, posters and more, right outside the store from 12pm - 4pm, we're also having a one-day sale on posters, T-shirts, and mugs happening all day long inside the store. And we're hosting a live pledge party with KCRW broadcasting live from Amoeba Hollywood 3-6pm. Whew! May 13th is going to be jam-packed!

Check out some of the bargains you can find at our sidewalk sale:

  • DVD box sets: $4 each or 2 for $7
  • DVDs: $2 each or 3 for $5
  • Blu-ray: $4 each or 3 for $10
  • CDs: buy 1 get 1 free [of equal or lesser value]
  • Posters: $2 each or 3 for $5
  • T-shirts for $5
  • Great deals on books!
  • $1 LPs & much more!

Come out and treat yourself to some inexpensive new movies and music from Amoeba!

All sidewalk sale items are aggressively sale priced. Therefore, we do not accept store credits, gift certificates, coupons or other offered store sales for any sidewalk sale items. Additionally, we cannot offer customer holds or mail order. All sales are final.

Watch the New Amoeba Green Room Session with Nothing

Posted by Amoebite, May 5, 2017 02:45pm | Post a Comment

Nothing Amoeba Green Room Session

Nothing performed an intimate, stripped down set in the Amoeba Hollywood green room on February 24, 2017. In this latest entry in our Green Room Sessions series, the Philadelphia-based indie quartet played four hazy, dreamy songs, including a truly excellent PJ Harvey cover. If you're thinking about catching the band on their upcoming US summer tour, you'll definitely want to check out video of this very special performance.

Nothing Tired of TomorrowThe band set the tone with the gorgeous, slowcore track "The Rites of Love and Death" from 2012's Downward Years to Come LP. Next up are two shoegaze standouts from last year's Tired of Tomorrow album: "The Dead are Dumb" and "Fever Queen." Nothing finish their set with a haunting, astonishing version of PJ Harvey's "The Desperate Kingdom of Love" from Uh Huh Her. It's a hypnotic, achingly lovely performance from a band that continues to impress.

Watch the new Green Room Session with Nothing below:

KCRW Live Pledge Party at Amoeba Hollywood Saturday, May 13th

Posted by Amoebite, May 5, 2017 01:50pm | Post a Comment

KCRW plege party at Amoeba Hollywood

Amoeba Hollywood is thrilled to be hosting a pop-up pledge party for KCRW's spring membership drive on Saturday, May 13th! Station DJ Raul Campos and Morning Becomes Eclectic host Jason Bentley will be broadcasting live on-air from our store between 3-6pm. Come on down and meet your favorite KCRW DJs!

We'll be giving out free fun stuff for KCRW fans, plus the station's street team will be in the house, passing out radio station schwag and helping fans become members. Anyone who donates to the station between 3-6pm will be automatically entered to win our seriously rad KCRW and Amoeba Music Vinyl Prize Pack, which includes a new Numark PT-01 USB Portable Turntable, Amoeba gift certificate, KCRW headphones, assorted fun stuff, and a personal shopping trip to Amoeba with KCRW DJ Raul Campos.

We also have two special sale events happening at Amoeba Hollywood on Saturday: a one-day sale on posters, T-shirts, and mugs happening all day long inside the store and a sidewalk sale with huge deals on music, movies, books, t-shirts, posters and more outside the store from 12pm - 4pm.

KCRW is a member-sponsored station and public radio has never been more important. That's why we're excited to be donating a portion of our online sales for the day directly to the station!

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