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Homeboy Sandman Announces New 15-Track Album “DUSTY” To Be Released October 18th on Mello Music Group

Posted by Billyjam, September 5, 2019 01:30pm | Post a Comment

Contemporary hip-hop’s leading lyrical wordsmith Homeboy Sandman (aka the rappers favorite rapper) this week announced the date and title of his anticipated new album; DUSTY that will be released via Mello Music Group (MMG) on October 18th. This week the advance album track “Far Out” was leaked by the label as a free download as well as being published as an audio-only video (hear below). The new album track follows the release earlier this summer of the Aesop Rock produced banger “West Coast” that accompanied the announcement by the Elmhurst, Queens raised rapper that he had signed with the MMG label.

Yesterday I reached out and asked the former Stones Throw signee what he felt makes this forthcoming album (his debut with MMG) unique?  He immediately replied with a smile that, “I guess I’d have to say the music!” That modest answer overlooks the fact that the naturally gifted emcee pens some of today's most richly complex lyrics that effortlessly manage to pack more into one song that the average rapper accomplishes over an entire album! Homeboy Sandman's new official affiliation with MMG follows his releasing material via Peanut Butter Wolf's Stones Throw Records for several years dating all the way back to 2012’s First Of A Living Breed. His last release was the late 2018 Stones Throw issued album Humble Pi that was a collaborative project with beloved unique Boston producer/emcee talent Edan.

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New "What's In My Bag?" Episode with Kid Koala

Posted by Amoebite, September 4, 2019 03:17pm | Post a Comment

Kid Koala - What's In My Bag? Amoeba Music

DJ extraordinaire Kid Koala stopped by Amoeba San Francisco recently for a fun, eclectic and educational What's In My Bag? interview. The Canadian producer and composer went digging for sound effects records, classic hip hop cassettes, and some killer jazz finds, like Thelonious Monk's Thelonious Alone In San Francisco. "I'm alone in San Francisco," he joked. Noting that the jazz pianist is a hero of his, Kid Koala described how "you can listen to less than one bar of any of his recordings and know immediately it was him. That's how much style he had on the piano. I love the fact that he's playing like a centuries old instrument, with all this history, and he came and just reinvented everything on it."

Eric San is the force behind Kid Koala, best known for his work as a music producer, DJ, and composer. He is also the author of graphic novels Nufonia Must Fall and Space Cadet, and the creator of their Kid Koala - music to draw to : io - Amoeba Musicaccompanying soundtrack albums. San's musical career began while he attended McGill University in Montreal; immersed in the turntablism scene, he passed out an early demo called Scratchcratchratchatch to fellow students. In 2000, he released his first album, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, for which he designed and illustrated the cover, as well as a comic book included within the liner notes. In support of the LP, he set out on a lengthy tour, opening at times for Radiohead and Bjork. That same year, Kid Koala teamed up with Del the Funky Homosapien and Dan the Automator for their Deltron 3030 project; their eponymous debut was released in spring 2000.

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Weird Wednesday at The Alamo Drafthouse New Mission in September

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, September 1, 2019 03:42pm | Post a Comment

Amoeba and Alamo Drafthouse are at it again this September as we continue our partnership for Weird Wednesday at the New Mission theater in SF! Weird Wednesday is Alamo's weekly celebration of movies that are too outrageous, too beastly, too gritty, and sometimes too synthy for prime time. Here's what we have in store for you this month...

SLEEPWALKERS (1992)
Wednesday, September 4. 10:15pm
Mary and her son Charles are shapeshifting, telekinetic beasts who eat the souls of virgins and battle really cute house cats. Oh, and they’re also lovers. Filled with gory carnage, jaw-dropping special effects, and a constant barrage of insanity, Sleepwalkers is the ultimate WTF party in Stephen King’s filmography. Look for uncredited cameos from Mark Hamill, Joe Dante, Tobe Hooper, and Clive Barker. Plus a scene with John Landis eating a sandwich while performing an autopsy.



AN EVENING OF SYNTH ROCK W/ GENESIS AND EMERSON, LAKE, AND PALMER (1977)
Wednesday, September 11. 10:40pm
A 35mm double bill played L*O*U*D, communing us with the colorful godz of classic progressive rock. Come take a topographic journey into 21st Century Schizoid land with us. Everything that makes prog wonderful (and everything scoffed at by critics of the day) is on display in Genesis: In Concert (‘77) and ELP: Pictures At An Exhibition (‘73): synths, organs, dual drummers, Rickenbacker basses, guitar prodigies, elaborate stage shows, astounding sounds, lyrics from another planet and melodies from the eighth dimension.

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Friends of the SF Public Library Big Book Sale, Sept. 18 - 22

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, September 1, 2019 01:54pm | Post a Comment

Amoeba is a proud sponsor of the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library’s 55th Annual Big Book Sale, which runs September 18th - 22nd at Fort Mason Center's Festival Pavilion. This family-friendly event attracts over 10,000 book lovers and features over 1/2 a million books and media of all kinds. Children’s books, music books, history books, nonfiction books, art books, and a huge collection of vinyl are all available for $2-$4! There’s also a rare and collectible book section that is expertly curated.

Friends’ Members will kick off the sale on Tuesday, September 17th at the Member Preview Sale and Reception from 4pm to 8pm. The sale opens to the public on Wednesday morning and goes through Sunday. On Sunday, all books will be sold for just $1. All sections will be restocked daily with new and exciting finds; there will be no shortage of great titles.

 

Sword-and-Sandal Time with Debra Paget

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, August 31, 2019 06:29pm | Post a Comment

By Kai Wada Roath
Ambassador of Confusion Hill and host of the Super Shangri-La Show


"Oh yeah there's all kinds of things happening here boy! There's sword fighting, horse-play, and there's dancing, dancing, dancing...Holy Cats!!"
~ Commander USA introducing Princess of the Nile (1954) on his Groovie Movies TV show

Pour yourself some pomegranate wine in a clay chalice, light some botanica candles, and kick your feet Journey to the Lost Cityup as Debra Paget takes you away to romantic palaces in ancient desert lands. Some of you may remember Debra from starring in Roger Corman's Tales of Terror and The Haunted Palace (both 1963 and her last films), but it was truly the Fritz Lang Indian epic of The Tiger of Eschnapur and The Indian Tomb (both released in 1959) that made her famous for her snake dance scene.

*Sidenote: This reminds me of the time I left my snake charmers flute that I got in India in my car on a hot day and the resin that kept it together melted all over my seat and my car reeked for months like someone dumped bong water in it.

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