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Weird Wednesdays this February at the Alamo Drafthouse New Mission

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, February 7, 2020 03:07pm | Post a Comment

Amoeba Music joins Alamo Drafthouse New Mission in San Francisco for another month of Weird Wednesdays! Check out the outrageous fringe films they're showing this February. We'll see you at the movies!

REFLECTIONS OF EVIL (2002)
Wednesday, February 12. 9:30pm.
Reflections of Evil is like seeing an astral projection of someone’s mental breakdown through the prism of low-budget horror aesthetics. Produced and self-distributed by filmmaker Damon Packard thanks to an unexpected inheritance, this is a highly personal psychedelic collage that utilizes 16mm film, video, and found footage to tell the story of a wandering creature named Bobby (Packard) as he searches for his missing sister...who may have fallen in with a supernatural drug cult. Packard’s schizoid style is built on visual manipulations, breakneck editing, renegade plagiarism, mismatched audio effects, and the juxtaposition of tones. This is true genre anarchy: a rage-filled, 137-minute outsider manifesto that toes the line between artsy triumph and genre pastiche. Imagine a stream-of-consciousness collaboration between Sam Raimi and Charles Manson and you’re halfway there. After being caught while filming Reflections of Evil inside Universal Studios, Packard was banned for life from the theme park. He made the right choice.



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Just Published Video of Tyler, The Creator Reveals Amoeba Hollywood New Fall 2020 Location

Posted by Billyjam, February 5, 2020 12:53pm | Post a Comment


Published in the past hour is the above video of  Tyler, The Creator revealing details on the anticipated new home (as of Fall 2020) for Amoeba Hollywood. The popular Los Angeles hip-hop artist is joined by Amoeba's own Rachael in detailing info on the new location and sharing a first look at the soon to be new home for the longtime beloved Los Angeles area record store retail space.


#NewVinyl Top 5 Hip-Hop Albums: J Rocc, Abstract Orchestra & Slum Village, Statik Selektah & Paul Wall, Madlib & Freddie Gibbs

Posted by Billyjam, February 5, 2020 12:45pm | Post a Comment
Top 5 Hip-Hop LP/vinyl Arrivals @ Amoeba 01:31:2020

#1 Slum Village & Abstract Orchestra  Fantastic 2020 Vol. 1 LP  (Neastra/Fat Beats)
#2 Slum Village & Abstract Orchestra Fantastic 2020 Vol. 2 LP  (Neastra/Fat Beats)


Slum Village & Abstract Orchestra's  Fantastic 2020 Vol. 1 LP  and Fantastic 2020 Vol. 2 LP  via Neastra/Fat Beats is the new two volume vinyl set (also on CD)  collaboration of Slum Village and Abstract Orchestra's reworking of the Jay Dee (aka J Dilla) produced second Slum Village album;  the hip-hop classic from 2000 Fantastic Vol 2 when the Detroit group's line-up was T3, Baatin and J Dilla.  This 20th anniversary celebratory release is described in part by Fat Beats as British big band Abstract Orchestra applying, "Their own jazzy spin to Dilla's classic productions, with occasional assistance from
the surviving members of Slum Village themselves. The end result is Fantastic 2020, a hybrid blend of smooth, funky brass rhythms with boom-bap sensibilities that is just the kind of tribute that an often unsung, but highly influential group like Slum Village deserves, and is a more than welcome addition to any Dilla completist's library."

Noise Pop 2019: February 24 - March 1

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, January 23, 2020 05:55pm | Post a Comment

Noise Pop, the Bay Area’s premiere music and arts festival, returns with events all over SF and Oakland from February 24th to March 1st! Throughout the week there are different films, art shows, happy hours, and concerts with renown national acts and up-and-coming Bay Area artists.

This year's line-up includes live shows from Raphael Saadiq, Duster, Best Coast, Imperial Teen, and many more! Check out the full schedule of events HERE. There are two ways to attend the fest: buy a badge and get into everything, or pick and choose by purchasing tickets to individual shows and films.

Win a pair of General Festival Badges to Noise Pop 2020! ENTER HERE Amoeba.com! Contest ends on February 13th. 


 

Best of 2019 Hip-Hop Part 5: Best West Coast Anthem of 2019 + Best Sequel + Top 50 Artists/Songs Video Countdown (#15 - #1)

Posted by Billyjam, January 16, 2020 11:55pm | Post a Comment


This retrospective on the best hip-hop of the past year is the fifth and final installment in the Best of 2019 Hip-Hop for the Amoeblog.  Scroll down to see videos and read about the final fifteen in the Top 50 Artists/Songs Video Countdown (#15 - #1) of the year; a year that surpassed all previous ones in hip-hop history in terms of sheer volume of quality releases both physical and digital/streaming only. Also below is the top contender in best 2019 sequel by a hip-hop artist to their own previously recorded song. But first up is the Best West Coast Anthem of 2019 song/video.



Best West Coast Anthem of 2019

G-Eazy "West Coast (feat. Blueface, ALLBLACK & YG)"

Following in the tradition of such classics as 2Pac / Dr .Dre’s “California Love” was East Bay rap star G-Eazy’s 2019 West Coast anthem, the appropriately titled “West Coast” (video above) featuring guest spots from Blueface, ALLBLACK and YG. Runner up was the 2019 Mellow Music Group released, Aesop Rock produced Homeboy Sandman (non-album) track “West Coast.”

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