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NightLife Live Featuring Ryan Hemsworth & Qrion, September 14

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, August 29, 2017 06:41pm | Post a Comment

NightLife Live 2017 San Francisco

Ryan Hemsworth
Ryan Hemsworth

NightLife Live at San Francisco's California Academy of Sciences is a summer music series inspired by science and powered by sound that transforms the Academy into a 21+ oasis of music and art on one special night per month. Join Amoeba Music at the Academy on Thursday, September 14th as the series returns with two great musical acts, art installations, craft projects, fantastic cocktails, and more!

Begin the night getting swept away by the dreamy ambient electronic music of Japan-based producer Qrion, followed by headliner Ryan Hemsworth, whose moody vibes and remixes for artists including Grimes and Frank Ocean made him one of the fastest rising producers in electronic music today. But that's not all! Don't miss DJ sets by local favorites Aaron Axelsen and Omar Perez, and night-worthy art installations in the West Garden including Quarso's intergalactic monolithic SpaceWay and Dave Listrom's illuminated Sentient Obelisk. Also make sure you visit us at the Amoeba Music pop-up shop! We'll be bringing loads of quality used vinyl, so prepare to go crate digging.

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Dax Pierson & Suki O'Kane To Join KALX's DJ Carnacki In Advance of Their Performances @ 2017 SF Electronic Music Festival [Sept. 8 -10]

Posted by Billyjam, August 29, 2017 04:20pm | Post a Comment
Multitalented musician/producer and extended Amoeba family member Dax Pierson will be among the performers at the upcoming 2017 San Francisco Electronic Music Festival. Other Festival performers scheduled include musician and mixed media artist Suki O'Kane. In advance of their respective sets at the 18 year old West Coast music festival, that’s taking place from September 8th thru 9th at La Brava, both artists (pictured left) will be stopping by KALX radio 90.7FM in Berkeley at 9:30pm tonight (8/29) for an interview with DJ Carnacki. A longtime ambassador of local left-field, envelope-pushing artists, as well as a revered underground experimental fellow East Bay musician himself, DJ Carnacki aptly describes Suki O'Kane as “a classically trained mallet percussionist, composer and instigator working with artists from a wide array of of music, movement, expanded cinema and public art genres.”

Meanwhile Dax Pierson, who worked at Amoeba Berkeley for many years, is  best known for his central role in pioneering experimental hip-hop collective/record label Anticon. As a key member of the two-decade strong  collective he is known for his membership and/or contributions to such Anticon acts as Odd Nosdam, Themselves (producer Jel and emcee Doseone), 13 & God (Themselves + The Notwist from Germany), and Subtle (the sextet also featuring Dose and Jel along with Jordan Dalrymple, Alexander Kort and (another Amoeba family member) Marty Dowers. The latter two groups were co-founded by Pierson. His other many artist collaborations include recording for albums by such artists as Beck, Bart Davenport, and Alias & Tarsier.

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New "What's In My Bag?" Episode with K.Flay

Posted by Amoebite, August 29, 2017 01:05pm | Post a Comment

K.Flay What's In My Bag? Amoeba Music

Alt-pop/hip-hop artist K.Flay visited Amoeba Hollywood recently to perform songs from her new album, Every Where is Some Where. While she was here, she grabbed a few records by some of her favorite bands and chatted with us about getting over her fear of heavy metal. Pulling out Metallica, the self-titled, fifth, and best-selling album for the legendary heavy metal band, K.Flay attributed her recent interest in heavy music to playing on the Warp Tour. "I realized there's so much cool, complex stuff that's part of metal."

K.Flay is the stage name of genre-hopping American songwriter and vocalist Kristine Meredith Flaherty. She began writing music in 2003, when she enrolled at Stanford University. Her early work was a response to the "simplistic, misogynistic, and formulaic" rap songs played on the radio. She released a mixtape called Suburban Rap Queen in 2005 and then began performing live.

K.Flay Every Where Is Some WhereAfter a string of self-released EPs and mixtapes, K.Flay signed to RCA in 2012, releasing two EPs for the label: 2012's Eyes Shut (featuring production from The Prodigy's Liam Howlett) and 2013's What If It Is. After leaving RCA, she crowdfunded 2014's Life As a Dog, which reached number 14 on the Billboard Rap Albums chart and number 2 on the Heatseekers chart. In 2015, she collaborated with Louis the Child on their track "It's Strange," which peaked at number 38 on the Billboard Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart and received extra attention after it was praised by Taylor Swift. In 2016, K.Flay signed to Interscope subsidiary Night Street Records for the release of her EP Crush Me. In spring 2017, she released her second full-length, Every Where Is Some Where.

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Hip-Hop Rap Up: 08:27:17: Fashawn, Grieves, 21 Savage & Metro Boomin, Hiero Day 2017 Line-up, New Top Five, Super Cat reissue +

Posted by Billyjam, August 27, 2017 11:31am | Post a Comment

Accurately self-described as the “annual outdoor festival, concert, food, and block party where thousands come to celebrate all that is good about Oakland” Hiero Day 2017 is just over one week away. Now in its sixth year, the upcoming lineup may not be quite as star-studded an event as Hiero Day 2016 was. But it’s still a not to be missed event presenting a nice cross-section of artists: both local and national. In addition to a closing performance from the longtime Oakland extended hip-hop crew who created the event that bears the festival’s name, there’s a rich diverse lineup of emcees and DJs planned for the day-long, multi-stage event that happened last few years in area roughly between Jack London Square and the West Oakland BART but this year has moved a little bit to a new location in West Oakland at 18th and Poplar streets.

Acts on the announced upcoming lineup include such emcees as Dead Prez, Bun BRas Kass, Lil B, and G Perico, as well as such DJs as (the DJ turned MC doing a DJ set) DJ Quik, king of the rare 45s Breakbeat Lou, Sean G, Toro y Moi, D-Sharp, Mind Motion, Amoeba Hollywood’s own Monalisa (pictured right) and the two multitalented Bay Area DJ crews Triple Threat DJs and the Oakland Faders. See flyer below for the full lineup. Tix for the all ages event (doors open at 10am for 11am to 7pm event on Monday September 4th).

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Limited Edition Twin Peaks Color Vinyl Out September 22nd

Posted by Amoebite, August 24, 2017 02:52pm | Post a Comment

Limited Edition Twin Peaks vinyl

With only a few episodes left in the long-awaited limited event TV run (aka Season 3) of Twin Peaks, it's time to face the truth that this might be it. No more soul-stirring moments at the Double R Diner. No more Agent Cooper in the guise of Dougie Jones bellowing "helloooooooo" at slot machines. And of course, no more dreamy closing numbers at the Roadhouse. But wait! There is something to hold onto, something to spin on your record player on those impending cold, Twin Peaks-less nights -- something that can make the magic last a little bit longer. Because music IS magic, right? In this case, it comes in the form of two indie exclusive color variants to the show's soundtrack and score LPs, coming September 22nd.

You can pre-order them now on Amoeba.com and they'll ship FREE to U.S. addresses. But hurry, these limited edition LPs won't last long! (Limit 1 per customer, please.)

Twin Peaks Limited TV Event Series Score

Twin Peaks: Limited Event Series Score
Angelo Badalamenti
2LP

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