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Sidewalk Sale at Amoeba Hollywood Saturday, November 17

Posted by Amoebite, November 9, 2018 04:11pm | Post a Comment

Sidewalk Sale at Amoeba Hollywood

Amoeba Hollywood is having a sidewalk sale on Saturday, November 17th! We'll have crazy good deals on DVDs, Blu-rays, CDs, vinyl, posters, holiday music & more 12pm-4pm. Everything is priced to move fast and conveniently located just outside the store.

Check out some of the great bargains you'll find at our sidewalk sale:

  • All DVDs (including box sets): Just $2 or 3 for $5
  • All CDs: Buy 1, get 1 free 
    (Soul, hip hop, classic rock, jazz, etc.)
  • Blu-ray: $4 each or 3 for $10
  • Discounted LPs (all genres): as low as $1.00
  • 7" Singles: 3 for $1
  • Grab Bags
  • Posters: $2 each or 3 for $5
  • Record Storage Crates
  • Holiday music

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.

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New "What's In My Bag?" Episode with Pond

Posted by Amoebite, November 5, 2018 03:08pm | Post a Comment

Pond What's In My Bag at Amoeba

We had the pleasure of interviewing Australian psychedelic band Pond recently for a What's In My Bag? episode, in which the group collectively found a righteous collection of records, books, prayer candles, and underpants at Amoeba Hollywood. Guitarist Nick Allbrook was particularly excited about finding a record by Pakastani singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, which he discovered from a cab driver in London. "As soon as this taxi driver put it on, it melted my brain," he told us. All in all, the band picked out an eclectic mix of rock, hip hop, dub, world, and electronic records.

Pond formed in Perth, Australia amid the scene which also spawned Tame Impala. In fact, Tame Impala's Kevin Parker served as Pond's drummer for a bit and Pond guitarist Nick Allbrook and drummer Jay Watson were members of Tame Impala's touring band for years (Watson is still a dual member of both bands.) In addition to Allbrook and Watson, Pond consists of guitarist/bassist Joe Ryan and keyboardist Jamie Terry.

Pond The WeatherPond released their first two albums between 2009-2010 and attracted international attention with the release of their third and fourth albums, 2010's Frond and 2012's Beard, Wives and Denim. After a successful worldwide tour supporting Beard, Wives and Denim, Pond was named the “hottest band in the world right now” by NME. Their latest album is 2017's The Weather, which was produced by Kevin Parker and is the band's seventh full-length album overall. They are currently on a fall tour of North America.

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Hip-Hop Top 5 [Video Version] Styles P, Quavo, $uicideBoy$, Lil Peep, Kids See Ghosts

Posted by Billyjam, November 1, 2018 11:36pm | Post a Comment
Top Five Hip-Hop Albums 11:02:18 [Video Version]

1: Quavo Quavo Huncho (Capitol) (pre-order vinyl LP version coming Jan 18)

Following the digital only release three weeks ago by Quavo Huncho of his official debut solo finally comes the physical CD version of Quavo Huncho by the Migos member with the vinyl LP version coming on January 18th. [Preorder now). Note that late last year, as the duo Huncho Jack, Quavo teamed up with Travis Scott to release the album Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho that featured cover art by Raplh Steadman. While popular with fans the new one hour and six minute album has received mixed reviews from critics (many saying it could have benefited from some editing down in scale) but with all agreeing that it is a distinctly Migos sounding release. No wonder then that fellow members of the famed ATL trio Takeoff and Offset appear on this solo outing. There's many more high profile cameos too on this  album too, even including  Madonna along with an impressive list of popular contemporary hip-hop artists that include Drake, 21 Savage, the aforementioned Travis Scott,  Kid Cudi and Cardi B.  Below is the Daps & Quavo directed music video for "BUBBLE GUM" which is one of three popular advance singles off the new album. The other two advance singles were "Workin Me" and "Lamb Talk."

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New "What's In My Bag?" Episode with Dr. Dog

Posted by Amoebite, October 30, 2018 05:07pm | Post a Comment

Dr. Dog - What's In My Bag? - Amoeba Music

Scott McMicken of Dr. Dog did some shopping at Amoeba Hollywood for our latest What's In My Bag? episode. "I done good," he told us, having dug for some records by his recent musical interests, including the odd-ball, experimental rockers Quintron and Miss Pussycat. Their album Swamp Tech/Electric Swamp was "something that was on the top of my list to suss out when I got here." He continued, "I've gotten really into the whole world of Quintron and Miss Pussycatm, which goes so far, even beyond music."

American rock band Dr. Dog fuses elements of iconic '60s pop acts like The Beatles and The Beach Boys with contemporary indie rock. Founded in Philadelphia in 1999, the band consists of childhood Dr. Dog - Critical Equationfriends Toby Leaman (bass guitar/vocals) and Scott McMicken (lead guitar/vocal), plus Frank McElroy (rhythm guitar), Zach Miller (keyboard), and Eric Slick (drums). The band coalesced while several of the members were attending West Chester University in Pennsylvania. Their first album, 2001's The Psychedelic Swamp, was self-recorded and self-released.

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New Vinyl @ Amoeba: Barry White, Ty Segall, Bowie, Craft, Springsteen, Homeboy Sandman & Edan, Thom Yorke, Blu & Exile, Alkaholiks

Posted by Billyjam, October 29, 2018 02:40pm | Post a Comment
 
Amoeba New Vinyl Arrivals

#AmoebaCrateDigginInTheCrateInTheCrate  There's such a bounty of new vinyl releases to arrive into Amoeba Music over the past week, both brand new titles and reissues of older and out of print titles, that this Ameoblog just scratches the surface. Check here for all recently released vinyl titles in LP, 10",  7” and 12” and box-sets. Barry White The 20th Century Records Albums (1973-1979) [Box Set] (9LP) (Island/Def Jam) is one of the week’s new standout vinyl releases that encapsulates the prolific seventies back catalog of the iconic smooth soul singer who prematurely passed at age 58 back in 2003. Even better is the fact that Island/Def Jam have reissued this as both the nine LP box set (also a CD box set) and as nine individually reissued albums for those who may already have some of the albums in their collections.

These nine Barry White albums include the October 1973 release Stone Gon' LP that featured White’s huge 1974 hit “Never, Never Gonna Give You Up.” The other eight reissued White albums are I’ve Got So Much to Give LP (1973), Can’t Get Enough LP (1974), Just Another Way to Say I Love You LP (1975), Let the Music Play LP (1976), Is This Whatcha Wont? LP (1976), Barry White Sings for Someone You Love LP (1977), The Man LP (1978)  and I Love To Sing The Songs I Sing LP (1979).
 

Friday Records
have just re-released the late great David Bowie’s 2002 album Heathen in four different colored vinyl versions. The critically acclaimed twelve track LP, that features such Bowie penned songs as "Slip Away" and "Slow Burn" as well as covers of Neil Young's "I've Been Waiting For You" and The Legendary Stardust Cowboy's "I Took A Trip On A Gemini Spaceship," has been reissued as Heathen gold vinyl LP, Heathen red & orange swirl vinyl LP, Heathen orange swirl vinyl LP,  and Heathen brown-white-gray swirl vinyl LP.  

Sony/Legacy
have reissued on vinyl a handful of Bruce Springsteen albums over the past week that include 1995’s Ghost Of Tom Joad LP, 1993’s Bruce Springsteen In Concert/MTV Plugged 2LP set, 1992’s Lucky Town LP, and 1987’s Tunnel of Love 2LP set. The Grammy Award winning album (1988 Best Rock Vocal Performance, Solo) included the popular singles "Tunnel Of Love," "Brilliant Disguise," "One Step Up", "Tougher Than the Rest", and "Spare Parts."

Among the new titles on vinyl this week are Anna DeSilva & Phew’s Island 2LP  (Shouting Out Loud!), electronica act Anchorsong’s Cohesion LP  (Tru Thoughts Records), and hard-rocking, heavy metal creators Crafts Total Soul Rape LP (Season of Mist).

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