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DJ News: Shure Needles Discontinuation, 7" Battle Records Trend, New Visual-Vinyl 7" Series, Club DJ Guinness World Record

Posted by Billyjam, May 3, 2018 11:54am | Post a Comment

Dirtstyle classic DJ battle tool 100 MPH Backsliding Turkey Kuts now avail on 7"

A visit to Amoeba Music singles/seven inch sections will confirm the current trend of DJ battle records, traditionally a 12" format, being released in the smaller 7" record format such as the classic 1990's Dirtstyle battle DJ tool standard 100 MPH Backsliding Turkey Kuts pictured above. Leading the way in these seven inch reissues are the DJ Q-Bert related Dirtstyle and Thud Rumble labels who this past week reissued as a seven inch Baby SuperSeal Vol. 5. Dirtstyle classics that have already been reissued on the new smaller scale vinyl format include Bionic Booger Breaks and Toasted Marshmallow Feet Braxe. Even the Dirtstyle 25th Anniversary 12" LP was also released in a 7" format version. This new trend can be attributed in part to the popularity of the seven inch friendly Nu-Mark PT01 & PT01 Scratch portable/battery powered turntables.

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Three Essential Wire Albums Getting Remastered and Reissued

Posted by Amoebite, May 1, 2018 05:58pm | Post a Comment

Wire Reissues

It's impossible to overstate the influence of English four-piece Wire on both the nascent punk and post-punk scenes. Steadfastly underground, the band has been churning out reliably innovative, under-the-radar releases for several decades since the release of their legendary debut, 1977's Pink Flag. Over the course of their first three albums, the band rapidly evolved from propulsive hardcore punk to moodier, dark post-punk, and into even more experimental art rock territory. Each album is a gem in its own right and in honor of the 40th anniversary of Pink Flag last year, the band is remastering and reissuing their early catalog with a handful of excellent extras. 

On the reissue docket are standard vinyl and CD releases, plus a special deluxe edition CD version of each album that will include an 80-page book with rarely seen pictures from photographer Annette Green, lyric sheets, and text by music historian Jon Savage and English writer Graham Duff. Of course, there's bonus material aplenty, including singles, b-sides, never-before-released demos and alternate takes. The deluxe CD editions will be released on May 25, 2018 and the standard CD and LP versions are out June 22, 2018. All are available now for pre-order on Amoeba.com.

Here's why each one is a must-have for fans of atmospheric, intense rock 'n' roll.

Pink Flag

Pink Flag

New "What's In My Bag?" Episode with Death from Above

Posted by Amoebite, May 1, 2018 01:55pm | Post a Comment

Death from Above What's InMy Bag? Amoeba Music

Death from Above's Sebastien Grainger couldn't help but show some Canadian pride on a recent visit to Amoeba Hollywood, picking up records by two legendary fellow-countrymen, Leonard Cohen and Glenn Gould. "You know, Glenn Gould is a Toronto guy, I'm a Toronto guy," Grainger wryly points out. Holding up a copy of the Goldberg Variations, Grainger notes that the eccentric concert pianist "totally shreds on this, like Satriani style shredding, but on piano." It wasn't all Canadian nationalism for Grainger, who had an eclectic stack of records, as well as a lot of great insight and personal anecdotes about each one for our What's In My Bag? episode.

Canadian duo Death from Above (formally known as Death from Above 1979) formed in 2001, setting themselves apart early on as one of the loudest and most aggressive acts in what was then termed Death from Above Outrage! Is Now"dancepunk." The band consists of drummer/vocalist Sebastien Grainger and bassist Jesse F. Keeler. Their first EP, Heads Up, landed in 2002, followed two years later by the Romantic Rights EP, which served as a teaser to their acclaimed debut LP You're a Woman, I'm a Machine.

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Concert Tickets Available at Amoeba Hollywood in May 2018

Posted by Amoebite, May 1, 2018 01:07pm | Post a Comment

Concert Tickets For Sale at Amoeba HollywoodAmoeba Hollywood regularly sells tickets to local shows. Get physical tickets from us and skip the high fees!

All tickets can be purchased at the registers (while supplies last) for a $3 service fee. We take cash and credit cards for all ticket sales. Store credit and coupons cannot be applied to ticket sales. Limit 4 tickets per person. 

We have a partnership with Teragram Ballroom, an intimate venue in downtown LA. We are the only place in town to buy physical tickets (aside from the venue itself). We'll have a small amount of tickets for every Teragram show available the day they are announced on a first-come, first-served basis with our low $3 ticket service fee.

For The Novo (formerly Club Nokia) and Shrine Expo Hall shows, we only carry general admission tickets. If you wish to purchase reserved seating at The Novo (where available), you can buy those tickets online here. If you wish to purchase reserved seating at Shrine Expo Hall (where available), you can buy those tickets online here.

Please note that on the day of the show, we will stop selling tickets for that show at 5pm.

Tickets are limited, so please call the store first to make sure they are available: 323-245-6400.

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Roofless Painters Workshops at Amoeba Hollywood May 7 and May 21

Posted by Amoebite, April 30, 2018 07:14pm | Post a Comment

Roofless Painters at Amoeba Hollywood

Roofless Painters is a nomadic painting atelier and gallery in Los Angeles offering art education and equal-opportunity exhibits to creative tribes. They are bringing their workshop to the Amoeba Hollywood stage on Monday, May 7th and Monday, May 21st for a music-centric still life painting class from 6-8pm. You can find pricing and sign up to attend either class here. Please note: you will purchase your spot via Roofless Painters directly, not Amoeba Music. Space is limited.

Join artist and painting instructor Julio Panisello for a fun night of painting on the Amoeba Hollywood stage on May 7th and May 21st.

  • Group limited to 10 pay-per-paint easel stations.
  • All materials provided.
  • All levels welcome: from practiced to debutant.
  • Instruction and guidance provided.
  • Please make arrangements to arrive 15 minutes before 6pm to allow yourself to park and get settled.

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