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Concert Tickets Available for Sale at Amoeba Hollywood in April 2017

Posted by Amoebite, April 3, 2017 03:54pm | 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 $2 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 new 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 $2 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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Recap: Charity Auction for MALDEF with Martin Moreno

Posted by Amoebite, April 3, 2017 10:42am | Post a Comment

charity auction at Amoeba Hollywood with Martin Moreno

On Saturday, April 1st our guest auctioneer, comedian Martin Moreno, held the gavel with a firm hand as he auctioned off a cool array of fun stuff to benefit the Mexican American Legal Defense Fund, which needs our help now more than ever. As Martin said "It is a great time to be brown in America!" (It was April 1st, right??)

Martin's comedy career began in his early 30s, and his twice-divorced take on "soul mates" and his personal journeys molded him into the hilarious, irreverent, badass standup comic he is today. He's co-hosted Comedy Central's Gabriel Iglesias Presents: Stand Up Revolution, voiced a character Hey, It's Fluffy!, and toured the U.S. and beyond gaining a loyal hardcore following. Catch him on Season 3 of Fluffy Breaks Even on FUSE in July with Gabriel Iglesias and follow him on Twitter: @martincomic.

Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (or MALDEF for short) was founded in 1968 and is the nation’s leading Latino legal civil rights organization. Often described as the “law firm of the Latino community,” MALDEF promotes social change through advocacy, communications, community education, and litigation in the areas of education, employment, immigrant rights, and political access. Their approach combines advocacy, educational outreach, and litigation strategies to achieve socio-economic change.

Here are some of the highlights and bids from today's auction:

charity auction items at Amoeba Hollywood

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Easy Listening Records for Modern Day Witches

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, April 2, 2017 06:38pm | Post a Comment

Witchcraft Easy Listening

Elizabeth Montgomery
Samantha (Elizabeth Montgomery) 

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


 

"It's such an ancient pitch,
But one I wouldn't switch,
Cause there's no nicer witch than you."

~ "Witchcraft" by Cy Coleman


Have you ever wondered what kind of music Samantha listened to in her steamy green bubble bath while fantasizing about Anton LaVey (this is before she ended up marrying that mortal goober Darrin Stephens)? She listened to Ruth Welcome's Zither Magic LP of course...music so relaxing, it could reverse any curse.



Before The Sonics were warning you about girls with long black hair and big black cars, with their guitarsCy Coleman, Witchcraft going chonk-chonk, chonk-chonk, chonk, Cy Coleman was telling you to go for them!

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Greg Broussard, aka The Egyptian Lover, Responds To Passing of Ikutaro Kakehashi: Creator of the Roland TR-808 Drum Machine

Posted by Billyjam, April 2, 2017 05:53pm | Post a Comment

A feeling of gloom was felt by hip-hop and electronic music fans around the world today as news spread of the passing of pioneering Japanese electronic instrument creator Ikutaro Kakehashi who died at age 87. Through the Roland company, which he founded, Kakehashi was responsible for the creation of such landmark electronic musical instruments as the 303, 808 and 909 drum machines. Of all of his creations, it was Kakehashi's iconic TR-808 drum machine, which helped shape the sound of popular hip-hop, electronic, and new wave rock music of the 80's into the 90's, that he will be best remembered for. Hence word of this pioneer's passing was met with sadness by artists whose careers directly benefited from Kakehashi's influential invention. Among those artists is legendary LA electro old school hip-hop artist Greg Broussard, aka DJ/ producer / MC The Egyptian Lover, whose sound is synonymous with the TR-808 drum machine as witnessed by a listen to his 1983-1988 album. That's the 2016 Stones Throw Records release that includes such 808 driven Egyptian Lover 80's hits as "Egypt, Egypt," "Girls," and Freak-A-Holic."  "Ikutaro Kakehashi's created the Roland TR-808 and the Roland Jupiter 8 along with a lot of other machines. These machines were the sound that made Egyptian Lover," Broussard told the Amoeblog via email today.  Back in November 2015, in advance of his LA and Bay Area Amoeba instores in support of his (then soon to drop) newly recorded double album with an 808 as part of its cover art design, 1984 (also on LP/vinyl) on Egyptian Empire Records, the artist talked to the Amoeblog about that album's throwback sound.

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Hip-Hop Rap Up 04:01:17: DMC Regional in DC, Baby DJ School in LA @ Amoeba, New J. Stalin + BDP 7" Reissues via B-Boy Records

Posted by Billyjam, April 1, 2017 09:09am | Post a Comment



1: Ghetto Philharmonic The Alternate Masters (Chamber Musik)

2: J. Stalin I Don't Sell Dope No Moe (Livewire)

3: 50 Cent Best of 50 Cent  (Interscope)

4: BDP "Poetry" + "South Bronx" 7" vinyl (B-Boy)

5: BDP "The Bridge Is Over" + "Remix For P Is Free"  7" vinyl (B-Boy)

With three weeks to go to 2017 Record Store Day (April 22nd) things are heating up in the new releases department including a noteworthy series of seven inch singles via B-Boy Records. That's the legendary label who, back in the 80's, originally released all of the amazing BDP (Boogie Down Productions) joints. Those were 12" singles that are coveted by collectors and hip-hop fans like myself. This new reissue series comes cover sleeves bearing that same distinct record label logo, but only on collectible seven inch 45 series.  This new vinyl  reissues on seven inch include Poetry" + "South Bronx"  and "The Bridge Is Over" + "Remix For P Is Free" There's another three 7" BDP singles available from the Amoeba store found under new releases here.

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