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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Hip-Hop Rap-Up 04:30:18: Kanye, Kendrick, Migos, Rae Sremmurd, Amoeba 420 T's, Dillyn Troy, Factor Chandelier, Schoolly D, One Be Lo

Posted by Billyjam, April 28, 2018 03:53pm | Post a Comment
 Item of the week: Amoeba 420 T-Shirt - in all sizes but limited. Avail in Amoeba stores + website

Rest in peace to Ted Devoux (aka The Godfather) of the legendary Carson CA Samoan family rap/rock group  Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E. who passed away over the weekend. In his memory below is the video for the Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E.'s 1990 single "Psyko Funk." In pop rap news over the weekend Rae Sremmurd  unveiled the cover art via Instagram (left) of their upcoming 3 album release Sr3mm. Meanwhile ATL trio Migos, whose 3CD Culture II will soon drop as 3LP (pre-order), got into a bit of a fight after their weekend show in Las Vegas. Reportedly entourage member Cardi B was whisked away from the melee for her safety. Recently both Cardi B and Migos (who contributed to her track "Drip") had played Coachella. [Scroll down to see her much talked about Nardwuar interview from Coachella].

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New Vinyl Hip-Hop Top 10 [inc. limited Record Store Day LPs] PRhyme, The Nonce, Common, Riff Raff, Prodigy, David Banner, Cypress Hill +

Posted by Billyjam, April 26, 2018 10:27pm | Post a Comment
Top Ten Hip-Hop Albums on Vinyl/LP April 26 2018

01: Common Can I Borrow A Dollar? [Record Store Day] (2LP + 7”) (Nature Sounds)

Due to a combination of factors, from overstocking to under-publicizing of specific titles, there are currently a limited number of leftover titles from last Saturday's big Record Store Day 2018; half of which make up this week's Top Ten Hip-Hop Albums on Vinyl/LP list. These include in the number position the special Record Store Day vinyl reissue of Common's Can I Borrow A Dollar? via Nature Sounds that is the artist's out of print first album as a 2LP set plus a bonus 7" inch single featuring the Common B-side track "Can I Bust" and an instrumental version of the single/album track "Breaker." Can I Borrow A Dollar?  is Common’s oft overlooked / well worth revisiting debut album from 1992, two years before the release of his breakout hit sophomore album Resurrection (feat. “I Used To Love H.E.R.”). The album also harks back to the Chicago artist's early years when he was still known as Common Sense but this new issue of the album, like all reissues post-1995, has his name on the cover adjusted to simply Common

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New "What's In My Bag?" Episode with Brian McKnight

Posted by Amoebite, April 26, 2018 12:41pm | Post a Comment

Brian McKnight What's In My Bag? Amoeba Music

R&B singer/songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Brian McKnight performed at Amoeba Hollywood recently to promote his latest record, Genesis. Before the show we had a chance to sit down with McKnight and chat with him about his musical choices, which leaned heavily toward jazz. "To me, one of the greatest, iconic musical figures of the twentieth century is Miles Davis," McKnight said of the legendary trumpeter. He was particularly impressed with Davis' version of "My Funny Valentine," saying, "when you hear a recording of that, you realize what he has meant to the American musical landscape."

McKnight began his musical endeavors early, singing with his brothers in the church choir. In 1990, Warner Brothers signed his older brother, Claude McKnight III, and his band Take 6 to a record deal, inspiring the younger McKnight to shop his own demos around. He signed his first label deal when he Brian McKnight Genesis was nineteen, working with Mercury Records subsidiary Wing Records. His self-titled debut was released in 1992, topping out at #52 on the Billboard Top 200 charts and yielding the top twenty single, "One Last Cry." McKnight recorded two more albums for the label, I Remember You (1995) and Always (1997), garnering his first solo GRAMMY nomination for the latter LP.

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Blurry Vision Fest at Oakland's Middle Harbor Shoreline Park, May 12-13

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, April 25, 2018 07:15pm | Post a Comment

Oakland's Middle Harbor Shoreline Park hosts Golden Voice's first ever Blurry Vision Fest for a weekend full of hip-hop and R&B goodness on Saturday, May 12 and Sunday, May 13. Headlined by SZA and rap trio Migos, this all-ages festival also includes Oakland's own Kamaiyah, BROCKHAMPTON, NxWorries (Anderson.Paak and Knxwledge), and many more!

Tickets are on sale now HERE. Make sure you stop by the Amoeba Music booth for some hot deals on vinyl, cassettes, t-shirts, and more!

Blurry Vision Fest 2018

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