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Flower Piano At The San Francisco Botanical Garden In Golden Gate Park

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, June 12, 2019 07:57pm | Post a Comment

Flower Piano

Amoeba Music is thrilled to be a sponsor of the fifth anniversary Flower Piano celebration at San Francisco Flower PianoBotanical Garden (SFBG) in Golden Gate Park, July 11th - July 22nd. Flower Piano transforms the Garden into the city’s own alfresco concert hall for twelve days, and everyone is invited to play and listen for just the price of regular Garden admission. Twelve pianos are tucked among the many flower-filled gardens within SFBG’s 55 acres and are available to the public to play each day, July 11-22, from 9am-6pm, except during select performances.

On weekend days, the public can enjoy a diverse schedule of performances from guest musicians and artists. Both Saturday, July 13th and Saturday, July 20th feature the always-popular Twelve Piano Extravaganza when all of the pianos are taken over by the pros between 12-2pm. Visitors can listen to a wide variety of genres from classical to cabaret over the course of two hours. On July 13th, this event includes a fun-for-all, dance-along ballet extravaganza led by Daniel Sullivan. July 13th also features a special program from 2-5pm by a full symphony orchestra known as the Awesöme Orchestra Collective that invites the audience to experience both the rehearsal and performance of two piano concertos. The following Saturday, July 20th, Sunset Piano performs poetry and music collaborations from 2-5:30pm, Bay Area Hawaiian dance supergroup Na Lei Hulu I ka Wekiu will perform innovative contemporary and traditional hula accompanied by piano from 2-4pm, and members of SF Symphony will perform from 3-5pm.

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Always Be My Maybe Reps Amoeba Berkeley

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, June 10, 2019 07:01pm | Post a Comment

Always Be My MaybeBy Ramon Ortega

Amoeba Music's social media feeds were all abuzz last week upon the release of Ali Wong and Randall Park's Netflix original, Always Be My Maybe, prompting many of our amazing fans to alert us of the surprising and flattering role we had in the film. That's right, Amoeba made its streaming debut by way of Park's character, Marcus, wearing an Amoeba Berkeley t-shirt in a steamy and pivotal scene. Warning: possible spoilers ahead!

Set in San Francisco, Always Be My Maybe is directed by Nahnatchka Khan (Fresh Off The Boat) and written by Michael Golamco with Wong and Parks, who also star as the two main characters: Wong plays Marcus’s childhood friend and neighbor, Sasha. A montage quickly takes us from them as young kids in 1996 to young adults at a service for Marcus's mother. Afterwards, Sasha, trying to cheer up her best friend, gets Marcus (rocking Always Be My Maybethe fresh Amoeba Berkeley tee) out of the house. Hanging out in his parked car and singing D'Angelo, an awkward kiss from Sasha stuns Marcus, who then kisses her back, leading them both into the back seat and...you get the idea. The post-knockin’ boots scene says it all - an Amoeba tee is perfect for most occasions, planned or unplanned. As an aside, the six-year-old Amoeba Berkeley was the only existing Amoeba in 1996, with Amoeba San Francisco opening in 1997. Points for details, ABMM crew!

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Park for FREE at Amoeba SF

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, June 9, 2019 05:31pm | Post a Comment

Breaking news! Shoppers are invited to park for FREE next to Amoeba SF in the old McDonald’s parking lot at the corner of Stanyan and Haight Streets. (Entrance on Stanyan Street.) The lot is open 10am-7pm, 7 days a week!


With three-hour free parking, you can spend the afternoon browsing the stacks at Amoeba SF and then wander down Haight Street for more shopping, dining, and fun.

Parking on Haight and Stanyan

Phono Del Sol, June 15: Porches, Chastity Belt & More

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, June 2, 2019 06:31pm | Post a Comment

Phono Del Sol

The Bay Area’s beloved Phono del Sol festival returns to SF's Potrero del Sol Park in The Mission on Phono Del Sol 2019Saturday, June 15th from 12pm-7pm. Named San Francisco’s “Best Music Festival” by San Francisco Magazine, Phono del Sol promises a glorious summer afternoon filled with great music, food, and fun in SF’s beautiful Potrero Del Sol Park, which is also home to the city’s largest skate park. Attendees can enjoy artisanal drinks and local craft beers long with bites from some of the tastiest food trucks SF has to offer.

The Phono del Sol 2019 lineup features Domino Records’ synth-pop darling Porches; Seattle’s beloved indie rockers Chastity Belt; and Oakland’s own classically-trained hip-hop collective SOL Development, whose recent debut album, The SOL of Black Folk, showcases the power of healing through the art of hip-hop. Other Bay Area acts announced include math rock trio Covet from San Jose; East Bay experimental artist SPELLLING; Oakland’s bedroom-folk singer-songwriter Boy Scouts; and musician, composer, producer, and planetary scientist Salami Rose Joe Louis, who recently signed to seminal independent label Brainfeeder. Rounding out the day’s bill are the electro-pop icon AH-MER-AH-SU, budding MC and rapper Queens D.Light, and frenetic post-punk outfit Blues Lawyer.

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Wild Indonesian Rock & Fantasy Flicks

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, May 30, 2019 07:39pm | Post a Comment

Indo-Rock

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

Resting your feet up on your ottoman (with rips repaired by duct tape), you strike a match to light your The Tielman Brotherscalabash pipe as you take a pause reading Bernard Heuvelmans' On the Track of Unknown Animals, contemplating if the small humanoid ape-creatures named the Orang Pendek on the island of Sumatra could in fact truly exist? Just then, your cat dips its tail into your tropical concoction you poured in an old Mr. Bali Hai mug. Indonesia seems to be in the air...so why not take it a little further this evening as I offer you some interesting appetizers from the "Emerald of Equator."

The Tielman Brothers are perhaps the most famous Indonesian rock band and are considered the pioneers of rock and roll in the Netherlands. This is due to Indonesia once being a Dutch colony, creating a unique cross-over of Indonesian and Western music called Indo-Rock. If rare international surf music "surfaces your submarine," you may have already heard their hit "Java Guitars" on the amazing bootleg surf album, Guitar Mood, still seen sealed new from time-to-time at Amoeba.



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