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Amoeba Hollywood: A Photo History (Part 4)

Posted by Amoebite, May 20, 2020 01:42pm | Post a Comment

Amoeba Hollywood

We are looking back at the amazing history we have seen over the last 19 years in Los Angeles. So much has happened since we opened at 6400 Sunset Blvd in 2001 that it's impossible to do it justice in one piece! View Part One, Part Two, and Part Three of our photo history series celebrating and commemorating our rich history. 

Part Four starts in 2012 and a magical performance by Lana Del Rey. Lana performed to a packed house of adoring fans on February 7, 2012. On top of that, it was her first ever in-store performance and her first fan signing event! She performed at Amoeba SF two days later and stayed so late signing autographs for fans that she missed her flight and had to take a car service back home to Los Angeles. She wanted to meet every fan!

Lana Del Rey at Amoeba Hollywood 2012 Lana Del Rey at Amoeba Hollywood 2012
Lana Del Rey fans at amoeba Hollywood 2012 Lana Del Rey at Amoeba Hollywood 2012
Lana Del Rey at Amoeba Hollywood 2012

Dogs are an important part of our culture at Amoeba. We're a very dog friendly store, with dog treats at the info counter and staff happily available to give belly rubs to our furry visitors. Over the years we've also hosted several pet adoption events with local rescue organizations. On February 12, 2012, we hosted a special Valentine's Day adoption event with The Pepper Foundation and later that year, on October 7, 2012 we hosted a dog adoption event for the Beagle Freedom Project.

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Amoeba Hollywood: A Photo History (Part 3)

Posted by Amoebite, May 15, 2020 01:25pm | Post a Comment

Amoeba Hollywood

We are looking back at the amazing history we have seen over the last 19 years in Los Angeles. Although we are not able to give the building the sendoff it deserves, it's our hope that you'll find some joy, some memories, and some solace in these images. So much as happened at Amoeba since we opened at 6400 Sunset Blvd that it's impossible to do it justice in one piece! View Part One and Part Two of our photo history series celebrating and commemorating our rich history. 

Part Three focuses on 2010-2011 and starts with a party: our annual Fat Tueday parade inside the aisles of Amoeba and out onto the streets!! Our love for New Orleans goes waaaay back and has been cemented through our charity auctions and other fundraising efforts to support Tipitina's and the New Orleans Musicians' Clinic throughout the years. If you haven't been to a Mardi Gras celebration at Amoeba, you don't know what you're missing! Both our staff and customers get involved with the fun, whether it's bringing a horn and playing "When The Saints Go Marching In" or catching beads from our makeshift balcony by the DJ booth or marching around the block, much to the surprise of passing cars.

Fat Tuesday at Amoeba Hollywood 2010 Fat Tuesday at Amoeba Hollywood 2010
Fat Tuesday at Amoeba Hollywood 2010 Fat Tuesday at Amoeba Hollywood 2010

The third annual Record Store Day took place on April 17, 2010 and featured special guests Gary Calamar, Slash, Spinderella, and a special performance by Smashing Pumpkins across the street at Space 15Twenty. 

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Amoeba Hollywood: A Photo History (Part 2)

Posted by Amoebite, May 6, 2020 04:57pm | Post a Comment

Amoeba Hollywood

With the announcement that Amoeba Hollywood will not reopen on Sunset Blvd and will instead focus on hopefully reopening in the fall at our new location at 6200 Hollywood Blvd, we wanted to look back at the amazing history we've seen over the last 19 years. Although we are not able to give the building the sendoff it deserves, it's our hope that you'll find some joy, some memories, and some solace in these images. 

So much as happened at Amoeba since we opened at 6400 Sunset Blvd that it's impossible to do it justice in one piece, so we we created this photo history series to celebrate and commemorate our rich history. In Part One, we started with the beginning -- Opening Day November 17, 2001 -- and went through one of the most memorable in-store events we've ever had: Paul McCartney's epic performance in June 2007.

Part Two begins with the second half of 2007 and continues through 2009. April 2008 saw the introduction of two things that have since become staples for Amoeba: Record Store Day and our Webby Award-winning What's In My Bag? series.

Talib Kweli at Amoeba Hollywood 2007 Talib Kweli at Amoeba Hollywood 2007
Talib Kweli - August 20, 2007
Band of Horses at Amoeba Hollywoo d2007 Band of Horses at Amoeba Hollywood 2007 Band of Horses at Amoeba Hollywood 2007
Band of Horses - October 10, 2007
Sharon Jones at Amoeba Hollywood 2007
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - December 3, 2007
Andy Summers Signing at Amoeba Hollywood Sia at Amoeba Hollywood 2008
Andy Summers Signing - January 8, 2008 Sia - January 24, 2008
Vampire Weekend at Amoeba Hollywood 2008 Vampire Weekend
Vampire Weekend - February 4, 2008

The very first Record Store Day took place on April 19, 2008. Our special guests that year included Daniel Ash and David J (Bauhaus, Love and Rockets), The Donnas, and Peanut Butter Wolf.

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Amoeba Hollywood: A Photo History (Part 1)

Posted by Amoebite, April 29, 2020 10:57am | Post a Comment

With the announcement this week that Amoeba Hollywood will not reopen on Sunset Blvd and will instead focus on hopefully reopening in the fall at our new location at 6200 Hollywood Blvd, we wanted to look back at the amazing history we've seen over the last 19 years. Although we are not able to give the building the sendoff it deserves, it's our hope that you'll find some joy, some memories, and some solace in these images. 

So much as happened at Amoeba since we opened at 6400 Sunset Blvd on November 17, 2001! It's impossible to do it justice in one piece, so we're going to be sharing more pictures and more history in the coming days and weeks.

Let's start at the beginning, shall we?

Amoeba Hollywood opening Ad

Amoeba Hollywood construction

Amoeba Hollywood construction

Amoeba Hollywood construction

Amoeba Hollywood opening day

Amoeba Hollywood opening day

Amoeba Hollywood opening day 2001

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