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Sidewalk Sale at Amoeba Hollywood Saturday, May 13

Posted by Amoebite, May 8, 2017 12:10pm | Post a Comment

Sidewalk Sale at Amoeba Hollywood

Rain might have foiled our plans for a sidewalk sale at Amoeba Hollywood last weekend, but we are rescheduling it to this Saturday, May 13th! Not only do we have huge deals on music, movies, books, t-shirts, posters and more, right outside the store from 12pm - 4pm, we're also having a one-day sale on posters, T-shirts, and mugs happening all day long inside the store. And we're hosting a live pledge party with KCRW broadcasting live from Amoeba Hollywood 3-6pm. Whew! May 13th is going to be jam-packed!

Check out some of the bargains you can find at our sidewalk sale:

  • DVD box sets: $4 each or 2 for $7
  • DVDs: $2 each or 3 for $5
  • Blu-ray: $4 each or 3 for $10
  • CDs: buy 1 get 1 free [of equal or lesser value]
  • Posters: $2 each or 3 for $5
  • T-shirts for $5
  • Great deals on books!
  • $1 LPs & much more!

Come out and treat yourself to some inexpensive new movies and music from Amoeba!

All sidewalk sale items are aggressively sale priced. Therefore, we do not accept store credits, gift certificates, coupons or other offered store sales for any sidewalk sale items. Additionally, we cannot offer customer holds or mail order. All sales are final.

Watch the New Amoeba Green Room Session with Nothing

Posted by Amoebite, May 5, 2017 02:45pm | Post a Comment

Nothing Amoeba Green Room Session

Nothing performed an intimate, stripped down set in the Amoeba Hollywood green room on February 24, 2017. In this latest entry in our Green Room Sessions series, the Philadelphia-based indie quartet played four hazy, dreamy songs, including a truly excellent PJ Harvey cover. If you're thinking about catching the band on their upcoming US summer tour, you'll definitely want to check out video of this very special performance.

Nothing Tired of TomorrowThe band set the tone with the gorgeous, slowcore track "The Rites of Love and Death" from 2012's Downward Years to Come LP. Next up are two shoegaze standouts from last year's Tired of Tomorrow album: "The Dead are Dumb" and "Fever Queen." Nothing finish their set with a haunting, astonishing version of PJ Harvey's "The Desperate Kingdom of Love" from Uh Huh Her. It's a hypnotic, achingly lovely performance from a band that continues to impress.

Watch the new Green Room Session with Nothing below:

KCRW Live Pledge Party at Amoeba Hollywood Saturday, May 13th

Posted by Amoebite, May 5, 2017 01:50pm | Post a Comment

KCRW plege party at Amoeba Hollywood

Amoeba Hollywood is thrilled to be hosting a pop-up pledge party for KCRW's spring membership drive on Saturday, May 13th! Station DJ Raul Campos and Morning Becomes Eclectic host Jason Bentley will be broadcasting live on-air from our store between 3-6pm. Come on down and meet your favorite KCRW DJs!

We'll be giving out free fun stuff for KCRW fans, plus the station's street team will be in the house, passing out radio station schwag and helping fans become members. Anyone who donates to the station between 3-6pm will be automatically entered to win our seriously rad KCRW and Amoeba Music Vinyl Prize Pack, which includes a new Numark PT-01 USB Portable Turntable, Amoeba gift certificate, KCRW headphones, assorted fun stuff, and a personal shopping trip to Amoeba with KCRW DJ Raul Campos.

We also have two special sale events happening at Amoeba Hollywood on Saturday: a one-day sale on posters, T-shirts, and mugs happening all day long inside the store and a sidewalk sale with huge deals on music, movies, books, t-shirts, posters and more outside the store from 12pm - 4pm.

KCRW is a member-sponsored station and public radio has never been more important. That's why we're excited to be donating a portion of our online sales for the day directly to the station!

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Four Rather Awesome Two-Player Tabletop Games

Posted by Amoebite, May 3, 2017 01:55pm | Post a Comment

Tabletop Games

- By Chris Curtis

With apologies to Nilsson, one isn't always the loneliest number when it comes to tabletop games. Sometimes two can be as bad as one because so many games hit their stride at three or four players. Party and social deduction games need even more participants. But there are times when it’s just you and your friend, lover, or family member and you two are both up for some gaming goodness. That’s where dedicated 2-player titles come in! Here are four great games we carry at Amoeba Hollywood that I’ve tried and enjoyed recently. All of my opponents enjoyed them too (especially because they usually kicked my butt). Each game has simple rules, is optimally designed for re-playability and fun strategic options, and is small enough to go along on road trips or any getaway. Though these titles all could have been themed differently, the designers have chosen subject matter that integrates well with the game mechanisms. And the international themes allow us to take trips to faraway, magical places in the mind’s eye!

Hanamikoji
HanamikojiRecently released in the States, this is a really beautiful and elegant Japanese micro-game. It’s named after the famed street in the Gion district of Kyoto, known for its traditional wooden merchant houses and tea shops as well as appearances from real Geisha (or Geiko), elaborately dressed and coiffed. Geisha means “artist” or “artisan” and in this game you are attempting to win the favor of at least four Geisha by presenting them with gifts (or “item cards”) related to their creative specialty. During each round, you will be given a hand of item cards picturing flowers, musical instruments, parchments, etc. Since there are only 20 cards in play and there is a designated number of each type of item, you can get a sense of which Geisha to turn your attention to. On your turn you are required to take one of four actions. Each action must be performed throughout the course of the round, but only once, and in any order you choose. You can save one card for later, eliminate two cards from the round, offer three cards to your opponent (they take one of them), or offer four cards (in two sets of two) to your opponent and he or she takes one of the sets. Trying to make the right choice on your turn can be agonizing! And of course you want to make it difficult for your rival to pick the most advantageous cards from whatever you present! The efficiency of this little wonder is quite mind-blowing - effectively a game of tug-of-war with simple yet fascinating tactics. The visual design and artwork of this title are simply gorgeous, measuring up to the innovative mechanisms. A typical match lasts 15 or 20 minutes.

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New 'What's In My Bag?' Episode with Comedians Kristen Schaal & Kurt Braunohler

Posted by Amoebite, May 1, 2017 05:55pm | Post a Comment

Kristen Schaal & Kurt Braunohler

We were psyched to have comedians Kristen Schaal and Kurt Braunohler host our charity auction for the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank at Amoeba Hollywood back in December. Schaal and Braunohler saved some time to do a little shopping and picked up music, stand-up, movies, and baby clothes, including a prison-striped Johnny Cash "Folsom Prison Blues" onesie. "Then it looks like the baby's in prison," says Braunohler, "and that's always fun."

Hot Tub with Kurt and Kristen Live at the VirgilKurt Braunohler and Kristen Schaal are the hosts of Hot Tub with Kurt & Kristen, a weekly variety show originally based in New York City and now taking place at The Virgil in Los Angeles. The duo also co-created the online series Penelope: Princess of Pets. In November, Kill Rock Stars released their comedy album, Hot Tub with Kurt and Kristen Live at the Virgil, on double vinyl. 

Braunohler has performed at some of the most well-regarded comedy showcases and entertainment festivals in the world, including Montreal's Just for Laughs festival, the New York Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe, SXSW, Bonnaroo, All Tomorrow's Parties, HBO US Comedy Arts Festival, and the Chicago Improv Festival. He has appeared on Bob's Burgers, Chelsea Lately, and John Oliver Presents. He currently hosts the podcast The K Ohle with Kurt Braunohler for the Nerdist network and just launched a new audio series available on Audible with his wife, Lauren Cook, called Wedlock.

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