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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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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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International Tabletop Day Is Happening this Saturday!

Posted by Amoebite, April 25, 2018 06:20pm | Post a Comment

International Tabletop Day

By Chris Curtis

Nice selection of used games hitting the floor on ITTD!

Here at Amoeba Music Hollywood, we just wrapped up another epic Record Store Day, a key annual event promoting the vitality and excitement of brick and mortar music shops. RSD (first held in 2008) actually took its inspiration from an earlier yearly event: Free Comic Book Day, which launched in 2002 as an effort to bring more potential readers into comic shops. Seeing the positive effect from such events, other retailers and media purveyors hoped to get in on the action, and subsequently we’ve seen Free Role Playing Game Day, Cassette Store Day, Independent Bookstore Day, and International Tabletop Day (ITTD). The latter two events are coming up this Saturday, April 28th, and we’ll celebrate both at Amoeba Hollywood! 

So what’s ITTD all about? If you haven’t been following the board game renaissance you might be surprised to know that more new games are coming out than ever before, and sales in the industry have been steadily increasing for a decade. Beyond mere numbers, game design has evolved dramatically and many new play mechanisms have been introduced or refined. Modern games are generally less luck-based, play faster with less downtime, and involve more decision-making by the players. There is also a vast array of themes and concepts, from historical events to fantasy tropes to space exploration and dozens more. Board and card games have unquestionably gotten better since the 1990s, and it’s exciting to see the medium mature! It's also great to see people rediscovering the importance of social interaction in our increasingly impersonal digital world.

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Amoeba Hollywood's Record Store Day 2018, Part 2

Posted by Amoebite, April 21, 2018 07:00pm | Post a Comment

Record Store Day 2018 at Amoeba Hollywood

As the line snaked around the corner and happy record shoppers scored some of the coolest picks from the menu of exclusive RSD titles, Record Store Day 2018 at Amoeba Hollywood kicked into high gear. Outside the store, shoppers were treated to free beverages from Soylent and Hubert's Lemonade, temporary tattoos, dog and cat food samples from Weruva, pizza from Delicious Pizza, and ice cream from Ice Cream Ian and his truck, courtesy of Warner Bros. Records. Music fans took their chances with our fantastic prize wheel, with each $1 spin raising funds for the Downtown Women's Center while others sat for Draw the Line Entertainment's caricature artist. 

Record Store Day 2018 at Amoeba HollywoodInside the store, the festivities kept going. Family Industries live silk-screened up a storm of tote bags and t-shirts, with all proceeds going to the Silverlake Conservatory of Music. Hundreds of lucky shoppers received Amoeba swag bags. As always, limited edition Record Store Day titles were the focus of the day, along with extra special savings on turntables, posters, used DVDs and Blu-rays, mugs, and books. Read Part One for a full recap of the morning.

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Amoeba Hollywood's Record Store Day 2018, Part 1

Posted by Amoebite, April 21, 2018 06:07pm | Post a Comment

Record Store Day 2018 at Amoeba Hollywood

Record Store Day kicked off with a bang this year, with eager collectors and fans lining up outside the store many, many hours before Amoeba Hollywood officially opened our doors. Friends were made, dream wish lists compiled, and treats were served to early morning attendees by the good folks at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. Watch the video below to see which RSD18 releases the vinyl enthusiasts in line were excited about today.

Here's our look back at some of the coolest things that happened this morning and a taste of the awesome events, sales, and exciting goings-on we had in store for visitors today.

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

Many shopping sprees were fueled by refreshments from The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf.

 

Silk Screening 2

Family Industries was here silk screening four unique RSD18 designs onto t-shirts and tote bags.

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