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Amoeba SF Acquires Unique Collection of 1970s Experimental & Art Music LPs

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, August 30, 2017 07:01pm | Post a Comment

We at Amoeba SF recently acquired a unique collection of 1970s Experimental and Art music, all on vinyl! Joan la BarbaraThis collection spans across the genres of Minimalism, Musique Concrete, post-Ornette Jazz, Tape Music, Spoken Sound Art, early Electronic, and more, and are all in excellent condition. These records will be made available for sale on Saturday, September 9th at Amoeba SF. Head to our stage (in the northwest corner of the store) to browse these gems. There will be staff on hand to help you view bagged items and to bring your choices to the cashiers. You must be in the store to purchase items for this one-day event. We won't be taking phone orders and we won't be putting these items on hold.

Some of the artists who are heavily represented in this collection:
Terry Riley (10 LPs)
Cecil Taylor (40 LPs!)
John Cage (15)
Steve Reich (15)
Anthony Braxton (25)
Philip Glass (many)
Art Ensemble of Chicago (20, PLUS numerous by its individual members)
Julius Hemphill (10)

Plus, there many rare and import recordings by David Murray, Leo Smith, Frank Lowe, Alvin Lucier, Meredith Monk, Henry Cow/Slapp Happy/Art Bears, Joan LaBarbara, Robert Ashley, Jon Gibson, Gordon Mumma, and more!

Of particular note, there are VERY RARE recordings by Joseph Beuys & Henning Christiansen, Charlemagne Palestine, LaMonte Young, Le Forte Four, and Allen Kaprow, just to name a few.

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July Events at Amoeba SF & Berkeley

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, July 6, 2017 12:46pm | Post a Comment

The Summer of Love is in full swing in the Bay Area, and Amoeba SF and Amoeba Berkeley are keeping it packed with sales, live shows, and in-store events all month long. Check HERE for more details and updates to our live show schedule.

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Get Reel at Amoeba SF! Huge Reel-to-Reel Acquisition in Store Now.

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, July 3, 2017 07:29pm | Post a Comment

Reet-to-Reel tape

If you own a reel-to-reel tape player, then you know that the sound quality of the format is stellar. There'sReel-to-reel tape a reason Lady Gaga's Joanne was partially recorded on reel-to-reel.

Come to Amoeba San Francisco and expand (or start) your reel-to-reel collection today! We've acquired over 100 titles and all are in good condition. A few are even still sealed! We've got Classic Rock, Jazz, Soul, Classical, and more, and it all comes with our Amoeba guarantee against defect.

Some Soul highlights include: James Brown's Cold Sweat, the Marvelettes, The Dells, and Diana Ross.

Jazz: Charles Mingus, Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, Stan Getz, and Chico Hamilton.

Rock: George Harrison's Concert for Bangladesh, Moody Blues, Electric Flag, Electric Prunes, and Eric Burdon & the Animals.

Blues: Etta James, Bobby Bland, Junior Parker, and Little Milton.

Top-tier Classical: many recordings from RCA's Living Stereo series, Mercury's Living Presence series, and London's FFRR (Full Frequency Range Recording) series.

June Events at Amoeba SF & Berkeley

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, June 1, 2017 08:38pm | Post a Comment

Keep up to date with all the haps at Amoeba SF and Amoeba Berkeley with this handy calendar! We've got loads of sales, live shows, and in-store events to keep you busy all month long.

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Record Store Day 2017 at Amoeba SF: The Tenth Anniversary Edition!

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, April 22, 2017 05:42pm | Post a Comment

Record Store Day 4/22/2017 marks the tenth year for this unique holiday celebrating records, record stores, and the people who love them. The day has only become more sacred to those initiated into the Church of Vinyl, as we saw today at Amoeba SF. Folks started lining up as early as 4:20am (wink wink, but that's what we were told by the first in line!) to get first crack at exclusive releases from Prince, The Cure, Madonna, The Beatles, and so many more!

As has become tradition, the line to get into Amoeba SF spanned the McDonalds' parking lot and around the block. When these die hard music fans poured into the store at 10am to get those limited edition releases, they also partook of our all-day sales, live t-shirt silk screening with print-meisters Free Gold Watch, and DJ sets with Purple Pam (a.k.a. Pam the Funkstress of The Coup), Jay Midnight, B-Side Brujas, and more.

Experience the day all over again with our action-packed videos and photos!



Record Store Day 2017 Amoeba Music San Francisco

 

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