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Amoeba SF Platinum Anniversary Celebration, 11/17 & 11/18

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, November 2, 2017 01:02pm | Post a Comment

Amoeba SF 20-Year Anniversary

Amoeba SF turns 20 this November! To celebrate our Platinum Anniversary, we're throwing a two-day party Friday 11/17 and Saturday 11/18, complete with live musical performances, DJs, flash sales, prizes, arts and crafts, a photo booth, Amoeba’s Platinum Drag Show, and more!

Ibeyi
Ibeyi

We kick off the festivities on Friday 11/17 with a live performance and signing with electronic-soul sister duo Ibeyi at 5pm. Sisters Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Díaz will sign their new album Ash (out now on XL Recordings). The first 50 customers to buy Ash at Amoeba SF on the day of the in-store will get a wristband entitling them to a spot in our preferred viewing zone and priority in the signing line. (More info HERE.)

Additionally, 1,000 used vinyl records will be hitting the floor on Friday morning for the first time. Get the jump on the fresh stock!

On Saturday 11/18, the celebration lasts all day! We'll get started first thing at 10:45am with the Bay Area's own New Orleans-style band Blue Bone Express leading a procession up Haight Street and right onto the historic Amoeba stage when we open at 11am! The first 100 folks in the door will receive an exclusive gift bag full of fun Amoeba shwag and more.

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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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