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NightLife Live Featuring Nick Hakim & Kadhja Bonet

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, September 27, 2019 06:51pm | Post a Comment

San Francisco's California Academy of Sciences presents their final installment of the NightLife Nick HakimLIVE 2019 summer music series on Thursday, October 10th with special guests Nick Hakim and Kadhja Bonet. Brooklyn musician Nick Hakim's experimental soul music has the sonic luster to transport you to another world. His 2017 debut album, Green Twins, features soaring, rich arrangements inspired by classic soul albums, but spun into something modern with tings of psychedelia. The “inventive, inspiringly devious” (NPR) Kadhja Bonet opens the show, infusing her experimental and idiosyncratic mix of soul, jazz, and folk with a rich, ethereal soprano.

Additionally, you can explore a colorful new art installation by NightLife LIVE’s first artist-in-residence, Los Angeles-based artist Maggie West. Also, check out her interactive AR (augmented reality) art app THEIA and watch it transform the Academy before your eyes. NightLife LIVE also features hands-on, science-inspired crafts and creativity workshops with Paint Pens Collective, local vendors, and special “one-night-only” custom designs with screen printing by San Franpsycho.

Visit us at the Amoeba Music pop-up shop for awesome used vinyl and other surprises too.

Get your tickets HERE, and RSVP and invite your friends on Facebook HERE.

NightLife Live Featuring Duckwrth & G.L.A.M

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, September 8, 2019 03:40pm | Post a Comment

NightLife Live Duckwrth

San Francisco's California Academy of Sciences presents its next installment of the NightLife LIVE Duckwrthsummer music series on Thursday, September 12th with special guests Duckwrth and G.L.A.M. South Central L.A. rapper Duckwrth mixes hip-hop, funk, and rock for an exciting and unique sound. Duckwrth is coming off the release of his new EP, Falling Man, and a track on the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse soundtrack. Oakland-born MC/producer G.L.A.M opens the evening with fiery lyrics and her take on ‘90s-influenced hip-hop.

Additionally, you can explore a colorful new art installation by NightLife LIVE’s first artist-in-residence, Los Angeles-based artist Maggie West. Also, check out her interactive AR (augmented reality) art app THEIA and watch it transform the Academy before your eyes. NightLife LIVE also features hands-on, science-inspired crafts and creativity workshops with Paint Pens Collective, local vendors, and special “one-night-only” custom designs with screen printing by San Franpsycho.

Visit us at the Amoeba Music pop-up shop for loads of awesome vinyl and other surprises too.

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NightLife Live Featuring The Marias & Amo Amo, August 8

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, July 23, 2019 03:43pm | Post a Comment

San Francisco's California Academy of Sciences presents its next installment of the NightLife LIVE The Mariassummer music series on Thursday, August 8th with special guests The Marías and Amo Amo. The Marías are the “psychedelic-soul lovechild” of LA native Josh Conway and Puerto Rican-bred, Atlanta-raised María, a smooth fusion of jazz percussion, hypnotic guitar riffs, and smoky vocals. Amo Amo glides into the Academy on a chill sonic wave of soulful jams and ‘70s-inspired soft-rock tunes, having recently released their self-titled debut album, produced by My Morning Jacket’s Jim James.

Additionally, NightLife LIVE features immersive light shows and mind-bending projections by ALL OF IT NOW, VR experiences by Vision Quest, and they are introducing their first artist-in-residency -- Los Angeles-based artist Maggie West. NightLife LIVE also features hands-on, science-inspired crafts and creativity workshops with Paint Pens Collective, local vendors, and special “one-night-only” custom designs with screen printing by San Franpsycho.

Visit us at the Amoeba Music pop-up shop, which will be stocked with loads of awesome vinyl.

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NightLife Live Featuring Men I Trust & Mk.gee, July 11

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, July 1, 2019 02:18pm | Post a Comment

NightLife Live, Men I Trust

San Francisco's California Academy of Sciences celebrates their sixth annual NightLife LIVE summerMen I Trust music series. NightLife LIVE pairs emerging bands and musicians with cutting-edge visual artists in an immersive intersection of science, music, and art. The only museum in the world to combine an aquarium, planetarium, natural history museum, living rainforest, and live performances on an outdoor stage transforms the Academy into one of SF’s most unique live music venues in the heart of Golden Gate Park.

The series kicks off on Thursday, July 11th with a night of laid-back groovy indie pop from Men I Trust and Mk.gee. Fresh off their Coachella debut, Montreal trio Men I Trust headlines, featuring dream-pop perfect vocals by Emma Proulx and a funky and “insatiable groove” (Ones to Watch). Multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and California transplant mk.gee (pronounced McGee) opens, bringing his standout funk-inspired indie rock. He also carries a stamp of approval by Frank Ocean, who featured a mk.gee track on his blonded RADIO show last December.

Additionally, NightLife LIVE features immersive light shows and mind-bending projections by ALL OF IT NOW, VR experiences by Vision Quest, and they are introducing their first artist-in-residency -- Los Angeles-based artist Maggie West. NightLife LIVE also features hands-on, science-inspired crafts and creativity workshops with Paint Pens Collective, local vendors, and special “one-night-only” custom designs with screen printing by San Franpsycho.

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Wild Indonesian Rock & Fantasy Flicks

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, May 30, 2019 07:39pm | Post a Comment

Indo-Rock

By Kai Wada Roath
Ambassador of Confusion Hill and host of the Super Shangri-La Show

Resting your feet up on your ottoman (with rips repaired by duct tape), you strike a match to light your The Tielman Brotherscalabash pipe as you take a pause reading Bernard Heuvelmans' On the Track of Unknown Animals, contemplating if the small humanoid ape-creatures named the Orang Pendek on the island of Sumatra could in fact truly exist? Just then, your cat dips its tail into your tropical concoction you poured in an old Mr. Bali Hai mug. Indonesia seems to be in the air...so why not take it a little further this evening as I offer you some interesting appetizers from the "Emerald of Equator."

The Tielman Brothers are perhaps the most famous Indonesian rock band and are considered the pioneers of rock and roll in the Netherlands. This is due to Indonesia once being a Dutch colony, creating a unique cross-over of Indonesian and Western music called Indo-Rock. If rare international surf music "surfaces your submarine," you may have already heard their hit "Java Guitars" on the amazing bootleg surf album, Guitar Mood, still seen sealed new from time-to-time at Amoeba.



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