New Green Room Session with YOB

Posted by Amoebite, March 21, 2019 04:39pm | Post a Comment

Yob Amoeba Green Room Session

When YOB recorded a live performance at Amoeba Hollywood, they were not only the loudest band we've filmed for a Green Room Session, but they were also one of the most rawly heartfelt. After overcoming a near-death experience in 2017, which involved a six-hour surgery for acute diverticulitis, frontman Mike Scheidt's perspective on life shifted, which can be heard in the group's newest LP, Our Raw Heart. The Eugene, Oregon doom metal group's album is filled with a melancholic exuberance that brings a positivity to the tension-filled mashing of strings and drum heads, and their performance here was no different.

YOB begin their set with 2009's "The Lie That Is Sin," a tense, throbbing, start-stop, often surreal metal journey full of cathartic, full throttle riffs, searing vocal melodies, and brutal, guttural screams. The group's performance of the title track from their latest album, Our Raw Heart, begins with eerie, delicate guitar chords before giving way to a fuzzed out, heavy iteration of the intro. Powerful, road worn vocals, soar over the grinding ascension of chords, culminating in a guitar solo that is as close to the sound of heaven as some of us might ever get. 

Be sure to catch YOB on tour this spring with Voivod and Amenra. All dates and tickets available at

March 26 - Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line
March 27 - Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
March 28 - Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups [SOLD OUT]
March 29 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
March 30 - Toronto, ON @ Phoenix
March 31 - Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
April 2 - Portland, ME @ Geno’s [SOLD OUT]
April 3 - Boston, MA @ Royale
April 4 - Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
April 5 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
April 6 - Richmond, VA @ Broadberry
April 7 - Raleigh, NC @ Kings
April 9 - Knoxville, TN @ Concourse
April 10 - Atlanta GA, @ Masquerade
April 11 - New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jack’s
April 12 - Houston, TX @ Warehouse
April 13 - Austin, TX @ Barracuda
April 14 - Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey
April 16 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
April 18 - Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red *
April 19 - San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick * [SOLD OUT]
* - not with Voivod or Amenra

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New Green Room Session Video with FEELS

Posted by Amoebite, March 1, 2019 05:30pm | Post a Comment

Feels - Amoeba Green Room Session

We were super excited to have LA band FEELS in the Amoeba Green Room recently for a killer live set. Playing tracks off their new LP, Post Earth (out now on Wichita Recordings), the quartet was in top form, jamming and thrashing their melodic noise punk sound. 

Feels Post Earth

Starting off the performance was the spacy and textural "Sour," followed by the dirty punk ditty, "Deconstructed." Next up was the ethereal "Awful Need," while the set ended with the epic "Post Earth."

Be sure to catch FEELS perform with Ex Hex April 25 at The Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles. Tickets are available at Amoeba Hollywood with low feesl!

Watch the full performance below:

Feels - Green Room Session
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New Green Room Session with Hatchie

Posted by Amoebite, November 30, 2018 04:30pm | Post a Comment

Hatchie - Amoeba Green Room Session

Austrailian dream-pop artist Hatchie (aka Harriette Pilbeam) and her band filled the Amoeba Hollywood green room with their shimmery, pillowy brand of shoegaze-y rock. The band played four of the five tracks off Hatchie's debut EP Sugar & Spice, which is out now on Double Double Whammy.

Hatchie Sugar & Spice

Starting with the title track, they fell into a mid-tempo groove, full of atmospheric tones. Continuing with "Sure," the band took a more sentimental approach with its inquisitive lyrics concerning a rekindled relationship. With its watery-shimmery guitar and intricate vocal melodies "Bad Guy" invoked the spirit of bands like Cocteau Twins, while the set closer "Try" porved to be an anthem full of longing. 

Hatchie returns to the States in Spring 2019 to tour with Girlpool. You can catch them in Los Angeles April 6th at the Regent and in San Francisco April 9th at the Independent.

Watch the whole set below:

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New Green Room Session with Marlon Williams

Posted by Amoebite, June 11, 2018 12:20pm | Post a Comment

Marlon Williams Amoeba Green Room Sessions

New Zealand singer/songwriter Marlon Williams swung by Amoeba Hollywood recently for cool Green Room Session with his backing band The Yarra Benders, comprised of Gus Agars, Dave Khan, and Ben Woolley. The set starts with the darkly romantic "Vampire Again," a jangly, indie croon that builds to a shoegaze-y, fuzzy freak out. Next up is the Misfits/Damned horror-pop, by way of Johnny Marr, "Party Boy," an uptempo, punchy dance rocker from his latest LP release, Make Way For Love, which is available now via Dead Oceans.

Williams is currently touring Australia and Europe.

Watch the full video below:

Marlon Williams - Amoeba Green Room Session
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New Green Room Session with U.S. Girls

Posted by Amoebite, May 21, 2018 06:16pm | Post a Comment

U.S. Girls Amoeba Green Room Session

Singer/songwriter Meghan Remy packed a 7-piece band into the Amoeba Hollywood green room for a set of moody, danceable songs from the new U.S. Girls album. On In a Poem Unlimited, Remy expanded her sonic reach and enlisted the help of many collaborators, including the Toronto-based funk collective the Cosmic Range. As heard in set opener "Pearly Gates," which features a sly bass line, sharp guitar licks, and eerie horn lines, the ace live musicians give her socially conscious lyrics a funky and darkly fun beat. Remy and company go Blondie on the disco-poppy "M.A.H.," while "Rage of Plastics" gets sludge-y and dirty with fuzzed out guitar leads and a squealing sax solo. The tone of closer "Sororal Feelings" rides the line between tension-filled and airy, all the while building with emotion.

Watch the U.S. Girls Green Room Session below:

U.S. Girls - Amoeba Green Room Session
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