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Weekly Roundup: Lee Bannon, White Fence, Milosh

Posted by Billy Gil, October 24, 2013 02:44pm | Post a Comment

Lee Bannon – “216”

lee bannonLee Bannon’s “216” starts and ends with a simple piano passage filtered into ethereal bookends for a series of twists that gives “216” a dreamlike quality, where everything can change in an instant, from a simple hip-hop beat to dread-inducing tones and squelches. At just under six minutes, it feels inifinitely longer given the level of care given to each sequence, sort of like waking up from a five-minute nap and having dreamed up a lifetime. The Sacramento-based producer’s Alternate/Endings LP is due Dec. 9 on Ninja Tune.

 

White Fence – “Swagger Vets and Double Moon” (Live)

white fence live san franciscoWhite Fence aka Tim Presley is one prolific dude, releasing wonderful lo-fi rock ‘n’ roll records regularly like it ain’t no thang. He’s releasing a live album Nov. 5 called Live in San Francisco, the first in Castle Face’s new “Live in San Francisco” series. The set was recorded at Amnesia San Francisco on a Tascam 388 for maximum lo-fi goodness. Except more live awesomeness from Castle Face down the line!

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Trannyshack Halloween Hits this Friday, 10/25

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, October 23, 2013 07:50pm | Post a Comment

Get your Halloween celebrations started early and join Trannyshack, San Francisco's biggest drag club night, this Friday (10/25) at the DNA Lounge for their annual Halloween spookstravaganza! MC's Heklina and Peaches Christ bringing you their biggest show yet with performances by Exhibit Q., Holy McGrail, Qween, Elijah Minnelli, Fou Fou Ha, Precious Moments, Faux King Awesome, Raya Light, Gurleen, Sylvia O'Stayformore (Seattle), Colony (Seattle), and more!

Do you have what it takes to compete in San Francisco's biggest costume contest? You're gonna find out!

Doors at 9:30, show at 11pm. $15, advance tickets available HERE!
 

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Let the Music Dress You Up: Music-Inspired Halloween Costumes by Amoeba SF!

Posted by Kells, October 19, 2013 07:30pm | Post a Comment
 
Halloween is less than two weeks away! What are YOU going to wear?
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Embracing the spirit of the season, here's a look back at some of my favorite music-related/ inspired Halloween costumes created by the boys and gouls at Amoeba Music San Francisco....

Here's our own Grace Cooper channeling her uncle Alice:
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 Robert Smith will surely Cure any Halloween costume conundrum, as our Erin found:
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Meet the Dogs and Cats of Amoeba

Posted by Billy Gil, October 10, 2013 06:10pm | Post a Comment

Amoeba is more than just pet-friendly. We're kind of nuts about animals here. Not only can shoppers bring in their pets any time, our staff's pets have become part of the family, wandering the halls of Amoeba and distracting us from our work with ridiculous cuteness.

October is Adopt-a-Dog Month, and we've got a number of activities planned. Amoeba Hollywood's annual Dog Costume Contest is on Halloween, Thursday Oct. 31, with DJ Foliero at 3 p.m. and the contest at 5 p.m. As well, Amoeba is accepting donations, including food, blankets and cleaning supplies, for a $3 off coupon, and Amoeba is sponsoring The Great Escape, a two-day (Oct. 20-21) pet adoption event happening at Fonda Theatre (6110 Hollywood Blvd.), a benefit show featuring Best Coast, Baby Alpaca and other pet-loving bands.

Amoeba SF on Halloween will have a DJ set of spooky tunes with DJ Kells Bells from 3-5 p.m., with a dog costume contest at 4 p.m.—enter for the chance to win an Amoeba gift certificate!

Amoeba stores close at 7 p.m. on Halloween. Read more about these events/efforts here.

Meet our dogs and cats below!

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Wilder
 
Owner: Kyle Blair-Henderson, Video Director
 
Wilder is a 4-year-old rat terrier/ladykiller. He'll snack on anything that Kyle's one-and-a-half-year-old daughter throws on the floor. He is aggressively affectionate. His superpower is his overactive tongue. Beware the mighty tongue of Wilder or you'll find yourself in a canine french kiss. His tongue is also a defense mechanism for any time he feels cornered. There is no situation he can't lick his way out of.
 
Fun Fact: Wilder is named after the great Billy Wilder and not as many have suggested Gene Wilder or Van Wilder.
 
 

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Amoeba Believes in Halloween Family Values

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, November 4, 2012 07:46pm | Post a Comment

Plymouth can have Thanksgiving and Bethlehem can have Christmas, but Halloween belongs to San Francisco. As you can see from these historic photos (taken in 1921 and 1946, respectively), San Franciscans can't help but parade in costume every October 31st. It's as natural an instinct as rooting for the Giants or complaining about Muni.

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Amoeba San Francisco upholds this civic tradition every year with our annual Halloween employee costume contest. If you thought last year's costumes were good, wait till you get a load of this year's collection!

The festivities began with the dynamic DJing duo of Jamie Lee Roth and The Ancient Mariner spinning truly spooky tunes, such as the vocal track to "Running with the Devil" (see the end of this post for that special trick/treat). As customers in a variety of different stages of disguise browsed the aisles, a team of official costume contest judges was assembled (Tarin, Kathy, Suzanne, and Derrick) and Marketing and Promotions rep Tarin Muir took the stage to introduce the staff contestants. 

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