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New "What's in My Bag?" Episode with The Walking Dead's Emily Kinney

Posted by Amoebite, September 21, 2015 06:46pm | Post a Comment

Emily Kinney is an American actor and musician, best known for playing Beth Greene on AMC’s The Walking Dead. The Nebraska native began her acting career with performances on The Big C and Law & Order: Criminal Intent. Her musical work is showcased on The Walking Dead: AMC Original Soundtrack, Vol. 1, on which she sings with her co-star Lauren Cohan on the track "The Parting Glass."

Emily Kinney This is WarKinney has released three albums: 2011’s Blue Toothbrush, 2013’s Expired Love (reissued in 2014), and her latest, This Is War. After leaving The Walking Dead, she has appeared on Masters of Sex, The Knick, The Flash, The Following and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. To celebrate the release of This Is War, Kinney will be playing the Troubadour in Los Angeles this Wednesday, September 23rd.

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New "What's in My Bag?" Episode with Liturgy

Posted by Amoebite, September 18, 2015 11:23am | Post a Comment

Liturgy

Liturgy are a black metal/experimental rock band from Brooklyn consisting of Hunter Hunt-Hendrix (vocals, guitar), Bernard Gann (guitar), Greg Fox (drums) and Tyler Dusenbury (bass). Although originally Hunt-Hendrix’s solo project, the band expanded to become a four-piece in 2008. A year later, the band released their first album, Renihilation, on 20 Buck Spin. They signed to Thrill Jockey for their sophomore release, 2011’s Aesthetica.

Liturgy Ark WorkHunt-Hendrix and Gann toured as a duo after the release of their second album. The band’s frontman began considering a more experimental direction for Liturgy, and elements of electronic and experimental music can be heard on their 2015 Thrill Jockey release, The Ark Work. In fall 2015, Liturgy are heading out for a European tour that kicks off in Krakow, Poland.

Hunter Hunt-Hendrix and Tyler Dusenbury stopped by Amoeba Hollywood and sat down with our What's In My Bag? crew to share their finds from our racks. Stationed mostly in the jazz and classical rooms, Hunt-Hendrix and Dusenbury chose a collection of traditional Bulgarian music, a classical biblical music drama, Ethiopian jazz, a cassette by Steven Halpern (described by Hunt-Hendrix as "sort of a New Age OG"), and more.

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New "What's in My Bag?" Episode with Courtney Barnett

Posted by Amoebite, September 8, 2015 03:21pm | Post a Comment

Courtney Barnett

Courtney Barnett is an Australian singer-songwriter known for her witty, rambling lyrics and deadpan singing style. After playing with garage/grunge band Rapid Transit and psych/country band Immigrant Union, Barnett founded the label Milk! Records and released her first solo EP, I've Got a Friend called Emily Ferris, in 2012. Her next EP, 2013's How to Carve a Rose into a Carrot, won praise around the world. That year she performed at CMJ and played several European dates, eventually releasing both EPs together as The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas.

Courtney BarnettIn March 2015, Barnett released her debut full-length, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit. To promote the album, she performed at SXSW before heading out on a lengthy, globe-spanning tour. Universally critically-acclaimed, the album reached the #4 position on the Australian Albums chart and #20 on the Billboard 200 in the US. Just this month, Barnett was nominated for four Australian Independent Music Awards, including Best Independent Artist and Best Independent Album.

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New "What's in My Bag?" Episode with Dam-Funk

Posted by Amoebite, August 31, 2015 05:18pm | Post a Comment

Dam Funk

Dam-Funk is a modern funk musician, vocalist, producer and DJ signed to Los Angeles-based label Stones Throw Records. A Pasadena native, Damon Riddick began his career working in the studio with artists such as Master P and and MC Eiht before remixing Baron Zen's cover of The Gap Band's "Burn Rubber" in 2007 under the Dam-Funk moniker. The remix built a buzz and soon thereafter Dam-Funk recorded two 12"s for Stones Throw, 2008's Burgundy City and Let's Take Off (Far Away). In 2009, he compiled a five-volume LP set of unreleased material called Toeachizown, which was eventually turned into a two-CD set later in the year.

Dam-Funk Invite the LightOver the course of his career, Dam-Funk has collaborated with a variety of artists, including Animal Collective, Nite Jewel, Ariel Pink, Peaking Lights and Hudson Mohawke. His album with Steve Arrington of SLAVE, Higher, and his album with Snoop Dogg, 7 Days of Funk, both came out via Stones Throw in 2013. Dam-Funk's third solo studio album and his first in six years, Invite the Light, is out this Friday, September 4 via Stones Throw.

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New "What's in My Bag?" Episode with The Everymen

Posted by Amoebite, August 28, 2015 06:44pm | Post a Comment

The Everymen

The Everymen are a New Jersey-based band who make straightforward punk rock jams in the vein of Jay Reatard and Rocket from the Crypt. Founded in 2009, the band has released two studio albums: 2012's New Jersey Hardcore and 2014's Givin' Up on Free Jazz. After a series of shows at SXSW, the band went back to the studio in spring 2015 to record with Ben Tanner of Alabama Shakes for a planned 2016 release. In summer 2015, The War on Drugs invited the The Everymen to open for them on their North American tour dates.

While on tour, Mike V and Catherine Herrick from The Everymen stopped by Amoeba Hollywood and shared their finds with our What's In My Bag? crew. Mike V picked up Hate Your Friends by The Lemonheads, citing it as the record that inspired him to write songs and start a band when he was a teenager. Catherine chose Duran Duran's self-titled album, revealing that she "went through a huge, obsessive Duran Duran period" when she was in high school and that one time she accidentally followed John Taylor down the street. Check out the rest of Mike V and Catherine's picks in the full episode below:

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