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Joe Goldmark's "Blue Steel" Out Now

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, May 6, 2018 07:24pm | Post a Comment

Amoeba SF's own steel guitar master, Joe Goldmark, has just released his most exciting album to dateJoe Goldmark, Blue Steel with Blue Steel. Mixing Americana, blues, and roots music, Blue Steel showcases a number of original songs, plus a diverse mix of cover tunes ranging from Jimmy McCracklin, Graham Parker, B.B. King, and Jeff Lynne, to Lefty Frizzell, Rufus Thomas, and Dallas Frazier. Best known for his honky-tonk country and Americana sounds, Goldmark has combined an extra component this time with the addition of blues/roots songs like “All Night Worker,” “The Wobble,” and “Beautician Blues.”

“My album cover is loosely based on an old Starday Records album by Arthur ‘Guitar Boogie’ Smith called Blue Guitar,” Goldmark says. “The artwork is blue, but the title Blue Steel actually reflects the R&B feel of the music on the album. Although the pedal steel guitar is considered a ‘country’ instrument by many, I’ve always placed it in other musical genres with excellent results. Blue Steel is colored by a soulful approach to all the tunes, especially on the handful of blues numbers.”

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How We Rocked: A Pictorial. Amoebapalooza San Francisco, 2013

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, February 4, 2013 07:30pm | Post a Comment

On January 27th, Amoeba San Francisco celebrated the yearly rite of rock -- Amoebapalooza -- at Cafe Du Nord. It was raucous night filled with top notch entertainment and everything from country to electronic to sea shanties was represented.

Here are some beautiful photos of the event by Amoeba's own Kaitlin Layher.
 
Born Petrified
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Hank Aaron Williams (featuring the one and only Joe Goldmark)
 
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Sparts
 
Ceiling Eyes
 
Death Pajamas
 
Cliff Diver
 
Shore Leave

Amoebapalooza San Francisco, January 27th

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, January 14, 2013 07:16pm | Post a Comment

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Amoebapalooza SF, Amoeba Music's annual tradition of musical mayhem featuring bands comprised of Amoeba San Francisco employees & friends, is back! 
 
Join us on January 27th at Cafe Du Nord for this celebrations of employee creativity. The doors open at 8:00pm and the show starts promptly at 8:30pm. Admission is just $5! Can you believe it?! Just $5 to see all of these bands:
 
Born Petrified
Hank Aaron Williams (featuring the one and only Joe Goldmark)
Sparts
Ceiling Eyes
Death Pajamas
Cliff Diver
Shore Leave

Special thanks to our friends at SIR SF for donating the backline for the second year in a row! Contact SIR for all of your equipment needs. DO it!

TAMBOURINE MAN: Interview with Joel Gion of The Brian Jonestown Massacre

Posted by Joe Goldmark, October 12, 2011 01:50pm | Post a Comment
The VinylBeat expands its focus this week to present a fun interview with Amoeba’s own Joel Gion, tambourine man with The Brian Jonestown Massacre.  Joel hips us to the good, the bad, and the ugly in the world of tambourines as he shares his collection with us.  Enjoy. 



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