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Weird Wednesday at The Alamo Drafthouse New Mission in August

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, July 29, 2019 06:25pm | Post a Comment

Sun Ra, Space is the Place

Amoeba and Alamo Drafthouse continue their partnership for Weird Wednesday at the New Mission theater in SF this August! Weird Wednesday is Alamo's weekly celebration of movies that are too outrageous for prime time. The August line-up proves to be daring, imaginative, and downright interplanetary. You won't want to miss any of these.

Murderous Intent (1985)
Wednesday, August 7. 9pm
Jamaican-born, NYC-based director Len Anthony originally set out to make several films, but was never able to finish any of them. All the leftover footage was smashed together and Murderous Intent was born. Opening with an explosive Alvin Ailey-esque dance troupe number, you will never be able to predict where this movie is headed. It's like if Dangerous Men was an art film -- or a horror film -- or both -- or neither!

Murderous Intent

Caged Heat (1974)
Wednesday, August 14. 9:30pm
This women-in-prison tale is the debut feature from future cinema legend Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs, Something Wild, Married to the Mob). Thrown into the penal hell of Connorville, petty criminal Jacqueline (Erica Gavin) fights against the ruthless inmates, a cruel warden (Barbara Steele), and her depraved staff. She forms an uneasy friendship with two hardened inmates; when these three unite, they seek escape, money, and revenge. Composer John Cale (formerly of The Velvet Underground!) also offers a stark, experimental, blues-inflected score — and the story takes a number of odd turns including several strikingly surreal fantasy sequences, with Steele getting the best moment in a stylish cabaret number.

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Desert Daze Tickets on Sale Now at Amoeba Hollywood

Posted by Amoebite, June 29, 2017 12:38pm | Post a Comment

Desert Daze Tickets Available at Amoeba Hollywood

The Desert Daze Music & Arts Festival is returning this fall for another magical weekend of music under the desert stars! The stellar lineup now includes Iggy PopSpiritualized, Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile, Sleep (performing Holy Mountain), Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Ty Segall, BadBadNotGoodPanda Bear, Hope Sandoval & the Warm Inventions, John Cale, Eagles of Death Metal, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, and many, many more. The festival takes at the Institute of Mentalphysics in Joshua Tree Thursday, October 12th through Sunday, October 15th.

This is the sixth year for the festival, which is put on by the good people at Moon Block, and the second at the Institute of Mentalphysics. There are several ticket options available online for camping, cottage-dwelling, and doin' your own thing. Or, if you prefer to save some money on fees, you can get the following tickets in-store at Amoeba Hollywood:

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New "What's in My Bag?" Episode with Kid Congo Powers

Posted by Amoebite, May 10, 2016 12:35pm | Post a Comment

Kid Congo Powers What's In My Bag? Amoeba Music

When Kid Congo Powers goes record shopping you can expect he'll find some real gems, especially if he's shopping 45s for DJing. The legendary guitarist and singer, who has been a member of The Cramps, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, and The Gun Club, as well as heading his own band, Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds, was at Amoeba San Francisco recently and we got a chance to check out his stellar finds.

Kid Congo & the Pink Monkey BiardsBorn Brian Tristan in La Puente, California, Kid Congo was a fixture of the LA punk scene, where he met Jeffrey Lee Pierce, with whom he formed what would become The Gun Club. In 1980 he was recruited by The Cramps, when they relocated from New York to Los Angeles, and in 1988 he became a Bad Seed, joining Nick Cave's band, then based in Berlin. In 1997 Kid Congo formed The Pink Monkey Birds, which has been his main project since. The band is currently on tour now, promoting their brand new record, La AraƱa Es La Vida.

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Amoeba Presents John Cale, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs Shows

Posted by Billy Gil, November 14, 2012 05:41pm | Post a Comment

Amoeba has teamed with Goldenvoice to present a number of upcoming shows, starting with John Cale and Cass Mccombs at the El Rey Theatre Dec. 11. Tickets for that show are $30 (plus a $2 service fee). Then on Dec. 19, Amoeba presents Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs at the Fonda Theatre; tickets are $22.50 (plus a $2 service fee).

Tickets are limited to quantities on hand, until they sell out. Amoeba stops selling tickets for a show at 5 p.m. on the day of that show. Please call the store at 323-245-6400 for current availability or to purchase/hold.

See a full list of tickets available for sale at Amoeba Hollywood here.

John Cale at Amoeba Hollywood Oct. 26, 2005

Shifty AdventuresFamed Welsh singer, songwriter, viola player and former member of The Velvet Underground John Cale is performing in support of his latest release, the adventurous Shifty Adventures in Nookie Wood. That album finds Cale trying on a number of new guises, occasionally augmenting his baritone voice with autotune and building out his futuristic love songs with electronic production and lyrics about vampires and other strange beasts. He’s also recently been playing songs off of his classic Paris 1919 record.

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List: 10 Creepy Recent Albums

Posted by Billy Gil, October 26, 2012 02:12pm | Post a Comment

OMG you guys, it’s Halloween! Kind of. Halloween is next Wednesday — read all about the puppy antics Amoeba Hollywood has in store here — which means it’s kind of like it’s Halloween for the next six days. Besides your requisite scary movies, here are some recent creepy albums to get you through the next week, and a few upcoming ones to look out for.

Godspeed AllelujahGodspeed You! Black EmperorAllelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend! (CD or LP)

This one’s kind of obvious. This is a band that made an album ostensibly about the end of the world, and the post-rock outfit’s latest release starts with a 20-minute opus of crashing sound named after a war criminal. But Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend! pairs its noisy parts with moments of unnerving beauty, as in the spectral “We Drift Like Worried Fire.”

 

 

 


Swans The SeerSwansThe Seer (CD, Deluxe CD, LP or Download)

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