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The 3rd Annual Mid City Arts & Music Festival Saturday, June 8 in Los Angeles

Posted by Amoebite, May 29, 2019 12:46pm | Post a Comment

Mid City Arts & Music Festival 2019

The third annual Mid City Arts & Music Festival is Saturday, June 8th in Los Angeles on Washington Boulevard between Vineyard Ave and Rimpau Blvd. Enjoy live music on two stages, artists painting live, delicious food trucks, local vendors, a beer garden featuring locally crafted beers, kids activities & more from 12-7pm. Plus, we'll be there with a booth and the Amoeba prize wheel

Music on the main stage kicks off at 12:30pm and will feature The Pharcyde's Fatlip & Slimkid3 with DJ Cee Brown and special guest 2Mex, KCRW's Anthony Valadez, The Delirians, DJ Battlecat, Rocky Dawuni, Novena Carmel, and a live illustration battle with Secret Walls

This festival is free and all-ages, although you must be 21+ to enter the beer garden. 

Check out the full schedule of events here.

Mid City Arts & Music Festival 2019

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KCRW Live Pledge Party at Amoeba Hollywood Saturday, May 13th

Posted by Amoebite, May 5, 2017 01:50pm | Post a Comment

KCRW plege party at Amoeba Hollywood

Amoeba Hollywood is thrilled to be hosting a pop-up pledge party for KCRW's spring membership drive on Saturday, May 13th! Station DJ Raul Campos and Morning Becomes Eclectic host Jason Bentley will be broadcasting live on-air from our store between 3-6pm. Come on down and meet your favorite KCRW DJs!

We'll be giving out free fun stuff for KCRW fans, plus the station's street team will be in the house, passing out radio station schwag and helping fans become members. Anyone who donates to the station between 3-6pm will be automatically entered to win our seriously rad KCRW and Amoeba Music Vinyl Prize Pack, which includes a new Numark PT-01 USB Portable Turntable, Amoeba gift certificate, KCRW headphones, assorted fun stuff, and a personal shopping trip to Amoeba with KCRW DJ Raul Campos.

We also have two special sale events happening at Amoeba Hollywood on Saturday: a one-day sale on posters, T-shirts, and mugs happening all day long inside the store and a sidewalk sale with huge deals on music, movies, books, t-shirts, posters and more outside the store from 12pm - 4pm.

KCRW is a member-sponsored station and public radio has never been more important. That's why we're excited to be donating a portion of our online sales for the day directly to the station!

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Tickets to the Music Tastes Good Festival on Sale Now at Amoeba Hollywood

Posted by Amoebite, July 21, 2016 12:40pm | Post a Comment

Music Tastes Good Festival

We're excited to announce that Amoeba Hollywood is carrying tickets for KCRW's first-ever Music Tastes Good festival in beautiful downtown Long Beach. The event features local and national acts, plus craft beer, a Bloody Mary brunch, and an optional VIP farm-to-table dinner. Music Tastes Good takes place September 23-25, with scheduled performers including The Specials, Iron & Wine, Sylvan Esso, Melvins, Dr. Dog, and Warpaint, plus a whole slew of other fantastic acts.

You can choose from several different ticketing options, including single day passes for Friday ($25), Saturday ($75), and Sunday ($35). The 3-day general admission ticket costs $120, and the 3-day VIP ticket, which includes the aforementioned farm-to-table dinner, costs $240. 

Please note there will be a $2 service charge per ticket, and store credit cannot be applied to concert ticket sales.

Cut Chemist Plays Next L.A. Red Bull Sound Select Show at Del Monte Speakeasy Sept. 24

Posted by Amoebite, September 16, 2015 08:58am | Post a Comment

red bull sound select cut chemist

cut chemistDJ extraordinaire Cut Chemist will headline the next Red Bull Sound Select show in L.A., curated by KCRW.

The starts at 8 p.m., and it’s an 21-and-over show. Entrance is $3 with an RSVP and $12 without at the door. An RSVP doesn’t guarantee you entrance, so plan to arrive early.

L.A.-based Cut Chemist is a member of hip hop group Jurassic 5 and was formerly a member of the band Ozomatli. He has released many DJ mixes, both solo and as collaborations with such artists as DJ Shadow, and released the studio album The Audience’s Listening in 2006. The artist (real name Lucas MacFadden) has also appeared in several films, including DJ documentary Scratch and dramas like Juno and Up in the Air. Watch his episode of “What’s In My Bag?” below:

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Ride rolls into the Warfield -- and their thirteen most massive tunes

Posted by Eric Brightwell, April 13, 2015 10:42am | Post a Comment
I'm currently down in San Francisco (well, Richmond actually) to see Ride play. Ride, for those keeping score, were the best of a crop of bands known way back in the early 1990s as shoegazers. Like most British bands that survived into those dark years of the mid-1990s, when a collective craze for slow motion guitar solos and untucked shirts overcome white Britannia, Ride too went horribly wrong (i.e. Britpop) in the end before calling it a day in 1996. They only released one bad album (and it was awful) but then Andy Bell formed Hurricane #1, a truly horrendous (way) sub-Seahorses audition for Oasis. Bell went on to play in Oasis and then that other Liam Gallagher band who can't have been all bad as they covered World of Twist's "Sons of the Stage." 




This is all a roundabout way of saying that the prospect of a Ride reunion made me, understandably I think, rather nervous. They released a clutch of fantastic EPs, three great albums, and only one steaming, stinker -- but it was their final album, and a direction Bell pursued with his following bands so would he insist that Tarantula haters like myself got it wrong and try to prove his point by subjecting audiences to "The Dawn Patrol" and "Starlight Motel" or worse, "Just Another Illusion"? All of my fears were put to rest when I listened to them play a short set on KCRW's "Morning Becomes Eclectic," which included five songs from their brilliant debut, Nowhere, and its equally classic follow-up, Going Blank Again. They sounded great. I meant to dust off my old Ride T-shirt with the mud stains and holes but perhaps wisely forgot (it's really holey).

Shoegazers were sometimes criticized for hiding their lack of songs behind walls of feedback... but listening to "Morning Becomes Eclectic" for the first time in fifteen years as I waited for Ride to play I was treated to a barrage of forgettable, tuneless, garblers in Native American headdresses singing whoa-oh-oh-y car insurance jingles (or at least that's what it sounded like to me). You know, Coachellacore or the stuff that plays during Spotify ads when sensible users remove their earbuds. Ride, on the other hand, wrote some of the tightest (I'll never use that word again to describe music, I promise) melodies, sang the pretties harmonies, channeled The Byrds, Love, and Buffalo Springfield, and then added a healthy squall of guitar noise that make me wonder why all the "nu-gazers" are so bland and limp (...oh yeah, Slowdive). 
Ride played at Coachella the other night, apparently. They're playing at the Warfield tonight. They're playing in Pomona at the Fox Theater tomorrow. 
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Now allow me to get all listicle and give you the Top 13 Ride Songs:
“Vapour Trail” from Nowhere (1990) 

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