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Just Announced Bay Area Summer Shows with Playboi Carti, Nick Cannon, Greta Van Fleet, Cody Jinks with Ben Haggard + more

Posted by Billyjam, June 13, 2018 11:43pm | Post a Comment
Self-titled album by Playboi Carter (also on CD) who will be headlining the Warfield in SF
 on July 24th as part of the ATL rapper's just announced summer 2018 tour
Infusing further heat into an already hot and exciting upcoming summer concert season in the Bay Area, concert promoters Goldenvoice this evening announced even more cool shows for the summer months ahead. These include ATL rap star Playboi Carti whose just announced summer tour will include him headlining The Warfield in San Francisco on July 24th with tix ($32.50 to $50) avail from Thursday (6/14) at 10am. Also just announced is the Led Zeppelin-esque, hard rockin’ Greta Van Fleet who will headline City National Civic in San Jose (9/18) with tix ($39.50 +) going on sale this Friday at 10am. Expanding upon the title and theme of his popular MTV series, just announced is the Nick Cannon Presents Wild ‘N Out Live, tour with a planned Bay Area stops on  September 30th at Golden 1 Center in San Jose and Oct 6th at Oracle Arena in Oakland. General tix on sale Friday, June 15 at 10am.
 
Other just announced summer shows for the Bay Area include Texas star Cody Links with Ben Haggard opening at the Warfield in SF on August 4th (tix $25 - $100 on sale 06/15 at 10am), and noted hip-hop producer RJD2 (Mad Men theme etc.) who headlines Slim’s in SF on August 17th with tickets ($25 - $50) going on sale Friday (6/15) at 10am. Also just announced is a just added additional show by  Panic! at The Disco show at Oracle Arena. Tickets for the show and tour, that will coincide with the forthcoming new Panic! At The Disco’s album Pray For The Wicked (also on LP), go on sale this Friday June 15th at 10am.

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Desert Daze Tickets Available at Amoeba Hollywood; See Videos From the Artists

Posted by Billy Gil, March 4, 2015 01:12pm | Post a Comment

desert daze lineupMoon Block Party’s Desert Daze fest is happening May 2 at the Sunset Ranch Oasis in Mecca, California. Tickets are $55 for general admission, $75 with camping and $85 with village camping, and you can pick them up with only a $2 service fee from Amoeba Hollywood.

The show features such bands as Warpaint, RJD2, Minus the Bear (performing They Make Beer Commercials Like This), The Budos Band, Dan Deacon, Chelsea Wolfe, Diiv, Psychic Ills, Deap Vally, Bass Drum of Death, White Lung, Vetiver, Teebs, Carlos Nino and more.

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Hip-Hop Rap-Up, Week End 10.18.13: E-Lit, Black Milk, RJD2, Z-Man, AgentSrikeNine, Special Tech DJ

Posted by Billyjam, October 18, 2013 07:34am | Post a Comment
       

Amoeba Music Berkeley Hip-Hop Top Five Chart: 10:18:13

1) Black Milk No Poison, No Paradise (Fat Beats)

2) Deltron 3030 Event II (Bulk Recordings)

3) RJD2 More Is Than Isn't (RJS Electrical Connection)

4) Devin The Dude One For The Road (E1 Music)

5) Drake Nothing Was The Same (Cash Money)

Thanks to E-Lit for the above chart and accompanying video of the Amoeba Berkeley hip-hop buyer breaking down some of the newest releases in the genre in both CD and vinyl formats. As E-Lit noted there's new vinyl in Amoeba this week of the recently released album from Oddissee, plus a vinyl version of the instrumentals of the latest Apollo Brown offering with O.C. (Trophies), and Black Milk's brand new No Poison, No Paradise. That LP release is in addition to the CD version of No Poison, No Paradise - the highly regarded Detroit artist's first album since 2010's  Album Of The Year -but not his first recording in that time. The producer/MC has been quite busy over the past three years between touring, working behind the scenes as engineer, in addition to working on such other projects as the Black & Brown EP with Danny Brown, Random Axe (with Sean Price and Guilty Simpson), and Jack White's Third Man single ("Brain" b/w "Royal Mega") to name but some of his musical adventures of late. Meanwhile his own new album No Poison, No Paradise pairs his talents alongside such guests as Black Thought, Mel, Dwele, Robert Glasper, and Quelle Chris. Below is the video for the album track "Sunday's Best/Monday's Worst.      

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Hip-Hop Rap-Up, Week End 10.12.13: RJD2, Deltron 3030, Danny Brown, Smif N Wessun, MellowHigh, Pete Rock & CL Smooth

Posted by Billyjam, October 12, 2013 12:37pm | Post a Comment



Amoeba Music Berkeley Hip-Hop Top Five Chart: 10:11:13


1) Deltron 3030 Event II (Bulk Recordings)

2) Earl Sweatshirt Doris (Columbia)

3) RJD2 More Is Than Isn't (RJS Electrical Connection)

4) Drake Nothing Was The Same (Cash Money)

5) Danny Brown Old (Fools Gold)

Special thanks to E-Lit at the Berkeley Amoeba Music store in the above video clip for doing a nice overview of some of the new hip-hop releases this week in both CD and vinyl formats that include not one but two vinyl versions of the new Deltron 3030 album (the second being the instrumental version - good for DJs and emcees). E-Lit, who is the Amoeba hip-hop buyer and also a KALX DJ, will have more new releases next week to talk about.  But back to this week's excellent new hip-hop top five from Amoeba which includes two of my personal favorite new releases - RJD2 and Deltron 3030. The latter is the long awaited sequel to the Deltron 3030 original release back 13 long years ago when the superstar trio ofDel the Funkee Homosapien, Dan the Automator, and Kid Koalaunleashed their first sci-fi themed hip-hop adventure. As the amoeba.com review accurately writes "Event II finds the group basically picking up where the last album left off, telling paranoid tales of a future world gone corrupt and insensitive….Once again, the trio is spinning an entire world, and again, shockingly, the results are incredibly cohesive, and the world is totally immersive. Zach De La Rocha, Lonely Island, Damon Albarn, Black Rob, and Mike Patton all stop by to play various weird characters."  While the album is filed under hip-hop it could easily be filed under alt rock or electronic. Also blurring genre lines is the highly recommended new RJD2 album More Is Than Isn't - the DJ/producer/multi-instrumentalist's fifth studio album in eleven years and perhaps his best to date. What I love most about is his impeccable choice in guest emcees and vocalists - including Blueprint, P-Blackk, STS and Khari Mateen - all of whom perfectly compliment his deep production style. 

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Zou Bisou Bis...aagghh! Make It Stop!

Posted by Kells, March 31, 2012 01:38pm | Post a Comment
mad men jessica pare megan draper zou bisou bisou 45 rpm 7" vinyl single theme song RJD2 b-side birthday suprise party

mad men megan draper jessica pare zou bisou bisou 45 rpm 7" record cover theme song RJD2


Hey you! Tortured much by that little Gillian Hills ditty "Zou Bisou Bisou" sung by Megan Draper (Jessica Pare) in the Mad Men premier last week? Never fear mes amis, exorcise that demon by purchasing the super slick 45 rpm 7" vinyl single of "Zou Bisou Bisou" (sung by Miss Pare herself as heard in the show) with the RJD2 Mad Men theme on the b-side. What really floats my boat is the fact that one may spin this sweet baby at 33 & 1/3 speed to hear the super spooky "alternative" versions of these modern pop sensations. I have a feeling the theme's electro beat will translate oh so deliciously when played at the slower speed. In other words: get your goth night on cats and kittens! See the song and scene below!


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