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  • #1: Eligh Last House On The Block (also on 2LP/vinyl) (Eligh Music) Leading the top five chart of the latest batch of hip-hop arrivals at Amoeba Music is the Living Legends' legendary emcee Eligh whose long awaited brand new solo album Last House On The Block (also on 2LP/vinyl) (Eligh Music) comes highly recommended. While offering up a diverse sounding mix of tracks, from throwback boom bap to...

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  • Joining the ranks of such other murdered rap stars as 2Pac and Biggie, 20 year old South Florida hip-hop star XXXTentacion, who was shot and killed Monday afternoon, is the latest in a list of slain rap stars said to have predicted or hinted at his impending demise. The popular but controversial artist born Jahseh Onfroy, who was slain in an apparent robbery after exiting a motorsports store in ...

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  • New Zealander singer/songwriter and actress Kimbra stopped by Amoeba Hollywood recently and showed us some of her favorite records, sharing her personal history with each one. "I was quite into punk rock around, you know, 15 and there was a band called The Mint Chicks that used to play in my hometown, Hamilton," she explained to us. "Ruban Nielson, who went on to create Unknown Mortal Orchestra...

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  • New Zealand singer/actress Kimbra goes shopping at Amoeba Music in Los Angeles. Her latest album 'Primal Heart' is available on Warner Bros. Records. Check out her picks: Björk - Post (LP) http://bit.ly/2sFpE2l Cornelius - Mellow Waves (LP) http://bit.ly/2xUi5K0 Radiohead - In Rainbows (LP) http://bit.ly/2HwUGhg The Mars Volta - Frances The Mute (CD) http://bit.ly/2sQ7Nou Grizzly Bear - Yellow Ho...

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  • Depeche Mode vinyl collectors take note: Rhino has announced plans to reissue, via limited edition numbered boxed sets, every Depeche Mode 12” single dating back to their very first 12” single. That February 1981 single, "Dreaming of Me," was the first of 55 singles released by the prolific long running UK electronic rock act. Each forthcoming 12" box set will correspond to the Depeche Mode (DM...

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  • Sometimes it takes a special moment to change your perception of a song you've never paid much attention to. In our new What's In My Bag? episode with the shoegaze legends Ride, bassist Steve Queralt recounted listening to music with Erol Alkan, the producer of their latest record, Weather Diaries. "One evening he decided to play 'Eagle' by ABBA, and cranked up the volume," Queralt told us, "an...

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  • 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...

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  • The trend of the past several years of new vinyl pressings overtaking new CDs been pressed up, in terms of favorable physical format, continues to grow each week with the number of hip-hop vinyl releases far outweighing that of CD releases each week in 2018. This top twenty list of hip-hop vinyl releases, in no particular order, includes new and recent vinyl pressings spanning the past several we...

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  • Trombonist Ryan Porter performed live with saxophonist Kamasi Washington and members of The West Coast Get Down jazz collective at Amoeba Music in Los Angeles on April 12, 2018. His latest album "The Optimist" is available now on World Galaxy Records. Set List: 0:00 Strugglesville 11:30 The Instrumental Hip-Hoppa 18:31 The Psalmist Performers: Ryan Porter Tony Austin Brandon Coleman Joshua Cru...

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  • By Kai Wada Roath Ambassador of Confusion Hill and host of the Super Shangri-La Show "Across the rainbow bridge of Asgard, Where the booming heavens roar. You'll behold in breathless wonder, The God of Thunder, Mighty Thor!" ~ The Mighty Thor theme from the 1966 cartoon When I was a kid of just 10 years old, I would ride my Huffy down to the docks with my crab net on my back and spend the day h...

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  • Top Ten Hip-Hop Albums Chart [Video Version] 1: J Dilla Dilla's Mix The Instrumentals LP/vinyl also on CD (PayDay) In the number slot of this new Top 20 hip-hop album releases chart (video version), that spans album releases from the several weeks, is both the CD and vinyl versions of the late J Dilla's album Ruff Draft: Dilla's Mix / aka Dilla's Mix The Instrumentals LP/vinyl also on CD (PayDay...

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  • New Zealand singer/songwriter Marlon Williams swung by Amoeba Hollywood recently for cool Green Room Session with his backing band The Yarra Benders, comprised of Gus Agars, Dave Khan, and Ben Woolley. The set starts with the darkly romantic "Vampire Again," a jangly, indie croon that builds to a shoegaze-y, fuzzy freak out. Next up is the Misfits/Damned horror-pop, by way of Johnny Marr, "Part...

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  • Andy Bell and Steve Queralt of English rock band RIDE go shopping at Amoeba Music in Hollywood. Check out their picks: Sharon Van Etten - Because I Was In Love (LP) http://bit.ly/2JdPns1 Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons - Watchmen (BOOK) ABBA - ABBA: The Album (LP) http://bit.ly/2L2uFIN Mac DeMarco - This Old Dog (LP) http://bit.ly/2LFFH83 Myrkur - Mareridt (LP) http://bit.ly/2kyagAl DIIV - Oshin (LP) ...

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  • Amoeba Hollywood's first sidewalk sale of the summer is this Saturday, June 16th. We'll have crazy good deals on DVDs, Blu-rays, CDs, vinyl, T-shirts & more 12pm-4pm. Be sure to check out our freshly stocked 45s for $1 each! Everything is priced to move fast and conveniently located just outside the store. Check out some of the great bargains you'll find at our sidewalk sale: DVD...

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  • What does black metal legend Jørn "Necrobutcher" Stubberud go shopping for when he's at Amoeba San Francisco? The Mayhem bassist proved to have ecclectic tastes as he shopped before his in-store signing of his book, The Death Archives: Mayhem 1984-94, grabbing records like INXS' Kick. Bringing up singer Michael Hutchence's unexpected death, Necrobutcher told us, "It's a different thing before a...

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  • Amoeba Hollywood regularly sells tickets to local shows. Get physical tickets from us and skip the high fees! All tickets can be purchased at the registers (while supplies last) for a $3 service fee. We take cash and credit cards for all ticket sales. Store credit and coupons cannot be applied to ticket sales. Limit 4 tickets per person.  We have a partnership with Teragram Ballroom, an intimate v...

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  • Marlon Williams and his backing band the Yarra Benders performed live in the green room at Amoeba Hollywood on February 13th, 2018. His latest album, "Make Way For Love," is available now from Dead Oceans Records. Setlist: 0:00 Vampire Again 3:48 Party Boy Performers: Marlon Williams Gus Agars Dave Khan Ben Woolley Get Marlon WIlliams' music: http://bit.ly/2kJkg9R Follow us on Twitter: https:...

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  • Burger Boogaloo is back at Oakland's Mosswood Park for it's sixth year on Saturday, June 30th and Sunday, July 1st! This year’s "shok"-inducing lineup includes performances from Devo, The Damned, Le Shok, Mudhoney, The Traditional Fools, The Mummies, Dwarves, The Flakes, and plenty more. Of course, no Boog bash would be complete without the one and only Czar of Bizarre, John Waters, as the Mist...

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  • Mayhem bassist Necrobutcher (Jørn Stubberud) goes shopping at Amoeba Music in San Francisco. Check out his picks: The Cult - High Octane Cult: The Ultimate Collection (CD) http://bit.ly/2LfpZ3h Talking Heads - Fear Of Music (CD) http://bit.ly/2Gu5QTr Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses (CD) http://bit.ly/2GvLLw0 Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique (CD) http://bit.ly/2rRq70L The Police - Reggatta De Bl...

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  • Reposted. Originally posted June 15, 2015 Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy and his sons, Spencer & Sam Tweedy, go shopping at Amoeba Music in Hollywood. Check out their picks: Chastity Belt - Time To Go Home (LP) http://bit.ly/2jS3HpR Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Safe As Milk (LP) http://bit.ly/2iFnACH Various Artists - Eccentric Soul: The Outskirts Of Deep City (LP) http://bit.ly/2j20IeE Bla...

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  • Philadelphia DJ, composer, and producer King Britt went digging for records to sample at Amoeba Hollywood and shared his discoveries in our newest What's In My Bag? episode. Not only did he find some unusual records like the Dog Training In Your Home LP (above), but he picked up some of his favorite releases, including a book by Cosey Fanni Tutti and Talk Talk's fourth album Spirit of Eden. Bri...

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  • DJ/Composer/Producer King Britt goes shopping at Amoeba Music in Hollywood. Check out his picks: Cosey Fanni Tutti - Art Sex Music (BOOK) John Cage & Sun Ra - The Complete Concert - June 8, 1986 - Coney Island, NY (LP) http://bit.ly/2IGVCks Talk Talk - Spirit Of Eden (LP) http://bit.ly/2IB719F Laraaji - Celestial Vibration (CD) http://bit.ly/2KLLHeq William Basinski - The Deluge (LP) http://bit....

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  • Do you have an appetite for...Appetite for Destruction? If you're a fan of the classic Guns N' Roses album, the hard rockers have cooked up a veritable smorgasbord of reissue options you might want to take a look at. Originally released in 1987, the band's debut album would go on to set the hearts of generations of rockers alight -- and end up on top of the Billboard 200. Now, this massive comm...

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  • By Jon Longhi Welcome to this month’s Having A Movie Moment with Jon Longhi, where I review recent Blu-ray releases. Both of these Blu-rays came out in the past three months. Thor Ragnarok, Marvel Studios: What a great movie! It's pure entertainment of the type that Marvel excels at. This movie works on many levels; it's great science fiction, action, drama, and even comedy all simultaneously. ...

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  • In LA on June 25th at the Teragram Ballroom the good people at the Anticon record label will be producing a very special tribute concert to label co-founder, artist and beloved human being Brendon "Alias" Whitney who prematurely passed away at age 41 from a heart attack back on March 30th. 20 Years of Anticon: A Celebration of the Life of Brendon "Alias" Whitney is the title of next month’s tale...

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  • What happens when indie rock singer/songwriters and collaborators Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile go record shopping for each other? Well, halfway through our What's In My Bag? interview it became apparent that almost every record Vile picked for Barnett was sure to make her cry. "This is the best record. You listen to this in the morning and you will cry," Vile said pulling out Days Have Gone B...

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  • Indie rock musicians Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile go shopping at Amoeba Music in Hollywood. Check out their picks: John Fahey - Days Have Gone By - Volume 6 (LP) http://bit.ly/2Im1gsg Chastity Belt - I Used To Spend So Much Time Alone (LP) http://bit.ly/2L3smpY John Prine - John Prine (LP) http://bit.ly/2rGSPAJ Dick Diver - Calendar Days (LP) http://bit.ly/2L0HiF6 Grouper - Dragging A Dead Dee...

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