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  •   Tomorrow night's (Tuesday, October 17th) A Celebration of DJ Stef at the Elbo Room in San Francisco is further proof of just how widely beloved an individual Stephanie Gardner Ornelas (aka DJ Stef) truly was. As previously reported on the Amoeblog there was unprecedented outpouring of grief and shock in response to the DJ/writer/hip-hop ambassador's sudden October 1st death from a heart attack...

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  • Conor Oberst goes shopping at Amoeba Music in Los Angeles. His latest album 'Salutations' is available on Nonesuch Records. Check out his picks: Bobby Hutcherson - Happenings (LP) http://bit.ly/2yk8hra Super Furry Animals - Fuzzy Logic (LP) http://bit.ly/2yk1nT5 Thin Lizzy - Thunder and Lightning (LP) http://bit.ly/2hFm4i6 Rage Against The Machine - The Battle Of Los Angeles (LP) http://bit.ly/2w...

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  • Amoeba Hollywood is having a Sidewalk Sale on Saturday, October 21st! It's your chance to score huge deals on music, movies, books, comics, posters and more, right outside the store from 12pm - 4pm. Check out some of the great bargains you'll find at our sidewalk sale: DVDs: $2 each or 3 for $5 DVD box sets: $4 each or 2 for $7 Blu-ray: $4 ...

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  • Top Five New Hip-Hop Releases 10:13:17 Album art & descriptions + Accompanying Music Videos 1: Wu-Tang Clan The Saga Continues (E1 Music)   Wu-Tang Clan's The Saga Continues was officially released yesterday, October 13th 2017, although the album's executive producer RZA leaked it the day before as part of a radio show. Not to be confused with the Shaolin crew's infamous controversial Martin "...

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  • Are you thinking about getting your first turntable, but have some questions about direct drive vs. belt drive tables? Pre-amps? Speakers? We have answers! Setting up your vinyl stereo system isn't a difficult process, but it does take a little bit of knowledge about the right gear to get your records spinning and making noise. In this Vinyl Gear 101 video, we address the most common questi...

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  • Jesse Hughes (aka Boots Electric) of Eagles of Death Metal goes shopping at Amoeba Hollywood. Their latest album/concert video 'I Love You All The Time: Live At The Olympia In Paris' is available from Eagle Records. Check out his picks: Batman Classic TV Series - Catwoman Bendable Figure (TOYS) Various Artists - DIY: Shake It Up! - American Power Pop II (CD) Jimmie "J.J." Walker - Dyn-o-mite (L...

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  • "The character of Catwoman was a big influence on my developing sexuality," confides Eagles of Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes during his recent visit to Amoeba Hollywood. Hughes, also known as Boots Electric, starts our "What's In My Bag?" episode showing off a figurine of the aforementioned Catwoman from the classic '60s TV show and movie, Batman. "That's what I love about Amoeba," he con...

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  • Saturday at Amoeba Hollywood was the place to be! Our old friend and cohort, the incomparable Don Barris (Windy City Heat, Big 3 Podcast, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Ding Dong Show, and a tireless supporter of Amoeba's auctions), did the honors at the podium and hosted our charity auction for hurricane relief! Don was entertaining and hilarious, as always, with the sharp zingers, as well as the d...

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  • From the illustrious minds who brought you Super Shangri-La Show's Bigfoot Bonanza comes Super Shangri-La Show's Space Visitors Film Festival, which descends upon San Francisco's Balboa Theatre on Saturday, October 21st! Prepare for 16 hours of alien excitement in the form of movies, documentaries, TV shows, and special guest speakers including filmmaker and curator Jodi Wille with members of the...

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  • As she so regularly did in life, at her funeral service yesterday at the Ouimet Bros. Funeral Chapel in Concord, DJ Stef continued to bring different people together through a shared passion for music. Greatly outnumbering family, including her still-in-shock husband, best-friend and fellow DJ Sergio Ornelas, were a multitude of dear friends Stephanie Gardner Ornelas (aka DJ Stef) had earned ove...

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  • Previewed here on the Amoeblog was the 2017 DMC World Champions, last weekend's big international turntablist competition that featured USA representatives DJ Perly and DJ Dwells who each proudly repped their nation but did not win titles in their respective fields. Instead the 2017 DMC World DJ Final was won by DJ Rena from Japan who is only twelve years of age but possesses the experienced mo...

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  • Todd Jones, singer and guitarist for SoCal hardcore band Nails, recently stopped by Amoeba Hollywood to grab some some records and chat with us for a "What's In My Bag?" episode. As you might expect, his stack featured a healthy dose of punk and various types of metal, but it also included several unexpected picks, like Reign Of Terror by the Brooklyn noise-pop duo Sleigh Bells. "This sounds ...

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  • by Casey Dresser Pap-boom-pap-boom-pap-boom, New Day Rising - the seminal, legendary, and absolutely classic Hüsker Dü post-hardcore masterpiece kicks off with a nice blast beat from Grant Hart before Bob Mould's swirling, fuzzy, and overdriven guitars and Greg Norton's precision dynamic bass take us where we are going for the next 40 minutes or so. I immediately put this record on when I ...

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  • by Michael Henning Can founder and bassist Holger Czukay died September 5, 2017. The band posted the following on Facebook: "We are very sad to confirm that Holger passed away yesterday, in his home, the old CAN Studio in Weilerswist. His wife U-She passed away only weeks before. Holger was devastated by the loss of his beloved partner, but was looking forward to making more music and was ...

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  • Amidst an already deeply depressing news day yesterday, dominated by shocking details of the latest American mass shooting tragedy, we also learned that we lost an American rock music icon. Tom Petty died yesterday following a cardiac arrest. The singer. songwriter, guitarist, keyboardist was 66 years of age. A true American rocker whether as solo artist, as Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, or wit...

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  • Todd Jones of Nails goes shopping at Amoeba Hollywood. Their latest album 'You Will Never Be One Of Us' is available from Nuclear Blast Entertainment Check out his picks: Voivod - Killing Technology (LP) http://bit.ly/2xc13Xe Incendiary - Thousand Mile Stare (LP) http://bit.ly/2fMdh1h Me & That Man - Songs Of Love & Death (LP) http://bit.ly/2yDZEoy Pallbearer - Heartless (LP) http://bit.ly/2xX0pf...

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  • By Chris Curtis Nearly any social gathering benefits from the addition of well-chosen music, and a board gaming get-together is no exception. Of course, you could just throw on some random favorite albums and leave it at that. But it’s easy to take your game session to the next level by selecting an appropriate, themed musical backdrop! Just as an artfully composed soundtrack greatly enhan...

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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 new partnership with Teragram Ballroom, an ...

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  • DIIV Join Amoeba Music at NightLife Live at San Francisco's California Academy of Sciences  on Thursday, October 12 as the summer music series that transforms the Academy into a 21+ oasis of music and art comes to a close for the season. With two great musical acts, art installations, craft projects, fantastic cocktails, and...

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  • Leaders of the new generation of US DMC battle DJ champions - the skilled turntablist competitors Dwells and DJ Perly - are currently over in England where each will participate in today’s big 2017 DMC World DJ Championship. At that prestigious international DJ competition, happening at London’s club Koko, these  reigning American DJ champs each hope to repeat their national victories on an int...

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  •  Propagandhi's just released, long overdue new album Victory Lap (Epitaph) is the Canadian rock quartet's seventh album and their first since 2012’s Failed States (also on LP/vinyl) It’s been a while (five years) since their last album release, but this week Canadian punk/thrash quartet  Propagandhi, who formed back in 1986, dropped their seventh studio album Victory Lap via Epitaph. Their firs...

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  • Despite the derailment this week of the Republicans’ latest (Graham-Cassidy) stab at dismantling affordable health care after enough senators, including Susan Collins of Maine, publicly voiced their opposition to this latest repeal and replace attempt by Trump’s White House, many Americans remain wary and watchful of their government.  For example low income disabled Americans dependent on Medi...

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  • The Texas band Old 97's were in good spirits during their recent visit to Amoeba Hollywood for a fun What's In My Bag? episode. "I got stuck on a bit of records that I couldn't stop listening to when I was 14 years old," confided lead singer Rhett Miller, before he pulled The Smiths' singles collection, Hatful Of Hollow, out of his Amoeba bag. Another high school favorite of was Fables Of The...

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  • We are deeply saddened by the loss of our friend this weekend, the great Charles Bradley. He died on September 23rd, after being diagnosed with stomach cancer last year. He had been touring up until recently, and was even scheduled to perform at the Music Tastes Good Festival this coming weekend in Long Beach. We were honored to host an in-store performance with Charles Bradley at Amoeba Ho...

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  • Rhett Miller, Murry Hammond, and Ken Bethea of Old 97's go shopping at Amoeba Music in Los Angeles. Their latest album 'Graveyard Whistling' is available on ATO Records. Check out their picks: Vince Guaraldi Trio - Charlie Brown's Holiday Hits (LP) http://bit.ly/2fm7Gyt The Beatles - Revolver (CD) http://bit.ly/2ful9UY R.E.M. - Fables Of The Reconstruction (LP) http://bit.ly/2jLZNDC John Coltrane...

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  • Amoeba Hip-Hop Top 5 [09:22:17] 1: Macklemore Gemini (Bendo/Warner) 2: Apathy + O.C. Perestroika (Dirty Version) (also avail in Vinyl/2LP set) 3: Lacrae All Things Work Together (Columbia/Legacy) (also avail in Vinyl/LP) 4: Rock Rockness A.P.: After Price (Digital Deja Vu) 5: DJ Kay Slay The Big Brother (Streetsweepers Ent.) Vinyl Reissue of the Week: Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five ...

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  • Summer is over, or is it? Well, it certainly doesn't have to be! For the last few weeks I've been mostly landlocked, cooped up and unable to make it to the beach or anywhere else due to some bad luck and doctor's orders, but that hasn't stopped me from chasing my stupidest end-of-Summer seaside shenanigan-filled dreams by couch-surfing a good ol' beach movie marathon. And not just any old sandy ...

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