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  • English electronic musician Clark visited Amoeba Hollywood recently and picked up some vinyl reissues and limited edition releases, many of which were quite dear to him, such as the debut album by Krautrock super-group Harmonia. Comprised of members of the influential groups Cluster and Neu!, Musik Von Harmonia was a big influence on Clark's record Body Riddle. "It's really warm, slowly evolvin...

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Where The Toys Are

  • By Brent James No doubt you’ve got that one piece of vinyl in your collection that’s “worth thousands,” or maybe now that vinyl is making its “resurgence,” it might be time to sell your aunt’s dusty old records she passed down to you last Summer? Well, it turns out she might have a few more items in her attic you might be interested in. Now more than ever is the time to check, as all those old...

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  • Noise Pop returns to the Bay Area for it's 26th year with events all over San Francisco and Oakland, February 19 - 25! This year they are unveiling the amazing full music lineup in phases and they have just announced Phase 2! Phase 2 general badges are available for $195. General badge prices will go up with the Phase 3 lineup announcement, so get your tickets now! The festival features an array...

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  • This Amoeblog kicks off an extended series of Best Of 2017 in Hip-Hop lists (mostly top tens) that will attempt to cover as many aspects as possible of the ever expanding genre from over the past twelve months. These Best-Of lists will range from underground, slept-on artists that got little attention overall in 2017 to hugely popular and financially successful artists who dominated charts and m...

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  • English electronic musician Clark goes shopping at Amoeba Hollywood. His latest album "Death Peak" is out now on Warp Records. Check out his picks: Smog - Knock Knock (LP) http://bit.ly/2yd2U9T Camp Lo - Uptown Saturday Night (LP) http://bit.ly/2yXiha0 Harmonia - Musik Von Harmonia (LP) http://bit.ly/2AbRsND Suicide - Suicide (LP) http://bit.ly/2jmN6jf The Egyptian Lover - Egypt, Egypt / Girls (...

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  • Experience the last trip of the year! A psychedelic happening featuring far-out lights and sounds! Amoeba is proud to sponsor The Acid Test's New Year's Eve party on Sunday, December 31st at the Elbo Room with live sets from LA's psych phenom The Creation Factory and local loves The Pop Club Group. The night's DJs include The Acid Test's Steve and Noemi, San Fran's Jodie Artichoke, and Los Angele...

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  • Join the Czar of Noir Noël, host Eddie Muller, on Wednesday, December 20th at SF's historic Castro Theatre for the eighth annual Noir City Xmas! This year, our friends at the Film Noir Foundation present a double-feature of rare noir-stained 1940s' films to darken your yuletide spirit. At 7:30pm, it’s Manhandled (1949) starring Dan Duryea, Dorothy Lamour, and Sterling Hayden, followed at 9:30pm b...

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  • 1: Beastie Boys The In Sound From Way Out! LP  (Capitol) The In Sound From Way Out! LP is a reissue by Capitol of the long out of print killer 1996 instrumental compilation album from the Beastie Boys. This new version is 180 gram vinyl and the cover art, while almost exactly the same, is a slightly different shade of each color which you could tell if you have the two versions of this LP side b...

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  • Basin Street Blues LP by Louis Armstrong reissued on 180 gram vinyl last year This week I made a return visit to the wonderful historic Louis Armstrong House Museum (LAHM) in Corona, Queens for a quick look at the small museum and a guided detailed tour of the house that was the legendary jazz trumpeter & singer’s home with wife Lucille for the final decades of their lives. Louis Armstrong (aka...

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  • By doubleay Trizz hails from Los Angeles and Inland Empire, but he doesn’t believe everybody listening knows that. Trizz has developed a uniquely dedicated audience with fans scattered internationally, yet the he feels the misconception about where he’s coming from is all too common. The circulation of his music has transcended geographical bounds, but Trizz is making his origin the emphasis ...

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  • We were as surprised as anyone to hear about the sale and layoffs at the LA Weekly this past week. Amoeba has had long-standing friendships and working relationships with the writers and editorial staff at the Weekly, and we have shared a history of commitment and passion for the creative community. Our community was rocked by these unexpected, major layoffs. These are friends and colleagues...

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  • We recently hosted a DVD signing with the cast and crew of Anna Biller's feminist cult hit, The Love Witch, at Amoeba Hollywood and we were excited to interview the stars, Samantha Robinson and Jennifer Ingrum, for a What's In My Bag? episode. Spending the majority of their time shopping our movie mezzanine, the two actresses found an eclectic selection of classic, art-house, and cult-y flick...

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  • Enamel pins may be small but they carry a big message -- and a very high cool quotient. Adding a pin to your backpack or jacket is a subtle yet ultra hip way to rep your pop culture obsessions, whether it's the band that changed your life, the TV show you can't get enough of, the movie that inspired you to dive into cinema --- or your all-time favorite record store, of course. (Yes, we have s...

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  • 1: N.E.R.D. NO_ONE EVER REALLY DIES [Pre-Order Dec 15th album] (Columbia Records) Following the lead of its successful first single “Lemon (feat. Rihanna)” released early last month, recently reunited N.E.R.D. will drop their anticipated new album NO_ONE EVER REALLY DIES [Pre-Order] on December 15th. You can pre-order now from Amoeba with free shipping in US. Comprised of Pharrell Williams, Ch...

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  • Amoeba's San Francisco is partnering with the SF-Marin Food Bank this holiday season. Please join us and make a difference! Donate nonperishable food items to the SF-Marin Food Bank at Amoeba SF December 5th through January 2nd and receive a coupon for $5 off your purchase of $30 or more in store and 10% off on Amoeba.com! Please bring your donations to the Info Counter at the center of the SF s...

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  • 'The Love Witch' actors Samantha Robinson & Jennifer Ingrum go shopping at Amoeba Hollywood. Check out their picks: Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger - The Red Shoes [Criterion] (DVD) http://bit.ly/2yDT7L6 Wim Wenders - Paris, Texas [Criterion] (DVD) http://bit.ly/2zGC0LZ Robert Aldrich - What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (BLU-RAY) http://bit.ly/2zB9uvz Simon Langton - Pride and Prejudice [1995]...

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  • “She’s not out the woods yet,” is the official word on the latest health status of DJ Pam “The Funkstress” Warren according to Alex Mejia. The longtime friend of Pam's followed up with the Amoeblog by phone yesterday on the medical status of the hospitalized Bay Area female DJ who suddenly fell ill in recent weeks. Pam first came to fame back in the early 90's with Bay Area political hip-hop gr...

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  • Singer/songwriter Jim Ward (At The Drive-In, Sparta) goes shopping at Amoeba Hollywood. Reposted. Originally posted December 15, 2011. Check out his picks: Miles Davis - Sketches of Spain (LP) http://bit.ly/2tekxHR Paul McCartney - McCartney II (LP) http://bit.ly/2tebNkY Van Morrison - Astral Weeks (LP) http://bit.ly/2sb2W3J The Beach Boys - Smiley Smile [Japanese Pressing] (LP) Kurt Vile - Smo...

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  • By Kai Wada Roath Ambassador of Confusion Hill and host of the Super Shangri-La Show “All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost.” - J.R.R.Tolkien One must ponder what Dion DiMucci thought when he first heard his second masterpiece, "The Wanderer," covered superiorly by the psychedelic Chilean group Los Mac's. In my noodle, I picture the band of young lads co...

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  • Allen Lewites. Photo by Gabriel Wheeler. By Stephanie Barron General Manager, Amoeba San Francisco When we found out that we’d lost him, we all walked around in shock and sorrow. Then, in the spirit of friendship, The Allman Brothers Band's Eat a Peach came over the PA system as a tribute to Allen. The customers didn’t under...

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  • Hip hop artist, actor and producer Big Boi stopped by Amoeba Hollywood recently and went shopping for records by some of his favorite artists, including British art-rock/singer/songwriter, Kate Bush. Though he found several limited edition Kate Bush LPs, he was especially drawn to the deluxe edition of Before The Dawn, a four-disc live album from her monumental residency at London's Hammersmi...

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  • Outkast's Big Boi goes shopping at Amoeba Hollywood. His latest album 'Boomiverse' is available from Epic/Sony Music. Check out his picks: Funkadelic - Cosmic Slop (LP) http://bit.ly/2iRX6h2 Kate Bush - Before The Dawn [Box Set] (LP) http://bit.ly/2zH53jv Michael Jackson - Off The Wall (LP) http://bit.ly/2zqccAu Funkadelic - Maggot Brain (LP) http://bit.ly/2AzohYp Big Boi - Sir Lucious Leftfoot: ...

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  • LA Weekly's Sips and Sweets is happening at the Petersen Automotive Museum on Thursday, December 14th, from 8pm–11pm (with a VIP hour at 7pm). Now in it's 4th year, the event will feature LA's top bakers and most well-reputed mixologists. Sip on handcrafted cocktails and shop for amazing holiday gifts in Vendor Village. Chefs will offer tasty samples of their famous sweet and savory treats, w...

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  • For today Black Friday Record Store Day at Amoeba among the many great releases from all genres are the top fifteen hip-hop vinyl releases exclusive to today's big shopping/crate digging day that are listed below. As with the annual April Record Store Day (RSD), the Black Friday RSD exclusives are restricted to in store purchases. Remember the whole original idea of Record Store Day was to celebr...

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  • Top Five Hip-Hop Vinyl Reissues: 11:22:17 1: GZA/The Genius Liquid Swords: The Singles Collection [Box Set] (7") (Geffen) A lot of new vinyl this past week including many reissues starting with this 45, 7" four record box set from GZA/The Genius: Liquid Swords: The Singles Collection [Box Set] (7") (Geffen). Note it is just one of numerous Wu-Tang Clan related vinyl releases recently. As seen...

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  • By doubleay Bjork is gearing up for the release of her latest body of work, Utopia (out November 24). It is the ninth album in her prolific discography and she’s working with a stunning team of creatives from Arca and Jesse Kanda to Andrew Thomas Huang and James Merry, to aid in bringing her latest vision to life. Bjork's last album, Vulnicura, was released two years back and was followed ...

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  • When country music legend Marty Stuart went record shopping at Amoeba Hollywood he couldn't help but run into himself. Whether he found records that he had played on, or records by people he had played with, Stuart found his visit to be a trip down memory lane. Playing professionally from a very early age, he had many an anecdote about the personal significance of each record chosen. Take, fo...

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  • Legendary country singer-songwriter Marty Stuart goes shopping at Amoeba Hollywood. His latest album, "Way Out West," is available now on Superlatone Records. Check out his picks: Johnny Cash - The Fabulous Johnny Cash (CD) http://bit.ly/2ifhfgG Flatt & Scruggs - Greatest Hits (LP) Connie Smith - The Essential Connie Smith (CD) http://bit.ly/2zCp3TJ Johnny Cash - At Folsom Prison [Legacy Edition...

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