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  • Join us at Amoeba SF on Sunday, February 25th, at 11am when we unleash a recently-acquired collection of over 1,000 highly sought-after Euro-Prog, Proto-Metal, Hard Rock, Stoner, Psych, Punk, and Krautrock LPs. Most of the records are first-issue imports, and are in pristine condition. Titles include works by Leaf Hound, Ashkan, The Stooges, Television, Harsh Reality, Neu!, Flower Travellin' Ba...

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  • What's the secret to keeping a band alive and running for 20+ years? Being on the same wavelength helps, which could certainly be said of alternative rock legends Garbage. The band visited Amoeba Hollywood recently to sign their new book, This Is the Noise That Keeps Me Awake, and did some record shopping while they were here. Lead singer Shirley Manson and drummer Butch Vig both found things r...

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  • California pop-punk pioneers The Descendents today announced a 2018 North American tour that stretches from April til mid November with tickets going on sale at 10am (PST) this Friday (Feb 16th). The tour, in support of their most recent/seventh studio album Hypercaffium Spazzinate (2016 on Epitaph Records), features drummer Bill Stevenson, bassist Karl Alvarez, vocalist Milo Aukerman, and guita...

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  • David Bowie Low LP Feb 23 2018 reissue/ pre-order   (Parlophone) David Bowie may be physically gone from this earth since January 10th, 2016 when the sad news of the iconic artist’s sudden death from cancer shocked the world. But in the 25 months since his passing (exactly 2 days following his 69th birthday & the release of his 25th album Blackstar - also on 180 gram vinyl/LP) David Bowie, a...

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  • It's that time of year again! Amoebapalooza SF is Sunday, February 25th, featuring talent composed of Amoeba SF employees & friends. We’re keeping things very local and holding this year’s event directly across the street at Milk Bar, at 1840 Haight Street. Thank you to our pals over at SIR Studios for providing our musical back line! Doors open at 7pm, show at 8pm. Admission is $5. This is...

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  • Garbage (Shirley Manson, Duke Erikson, Steve Marker, and Butch Vig) go shopping at Amoeba Music in Los Angeles. Their latest album 'Strange Little Birds' is available on Stunvolume. Check out their picks: Perfume Genius - No Shape (LP) http://bit.ly/2seU0uz David Lynch - Eraserhead (BLU-RAY) http://bit.ly/2E9KApW Cigarettes After Sex - Cigarettes After Sex (LP) http://bit.ly/2seEeA0 The Zombies -...

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  • Amoeba Hollywood's first sidewalk sale of 2018 is this Saturday, February 17th from 12pm until 4pm. We'll have crazy good deals on DVDs, Blu-rays, CDs, vinyl, books, T-shirts, toys & more. 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: DVDs: $3 for $5 DVD box sets: 2 for $7...

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  • Head to the Vinyl Beat website to check out extensive LP label guides and wild cover galleries! Dr. John is the funkiest white dude. Listen to his vocals, relate to the lyrics, enjoy his wonderful piano playing, and dig the arrangements. His bag includes blues and soul music, street parade music, trad jazz, and rock & roll, all played with N’awlinz sensibilities. Any questions? Here’s the fou...

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  • Chicago rapper Vic Mensa visited Amoeba Hollywood recently and picked up records by some of his all-time favorites, including two legendary bands of the UK punk scene: the Sex Pistols and The Clash. "The energy captivated me as a kid," he said of the album Never Mind the Bollocks Here's The Sex Pistols. Mensa pointed to The Clash as one of his favorite bands, saying, "I feel like The Clash is t...

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  • Rapper Vic Mensa goes shopping at Amoeba Music in Los Angeles. His latest album 'The Autobiography' is available from Roc Nation. Check out his picks: Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks Here's The Sex Pistols (LP) http://bit.ly/2nBV0o7 D'Angelo - Live At The Jazz Cafe, London (LP) http://bit.ly/2EB4M0L Slum Village - Fantastic Vol. 2 (LP) http://bit.ly/2s17F8x A Tribe Called Quest - Low End Th...

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  • #1: Del The Funky Homosapien & Tame One Parallel Uni-Verses [10th Anniversary Edition] LP (Parallel Thoughts) My initial reaction to today’s vinyl reissue of Del The Funky Homosapien and Tame One’s dope collaborative album Parallel Uni-Verses [10th Anniversary Edition] LP was wow. Wow, it’s already been ten years since the veteran CA and NJ emcees, reppin’ the Hieros and the Artifacts respectiv...

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  • Talk about planning ahead! Today tickets go on sale for the just announced three January 2019 NorCal dates of Elton John’s much talked about Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour. Almost a full year from now, those scheduled 2019 Northern California dates include Sacramento’s Golden1 Center (Jan 16), Oakland’s Oracle Arena (Jan 18) and San Jose’s SAP Center (Jan 19). The tickets, on sale from 10am tod...

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  • Think you've got a killer record collection? After talking with Paul Major, who was a collector and dealer of rare and esoteric records years before starting his blues-psych band Endless Boogie, your collection may feel a bit commonplace. If you've been scooping up many of the obscure rock and psych reissues being pressed to vinyl these days, chances are Major had his hands on an original at on...

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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 intima...

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  • Shout Out Louds performed live in the green room at Amoeba Hollywood, November 17th, 2017. Their latest album, "Ease My Mind," is available now from Merge Records. Tracklist: 0:00 Paola 4:40 Jumbo Jet 9:55 Porcelain Performers: Ted Malmros Adam Olenius Bebban Stenborg Carl von Arbin Lars Skoglund Get Shout Out Louds' music: http://bit.ly/2rMQLKM Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/amoeb...

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  • Paul Major of Endless Boogie goes shopping at Amoeba Music in Los Angeles. Their latest album 'Vibe Killer' is available on No Quarter Records. Check out his picks: Bent Wind - Sussex (LP) Cal - Homegrown (LP) Damon - Song Of A Gypsy (CD) http://bit.ly/2Giau8b Moon Blood - Fraction (LP) http://bit.ly/2GpQErT Motörhead - Box Set (LP) http://bit.ly/2Dy89Et Get Endless Boogie's music: http://bit....

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  • By Kai Wada Roath Ambassador of Confusion Hill and host of the Super Shangri-La Show "There are many strange legends in the Amazon. Even I, Lucas, have heard the legend of a man-fish." -- Lucas, Captain of the tramp-steamer Rita, in The Creature From the Black Lagoon So, did the Shape of Water get you all Gilly for more frustrated Fish Dude movies? In 1987, when I was just a young lad of 14, th...

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  • Amoeblog Music Video Premiere: Prozack Turner “Girls On A Trampoline” (2018) Special shout out to Prozack Turner of Foreign Legion and solo fame for granting the Amoeblog the world premiere of his new music video above; “Girls On A Trampoline" from his solo album Not Everybody Sleeps At Night on Hungerstrike Records. With song production care of K Kruze and the cuts by both Irish turntablist DJ ...

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  • The Fall 50,000 Fall Fans Can't Be Wrong: 39 Golden Greats (Rest In Peace Mark E. Smith) As this year began, when I made a commitment to document all of the musicians who might pass on in 2018, little did I know how many we would lose just in this first month including Mark E. Smith of The Fall who passed away this morning at age 60. So far no exact cause of death has been officially announced b...

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  • When the multi-talented singer Beth Ditto stopped in to Amoeba Hollywood to do some record shopping she was very upfront about her tastes. "I think I have really dollar bin taste," she told us looking at her stack of records, "which is both great and horrible." Sure, the dollar bins may not be alphabetized, but there's still plenty of overlooked gems in them, including Same by British singer/so...

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  • 1: Hugh Masekela Grazing In The Grass: The Best of Hugh Masekela (Sony Special Products) 2: Hugh Masekela Home Is Where The Music Is (Verve) 3:Hugh Masekela The Collection (Universal Records UK) 4: Hugh Masekela Hope (Triloka) 5: Hugh Masekela & Herb Alpert Main Event Live (Herb Alpert Presents) The above selective top five list includes albums currently available from Amoeba by Hugh Maseke...

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  • Starcrawler LP (also white vinyl + CD) on Rough Trade (2018) With the steadily increasing number of vinyl releases each year over the past decade and with 2018 looking primed to witness the most titles released in the music media format once was written off for dead, it turns out that all those “vinyl revival” articles we’ve been reading for years now were spot on. Thanks in part to Record Store...

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  • Beth Ditto goes shopping at Amoeba Music in Los Angeles. Her latest album 'Fake Sugar' is available on Virgin Records. Check out her picks: Bee Gees - 2 Years On (LP) http://bit.ly/2EUac5V Joan Armatrading - Same (LP) http://bit.ly/2FTStga Freddie Jackson - Don't Let Love Slip Away (LP) Judee Sill - Heart Food (LP) http://bit.ly/2mRwpeq Gram Parsons - Another Side Of This Life: The Lost Recordin...

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  • Oakland's Edwin Hawkins (best known for the crossover hit "Oh Happy Day" with the Edwin Hawkins Singers) died this week at age 74, making him one of too many artists  we've already lost in 2018.  With this Monday’s passing of both Oakland gospel legend Edwin Hawkins (74) and Irish female rock vocal powerhouse / The Cranberries lead singer Dolores O’Riordan (46), this new year of 2018  is off to...

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  • Want some excellent gospel music recommendations? Look no further than our latest What's In My Bag? episode featuring North Carolina indie folk band Hiss Golden Messenger. Lead singer/songwriter MC Taylor and touring collaborator Phil Cook raided Amoeba San Francisco's gospel section, finding some truly magnificent records, including a collection by Alex Bradford, who Cook described as "a precu...

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  •   This album, My Foolish Heart by Ralph Towner, could be my favorite release of 2017. Jazz meets classical concepts via virtuosic nylon string guitar impressions of Bill Evans' work. Bravo! Here's more: Allan Holdsworth - The Man Who Changed Guitar Forever A 12-CD box set of all of Allan’s original domestic releases in mini-LP style covers and exclusive 40-page booklet in ...

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  • Throwback Edition! First Aid Kit originally recorded this live session with us back in 2010 and it has never been seen in its entirety on YouTube until now. Watch their complete performance from the Amoeba Hollywood Green Room on October 4, 2010. First Aid Kit's latest album "Ruins" is available from Columbia Records. Tracklist: 0:00 Hard Believer 3:43 Ghost Town 8:25 I Met Up With The King Perf...

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  • Indie folk band Hiss Golden Messenger go shopping at Amoeba Music in San Francisco. Their latest album 'Hallelujah Anyhow' is available on Merge Records. Check out their picks: The Pilgrim Jubilees - Crying Won't Help (LP) Freddy Fender - Before Next Teardrop Falls (CASSETTE) The Como Mamas - Move Upstairs (LP) http://bit.ly/2FBPzwI Paul McCartney - McCartney (LP) http://bit.ly/2D1Tykm Gimmer N...

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