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  • As the line snaked around the corner and happy record shoppers scored some of the coolest picks from the menu of exclusive RSD titles, Record Store Day 2018 at Amoeba Hollywood kicked into high gear. Outside the store, shoppers were treated to free beverages from Soylent and Hubert's Lemonade, temporary tattoos, dog and cat food samples from Weruva, pizza from Delicious Pizza, and ice cream fro...

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  • Record Store Day kicked off with a bang this year, with eager collectors and fans lining up outside the store many, many hours before Amoeba Hollywood officially opened our doors. Friends were made, dream wish lists compiled, and treats were served to early morning attendees by the good folks at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. Watch the video below to see which RSD18 releases the vinyl enthusiasts ...

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  • Photos by Kelly Sweeney-Osato & Audra. Saturday, April 21, 2018, marked the eleventh year of what has become the greatest holiday on earth. Yes, Amoeba SF, along with hundreds of independently owned music stores across the world, celebrated Record Store Day and it was glorious. We opened at 9am this year to a line that went down Haight Street and around the corner onto Stanyan, and around the co...

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  • On Saturday, April 21, 2018 music fans and record collectors of all ages celebrated the eleventh annual Record Store Day at Amoeba Hollywood! Folks came for the limited edition RSD18 releases, of course, plus huge sales, an outdoor village, and special guests Colleen Green, Moon Zappa & Rain Phoenix, Lalah Hathaway, Derek Smalls, and Patton Oswalt. Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/amoeba...

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  • Avicii's 2015 Island/Def Jam album Stories (also avail on vinyl/2LP set) In August 2016 EDM star Swedish DJ Avicii, who died Friday April 20th at age 28, would do his very last performance (at Ushuaïa Ibiza) following his surprising announcement of retiring from touring. Only 26 years of age and at the peak of his successful career, the global star DJ / producer/remixer / musician born Tim Bergl...

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  • As you most likely already are well aware, today is April 20th, aka 420, the unofficial national annual holiday of weed and, with the recent passing of Prop 64, 2018 will be the first year that cannabis is fully legalized for adult-use in California. Consequently expect an even larger (crazier) number of participants to part-take in today's many happenings all over the State.  This Amoeblog is ...

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  • Evidence pictured in Venice Beach on cover of his new album Weather Or Not  (also blue vinyl/2LP) where, for the past 2 years, the talented producer/emcee has had to stay close to his home studio. Sometime into the first half of the next decade highly revered SoCal hip-hop artist Evidence envisions himself holed up in his Venice Beach home studio with a long ass beard, a la Rick Rubin, producing...

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  • Chicana punk legend Alice Bag visited Amoeba Hollywood recently and talked with us about the woman's narrative in rock and picked up albums by Javier Solis, Garbage, Chicano Batman, Shopping, and more in our latest What's In My Bag? episode.  Alice Bag (née Alicia Armendariz) was born and raised in East Los Angeles. While a teenager, she met fellow traveler Patricia Morrison through their sha...

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  • 1973 UCLA Royce Hall, a few nocthes up what it is today satus-wise as there just we'rent halls to showcase serious music. Big deal anytime or place, these artists in L.A. then, (Stevie Wonder) so the town was abuzz.  Cecil Taylor is here to play a solo piano recital. Lee has Rhino is stocked. Lingerers linger. There's a festival vibe, it was called Newport Jazz Fest west or whatever.This night ...

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  • On Saturday, April 21, 2018, hundreds of independently owned music stores across the world will simultaneously unite with the purpose of celebrating our culture and the unique place that record stores occupy both in their local communities and the world. We'll have hundreds of limited edition, exclusive releases available that day in-store only. RSD product is limited to stock on hand and availa...

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  • Super-duo of Blu & Nottz new album Gods In The Spirit, Titans In The Flesh via Coal Mine Music and Fat Beats released on CD, LP and cassette formats You may have noticed how, in the recent weeks approaching Record Store Day 2018 (this upcoming Saturday, April 21st), there appears to be a distinct increase in the number of new hip-hop releases arriving into Amoeba each Friday (new release day) w...

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  • Record Store Day is just around the bend, with all three of our stores ready to rock you with a stacked lineup of special appearances, performances, sales, and of course, exciting exclusive releases. This year, the good people behind RSD have outdone themselves in a lot of ways, in particular, with a truly impressive lineup of soundtrack LPs. From cult films to genre classics to the recently re...

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  • Punk legend Alice Bag goes shopping at Amoeba Music in Los Angeles. Her latest album 'Blueprint' is available on Don Giovanni Records. Check out her picks: Sex Stains - Sex Stains (CD) http://bit.ly/2GRmeT5 Javier Solís - Me Recordaras...Mis Número 1 (CD) http://bit.ly/2qnZkI5 Shopping - The Official Body (CD) http://bit.ly/2EBUNqi Patty Schemel - Hit So Hard (BOOK) Patti Smith - Just Kids (BOO...

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  • Dark electronic duo Boy Harsher formed in 2013 and has since rapidly emerged from the depths of the post-punk/industrial scene to regularly sell out shows both on their own and on tour with fellow travelers The Soft Moon. Drinking at the same deep well as spiritual progenitors Suicide, Chris & Cosey, and HTRK, producer Augustus Muller and vocalist Jae Matthews are known for their powerful live ...

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  • Detroit DJ and producer Mike Huckaby went on an epic dig through the bins at Amoeba Hollywood, compiling a healthy stack of LPs and 12"s for our latest What's In My Bag? episode. Another digger kept popping up in the interview. "Madlib is highly revered to me," Huckaby said of the prolific DJ / rapper / producer. He also grabbed a couple of Madvillain records and an LP by Madlib's early group L...

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  • Upcoming San Francisco shows just announced by concert promoters Goldenvoice, with tickets going on sale today or on Friday, are a bunch of upcoming Spring/Summer shows that include legendary San Francisco band Chrome who will play a hometown show at the Great American Music Hall (GAMH) on June 11th. Tix avail today for the show by this influential act whose many great releases include Techroman...

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  • It's wish list time! The good people behind Record Store Day have outdone themselves this year, with a bumper crop of limited edition, long out of print, colored vinyl, and just plain cool exclusives hitting our shelves on Saturday, April 21st. Old favorites receive a celebratory nod. Unreleased tracks by classic acts will be unleashed upon the world. Impressive new works shine in the RSD spotl...

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  • Famed Animation juggernaut Studio Ghibli is best known for the work of two of its directors, Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata. Both masters of the medium, the two legendary auteurs seem to challenge and inspire each other's creative output by employing contrasting aesthetic styles and work ethics, as much as their collective works consistently trounce the increasingly unimaginative box office bl...

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  • DJ/producer Mike Huckaby goes shopping at Amoeba Music in Los Angeles. His latest album 'Too Many Classics' is available on Deep Transportation Records. Check out his picks: Ron Trent & Chez Damier - Prescription: Word, Sound & Power (LP) http://bit.ly/2DZRUzh Aybee - The Odyssey (LP) http://bit.ly/2IZyLkM Kerri Chandler - Leads & Bites Vol. 2 (12") A Band Called Flash - ABCF (12") http://bit.ly...

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  • By Kai Wada Roath Ambassador of Confusion Hill and host of the Super Shangri-La Show "I never was good at learning things. I did just enough work to pass. In my opinion it would have been wrong to do more than was just sufficient, so I worked as little as possible." ~ Manfred von Richthofen (Also me after four years of city college.) Pre-flight check before take off... Frozen Red Baron peppero...

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  • 1: Lil Xan Total Xanarchy (Sony Music Group) Back in 1988 DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince released the hit single "Parents (Just Don't Understand)" off their album He's The DJ, I'm The Rapper (also on LP/vinyl). The song, that would inspire The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, was a statement about the older generation not understanding youth culture including the then new genre of rap/hip-hop; a music...

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  • By Jon Longhi Welcome to the second Having A Movie Moment With Jon Longhi, where I review new releases on Blu-ray and DVD. This month I review a new movie by surrealist wild man Alejandro Jodorowsky, a classic monster movie from the sixties, and the stylish new sci-fi masterpiece Blade Runner 2049. Everything reviewed in this column came out in the past four months. So here we go: Endless Poetr...

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  • The Damned's forthcoming April 13 2018 album Evil Spirits (pre-order on CD) & pre-order on Lp/vinyl precedes this summer's performance by the veteran UK band at Burger Boogaloo 2018 If over the past few weeks you’ve driven by Telegraph Ave. and 40th Streets near the MacArthur BART station in North Oakland and looked up you’ll have noticed the big billboard for this year’s Burger Boogaloo fes...

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  • Atlanta indie rock band Manchester Orchestra went shopping at Amoeba Hollywood recently and shared some of their favorite records with us, including the deluxe OKNOTOK edition of Radiohead's 1997 masterpiece OK Computer. "I love kind of going deep into how bands make records," said lead singer/guitarist Andy Hull. "It's awesome that now it's been out long enough that they're starting to kinda s...

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  • Andy Hull and Robert McDowell of Manchester Orchestra go shopping at Amoeba Music in Los Angeles. Their latest album "A Black Mile To The Surface" is available on Loma Vista/Favorite Gentlemen Records. Check out their picks: Radiohead - OK Computer OKNOTOK 1997-2017 (LP) http://bit.ly/2GH9ca4 Ramones - Leave Home (LP) http://bit.ly/2uCYvQW OutKast - Aquemini (LP) http://bit.ly/2IdYwwD Caveman - O...

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  • By Chris Curtis Howdy gamesters! Welcome to the second installment of an occasional series of articles on soundtracking your board game experiences. In part one I made the case that the right music can elevate your fun around the table as much as it can with any social gathering. The tricky part with tabletop game ambience, though, is that you’re generally avoiding lyric-centric music, which wip...

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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 inti...

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  • Don't miss the 2018 Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, the premiere showcase of groundbreaking Indian cinema, which is taking place April 11-15 at Regal LA Live. This year's lineup features exciting, award-winning new work from Indian filmmakers around the world. Gala tickets and passes, as well as regular screening tickets, are now available at www.indianfilmfestival.org. Get a $2 discount o...

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