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  • KRONOS FESTIVAL 2017 at SFJAZZ Center, February 2 - 4

    Kronos Quartet. Photo: Jay Blakesberg San Francisco’s Kronos Quartet and their nonprofit Kronos Performing Arts Association will present KRONOS FESTIVAL 2017: Here and Now at the SFJAZZ Center, Thursday, February 2nd - Saturday, February 4th. With six concerts over three days, Kronos’ third annual hometown music festival wil...

  • Four Books to Read This Black History Month

    Celebrate Black History Month with a good read! These books don't flinch; they're powerful, motivating, and more important than ever. Our roundup includes one classic, two newer releases, and the must-read biography that inspired the Oscar-nominated picture everyone has been buzzing about; that's right, Hidden Figures. As they say, knowledge is power, so this February tuck into one of these e...

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  • Metallica (Lars Ulrich) - What's In My Bag?

    Legendary Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich goes shopping at Amoeba Music in Los Angeles. Metallica's latest album, "Hardwired...To Self-Destruct," is available now from Blackened Recordings. His Picks: Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run (Book) Charles Bukowski - On Cats (Book) John Woo - The Killer/Hard Boiled (DVD) Heavy Metal X-Mas Cards (Tony Iommi, King Diamond, The Scorpions) Radiohead - A Moon S...

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  • Controversial New President Sparks Hip-Hop's Newest Subgenre: Anti-Trump Rap

    To say that the newly inaugurated commander in chief is a less than popular figure with most hip-hop artists would be an understatement. So disliked by the hip-hop community at large is the reality TV star turned politician that he inspired a new subgenre of hip-hop: anti-Trump rap. Any newly elected president would have faced a challenge taking over office from America's "first hip-hop preside...

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  • New "What's In My Bag?" Episode with Young The Giant

    We were stoked to have Orange County indie rockers Young The Giant perform a special live set at Amoeba Hollywood recently in celebration of their new album, Home of the Strange. The quintet went record shopping before the show and we got a chance to check out their cool picks which included some of their old favorites, as well as some new ones. "This is something that I recently stumbled upo...

  • Exuma, the Obeah Man

    By Kai Wada Roath Ambassador of Confusion Hill and host of the Super Shangri-La Show "They tied ten onions 'round my naval string, Then they cut it and they baked it and made it into a ring. Come on Shango, Satan come to me, Let me speak what I can't see" -- Exuma, "Mama Loi, Papa Loi" Do you believe in time-travel? I do and this evening I plan on putting on my baby-blue corduroy suit, slippin...

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  • Young The Giant - What's In My Bag?

    Young the Giant (Sameer, Jacob, Eric, Payam, and Francois) go shopping at Amoeba Music in Los Angles. Their latest album, "Home of the Strange," is available now from Fueled By Ramen. Their picks: Air - Twentyears (LP) http://bit.ly/2j6IWGd Radiohead - The King of Limbs (LP) http://bit.ly/2jKsIof Buena Vista Social Club - Buena Vista Social Club (LP) http://bit.ly/2j6KKiA Kaytranada - 99.9% (LP...

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  • 2017 Oscar Nomination Predictions by Brad & Jackie

    We are once again deep into Oscar season. The Oscar nominations come out on Tuesday, January 24th. Jackie and I tend to obsess about these awards all year long. But the time has come to put down our final predictions for the Oscar nominations. I do my best to see all these films every year in the theater. I have seen all the films I am predicting for best picture except for Fences and Silence. My ...

  • Game Curious? Here Are 5 Under $15 To Try.

    - By Chris Curtis In tabletop gaming parlance, a “gateway” game is a title that is accessible and fun to new players, hopefully sparking their interest in trying other modern games. It should be easy to learn and teach, it should play reasonably quickly, and it should be fairly light-hearted and not too intensely strategic. Here (in no particular order) are five titles we stock at Amoeba Hollywo...

  • Noise Pop 2017: February 17 - 27

    Noise Pop, the Bay Area’s premiere indie music and arts festival, returns with events all over San Francisco and Oakland, February 17 - 27! The festival will celebrate its 25th anniversary with an array of amazing performances not only from national music acts, but also from an impressive variety of established and up-and-coming Bay Area artists. This year's line-up includes live shows f...

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  • 15 Albums to Look for in Early 2017

    New year, new tunes. If your New Year's Resolution was to make your record collection bigger, bolder, and better (a common resolution, surely), then you're in luck. We've rounded up some of our top picks for albums coming out in the first few months of 2017. Featuring special colored vinyl releases, some of the most buzzed-about names in popular music, and some old favorites returning with ne...

  • What the Heck to Do With Yourself on Inauguration Day In The Bay

    As you are undoubtedly aware, this Friday, January 20th, is Inauguration Day (or T Day, or The Day Freedom Died...take your pick). If you are located in the Bay Area, chances are, statistically speaking, that you have a lot of anxiety about the incoming demagogue. With more than two dozen Democratic representative boycotting the inauguration and with UC Berkeley's Robert Reich (AKA Facebook's...

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  • Behemoth - What's In My Bag?

    Nergal (Adam Darski) of Behemoth goes shopping at Amoeba Music in Los Angeles. His latest project "Me and That Man" premiered their first single Friday and the album "Songs of Love and Death" will be available March 24th. Me and That Man - My Church is Black (Official Video): https://youtu.be/4XBB8CNHs4U His Picks: Mark Lanegan - One Way Street: The Sub Pop Albums (LP) http://bit.ly/2jRJhNS Th...

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  • New "What's In My Bag?" Episode with Nergal of Behemoth

    Nergal, singer and guitarist for Polish black metal band Behemoth, was recently at Amoeba Hollywood and shared with us the stories behind his two box set picks, as well as why he thinks it's important to buy records. "I just think it's right to buy stuff, to support it," he says. "I'm happy when people buy my records." Behemoth was founded in 1991 by Nergal (né Adam Darski), drummer Baal, a...

  • Renewed Relevancy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Speeches & The Music They Inspired

    "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character" - MLK "I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal." - MLK These two above famous American histor...

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  • Jacques Tati's "Monsieur Hulot's Holiday"

    By Nazeeh Alghazawneh Jacques Tati was quite the oddity for French cinema, especially for someone whose career began as early as the 1930s. Here comes a man standing at 6’3” who is creating absurd, French slapstick comedies in which he stars as a bumbling, gauche oaf who lumbers about society with as much subtlety as one can who is 6’3”. Yet he was an auteur, a man whose grasp of comedy functione...

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  • Remembering Experimental Music Artist and Amoeba Music Family Member: Jim Kaiser

    Recently a dark cloud has been hanging over Amoeba Music Berkeley since the sad news of the passing of longtime Amoeba family member Jim Kaiser who died last week at age 46. Experimental music fanatic, talented  and ever creative experimental music artist, and universally beloved guy Jim, who moved west to the Bay two decades ago, had worked at Amoeba Berkeley since 1997. In the years since he m...

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  • Robert Glasper - What's In My Bag?

    Jazz pianist and record producer Robert Glasper goes shopping at Amoeba Music in Los Angeles. His latest album with the Robert Glasper Experiment, "ArtScience," is out now on Blue Note. His picks: The Miles Davis Quintet - Miles Smiles (CD) http://bit.ly/2jb28E6 Kenny G - Silhouette (CD) Michael Jackson - Off The Wall (LP) http://bit.ly/2ia56qq Bad Brains - Old Waldorf, San Francisco '82 (CD) J D...

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  • Legendary West Coast Rap Producer DJ Crazy Toones (WC and the Maad Circle) Dead at Age 45 Following Heart Attack

    Legendary West Coast producer / DJ Crazy Toones passed away earlier today from a heart attack as confirmed by several sources including Ice Cube. The artist born Lamar Dupré Calhoun, who was the brother and collaborator of WC (WC and the Maad Circle and Westside Connection) came to national fame initially via his membership of WC and the Maad Circle (along with Coolio, Chilly Chill, Big Gee, Sir...

  • New "What's In My Bag?" Episode with Robert Glasper

    "'Off the Wall' actually used to scare me," says Grammy-winning pianist and record producer Robert Glasper. He's talking about the title track off of Michael Jackson's monumental record, which starts with eerie, building vocals and a sinister laugh. "I used to literally take the needle and skip it to, like, more in the middle of the song, 'cause I was so scared of the beginning." Glasper had plen...

  • Reissue Alert: First Seven Chemical Brothers LPs Drop This Week

    The legendary Chemical Brothers helped change the face of dance music, popularizing the big beat subgenre and fusing it with psych rock elements. Starting out in the mid-'90s, the duo of Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons worked with some of the most beloved names in Britpop and alternative/indie music to create beat-heavy, star-studded, wonderfully cohesive electronic albums. On January 13th, Astral...

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  • New "What's In My Bag?" Episode with Floating Points

    Manchester producer, DJ, and neuroscientist Floating Points (aka Sam Shepherd) recently enlightened us at Amoeba Hollywood with his record knowledge, while sharing his personal history with some of his favorite records, like Chick Corea & Return to Forever's Light as a Feather. "One of the first five records I ever had in my life... I used to just try and copy Chick Corea's solos, and just pl...

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  • Schumer & Pelosi Revamp Alice Cooper's "Make America Sick Again" Slogan

    Earlier today when Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi unveiled their "Make America Sick Again" slogan, aimed at the anticipated actions of the GOP, they inadvertently revamped Alice Cooper's similarly worded, albeit tongue in cheek, slogan from the veteran rocker's most recent presidential run. That fun run from last year culminated in Cooper's perfo...

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  • Floating Points - What's In My Bag?

    Electronic artist Floating Points (Sam Shepherd) goes shopping at Amoeba Music Los Angeles. His debut album, "Elaenia," is available now from Luaka Bop. His picks: Pharoah Sanders - Love in Us All (LP) Persuasive Jazz - Album 1 (LP) The Edge of Daybreak - Eyes of Love (LP) http://bit.ly/2hLj5WO Mary Clark - Take Me I'm Yours (LP) http://bit.ly/2hKG1r0 Fumaça Preta - Fumaça Preta (LP) http://bit....

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  • my top 10 films of 2016

    I really can't imagine my life without movies. I have been obsessed with them since I can remember being obsessed with anything. Movies are great to escape into. Especially this year. I never got around to posting my top 10 films of 2015. I just didn't get a chance to see everything I wanted to by the end of the year. But I did make a list. So here is my top 10 of 2015. Mad Max: Fury Road, Carol, ...

  • Concert Tickets For Sale at Amoeba Hollywood in January 2017

    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 $2 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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  • Best of 2016: Kelly's Personal Picks (now with more cat)!

    Looking back at 2016, it was a good year for music, if for nothing else. If you're reading this—hey!—you survived the ride. How did you do it? Was it the music? Without a doubt, music has saved my life, or at least my mood, as often as once a day (very probably) over this past year and for that I am thankful (most definitely). Here follows a little list of personal favorites that really came thro...

  • An Other, 'Best Music of 2016' List

      by Rick Frystak Here in The Choice Bin, the wealth of superior new music that I get to be exposed to is just staggering. The wealth of music around this whole planet is astounding, limited only by one's desires, with each new release or deep-dug reissue a shiny object for us to be drawn to. Walk into an Amoeba, an indie record store or check into some genre-specific internet radio and real col...

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  • The Top 20 Soundtracks of 2016

    There were lots of soundtrack releases to choose from this year, with many limited edition color vinyl versions creating excitement and selling out fast. Soundtracks play an incredibly important role in films by directors Quentin Tarantino, David Lynch, and Nicolas Winding Refn, so it's no surprise that they each had two soundtracks appear on this list. Music from Star Wars films, new and old...

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  • Noir City 15: The Big Knockover, January 20-29

    The Film Noir Foundation's world-famous and fabulous yearly NOIR CITY film festival returns to San Francisco's legendary Castro Theatre for its 15th year anniversary, January 20-29. This year's theme is "The Big Knockover" and the fest delivers 24 exceptional films ranging from the late-1940s to today and from all parts of the globe. That's almost 70 years of heists, hold-ups, and schemes gone ...

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  • JR JR - What's In My Bag?

    Daniel Zott and Joshua Epstein of JR JR (formerly Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.) go shopping at Amoeba Music in Los Angeles. Their eponymous debut as JR JR is available now from Warner Bros. Records. Please note, this was filmed before the passing of Leonard Cohen, so comments made do not acknowledge that. Their picks: Jeff Kanew - Revenge Of The Nerds (DVD) http://bit.ly/2i8B7Ro Procol Harum - A Sal...

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  • 1990's Promo Pics Pt V: Guru's Jazzmatazz, Dove Shack, P.M. Dawn, Das EFX, Special Ed, Mac Vo, Prince Markie Dee + more

    GURU's Jazzmatazz Chrysalis/EMI 1996 promo pic by Thierry Le Goues The above Jazzmatazz promo pic by Thierry Le Goues for Empire Management was sent out by the Chrysalis/EMI publicity department in 1996 as part of the press package for GURU's Jazzmatazz Volume II The New Reality. That was the side project by Gang Starr's GURU (Gifts Unlimited Rhymes Universal) in which he collaborated with ove...

  • The Best "What's In My Bag?" Episodes of 2016

    Season 9 of What's In My Bag? kicked off with our first double feature - one episode featuring all the members of Future Islands and a second video with the lead singer, Sam Herring, devoted to his hip hop picks. And from there we barreled headlong into the first weeks of 2016 with several of our favorite episodes, including Savages, The Internet, and Flea & Amy-Jo Albany. We had a lot of fun...

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  • Top 10 Horror and Exploitation Blu-rays of 2016

    by Gabriel Wheeler Most of us live in world where we can stream movies 24/7, but there are still quite a few of us that want physical copies of our favorite films, whether it’s for the artwork or the inclusion of extras like commentary, alternate cuts, behind-the-scenes photos, and more. Many amazing horror and exploitation movies found their way to Blu-ray this year, so without further ad...

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  • Rest In Peace George Michael [Christmas Day 2016]

    Earlier today, Christmas Day, pop star George Michael was reportedly found dead at his Oxfordshire home in England. He was only 53 years of age. According to the Hollywood Reporter, who quoted the singer's manager Michael Lippman, the former member of Wham! and solo singing superstar died of a heart attack at his Goring-on-Thames home in the early afternoon. Meanwhile Michael's publicist Connie ...

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