Amoeba Music Promotes Every Type of Musical Genre Imaginable.

There aren't a lot of places where music fans of all ages in San Francisco can go see live concerts from local, national and international artists free-of-charge. Except for AMOEBA MUSIC, known as a mecca for anyone who appreciates adventurous and innovative musical journeys. Amoeba Music offers rare opportunities to see and hear music being made by up-and-coming and established artists.

AMOEBA MUSIC--known to music fans as the place to discover new music--has confirmed more artists for their regular in-store performance series at their San Francisco store. Beginning March 22, acclaimed artists including Pretty Girls Make Graves, Ghosface Killah, The Coup, Calexico, The Bats and Arab Strap, plus up-and-coming musicians like Jana Hunter, The Moore Brothers, Etienne De Rocher, Carneyball Johnson, Jamie Lidell will all give special in-store performances at what Rolling Stone called "perhaps the country's best--not to mention biggest--independent record store (2/19/98)."

Here's the San Francisco in-store schedule (1855 Haight Street, 415-831-1200). Free parking and admission, with all ages and musical tastes welcome!

Wednesday, March 22: The Bats
Friday, March 24: Ghostface Killah
Saturday, March 25: Arab Strap
Sunday, March 26: Jana Hunter
Thursday, March 30 Etienne De Rocher
Sunday, April 2: Carneyball Johnson
Tuesday, April 11: Calexico
Wednesday, April 12: Jamie Lidell
Thursday, April 13: Pretty Girls Make Graves
Saturday, April 15: The Moore Brothers
Tuesday, April 25: The Coup

Artists who have graced the Amoeba stages include John Cale, Blackalicious, The New Pornographers, And You Will Know Us By The Trail of The Dead, Spoon, Eisley, Aqualung, Hot Hot Heat, The Soundtrack of our Lives, Solomon Burke, The Bravery, Steel Pulse, Rilo Kiley, The Black Keys, Devendra Banhart, Camper Van Beethoven, Broken Social Scene, Polyphonic Spree, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Galactic, Richard Thompson, J. Mascis, Old 97’s, the White Stripes, Supergrass, Michael Penn, Violent Femmes, Rachel Yamagata, Michelle Shocked, Shelby Lynne, Aimee Mann, Drive By Truckers, Raphael Saadiq, Elvis Costello, Richie Havens, PJ Harvey, Ozomatli, Los Lobos, Dilated Peoples, Bela Fleck, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Daniel Lanois, Lucinda Williams, Kasey Chambers, among many others.

Here's more information on each of the upcoming artists:

Wednesday, March 22nd 6pm

The Bats have spent more than a decade forging a reputation based on their excellent songwriting and buoyant pop performances. Don't miss this special in-store with New Zealand's own – The Bats!
Catch their full set at the Rickshaw Stop later that night!

Friday, March 24th 6pm

Come meet Ghostface while he presents cuts off his 5th Opus Fishscale - out soon! Autographs with pre-sale purchase Signing is limited to 2 items per person.
Production from MF DOOM, Pete Rock, J.Dilla, MadLib, and many others, Ghost stands ready and willing to carry the Wu Tang's burden and return rap to its proper course. Album is set for March 28 release.
Catch him at Mezzanine later that night!

Saturday, March 25th 2pm

Don't miss the Scottish rock duo Arab Strap's live performance of new material off their latest and magnificent The Last Romance. It's an aggressive and lofty effort but it retains the pair's trademark abrasive lyrics and stunning melodic beauty.
Catch their full set on Friday - Saturday, the 24th and 25th at Café du Nord!

Sunday, March 26th 2pm

Her songs are deceptively simple and concise. Just as striking is her voice, a singular vehicle that traces smoke rings against her stark guitar playing. Performing songs off of Blank Unstaring Heirs of Doom – out now on Gnomonsong.
Catch her full set the night before at Hotel Utah!

Thursday, March 30th 6pm

His debut disc is a nice blend of psychedelic-folk and California-soul. This longtime local secret will perform live in support of his premiere self-titled release – in stores now.
Catch him at Noisepop on March 31st at Café du Nord!

Sunday, April 2nd 2pm

If the name CarneyBall Johnson sounds like a musical circus, it's a fitting and appropriate estimation of their ability to juggle a dizzying selection of sounds including swing, folk, Delta blues, psych pop, bluegrass, Dixieland and experimental jazz, and world music.
Celebrating his new EP Extended Play From 12 Galaxies.

Tuesday, April 11th 6pm

Pick up the new album Garden Ruin out that day and catch an exclusive in-store performance by these indie darlings. Calexico play sparse, moody desert-rock with an acoustic backbone. This is the only chance you'll see them here this spring so don't miss out!

Wednesday, April 12th 6pm

If 60's soul music had been put in a time capsule, spun half-way 'round the universe and beamed back direct from the year 3000 it still wouldn't sound as alien and future-fresh as this. Performing in support of Multiply in stores now.
Catch his full set later that night at the Great American Music Hall!

Thursday, April 13th 6pm

"Élan Vital" provides the band with a bigger, bolder canvas to weave their magic. They are still melodic, but newly thoughtful while remaining contentious.
Performing exclusively at Amoeba!! *CD out April 11th.

Saturday, April 15th 2pm

These harmony-loving brothers blend nice melodies with unexpected arrangements. Not overtly quirky, just slightly off-putting, but gentle and soothing in new ways.
Live performance in celebration of Get Murdered – out March 28th.

Tuesday, April 25th 7pm

Bay Area's own, The Coup, perform live on release date in support of Pick a Bigger Weapon. Their uniquely bent grooves point to "Dirty Mind"-era Prince and the trunk-rattling sonics of the New Bay movement. Check it out!

[Published on: 3/22/06]

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Alex.Anastas starstarstarstarstar Wed 3/22/2006 09:58PM
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This place is awesome! About time it brought some good live music in! I would be all about Ghostface and Calexico!