6400 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, 90028
Let The Good Times Roll, the latest album from acclaimed musician, songwriter and performer JD McPherson, is out now on Rounder Records. He visits Amoeba for a live set and album signing (purchase your copy at Amoeba to get it signed after his performance).
You can also see him at The Greek Theatre on June 2nd, opening for Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters.
"…pure-and-simple party music, make-out music and get-down-and-shake-it music, harbouring the sort of simple riffs and hooks that easily hop across the decades.” - BBC
"He’s influenced by all sorts of things from all different worlds. But when he ingests it, it sort of comes out like this bastard child of Little Richard. This cat JD McPherson is just the real deal. It’s totally for real. And I think to myself, where has this been my whole life?” - Josh Homme, Queens of the Stone Age
Produced by Mark Neill (The Black Keys’ Brothers, Old 97s, Los Straitjackets) along with McPherson, Let The Good Times Roll was recorded at Soil of the South Studio in Valdosta, GA. Additional recording was done with Alex Hall at HiStyle Studio in Chicago, IL and Michael Trepagnier at 3CG Studio in Tulsa, OK. McPherson also co-wrote the song "Bridge Builder” with Dan Auerbach. Of the new album, McPherson comments, "Much of the new song material was asking for a different sonic treatment. I was thinking of these big, bombastic sounds; lots of guitars, tons of percussion; plate reverb.”
This new music follows McPherson’s widely praised 2012 debut, Signs and Signifiers, which KEXP described as, "…a scorching rock ‘n’ roll record that sounds like it could have been recorded in the ‘50s without seeming retro. Engineered to restore your faith in rock ‘n’ roll, it’ll have you involuntarily snapping your fingers and bobbing your head” and MOJO magazine called, "…an utterly irresistible, slicked-back triumph.” Additionally, surrounding Signs and Signifiers, McPherson was selected as a Rolling Stone "Artist to Watch,” an NPR Music "Artist You Should Know” and a WXPN "Artist to Watch.” He was also awarded "Best Rock/Hard Rock Album” at the 2012 Independent Music Awards.
6838 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank, jaded by disillusionment, and Casey, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as Tomorrowland. What they must do there changes the world and them forever. See it at the El Capitan!
This film is rated PG.
4519 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90029
A Noiseful Joy is a weekly live show on dublab hosted by Jake Viator, every Tuesday from 10a-12p Pacific Standard Time. An electic survey of the wild wide world of sound, each episode explores Avant-Garde, Electronic and Freaked-Out audio and video vibrations from the 1960s and beyond. Tune-in each week for experimental fun!
6400 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, 90028
Girlpool celebrates their debut album, Before The World Was Big (out 6/2 on Wichita Recordings) with a live set and signing at Amoeba Hollywood!
Also playing Monday, June 1st at Eagle Rock Center for the Arts.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Girlpool is a Philadelphia based two piece made up of Cleo Tucker (Guitar) and Harmony Tividad (Bass). The two met at Los Angeles DIY venue the Smell and quickly grew very close. Their sound is raw, comprised only of a guitar, bass and vocal harmonies. Cleo and Harmony use this stripped-down instrumentation to accentuate their vulnerable and powerful lyrics.
After releasing their self-titled EP, Girlpool relocated to Philadelphia at the end of 2014 looking for change of pace and scenery. There they recorded their debut LP, ‘Before The World Was Big’, with Kyle Gilbride (of Swearin’). ‘Before The World Was Big’ explores the concepts of growth, friendship, and the interaction between identity and environment. The introspective-punk duo captures growing pains and existential quandaries with a honest and true intention.