This month marks the 10th anniversary of the Hollywood branch of Amoeba Records.
Amoeba -- or Nirvana as I sometimes call it -- is located on Sunset Boulevard in downtown Hollywood. It is the largest store out of the three branches. Amoeba is also located in San Francisco, California and Berkley, California.
Amoeba in Hollywood takes over block of land and exists as a huge two story warehouse. Amoeba sells new cds, used cds, new dvds, used dvds, and vinyl.
Amoeba is filled with staff members who are well versed in music. The staff are helpful and friendly and often engaging. The staff are allowed to sport tattoos and piercings which is refreshing. If only each working environment would allow such things.
Amoeba is also a host to cd release parties and in house concerts. Some live performances have included, Andrew Bird, Tegan and Sara, The Flaming Lips, Black Flag, The Roots, P.J. Harvey, Nancy Sinatra, The Melvins, Blind Boys of Alabama, Pat Benatar, Ben Harper, Belle & Sebastian, The Rapture, DJ Dangermouse and many many maaaany more.
Isn't it be-yoou-ti- ful? So lovely. Thank you Amoeba for being what you are. Happy 10th!