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The hangar-size emporium, the sister store to two locations in the Bay Area, has an awe-inspiring selection of music, DVDs and posters and is also the site of free in-store concerts. Solomon Burke, the Flaming Lips, Patti Smith, Paul Westerberg, Neko Case, PJ Harvey, the Raconteurs, Ceci Bastida and Paul McCartney are among the many performers who've played on Amoeba's small stage. The store rests above an underground parking lot, and there's more parking in a small lot just down the block.
The largest selection of music in Los Angeles on whatever format you're looking for. Records are starting to make a come back according to blogs and shit, but this is the real deal spot. Since they opened this spot in Los Angeles, it's been the place to go get your vinyl. It's a good place for DJs to go take in.
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The past several years have seen smaller record stores such as Vacation, Origami and Permanent Records benefiting from the mounting interest in vinyl. But after going strong for more than 10 years, Amoeba continues to be the go-to spot for collectors of all genres. Not only is the store constantly well-stocked with new and vintage records in everything from house to jazz, but it's also one of the few places you can still buy new CDs on the day of their release. The DVD selection upstairs is... More »
It's a music retail ghost town, yes. We don't need to be reminded. Those were our jobs, and our expense accounts, and our backstage passes, that vanished along with the neighborhood record stores. Gone are Aron's, Sea Level and Tower, ashes to ashes, funk to funky. Last year the Virgin on Sunset bit the dust. It adds up, you know? Therefore: Amoeba of our heart. Yes, some have grumbled that the arrival of Amoeba nearly seven years ago was the big, brass nail that sealed the L.A. retail... More »
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