Amoeba Music To Ride Off From Sunset
By JOHN DALY – Everyone is making a hoopla of Amoeba Music going away and we will miss the place, but when the owner sells to a multimillion-dollar developer what do you think happens?
Instead of lamenting the loss of an indie icon, customers should be cheering that the store is moving, after all, there are plenty of sales inside.
While Amoeba Music has hosted a variety of great musicians and has held super events over the years, there doesn’t appear to be a reason the recently-made-rich company won’t appear somewhere else. According to reports, Amoeba Music was bought for $34 million and has been paying rent back to its landlord, GPI properties, since the deal closed one year ago.
In the meantime, we’re going to head over to the store and get the lowdown, and a few choice deals.
As for upcoming events, on Sept. 16, New Music Friday, Amoeba celebrates Mexican Independence Day with Mariachi Voz De America and students from the The Mariachi Conservatory in Boyle Heights. Also on Sept. House Shoes will spin the discs. On Saturday, Amoeba Music will host a sidewalk sale from noon to 4 p.m. and a BOGO Red Tag sale on Monday, Sept. 19.
For more information go to the Amoeba Music website.