New Location, Same Amoeba Music? Fans Hope Iconic Store Keeps Rockin’ That ‘Funky Vibe’

Diane Haithman
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A new address can never diminish the luster of Amoeba Music Hollywood for L.A.’s passionate pop music community, local experts say. On Thursday, independent record store Amoeba Music, which closed its doors at 6400 Sunset Blvd. last spring after almost 20 years in operation, re-opens to the public at a new location about a half-mile away at 6200 Hollywood Blvd. “I hope they don’t make it too nice — it should maintain its funky vibe,” veteran L.A. music journalist and critic Randy Lewis joked to TheWrap. However, Lewis, who covered the pop music scene for almost 40 years for the Los Angeles Times, isn’t worried that Amoeba won’t still be Amoeba in its new digs. Both locations are in the heart of Hollywood’s music industry, which includes the iconic Capitol Records Tower at 1750 Vine St. “It is still part of the continuum of the old Amoeba at Sunset and Vine,” Lewis said. “There’s something about that geography. It’s hallowed ground.” It may be difficult to describe the new Amoeba as “funky,” however. The 23,000 square-foot space is located on the corner of Hollywood and Argyle in El Centro, a residential and retail complex that opened in 2018. The airy...

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