You may have heard the interview with Milo Greene on NPR’s Weekend Edition on Saturday, or you may see Milo Greene on the David Letterman show later this month. Or you could drive up Cahuenga to Amoeba Music at Sunset Blvd, and see Milo Greene in person, for free, tomorrow at 7 pm. It’s one of the benefits of living close to Hollywood and even your young friends will be impressed that you’re tuned in enough to be there on Tuesday.
The musically savvy have long had Amoeba Music on their radar, but for those who don’t, the free, live, in-house concerts at the store offer an easy venue to taste some current music trends. Not only do you get to see the band up close, you can wander the aisles and step back in time when album artwork and the physical presence of albums, CDs and tapes used to litter our homes and cars rather than just clog our computers with digital files. It’s fun to look through the bins and reminisce.
For the uninitiated, Milo Greene is not the name of the lead singer, nor a booking agent the band dreamed up to make cold calls to get their record out. It’s the name of the band itself, four men and one woman in their 20s who play and sing together in great harmony. No one member is the lead singer, they all carry the vocals and share the spotlight. Their first album is released tomorrow, and Milo Greene is happy to share the experience by singing to their fans for free at Amoeba. If you can’t make it to the live event, you can always stream it live at www.amoeba.com while you’re cooking dinner or mixing that cocktail.