The first Amoeba opened its doors in Berkeley, California, in 1990 and it also has stores in San Francisco and in Hollywood. Amoeba is known for one thing in particular – the gigantic size of its stores, which look more like the storeroom full of crates at the end of Raiders Of
The Lost Ark than a record shop. A treasure trove of releases are to be found inside, naturally. Amoeba also holds concerts in its stores.