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Amoeba officially designated tourist spot by Metro

October 12, 2011 | 12:05 pm

Metro's Amoeba placard

Amoeba Music hasn't been around long enough to be granted landmark status, but in terms of Hollywood's rock 'n' roll destinations it's a must-see stop on par with the Capitol Records Tower. So it doesn't carry the architectural interest of the latter, but it's what on the inside that counts, and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has taken notice.

In a new placard rolled out by Metro this week, subway riders are urged to visit the world's largest independent record store. That's the colorfully photogenic cabaret rock band Gabby Young & Other Animals in the photo, but don't expect to be able to take the Red Line to see the act; they're from the U.K.

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-- Todd Martens

Image courtesy of Amoeba Music/Metro.

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