Kota Wade, founder of AmplyFi today announced that LA Weekly recently named her Hollywood music venue, as “Best All Ages Venue for 2012” in it’s annual Best of Issue. This comes on the heels of Wade appearing on the cover and being named “One of the Angelenos to Watch” in the publication recently. The club will also host “Kids for a Cause” on November 4th, which will benefit families of the victims of the “Dark Knight” shooting, and will feature Kassidy Jane, Wade and other performers, including those with autism.
The weekly newspaper praised the venue by saying, “It looks like a pop art '60s crash pad, decorated with lava lamps, gold records, mirrors and illuminated mannequins. Since AmplyFi is all ages, the club can't serve alcohol, but Wade makes up for it by booking an impressive variety of tunefully intelligent, rising new bands, most of whom have been overlooked by the other indie-rock clubs in town.”
Of this honor, Wade said, “It’s so great to see people take notice of the club. I knew that there was a need for a venue like this, so I converted my rehearsal space into what it has become today. I love the fact that it’s the Best in LA!”
AmplyFi is located next to Paramount Studios in the heart of Hollywood. The venue has no sign on the door and can only be located after walking down an alley off of Melrose. The club was created by Wade in January 2011, and has showcased up-and-comers such Echosmith, Back Pocket Memory, My Satellite, Blacktop Saints, and Bad Wolf. It has also featured acts with children and siblings of stars and music industry heavyweights such as Cherie Curie, Don Was and Miley Cyrus; and Christopher Mintz-Plasse, who played “McLovin” in Superbad, played with his band, The Young Rapscallions.
A link to the LA Weekly Award can be found here - LA Weekly Names AmplyFi Best All Ages Venue
AmplyFi, located next door to Paramount Studios on Melrose Ave, is in the heart of Hollywood. Known as one of the few no-alcohol, all-ages music venues in LA, AmplyFi has often been compared to the legendary 60’s club “The Cavern” where the Beatles embraced its cool underground vibe. The small (60-70 person) club is tucked away in a back alley and hard to find, which lends to the cool factor. The club has great atmosphere and know for the great sound. AmplyFi is also available for private events such as art showings, parties, movie and television shoots, record releases, fashion shows and more. For more information, please visit www.amplyfi.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.