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Tuesday Born – Sleep With Stars

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“Sleep With Stars” is the just released sophomore single from after hours pop artist Tuesday Born. The single which will also include remixes from Auntie Flo and Debian Blak and is a apertif to the London-based Tuesday Born’s forthcoming “Singing in the Dark” EP, which is due April 1st. The muted rhythms and soothing electronics of the excellent “Sleep With Stars” should serve as a great introduction to this newcomer artist.

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Rating 8.2

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03-04-13

B3SCI Presents: Day Party @ Maggie Mae’s Rooftop. Austin, TX. (Wednesday 3/13/13)

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Team B3 is very pleased to announce our debut B3SCI PRESENTS event during SXSW on Wednesday, March 13th at the iconic E. 6th St. venue Maggie Mae’s Rooftop.

Along with our friends at The Fold Presents, we invite you to come hang out, have some free drinks & fresh popcorn (yes, a popcorn stand!), grab some cool new B3SCI swag, and most importantly, catch live sets from some of the hottest emerging talent on the planet. RSVP [Now Closed] to this guest list only party, and we’d recommend you arrive early because we can’t guarantee entry once we’re at capacity. Details and more info below.

Wednesday March 13, 2013
Maggie Mae’s Rooftop
323 East 6th Street, Austin, TX 78701
Free Drinks + Popcorn Stand
Doors @ 11:45 am
Ages 21+

Indoor Stage

12:10 – 12:40 pm Marika Hackman
1:00 – 1:30 pm Tashaki Miyaki
1:50 – 2:20 pm Ghost Beach
2:40 – 3:10 pm NO CEREMONY /// NOC
3:30 – 4:00 pm SKATERS
4:20 – 4:50 pm Trails and Ways

Outdoor Stage

12:15 – 12:45 pm – Blondfire
1:05 – 1:35 pm – Giraffage
1:55 – 2:25 pm – Phil Beaudreau with Dawaun Parker
2:45 – 3:15 pm – Gold Fields
3:35 – 4:05 pm – WILDCAT! WILDCAT!
4:25 – 4:55 pm – The 1975

DJ Island

11:50 – 12:15 pm B3SCI DJs
12:45 – 1:05 pm NZCA/Lines (DJ Set)
1:35 -1:55 pm Rush Midnight (DJ Set)
2:25 – 2:45 pm Anthony Valadez (KCRW – DJ Set)
3:00 – 5:00 pm Tropics (DJ Set) [INSIDE STAGE] 3:15 – 3:35 pm Terry Urban (DJ Set)
4:05 – 4:25 pm Man Without Country (DJ Set)
*Special guests TBA

RSVP [Now Closed]

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GIveaway: Alpine @ The Bootleg in Los Angeles this Tuesday, March 5th!

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On Tuesday, March 5th, hotly tipped Aussie outfit Alpine will swing by The Bootleg as part of The Fold Silverlake Presents. The band will be in LA and NY for select dates before they hit Austin for this year’s SXSW festival, and we’ve got a pair of tickets to this Tuesday’s show in LA for one lucky reader! To win, email us here and say that you want some Alpine tickets. We will pick our winning email submission at random this Monday night 3/4/13. You can get more information on the show and purchasing tickets here.

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03-03-13

Premiere: Barny Carter – Montpellier [EP]

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Budding Bristol, UK based multi-instrumental producer and composer Barny Carter continues down a road of picturesque soundscapes on his forthcoming EP, Montpellier. This sophomore release drops Tuesday, March 5th via DryCry Records. It features a recent Gilles Peterson (BBC) minted first spin with “Bouquet”, and as great as that track is, Montpellier as whole offers a momentous listen. From the serene initiation of “Clamour” to the piano chatter of “Oceans”, Montpellier boasts a complete body of work. B3SCI has your first listen-through, and if you have 20 minutes to spare, then we highly recommend that you lend your ears below.

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Rating: 8.4

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03-03-13

Review: Willy Moon @ The Bootleg in Los Angeles 2/27/13

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Back again at the wonderful Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles, fellow B3SCI contributor Bruce Rave and I caught an intimate showcase featuring contemporary throwback, singer and producer, Willy Moon. The well traveled Moon has been all over the internet as of late and the buzz had grown leading up to the show.

Willy Moon’s band hit the stage and started playing “I’m Shakin by Jack White, which beckoned an enthused Willy to run onto the stage screaming. After nailing the opening set cover song, Willy immediately faced the audience, took a bow and said thank you, getting back in character was this polite gentlemen from overseas. However, the show itself was anything but polite. Ripping through his EP and single (oddly enough off of Jack White’s Third Man Records) “Railroad Track”, Willy was all over the stage, screaming and giving the audience a glimpse of what a rock show might have looked and felt like in the 50’s.

With a quick exit and re-entrance for a small encore, again the band cued Willy, this time playing “Yeah Yeah” as Willy ran onto the stage screaming. The single, most known for being in the Apple iPod Touch, Nano and Shuffle commercials, had the most room lit. That night, Willy Moon’s sound was as clean as the way he dressed, and Moon’s fusion of old school blues rock and modern backing tracks is something certainly worth taking note. In a large landscape of overproduced, chorus driven mediocrity, Willy Moon has found a way breath new life into something of the past.

Review by Brian Litwin
Photography by Russ Ramos

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Finesse Supafly – Get to Steppin ft Jay D

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Finesse Supafly is a part of Mont Brown’s Philly collective Astronauts Really Fly. The braggadocio of “Get to Steppin” is evident. Finesse and Jay Dempsey ride the soulful beat with nothing but cockiness. It’s just some fun, youthful energy as made clear by the witty lines and track artwork. While Mont has the Pop feel, tunes like this are perfect for Internet success. ARF is really tackling all angles of rap. This that type of music that you bump with your car windows open, like your cool. And, Spring is right around the corner.. By Teddy Pendergrass

Pace-O – Get to Steppin ft Jay D

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Rating 8.1

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Roosevelt – Around You

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Roosevelt, who impressed last fall with his debut track “Sea”, returns with sophomore single “Around You”. Light, airy, “summery” but still very well conceived as a pop song, “Around You” is very impressive indeed. Look out for an EP release from Roosevelt a bit later this year on Greco-Roman.

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Rating 8.1

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03-01-13

Ryan McDermott – Joy (Feat. Hit-Boy)

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G.O.O.D. Music affiliate Ryan McDermott gets the inside bounce pass from label teammate Hit-Boy and WHAM! with the right hand (word to Joe Tait) the two connect for the nicely tipped R&B-flavored pop track. It’s “Joy”.

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Rating 8.3

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Saux – ITAY

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Young Amsterdam producer Saux may be a bit under the radar as of yet but the 19-year old (!) has already made some pretty impressive fans including Jessie Ware, Bondax & our buddy KCRW’s Anthony Valadez (who tipped us to the track). “Itay”, which is sampled here from Saux’s new EP “Bring Me Home” marries the R&B, soul-influenced electronic sound that’s been such a major Dutch export the last several years with more modern instrumentation and rhythm structures; that and the track sports an absolute lights out vocal melody. Get introduced to Saux below.

Saux – ITAY

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Rating 8.4

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Zella Day – Save The World (SHM Cover)

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Zella Day lends her sparkling vocals to Swedish House Mafia’s current hit “Save The World Tonight” on this beautiful acoustic rendition. Don’t miss it.

Zella Day – Save The World (SHM Cover)

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Rating 8.3

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