B3SCI x TBE x FBV Present: Walla, Story Of The Running Wolf, Memoir and more @ Venice Music Festival this Saturday 9/21/2013


We’re inviting SoCal music, art and food aficionados to come celebrate World Peace Day this Saturday, September 21st at the Venice Music Crawl festival in sunny Venice, California. For this unique all day celebration B3SCI Presents is teaming up with esteemed local-scene tastemakers The Burning Ear and Free Bike Valet to present an exclusive party of stellar live music talent at the popular Wursterkuche Venice (best beer and sausages in SoCal hands down btw).

Join us for this ALL DAY bash of amazing food, drink, and of course great live sets from buzzing local talent like Story Of The Running Wolf, Walla, Motion Cntrl, Memoir, Kid Cadaver and many more. Entry to the event is FREE! Check out the full party schedule and line-up below, and get more information on the event HERE. See you soon!


11am-close DJ Lionel Risky (of Mansions on the Moon) before, between, & after sets
1pm Glow Marrow
2pm Stag
3pm Say Say
4pm Motion Cntrl
5pm Memoir
6pm Kid Cadaver
7pm Dead Times
8pm Omniflux
9pm Walla
10pm Gamble & Burke
11pm Story Of The Running Wolf

Venice Music Crawl (Info) (Facebook Invite)

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Allison Taylor – Open (Rhye Cover)

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Los Angeles newcomer Allison Taylor debuts with this delectably delicate rendition of “Open” from Rhye’s celebrated 2013 Woman LP. Lush in arrangement and tactful in subtle delivery, Taylor peaks our curiosity. We’re eager to hear more. Sample “Open” below.

Allison Taylor (Soundcloud)

Rating 8.2


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Triptides – Prediction


Triptides demonstrate music appreciation on their newest track, “Prediction”. Harpsichord and Rubber Soul (.. and others) aside, “Prediction” draws an ace with it’s transatlantic trip through time. As if it weren’t incredible enough that this Indiana based trio managed the genuine surf-rock / west-coast vibes of their earlier material, the fact that Triptides has dialed British psychedelia of the 60s in such a short breath is noteworthy alone. Any band with a nimble knack for rock and roll will always have a slot ready for them at B3SCI H.Q. Check out Triptides with “Prediction” below.

Triptides indiana (Official)

Rating 78.3

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Holychild – Happy With Me

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“Happy With Me” hits hard with a melee of rhythmic synth. Demanding your attention, Holychild play the irony card on this track with a vocal melody that forces a feel good smile. Simply put “Happy With Me” is a relatable anthem for the masses. Check out Holychild on tour throughout the US this fall.

Holy Child (Facebook)

Rating 8.1


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The Black Hollies – Somewhere Between Here And Nowhere

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The Black Hollies are certainly “Somewhere Between Here And Nowhere”. After all, how rare is there a mainstream appreciation for classic rock roots amidst today’s melee of slick-toned indie pop/rock? The truth is that some sounds are evergreen and thus rock and roll will never die. The Black Hollies give us something more to groove to, something anthemic to sing along to, and most importantly something to rock-out to. Press play and turn up “Somewhere Between Here And Nowhere”.

The Black Hollies (Facebook)

Rating 8.4


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Being There – In The Dark

'In The Dark' by Being There

Most bands do it (whether or not you’ll ever get them to admit it is another story), but a name/line-up/sound change for most bands is often a necessary and healthy evolution. Consider it a growing pain. UK collective Being There have recently returned to the scene with a similar statement of sorts. The driving bass line of “In The Dark” and the counter melodic tendencies of the song speak volumes to pop maturity. As the band explains, “The song is a little about someone close to you moving abroad…. It’s also about the anonymity of cities – in the dark you can be whoever you want to be. And it’s also about mirrors, once experience mirroring another, one person mirroring another, the water of the canal mirroring your image.” Well put – Being There have got our attention.

Being There (Facebook)

Rating 8.0


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Rave’s Fave: Irontom – What Will Happen To All the Indie Stars


Reviewed By Bruce Rave

This young band LA played It’s A School Night at Bardot in Hollywood last Monday and offered up a strong representation of their new Nitro EP. Irontom have a familiar hard rock edge yet blend an artistic integrity rarely heard among newer artists of this genre. Alain Johannes (Eleven, Queens of the Stone Age, Them Crooked Vultures) is their producer. In this song, fine-voiced singer Harry Hayes ponders, “all things even the great oh they eventually go away, what will happen to all the Indie Stars”? As the question beckons… it’s up to the listener to determine. Or as Harry sings, “it is not something you’ll only hear once”. This up and coming band is one that I will be keeping an eye and ear on.

Irontom (Facebook)

*Hear Bruce’s “Go Deep With Bruce Rave” weekly new music show on Indie1031/Los Angeles and WSUM-FM/Madison. Details and archived shows can be found on his blog and be sure follow Bruce on Twitter too!

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PAWS – Needle in the Hay (Elliot Smith Cover)


Is covering an Elliot Smith song sacrilege? The debates can rain but one thing for sure is that it takes balls for any artist to even consider. Scotland’s Phillip Taylor of PAWS’ recent cover of “Needle In The Hay” falls well within that vein of the most-tasteful. Most importantly showcasing PAWS’ (always important for any true artist) appreciation for quality songsmanship.

PAWS scotland (Soundcloud)

Rating 8.3


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