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Review: Yuna @ The Bootleg in L.A. on 12/19/2013

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Photos and Words by Russ Ramos

Malaysian singer/songwriter Yuna made her way to Los Angeles during her recent North American tour on December 19th. There is no denying that this show at Bootleg Theater proved sold out for a reason. Yuna’s loyal fan base sang along with every song. A stable and strong voice, Yuna has come a long way to get to where she is. Climbing to the top of indie charts at a quick pace, her persona is still charming, still beautiful. Yuna’s debut full length album, Nocturnal is now available on iTunes and your local record shop. Pick up a copy! Photos and Words by Russ Ramos

Yuna malaysia (Facebook) (Purchase Nocturnal)

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12-31-13

Lorde – Ribs (Ryan Hemsworth’s Let’s Have A Sleepover Version)

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Ryan Hemsworth with good reason celebrates the end of 2013 with this rendition of “Ribs” by way of year-end-list rainmaker Lorde. Get into it.

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Rating 8.3

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12-29-13

Beat Culture – Drifter (Ricky Eat Acid Remix)

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Proliferative east coast producer/musician Sam Ray aka Ricky Eat Acid recently returned from his trip to Mars with this stellar interpretation on the new single “Drifter” from electronic artist Beat Culture. The remix comes in anticipation of Beat Culture’s forthcoming AA-side 7″ expected January 21st via B3SCI and Kaya Kaya. Have a spin at something fresh below.

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Beat Culture connecticut (Soundcloud) (Purchase 7-inch)

Rating 8.4

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12-20-13

PHOTOS: Tegan and Sara @ Capitol Theatre in New York 12/14/13

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Canadian indie rock duo Tegan and Sara have been touring in support of their seventh studio album Heartthrob. Below you can check out some photos from the twin sisters recent gig in NYC at Capitol Theatre on December 14th courtesy of B3SCI contributor and photographer Eliana Siegal. Be sure to check out the band on tour!

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12-20-13

B3SCI Best of 2013: Top 50 Albums

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2013 it’s been breezy. We’ve given the 13th year of the new millennium it’s proper send-off with what else but… lists! This year we’ve dropped our 50 Top Songs, Team B3’s Staff Picks, the 50 Most Popular bands & artists this year on B3SCI as read by YOU, and now we’re tying it all off with our Top 50 Albums. So get psyched, get ready to count backwards and check out what albums we loved most from 2013.

50mileycyrusbangerz

49omarsouleymanwenuwenu

48theinternetfeelgood

47goldfieldsblacksun

46everythingeverythingarc

45phosphorescentmuchacho

44skyferreiranighttimemytime

43rudimentalhome

42stluciawhenthenight

41londongrammarifyouwait

40atomsforpeaceamok

39oneohtrivpointneverrplusseven

38queensofthestoneagelikeclockwork

37theneighbourhoodiloveyou

36jamesblakeovergrown

35msmrsecondhandrapture

34boardsofcanadatomorrowsharvest

33charlesbradleyvictimoflove

32jakebuggshangrila

31vampireweekendmodernvampireofthecity

30iceageyourenothing

29asapfergtraplord

28palmaviolets180

27juliaholterloudcitysong

26darksidepsychic

25runthejewelsrunthejewels

24arcadefirereflektor

23volcanochoirrepave

22rhyewoman

21foalsholyfire

20kingkrule6feetbeneaththemoon

19timheckervirgins

18pushatmynameismyname

17lordepureheroine

16dannybrownold

15tomodelllongwaydown

14mybloodyvalentinembv

13justintimberlakethe2020experience

12chrvchesthebonesofwhatyoubelieve

11drakenothingwasthesame

10the1975the1975

09arcticmonkeysam

08daftpunkrandomaccessmemories

07beyoncebeyonce

06davidbowiethenextday

05savagessilenceyourself

04thenationaltroublewillfindme

03haimdaysaregone

02disclosuresettle

01kanyewestyeezus

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12-19-13

Review: Jagwar Ma @ The El Rey in Los Angeles on 12/13/13

Jagwar Ma recently returned to Los Angeles for their final show of 2013. They had packed The Echo a few months ago and the El Rey was nearly sold-out this past Friday. These Australians have steadily built their live reputation, creating a major UK buzz this summer before focusing on the US. During intermission, the louder than normal conversation level in the house reflected that fans were stoked for this band. Lead singer Gabriel Winterfield told the throng of Angelinos that he’d like to see them “put the LA in play” and that’s pretty much what happened. Jagwar Ma has two distinct identities. One comes from catchy songs on the album such as their biggest airplay hit “Come Save Me”. In fact, they’re a psychedelic jam band and that’s exactly what they did for the first 15-20 minutes of their set. Some of the crowd probably weren’t expecting that and just when the energy started to flag somewhat, the guys brought the bounce with “Let Her Go” and then a fine extended version of “Come Save Me”. Jagwar Ma completed their set with some more pure jam and opened their encore the same way before finishing with the catchier “That Loneliness”. The sound that night was bottom-heavy. That prevented some of their melodic intricacies from shining through, especially on the harmonies which are such a strength for the band. These guys nail everything they do although the addition of a live drummer wouldn’t be a bad idea as the band continue to grow. It was a strong show that might have been even more compelling if there was a little less jam and a little more bounce. Reviewed By Bruce Rave

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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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12-19-13

B3SCI Best of 2013: Readers’ Top 50 Most Popular Artists

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By now you’re likely acquainted w/ whom Team B3 dug in 2013. We flip now to the reverse side of the telescreen and take a look at who YOU ALL we’re into in 2013 with a countdown of the most popular artists and bands read on the site this year. Thank you, thank you, thank you for reading! See you in 2014.

50somekindawonderful

49pale

48temples

47blaenavon

46cloudboat

45yeahyeahyeahs

44dwntwn

43stalley

42rickross

41sango

40quadron

39theneighbourhood

38jamesblake

37twiceasnice

36rudimental

35deapvally

34sanebeats

33samsmith

32papa

31jungle

30jmsn

29chloehowl

28fyfe

27patrickbaker

26thepreatures

25johnnewman

24wale

23palmaviolets

22snakehips

21bondax

20philbeaudreau

19beadyeye

18joeybadass

17daftpunk

16naughtyboy

15disclosure

14lionlimb

13goldfields

12cagetheelephant

11mo

10foals

09ftse

08ghostloft

07josefsalvat

06justintimberlake

05baauer

04giraffage

03jaipaul

02misun

01the1975

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12-18-13

Premiere: Ophelia Cache – Leaving London (Video)

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We loved Ophelia Cache’s Kickdrums-produced “Leaving London” track from last month. With the assistance of director Nick Snow, Ophelia’s gone now and shot a stunning & brilliant new clip for the track. About the video, Ms. Cache said, “I had hoped to make a video that would make people want to go to London just so they can leave…like they may be missing out on some deep unrest that is all the rage. Nick’s idea to put the images of London and lyrics physically on me, I feel visually manifests perfectly how consuming true wanderlust can be.” “Leaving London” is the first single off Ophelia Cache’s upcoming EP release “Dolly & The Bull”.

Ophelia Cache (Soundcloud)

Rating 8.3

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12-18-13