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B3SCI Presents: Gallant with Evan Mellows @ The Bootleg in Los Angeles on Sunday, March 30

Gallant & Evan Mellows

SoCal-based indie neo-R&B singer Gallant takes to the Bootleg in LA this Sunday night for a must not miss presentation of his contemporary Prince-informed R&B. This Sunday come watch Gallant perform live with a standout cast of support sets that includes L.A. singer Evan Mellows.

Doors for the event are at 8:00pm and the show is for ages 21+. More details for the show can be found HERE.

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03-26-14

YG – Do It To Ya (Feat. TeeFLii) (Daz Dillinger G-Mix)

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As well-cultivated connoisseurs of the G-Mix, we can expertly co-sign this new Daz Dillinger G-Mix of one of YG‘s (who outside Rich Homie Quan might be the hottest MC on radio right now) My Krazy Life‘s standout tracks, the “Lets Play House” send-up “Do It To Ya”. Even thugs can get a little intimate w/ the piano.

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Rating 8.5

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03-25-14

SZA – Child’s Play (Feat. Chance The Rapper)

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The first lady of TDE, SZA puts in a sultry smooth vocal on that deep molasses XXYYXX “About You” sample with new one “Child’s Play”. SZA is GREAT on the track but Chance‘s easy/breezy ride-the-offbeats flow hits the instrumental in a most incredible way. Don’t miss this one. The “Z” EP from SZA is coming April 8.

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Rating 8.0

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03-25-14

Young & Sick – Heartache Fetish

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The R&B-flavored indie pop of Dutch-born Young & Sick finds its latest iteration in the rhythmically swaggering and neatly-layered “Heartache Fetish”. Y&S’ s/t debut for Harvest Records is due on April the 8th.

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Rating 8.0

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03-25-14

Sivu – Dumb (Nirvana)

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Sivu dropped yesterday the excellent new single “Can’t Stop”; as an addendum to the release is this very good brooding but intimate and emotionally bare version of Nirvana’s Nevermind entry “Dumb”.

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Rating 8.3

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03-24-14

RAVE’S FAVES: Howler – Al’s Corral

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Their World of Joy album drops here in the US on Tuesday. Lead Howler Jordan Gatesmith likes to describe their punk and 60’s/70’s influenced music as “bratty”, and this sophomore collection is somewhat brattier than their America Give Up debut. While he wrote the songs for the first album, this follow-up is more of a collaborative group effort. “Al’s Corral” provides a hot, hard, and hooky album opener. If you recognize traces of Thin Lizzy’s “Jailbreak”, you’re spot on as Jordan admits to borrowing from that classic. These guys are a major entity in the UK. They will tour the UK and Europe for the next few weeks. After only playing a few US dates last time around, they look to hit a US harder this time around. See them at a venue near you sometime soon. Reviewed by Bruce Rave

Howler – Al’s Corral

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03-23-14

Plastic Plates – Nothing Like You

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Aussie ex-pat Plastic Plates debuts the sultry sweet new house tones of “Nothing Like You”; the title track from Mr. Plates upcoming two track EP for Club Sweat.

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Rating 8.8

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03-21-14