B3SCI Presents: Gavin Turek w/ Ross Sea Party, Moses Sumney and B3SCI DJs @ Bootleg Bar in LA this Monday 4/22/13

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Join us in LA this Monday night as B3SCI teams up with the Bootleg Bar for this month’s artist in residence, Gavin Turek. If you live in LA and haven’t caught Gavin perform yet, we gotta ask – why not? She can dance; like dance so much that, by the end of the show, you’re exhausted from just watching her perform. Only other artist we saw accomplish this before was Lady Gaga in DC, 2011 (just saying). Plus the tunes are really really good, and also it’s Gavin’s birthday!

So this Monday Night at the Bootleg: Gavin Turek, be there! Also, look out for a stellar bill of buzzing supporting talent that includes Ross Sea Party, Moses Sumney and DJ sets FROM US (B3SCI DJs)! Entry for the residency night is FREE (21+) and you can get more information on the show HERE.

Bootleg Theater (Info and Tickets)
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B3SCI Presents: DWNTWN w/ Watch The Duck, The Mercy Beat, TEMP3ST + DJ sets by Hi Deaf! THIS TUESDAY 4/9/13


Join us in Santa Monica this Tuesday night as B3SCI Presents team up with the Central S.A.P.C. for a not-to-be-missed night of local music with this month’s artist in residence, L.A. based synth-pop-rockers DWNTWN.

Fresh off their noise making trek through SXSW and new single “Stood Me Up,” the Jamie Leffler fronted collective has topped music radars as of late. To add to the excitement, French label Kitsuné has just announced that their new Kitsuné America 2 compilation, due April 29th, will feature the track “Move Me,” a collaboration between DWNTWN, Jhameel, and Giraffage. And speaking of DWNTWN and Kitsuné, check out an exclusive video (below) of the band, Giraffage, and HEARTSREVOLUTION performing during the debut Kitsuné America compilation release show in Los Angeles last year.

This Tuesday night DWNTWN will be joined by a stellar bill of buzzing talent that includes Watch The Duck, The Mercy Beat, TEMP3ST and DJ sets by Hi Deaf! Entry for the residency night is FREE (21+) and you can get additional details on the show here. We’ll see y’all there!

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Tom Odell Performs “Another Love” (Live Session)

Tom Odell at Elias Arts LA_kdrphnc

We recently caught up with 22 year old UK singer-songwriter Tom Odell to capture an intimate and exclusive performance of his breakthrough track, “Another Love”. The session was filmed at Elias Studios in Los Angeles and features a guest interview appearance by KCRW DJ Jason Kramer. Keep an eye out for Tom in 2013 and his debut album Long Way Down, being released later this spring.

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SXSW-time is here (happiness and cheer). Hello SXSW 2013. How are we doing? B3’s annual hour-by-hour preview and prognostication of SX Music is back for 2013. We’ve got all the can’t miss sets and showcases you’ll want to be at covered. From Tuesday to Saturday, Antone’s to The Whiskey Room, Congress Street to that area where Stubb’s is by the Police Station, Team B3 presents our SX 2013 picks. p.s. If you’ve been sleeping and haven’t yet signed up for our A-class Day Party at Maggie Mae’s on Wednesday afternoon you can sort that out here.


Brooklyn band DIIV play the Red 7 patio @ 1:00 A.M. on Tuesday.

Showcases where you’ll want to be:
1) BBC Radio 1 @ Latitude 30: Bastille, Lucy Rose, Willy Moon, Tall Ships, The 1975 & Y Niwl
2) Pitchfork @ Mohawk: Icona Pop, Cloud Nothings, Marnie Stern, John Talabot, Azari & III, Blue Hawaii, Hundred Waters
3) The Syndicate’s Conflict of Interest @ Hype Hotel: Cold War Kids, Ra Ra Riot, Ivan & Alyosha, Little Green Cars

Can’t miss sets:
8:00-8:59 PM:
1) Blondfire @ The Belmont (8:20)
2) Charli XCX @ The Belmont (8:00)
3) Ivan & Alyosha @ Hype Hotel

9:00-9:59 PM:
1) TOKiMONSTA @ Antone’s (9:00)
2) Lucy Rose @ Latitude 30 (9:00)
3) Blue Hawaii @ Mohawk Indoor (9:30)

10:00-10:59 PM:
1) St. Lucia @ Antone’s (10:00)
2) Hundred Waters @ Mohawk Indoor (10:15)
3) Tall Ships @ Latitude 30 (10:10)

11:00-11:59 PM:
1) The 1975 @ Latitude 30 (11:00)
2) Cloud Nothings @ Mohawk Outdoor (11:30)
3) Little Green Cars @ Hype Hotel

12:00-12:59 AM:
1) DIIV @ Red 7 Patio (12:00)
2) Hit-Boy @ 404 Austin (12:20)
3) Icona Pop @ Mohawk Indoor (12:00)

1:00-1:59 AM:
1) John Talabot @ Mohawk Indoor (1:15)
2) Nicolas Jaar @ The North Door (1:00)
3) Bastille @ Latitude 30 (1:00)


The Neighbourhood play Club de Ville @ Midnight on SXSW Wednesday Night

Favorite Showcases:
1) NPR @ Stubb’s: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Cafe Tacvba, Alt-J, Youth Lagoon
2) Windish Agency Showcase @ Red 7: Poolside, NO CEREMONY, The Thermals, CHRVCHES, Dan Croll
3) Vans @ Mohawk: Ghostface Killah, Sky Ferreira, Iggy and the Stooges, The Specials

Favorite Sets:
7:00-7:59 PM:
1) Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds @ Stubb’s (7:45)
2) Family of the Year @ Moody Theater (7:45)
3) Anuhea @ Old School (7:30)
4) Ab-Soul @ 404 Austin (7:30)
5) Japandroids @ Mohawk Outdoor (7:30)

8:00-8:59 PM:
1) Wild Belle @ Haven (8:00)
2) Iggy and the Stooges @ Mohawk Outdoor (8:00)
3) Schoolboy Q @ 404 Austin (8:30)
4) Fallulah @ Old School (8:30)
5) Lucius @ The Parish (8:30)

9:00-9:59 PM:
1) Tom Odell @ Haven (9:00)
2) Kendrick Lamar @ 1100 Warehouse (9:00)
3) Merchandise @ Viceland (9:00)
4) Peace @ Red 7 Patio (9:30)
5) The Orwells @ Hype Hotel (9:30)
Prev. Mentioned: Blue Hawaii @ Elysium (9:00)

10:00-10:59 PM
1) Caveman @ IFC Crossroads House (10:00)
2) Phosphorescent @ Hype Hotel (10:15)
3) Rudimental @ La Zona Rosa (10:20)
4) The Black Angels @ Buffalo Billiards (10:00)
5) AZARI & III @ Bungalo (10:00)
Prev. Mentioned: The 1975 @ Red Eyed Fly (10:30)

11:00-11:59 PM:
1) Yeah Yeah Yeahs @ Stubb’s (11:00)
2) PAPA @ Red Eyed Fly (11:20)
3) Just Blaze @ La Zona Rosa (11:40)
4) Unknown Mortal Orchestra @ Scoot Inn (11:15)
5) SOHN @ Red 7 (11:00)
Prev. Mentioned: Hundred Waters @ The Tap Room at Six (11:00), Icona Pop @ Viceland (11:00)

12:00-12:59 AM:
1) The Neighbourhood @ Club de Ville (12:00)
2) Alt-J @ Stubb’s (12:30)
3) Flume @ Red 7 (12:00)
4) Jake Bugg @ Maggie Mae’s Rooftop (12:00)
5) Sky Ferreira @ Mohawk Outdoor (12:10)
Prev. Mentioned: AZARI & III @ The Tap Room at Six (12:00), John Talabot @ Elysium (12:00)

1:00-1:59 AM:
1) Ghostface Killah @ Mohawk Outdoor (1:00)
2) Foxes @ Red Eyed Fly (1:00)
3) Wyclef Jean @ 404 Austin (1:00)
4) White Lung @ Holy Mountain (1:20)
5) Alpine @ Empire Control Room (1:00)
Prev. Mentioned: Charli XCX @ Club de Ville (1:00)


Bay Area bossa-pop crew Trails & Ways check into the Hype Hotel @ 9 PM

Favorite Showcases:
1) Pitchfork @ 1100 Warehouse: Disclosure, Ryan Hemsworth, FIDLAR, Sky Ferreira, Savages, Pissed Jeans
2) BET Music Matters @ Brazos Hall: T.I., Schoolboy Q, Joey Bada$$, Chrisette Michele, BJ The Chicago Kid
3) The Hype Machine @ Hype Hotel: Jake Bugg, MS MR, The Specials, Trails & Ways, Kodaline

Favorite Sets:
8:00-8:59 PM:
1) Joey Bada$$ @ Hangar Lounge (8:30)
2) Fidlar @ 1100 Warehouse (8:40)
3) Guards @ The Belmont (8:00)
4) Kodaline @ Hype Hotel (8:00)
5) Cayucas @ Red 7 Patio (8:15)
Prev. Mentioned: PAPA @ The Tap Room at Six (8:00), TOKiMONSTA @ Republic Live (8:40)

9:00-9:59 PM
1) Trails & Ways @ Hype Hotel (9:00)
2) Lianne La Havas @ Empire Automotive (9:15)
3) Charles Bradley @ Moody Theater (9:00)
4) Big K.R.I.T. @ Lustre Pearl (9:00)
5) BJ The Chicago Kid @ Brazos Hall (8:50)
Prev. Mentioned: Caveman @ Bar 96 (9:30), Joey Bada$$ @ Brazos Hall (9:45),

10:00-10:59 PM:
1) Wildcat! Wildcat! @ Tap Room at Six (10:00)
2) Jesse Boykins III @ Elysium (9:50)
3) Dauwd @ Holy Mountain (10:00)
4) MONA @ Cedar Street Courtyard (10:00)
5) Chrisette Michele @ Brazos Hall (10:15)
Prev. Mentioned: Sky Ferreira @ 1100 Warehouse (10:45),

11:00-11:59 PM:
1) Capital Cities @ Empire Automotive (11:15)
2) The Specials @ Hype Hotel (11:00)
3) The Besnard Lakes @ Red 7 (11:30)
4) The Kid Daytona @ The North Door (11:25)
5) Beacon @ Holy Mountain (11:00)
Prev. Mentioned: Alt-J @ The Belmont (11:10), Schoolboy Q @ Brazos Hall (11:30),

12:00-12:59 AM:
1) Killer Mike @ Bar 96 (12:30)
2) Disclosure @ 1100 Warehouse (12:35)
3) Antwon @ Easy Tiger (12:15)
4) Ryan Hemsworth @ 1100 Warehouse (12:00)
5) Snoop Lion @ Viceland (12:00)
Prev. Mentioned: Phosphorescent @ Red 7 Patio (11:55),

1:00-1:59 AM:
1) Death @ TenOak (12:50)
2) Generationals @ Red Eyed Fly (1:00)
3) Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs @ Blackheart (1:00)
4) Local Natives @ Mohawk Outdoor (1:00)
5) Soul of Mischief @ 512 (1:15)
Prev. Mentioned: Flume @ Latitude 30 (1:00), Ghostface Killah @ Scoot Inn (1:10), Jake Bugg @ Hype Hotel (1:00), Joey Bada$$ @ The North Door (1:20), Unknown Mortal Orchestra @ Red 7 Patio


Bondax make a 12:20 A.M. appearance at La Zona Rosa on Friday Night.

Favorite Showcases:
1) Our Heart Aches For Syria @ The Long Center: Deer Tick, White Lung, Omar Souleyman, Black Lips, The Orwells
2) Rolling Stone @ La Zona Rosa: Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Bondax, TOKiMONSTA, Disclosure
3) Rocksmith @ Tha Main: Mystikal, YG, Trae Tha Truth, Yo Gotti

Favorite Sets:
8:00-8:59 PM:
1) Fatima Al Qadiri @ The Madison (8:45)
2) Harry Fraud @ Austin Music Hall (8:40)
3) Diamond Rings @ VEVO Control Room (8:00)
4) Tropics @ Old School (8:00)
5) The Mowgli’s @ Stubb’s (8:00)
Prev. Mentioned: Hundred Waters @ Scoot Inn (8:45), The Neighbourhood @ Brazos Hall (8:45),

9:00-9:59 PM:
1) Danny Brown @ Viceland (9:15)
2) The Orwells @ The Long Center (9:40)
3) Man Without Country @ Maggie Mae’s Rooftop (9:20)
4) Small Black @ Lustre Pearl (9:00)
5) Charlotte Church @ VEVO Control Room (9:00)
Prev. Mentioned: Phosphorescent @ Bar 96 (9:30),

10:00-10:59 PM:
1) Depeche Mode @ Brazos Hall (10:00)
2) Giraffage @ Maggie Mae’s Rooftop (10:00)
3) Gold Fields @ Buffalo Billiards (10:00)
4) Eric Burdon @ The Stage On Sixth Patio (10:00)
5) Turtle Giant @ Hickory Street (10:00)
Prev. Mentioned: Danny Brown @ Austin Music Hall (10:35), DIIV @ Lustre Pearl (10:00), Disclosure @ La Zona Rosa (10:00), Fallulah @ VEVO Control Room (10:00) Fidlar @ Clive Bar (10:00), Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs @ Hype Hotel (10:00), White Lung @ The Long Center (10:20)

11:00-11:59 PM:
1) Rhye @ Buffalo Billiards (11:00)
2) Pusha T @ Austin Music Hall (11:00)
3) Goldroom @ Avenue on Congress Rooftop (11:00)
4) Gap Dream @ Hotel Vegas (11:15)
5) Laura Mvula @ Hype Hotel (11:00)
Prev Mentioned: Blue Hawaii @ Swan Dive (11:00), Foxes @ Empire Automotive (11:10), Merchandise @ Mohawk Outdoor (11:15), Ryan Hemsworth @ 512 Rooftop (11:00), TOKiMONSTA @ La Zona Rosa (11:35)

12:00-12:59 AM:
1) Bondax @ La Zona Rosa (12:20)
2) MO @ Buffalo Billiards (12:00)
3) Omar Souleyman @ The Long Center (12:00)
4) Mystikal @ The Main (11:50)
5) Vacationer @ VEVO Control Room (12:00)
Prev Mentioned: Ghostface Killah @ Viceland (12:15), Kendrick Lamar @ Austin Music Hall (12:40), Little Green Cars @ Antone’s (12:00), MONA @ Townhouse (12:00), Rudimental @ Hype Hotel (12:00), St. Lucia @ Empire Automotive (12:20)

1:00-1:59 AM:
1) XXYYXX @ Maggie Mae’s Rooftop (1:00)
2) Sepalcure
3) Master P @ 404 Austin (1:20)
4) Bass Drum of Death @ Easy Tiger (1:00)
5) Trae Tha Truth @ The Main (1:25)
Prev. Mentioned: DIIV @ Mohawk Indoor (1:00), Disclosure @ Scoot Inn (12:50), Ryan Hemsworth w/ Daedalus @ Emo’s (1:00), Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs @ La Zona Rosa (1:05)


Ms. Badu blesses SX with a 11:00 PM set at Empire Control Room on Saturday Night

Favorite Showcases:
1) Boiler Room @ 1100 Warehouse: Skream, Baauer, Chief Keef, Shlohmo, Mount Kimbie, Lunice
2) Perez Hilton @ Austin Music Hall: Lissie, Charli XCX, Wynter Gordon, Capital Cities, Paloma Faith
3) Captured Tracks @ The Parish: Beach Fossils, DIIV, The Soft Moon, Mac DeMarco

Favorite Sets:
9:00-9:59 PM:
1) Mount Kimbie @ 1100 Warehouse (9:30)
2) Ryan Leslie @ Hangar Lounge (9:30)
3) Shlohmo @ 1100 Warehouse (9:00)
4) Zak Waters @ Hickory Street (9:00)
5) Wynter Gordon @ Austin Music Hall (9:15)
Prev. Mentioned: Capital Cities @ The Belmont (9:00), Foxes @ Hype Hotel (9:00), Merchandise @ Red 7 (

10:00-10:59 PM:
1) Lissie @ Austin Music Hall (9:55)
2) Oliver @ Ballroom Annex (10:00)
3) Action Bronson
4) Chief Keef @ 1100 Warehouse (10:30)
5) Cashmere Cat
Prev. Mentioned: Caveman @ Hype Hotel (10:00), Fidlar @ Hotel Vegas (10:15), Gap Dream @ Hotel Vegas Patio (10:15), Gold Fields @ Maggie Mae’s Rooftop (10:00), Ivan & Alyosha @ TenOak (10:00), Sepalcure @ The Madison (10:00), Sky Ferreira @ Stubb’s (10:00)

11:00-11:59 PM:
1) Erykah Badu @ Empire Control Room (11:00)
2) Tashaki Miyaki @ Hickory Street (11:00)
3) HAIM @ Stubb’s (11:00)
4) King Chip @ Suite 101 (11:00)
5) Black Moon @ Haven (11:35)
Prev. Mentioned: Flume @ Maggie Mae’s Rooftop (11:00), Laura Mvula @ VEVO Control Room (11:45), Peace @ Latitude 30 (11:00), Vacationer @ Hype Hotel (11:00)

12:00-12:59 AM:
1) A Place To Bury Strangers @ Brazos Hall (12:00)
2) The Robert Glasper Experiment @ Empire Control Room (12:00)
3) Casey Veggies @ Old School (12:45)
4) A Silent Film @ Antone’s (12:00)
5) SpaceGhostPurrp @ Suite 101 (12:20)
Prev. Mentioned: Antwon @ Red 7 (12:15), DIIV @ The Parish (12:10), Jesse Boykins III @ Stage On Sixth Patio (12:00), Kendrick Lamar @ Viceland (12:30), MO @ Hype Hotel (12:00), XXYYXX @ Mohawk Outdoor (12:00)

1:00-1:59 AM:
1) Skream @ 1100 Warehouse (1:15)
2) The Pharcyde @ Club de Ville (1:15)
3) Delorean @ Mohawk Outdoor (1:00)
4) Beach Fossils @ The Parish (1:00)
5) In the Valley Below @ VEVO Control Room (1:15)
Prev. Mentioned: Big K.R.I.T. @ Old School (1:20), Danny Brown @ Ballroom Annex (1:00), Just Blaze @ Ballroom Annex (1:50), Mystikal @ Suite 101 (1:15), The Orwells @ Latitude 30 (1:00), Trae Tha Truth @ 404 Austin (1:30)

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Interview w/ Misty Miller


B3SCI fam Erin Feathers recently caught up with hotly-tipped British singer-songwriter Misty Miller. Having just released her Girlfriend EP last week, Miller has made her track “Little Drummer” available as a free download (grab it below) ahead of UK tour dates this March supporting both Jake Bugg and Tom Odell (on different stints). Check out what Misty Miller had to say about musical influences both past and present, her various side projects, and a blossoming career…

B3SCI: You list your key musical influences as Patti Smith, Iggy Pop and The Stooges, The Velvet Underground, Lou Reed, Irma Thomas, The Sonics, and The Gories. Surprise us with a couple random artists who color your musical outlook in a significant way…
Misty: Depends what you mean by surprise. A band called The Fat Whites who my drummer plays in. Blondie, maybe thats a surprise? Listen to “One Way Or Another” .. or “Dreaming”. She was so cool.

B3SCI: We’ve heard you mention that your musical palette varies from listening to performance. Do you think something like rap music could ever permeate your writing and performance?
Misty: Not in a really obvious way. If I saw someone do it and do it really well it would inspire me to perform with the same passion (or whatever it was about their performance that i liked).

B3SCI: Do you have a songwriting process and does your ukelele always play a role?
Misty: I havn’t written a song on my ukulele for about 2 years now. When I finished that album I was already starting to write songs on the guitar and have ever since. I don’t have process as such. It depends on the song and time.

B3SCI: Is there an instrument that you hope to learn someday?
Misty: I just wanna get better at guitar, really. Maybe play a few solos one day..

B3SCI: What has most influenced your musical evolution an vision as an artist?
Misty: The music scene I got involved with. I left college and started playing shows and meeting people around South London. The bands and people that I met influenced me a lot.

B3SCI: Tell us something quirky about Misty Miller…
Misty: Quirky eh?! I don’t like having clean hair. Or, I like to book bind.

B3SCI: What is your favorite place to jam and play music, aside from your gigs?
Misty: I have started rehearsing with my band at a mate of mine’s studio in peckham. It’s a small room but we work way better in there than in some fancy rehearsal studio. Or i just like play on my own if there is a guitar lying about in someones house or something.

B3SCI: If you could live somewhere other than London where would it be?
Misty: I don’t really have an answer to that as of yet. I would love to travel around America soon. Maybe after touring I’ll fall in love with a particular place.

B3SCI: What do fans need to know about Slit Lizard?
Misty: It’s a band I started with my friend Olivia. I couldn’t really play the guitar and she couldn’t really play the drums but I hadnt enjoyed playing and writing music so much until Slit Lizard. Heavily inspired by our friends band, The Midnight Barbers. A few of the songs off the EP were origonally Slit Lizard songs. “You Know What I Mean” and “Little Drummer”. My label weren’t too keen on the whole thing but without Slit Lizard (and Olivia) I wouldn’t have gotten away from playing music I wasn’t actually that happy with.

B3SCI: Tell us about the Girlfriend EP and where it leading Misty Miller…
Misty: I can’t tell you how good it feels to finally have this music out there and to be playing it in front people that actually want to listen now! It took a while to get my label to ‘get it’ and I’m so glad I didnt give up and decide to do something that I wasn’t really passionate about. Hopefully the next EP will sound as good and lead on to a killer album. I am not a natural in the studio yet but my band help me a lot.

B3SCI: How has your history growing up in an artistic family affected your experience as an artist?
Misty: Having music around me from a young age, being in the studio and backstage as a kid. All things those sorts of things. Making music my natural habitat.

B3SCI: It sounds like you dabble a bit with inking your own tattoos. What tattoo is next on your list?
Misty: Yeah i have about 6 or so now, all pretty shit, and all hand done. I have no idea what the next one will be.

B3SCI: We’re hooking you up with a ride in the B3SCI time machine. Where are you going?
Misty: Stonehenge “where the demons dwell!” But if i can’t come back to now then i aint goin’ anywhere.

Misty Miller (Facebook)

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Giveaway: Dan Croll w/ Trails and Ways, Carousel @ The Bootleg in LA this Saturday, March 9th!


With only a handful of tunes released to date, and a debut LP in pipeline, UK act Dan Croll has been making a name for himself. The the young songwriter has been on the radar since his track “From Nowhere” first hit the interwebs, not to mention his receiving the Songwriter of the Year Award via the Liverpool institute of Performing Arts. This Saturday The Fold Silverlake will present a night of live music featuring Croll in the Bootleg Bar, along with support from blogosphere and Oakland rainmakers Trails and Ways, and Boston trio Carousel.

Be sure to catch this show before all three acts take SXSW 2013 by storm! B3SCI has got a pair of tickets to give away for one lucky reader. For your chance to win, email us here and say that you’d like to to be entered in the Dan Croll ticket giveaway. We’ll be picking our winning email submission at random this Saturday morning (one entry per person). Get more information on the show and purchasing tickets here.

Bootleg Theater (Info and Tickets)
Dan Croll (Facebook)
Trails and Ways california (Facebook)

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


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]

B3SCI PRESENTS @ SXSW 2013 Mixtape


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Premiere: Barny Carter – Montpellier [EP]

Barny Carter - Montpellier

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.

Barny Carter (Purchase)

Rating: 8.4

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The Philadelphia Hip-Hop That You Need to Know Is Also Pop


By Teddy Pendergrass

Hip Hop was born on innovation. People hadn’t heard anything like it before and so they flocked to it. They couldn’t help but enjoy originality. Not only was Hip Hop different, lots of skill was involved. Fans respected Hip Hop artists for doing things that they couldn’t, and they were enlightened with a new, refreshing culture.

Most of these pioneers have run their course. New generations seem to rarely relate to the sweat and blood these human beings initially put into this style of music. Seldom will todays generation notice that legendary rappers were going against all odds.  Today flashiness and personality make Hip Hop look easy with many artists boasting about the things that fans would love. These are the same individuals that frequently “make it” via the highly accessible Internet… and the over-saturation ensues.

In opinion, the Hip Hop industry needs to revert back to a time when every song had to be a hit, a new sound, more lyrical, more passionate, etc. What’s special about a Hip Hop artist that follows trends and only makes one type of harmony? These artists won’t be remembered beyond ten years if their albums cannot generate the need to press repeat. Yes, we’re talking the whole album from start to finish.

As a child, I believed the mainstream was my only road to great rap music. I pondered, ‘if this rapper isn’t famous, then it’s because he is not good.’  However, wisdom comes with age and today I see talented underground emcees doing things right, the way that our Hip Hop fathers did. That is, fighting against the brick walls and working hard to develop something with lasting appeal. They’re generating projects that may be overlooked at first in today’s bombardment of new media and flash based Hip Hop. But talent can only be ignored for so long.

Growing up in Philadelphia, I saw that the city’s musicians (as a whole) were commonly neglected by radio/TV. I remember people saying things like “Just a battle rapper” about my favorites. Yesterday’s Philly rapper may have been that. But, today’s hates that and has dedicated their life to proving that statement wrong. Mont Brown is clearly one of the best in the game and he’s been making music in Philly for years. He is surely debunking said stereotype, along with his go-to beat smith Pace-O Beats. Check out these examples:

The track “Hi Top Fade” screams emcees that know their roots. Mont and Pace most likely said “Let me show some love to the greats and blow out some speakers with big bass.” And, also “Let me be original enough to let listeners understand that it’s not a gimmick.”

“Fantastic” is Pop music for sure. Mont and Pace don’t want to just make street anthems. They want to go platinum. So, they created a soothing beat as a backdrop to feel good lyrics, without sacrificing the quality of the song. That’s something that is so rare these days. “Let’s have a good time, I’m on cloud 9.”

“Rent” proves Mont and Pace didn’t forget about the strippers. They can use auto-tune just as effectively as your favorite rapper and indeed make them asses clap, while doing so.

“All I Had” is Mont and Pace letting out the pain and suffering. There is meaning here. And you can’t compare the beat to anything you’ve heard before. It’s distinct, something that is lacking far too much in rap. These guys came from the bottom and still are at the bottom. What’s crazy is, as you can see, they’ve had plenty of hits before this one.

Finally, “All Tied Up” is Mont and Pace recognizing that songs for the ladies can’t always be strip club bangers or pop-tunes. You have to make some baby making tracks too. They once again showcase you can make music for the masses without watering down anything.

You don’t have to keep downloading one or two songs from everyone’s albums, when you have someone that never releases bad music. Mont Brown and Pace-O Beats did all of this independent. I’m interested to see what they do with the proper recognition. 

Stay tuned for my take on more of the best underground Hip Hop for your speakers.

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Giveaway: Warped Tour Prize Pack hosted by ITCH!

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Few live music legacies exist in today’s modern age of pop-up summer music festivals. Vans Warped Tour has kept a certain course, maintaining an annual beacon for the young hearted, punk rock and DIY music ethos generations since 1995.

Coming full circle to this year’s Warped Tour we have the announcement and addition of emerging UK based alternative/Hip-Hop artist ITCH to the festival line up. With a debut album in the pipeline for summer release and two NEW EPs, Manifesto Part 1 and Part 2 (check them out here), ITCH is becoming one to watch. In celebration of his recent addition to the festival, ITCH has compiled a personal TOP 10: GREATEST ARTISTS that have ever embarked on Warped Tour.

Needless to say, if you’re an ITCH fan… or a Warped Tour fanatic then you’ve got to be excited about this exclusive CD/Vinyl collection of ITCH’s picks that we are giving away to one lucky reader. Enter for your chance to win by dropping us a line here. Just say that you want to be entered in the ‘ITCH Warped Tour’ drawing in the subject line. Our winner will be picked at random next week so keep your eye on those inboxes. Good luck!

CD/Vinyl Prize Pack Includes:

1. Jurassic 5 – Quality Control
2. The Specials – The Specials
3. Sick Of It All – Call To Arms
4. Pietasters – Oolooloo
5. Hepcat – Push N Shove
6. G.B.H. – City Baby’s Attacked By Rats
7. Rancid – Life Won’t Wait
8. Sublime – 40 oz To Freedom
9. Immortal Technique – Revolutionary Vol. 2
10. N.E.R.D. -In Search Of

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Premiere: Ghost Loft – Seconds (Twice As Nice Remix)

Ghost Loft - Seconds (Twice As Nice Remix)

Rapidly-becoming-b3sci-faves Twice As Nice ring out another gem on the duo’s electroheavy slow burner restyling of the Ghost Loft track, “Seconds”. It’s a fitting homage to LA-based Danny Choi, the visionary behind Ghost Loft who himself has remixed for rising acts, The Neighbourhood “Let It Go” & Icky Blossoms “Heat Lightning”. Ghost Loft will release his highly anticipated debut EP later this year and stay tuned for more to come from Twice As Nice.

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Rating 8.3


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Interview w/ Eliza and the Bear

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London quintet Eliza and the Bear have conjured up a delectable new AA single for the indie folk/pop/rock enthralled. The insatiably melodic Upon the North / The Southern Wild sees release later this month on February 25 via Generator. We recently caught up with vocalist James Kellegher to talk about songwriting, a debut album, Justin Bieber and more. Check it out below.

B3SCI: How did Eliza and the Bear come to be?

EATB: We’d all played in bands that had crossed paths once or twice. Paul, Martin and Chris were all quite local to me (James), Callie and I were in bands together. These bands ended for one reason or another and most of us decided to have a good break from all of it. There was a point in time, boredom set in and we decided to go back and write music that we wanted to hear and to keep enjoying it. We recorded our first demo “Trees” in Paul’s bedroom studio, with absolutely no plans to tour or do much with it. Eventually it became apparent that people enjoyed it, so we thought we’d better write some more songs!

B3SCI: The band explore a variety of eclectic rhythms and cultural folk and rock styles. How would you describe the musical cauldron of Eliza and the Bear?

EATB: It’s certainly a busy cauldron! We all have musical tastes that differ from eachother, but there is a overlapping section that we all agree upon. We are constantly listening to new music and branching out into different genres. We aren’t really afraid to stray from the path a little bit, which I think can limit some bands, if you think too much about what you “can’t” do, you may lose your spark. Most importantly, don’t force it, if we find ourselves trying to force a song to work we usually put it to bed for a few months and then go back to its core.

B3SCI: Speaking of various influences, how about sharing a few guilty pleasures? Any surprises with your main influences?

EATB: This band are FULL of guilty pleasures. We are all hoping to go and see Justin Bieber on his UK tour and maybe One Direction! I don’t think our main musical influences are that surprising, but they don’t particularly sound like us. Bands like: Sigur Ros, Radiohead, Coldplay, The Maccabees.

B3SCI: Much of your music feels colorful, showcasing strong range, restraint and dynamic all without saying too much. Is this a conscious effort and in any case how do you want people to feel when they hear an Eliza and the Bear song?

EATB: I don’t think its too much of a conscious effort. I think if there is a vocal line or piano line that we particularly think will stand out on its own, we will use it. I have an inability to sing about anything overly happy, so I think it’s a nice mix with the upbeat music. I think the music has quite a grand sound, it’s quite euphoric in places but we like to expose the delicate nuances of the song as well. It makes me feel nostalgic, so I hope that comes across to listeners.

B3SCI: Your upcoming double A-side / 7″ for “Upon the North” and “The Southern Wild” beckons the obvious juxtaposition curiosity. How do Eliza and the Bear see the roles of ‘North’ and ‘South’?

EATB: I think in these songs “North” and “South” play a similar role in the way that they are a direction to choose. Almost an escape/new start.

B3SCI: The single drops on the 25th of February. How will Eliza and the Bear be spending their days leading up to its release (besides sleepless nights of course)?

EATB: On the 25th we start a short tour, so I’m sure we will be keeping our minds active in the rehearsal studio. Making sure everything is ready to go!

B3SCI: What role does the live show play in the overall Eliza and the Bear experience?

EATB: I think the live environment is very important for bands. A lot of people will hear your band live before anything else, so you have to be tight. For our shows, we make sure we just enjoy ourselves and I think that can be contagious to an audience.

B3SCI: When will fans in the United States get their chance to see Eliza and the Bear? Is SXSW on the horizon?

EATB: We are all hoping to get out this year or in 2014. I think SXSW 2014 is a goal we are aiming for.

B3SCI: When can fans expect a full length release?

EATB: We are currently writing and demoing for a full length, so we are looking forward to getting into a studio at some point this year to start work on it!

B3SCI: When you guys aren’t making music, how do you bide your time?

EATB: We all still have dayjobs right now, some of us work in schools/colleges and others are labourers. If we aren’t at work, we are either sleeping or practicing!

B3SCI: In fine tradition as now B3SCI interview alumni, we’re hooking you guys up with a free ride on our B3SCI Time Machine… Where/when are you guys heading?

EATB: I think we all want to go back to the 1920’s and be gangsters running an alcohol factory. (Yes we watch Boardwalk Empire!)

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