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Giveaway: FILTER Presents Culture Collide Festival Prize Pack!

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FILTER Magazine’s Culture Collide Festival is preparing for it’s fourth International Music celebration headquartered in the streets and venues of Echo Park, Los Angeles. This October 10-12 the fest welcomes live performances from artists, film screenings, and happy hours featuring food and drinks in celebration of the more than 25 different participating countries. Having raised the talent bar yet again, Culture Collide will play host to live sets from Liars, King Khan & The Shrines, Iceage, Keaton Henson, The Raveonettes, Rhye, Chateau Marmont, GRMLN, Mystery Skulls and many many more. Basically, if you frequent B3SCI then you know that this festival is a yearly highlight and there is definitely some ace coverage coming your way.
We are excited to announce that this year we’ll be giving away a Culture Collide 2013 prize pack! That’s right, one lucky B3SCI reader will win a pair of passes to the Culture Collide Festival plus an autographed 12-inch vinyl of participating artist Chateau Marmont‘s Wargames EP. As big fans of this Paris based synth-pop collective, we recommend this group make your ‘must see’ festival plans and that their recent Invisible Eye EP tops your to-do list (get it here). 

Enter to win the contest by emailing us HERE and letting us know that you’d like to be entered in the Culture Collide Prize Pack Giveaway. (One entry per person). We will be picking our winning submission at random this coming October 5th, so keep an eye on your inbox! You can also get more details on purchasing tickets to the festival HERE

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PREVIEW: RE:MIX LABS in Los Angeles This Week!


Re:Mix Labs goes live in Los Angeles this week, starting tomorrow the 6th and going until Sunday the 11th. This is the final stop for Re:Mix, which started at CMJ in NYC and made pit stops in Miami, Chicago and Las Vegas.

Sponsored by the Hyundai Veloster, one of the more unique cars in recent memory, the Re:Mix events are free as long as you RSVP, kind of like a private party where everyone’s invited. Yeasayer spin tonight as part of the Grand Opening Reception, then Skrillex, Mark Ronson, Nas, Pretty Lights and more take stage tomorrow night, there’s an Art Walk on Thursday, panels and Fashion Show on Friday culminating to Saturday’s KCRW session and Boxer Rebellion headlined performance (presented by Filter). We’ll be there, snapping shots and jotting bon-mots on our not-so-smart phones.

When it rains it pours – there’s a bevy of great shows in the City of Angels this week, with Re:Mix Labs leading the way. Be sure to stop by 401 S Main in Downtown LA for all the action.

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Awwww shit, our man X got pinched again. As he went “ride or die” a bit too hard in Arizona last night. Homey was clocked at 102 mph! X, we are rooting for you, bro! You gotta 86 this shit! We know you can still make hard-ass records. We still wouldn’t fuck with you, dude! Less jail time, more “X Gonna Give It to Ya Pt. 2”, capeesh?

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Small Black – New Chain LP Stream


timed up with Jagjaguwar’s (one of our fav labels) Monday release of Small Black’s debut New Chain LP, the label is throwing down on a free stream of the album for the next week. can you say soundcloud party? we can! New Chain is one of our most anticipated records of the year. and, yep, as is the m.o. for Jagjaguwar bands, Small Black definitely delivers, cause the LP pretty much slays. check it for yourself, push those play buttons!

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The Sand Band – Set Me Free / Lover’s Spit


gotta love a song that’s replay worthy… like 2 days straight now replay worthy. “Set Me Free” is previewed from The Sand Band’s forthcoming All Through The Night release. needless to say, we’re into it, and their take on Broken Social Scene’s “Lover’s Spit” is rather nice too.

word on the street is that Noel Gallagher has been on the prowl for a new backing band… enter Liverpool’s The Sand Band. one listen to “Set Me Free” and we get it. that plus degrees of connection to The Coral, and the fact Chris Sharrock’s son (Jay) is in the group, and it all comes together.

The Sand Band – Set Me Free

The Sand Band – Lover’s Spit

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so the good news is that these guys are pretty awesome. the less-good news is that noel’s upcoming tour won’t be solo. guess that’s ok, we still have moments like this to hold on to…

rating: 8.6

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check out blahblahblahscience on BreakThru Radio’s Anatomy of a Blogger


New York’s BreakThru Radio showcased blablahblahscience this week on their Anatomy of a Blogger program. we put together a mix for them with some of our choice gems over the last few months, and had a chance to chat with BreakThru’s DJ Thompson about new music, the uk music scene, our new website in the works and more! click here for a link to the broadcast. we’ve also decided to make the playlist songs available as an exclusive B3sci mixtape (HERE). GET INTO IT!

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BreakThru Radio Playlist August 12, 2010

00:00 Intro
00:40 Kick Push (Lupe Fiasco x Ghibli Remix) – TOKiMONSTA
03:29 The Well – Breton
07:24 Let Go – Everest
11:32 Super High (Sativa Remix) (Feat. Currensy, Wiz Khalifa & Ne-Yo) – Rick Ross
15:20 Interview with Mike part 1
17:32 Get Down – E-Train
18:47 On Your Own – James Yuill
23:02 Field – Mount Kimbie
26:03 Premeditated Murder – J. Cole
29:56 Interview part 2
35:50 Zodiac Shit – Flying Lotus
38:33 Kids – Sleigh Bells
41:19 Idioteque (Radiohead Cover) – Amanda Palmer
45:23 Lamplight – Bombay Bicycle Club
49:06 Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) – Arcade Fire
54:19 TAOS – Menomena
59:15 Interview part 3
62:18 Dirty Girl – Nicos Gun
65:51 Seven – Raphael Saadiq
68:48 If I Ruled the World (Freddie Joachim Remix) (Feat. Lauryn Hill) – Nas
73:31 Everybody Loves The Sunshine – Seu Jorge
78:28 Interview part 4
82:00 Outro
82:11 Ren & Stimpy (feat Pheo & Ramone Jones) – Curtiss King

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B3SCI EXCLUSIVE: The Dead Weather Weekend Giveaway!

B3SCI is coming at you this weekend with some complimentary goods from The Dead Weather including their new LP Sea Of Cowards on CD, a 7″ vinyl “Die By The Drop” single, AND a mask/poster/sticker combo. pretty sick RIGHT?! and it’s yours, all you gotta do is drop us a line at [email protected] and let us know who would win in a bar brawl… Jack White or John Goodman??? we know it’s a tough one, but we think you guys can handle it.

in the meantime dig on these tracks… “I’m Mad” is one of our fave cuts off the Sea Of Cowards LP, and “Are Friends Electric” is the b-side to DW’s first single “Hang You From The Heavens” off Horehounds.

The Dead Weather – I’m Mad

The Dead Weather – Are Friends Electric?

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MUSIC VIDEO: Chapel Club – Five Trees

DO LIKE B3SCI, and dig the new Chapel Club video for “Five Trees”!! it’s KILLER! and word on the streets is that a full-length debut from the UK lads is about halfway in the can… needless to say, we’re stoked for anything new from these guys! the band is currently on tour in Europe until late summer, and as much as it breaks our hearts, it looks like we’re gonna have to wait some time for a live debut in the states.

the official “Five Trees” single drops May 31 via A&M Records. GET IT!

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Noel Gallagher – Everybody Is On The Run (Soundcheck Brazil 2009)


“Everybody Is On The Run” is an unreleased, and yet to be heard again, song from Noel Gallagher recorded during an Oasis soundcheck in Brazil early May 2009. Oasis nerds like us understand that it rarely gets better than the sound of Noel alone with his guitar, and this tune is no exception. a melancholy track, incredible melody, so simple, so soulful… so NOEL! that being said, the cheif’s new album is gonna be mind blowing!! c’mon now.. even George Martin considers “Noel to be the finest songwriter of his generation.” this record is gonna be MEGA! a rumored track listing and album release date (8/10/2010) is listed below. also below are a few clips of other unreleased tracks that may show up on his solo album…

“NG – 8/10/10

1. Revolution Song
2. Stop the Clocks
3. The Magic Can’t Be Right
4. Lazy Days and Sunny Rays
5. If there’s a god
6. Everybody’s on the Run
7. Let it come down over me
8. If i had a gun
9. I want to Live in a Dream in My Record Machine / Purple Parallelogram
10. Its Over now”

Noel Gallagher – Everybody Is On The Run (Soundcheck at Citibank Hall, Rio de Janeiro Brazil 5/9/09)

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clips of two other “new” gems…

in other big “O” news… a new Oasis compilation album titled Time Flies.. 1994-2009, will be released June 14th. Liam Gallagher’s to be named band, hopefully not called Oasis… and with ex-Oasis members including Andy Bell on guitar, is expected to release a single sometime in October in conjunction with some live dates. also, Liam is putting together a feature film with the team that produced 24 Hour Party People based on a book which he owns the rights about The Beatles circa 1968-1970, titled The Longest Cocktail Party: An Insider’s Diary Of The Beatles, Their Million Dollar Apple Empire And Its Wild Rise And Fall.

rating: 9.5

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Confirmed: Michael Jackson wrote music for Sonic the Hedgehog 3

true story. how sick was this game?!

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Ben Gibbard and Jay Farrar – These Roads Don’t Move


Gibbard’s gone country on “These Roads Don’t Move” for the soundtrack to the documentary film One Fast Move or I’m Gone, about Jack Kerouac’s time spent at Big Sur. Joined on the tunes by folk rocker Jay Farrar, the two created all of the music for the documentary; and the melody on this track particularly stands out in the collection. both the documentary and soundtrack dropped October 20th, in memory of the 40th anniversary of Kerouac’s death. and if you haven’t yet, get familliar..

Ben Gibbard and Jay Farrar – These Roads Don’t Move

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rating: 7.5

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Oasis 1991 – 2009


John Harris once asked Liam Gallagher during an interview for the NME “do you have any recurring dreams?” Liam’s response, “Yeah, just the one… where I take over the band.” a powerful statement from Liam off Fierce Panda’s Oas*s Wibbling Rivalry release recorded in 1994. the bootleg of the Gallagher brothers bickering about Liam getting thrown off a ferry (transcript here) charted in the UK at #52 in November 1995, making it the highest ever charting recorded interview. most importantly though, the interview ends eerily with that exact quote from Liam.

in fact, Liam has put it on the table several times that Oasis would continue without his brother Noel. reason being that he was instrumental in the original line up of the band in 1991 formerly known as The Rain, of which Noel would later join to form Oasis. it became official this week that Oasis would not continue without Noel, since his for real departure from the band in late August. in an interview with The Times UK Liam stated:

“Well, Oasis is no longer. I think we all know that. So that’s done,” he explained. “It’s a shame, but that’s life. We had a good run at it. The thing about Oasis is no-one… we ended Oasis. No-one ended it for us. Which was pretty, kind of… cool. I’m thinking of what the next step is musically, which is all my mind’s on.”

And a shame it is, but of course Liam did leave room for a possible reunion, “People will be able to buy his (Noel’s) records. People will be able to buy our records. So everyone’s happy,” he explained, adding that he hoped in future to recover his relationship with Noel. “Well, that’s a long way off yet, man, but who knows?”

as a solo artist Noel Gallagher so frequently produces incredible moments, which you can hear in this arrangement of the classic Oasis b-side “Listen Up” that he and guitarist Gem Archer performed during a small unplugged tour in 2006. Noel has also stated he has loads of song that he didn’t think were “Oasis tunes”. it’s been rumored that Noel is working on a solo project, of which we’ll definitely keep you posted. as for Liam, while so many claim he’s the lesser talented of the two, his tracks on Oasis’ last few releases speak for themselves. it will be interesting to see what kind of projects he gets involved with… as long as he doesn’t take Jay-Z up on his offer, we’re cool with it. Andy Bell, Ride reunion.. eh? sing us out Noel..

Cos I’ve been sailing down this river alone,
Just trying to find my way back home.
But I don’t believe in magic cos life is automatic,
and I don’t mind being on my own

Oasis – Listen Up (Noel Gallagher Unplugged at Le Cabaret Sauvage, Paris 11.28.06 )
Oas*s – Wibbling Rivalry (Part 1)
Oas*s – Wibbling Rivalry (Part 2)

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