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Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Shame ft. The Chicago Kid

Gibbs and Madlib take turns choppin it up about ‘the walk of shame’ over the buttery backdrop of some classy motown. JB approved (hit me!). What’s not to like?

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib (Details)

Rating 8.9


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Bo Saris – She’s On Fire

Bo Saris and “She’s On Fire” make the Godfather ‘feel good’.

Bo Saris netherlands (Facebook)

Rating 8.49389


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B3SCI on Virgin Mobile Live


Jams! Stream the weekend’s broadcast below, and be sure to catch new B3SCI Radio on Virgin Mobile Live, Fridays and Saturdays @ 3pm eastern HERE. Tracklist is after the jump.

B3sci VML show11 9.30.11 by blahblahblahscienceradio

Click for link b3sci radio archives and be sure to check out fam Virgin Mobile Live and Abbey Braden!

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THROWBACK SATURDAYS: In The Aeroplane Over The Sea, by Neutral Milk Hotel


Works of great critical acclaim often suffer from a backlash against their popularity, not through any fault of the creative enterprise but rather the whims and caprices of the general public. For example, we’ve become sick of hearing that The Beatles released five of arguably the top ten albums of all time (Rubber Soul, Revolver, Sgt. Pepper’s, White Album, Abbey Road), or that Dylan released three of the top twenty over a period of less than eighteen months (Bringing it All Back Home, Highway 61, Blonde on Blonde). Especially with the proliferation of information, hearsay via the opinions of others provides a sustainable mode of expression. Why restate the opinion of 1,000 others to change an adjective or preposition?

Lovers of “alternative rock music” are understandably sick of hearing about In the Aeroplane over the Sea, which has been lauded unconditionally for as long as there’s been rock journalism on the internet. We’ve grown to take the combo of feedback and irony for granted, but Jeff Magnum is one of the best exporters of the style, on full display during all 39 minutes of his 1998 magnum opus. Become best friends with that tortured writer across the hall if you live in Boston and they have tickets to Magnum’s concert at Jordan Hall on Sept. 10th. Tracks 1-4 of In the Aeroplane are sublime, but the rest of the album is the glue which gives the LP its infinite replay value. Contributed by Christopher Gedos – Chris performs tonight @ The Comedy Store in Hollywood, CA. 7pm.

Neutral Milk Hotel – Holland, 1945

Neutral Milk Hotel – The Two Headed Boy Pt. 2

Neutral Milk Hotel – Untitled

Neutral Milk Hotel newyork (Official)

Rating: 9.7


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B3SCI on Virgin Mobile Live


Here’s our latest Virgin Mobile Live broadcast because we’ve been straight drooling to recap the week’s choice tunes. Tracklist is after the jump. GET INTO IT!

Listen to B3SCI Radio on VML Fridays @ 3pm eastern HERE!

B3sci VML show9 9.16.11 by blahblahblahscienceradio

Click for link b3sci radio archives and be sure to check out fam Virgin Mobile Live and Abbey Braden!

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B3SCI on Virgin Mobile Live


Hey fam! Here’s a look at our latest Virgin Mobile Live broadcast featuring an interview with Australia’s hottest exports – DAMNDOGS. The band share thoughts with us about their iconic history, their forthcoming debut LP, the importance of music with attitude, Rock ‘n Roll legacies and more. So make like you do and give us a spin! Tracklist is after the jump. GET INTO IT!

Listen to B3SCI Radio on VML Fridays @ 3pm eastern HERE!

b3sci VML show8 9.9.11 (feat. Interview w/ DAMNDOGS in Los Angeles, CA) by blahblahblahscienceradio

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Unicorn Slut – Hunting The Blacke Toade


Just because we heard this and had to ask the entire blogosphere what the fuck this is. What the fuck is this? Besides a trip. We quote the band, “have a nice dance with Satan”.

Unicorn Slut: (Soundcloud )

Unicorn Slut – Hunting The Blacke Toade

Rating: ?

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Noel Gallagher – The Death Of You And Me


If you’re an Oasis fan, make that if you’re a music fan, then you have waited for this. You’ve likely contemplated at some point, ‘what would Noel Gallagher do if he weren’t in Oasis?’ (of course, your worse fear being that it would just sound like Oasis).

A few days ago Noel released a choral and strings version of a track that we had first heard of from a soundcheck in Brazil in 2009. Clearly the song has gone places. Noel has completed 2 studio LP’s which are seeming less like a Le Noise approach in favor of something more George Martin, more Burt Bacharach, more cinematic, more “The Importance of Being Idle”. Not that we’re complaining, “The Death Of You And Me” is epic and High Flying Birds is sure to be nothing short.

Noel Gallagher – The Death of You and Me

Noel Gallagher england (Official) (Facebook) (Noel’s 50 Funniest Quotes)

Rating 8.5

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Battle of the Beats!


Think You Have Skills? Producer and artist Nu:klea is throwing a competition for emcees, singers and instrumentalists all over the world. It’s really simple. Just download this beat, spit/sing/wobble all over it, and then upload it into his dropbox by 31st July. Winners will be chosen by Nu:klea and a panel of judges including us!

All the infor and rules are at Nu:klea’s site here. Group entries are allowed. The top 5 will feature on the champions podcast so this is a competition and a collaboration. How often do you get an opportunity to compete and collaborate with artists from around the world? Download the beat and go in!

Nu:klea‘s Battle of the Beats (Official) (Twitter)

Nu:klea Music Prize Beat 1

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2011 Virgin Mobile FreeFest Official Line Up! First Look Featuring Sir Richard Branson

As promised here’s an exclusive look at the video that a select number of our lucky readers (you guys!) put together + Sir Richard Branson! Presenting the 2011 Virgin Mobile FreeFest line up:

We’re psyched!

Interested? Here’s some more info on the festival:

• Virgin Mobile FreeFest will be held late this summer at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD.

• FreeFest has always been about giving back. In 2009, the festival started as a way lighten things up in the face of a rough economy while drawing more attention to The RE*Generation, the company’s platform to address youth homelessness.

• In the past two years, the Festival has raised nearly $300,000 and generated more than 55,000 hours of volunteer time.

• Since Virgin Mobile picks up the cost of tickets, they ask that everyone donate $10 or their time to volunteer for RE*Generation. People who volunteer at the Festival are “FreeIPs” and automatically receive a ticket, a hard to come by commodity as tickets normally “free-out” quickly.

Check out VML here to learn more about FreeFest and RE*Generation


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VM 25 EXCLUSIVE! Announce the Lineup for Virgin Mobile FreeFest + be Featured in a Video with Sir Richard Branson!


So here’s a question that we probably already know the answer to:

Do YOU want to be part of Virgin Mobile’s Official 2011 FreeFest Line-up Announcement, get a pair of tix to the festival, and get to “know” one FreeFest band before anyone else?

Virgin Mobile will be announcing the date and lineup of their annual FreeFest soon and they are looking to people like our awesome readers to be a part of it! Just check this party from last year:

To be one of the lucky few who get to actually announce the lineup in a special video that will feature none other than the one and only Sir Richard Branson, you’ll need to get familiar with the following ASAP:

1. A webcam.

2. Being a fan of Virgin Mobile Live’s Facebook page.

3. Be available to record a 5 minute video with your webcam between 8 am EST Wednesday July 6 and 12 Noon EST Thursday July 7.

Now here is what you need to do:

1. Email [email protected] with code word BLAHBLAHBLAHSCIENCE in the email. Send them your name, phone number and zipcode, and make your case.

2. The first 10 qualified applicants who e-mail [email protected] stand the best chance of consideration so don’t wait!

3. Winners will be selected to record a video clip along with 2 tickets to this year’s Virgin Mobile FreeFest at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland later this summer.

THE FINE PRINT: Not all video submissions will be used, but every one who records a clip will still receive 2 guaranteed tickets to the Festival. You will also be responsible for your own transportation/accommodations to the concert.

Ready GO.


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TICKET GIVEAWAY: Architecture In Helsinki @ The Music Box, LA this Wednesday!


Architecture In Helsinki are at the The Music Box in LA this Wednesday, June 1st, and we’ve got a pair of tickets with your name on them! Yes… that’s right, B3sci has got you again! Email us HERE and we’ll enter you in our drawing for tomorrow. That’s right: you and the eclectic Australian indie pop group of a generation; same time, same party. Their latest LP Moment Bends is out now, and “City Calm Down” is a favorite from Fingers Crossed. Get into it.

Architecture In Helsinki- City Calm Down

Architecture In Helsinki: (Official) (Twitter) (Tix @ The Music Box)

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