Low Roar is the new project of Ryan Karazija. The former frontman of Audrey Sessions will be performing live at The Mint in Los Angeles this Wednesday, November 9th. We wouldn’t dare miss it and neither should you. Just give us a shout by 2pm PST Tuesday the 8th and we’ll enter you to win a pair of tickets for the set! Also, definitely recommend checking out Low Roar’s self-titled debut LP now available on Tonequake.
That’s right – we’ve got more hot tix for our B3SCI fam, and this time it’s for those of you on the other side of the pond! Electronic visionaries, Visions of Trees will be performing this Thursday along with support from Plant Plants at CAMP in London and we’ve got the hook up. Just drop us a line HERE and we’ll enter you to win our early Thursday drawing for tickets. And in this case.. real lyfe does not suck. #BLAHZAY
For all of you Glenn Morrison fans in the house we’ve got good, make that, GREAT news for you! FluxCity.com and USTREAM are throwing a party this Thursday November, 3 at Sutra Nightclub in the OC and B3SCI has 2 VIP tickets with your name all over them! Hit our inbox by noon PST Tuesday and we’ll be picking one lucky winner. Can’t make it? You can watch the broadcast LIVE on USTREAM! #YEAH
Here at b3sci, you know we always do it big for the French… Phoenix, Air, Pain au Chocolat! Next week (Thursday-Saturday), the Ooh La L.A. Festival will be live at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles. Expect big sets from a slate of all Francophone artists, including b3sci favs Nouvelle Vague, Tuareg dudes Tinariwen, Etienne de Crecy and trip-hop artist DJ Cam. We’ve got a pair of tickets to giveaway to the Thursday night set featuring Nouvelle Vague and opener Hugh Coltman. If you’re into it, hit the b3sci inbox before Midnight Pacific on Sunday (9/25) for a chance to win! Oui! Oui! Oui!
What up, family. We’ve got a KILLER giveaway to present to you today. The Pacific Festival is this SATURDAY @ Oak Canyon Ranch in Orange County. Snoop Dogg, Steve Aoki, Cut Copy, Phantogram, Toro y Moi, Calvin Harris, & many more (Classixx, !!!, Black Lips, Bag Raiders, ETC.) will all be there and you and a friend can be there too. Hit our inbox before MIDNIGHT PACIFIC Tuesday night (8/9) for a chance to win these awesome tickets! We’re super stoked for this festival. (We will be there!) Seriously! Snoop, P-gram, and Cut Copy? Chhhhhhyeah! Hope to see y’all there.
p.s. Stream this cool OC Festival sampler on Soundcloud
Wanna go to L.A. Rising TOMORROW at the L.A. Coliseum? We’ve got two passes to see Rage Against the Machine, Muse, Lauryn Hill and more. We’ve got to move fast on these tickets. If you want’em email us in the next 90 minutes before 11:30 AM Pacific. We will select a winner shortly there after. Good luck!
Apple Cart is the new kid on the block of London summer festivals. The Sunday 7th August lineup at Victoria Park, London includes Patrick Wolf, Badly Drawn Boy, Saint Etienne and The Magic Numbers and many many more. Not only are the Apple Cart folks (the same crew that produce The Field Day and Underage festivals) bringing you a killer slate of music, they also want you to have a bit of fun for your Sunday afternoon, as the show fest also includes, comedians, magicians and cabaret performers. Sounds pretty cool, right? Well, b3sci’s got a pair of tickets to the fest to giveaway to one lucky reader. All you’ve got to do is hit the b3sci inbox before Midnight London time tomorrow night with your best go as to why you should win these sick passes. Ready. Set. GO!
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:
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
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:
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.
Prize Pack??? Sweeeeeeet! Japanese Popstars are one of our favorite new acts. Their Controlling Your Allegiance LP is phenomenal. So phenomenal, in fact, we wanted you to get hooked up with a copy, a VINYL copy of The Japanese Popstars: The Remixes, for free. That’s how much we love you. Oh, and wait, that’s just the start, fam! Add a FREE T-SHIRT to the vinyl and how about A PAIR OF FREE TICKETS to the band’s July 1st gig at the Avalon in Los Angeles. Whoa! That’s some serious “Price Is Right” “Showcase Showdown” shit right there. All those sweet prizes can be yours, all you gotta do is email us with why you want this SUPER AWESOME Japanese Popstars prize pack and we’ll select our favorite response as the winner.
Japanese Popstars – Shells of Silver (Feat. James Vincent McMorrow)
Japanese Popstars U.S. Dates (Tickets)
06/30 – San Diego – Voyeur
07/01 – Los Angeles – Avalon
07/02 – Baltimore – Summer Massive
07/03 – New York – Dance Here Now Festival
070/3 – New York – Pacha
07/08 – Chicago – The MID
07/09 – Mariaville, NY – Camp Bisco Festival
Indie-electro superstar A-Trak will be headlining the Royale Nightclub in Boston this Monday, May 2 and you can be there! b3sci is giving away 2 free passes to show! All you gotta do is hit our email with your contact info and you’ll be entered to win. We’ll announce the winner on Sunday Night. A-Trak is one of the most hype names in the Electro game right now. “Barbra Streisand”, “Ray Ban Vision”, that sick “Heads Will Roll Remix”, you want to be there!
We recently caught up with aloud.com Editor Callie Morris to get her recommendations on the top live acts for your radars in 2011. Check it out:
With her penchant for dapper tuxedos, perfectly coiffed hair and massively energetic performances, Janelle Monae is definitely a force to be reckoned with. Her debut album The ArchAndroid (Suites II and III) was released in May last year, gaining her a Grammy nomination and a massive following of fans. With music style similar to Outkast, Funkadelic and James Brown this is definitely one act I will be checking out in 2011.
She is currently touring the UK but keep checking her Myspace page for more news and info, you can get tickets here .
With the release of their debut album The Fool in October 2010 LA based band Warpaint have been steadily rising to the top of their alternative/dreamy rock genre. They also frequently appear on 2011 ‘ones to watch’ lists including the BBC Sound of 2011 poll, so if you haven’t already checked them out it’s definitely time to do that..!
They will be touring the US extensively from 5th March, following this with a UK tour in May. Keep an eye on their Myspace site for more details and get tickets here.
Anyone who was at the British festivals Reading or Leeds in 2010 (or just follows music news) will know that one of the most talked about acts were The Libertines and their epic reunion performances… With that it seems frontman Pete Doherty has been catapulted back into the music scene with his solo tour in May this year. As well as his solo stuff the crowd can probably expect to hear tracks from The Libertines and Babyshambles too. Pretty flippin exciting.
Hercules And Love Affair is a musical project started by DJ Andy Butler in New York, playing with disco, dance-punk and nu-disco Andy has said that he likes to feature different guest vocalists and band members to keep audiences on their toes – including vocals from Antony Hegarty (from Antony & The Johnsons) and Nomi Ruiz on various tracks. Live they bring charisma, energy and a lot of fun… Definitely on my to-see list for 2011!
They’re off on a European tour in March, which will be well worth your time. Get tickets.
James Blake has a pretty amazing voice. When this voice is mixed with the experimental dubstep beats that have now become his trademark, he creates awesome tracks and gets a lot of attention from both the media and his ever-expanding fan base. Originally from London, England he began by recording tracks in his bedroom, fast-forward a couple of years and he is busy promoting his debut album James Blake which was released in February this year and preparing for his European tour beginning on 10th March.