SHOW REVIEW! Nick Waterhouse & The Tarots, Allah-Lahs, Ana Egge @ The Bootleg Bar, Los Angeles 12/02/11

Contributed by Trevor Meyer


Last Friday night, I traveled to the bootleg theater in LA to catch three superb acts. It was a fantastic show because each act was so unlike the act before it, yet the audience gravitated to all three performances.

In a sea of black rimmed glasses, flannels, and irony, Ana Egge stepped to the stage with her acoustic guitar. The Saskatchewan native quickly captivated the audience with her soothing voice and sharp guitar playing. Ana was accompanied by drummer, Michael Jerome and the two had a notable musical chemistry. Egge played a number of her more upbeat acoustic tracks like “Blood and Fairest of Them All” while also managing to work in some of her quieter songs such as “Silver Heels” (my favorite piece) and “Hole in Your Halo”. Ana’s music draws parallels to a range of folk champions such as Josh Ritter, Rocky Votolato, Neil Young, and Joanie Mitchell. Egge has one of those voices that is immensely calming, but at the same time purposeful and influential. It’s not easy to deliver an acoustic set at a venue as packed as the Bootleg was last night, but Egge put on a truly admirable performance.

The Allah-Lahs took the stage as the middle act. The California rockers experienced some technical difficulties early in their set, but they quickly adjusted and gave the crowd a rousing performance. The Allah-Lahs combine elements of 60’s surf, fuzz-folk, and garage, in addition to pieces of psychedelic rock and rhythm and blues. The band finished strong, coming to life while performing two of my favorites “Catamaran” and “Long Journey”. I sense good things on the horizon for the Allah-Lahs and I would love to see these guys perform again in the future.

Nick Waterhouse & The Tarots took the stage as the final act of the evening. They came out with a marvelous energy that helped them gain the attention of the crowd immediately. The backup singers of The Tarots were phenomenal, displaying a vocal range that was most impressive. There was a baritone saxophonist and a tenor saxophonist, which provided awesome harmonies. The piano player and the drummer kept the crowd grooving on every track. Waterhouse brought it on every song, displaying shrieking vocals, high energy and charisma, and screaming guitar work. There is something about nine people tearing it up on stage together makes the show all the more magical. The guys made sure to play their hits “Some Place”, “That Place”, and “I Can Only Give You Everything”. Before they went into their final song, “Is That Clear”, Waterhouse talked about how he wrote the song when he was fifteen years old. During the song, Waterhouse & The Tarots effortlessly transitioned into Them’s “Gloria”, which was my favorite moment of the set. Nick Waterhouse and the Tarots are revitalizing old jazz and performing irresistible tunes that are catching on all over the States. In what was one of the best performances I have ever seen, I truly believe that the sky is the limit for Nick Waterhouse & The Tarots.

Nick Waterhouse – Some Place california (Official) (Facebook)

Allah-Las – Long Journey: california (Facebook)


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B3SCI on Virgin Mobile Live: HALLOWEEN!


This week’s show features choice Halloween tracks past/present plus some nods to classic throwback horror flicks. Get this year’s full Halloween mix HERE. #BLAHZAY

Catch B3SCI Radio on Virgin Mobile Live, Fridays and Saturdays every week 12pm pac/ 3pm east. Click for B3SCI Radio archives and be sure to check out fam Virgin Mobile Live.


Oholics – Suzy Banyon Blues
ToxiK – Saw Theme Song (Dubstep Refix)
Lupe Fiasco – The Cool
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll
mic up: *Rave’s Fave + Rockwell – Somebody’s Watching Me (edit)
*The Rocky Horror Picture Show – Time Warp
Beetlejuice – Beetlejuice Theme (Figure Drumstep Mix)
Bo Diddley – Bo Meets The Monster
Green Go – Brains For Breakfast
Skrillex – Scary Monsters & Nice Sprites
Michael Jackson – Thriller (Villains Too Tight Pants Remix) (B3 edit)
Roky Erickson – I Walked With A Zombie

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B3SCI MIXTAPES: Halloween Vol. III


Get ready for this year’s SPOOKY as hell HALLOWEEN mixtape handpicked by the freaks and ghoulz at team B3SCI. #makelikesnipes #blahzay

01. Oholics – Susan Banyon Blues
02. Rocky Horror Picture Show – Time Warp
03. Toxik – Saw Theme Song (ToxiK Dubstep Refix)
04. Green Go – Brains for Breakfast
05. Lupe Fiasco – The Cool
06. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll
07. Michael Jackson – Thriller (Villains Too Tight Pants Remix)
08. Roky Erickson – I Walked With A Zombie
09. O. Children – Dead Disco Dancer
10. Skrillex – Scary Monsters & Nice Sprites
11. Classics IV – Spooky
12. The Beatles – Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite
13. Screamin Jay Hawkins – I Hear Voices
14. Bo Diddley – Bo Meets the Monster
15. Ministry – Paint It Black (The Rolling Stones Cover)
16. The White Stripes – Jack the Ripper
17. 2pac and Eazy E – Halloween
18. The Cramps – Goo Goo Muck
19. Beetlejuice – Beetlejuice Theme (Figure Drumstep Mix)

Download the full mixtape here

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B3SCI on Virgin Mobile Live (feat. Small Black)


Josh from Small Black calls in this week to talk about the band’s new Moon Killer mixtape being released on 11.11.11, the issues related with sounding like, #occupywallstreet and more. Catch new B3SCI Radio on Virgin Mobile Live, Fridays and Saturdays every week 12pm pac/ 3pm east.

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


A$AP Rocky – Out of This World
Coldplay – Princess of China (Feat. Rihanna)
mic up: Birdy – Shelter (Essays Tearful Remix) (Edit)
Dirty Beaches – Lone Runner
The Owsley Brothers – Burden On Your Eyes
mic up: Massive Attack – Paradise Circus (Burial Remix)(edit)
Benjamin Francis Leftwich – Won’t Back Down (Tom Petty)
mic up: Rave’s Fave
Justice – Parade
Lana Del Rey – Video Games (Joy Orbison Remix) (edit)
Small Black – Weird Machines
Interview part 1: Josh from Small Black call’s in
Small Black – Two Rivers (Feat. Heems)
Interview part 2: Josh from Small Black call’s in
Small Black – Moon Killer

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