Month: February 2008

DIGITAL PLAYGROUND SIGNS EXCLUSIVE DEAL WITH RILEY STEELE

Digital Playground, the award-winning studio and leading provider of world-class content to the adult genre, is pleased to announce it has signed an exclusive deal with Riley Steele(TM), making her the newest and youngest addition to the studio’s elite roster of world-renowned talent. So impressed with the new starlet, the studio has made plans to…

HAIL TO THE CAB!

LAS VEGAS-BASED BAND SET TO UNLEASH DECAYDANCE/FUELED BY RAMEN DEBUT Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen recording group The Cab has unveiled details of its eagerly awaited debut album, entitled “WHISPER WAR.”   The album — which includes the online smash, “I’ll Run” — will arrive in stores and at all digital retailers on April 29th. “WHISPER WAR”…

MIDNIGHT JUGGERNAUTS TO RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM ON ASTRALWERKS MAY 27th

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES AND COACHELLA CONFIRMED Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, Midnight Juggernauts are proud to announce the release of their long-awaited debut album Dystopia on May 27th through Astralwerks.   Complementing this release will be an extensive U.S. Spring tour and Coachella appearance.   These are the same live shows that garnered extensive critical…

BUN B SOPHOMORE SOLO ALBUM “II TRILL” DUE ON APRIL 29TH

CURRENTLY ON NATIONAL PROMOTIONAL TOUR, AWARD WINNING RAPPER TEAMS UP WITH MICROSOFT ZUNE Hip Hop Legend Bun B and one half of the award winning duo UGK readies for the debut of his highly anticipated sophomore solo album, II Trill, which will be released on April 29th courtesy of Rap-A-Lot/Asylum. Upon the heels of success…

Stoli Razz Has Deep Conversation With Anna Nyakana

Anna Nyakana is a musician that we became very interested in after visiting her MySpace page. Her vocals and her delivery are simply amazing. With a deep family history and diverse influences Anna is worth giving a listen. Stoli had the chance to talk with this up & coming star and see where she is…

Exclusive: The Spill Canvas Chat With Stoli Razz

The Spill Canvas are the new rock sensation to hit the major label circuit. These boys hail from South Dakota but are taking their music all over the world. They have a slew of tour dates and a new album, ‘No Really, I’m Fine’ out now! Check out what’s up with The Spill canvas! The…

WATCH LENNY KRAVITZ LIVE!

Lenny Kravitz recently played a show at Chicago’s Riviera Theatre. MSN music is broadcasting the performance online starting at 2pm EST! Watch it here: http://music.msn.com/lennykravitz?GT1=MUSIC1 Links: www.lennykravitz.com www.myspace.com/lennykravitz http://youtube.com/lennykravitz http://www.facebook.com/lennykravitz

Stoli Razz Chills Out With Kevin Michael

Kevin Michael is the new voice of the majors. This artist has got soul and rhythm for days! He was on the road with Maroon 5 so we sent Stoli to check his live show in Boston. Kevin was cool enough to kick it with Skope too. Skope: You have worked with many other artists…

Cobra Starship @ Culture Room

Cobra Starship flashed their indie-pop decadence and put on a dance inducing performance at Culture Room in Fort Lauderdale last night. Flat-ironed hair and skinny jeans were in abundance. The crowd was predominantly high school girls with a love for floppish-haired boys, tight pants and the sensitive antics of emo dance phenoms. The sing alongs…

Stoli Razz Goes To Philly To Chill With Gillie Da Kid

  Gillie Da Kid is a “Major Figga” in the rap game in more ways than one. This brotha from Philly has been through the ups and downs and still keeps his composure to succeed in this rap game. Stoli sits down with Gillie as he opens up and offers real talk on where he…

Y-Love – This is Babylon

Many entertainers are afraid to take a chance, Brooklyn rapper Y-Love proves that he is willing to risk it all for his voice in the world. Taking listeners on an unexpected journey with his new album This is Babylon, Y-Love makes attempts to captivate audiences with lyrics in English, Arabic, Hebrew, Latin and ancient Aramaic.…

An Interview with Keller Williams

With a Little Help from Some Friends By Martin Halo He is talented beyond belief, a showman beyond comprehension, and humble to a point of pure charm.   Keller Williams hasn’t had it easy, hell; the man has fought through the muck to earn himself a place in a community of music enthusiasts that thrive…

Lynyrd Skynyrd – Street Survivors Deluxe Edition : 30th Anniversary

Street Survivors, was the most anticipated Lynyrd Skynyrd album. It went gold instantly but on October 20th, 1977, just three days after its release, the band’s tour plane ran out of gas and crashed into a Mississippi forest, killing Ronnie Van Zant, Steve Gaines, his singer sister Cassie Gaines, and their road manager, and seriously…

VOD Recordings

STOLI GETS DOWN TO BUSINESS WITH VOD RECORDINGS VOD Recordings is a record label based in Massachusetts right outside Boston. They are a major sponsor of Skope Magazine and they have got alot going on. Stoli sat down with the CEO, Darian Worrell to see just what VOD is up to and where they are…

Stoli Razz Goes To The Ballet

Words: Stoli Razz Photos: Gene Schiavone Last night (2/14) as we all know was the coveted night of love. Love was in the air in Boston that is for sure. I was invited by my friends at Goodman Media to take my Valentine to see the opening night of Romeo & Juliet at the Wang…

Supergrass – Diamond Hoo Ha Man

“The Brit-Pop is Coming, The Brit Pop is Coming”. Ready for another British invasion? Landing in stores near you on April 15th is Diamond Hoo Ha Man by Supergrass, their latest release on Parlophone/Capitol Records. If you like Brit-Pop, Diamond Hoo Ha doesn’t fail to satisfy. These Oxford lads could easily be on the road…

Elvis Costello – This Years Model (Deluxe)

The latest release of This Years Model includes the b-sides, demos, live tracks, alternate versions, and previously unreleased tracks that were included on the 2002 re-release. However, this “Deluxe Edition” includes Costello’s 1978 concert from The Warner Theater in Washington, DC. For that reason alone, this newer version is worth the price of admission. Costello’s…

Stoli Razz Kicks It With AP

Stoli interviews AP (aka All Profit aka Apply Pressure  ) Stoli: With so many aliases, what do you prefer people call you out on the streets? AP: On the streets AP is fine…all the different alias names just represent a different part of my personality… Whether its Apply Pressure when it come to spitting bars…

Ours – Mercy (Dancing for the Death…)

 Five years in the making, Ours’ long awaited junior effort Mercy (Dancing for the Death of an Imaginary Enemy) re-ignites the fiery furnace of sensuously dark rock that first caught the world’s attention nearly 15 years ago. It seemed that the inferno behind Ours and its enigmatic frontman Jimmy Gnecco was beginning to smolder after…

Tristan Prettyman – Hello

Former competitive surfer, Tristan Prettyman, says her new album Hello (to be released in March 2008) “is a reflection of me”. This CD, Tristans 3rd, is full of stories about her life, loves and heartbreaks. Many see her as the new young pop folkie. Hello is an upbeat folk song that has poetic lyrics that…

Bill Lordan – Living the Experiment – by Diana Olson

After a long and very successful career you would think Bill Lordan would begin slowing down. That’s hardly the case. This internationally famous drummer, songwriter and visionary is just finding himself. In 2004, Bill won the L.A. music awards for lifetime achievement and distinguished career in drumming as well as Independent Rock Album of the…

Back Door Slam – Diana Olson

“I heard the spirit of Jimi Hendrix coming from the open, street side windows of a joint called B.D. Riley’s. It was ‘Red House,’ executed superbly by a surprisingly young trio called Back Door Slam.” —Patrick MacDonald on Back Door Slam at SXSW in the Seattle Times A friend recently got to hear Back Door…

Seven Mary Three – Day & Night Driving

The consistent touring with the top draws in the industry, and the release of their seventh album,, has established Seven Mary Three as a rock mainstay. Led by singer and main songwriter Jason Ross, the group successfully takes personal lyrics and blends them with catchy melodies. Most of the disc has a ballad format going…

Michael Hurley – Ancestral Swamp

Ever wondered where the music you love came from? Ancestral Swamp by Michael Hurley is his 20th full length release. From “El Dorado”, to sleepy winners like “New River Blues” and “Gamblin Charlie”, Ancestral Swamp is a venture into those folk music roots that many musicians today are looking to for inspiration. Ancestral Swamp is…

Overkill – Immortalis

Overkill has long been considered one of the second-tier talents of ’80s thrash metal. While Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax got the lion’s share of praise, Overkill typically flew under the radar. Yet the veteran band proves itself stronger and stronger with each new release; their 15th album, Immortalis, is no exception. Opening with the…

Vashti Bunyan – Some Things Just Stick in Your Mind

Ready for a blast from the past? Enigmatic British singer/songwriter Vashti Bunyan has released a double CD from her archives. Titled after Vashti’s Mic Jagger/Keith Richards written debut single, Some Things Just Stick in Your Mind — Singles and Demos 1964-1967, this double album promises a mellow look at a time gone by. Some Things…

Antigone Rising

By Diana Olson Antigone Rising is an all-women rock band with members from New Jersey and Long Island, New York. This group is known for their grass roots indie ethic music and their energetic live shows. Their music is influenced by classic rock from the 1970s such as Led Zeppelin, mixed with pop overtones and…