Month: April 2008

UK EXPORTS SOUTH NEW ALBUM IS OUT NOW

UK darlings South are thrilled to announce a stateside tour in support of their upcoming release, You Are Here. The album is set to hit on April 29th via bluhammock music/Young American Recordings.

Portishead – Third

Ever wonder what an album would sound like if Tori Amos ate a bit too much acid before she went into the studio?   Third, the long awaited release on Mercury Records from Portishead, is out in stores April 28, 2008. Third represents Portishead’s return to the scene after a hiatus since 1999.   With…

The Dirtbombs Play the Middle East Downstairs

I enjoy the Dirtbombs. I’ve always liked their music, but never loved them. My opinion is different now. I love them live. Their albums are fun and great running music, but the live show blows their recorded stuff out of the water. I guess they’re just one of those bands that’s better live than on…

Stoli Heads To NYC To Chat With Kelly Greene

Working here at Skope Magazine is like a dream. Not only do I get to discover new artists that inspire me but I get to interview & interact with them too. This next artist I heard 3 weeks ago and I could not believe what a soulful & inviting voice she has. That artist is…

WEEZER AND BUZZNET ANNOUNCE ‘PORK AND BEANS’ VIRTUAL FOOD FIGHT

Buzznet is proud to announce the launch of the Weezer “Pork and Beans” virtual food fight http://www.buzznet.com/cp/weezerfoodfight/. Celebrating the recent iTunes release of Weezer’s first single off the soon-to-be released self-titled album, “Pork and Beans,” the aptly-titled promotion allows users to splatter the profiles of their friends through the simple insertion of codes within each…

She & Him – Volume One

When I first heard that actress Zooey Deschanel was working on a music project, I had a feeling vanity wasn’t playing a role in it. If you look at the choices Deschanel has made in her acting career — All The Real Girls, Winter Passing, heck, even her turns in commercial films like Elf or…

JAPAN’S DJ BAKU READY FOR THE US

  From Tokyo Japan, this amazing turntablist / producer is hands-down, DJ Krush’s protege and has deep ties with DJ Kentaro, all the roughest Shinjuku freestyle MC’s, and psycho-garage band Guitar Wolf.

Sunfest Music Festival 2008

SHERYL CROW, FERGIE, THE BLACK CROWES, JOHN LEGEND, AND NATASHA BEDINGFIELD AMONG NATIONAL ACTS TO PERFORM AT SUNFEST 2008 SunFest, Florida’s largest music, art and waterfront festival, will be held April 30-May 4, along one of the most scenic sections of Flagler Drive in downtown West Palm Beach. National headline entertainment scheduled to perform include…

MELISSA ETHERIDGE: THE REVIVAL TOUR 2008

Multi-platinum, Oscar and two-time Grammy Award winning Island Records artist Melissa Etheridge makes a timely summer return to the road for The Revival Tour 2008, her first major headlining North American tour in two years, opening June 15th at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, Florida.  

The Band of Heathens Self-Titled CD In Stores 5/20/08

THE BEGINNING: The formation of The Band of Heathens is as natural and organic as the music they create. In early spring 2006, the three principle songwriters, Colin Brooks, Ed Jurdi and Gordy Quist, were sharing the bill every Wednesday night at the venerable Austin club Momo’s.

Product Review – DLO Trans Dock Micro

Last week I had decided to head over to Best Buy and purchase a transmitter for my ZUNE in the car. Not really knowing what to purchase I asked for help. I ended up with the DLO Trans Dock Micro for around $80. SKOPE IT HERE! When I got home to try it out I…

Stoli Goes On A World Tour With Traedonya

Back in the early nineties Patra had a hit song, “Romantic Call.” Now almost a decade later Patra returns with Traedonya as they unleash the hit, “All Night Long.” After one listen to this track I had to get up with this sensation Traedonya and see what she is all about. Traedonya is truly on…

GET TO KNOW YAEL NAIM!

With its atmospheric blend of folk, pop, and Middle Eastern sounds, “YAEL NAIM” has become a critical and popular sensation.  

“21” – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

What happens in Vegas… can occasionally end up on a movie screen with a top notch soundtrack full of major label artists.   The Columbia Pictures release 21, and the companion soundtrack on Columbia Records, tells the story of an American Dream occasionally interrupted by greed, gangsters, and a geeks’ need to get laid.  …

EARL KLUGH – THE SPICE OF LIFE

The jazz guitar legend has released his first full production album in nine years to follow up his Grammy nominated 2005 solo release Naked Guitar.   In an era of rap, hip-hop, death metal, etc., it’s a known fact that a lot of the artists listen to material like this for relaxation and diversion.  …

JINNRAIL – MILLION LIFETIMES

The previously NYC based Jinnrail started when a guy from Kentucky and a Floridian decided to join the New York music scene, then head off to L.A. and add their bassist.   Their new release shows their innovative blend of Southern Rock influences with a little British invasion, and a shot of country. This band…

DAVID FAGIN – FOR PROMOTIONAL USE ONLY

The NYC band The Rosenberg’s singer/songwriter/guitarist David Fagin is due to release his first solo album, working with band mate Joshua Aaron.   During the release of the group’s two albums, the band successfully received exposure from TV teen soaps to Playboy’s first video game.   Being one to buck authority and capitalize on his…

Stoli Gets Sexy And Spiritual With Marcus Patrick

I can’t front, when I first got pitched this next piece on my man, Marcus Patrick I thought it was just another actor turned musician. How wrong I can be! Marcus is not only one impressive actor/singer he is also one of the coolest guys I have ever met! The interview you are about to…

Danny Tenaglia Coachella Debut + Dates

There are few living dance music legends as globally renowned as New York’s Danny Tenaglia. With over 30+ years of dancefloor expertise, Danny has carved an indelible mark on electronic dance music both past, present and future.  

KORN’S ORIGINAL SONG FOR UBISOFT’S HAZE VIDEO GAME NOW AVAILABLE – 21+ ONLY

Photo By: Travis Shinn Today, Ubisoft, one of the world’s largest video game publishers, and EMI announced that “Haze,” the original song inspired by Ubisoft’s upcoming Haze video game and composed by multi-platinum-selling ground-breaking hard rock band Korn, is now available for purchase via online music download sites. The single “Haze” is also included on…

Missy Higgins – On a Clear Night

She’s been in Rolling Stone…and on the cover, no less. She’s been in Interview. Her voice has been heard on Smallville and Grey’s Anatomy. And with the infectious melodies on her latest offering, On a Clear Night, Australian singer/songwriter Missy Higgins can be in your head. Higgins has a knack for songwriting, and her smooth,…

Racecar – Dance Like a Ghost

John Hughes, Simon & Garfunkel, and The Raconteurs. You wouldn’t expect to find those three names in the same place, a notion that Racecar challenges with the release of Dance Like a Ghost. Laced with experimentation, the album is very much like something the Raconteurs would release if they were more indie and less intense.…

Mark Pickerel And His Praying Hands – Cody’s Dream

Quentin Tarantino where are you? I believe Mark Pickerel and His Praying Hands just wrote most of the score to your next movie, and you probably don’t even know it. Their latest album, Cody’s Dream, was released March 4, 2008. King Quentin of Strange, if you read Skope Magazine, I’m telling you to buy Cody’s…