Month: July 2008

ACE HOOD & STOLI COLLECT THAT CASH FLOW

If you  have been following hip hop lately  than you have heard the infectious track “Cash Flow” from Ace Hood and his homie Rick Ross. Ace Hood is the first signee on the Def Jam / We The Best record label. DJ Khaled says about Ace, “Ace has a swagger all his own and is…

SNOB DOODLE COMICS BY ALEX MACDUFF

Skope is proud to announce artist Alex MacDuff will be contributing his snarky witticisms, music snob commentary, and irreverent humor through the inking of his comic “Snob Doodle”. We will feature new comics from Alex every month. Enjoy this first installment.

NEW KELLER WILLIAMS ALBUM / TOUR DATES

Keller Williams has built a career on his uncanny ability to captivate a packed house-all by himself.   So why now, after fifteen-years as a solo artist, is he releasing a live album-simply titled, Live-with three other names on the cover? It turns out that since he first picked up a guitar, this troubadour has…

NEW AUDIO STREAM FROM DONAVON FRANKENREITER HERE

On August 19 Lost Highway will release Pass It Around, the new album from Donavon Frankenreiter. Pass It Around boasts 10 new songs from the musician/pro-surfer, and also features some special guests and a new approach for Frankenreiter.

JASON MRAZ UNVEILS AUTUMN TOUR PLANS

Atlantic recording artist Jason Mraz has announced details of his upcoming North American tour.   The trek will kick off on October 8th in Scranton, PA at the Scranton Cultural Center and will include a performance on “the Great Stage” of New York’s famed Radio City Music Hall, with shows continuing through early December.  

M.I.A TRACK IN PINEAPPLE EXPRESS TRAILER HERE

M.I.A.’s “Paper Planes,” off her latest, Kala, jumps to #1 on iTunes electronic song chart and #18 on the iTunes singles chart after appearing in the trailer for “Pineapple Express.” The movie stars Seth Rogan and James Franco and is out on Columbia Pictures August 6.

JOHN PAUL DEBUT ALBUM DETAILS

On his long awaited debut solo album, 22-year-old Boston bred singer/songwriter John Paul invites his legion of fans in the New England area to take a high energy, folk-rock, Americana and country driven cruise down ‘Belmont Boulevard.’

SKOPE LIVE! / AMP ENERGY HOST A SELL-OUT FOR AUTISM

The sun was surely shining on Cambridge, MA & Skope Live! on Friday July 25th, 2008. Since April of 2008 Jillian Santella had been busy booking what was to become Skope Live! / AMP Energy Summer Bash For Autism Speaks for 2008. Kevin at The MIddle East in Cambridge, MA agreed to host the party…

SICK OF SARAH UNVEIL NEW MUSIC VIDEO HERE

Riding high after a recent “Emerging Artist” win at Summerfest 2008 in Milwaukee, WI, Minneapolis’ Sick of Sarah have finally released the music video for “Daisies,” a track off the band’s self-titled debut slated for release on August 12 on Adamant Records.

TERA PATRICK AND EVAN SEINFELD HOST ‘ROCK STAR, PORN STAR’

Launched on June 10, Rock Star, Porn Star –Playboy Radio’s weekly series hosted by the world’s #1 adult actress Tera Patrick and her husband, adult film director and rocker Evan Seinfeld (Biohazard/The Spyderz)–pairs the couple with some of the world’s most popular names in sex and rock ‘n’ roll for some outrageous interviews.  

NEW VIDEOS / MP3 FROM REPLIFE

Replife is a multi-dimensional MC/poet/producer/activist who incorporates nu-jazz, future soul and broken beat into his unique brand of hip-hop, demonstrated on his new album “The Unclosed Mind.”

AMP ENERGY / SKOPE LIVE! SUMMER BASH – SOLD OUT SHOW!

Skope Live! is on tonight in Cambridge, MA. The Skope Live / AMP Energy Summer Bash For Autism Speaks is tonight at 9 pm EST. The bands are ready, the beers are cold, the AMP is on ice and it’s Friday night! See you at the world famous music venue, The Middle East, we gonna…

SONY BMG INTRODUCES MANDI PERKINS / VIDEO / DATES

Sony BMG recording artist Mandi Perkins is an intensely passionate and charismatic singer/songwriter who creates uncompromising melodic rock. She writes about her life and those around her in a musical form of empathy, which makes listeners, care, think and question.

LOTS OF SHWAYZE GOODIES RIGHT HERE

Shwayze is proud to announce the premiere of “Buzzin’,” the Malibu artist’s reality show on MTV. Wednesdays at 10:30PM ET/PT, fans can catch the misadventures of Shwayze, his wingman and music partner Cisco, best buddy Warren, and manager Jordan as they define a whole new California sound.

STOLI GETS STAR STRUCK FROM THE DONNAS

The Donnas are one of the most famous bands on the planet. They have done it with rare radio play and MTV support. But these 4 woman from CA have been making music for more than a decade and have no signs of stopping.   That is great too because these women make some kick-ass…

Sevendust, Chapter VII: Hope And Sorrow

Sevendust kicks off their seventh studio album with 11 great tracks and each having its own, distinct identity.   The new album offers everything from aggressive, heavy-bangin’ music to melodic, softer melodies that seem to come together oh so nicely in Hope and Sorrow.   The beauty of the album is that Lajon Witherspoon could…

Foul Mouth Jerk, Street Light Music

Who does this jerk think he is?   One hell of a rhyming MC, that’s who!   Foul Mouth Jerk hails from Jersey, but has traveled through many states laying down rhymes and spittin’ lyrics.   His fourth solo effort features 16 hot tracks and has a refreshing, throw-back sound to it. Jerk really brought…

Def Leppard, Songs From The Sparkle Lounge

I just have one question:   “Do you wanna get rocked”!   Def Leppard is bringin’ the heat once again with their fourteenth studio album and they seem to be conquering newer generations of fans.   These rock icons from England have been going strong since the late 70s and definitely know how to turn…

BILLY BOB THORNTON READS SKOPE / TOUR DATES

Billy Bob Thornton & The Boxmasters kicked off their national tour last week in support of their self-titled double CD, The Boxmasters. We just found out from a close source that Billy Bob  is a regular Skope visitor.    

BUSY SIGNAL NEW ALBUM SAMPLER PAGE HERE

VP Records is proud to announce the release of Busy Signal, arguably the hottest and most versatile lyricists currently in dancehall. On his groundbreaking sophomore album Loaded, in stores September 9th, the leading Jamaican deejay unleashes an arsenal of progressive hits that could ultimately redefine dancehall.

BRAND NEW GZA SINGLE / VIDEO / DOWNLOAD

One of the most renowned and continually relevant hip-hop emcees of all time, GZA returns with his long awaited fifth solo album, “ProTools.” If you listen to the GZA closely it sounds to me like he wants to battle 50 lyrically. There are various subliminals throughout this whole video. I wonder how 50 & the…

Showtime!: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers/Steve Winwood

Who knew that the highlights of a Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers show would be provided by Steve Winwood? I mean, at first, it wasn’t looking that way. Winwood, the support act for Petty’s tour, was in the midst of a competent but at times dull hour-long Latin-flavored set at Sunrise’s BankAtlantic Center. His band’s…

TI READY TO RELESE HIS HOMIE BIG KUNTRY KING / VIDEO

Grand Hustle/Atlantic recording artist Big Kuntry King has announced early details of his much anticipated new album, “MY TURN TO EAT.”   The collection — which features the single, “Da Baddest (Feat. Trey Songz)” — will be available in stores and all digital retailers on September 9th.