Month: November 2008

Miclordz & Sauce Funky, Sunset Ammunition

Wow!!! Funk—Rock—-Hip-hop= Stellar record with Sunset Ammunition.   The album starts off with an intro of fans boasting on Miclordz & Sauce Funky—one hell of preview.   The first track, “Start the Show”, brings high energy right from the get go and never lets up.   These guys are funkin’ it and rockin’ the joint…

THE PRODIGY OFFER FREE DOWNLOAD FOR NEW ALBUM

The Prodigy return with the release of their fifth studio album and a free download. ‘Invaders Must Die’ is 40 minutes of having your head battered by future nostalgia, serotonin levels twisted by feel-good horrorcore and your synapses snapped by whiplash attitude.

Hotel Lights, Firecracker People

Darren Jesse was always Ben Folds Five’s secret weapon, a versatile drummer who could pound out the band’s version of “punk for sissies,” provide subtle accents for ballads like “Brick,” or even lay down a Buddy Rich beat for a big band feel, all while providing his part of a luxurious three-part harmony. But it…

Ben Folds, Way To Normal

It would be unfair to label Ben Folds’ last album, Songs for Silverman, as a “serious” album — Folds never leaves his sense of humor very far behind. But it was a weightier mix of songs for him, a healthy lean toward his more introspective side. On Way to Normal, Folds has shifted the other…

SKOPE LIVE! PLACES ADS IN BOSTON’S WEEKLY DIG

In order to best let the music community in New England know about the Skope Live! 12/6/08 Holiday Bash, Skope will be advertising in the Weekly Dig. The AD will run in the 11/26 & 12/3 editions of The Dig. Founded in 1999, the Weekly Dig is Boston’s best and only weekly entertainment magazine. Boston’s…

NEW VIDEO FROM DONNY GOINES HERE

Having achieved considerable notoriety with a vast collection of street albums and mixtapes, independent artist Donny Goines and Same Plate Management are proud to announce the release of Donny’s official debut, Minute After Midnight.

AT ONLY 14 TIFFANY GIARDINA HAS ARRIVED / AUDIO & VIDEO

The 14-year-old singer/songwriter is ready to make her mark on the scene of tween rock with her fast paced, up-beat singles “Hurry Up and Save Me” and “No Average Angel,” featured on the Another Cinderella Story soundtrack which is in stores now, starring Selena Gomez and Drew Seeley.  

Kanye West, 808s and Heartbreak

808s and Heartbreak, Kanye West’s fourth album, is certainly groundbreaking. It might just be the first-ever black emo record. 808s shows Mr. West at his most vulnerable. A year removed from being harder, better, faster, stronger and nearly invincible, he tries–sometimes in vain–to prove that he is human; that he hurts like the rest of…

EXCLUSIVE: SKOPE TV INTERVIEWS SHAWTY REDD

It was a regular Monday night at the Skope headquarters when the phone rang. On the other line was a representative ready to plug in Mikey Frieds with a call with hip hop super producer Shawty Redd from Atlanta.

Jessica Paris, Tempting The Gods

“From Soldier to Songwriter”… How many musicians these days can record an album without a computer and still sound just about ready for an indie record deal?   Jessica Paris released her debut CD “Tempting the Gods” independently in 2007.   Considering this is almost the end of 2008, all I can say is that…

VANS WARPED TOUR 2007 DVD TRAILER

Image Entertainment rocks out with the Vans Warped Tour 2007 DVD available on Dec. 2nd. The largest festival tour currently running in North America, the DVD features live performances, band interviews, and over an hour of bonus songs.

THE VITAL MIGHT ARE READY TO ROCK BOSTON

This musical trio is coming straight out of Boston and their buzz & following is growing by the day. It took a few tries to get The Vital Might on a Skope Live show but we finally did it.  Stoli caught up with band to discuss the big show on 12/6 and what else these…

WU: The Story Of The Wu Tang Clan, DVD Documentary

“I’d like to try your Wu-Tang style – Let’s begin then!” Now you can own the authorized true story of Wu-Tang, Forever…with “Wu: The Story of The Wu-Tang Clan”.   Brought to you by the Home Entertainment Divisions of BET and Paramount, the DVD offers an inside look at the rise of a rap icon…

Girls Like Cigarettes, Beautiful Death Machines

First thing that made me rack my brain was the name of the band.   I was thinking to myself what does it mean and what the hell is the message or meaning behind Girls Liking Cigarettes!   Anyway, I hoped to find out as I listened to the album but unfortunately I still do…

Coldcast, Coldcast

Definitely, no question about it this is straight up METAL!   I would say Death Metal, but not the kind that’s speedy and erratically fast.   There is plenty of shredding on guitar and vocals that would wake the dead, but no mile-a-minute riffs here.   The pace is calm, but the music is still…

MATT SHWACHMAN IS READY FOR SKOPE LIVE! ON 12/6

Matt Shwachman took time from his crazy schedule to talk with Stoli all about the 12/6 show. Matt has a very loyal following in New England so with him opening up the night expect lines at the door early on. This guy is the real deal!

OFFICIAL OBAMA “YES WE CAN” ALBUM DOWNLOAD

This download just came across the Skope wires this morning. Whether you are Republican or Democrat, we are still music enthusiasts first & foremost. The songs and musicians that came together for this album is simply awesome. Enjoy!

AKON & STEVE RIFKIND EMBRACE SLOTMUSIC TECHNOLOGY

Upfront/Konvict/SRC/Universal Motown multi-platinum selling artist, producer and entrepreneur, Akon, announced today that his third album – Freedom – will be available on “slotMusicâ„¢, a new form of DRM-free MP3 music on a microSD card beginning Tuesday, December 2nd – the same date his album will be released digitally and on CD.