Month: April 2010

Lisa Bell, Dancing On The Moon

Lisa Bell is ready to ring in the summer with her delightfully exquisite new record, Dancing On The Moon.   This singer/songwriter from Colorado has an incredible vocal presence on this new album.   Bell digs down deep to bring you spellbinding lyrics and an emotionally-drenched performance that will leave you wanting more.   Full…

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: Eminem “Not Afraid”

We at Skopemag.com get hundreds of exclusive tracks via various vendors on a daily basis. The goal for us is to share with our readers as many tracks that come in. Please note that some of these links expire so you got to get it while it’s hot! Eminem “Not Afraid”: SKOPE IT HERE!

ZAC POOR RELEASES NEW SINGLE “SHE’LL BE BREAKING HEARTS”

Musical artist Zac Poor creates authentic and emotional pop music inspired by his real life experiences. As a singer-songwriter with an appreciation of the past and a desire for connection, this talented musician brings an expressive and genuine texture to his music. Writing all of his own music and establishing his unique sound, Zac uses…

Carney, Mr. Green Volume 1

Carney are parading their goods in all the right ways. They look like a rock band, they sound like a rock band, and they’re probably just as cool as your typical, young LA rockers. Laid back and carefree, despite some melancholic vocals delivered in the most tragic and withering way possible, watching these guys perform…

MTV RADIO’S MORNING FACTS FOR FRIDAY, APRIL 30th, 2010

GAGA MAKES THE TIME 100 LIST Lady Gaga has made it!   The pop star is on Time’s list of the 100 people who most affect the world.   Friend Cyndi Lauper actually wrote the article about Gaga, saying that she has “incredible pop sensibility” and that she’s more than a performance artist, and is…

NOW ANYONE CAN LEARN HOW TO RAP

With a foreword by Kool G Rap (rap pioneer named as a major influence by Eminem and Jay-Z) and interviews with over 100 major MCs, “HOW TO RAP: The Art & Science of the Hip-Hop MC” guides the reader through the art form of rapping in the words of the artists, giving an inside look…

Remaindermen, Border States

Formerly known as Trio in Stereo, Remaindermen is their new name and playing fresh music is their game.   This five-man crew has come a long way from playing college parties while attending Indiana University in Bloomington.   The band now resides in the Windy City as they bring to you Border States under their…

COLISEUM RELEASES “BLIND IN ONE EYE” MP3

A song written in a room where someone committed suicide, recorded in a funeral home, on an album titled after a horror film, and centered around the struggle to resist the darkest desires of the human psyche should have the marks of doom and gloom, not the sound of a musical rebirth.

KOTTONMOUTH KINGS HIGHEST CHART POSITION EVER

Without the aid of mainstream press, radio, or MTV, the Kottonmouth Kings have infiltrated the music industry on their own terms and made themselves a force to be reckoned with. The group’s new album, “Long Live The Kings”, debuted at #26 on the Billboard Top 200 this week to give the band their highest charting…

SNOB DOODLE

It is an honor & priviledge to present a brand new Snob Doodle to kick off the month of May.

DJ HERO DROPS THE NEEDLE ON A TRIO OF NEW ELECTRONIC MUSIC MIXES

Master turntablists may have met their match with the Domination Mix Pack, a trio of hot new house and electronic music mashups, joining over 100 exclusive mixes currently available for the most diverse set list in music gaming, Activision Publishing Inc.’s (Nasdaq: ATVI) DJ Heroâ„¢ — the #1 new videogame intellectual property of 2009.  …

ALICE IN CHAINS ANNOUNCE BLACKDIAMONDSKYE TOUR

The rumors are true: this fall, Alice In Chains will be joined by special guests Deftones and Mastodon on BLACKDIAMONDSKYE, a monolithic triple bill that is guaranteed to be the hottest ticket of the fall touring season. The rollicking roadshow, produced by Live Nation, launches September 16th at the Charter One Pavilion in Chicago, IL.…

SHREK FOREVER AFTER: MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK ALBUM

Tens of millions of Shrek fans around the world are counting down the days until the May 21st premiere of Shrek Forever After, the fourth and final chapter in the series from DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc (Nasdaq:   DWA.)   The Oscar-winning animated series has grossed over $2 billion in worldwide box office since its…

BIG B HEADS OUT ON SPRING TOUR

Las Vegas heavyweight, Big B has announced the dates for his upcoming spring tour with The Expendables. The trek will kick off April 26th in Fargo, ND and feature support from Tomorrow’s Bad Seed and Dirty Penny.   BIG B ON TOUR WITH THE EXPENDABLES:   Apr 30 – Columbia, MO – Mojo’s May 01…

TUNECORE & MYSPACE ENTER INTO PARTNERSHIP

MySpace Music, the premier online music community, and TuneCore, the world’s largest digital distribution and promotion service, today launched an exclusive comprehensive global offer providing MySpace artists with a worldwide marketing, advertising, fan data, promotional, discovery, streaming, social networking and distribution solution. At the click of a button, any MySpace musician can now get paid…

SCHOOL OF SEVEN BELLS TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM

Experimental dream-pop group SCHOOL OF SEVEN BELLS announces the July 13th release of their new album Disconnect from Desire, on Vagrant/Ghostly International and Full Time Hobby in Europe.   In support of the release, the three-piece will play two shows at Mercury Lounge in their hometown of New York City, on June 9th and 10th.…

EVAN TAUBENFELD TO RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM

Sire Records artist Evan Taubenfeld has announced the release of his debut album Welcome to the Blacklist Club.   Welcome to the Blacklist Club will be available exclusively online starting May 18, 2010. Produced by John Fields (Jonas Brothers, Switchfoot, Lifehouse), Welcome to the Blacklist Club is a self-assured set of thoroughly addictive, radio-ready pop-rock…

DA KENNEL VIDEO FOR “MODEL”

Hailing from Akron, Ohio, they are a nine-man collective (6 rappers & 3 producers) and have the breeding ground for something real and worth the listen. They’re already receiving radio spins, with a formal radio impact coming shortly, and are beginning to get a nationwide buzz. They also have a major distribution deal with RED…

THE RIVER RAID NEW VIDEO “ALRIGHT”

The music video for ‘Alright’ was recorded with Brazilian screenwriter / film director Pedro Severien in Recife, Brazil. The video works almost like a moral fable. The brutality, greed, and envy destroy two characters who are fighting for a magical water source and the conquest of a woman.

YOUNG DE NEW VIDEO “BLAZE OF GLORY”

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, native, by way of Los Angeles, California, emcee, Demerick “Young De” Shelton, is already somewhat a seasoned veteran at his craft, despite the fact that he has yet to release an album of his very own.

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: AWOLNATION “Burn it Down”

We at Skopemag.com get hundreds of exclusive tracks via various vendors on a daily basis. The goal for us is to share with our readers as many tracks that come in. Please note that some of these links expire so you got to get it while it’s hot! AWOLNATION  “Burn it Down”: SKOPE IT HERE!

PHIL COLLINS REVISES ROSELAND SHOW DATES

Atlantic recording artist Phil Collins has revised the schedule for his upcoming series of concerts at New York City’s Roseland Ballroom.   Due to scheduling and production difficulties, the first show, originally slated for June 22, has been cancelled.   The remaining shows, on June 23, 24 & 25, will go on as scheduled.  …

MESHELL NDEGEOCELLO LONDON RESIDENCY

With her career-high new album — “Devil’s Halo” — released last week on Downtown Records / Cooperative Music, Meshell Ndegeocello has just announced news of a three-night residency at the Jazz Café in June. Sunday 13 June — London — Jazz Café Monday 14 June — London — Jazz Café Tuesday 15 June — London…

KINGS OF LEON ANNOUNCE OPENERS ON SUMMER TOUR

Kings of Leon are happy to announce that special guests The Black Keys, Built To Spill, The Features, The Stills and The Whigs will join them for their upcoming 2010 Live Nation produced tour. Special guests will appear on select dates.       Tickets are on sale now at www.LiveNation.com.   A limited number…

TWO DIXIE CHICKS FORM COURT YARD HOUNDS

After much chatter and anticipation, Emily Robison and Martie Maguire of The Dixie Chicks, announced today via their website that they will release new music under the moniker Court Yard Hounds. The album of all new material will be available for pre-order beginning today exclusively through www.courtyardhounds.com with all pre-orders receiving an instant gratification 4-song…

DEAD COUNTRY CONFIRM MAY TOUR DATES WITH FAR

Dead Country have announced that they will be going out on ten-date tour in May with the recently reunited FAR. Dead Country released their self-titled debut EP on April 13, via Storefront Records.     TOUR DATES w/ Far 5/18   Venue – Sacramento, CA 5/20   Belly Up Tavern – Solana Beach, CA 5/21…

CAGE THE ELEPHANT ANNOUNCE SPRING TOUR DATES

Cage the Elephant- Matt Shultz (vocals), Brad Shultz (guitar), Daniel Tichenor (bass), Lincoln Parish (guitar) and Jared Champion (drums) – are set to embark on a new run of U.S. spring tour dates that will take the band from coast to coast, beginning in San Antonio, TX on April 30 and wrapping in Noblesville, IN…

Trans Am, Thing

What?! There’s no vocals in post-rock! —But Captain, these voices aren’t human, they’re… something else. Trans Am have trapped you in a Tron-like universe and Thing is the robot in a business suit sent to save you. On closer inspection, the real concept of the record isn’t quite what I imagined–humbug–but it’s just as spacey.…

MTV RADIO’S MORNING FACTS FOR THURSDAY, APRIL 29th, 2010

2010 AMERICAN IDOL LIVE! TOUR INFO The dates for the 2010 American Idol Live! Tour have just been announced!   The top ten performers of Season Nine will be singing their way all across North America, beginning July 1st in Detroit, Michigan and wrapping up on September 14th in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   Tickets go on…

Steve Poltz, Dreamhouse

The comfortable, seemingly nonchalant sway of Steve Poltz’s latest, Dreamhouse may very well be a nod to East Coast singer-songwriter Joel Plaskett, long one of Canada’s undiscovered strumming charmers. After all, not only did Plaskett produce Dreamhouse, he played six different instruments and provided backing vocals. But maybe Plaskett simply adds fuel to Poltz’s fire.…

SIGN IT LOUD NEW VIDEO “SUGAR SWEET”

Pop-rock sensations Sing It Loud have released a brand new video for their first single, “Sugar Sweet,” from their forthcoming album, Everything Collide, which is set for release on May 11.   Watch “Sugar Sweet” here: [myspace 104590928 nolink] Also, check out the press release for Everything Collide and upcoming tour dates for Sing It…

THE JOY FORMIDABLE OFFER MP3 WIDGET

Welsh indie rock three-piece The Joy Formidable is excited to offer their song “Whirring” as an MP3 download. As a track from their forthcoming EP titled A Balloon Called Moaning, “Whirring” exhibits what The Joy Formidable execute so well: crafting uplifting songs with a crashing rock element that melds the huge expanses of its members’…

OWL CITY LIVE FROM LONDON ONLINE

No matter where you are in the world, you can catch OWL CITY: Live from London!   In a rare opportunity, fans of Owl City will get a chance to watch the band live when they play a sold out show at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London on May 9th.   The performance will…

APE MACHINE OFFERS MP3 “ALL TIMES”

APE MACHINE releases their debut album, This House Has Been Condemned, on May 4, 2010. Self-released through their own Ape Machine Music, this 5 piece from Portland, OR blends equal parts rock n’ roll, blues, stoner rock and psychedelia.

NEW RASPUTINA ALBUM STREAMING ONLINE

Seminal cello-driven trio Rasputina will release their seventh album, ‘Sister Kinderhook’ on June 15, 2010. Rasputina directress, Melora Creager recorded it whilst pregnant in the Hudson Valley just last summer. She and Brian Kehew (Moog Cookbook, Fiona Apple, Air) mixed it in Los Angeles with a newborn in the studio. This album finds Melora expressing…