@skopemag news for january 14, 2019 @ 11 am est


Pandora (NYSE: P) has teamed with TRAP Karaoke to bring an unforgettable live experience like none other. Pandora, the largest streaming music provider in the U.S., is known for connecting fans directly with the artists through the Pandora LIVE series. TRAP Karaoke is known for putting fans at the center of the concert experience by bringing them closer to artists and music they love. Together, the merging of the two promises a memorable, interactive experience every concert goer and hip-hop fan will want to check off their bucket list. Fans can RSVP for the free event which will take place on February 6 at Exchange Los Angeles HERE.

Video: Victor Mariachi – Super Humans (La Raza)

Seven Eyed Crow just premiered brand new official music video “Lizard Brain”

Squirrel Nut Zippers Announce First Set Of 2019 Shows

Since reactivating in mid-2016 the Squirrel Nut Zippers have been performing to packed houses across the country and around the world. As band leader Jimbo Mathus has said since the band’s re-launch, ‘it’s not a reunion, it’s a revival!’

Michael Bublé Releases the Alexa Skill ‘Bublé Daily’

After powering to the top of the UK charts with his new album ❤️ (‘love’), Michael Bublé today releases the Alexa skill ‘Bublé Daily’ which can be enabled by instructing your device, “Alexa, tell me about Michael Bublé” or “Alexa, open Bublé Daily.” ‘Bublé Daily’ is now available in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, Germany, France, India, Italy, Japan, New Zealand and Spain.

Steve Miller announces spring 2019 tour dates

Coming off an extraordinary 2018, Rock n’ Roll Hall of Famer Steve Miller is looking forward to his Spring 2019 tour. Beginning March 12 in Clearwater, FL at Ruth Eckerd Hall and culminating in Southaven, MS at Bank Plus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove on March 24, all performances will be an Evening with Steve Miller Band without any openers.

In 2018, besides performing 57 shows across North America with the SMB, Miller himself produced and personally directed the curation and creative process for two new, career-spanning Steve Miller Band Ultimate Hits collections (Capitol/Ume). Ultimate Hits is now available in a 1CD and digital edition featuring 22 essential Steve Miller Band tracks, including three previously unreleased rarities, and in an expanded 2CD and digital deluxe edition with 40 tracks, including the acclaimed band’s top hits, live tracks, and eight previously unreleased recordings from the studio and the stage. Both editions are also available on 180-gram vinyl in 2LP and 4LP deluxe packages.

Unreleased Townes Van Zandt LP, “Sky Blue”, Coming March 7th on Townes Van Zandt Records and Fat Possum Records

Sky Blue, a collection of unreleased songs by one of the most celebrated songwriters of the twentieth century, is a time capsule that Townes Van Zandt created forty-six years ago, and we’re only now just unearthing and opening it to find the treasures inside. Scheduled for release by TVZ Records and Fat Possum Records on March 7, 2019—which would have been his 75th birthday—this album shows the artist working out some of his most iconic songs in an intimate, comfortable setting with one of his lifelong confidantes.

DUST BOLT – New Video For “Another Day In Hell”

The band on the new single: “Another Day In Hell is the by far slowest and darkest song on the new album and probably even in DUST BOLT´s history. Originated on an acoustic guitar, Lenny took this song to the rehearsal room one day and it was kind of fitting to how the band and its members were feeling at that point of time. The video was shot on one day, together with Bloodspot frontman and singer Peter Kunz and shows a different side to the band´s personality than most listeners have seen before. For this one we wanted to let the music do the talking and portray the day the song was written from the perspective of every bandmember.”

Irish Duo Thanks Brother’s New Single “We Caught It” Coming January 18

“We Caught It” is the first of four planned single releases that will culminate with an EP in the coming months. It follows Thanks Brother’s 2018 debut single, “We Are Different,” which received national radio airplay in Ireland and opened the doors to national television appearances as well as shows and summer festival appearances there and in the UK. Its poignant music video, produced and directed by the pair, traces the journey of a young man coming to terms with his sexuality. The video was an Official Entry in last year’s Palm Springs (CA) Cinema Diverse LGBTQ Film Festival and the Williamsburg (NYC) Independent Film Festival.

Hawksley Workman – ‘Lazy’

“Lazy” is the latest single off of Median Age Wasteland, upcoming new record.


In a striking, single-shot video, acclaimed producer/songwriter/performer Maggie Rogers performs her No. 1 single, “Light On,” with 50 fans and guitarist Elle Puckett. Produced by La Blogothèque (Justin Timberlake, Chris Stapleton), the video was filmed last November in Paris and directed by Elie Girad.


Talking about the track, the band’s Shannon Lay said: “’Awful Need’ is about our search for identity, it is a journey we will be on all our lives; but it is also a reminder that we do not have to be defined by those things. We are always learning to shed what no longer benefits us, we are building on the grave of useless thought. Who you are does not need a title, a label, you are simply and perfectly you.”

Synthpop Artist Angel Metro Releases Her New Album “Dark Days Bright Lights”

DARK DAYS BRIGHT LIGHTS is a dark electronic album with bloodlines in synthpop and witchhouse. It was written through sleepless late nights while I struggled between trying to outrun my darkest days and finding inspiration in them. The chamber environment mixed with heavy drums and haunted vocals reflect the sentiments of heartbreak in solitude. I chose to craft an album out of the songs birthed during these times in the hope that someone might find some inspiration and as a result and give a little purpose for the pain.


WALK THE MOON will also be kicking off their winter 2018 headlining tour with two stops in Louisville, KY on January 23rd and 24th. The tour will be making a number of stops in many cities across North America including Buffalo, Montreal, and Baltimore.

DEAFKIDS: Third Album, Metaprogramação, To See March Release

While DEAFKIDS’ previous release, Configuração Do Lamento, captured the group delving deep into their own diverse and discordant musical world, Metaprogramação pushes these elements to entirely new extremes. The band imprints a future-primitive psychic scenario into their music by weaving a fabric of electronic pulses, barrages of delay and noise, wailing guitars, and frenzied rhythms that ricochet aggressively between the speakers. Songs are urgent yet fluid, melting and dissolving into one another, culminating in a wild psychedelic journey that’s bound to reach one’s mind through the body while intoxicating both.

Lowly Share New Track “Baglaens”

“If you stick to just what you know, your music, your art or whatever your situation is becomes stagnant”, say Denmark’s Lowly. “And we wouldn’t like to miss out on anything, just because we felt too comfortable.”