@skopemag news for january 14, 2019 @ 9 am est

Travis Scott, In Partnership With The NFL, Will Make Donation To Dream Corps

Taking a leadership stance to drive forward social justice initiatives, Grammy-nominated musician Travis Scott announced today that he, in partnership with the NFL, will make a half million dollar donation to leading non-profit organization Dream Corps, among other initiatives that he will work with the League on. Dream Corps has been at the forefront of social justice issues pioneering new initiatives that close prison doors and open doors of opportunity for all. The donation comes on the heels of the NFL’s “Inspire Change” program which was announced Friday.

“I back anyone who takes a stand for what they believe in. I know being an artist that it’s in my power to inspire. So before confirming the Super Bowl Halftime performance, I made sure to partner with the NFL on this important donation. I am proud to support Dream Corps and the work they do that will hopefully inspire and promote change,” said Travis Scott.

Love Family Park returns home to Rüsselsheim for an epic 23rd edition

On Saturday 27th July, in celebration of it’s 23rd year, one of Germany’s oldest open air festivals Love Family Park returns to it’s brand new home of Mainvorland, a field surrounded by trees and spanning acres of green land located on the banks of the river Main.

ENDLESS FLOODS stream new album “Circle The Gold” in full today!

Straight from Bordeaux cellars, experimental doom unit ENDLESS FLOODS are premiering their third album “Circle The Gold” in full via Cvlt Nation. The band also announces the addition of guitarist Jérôme Alban (also Year Of No Light) to the lineup.

A realm of darkness awaits. France’s cathartic metal specialists ENDLESS FLOOD formed in 2015 in Bordeaux around Stephane Miollan (Monarch, Bombardement), Benjamin Sablon (Bombardement, Shock) and Simon Bédy. With “no boundaries in heaviness” as a motto, they raise a prodigiously thick wall of sound by blending drone and doom metal aesthetics with mind-expanding ambient structures. A sorrowful procession arising from the limbo…

single: J.LATELY, “CLEAN”

“This song is about accepting the inevitable presence of these more difficult times in our lives, and using them to bring us strength and positivity as we move forward. The track features The Grouch, who has been someone that’s embodied this type of spirit to me throughout his career.”

The Who Announce 2019 North American “MOVING ON! TOUR”

For WHO fans everywhere, the announcement of a brand new tour means only one thing: the world’s most untameable rock band is about to deliver the goods once again. Never ones for nostalgia, singer Roger Daltrey and guitarist and songwriter Pete Townshend will be unleashing the combustible force that is The Who, with symphonic accompaniment this summer and fall in 2019. Produced by Live Nation, The Who’s North American MOVING ON! TOUR will bring their indelible brand of powerhouse rock to 29 cities beginning in May (see tour itinerary below). The kickoff date is May 7 in Grand Rapids, MI with the band wrapping up the first leg of the tour June 1 in Toronto, ON. A much-anticipated series of fall dates will launch on September 6 in St. Paul, MN and conclude on October 23 in Edmonton, AB. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, January 18 at LiveNation.com.

Sarah Potenza’s ‘Road To Rome’ Out March 8th

Nashville-based songwriter, activist and vocal powerhouse Sarah Potenza will release her second solo album, titled ‘Road To Rome,’ on International Women’s Day, March 8th.

Sarah Potenza Owns It on Confident New Song ‘I Work for Me’


The Swedish melodic progressive metal band DARKWATER just released a music video for “Alive (Pt. II)”, the first single from their new album “Human”.

VERDANDE releases first single of upcoming debut EP

Talented Danish progressive metal band VERDANDE are ready with their 1st single ‘We Wait In The Fire’. It’s the first single off of their forthcoming self-titled debut EP, which has been mixed and mastered by Jonas Haagensen (Aphyxion, Volbeat and more) at Jacob Hansen Studio.

“Golden Hell” – Ruben Young

Ruben Young is an emerging indie/R&B artist from Calgary, AB, Canada. His raspy timbre and modern soul-crooner sound breathes influence from Marvin Gaye, to Anderson .Paak, to Amy Winehouse.