@skopemag news for january 28, 2019 @ 9:30 am est

Boston’s country rock collective Dalton & the Sheriffs

Blending Americana-fueled country rock with an edge-of-punk rowdiness, Boston five-piece Dalton & the Sheriffs has emerged as “one of the most promising up-and-coming country groups in the nation” (Metro). Channeling inspirations from performing greats like Eric Church and Hootie & the Blowfish, the band’s frenetic energy and authentic take on country rock has taken them from prestigious venues like Paradise Rock Club and House of Blues to opening for the likes of Jason Aldean & Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell and Sam Hunt.

Capping 2018 with an at-capacity show at Boston’s Paradise Rock Club, the band kicks off their 2019 tour this Friday, January 25th at Chicago’s Joe’s on Weed. The initial 30+-date run includes the band’s debuts at Los Angeles’ Hotel Cafe, NYC’s Mercury Lounge and Nashville’s The Cowan this spring.

Third Eye Blind and Jimmy Eat World Announce 2019 ‘Summer Gods Tour’ with Ra Ra Riot

“The most scintillating, inspiring collective moments of my life have been outdoors in the summer exploding with music,” says Third Eye Blind frontman, Stephan Jenkins. “Those sensations travel from when I was a little kid and rock music was brand new to our last Summer Gods tour, when everything is magically new again. I seek to create that exact blissed-out state of aliveness on tour this summer.”


Elements Lakewood Camping Festival Lineup Announced For Memorial Day Weekend 2019

Returning to its bucolic Pennsylvania lakeside camping retreat for the third edition, Elements Lakewood Music & Arts Festival has announced the lineup for this Memorial Day weekend, May 24-27, 2019. Produced by independant New York City party starters, BangOn!NYC, Elements Lakewood will welcome Disclosure, Big Gigantic, Damian Lazarus, FISHER, Francesca Lombardo, Justin Martin, Seth Troxler, Shiba San, Sofi Tukker, and over 100 more artists across the 200 acre grounds boasting a beach, lakeside views, a verdant forest, lush green fields and large indoor recreational spaces. Offering a variety of accommodation options from camping and glamping to cabins, festival-goers can partake in wellness and summer camp activities, swim in the lake, hear incredible music, experience live interactive art, theater performances, and much more.

CloudKid Releases TARI’s “Swerve” feat. Nevve

“Swerve” is TARI’s first single of 2019 and a collaboration with vocalist Nevve who has been making waves in the scene after working with the likes of DROELOE, Taska Black, Grant, Aero Chord, and Boombox Cartel.

TAY // Kick Off Your Weekend Right With New Neo-soul/pop Track “Clarity”

New Orleans raised singer/songwriter J.T. Bridges, a.k.a. Tay, today released his new track “Clarity”, the first release and intro from his upcoming EP A&A. The track premiered exclusively yesterday via Celebmix.

EXCLUSIVE: Premiere of Tay’s new track ‘Clarity’

new live EP from Raye Zaragoza

Raye Zaragoza is an award-winning singer/songwriter and performer whose multinational heritage (Native American (O’odham), Mexican, Taiwanese and Japanese) deeply informs her music. This perspective can be heard in her anthem ‘American Dream’. The powerful and thought-provoking single is inspired by the destruction of Donald Trump’s election, the lack of mainstream media for Standing Rock and the struggles Zaragoza faced growing up as a female multi-cultural youth in the US. Inspired by numerous elements which have impacted Zaragoza’s life, she tells the tale of her great grandmother and how was forced into a boarding school to be raised by a European woman, separated from her parents and siblings. Zaragoza reveals, “Her story haunts me, because so many people don’t realize the awful things that have happened in this country just within the past 100 years. The only way to move forward is to acknowledge that ‘change is a choice that can start with you”.

SEEB X BASTILLE Release Official Video For “Grip”

Indie Songstress Sarah Burton Releases New Single “Smiling For The Camera”

Indie singer-songwriter SARAH BURTON has released her new single “Smiling For The Camera.” The synth-pop indie rock anthem is the first track to be released from her forthcoming full-length album Give Me What I Want, due out on March 1, 2019, and is available as an instant grat track to those that pre-order the record on iTunes.

“Lowkee – Hallelujah” (Music Video)

MYNAS “Tearing Down The Clouds” Lyric Video

Big 80s-styled synth rock song by Sydney producer Zolton

This is a lyrical tribute to the (supposed) freedom of youth. Written by Zolton, produced by Taka Perry, and mixed by Mark Needham (Fleetwood Mac, Imagine Dragons).

GRABBITZ drops emotive new single ‘Polaroid’

GRABBITZ kickstarts 2019 with his brand-new single ‘Polaroid’, out now via Ultra Music. An ode to heartbreak, the multi-talented producer, musician and composer has also unveiled the accompanying music video for his new release.

Signs & Symbols – ‘Coffee For Friends’ Single

Signs & Symbols are a crunchy pack o’ biccies from Australia’s capital city with a taste for the rough and ready. This close-packed quartet have dunked themselves in the coarsest of hard rock brews and together have produced the sharp single Coffee For Friends.