@skopemag news for March 11, 2019 @ noon est

Hometown Rising Country Music & Bourbon Festival – September 14 & 15 In Louisville

Country music icon Trace Adkins, independent rising country music artist Dillon Carmichael, and country rock duo The Sisterhood Band have been added to the incredible music lineup for Hometown Rising, the first-ever Country Music & Bourbon Festival, which debuts Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15 at Highland Festival Grounds at KY Expo Center in Louisville, KY.

Hometown Rising combines two of Louisville’s cultural cornerstones—great music and incredible bourbon—and is the newest addition to the Louisville fall festival series from premier independent festival producer Danny Wimmer Presents.


NIGGGHT: “Sloppy Drunk” video unveiled; “Violent Delicacy” EP out March 22

“Imagine if Nick Cave formed a band with Eyehategod plus Portishead, the end result might come close the sound of NIGGGHT! (…) This band has created a new genre of sexed up sludge that is addictive!” says Cvlt Nation about ‘Violent Delicacy'” says Cvlt Nation.

Sleazy Sludge Alert! Listen to Niggght’s Sloppy Drunk

Luis Miguel Announces 2019 North American Tour

Recently winning both his sixth Latin Grammy and the Latin American Music Award for “Best Tour of 2018,” Mexican singer, icon, and one of the most successful artists in Latin American history, Luis Miguel, has announced 2019 North American tour dates. Produced by Live Nation, the 18-date tour will kick off on June 1 in Phoenix, AZ.

Eckhardt And The House releases video for Humans

This thirteenth Eckhardt And The House single is again a fine example of the band’s development towards a more uptempo and danceable indie sound. The band has been taking elements from pop to avant-garde to disco-funk and twisted it all up into a signature sound with wild experimentation and disregard for the norm.

Guards Share “Last Stand” Video | New LP ‘Modern Hymns’ Out 5/22 Via AWAL

Guards have shared the video for their recently released single “Last Stand”. Just a little over two weeks ago, the band announced their first LP in 6 years entitled Modern Hymns. It will be out 5/22 via AWAL.

New Music from Indie: Szandra Mayer “Never Ever”

Very talented and super young music artist, singer/songwriter SZANDRA MAYERhas just released her second song titled NEVER EVER, at the age of only 11 years old.

New flor single “slow motion”

The track is the first song they have shared from their forthcoming sophomore full length, which is expected later this year on Fueled By Ramen.

Jai Waetford’s New Single Out Now

Australian recording artist and social media sensation Jai Waetford’s new single “Honestly” featuring Carmouflage Rose is out now. The track is available on all digital service providers worldwide via RED MUSIC/Sony Music Australia. Co-written alongside Rose, “Honestly” is a contemporary hybrid of R&B and pop produced by James Angus who also produced Jai’s 2018 official single “Friends” that has clocked 2.5 million streams and debuted on 16 international New Music Friday playlists on Spotify.

Violin-driven pop punk sad boys Postcards From The Moon release new single

“The song is about a girl I was with in high school,” says vocalist Caleb Rangel. “I came to the realization that she’ll never be with me again, so I wanted to send a message saying that whoever she does end up with, better make her super happy. That’s all I ask for.”

OREYEON share new album ‘Ode To Oblivion’ in full via Ghost Cult

Italy’s best-kept secret, stoner metal four piece OREYEON, premiere their burning hot new album ‘Ode To Oblivion’ courtesy of Ghost Cult Mag, before its official release March 15th on Heavy Psych Sounds Records.

Stockholm-based FELIN explores serial killer obsession on punchy new track

FELIN makes another stellar move towards debut album with serial-killer-inspired anthem Black Heart. Praised by The Line of Best Fit and EARMILK, she lives up to the reviews with her new single, out now.

The Modern Times share new single “Am I Losing Touch” | FFO Parquet Courts / Gang Of Four / The Hives

Norwegian punks The Modern Times are today sharing their new single Am I Losing Touch. Coming on with the propulsive energy of Parquet Courts, the sharp-as-a-tack nous of Gang of Four, and the effervescent spirit of The Hives, Am I Losing Touch is a hybrid of jangly and jagged post punk, snotty punk rock and garage-infused power pop.

DÄLEK: “Respect To The Authors” Streaming At BrooklynVegan

Union City, New Jersey alt hip-hop group DÄLEK is preparing to release their limited vinyl-only 12″ EP, Respect To The Authors, through Germany’s Exile On Mainstream later this month in conjunction with a European tour which includes performances at the label’s 20th Anniversary festival celebrations. As the record’s street date approaches, the title track has been debuted through an exclusive premiere at BrooklynVegan.

WEATHERSTATE announce debut album ‘Born A Cynic’ Set for release May 10 via Wiretap Records


Irish alt-rock band Third Smoke return with anthemic melody-driven single ‘We Run In Bare Feet’ March 22nd, after receiving support from RTE Radio 1, Hot Press and Today FM.

Have you seen Amy Lawton’s new video?

It’s a great video, following how two people can be so close to meeting but missing each other by moments. It’s accompanied by the beautiful single, based on a true story about a girl Amy’s ex-boyfriend dated, and features beautiful harmonies amid sincere country pop.

Remo Drive Announce North American Tour

Minnesota emo band Remo Drive have announced a headlining North American tour, beginning May 30 in Madison, WI and concluding July 6 in Minneapolis, MN. Slow Pulp, Slow Bulletm and Heart to Gold will be on select dates. Tickets go on sale starting Thursday, March 14 at 12pm local time. For more information visit, remodriveband.com:

Remo Drive Summer 2019 Tour Dates
5.30.19 – Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
5.31.19 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
6.01.19 – Cleveland, OH – Mahall’s
6.02.19 – Ferndale, MI – Loving Touch
6.04.19 – Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground
6.05.19 – Montreal, QC – Ministere
6.06.19 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair
6.07.19 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
6.08.19 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
6.09.19 – Washington, D.C. – U Street Music Hall
6.11.19 – Richmond, VA – The Broadberry
6.12.19 – Durham, NC – Motorco
6.13.19 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Hell)
6.14.19 – Orlando, FL – The Abbey
6.15.19 – Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
6.18.19 – Austin, TX – Barracuda
6.19.19 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
6.20.19 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada
6.22.19 – Phoenix, AZ – Nile Theatre
6.23.19 – San Diego, CA – Irenic
6.25.19 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
6.26.19 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom
6.27.19 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
6.29.19 – Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater
6.30.19 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
7.02.19 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
7.03.19 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
7.06.19 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line