Weekend Edition – @skopemag news for March 16, 2019 @ 8 am est

Brad Marchand – Boston Bruins in at the Kowloon

Brad Marchand was in the Kowloon Restaurant with friends and family tonight, March 15, dining on rounds of sushi, Fancy Seafood, Thai Gulf Madness, Saugus Wings, Pupu platters, General Gau Chicken, Seafood Fantasy, Pad Thai, Singapore Noodles and Crispy Tangerine Chicken. He posed for a few pics including, Kowloon’s Matt Moy.


One of the most talented singers and producers to emerge from the Dominican Republic’s urban music scene, Topo La Maskara is the visionary behind hits like “Tu Maldita Madre,” “Scooby Doo Papa,” “Sin Querer Queriendo,” “Que Mujer Tan Chula,” “Machucando” and more. He’s produced alongside titans like Arcangel, Villanosam, Nicky Jam, Farruko, and Musicologo The Libro, just to name a few.

Kaylee Rose Brings New “Stuff” To Music Fans

Singer-songwriter Kaylee Rose has released a dynamic new song, titled “Stuff” to radio and digital retailers. The powerful new track talks about the emotional attachment one feels to the things that are left behind following a loss or breakup; conveyed in the lyrics of the song “Not ready to say goodbye. When it’s love, it’s not just stuff.”


Central City Productions today announced a sensational line-up of performers and presenters for The 34th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards presented by AT&T, including a posthumous tribute to the undisputed Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. The exhilarating all-star tribute performance by Kelly Price, Regina Belle and Erica Campbell will be followed by a presentation of the Aretha Franklin ICON Award. Gospel prince, Kirk Franklin, will return to host the live show taping at Las Vegas’ Orleans Arena on Friday, March 29, 2019.

MAYVE Premieres Fresh New Single “Head High”

“Head High, is part one of three singles that follow a first-person narrative on the altered perceptive state occurring in love and lust. We live in a time where lines are blurred between happiness and success and we exist as products of our perceived value in the eyes of our peers. Head High was conceived as the tropical sounds of summer discotheques met us in mysterious moments of self-reflection. High on the energy of life and love, confused by the road ahead, caught up somewhere in the middle.”


Today, Lennon Stella has shared her new song “BITCH (takes one to know one)” – listen HERE. Produced by Rob Knox, “BITCH” is the first offering of new music from Lennon since the release of her debut EP ‘Love, me’ in November. ‘Love, me’ entered in the top 5 of Billboard’s Heatseekers Album Chart and includes lead-single “Bad” and “La Di Da,” which was praised by PAPER, Idolator, Teen Vogue, and more.

Todd Snider Releases New Album ‘Cash Cabin Sessions, Vol. 3’

Todd Snider shares his new album, Cash Cabin Sessions, Vol. 3, today via Aimless Records. Cash Cabin Sessions, Vol. 3 was recorded in Hendersonville, Tennessee at the Cash family’s Cash Cabin Studio using some of the instruments that Johnny himself owned. The album is about the fulfillment of a dream, not the aspirational kind, but an actual dream, a recurring dream Snider had about Johnny Cash after he first visited Cash Cabin Studio. The dreams inspired him to book sessions there with his supergroup, Hard Working Americans, in 2016, 2017, and then again for his new solo project in October of 2018. During that week of recording in October, the captivating collection of new works emerged as Cash Cabin Sessions, Vol. 3.

Jai Wolf Shares Rousing New Instrumental

Today, indie-electronic artist Jai Wolf shares his rousing new instrumental, “This Song Reminds Me Of You,” based on the personal journey from a past tour. “I started this song at an airport at 5 am. I was about to head out on a bus tour and felt really excited, so I wanted the song to capture that exact feeling. I usually never write at this tempo, so it was fun to try something new. It’s definitely the most upbeat song on the album,” shares Sajeeb Saha, aka Jai Wolf.

Film composer turned indie-folk singer, Thiago Muller, debuts new single

Originally from Brazil, indie-folk artist Thiago Muller made the move to LA in pursuit of a career in film composing and music production. After scoring more than 10 short films, a web series, and conducting a full orchestra for an animated short, Muller decided to dive into the world of creating music for himself. Today, you can hear the new single “Why Me.”

Young Clancy Crafts Collaborative ‘Friends’ EP (out today!)

Multi-instrumentalist Young Clancy has been a producer-to-watch since delivering 2017’s exceptional Yung Prince of the Basement EP. Today (March 15), he releases the new collaborative EP, Friends, through Black Box Music.


With the release of On The Line days away, Jenny Lewis has unveiled yet another new track entitled “Wasted Youth,” available now on all digital platforms and accompanied by a visualizer which can be viewed here.

“Wasted Youth” is the third single off Jenny’s highly anticipated forthcoming album, following on the heels of “Red Bull & Hennessy” and album opener “Heads Gonna Roll,” instantaneously praised by critics:

Internet Money’s Trevor Daniel Announces Restless EP, Drops Brooding “Paranoid” Single

Delivering his plainspoken and relatable lyrics with an aching grace, Trevor Daniel’s music reflects the uncertain emotion and tantalizing closeness of 21st century romantic relationships. Preparing his texturally rich sophomore effort, Trevor Daniel announces Restless, his upcoming EP. Aided by the production wizardry of Taz Taylor and his Internet Money crew, including producer Nick Mira (Juice WRLD’s top ten hit “Lucid Dreams”), Restless finds the Houston singer-songwriter exploring every facet of his relationships, from the inseparable start to the heart-wrenching finish. Taz Taylor and the rest of the Internet Money producers raise their game for Restless, detailing each speaker-knocking instrumental with pristine clarity and switching up the sound with whimsical musical flourishes. The follow-up to Trevor’s 2018 EP Homesick, which boasted the mournful breakout hit “Falling” (over 10 million total streams), Restless EP arrives on March 22nd via Internet Money/Alamo.

Melbourne, AUS Act, MOBS Release 80s Inspired EP titled, You Want Beauty? via Rude Records

Inspired by 80s pop culture, music and cinema,MOBScapture a sense of nostalgia in their sound and style, which is often coined by critics as “power pop” or “synth filled retro bangers.” The Melbourne (Australia) four-piece, creatively examine coming-of-age movies to understand how such films have a sense of relatability and are full of emotion. By exploring this notion, they expand on such messaging and feeling, directly into their lyrics and sound. This theme can be heard in their brand new EP, You Want Beauty?, out today via Rude Records. The EP features the single, “Say Anything,” which was inspired by the Cameron Crowe movie, Say Anything.


Closing in on 100 million total streams for their powerhouse remixes and following packed gigs worldwide, this marks the duo’s very first original release and formal debut for Astralwerks. “Starry Eyes” glistens with lively brass, pulsating synths and explosive percussion as it culminates on a cathedral-size, gospel-influenced refrain, “Open up your starry eyes.” With its anthemic hook and driving energy, the track will undoubtedly resound in the clubs, on airwaves, and across festival fields worldwide.


“Hideaway” follows the release of Grace’s new single “Stray.” The track features a moody, searching sound that’s a departure from her signature airy ukulele riffs, but still showcases her raspy, captivating vocals. “Stray” is her first new music release following her last single “Clearly” in early 2018, with a lot more to come in 2019.

Keys And Vices Release New EP, “Chronic Nostalgia”

An album created on raw emotion, lead vocalist Jennifer Valdez began writing the tracks after experiencing a painful life event. Fueled by this emotion, Keys And Vices created a straight-forward, in-your-face, powerful rock sound, with the end result being “Chronic Nostalgia.” Tackling lyrical topics such as personal vices, death of love, and illness, Keys And Vices successfully captures their essence in all eight tracks.


Since his debut single on soundcloud as a San Fernando Valley high schooler, diveliner has been an enigmatic figure both on the internet and in the music industry. From 2014 through 2018 not much was known to the public about diveliner. All of his music was released exclusively on soundcloud with months and sometimes years spanning between his releases and his social media tended to follow the same pattern. With each single release he would reappear on instagram with dreamy images of himself or photos he had taken on his iPhone juxtaposed by hysterically unruly and inappropriate tweets. After making a splash on social media and soundcloud following each release, diveliner would breathe in his blossoming fanbase and retreat back to his home studio in Crenshaw to continue developing his sound. His fans balanced a strong demand for more content with a firm understanding of diveliner’s process: Although his release schedule wouldn’t adhere to the modern day news cycle, his sonic growth and vision with each new release was powerful enough to wipe away the wait for it. More and more people began asking “what’s next for diveliner?”, and editorials such as Noisey began to ask “Who is Diveliner?” In 2018 all of our questions began to get answered after a major label bidding war resulted in him signing at Def Jam Recordings and catapulting him into the public eye.


Swedish singer-songwriter Clara Mae returns today with her new single “Lost,” available now alongside a Madeline Kate Kann-directed visual companion. The Anton Rundberg-produced track (Carly Rae Jepsen, Galantis) marks a triumphant return for the in-demand songstress, who is due to release her forthcoming sophomore EP later this year. This month will also see Clara hitting the road supporting singer-songwriter Ella Vos on her North American tour, kicking off March 21st in Seattle, WA and running through end April, before heading overseas to perform as special guest on singer-producer Alex Aiono’s #Fun23 tour.


Listen to “King James”, the first song from Anderson .Paak’s forthcoming album Ventura out April 12th via Aftermath Entertainment, exclusively distributed by 12 Tone Music, LLC. The GRAMMY-winning artist also released the tracklisting to the project, which features Smokey Robinson, André 3000, Jazmine Sullivan, Brandy, Nate Dogg, Lalah Hathaway and Sonyae Elise (see full tracklisting below).


Long Beach based trio half•alive have announced their global headline tour for this fall. The tour kicks off in Australia on August 16 before the band embarks on a 21-date North American tour throughout September and October.

Tour Dates:
6/22 – Dover, DE – Firefly Festival
8/16 – Sydney, AUS – The Metro
8/17 – Melbourne, VIC – Howler
8/19 – Brisbane, QLD – The Zoo
8/21 – Auckland, NZ – The Tuning Fork
9/13 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda
9/14 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
9/16 – Austin, TX – Scoot Inn
9/17 – Dallas, TX – Trees
9/18 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
9/20 – Orlando, FL – The Beacham
9/21 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
9/23 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
9/24 – Nashville, TN – The Cowan
9/26 – Charlotte, NC – Underground
9/27 – Washington, DC – 9:30
10/2 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
10/3 – Boston, MA – Paradise
10/4 – Montreal, QC – Astral
10/5 – Toronto, ON – The Mod Club
10/7 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
10/8 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
10/9 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews
10/11 – Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe @ Old National Centre
10/13 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity
10/15 – Denver, CO – Gothic
10/16 – Salt Lake City, UT – Complex
11/12 – London, UK – Electric Brixton
11/13 – Birmingham, UK – o2 Institue 3
11/14 – Manchester, UK – Gorilla
11/16 – Dublin, IE – Academy (Green Room)
11/17 – Glasgow, UK – King Tuts

QUIX And Luca Lush Come Together On “Berserk”

QUIX and Luca Lush come together on powerhouse collaboration “Berserk.” Joined by Texas rapper Yung Bambi, the trio take listeners on wavy ride through frenzied hip-hop meets trap production.