@skopemag news for march 21, 2019 @ 9 am est

Monsta X Set To Play Staples Center; Announce Six U.S. World Tour Venues

Global sensations, Monsta X, announce U.S. World Tour venues, which includes the iconic Staples Center. The band will be heading to U.S. shores for six dates, starting on July 24th in Dallas, TX, and wrapping up on August 10th at The Staples Center in Los Angeles. Tickets will be on sale Friday, March 29th at 4:00PM local time for all U.S. dates. The band will be available for interviews leading up to, and throughout this whole tour.

July 24 Dallas, TX Verizon Theatre
July 26 Houston, TX Smart Financial Centre
July 29 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre
August 1 New York, NY Hulu Theater
August 5 Chicago, IL Rosemont Theatre
August 10 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center

Saxophonist Elan Trotman has “Got To Give It Up” to Marvin Gaye

Sax salutes sexy soul on Elan Trotman’s “Dear Marvin,” a collection of ten of Marvin Gaye’s best-loved songs that drops on April 2, the late legendary R&B singer’s 80th birthday. Preceding the set’s arrival is the single “Got To Give It Up,” a vibrant reboot of one of Gaye’s funky dance tracks that is the No. 1 most-added single on the Billboard chart this week as an instrumental from the Woodward Avenue Records album produced by Charles Haynes (Marcus Miller, Erykah Badu, Queen Latifah) and Trotman.

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Watch Andrew Rinehart’s new video via The FADER, a very real eulogy for a relationship

Andrew Rinehart and his former romantic partner Rachel Len Cary had a wildly tumultuous 2-year relationship. After a lengthy separation, and an agreement to stay on their separate paths, the two eventually decided to collaborative on a music video for one of Rinehart’s songs (’They Say’), interspersing actual archival home video / cell phone footage from the early days of their relationship with present day / post-breakup footage shot by their friend Danielle Bartley. The intention behind making the video together was to find some sort of closure – read Andrew’s full statement on the song & video at The FADER.

Tommy Genesis in Boston

Rising star Tommy Genesis is performing at Middle East Upstairs in Boston on April 21.

Tommy released her critically acclaimed self-titled debut album last year, listen here! The album further explores Tommy’s artist persona through the lens of love, sex and success. Billboard calls her a “multi-faceted creative.”


Today blackbear has released an official music video for ‘HIGH1X,’ the second single from his forthcoming album ANONYMOUS due April 26th on Beartrap/Alamo/Interscope Records.

Sam & Dave’s “Soul Man” Inducted Into National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress

Sam & Dave’s 1967 hit single “Soul Man”; the classic radio western “Gunsmoke”; Ritchie Valens’ groundbreaking 1958 sensation “La Bamba”; the revolutionary 1968 Broadway musical “Hair”; and Neil Diamond’s 1969 “Sweet Caroline,” which became a popular sports anthem, are the newest recordings inducted into the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress. Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden today named these and 20 other recordings as aural treasures worthy of preservation because of their cultural, historic and aesthetic importance to the nation’s recorded sound heritage.

VASSY’s New Single “Concrete Heart” Out Now

Described by Dancing Astronaut as a “certifiable club hit,” “Concrete Heart” premiered on Evolution’s iHeartRadio and debuted on Spotify’s New Music Friday Cratediggers (200K followers) and mint Canada (236K followers) playlists. Additionally, the single was featured on VASSY’s Billboard Dance Instagram Takeover over the weekend and today Perez Hilton proclaimed VASSY as “taking over the dance world.”

Twangy Duet from ‘Bag of Brains’

“‘Easy’ was written in the closet studio on electric piano as the snow started to fall, half the duo – John – says. “I wrote my half then showed Strangebird and asked if she’d write something from a female perspective stemming from the line “he’s broken like a record”. I think the song is about difficult people who are in love. They are both walking contradictions “she’s open like a book but she’ll close if you look”, “he’s broke like a record, unspoken like a letter”. Their love is not easy but it’s worth it. They will “ride the strange changing waves to paradise.”


On the heels of worldwide success and nearly 1 billion on-demand streams of his breakthrough smash “Nevermind”, Dennis Lloyd’s sequel “Never Go Back” has made a flying start by racing to over 30 million streams already. After premiering the track via Complex, Dennis now shares the track’s official music video via Clash.

MAGIC CIRCLE: “Gone Again” Playing At BrooklynVegan

“Gone Again” is the powerful new single from Boston true doom outfit MAGIC CIRCLE, issued in advance of their impending third LP, Departed Souls, which is nearing release through 20 Buck Spin at the end of the month. The slow-burning new jam sees its public debut through a premiere at BrooklynVegan as the label issues preorders for the record.

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A.A. Bondy Shares “Killers 3” Video

“I was getting drunk and watching Wim Wenders’ Wings of Desire and there’s this character Homer who asks: “What is it about peace that makes its story so hard to tell?” Killers 3 is my answer to that question.”

New Release from MITCH JAMES “BRIGHT BLUE SKIES” On Sony Music Australia

23-year old Kiwi singer songwriter Mitch James is back with his new single ‘Bright Blue Skies’, from his NZ Gold-accredited self-titled debut album

Circa Waves Share New Track “Passport”

Recorded in just one month and renewing their blossoming co-producing relationship with Alan Moulder (Foals, The Killers), What’s It Like Over There? is an album that’s creatively unshackled and refuses to stay still. It fuses the visceral thrill of rock music with a slick pop sound, brimming with themes of modern ennui, emotional fragility and the inside-outs and upside-downs of relationships.

PALE MISERY: Louisiana Blackened Crust Merchants To Release Black Candles And Gutter Scum Debut

A sonic ambush of second wave black metal and filth-infused crust emerges from the dying earth… Droning riffs poisoned in depression and drenched with violent distortion devour any dismal sense of hope… PALE MISERY crushes all that crawls with a devotion Out of time and out for blood.

Moon King Shares “Come Away With Me” Video


Chrissy Metz went from being broke with 81 cents in her bank account one minute, to starring in NBC mega-hit “This Is Us” practically the next. Today, the 38-year-old Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated actress is also known for FX’s “American Horror Story” and a best-selling book, “This Is Me.” And, she stars in the upcoming movie “Breakthrough.” Metz’s journey to financial independence hasn’t always been easy, but it’s taught her priceless lessons about money and the importance of being real and responsible about your financial situation. Metz sat down with me for CNBC Make It’s new series Money Talks to chat about everything from why she still refuses to splurge to how much money her character Kate Pearson makes.

NEOLITHIC: Baltimore Extreme Metal Outfit To Release Self-Titled EP In April

Baltimore, Maryland-based extreme metal outfit NEOLITHIC – founded by current members of Putrisect and former members of Swarm Of The Lotus, Pulling Teeth, Old Lines, Ruiner, and more – prepares their eponymous new EP for independent release in April. With contempt and resentment coursing through its entirety, Neolithic delivers five new tracks from the ominous quartet. The lead track “Myopia” has been posted for streaming and preorders are now available.