@skopemag news for april 2, 2019 @ 2 pm est

Eagles to Perform Entire “Hotel California” Album in Vegas – Only U.S. Concerts This Year

For the first time ever, the Eagles – Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit, with Deacon Frey and Vince Gill – will perform their iconic album “Hotel California” in its entirety in their only North American performances of 2019. Each night’s concert – Friday, September 27, 2019 and Saturday, September 28, 2019 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada – will also include an additional set of the band’s greatest hits. The shows are scheduled to begin at 8 PM. Tickets starting at $179 (not including applicable service charges or fees) go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 12 at 10 AM PDT through Ticketmaster.com.

Dave Harrington Group Announces World Tour

Today Dave Harrington has announced a word tour with that icludes dates in Moscow, Berlin, Oslo, Paris, London, San Fransisco, New York and Los Angeles. Tickets for all shows go on sale this Friday, April 5.

Tour Dates
6/11 – Moscow, RU – Central Digital Space
6/12 – Berlin, DE – Säälchen
6/13 – Oslo, NO – Jäger
6/14 – Paris, FR – Badaboum
6/15 – London, UK – Oslo
7/19 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
7/26 – Los Angeles, CA – Lodge Room
7/27 – Oakland, CA – Starline Social Club

NEW TRACK: Whethan & Bearson ft. SOAK – ‘Win You Over’

Whethan and Bearson have collaborated for their latest single ‘Win You Over’, which features vocals from Northern Irish singer/songwriter SOAK. The producers imaginatively blend their most signature musical elements to create a perfect sound bed for vocalist SOAK to lay her expressive sentiments. The track’s carefree, electro-pop vibe is an ideal appetiser as we head toward the summer months.

Boston Ballet Announces 2019–2020 Season Promotions

Boston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen announces seven dancer promotions for the 2019–2020 season. Second Soloists Chyrstyn Fentroy, Lawrence Rines, and Addie Tapp have been promoted to the rank of soloist. Artists María Álvarez, Dawn Atkins, Emily Entingh, and Matthew Slattery have been promoted to second soloists.

“It is my great honor as Artistic Director to recognize and reward the hard work, dedication, and growth of our talented dancers,” said Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen. “I am excited to see how they continue to grow as dancers in the upcoming season with its versatile and challenging repertoire.”

Studio 338 Announces Line-Ups For Made For Summer Event Series

London’s Studio 338 have announced line-ups for seven of their Made For Summer season of events, with Mood II Swing, Maya Jane Coles, Raresh, 67, D Double E, Danny Tenaglia, rRoxymore and Oneman just some of the names confirmed for what promises to be an extraordinary summer of music at the renowned venue.

Over the past few years Studio 338 has changed the face of London’s music scene. From their cutting-edge music programming to the uniqueness of the venue – which includes one of the largest outdoor terraces in Europe – their relentless commitment to championing the very best in dance music has seen them host events from the world’s biggest and most established labels, brands and DJs.

The Raconteurs announce new album ‘Help Us Stranger’

The Raconteurs – Jack White, Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence, and Patrick Keeler – have announced the release of their long-awaited new album, HELP US STRANGER (Third Man Records), which is the GRAMMY® Award-winning rock band’s third studio LP and first new album in more than a decade. Out on Friday, June 21, HELP US STRANGER sees the mighty combo reassembled, stronger and perhaps even more vital than ever before as they continue to push rock ‘n’ roll forward into its future, bonding prodigious riffs, blues power, sinewy psychedelia, Detroit funk, and Nashville soul via Benson and White’s uncompromising songcraft and the band’s steadfast musical muscle. With HELP US STRANGER, The Raconteurs have returned right when they are needed most, unified and invigorated with boundless ambition, infinite energy and a collectivist spirit operating at the peak of its considerable powers, once again creating a sound and fury only possible when all four of its members come together.

The Raconteurs Announce New Album ‘Help Us Stranger’

Strings & Suds Festival Brings Roots Music To Black Mountain, NC

Organizers of Jam In The Trees, The Pisgah Brewing Outdoor Stage Series, and HoosierDevil are proud to announce Strings & Suds, a two-day music event held at Pisgah Brewing Company’s legendary taproom and outdoor stage on August 23rd and 24th, 2019. The first-annual Strings & Suds, which derives its name from a former Pisgah Brewing event held in 2013, will feature Tex-Mex troubadours The Mavericks, roots music mainstays Donna the Buffalo, double-neck guitar slinger Junior Brown, the King of Americana himself, Jim Lauderdale, and mandolin-wielding songstress Sierra Hull. Additionally, Strings & Suds will feature Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, YARN, Sarah Shook & the Disarmers, Danny Burns, East of Monroe, and Ashley Heath and Her Heathens. Fans should be sure to expect special artist collaborations and sit-ins each night.

Construction Milestone for CAESARS FORUM in Las Vegas – Opening in 2020

Caesars Entertainment announced the setting of the first steel truss for CAESARS FORUM, a $375 million, 550,000 square-foot conference center in Las Vegas with the two largest column-free ballrooms in the world that will open in 2020. The over 300-foot-wide and 200-plus-ton steel truss marks the first of over a mile of trusses that will be used in construction.

“This is an exciting step towards the development of CAESARS FORUM which will redefine the offerings for meetings and events in Las Vegas,” said Michael Massari, Chief Sales Officer at Caesars Entertainment. “The setting of the first steel truss marks an important milestone in the CAESARS FORUM construction process. We look forward to seeing the grounds of CAESARS FORUM transform into a one-of-a-kind conference center,” said Karyn Steenkamp, Vice President of Design & Construction at Caesars Entertainment.

Surprises (solo project of Brooks Paschal of Sullivan) Tackles Toxic Relationships w/ New Single “Natural Disaster”

Surprises, the new solo project of Brooks Paschal of beloved 00’s emo group Sullivan has released a new single, the title track off the just-announnced new LP ‘Natural Disaster’ which will be released on May 31st via Spartan Records.

King Calaway To Open For Garth Brooks May 3 At U.S. Bank Stadium

“Garth is a country music icon and a huge inspiration to us. It is an honor to even be mentioned in the same sentence as him, let alone stand on the same stage,” King Calaway guitar & vocalist Caleb Miller said on behalf of the band. “This will be our first ever stadium show and we absolutely cannot contain our excitement!”

Getting Ready for Loretta!

Getting ready to celebrate Loretta Lynn’s Birthday! How about a 2-part #StudioG tonight!!! Backstage later!!! love, g

Posted by Garth Brooks on Monday, April 1, 2019

ZVI: Cvlt Nation Premieres “Dear Pink” Video As Tour Begins

Deer Pink, the new album by ZVI – the solo project of NYC-based multi-instrumentalist Ron Varod, known for his roles in Kayo Dot, Sabbath Assembly, Psalm Zero, So Is The Tongue, and more – is set to be issued next week through Nefarious Industries. Ahead of its release, Varod kicks off a West Coast tour this week, leading with a one-off show in Philadelphia, and in conjunction with the dates, the mesmerizing new video for the song “Dear Pink” makes its debut through an exclusive at Cvlt Nation.

Experience the powerful visual of ZVI’s “Dear Pink”

Lawrence Taylor back real & honest new release ‘Poor Boy’

His sultry voice and slick style nods towards the likes of Rag’n’Bone Man and Sam Smith but captures his own rock n’ roll flair derived from his younger years spent fronting rock bands. It’s foreboding lyrics question loyalty as he doubts “Would you still love me if I was a poor boy?” – an interesting question and something that’s personal to his journey in music so far.

Brad Mehldau’s Finding Gabriel, May 17

Nonesuch Records releases Brad Mehldau’s Finding Gabriel on May 17, 2019. The album comprises nine thematically related songs by Mehldau and features performances by him on piano, synthesizers, percussion, and Fender Rhodes, as well as vocals. Guest musicians include Ambrose Akinmusire, Sara Caswell, Kurt Elling, Joel Frahm, Mark Guiliana, Gabriel Kahane, and Becca Stevens, among others

New Zealand-based “Maori Metal” Outfit ALIEN WEAPONRY Return To North America In May

Hailing from the city of Waipu, New Zealand, thrash metal trio ALIEN WEAPONRY are poised to make their return to North America on the strength of the group’s debut album, ‘Tū’. Fans and music critics alike have applauded the band’s approach to unifying Te Reo Māori (the native language of New Zealand) with thrash metal sensibilities; ultimately creating a sound that is driven by emotionally and politically charged conflict while boasting youthful, warrior-like resilience.

SATARAY: BrooklynVegan Streams Nocturnum Full-Length From Dark Ambient Project

This Friday, one-woman dark ambient project SATARAY will unleash her stunning Nocturnum full-length. Recorded and mixed by SATARAY and mastered by Casey Chittenden Jones (Noisepoetnobody) with imagery by ritual artist Anima Nocturna, the haunting seven-song offering seamlessly mingles lingering whispers, diseased howls, and mournful incantations within a realm inhabited by exquisite synth lines, masterful ambience, hypnotic rhythms, and entrancing production.

Alt-Country Rockers Massy Ferguson to Release New Disc April 19th

For more than a dozen years, Massy Ferguson have proudly planted their boots on both sides of the country-rock divide, carving out their own brand of amplified Americana along the way. Based in Seattle, they’ve become international torchbearers of a sound that’s distinctly American, with a touring history that spans nine different countries. On their fifth album, Great Divides, they double down on their rock & roll roots, mixing bar-band twang with raw, guitar-driven bang. Gluing those sounds together is the songwriting partnership of bass-playing frontman Ethan Anderson and guitarist Adam Monda, whose songs spin stories of small-town adolescence, big-city adulthood, and the long miles of highway that stretch between.

The Get Up Kids release new single and video for “The Problem Is Me”

The joyfully swinging, piano-heavy track explores the notion of embracing your own romantic dysfunction. Matt Pryor explains, “The song is about a friend’s second divorce and about taking responsibility in a relationship. For me, the song is about self care. Acknowledging personal faults and trying to work on them.”

J.S. Ondara confirms North American Fall Dates

Breakout singer-songwriter J.S. Ondara has confirmed new North American dates this fall, with nights in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York City, and more. The new dates follow Ondara’s current sold out debut headline tour, as well as stops at Xponential Festival and Newport Folk Festival. Brooklyn Vegan praises his live performances as “one of the most commanding sets…with just his voice and acoustic guitar, he had the packed room mesmerized and so silenced that you could hear a pin drop.”


Chicago trio FACS have announced new tour dates in support of their recent sophomore release, Lifelike. Comprised of former Disappears members Brian Case & Noah Leger and longtime friend Alianna Kalaba (Cat Power, We Ragazzi), FACS occupy a liminal space bordering the realms of art-rock, shoegaze, industrial music, and post-rock, applying minimalism and spaciousness in service of stark, forboding compositions. Lifelike adds a melodic sensibility to the greyscale post-punk aesthetic established on their 2018 debut album Negative Houses without sacrificing any of their punishing sonic heft characteristic of their live shows, yielding early praise from Stereogum, Noisey, and Brooklyn Vegan among others.

AceQuared New Track: What’s a Good Life

AceQuared’s latest single ‘What’s a Good Life’ is for us storytelling fans. Ace speaks in the second person to himself as if he is one of his close friends addressing loneliness and depression using various catchy melodies. Truly a treat for the ears and the head top.