@skopemag news for may 8, 2019 @ 11 am est

set the town on fire with Eli “Paperboy” Reed: watch new video now

Eli “Paperboy” Reed has dropped a new music video for “Burn Me Up,” the razor-sharp, horn-drenched standout off his new LP 99 Cent Dreams (out now on Yep Roc). Directed by artist Kendra Morris, the clip is an intricate collage-style animation of a city up in flames — all fueled by Eli’s rafter-raising voice and the dance fits that ensue.


Grammy Award winner Ray LaMontagne announces tour dates for his Just Passing Through Acoustic tour. Carl Broemel from My Morning Jacket will accompany Ray on the tour. The 30-date tour will begin in Providence, RI on October 11th and end on November 23rd at The Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles, CA. Supporting Ray on the road will be Canadian folk duo Kacy & Clayton.

King Calaway Makes Their Stadium Performance Debut Opening For Garth Brooks At U.S. Bank Stadium

Hyping the group to the sold out crowd, Garth praised “I don’t think I’ve ever done this in my career, but I’ve watched these next six guys rent a hall that they couldn’t afford back in Nashville and practice, every day for four days straight, just for this show tonight. These guys are brand new and if I was them I would be scared out of my wits right now, but I know they’re getting ready to play for the greatest country music fans that we have on the this planet. You guys have given me some of the best nights of my life – what I’m asking you – let’s make this the best night of their lives. Ladies and Gentlemen, King Calaway!”

For Skope: Skytech’s festival-friendly “Looking at Me”

Skytech collaborated with R3HAB himself in the past multiple times. Additionally, In 2017 he was the most streamed Polish artist on Spotify and in 2018 he was second right after Frederic Chopin. He’s definitely one of the most talented newcomers releasing club/bigroom sounds.

Brooklyn’s LUV DOT GOV Go Retro with New Gamer-Inspired “Helsinki” Video

Jumping lava pits, flying, fighting demons, and dodging falling rocks aren’t usually the qualifications for being in a great rock band, but for NYC/U.K. based rockers LUV DOT GOV, it’s all in a day’s work in their latest video for “Helsinki” off their debut LP!


Latinx indie rock band Inner Wave share their dreamy new song “Mushroom” from their upcoming ‘wya’ EP that’s now out May 22. They are at the forefront of the latest wave of rising Latinx artists in music right now, clock in millions of plays online and sell out shows across the country. Their signature sound is influenced by the cultural melting pot of their hometown of Inglewood, CA, mixing indie rock, Latin beats, hip hop and R&B. The five Latino members, most of whom have been playing together as early as 13 years old, have now become the representation they did not see in the music they loved growing up.

Simone Verazzo New Album ‘Original’

Buy – https://itunes.apple.com/it/album/original/1446385934

Chris Orrick – Funny Things (New Single)

Detroit’s political, introspective Hip-Hop artist, Chris Orrick drops his latest single “Funny Things” (prod. S I M) today on Hip Hop DX. The track is an ode to the feeling of doubt one experiences while watching our country go into a seemingly downward spiral with little to no hope of anyone in power doing anything about it. Orrick’s narrative takes on a raw, honest, therapeutic approach to the ways in which he confronts the everyday responsibility required to be alive in the year 2019. Orrick’s upcoming album Out To Sea is out May 24th via Mello Music Group.

New Single: Little Church “Last Night” – Out Today

Little Church’s new single “Last Night” is out today on all major digital platforms. Dreamy, noisy and wistful, “Last Night” is about hazy nights with regret and showcases Chelsea’s soaring voice with a dose of purposeful edge against Christian’s signature counter melody bass lines.

Loamlands Announces New LP, Shares “Some Boy You Don’t Need” Track

Loamlands is a distorted country music outfit based in North Carolina that places queer storytelling at the forefront. Their music intimately grapples with identity, pronouns and experiencing a queer existence in both modern-day and historical southern culture.

If You Come At Yungeen Ace, You Best Not Miss

Building up a massive grassroots fanbase on the strength of his aggressive and emotional street tales, Yungeen Ace is ready for primetime. The first salvo in a busy summer for the young Jacksonville native, Ace shares “Message,” a short and aggressive new video. Scored by uptempo minor-key arpeggios, “message” is a final warning for the opps to start running before he bares down their necks like his pet pit bull. In the video, the Cinematic Music Group mobs in the city streets with his homie and his fierce-looking pit bull, intercut with scenes set in a red-lit, plastic-wrapped room, reminiscent of the kill rooms from Showtime’s Dexter. Premiered by HYPEBEAST, “Message” follows Ace’s heart-pounding, boxing-themed video for “So Long,” which has 1.9 million views on YouTube.

Pongo | new single & EP

Born in Angola, as a kid Pongo (who’s pretty stunning – photo below, & more via her Insta: instagram.com/pongoklassic/ ) had to flee from her home to escape the country’s violent civil war, eventually settling in Lisbon. Her turbulent experiences bear out across the immersive EP, blending Portuguese lyrics with musical references to dancehall & the Angolan genre of Kuduro – which assimilates soca and samba – alongside a love for western touchstones like techno and bass music.

ABRAHMA: Invisible Oranges Premieres Dark New Track

Invisible Oranges is currently streaming “Eclipse Of The Sane Pt. 2: Fiddler Of The Bottle,” from French progressive heavy rock outfit ABRAHMA. The haunting tune comes courtesy of the band’s forthcoming In Time For The Last Rays Of Light full-length. Set for release next month via Small Stone, the record follows three tumultuous years of personal challenges and lineup changes and is a chronicle of the ravages of coping with loss and mental illness, brought to bear with heavy and progressive songwriting, melodic catharsis, and an impact that goes beyond the material itself.



Making his anxiously awaited return to the road, GRAMMY® Award-nominated multiplatinum-certified rapper, artist, and visionary 21 Savage reveals the details for a full-scale North American headline tour this summer. Produced by Live Nation, the 21 Savage I AM > I WAS tour will kick off July 10 in Oklahoma City and make stops in 20 cities before wrapping up on August 16 in his hometown of Atlanta. Tickets go on sale to general public beginning Friday, May 10 at 10am local time at LiveNation.com.

7/10 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion
7/12 – Houston, TX – White Oak Amphitheatre
7/13 – Dallas, TX – Southside Ballroom
7/16 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre *
7/18 – San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union Amphitheater
7/19 – Los Angeles, CA – The Shrine *
7/20 – San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
7/23 – Portland, OR – Veterans Memorial Coliseum
7/25 – Seattle, WA – WaMu Theater
7/27 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
7/30 – Minneapolis, MN – Myth
8/2 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza
8/4 – Detroit, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
8/6 – Washington, DC – The Anthem
8/8 – New York, NY – Pier 17 *
8/10 – Boston, MA – Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell
8/11 – Baltimore, MD – Moonrise Festival
8/14 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater
8/15 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
8/16 – Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy
*Without DaBaby

Kassi Ashton Joins Maren Morris’ “GIRL: The World Tour” For Select Dates

Kassi Ashton, one of the most compelling rising stars in Nashville has announced she will be joining select dates of Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Maren Morris’ “GIRL: The World Tour” this fall, marking Kassi’s first ever tour.

“I can’t believe this is my first tour, it’s a dream tour”, says Kassi. “One, because it’s with Maren, but on a bigger scale it’s perfect because it’s a tour of badass women who are doing it their own way and owning it completely. I think that’s really powerful.”

New book set to expose the Music Industry and its effect on artists

Gun toting label bosses. Pay to Play. Scam managers. Drug fried PR guys. Buy On Tours. Fraud. Chart Rigging. Monopolies. Radio Payola. Money and lies.

…and the effects it has on the artists desperate to live their dream (depression, poverty, hearing damage, suicide, drug addiction, broken homes). But trust them, it’s also hilarious!

Deidre & the Dark unveils new animated music video for “Bad Day”

THE PARLOTONES Release New Single/Video “Can You Feel It?”

“It’s kinda surreal because it feels as fresh and as exciting as when we first started, but it’s an adventure that’s spanned 20 years,” reflects Kahn Morbee of South Africa’s biggest selling rock act The Parlotones who are set to release their eighth album China on June 28 via OK! Good Records. Their latest track “Can You Feel It?” is a mammoth, yet fervent, alt rock jam that touches on the monumental “purpose of life” questions. Its accompanying video takes the viewer on a mind-bending, anxiety inducing, hallucinatory journey through one person’s perspective throughout the city.


Wallis Bird Announces First Ever USA Tour

Irish singer-songwriter Wallis Bird has announced her first ever North America tour. Bird will take her high energy performances, throughout the East Coast and Midwest making stops in DC, Philadelphia, NYC, Boston, and Nashville among others.

08/15: Washington DC, The Birchmere*
08/16-08/16: Philadelphia Folk Festival
08/19: New York NY, Rockwood Music Hall
08/20: Cambridge MA, Club Passim
08/22: Saratoga Springs NY, Caffe Lena
08/23: Concord NH, Capitol Center for the Arts
08/24: Northeast Kingdom VT, Stansted House Concert Network
08/26: Buffalo NY, Ninth Ward
08/27: Ann Arbor MI, The Ark
08/28: Indianapolis IN, Lo-Fi Lounge
08/29: Nashville TN, City Winery
08/31-09/01: Kansas City Irish Fest
*Opening for The Waifs

Ayelet Rose Gottlieb – I Carry Your Heart: a Tribute to Arnie Lawrence

I Carry Your Heart: A Tribute to Arnie Lawrence pays homage to a man who has influenced the sounds and lives of countless musicians. On this album, Arnie’s son, Erik, joins forces with vocalist Ayelet Rose Gottlieb who was Arnie’s mentee in the last decade of his life, in Jerusalem. Arnie Lawrence played with Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry and The Spin Doctors and went on to found the New School in NYC and the International Center for Creative Music in Jerusalem.