#tgif edition – @skopemag news for may 31, 2019 @ 10 am est

Naah and C. Gold latest single ‘Wake Up’

Naah and C. Gold and yesterday they released their new music-video to their latest single ‘Wake Up’.


With a modernist blend of jazz, hip-hop and electronica, Blue Lab Beats’ debut album ‘Xover’ emerged as an underground favourite. ‘Xover’ topped the UK jazz chart and reached the Top 10 on equivalent charts in a further 26 countries.

Justin Nealy and his latest single ‘Beatboxing’

Fresh from the place they call the “City of Oaks” (Raleigh, North Carolina we have a young rapper by the name of Justin Nealy dropping his new single “Beatboxing” which is available on iTunes.

Brooke Moriber “Cry Like A Girl” Album Release Show Wednesday, June 12th at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2

With the recent release of “Cry Like A Girl” being lauded for sharing “Raw Emotion with Strong Vocals and a Spot-On Delivery” (Parade Magazine) and as a “powerhouse” (Popdust) – Singer/Songwriter Brooke Moriber is bringing her recent Nashville-produced LP back to the city she calls home. She’ll perform it LIVE for her official Album Release Show on Wednesday, June 12th at 8PM at Rockwood Music Hall – Stage 2 (196 Allen St, New York, NY 10002) along with Golden Dimes!

Diplo Teams Up with Julian Edelman of the New England Patriots

World-renowned Grammy Award winning DJ/producer Diplo has teamed up with the reigning Super Bowl MVP, Julian Edelman of the six-time NFL champion New England Patriots for a wildly entertaining new video promoting the Diplo Presents The Super Mega Ultra Giant Mad Decent Block Party Festival, taking place on Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21 at Gillette Stadium and Patriot Place Festival Grounds in Foxborough, Mass.

ICYMI: Plague Vendor share new single ‘Prism’

Plague Vendor is Brandon Blaine (vocals), Michael Perez (bass), Luke Perine (drums and percussion) and Jay Rogers (guitar). A fearless our-way-is-the-hard-way work ethic and famously physical live shows won the Plague Vendor a ferocious fan base and place of pride on the Epitaph Records roster and they will bring their epic live show to the stage this summer.

Denver’s Iconic Westword Music Showcase Celebrates Its 25th Year

On June 29, 2019, Westword, Denver’s iconic alt-weekly turned digital powerhouse, will present its 25th Westword Music Showcase, the city’s largest single-day music festival and, for the past quarter-century, the first big party of the summer in a city that’s become a magnet for millennial music lovers. This festival has been a launching pad for many local artists while also highlighting national and international talent.


Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real Share Official Music Video For “Bad Case”

Today, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real released the official music video for “Bad Case” the rollicking, Traveling Wilburys inspired first single from their upcoming new album, Turn Off The News (Build A Garden) out June 14th, 2019 via Fantasy Records. The clip, co-directed by Adria Petty and Alan Bibby, was shot at Willie Nelson’s historic Luck Ranch, outside of Austin, TX.


As the co-founder of Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave and Prophets Of Rage, and as a collaborator with rock legends from Bruce Springsteen to Johnny Cash, few musicians have been as groundbreaking as American guitarist, singer, songwriter, actor and political activist, Tom Morello. Genesis is honored to announce Whatever It Takes, the official signed limited edition book exploring Morello’s entire career from his first bands through to his most recent solo album.

Largest Suicide Prevention Membership Organization Calls for Dedicated National 3-Digit Hotline Number

“We have known for a long time that the 911 system in the United States is not the ideal location to handle calls for mental health emergencies and request for assistance,” said Becky Stoll, LCSW, AAS Crisis Center Division Chair. “AAS is in full support of individuals in crisis and their families/friends to have a suicide prevention number exclusive to this purpose. We are aware that 211 centers have been put forth as an option to serve in this capacity and AAS has crisis center partners in the 211 network who do important work. Our endorsement of a unique 3-digit code should not be seen as any attempt to invalidate their work, however, suicide prevention deserves its own 3-digit telephone code.”

Sweden’s Westkust shares new video + German tour dates

“It’s been almost four year since we’ve heard from Westkust, the hugely impressive Swedish indie-pop band. …today, they’ve shared ‘Swebeach,’ it’s opening track. It’s a two-and-a-half minute ripper, full of skyward shoegaze guitar and chaotic pummel. But all of that is there to underscore a big, triumphant vocal melody. And while it seems like all of these elements should work against each other, they all feel perfectly in sync.” – Stereogum

The Modern Times share trippy animated video for “Am I Losing Touch”

Norwegian punks The Modern Times have shared their trippy animated video for new single Am I Losing Touch at Clash Magazine. 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. The accompanying animated video was painstakingly put together by the band, taking 1 hour to complete each second.