#laborday edition – @skopemag news for september 2, 2019 @ 8 am est

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The record is an impressive blend of sultry R&B rhythms and infectious chorus lines, taken from a timeless R&B sample (originally recorded as ‘Ooh Boy’ by Rose Royce in 1977). As always, Kris Kross Amsterdam knows how to give this a twist of their own, making the melody into a fresh, contemporary, instant classic gem.

Cris Cab Drops “Diamonds” EP :: New Music Video for “Sorry”

At just 26 years old, Cris Cab has accomplished more in the world of music than most artists could ever dream. He has hit the top of the charts, won awards, collaborated with some of the biggest names in all of music, and toured the world playing in arenas, festivals, and clubs. Yet, he’s somehow still just getting started.

Happy Release! Eclectic 70’s sound singer-songwriter – Andy Clark (UK) – I Love Joyce Morris – debut album

Through the lyrics in “I Love Joyce Morris”, Andy Clark is not only open to reflect upon the ups and downs in life, he also bakes it with an ingredient of wittiness. In the album title “I Love Joyce Morris”, meaning his children and referring to the saying “You’re the apple of my eye”, he uses the name of the local apple orchard “Joyce Morris”, inviting the audience to solve the puzzle of the album title. Combining his witty lyric writing with his strong compositions, he certainly knows how to stand out.

Ruel Releases ‘Real Thing.’ North American Tour Almost Sold Out. ‘Free Time’ EP Out 9/13

10/08 – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA – (Early Show) – SOLD OUT
10/08 – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA – (Late Show)– SOLD OUT
10/10 – Columbia City Theater – Seattle, WA – SOLD OUT
10/12 – Holocene – Portland, OR – SOLD OUT
10/14 – Biltmore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC – SOLD OUT
10/19 – Subterranean – Chicago, IL – SOLD OUT
10/21 – Velvet Underground – Toronto, ON – (Early Show) – SOLD OUT
10/21 – Velvet Underground – Toronto, ON – (Late Show) – SOLD OUT
10/22 – The Foundry at The Fillmore – Philadelphia, PA – SOLD OUT
10/25 – Songbyrd DC – Washington, DC – (Early Show) – SOLD OUT
10/25 – Songbyrd DC – Washington, DC – (Late Show) – SOLD OUT
10/28 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY – (Early Show) – SOLD OUT
10/28 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY – (Late Show) – SOLD OUT
10/29 – Center Stage Theatre – Atlanta, GA
10/31 – Warehouse Live – Studio – Houston, TX
11/01 – House of Blues – Cambridge Room – Dallas, TX – SOLD OUT
11/03 – The Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA – (Early Show) – SOLD OUT
11/03 – The Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA – (Late Show) – SOLD OUT

Jeffrey Halford and the Healers Club Passim Show on 9/8 – Cambridge, MA

It’s nearly impossible to describe this artist’s musicality in a few limiting words. Jeffrey Halford, Americana singer/songwriter, establishes a special connection with fans through his soulful fusion of folk, rock, country and blues. His music stories captivate and carry audiences through separate waves of emotion. On September 8 Jeffrey and the Healers will return to Club Passim to perform a collection of original songs from their newest album ‘West Towards South’. Additionally they’ll perform tracks from their previous album ‘Lo-fi Dreams’ which was claimed by No Depression to be “worthy of accolades.”

Over the last 25 years, Halford has been touring the country and internationally with his band, the Healers. They’ve played shows with some of music’s most acclaimed artists and songwriters, as well as Halford’s influences, such as Taj Mahal, Los Lobos, George Thorogood, Gregg Allman, Etta James, John Hammond, and Texas Greats Augie Meyers, Guy Clark and Robert Earl Keen.

Date –September 8, 2019
Time –8:00 PM
Venue –Club Passim 47 Palmer Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Jeffrey & Aaron Halford and Mickelson


With this EP being a follow up to his 2019 released project Covered N’ Blood and fresh off the sold out Drip or Drown 2 Tour where he performed alongside Gunna and Lil Keed, it’s clear that Shy Glizzy is determined to close out this year with a bang.


Growing up in Tifton, Georgia during part of the height of Southern rap, Bernard gravitated towards the star power of Lil Wayne. After seeing Wayne in the music video for “Stuntin’ Like My Daddy,” Bernard was entranced in the lifestyle – the cars, the girls, the money, the confidence. Bernard Jabs took to the culture surrounding southern rap and used that history to guide him towards the future.

King Von Announces Debut Mixtape ‘Grandson Vol. 1,’ Shares Hard-Hitting Drill Ballad “What It’s Like”

“When I was in jail, I got the name ‘Grandson’ because I reminded people of King David,” says King Von. “The older guys in jail, guys who were around when David was around, would call me that, cause I carried myself like him–‘you like David’s grandson.’ King David was a legendary figure, and a guy that everybody looked up to. He ran the streets with his own morals, and his own code, and that’s the code I live by too. That’s why people call me Grandson. Everybody wanted to follow me, and be around me.”

Out today: Nathalie Joachim’s debut solo album “Fanm d’Ayiti” (feat. Spektral Quartet)

Haitian-American composer, flutist and vocalist Nathalie Joachim’s debut solo album Fanm d’Ayiti (Women of Haiti) is out today on all digital platforms including Bandcamp, Spotify, and Apple Music. The record is also available on vinyl. The lush sonic explorations use a personal lens to tell the stories of some of Haiti’s most iconic yet under-recognized female artists for an album under consideration for a 2020 Grammy nomination.

Colombian-American influencer turned alterna-pop singer Franny Arrieta releases power anthem “Let Me Live”  

Franny Arrieta is gearing up to embark on her next musical chapter with first single ‘Let Me Live’ released on August 28th. The R&B inspired track stays true to Franny’s aesthetic, with soulful & seductive vocals that don’t lose sight of her pop sensibilities. Having started her career as a social media influencer, Franny had already amassed a fanbase that has been super tuned in to her content, which has really created a platform for her music and amplifies it.

Boy Scouts Release New Album ‘Free Company’ Today, Tour With Jay Som Begins September 11

Written in the wake of a breakup, Free Company is the latest album by Boy Scouts, aka Taylor Vick. Out today, Free Company confronts the pain of loss head-on beneath its weightlessly catchy melodies. It may be an album about “good old classic heartbreak,” as Vick puts it, but it relishes the process of healing just as much as it carefully weighs the grief. With sunny vocal harmonies, bright electric guitars, and shuffling up-tempo drums, Free Company doesn’t show its hand right away. It asks you to look past its sheen and take in Vick’s deeply contemplative lyrics, which add dimension to her sun-soaked arrangements.

Illusions of Grandeur – ‘THE SONGS OF THE SIREN’

Theatrical hard rock/fantasy metal band Illusions of Grandeur drop their debut album, The Songs of the Siren. The new album is out now via Pavement Entertainment and available to stream worldwide. Find Illusions of Grandeur’s latest release on Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube. The Songs of the Siren is a part of a larger compilation called The Siren Saga. This first part takes the listener on a musical adventure, exploring the perils and triumphs of the Siren and her warriors. The story mixes fact and fiction, combining Greek and Norse Mythology, Sirens, Warriors, Archangels, and Kharon “The Ferryman.”

Ashley McBryde Preps New Album; First Taste Available Now, “One Night Standards”

Ashley McBryde was sitting in a dimly lit writer’s room of her management office in East Nashville earlier this year with Girl Going Nowhere’s “Livin’ Next to Leroy” and “A Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega” co-writer Nicolette Hayford, and the seasoned songwriter kept coming back to, “It ain’t somethin’, I wanna spend a lot of time in… I ain’t gonna stay for the weekend…” before noting, “there’s something in that notion that not everything has to last forever.” After a whirlwind two years, the ACM Award winner and CMA, GRAMMY and Emmy-nominated Arkansas native knew they’d landed on something special.

African Soulbird And Women’s Activist, Onejiru, Unleashes Empowering Album

Singer-songwriter, Onejiru, has released her new album, bringing not just her incredible voice and skill as a musician to a wider audience but also her activism which sees her travelling the world championing women’s rights and the under-privileged world-wide. The initiator of “eeden”, a co-creation space, a space of thought and work for visionary women, her second solo album titled “Higher than High “, continues to build on her reputation as one of Europe’s top performers of Afro-beat, funk and soul. The album’s message is simple – don’t be afraid of pop music, let down your inhibitions and let the music transport you higher than high!

WIND ROSE Releases New Single & Official Video, “Drunken Dwarves”

Dwarven Army WIND ROSE add another chapter to their epic, story-filled new album, Wintersaga, by releasing “Drunken Dwarves” today via Napalm Records. The track follows the release of their popular first single, “Diggy Diggy Hole”, which recently crossed five million views on YouTube. “Drunken Dwarves” talks about exactly what the name suggests: drunken, mead-filled nights, starting a tavern brawl, and singing and partying until they fall (asleep, hopefully).

SECT: Hardcore Collective Surprises Fans With The Release Of New Album, Blood Of The Beasts, Out Now Through Southern Lord

North American hardcore collective SECT surprises fans today with the release of their new album Blood Of The Beasts, available now via Southern Lord. The entire record is now streaming in its entirety. SECT also today issues a video for the track “Like Animals” in conjunction with the album’s release.

Brian Daniel – Track: Show Me

Brian Daniel is a singer, songwriter and producer from NY. He has a vast catalog of music, ranging from Pop to Hip-Hop to EDM/House. With over 6 years of experience, Brian Daniel has experienced significant success, performing at legendary NYC venues including The Delancey & SOB’s as well opening up for acts like Joey Bada$$ and Big Sean.

Paul Cauthen’s “Prayed For Rain” premieres

Here is Cyber Shaman – ‘Maitrise de soi’

Cyber Shaman is very proud of this new album and urges you to buy and listen to the future of electronic music! Putting out a more tech, house and electronic than any other artist out there, each album takes you on a electronic melodic ride. Ken Langelier AKA CYBER SHAMAN puts the most intense banging beats that the scene has encountered. From solo projects to collabs with 10 other producers on a single project CYBER SHAMAN creates passion filled beats of Techo… House and HI NRG Fusion with hard jackin’ percussion amid deep bass lines with dubstep Ambient Chill.

Matroda Expands Upon His Double-Sided Opus Via “The RED Tape (Deluxe)”

“With snare-heavy beats and old school disco-inspired vocals, the old school is strong with this one. That said, the drops, basslines and minimal tempo on this release make it thoroughly modern and dancefloor-ready” – DJ MAG

Mikey Mike Debut Album ‘Mikey Mike’s Life On Earth Vol. I’ OUT NOW

After winning a Grammy via catfishing as a female porn star and a viral billboard campaign posing as a wanted criminal owing $2.3 million in child support, Mikey Mike’s debut album Mikey Mike’s Life On Earth Vol. I August 30th is out now via 108 Music.


The producers of Moulin Rouge! The Musical and RCA Records are pleased to announce that the Original Broadway Cast Recording of the smash hit new musical is now available at all digital and streaming providers by Baz Luhrmann’s label, House of Iona, and RCA Records.

Right Hand Left Hand release ominous new single ‘Prora’ from their forthcoming third album ‘Zone Rogue’

Cardiff duo Right Hand Left Hand are back with a brand new album. Following on from their self-titled, Welsh Music Prize nominated second album, their third offering, ‘Zone Rouge’ out on the 15th of November, tells the story of humanity’s contempt for the earth beneath us, the air above us and the people around us. Our fractured planet lays the groundwork for the 11 new tracks. Each referring to a location on Earth where something bad has happened: An act of corruption against the planet, an act of evil against fellow humans and occasionally both.

LA post-punk musician Tracy Bryant releases new album ‘Hush’

Solo artist Tracy Bryant may not have all the answers, but without a doubt, he’s got a lot to say. Bryant stands in opposition in his native Los Angeles, the city is known too often for its superficial facade. He does what he wants and always has. Inspired by artists and bands like Alex Chilton, Lou Reed, R.E.M., and Cass McCombs, his words ring refreshingly honest embedded into a sound that is undeniably modern. A songwriter lacking the nonsense, the male bravado, the rock ‘n’ roll cliché.