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Ghetto Youths International Set To Release Black Am I EP – ‘ Living Dread ‘

Since being signed to GRAMMY winning Damian “Jr Gong” Marley’s acclaimed Ghetto Youths International label, recording artist BLACK AM I has carefully honed his craft to carry on the label’s historical legacy while speaking the voice and concerns of a new generation.


Darkiel X Amenazzy X Boy Wonder CF celebran la noticia de que el tema “Nadie Muere De Amor” es la canción mas solicitada en Music Choice esta semana, estrenando la posición #1 de las carteleras. El tema que fue lanzado hace muy poco ya se ha convertido en una de las favoritas entre la fanaticada de los cantantes.


Trafalgar Releasing today released the second trailer for the forthcoming concert film Metallica and San Francisco Symphony: S&M² coming to cinemas worldwide on October 9. This new extended trailer features scenes cut from the original 1999 Metallica and San Francisco Symphony show at the Berkeley Community Theatre, gearing fans up for this must-see celebration of the 20th anniversary of Metallica’s groundbreaking S&M concerts and album.

Blinker the Star – “Sweet Nothing”

“My new single, “Sweet Nothing,” (stream on SoundCloud) was written by myself and my good friend Bob Wilcox. The song started as an instrumental track that I completed where I was sort of aiming for a Thompson Twins vibe. Bob heard the music and immediately had melodic and lyrical ideas. Although Bob wrote all of the words, I feel he was tuning into some things that were happening in my life that made it quite easy for me to get behind when the time came to sing it.”

for Skope: Party Favor & Salvatore Ganacci’s Jane Fonda-esque ’80s workout music video

Party Favor’s new music video for “Wasabi” ft. Salvatore Ganacci, which just has been published on Party Favor’s YouTube channel –

GURT stream butt-kicking new LP ‘Bongs Of Praise’ in full now!

Brace yourselves: London sludge titans GURT are premiering their butkicking third album ‘Bongs of Praise’ in its entirety today before its release this Friday on When Planets Collide.

Masterfully colliding their barbaric sludge with tons of groove and fun, ‘Bongs of Praise’ is ten crushing, weed-worshipping tracks for the sake of all riff smokers.

TYLA YAWEH Shares “Who Shot Johnny?” Video Ahead Of Post Malone Tour

Directed by Arrad [Tyga, A$AP Rocky, Ty Dolla $ign], the visual depicts the horrors of gun violence and flaws in the justice system with no holds barred. Set and shot in his native Orlando, FL, the video intercuts scenes of a trap house with a mother mourning her gunned-down son on the streets. These images hit especially hard when paired with lines such as “Twelve beating on the door looking for some witnesses. Ain’t nobody tell ’em shit ’cause they know what the business is.” The song itself is evocative of his ability to fuse hard-hitting subject matter and magnetically massive melodies.

Jay Blakesberg Announces New Book JERRY GARCIA: Secret Space of Dreams

With Labor Day 2019 just behind us, famed rock photographer Jay Blakesberg announces the release of his latest photographic endeavor, JERRY GARCIA: Secret Space of Dreams – a fine art, hardcover photography book of Jerry Garcia, beginning from the middle of his career with the Grateful Dead and covering the last third of his life. It’s of no coincidence, as experiencing the Grateful Dead over Labor Day weekends of past that have played a monumental role in the path of Blakesberg’s life and photography. When the Grateful Dead began their series of four big Labor Day weekend concerts along the east coast in 1977, it was at the legendary September 3rd Englishtown show where Blakesberg’s connection with the Grateful Dead was born. The following Labor Day weekend, September 2, 1978 at Giants Stadium, Blakesberg’s father, an amateur shutterbug himself, loaned his 16-year-old son his Pentax camera, a couple of lenses and a few rolls of film to photograph the Grateful Dead for the very first time. A photograph of Jerry Garcia from this show begins the chronological display of photographs that spans the following decades of Garcia’s life in JERRY GARCIA: Secret Space of Dreams.

Birmingham’s Sarah Lee Langford Announces Debut LP

“It’s a song that plays around the areas where cosmic country, and honky-tonk funk meet to make a pleasing sound that carries Langford’s gorgeously straight forward and no-nonsense vocal.” – AmericanaUK

Track Premiere: Sarah Lee Langford “Two Hearted Rounder”

Titus Andronicus embark on massive North American tour today, unveil concert film

Tonight, noted rock band Titus Andronicus begin their massive, 63-date North American tour in Pittsburgh, PA, and so today, to arouse the appetite of malnourished rock fans from coast to coast, they are sharing An Obelisk Without An Audience, a concert film which shows the ever-undaunted rockers hacking away at choice selections from their recent album An Obelisk with previously unprecedented levels of savagery.

Monkey House has an Oscar-shaped “Shotgun” locked and loaded for “Friday”

TORONTO (4 September 2019): It’s the quirkiest song on Monkey House’s new album, “Friday,” and the genre-blurring band pulled out a big gun to tell the story visually. The Academy Award-winning producer of “The Shape of Water,” J. Miles Dale, a huge Monkey House fan, directed the idiosyncratic “Shotgun” video. They’ll pull the trigger on the premiere this Friday on Vevo and YouTube –


Returning with a new soundtrack for kickbacks and functions, L.A. rap collective Shoreline Mafiashares Party Pack Vol. 2, their new EP. A tight nine-pack of radio-ready West Coast snap, Party Pack Vol. 2 showcases the lived-in chemistry between the group’s four emcees (Fenix Flexin, OhGeesy, Rob Vicious, Master Kato), while also opening up the party to kindred spirit guests. The new EP features previously released tracks such as the FADER-premiered Fenix Flexin star vehicle “Fell In Love,” released last week to the tune of 1.7 million YouTube views, and “Free Drakeo, Free Greedo,” a tribute to 03 Greedo and Drakeo The Ruler, two currently-incarcerated L.A. legends who appear later on the album on closing track “Wake Me Up In Traffic.”

Hail The Sun share new single and music video “Devastate and Recalibrate”

The song premiered on Kerrang earlier today alongside a music video, which follows vocalist and drummer, Donovan Melero, as he looks towards the future of a seemingly doomed relationship. The track itself showcases Melero’s impressive vocal range highlighted by complex guitar work as the tempo meanders from a quiet start to a full on dynamic assault.


Built around a sample of the Nas classic “Made You Look” and produced by Pop & Oak [Rihanna, Alessia Cara, Nicki Minaj], Henshaw flips this hip-hop staple into a slick and simmering soul anthem. Backed by thick percussion and boisterous horns, he vaults from deep Delta blues-style crooning on the verses into a victorious and vibrant chant, “We got the whole world ahead and the whole world behind—nothing in the rear view but wasting time.”

New Music // SEA CAVES (dream pop)

In this endeavor, Sea Caves’ new single, Dart, is a rousing success. In a lavish and spangly expanse, layered nonetheless with bright optimism, singer Sydney Rohrs and writer Shiloh Halsey recognize the configurations of unstable relationships, people moving away, and the chilling acknowledgment of the memorable, but often bittersweet connections that linger over your head long after. It’s music that’s meant to be listened to with intent; it’s an experience – not just background noise.

Kefaya + Elaha Soroor Share Video For “Charsi”

Afghan singer Elaha Soroor and award-winning music/producer duo Kefaya (Al MacSween & Giuliano Modarelli) have joined forces for a mighty and mezmerising new album, Songs Of Our Mothers; a fresh, vibrant take on Afghan folk music filtered through myriad forms, from spiritual jazz and dub to Indian classical music and electronica. The album will be released on September 27th via Bella Union. Today, they announce news of their UK tour, which includes two album release shows at Rough Trade, as well as a headline show at London’s Rich Mix. To celebrate this they have also shared a video for the previously released single “Charsi” that premiered today on The Playground.

[PREMIER] ‘Charsi’ AND Exclusive interview: Five minutes with Kefaya & Elaha Soroor

Red Arms drop “Ran Away” video – Watch/Share!

A band since 2013, Red Arms have released two EPs, and earned themselves a spot on CBC Radio 3’s Top Punk Bands of 2015 with a single off their first EP release, Welcome to the New Cold War. But that was eons ago, and the band is shaking off their Soviet era post-punk aesthetic in favour of something accessible to everyone.

Emily Hackett Releases “Easy” Acoustic Demo

“Her forthcoming EP is a smart meeting-point between early-Aughts pop, country’s current genre playfulness and the one-name women of the Nineties (Faith, Trisha, Shania), with plenty of room for both tender and tongue-in-cheek confessionals.” – Rolling Stone Country

To celebrate By The Moon, Emily will perform the entire EP with a full band at The Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles on September 13th. She will follow that performance in Nashville with a set at Lightning 100’s Sunday Night on September 29th at 3rd and Lindsley. Stay tuned for more information and tickets by following Emily on Instagram.

The Disco Biscuits Announce 2019-20 Winter Tour

Acclaimed “trance-fusion” act The Disco Biscuits have announced today that they will be hitting the road this winter for a 23-date tour kicking off on November 14 in McKees Rocks, PA and ending in Silver Spring, MD on January 18. The run includes four consecutive nights at New York City’s PlayStation Theater for New Year’s Eve, which not only marks the band’s 40th appearance there but also marks the final set of shows before the acclaimed Times Square venue closes its doors. In conjunction with today’s announcement, the band also shared that new music is coming soon early next year with a new album slated for summer 2020. Tickets for The Disco Biscuits’ winter tour are on-sale to the general public on Friday, September 6 at 10 a.m. local time HERE.

Attn: Skope Magazine – Winners Announced In Unsigned Only Music Competition

The Unsigned Only Music Competition is pleased to announce its 2019 winners. Unsigned Only is open to all artists who are unsigned to a major record label and gives artists exposure, recognition, and validation for their artistry.

A total of $150,000 in cash and prizes is awarded to 38 winners, including an overall Grand Prize winner and a First and Second Place winner in each category. An additional group of Honorable Mentions were also selected. Over the years Unsigned Only has become an important source for discovering new talent. Since its inception in 2012, five Grand Prize winners have been signed to record labels.


To call Across The Board’s frontwoman Jacqueline Auguste a “Warrior” is the understatement of the year. Just one look at her ferocious presence in the band’s latest video, “Wild Ones,” and one can see she is a woman on a mission. Whether it’s battling the ranks with her band, to emerge as one of the most celebrated indie acts on the Canadian music scene, or waging her own personal battle against breast cancer, Jacqueline fights with the determination of a prize fighter, ensuring victory against any would-be challenger.

On October 11, 2019, at Toronto’s iconic Opera House, Jacqueline and Across The Board will wage war on cancer, with some help from their friends. ROCK THE CURE’s lineup also includes Emily Mac, American Pharoah and Kristy Hagerman. All proceeds will be going to Canadian Cancer Society in support of breast cancer research. A variety of VIP packages will available for corporate sponsors and the line-up of bands will make for an amazing night of music, dancing and inspirational messages.

Billie Eilish Reveals Video For ‘all the good girls go to hell.’

Today, Billie Eilish urged fans to take action for our planet with an important message alongside the reveal of her official music video for ‘all the good girls go to hell.’

Directed by Rich Lee and shot in Los Angeles, the video comes ahead of the UN’s 2019 Climate Action Summit in New York City, as well as the forthcoming Global #ClimateStrike, spearheaded by fellow teen activist Greta Thunberg.

New Music From Celeste “Strange” Out Now On Interscope Records

Celeste wrote “Strange” in Los Angeles last November, after driving down the freeway and seeing plumes of smoke emerging from the California wildfires. “Immediately I found myself becoming quite overwhelmed,” she recalls. “I began to think of all the destruction the fires caused, the loss, the isolation, people finding themselves in a situation where they have no home, no sense of familiarity. In the first verse I talk about the breakdown of certain relationships, when the burning passion or the fire goes out and you’re left with the remnants of smoke and ash. ‘I tried for you, tried to see through all the smoke but it wouldn’t move…’ Although the news about the fire wasn’t the direct inspiration for the song, it made me feel something I could truly understand that day and opened me up to my own personal experiences of loss.”

Editors announce Best of album and tour ‘Black Gold’ out October 25th / tour includes Wembley Arena show

In continuation of what’s been one of the most prolific creative streaks of their 15 year career, Editors have today announced the release of their best of album Black Gold, out October 25th via Play It Again Sam. Black Gold will include 13 tracks from their 6 studio albums, alongside 3 brand new offerings: ‘Upside Down’, summer festival anthem ‘Frankenstein’ –


Following a world tour to sold-out venues throughout the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, pop icon Adam Ant returns to perform his landmark, solo album “Friend or Foe” for the first time, live in its entirety, on the Friend of Foe tour throughout the USA from September 4 to October 1. For more information, visit http://www.adam-ant.com.

Adam will also play his classic chart-topping singles and personal favorites.

The “Friend or Foe” album was Adam’s first release as a solo artist and included three hit singles. The massive hit “Goody Two Shoes” reached #1 in the UK, was also #1 in Australia and hit #6 on the USA Billboard Chart.

Following 250K Views on Debut, 13 Year Old, Anna Cole Unleashes Perfected Summer Pop Single

Joining the music scene’s teen take-over, 13 year-old Anna Cole has rapidly become the emerging pop and dance artist to look out for. An advocate for teen issues, Anna’s music and natural likeability has seen her audience grow exponentially worlwide.

Gretchen Peters’ new single, “Last Day of the Year” b/w “Costanza’s Kitchen”

The best songwriters manage somehow to paint vivid pictures with a small selection of the choicest words. For instance: “In Costanza’s kitchen, there’s a picture of the Pope. There are flowers in the window. There is garlic on a rope.” Not ten seconds into “Constanza’s Kitchen,” the B-side of Gretchen Peters’ new vinyl single, you see the kitchen, and you feel a warm glow about Costanza. She could be your grandmother. With a few delicate fingerpicking acoustic guitar chords and her sonorous, contemplative vocal, she shows you a whole world. You can practically smell the sautéed peppers and olive oil simmering on the stove.

The Last Day of the Year white vinyl 7″ single

CREPUSCLE: Creator-Destructor Records To Release Heavenly Skies LP From California Symphonic Death Metal Act In October

CREPUSCLE – a reference tothe time of day immediately following sunset – released their initial demo in 2013, followed by their independently-released debut full-length, Draconian Winter, the following year to critical acclaim, including a sponsorship from ESP Guitars. The band’s epic and intense songs blend elements of melodic death metal and symphonic, orchestral finesse, delivering excellent songwriting and instantly infectious movements in the vein of Wintersun, Hypocrisy, Kalmah, and Insomnium. After a five-year wait, the band is now ready to unveil their long-awaited second album, Heavenly Skies.