#weekend edition – @skopemag news for September 29, 2019 @ 8 am est

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Convey To Support Chevelle On Tour; City of Skin and Bone Available 11/15

Los Angeles-based alternative post-rock band, Convey, has announced today that they’ll be heading out on a support run with Chevelle this fall. The band will be joining the tour for 14 dates and their run will begin on November 22nd in Cherokee, NC at Harrah’s Cherokee.

Punk Hardcore Legends The Blamed to Release New Album “The Church Is Hurting People” on October 18; new Single/Video “Overwhelming Love” Now Streaming

Indie Vision Music is proud to present the long-awaited new full-length release from legendary post-hardcore punk band THE BLAMED. This release comes on the heels of last fall’s split with The Satire that garnered critical acclaim and further cemented their impact as one of our generation’s hardest hitting powerhouses. Mixing equal parts heaviness and raw delivery with the enlightened lyrics of a band with a lot to say. “The Church Is Hurting People” is a cry out for change and a message of love for those searching for meaning in this life.

Rev Rev Rev: new video + European tour

Clocking in at less than three minutes and set to visuals that are equally unsettling and apocalyptic, “3 not 3” is consumed from start to finish by primal percussion, thick distorted guitars and walls of feedback and distortion. All casting a dark menacing shadow through which, trying to break through, are Laura Iacuzio’s saccharine yet still somewhat foreboding vocals.

Sleave (Richmond, VA) Releasing Debut Album ‘Don’t Expect Anything’ on October 22

“A set of vocals that pour out with emotions, guitars weep with melodies — Sleave know how to tie their emotions into their art. Blending multiple genres in their glimmer, the group infuses a weight into their music that lifts upon being heard. Sleave open the lid to a swirling catharsis of harsh vocals and swelling melodies.”- New Noise Magazine

Richmond, VA’s SLEAVE will release their upcoming debut album ‘Don’t Expect Anything’ on October 22 via UK indie label Engineer Records.

Julian Daniel releases new track “Suburbia”

Julian Daniel is a 19 year old Canadian pop singer, from Toronto, Ontario. Growing up in a musical household, he has always been one to be involved in the creative arts. Harbouring his unique talents varying from graphic design, to music and fashion, Julian has been able to create his own image and sound that is uniquely his own.


Today, Tourist (William Phillips) is pleased to announce his American co-headline tour with Matthew Dear; the perfect touring partners will go head through 10 different cities starting on the East coast in Boston at 12.5, including Chicago, Denver, Austin, Portland and Seattle and ends on the West coast in Los Angeles on December 21st. The tour ticket are available starting today here.

The BPM Festival: Tel Aviv Reveals Map + Set Times for September 30th + Tel Aviv City Hall Lighting

Following the success of its third Portuguese edition, The BPM Festival has announced stage breakdowns, set times, and festival map for its first edition of The BPM Festival: Tel Aviv on Monday, September 30. Taking place across four stages in Tel Aviv’s Ganei Yahoshua (HaYarkon Park), the 1-day edition on Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) will welcome a global contingent of leading names in house and techno together with rising stars from Tel Aviv’s underground dance music scene and stunning art installations.

Lee “Scratch” Perry – Heavy Rain

December 6th 2019 sees the release of the dub companion to the critically-acclaimed Rainford album which came out in June 2019. On Heavy Rain, the Upsetter and co-producer Adrian Sherwood have produced a radical bass heavy re-version of the original tapes with a host of guest musicians including Brian Eno and Vin Gordon. I’m hoping you’ll consider covering this release via album review, news story or feature interview with Mr. Perry or Mr. Sherwood, or both.

CINEMA CINEMA: Treble Magazine Premieres “Radio Ready” From Brooklyn Art Punk Duo

New York experimental art punk duo CINEMA CINEMA prepares to release their fifth full-length album, CCXMD, through Nefarious Industries in November. This week, the LP’s maiden single “Radio Ready” has been debuted through a premiere at Treble. Preorders for the album have also been posted.

JG new music video – “Public Relations”

Today, Tampa Bay rapper JG shares the music video to his introspective track “Public Relations.” The self-directed clip shows JG on a rooftop overlooking Los Angeles while he delivers melodic bars reflecting on a relationship with a girlfriend. The track is the first official release setting the tone for JG’s forthcoming full-length Public Relations 2 releasing via independent label The Leftovers.

BISON MACHINE: The Obelisk Premieres Seas Of Titan Full-Length

“….their take on boogie rock is presented with an energy and an edge of its own … and though acts like Kadavar, Graveyard, and half the population of San Diego have cut their teeth on ’70s riffage over the last decade, the grit BISON MACHINE bring to the proceedings… is well on display throughout these songs.” – The Obelisk

For Skope: Skytech – R3HAB’s prodigy and his new “Expedition” (out now on CYB3RPVNK)

Skytech is back on CYB3RPVNK with his 4th release on R3HAB’s label. “Expedition” is a festival anthem that unveils Skytech darker and groovier side, compared to his previous releases.

Donovan Woods – “Way Way Back”

Written entirely by Woods, “Way Way Back” juxtaposes love — both new and familiar — and the peculiar space it occupies in one’s mind. Woods dives into the internal, emotional conflict individuals face when rekindling an old flame. Recorded in Nashville’s Mt. Eden Studios and produced by Clark, who also lends his musicianship on the keyboard, guitar, and vocals. The ambient track also features Woods’ guitar-picking, accompanied by the mellow percussion of Jerry Roe (Rodney Crowell, EmmyLou Harris, Luke Combs) on drums.


Catch Spirit Animal on tour with Theory of a Deadman as support. The tour, which includes headline stops in St. Louis, Asbury Park, Lancaster, and D.C., kicks off next week on September 27th in Jacksonville, NC and wraps on November 10th.

I Read That I Was Dead // Chris Orrick & The Lasso Announce New Album

Cryptozoologist Chris Orrick died last March. The Detroit vocalist with the same name woke up and read the news of his namesake’s death. This sparked a journey into a subculture of folklore and undiscovered cryptid species. That seed grew over the months into a dark, industrial, and abstract record: I Read That I Was Dead.

Devon Allman launches Create Records – signs first artist Jackson Stokes

Devon Allman has announced the official launch of Create Records, with first signed artist, Jackson Stokes. Stokes will release his self titled debut record on October 25th. Shortly thereafter Stokes will join The Allman Betts Band on tour as official support. Today, Stokes has released a teaser of his first track from the forthcoming album “Time is Now” – which will officially be released this coming Friday, Sept 27.

New Music Video From Black Bird Hum

Australia’s trippiest reggae fusion band Black Bird Hum is back with yet another video that makes you question all existence as we know it. Rebel Sound Records and Top Shelf Music are proud to announce the world video premiere for “All Hail The Market”, a track about the rat race and its effect on the human (or pig) psyche. “This little piggy went to the market”, indeed. In an animated video by Steven Subotnik, Black Bird Hum alludes quite conspicuously that we are indeed the little piggy that’s running amok here, there and everywhere. With an enlarged cartoon head cringing at the pig, chasing the pig, dissecting the pig upon apprehension, Black Bird Hum draws an obvious comparison to society’s obsession with material gain. We cannot escape consumerism; it’s angry that we would ever think to abandon it.

Steven Van Zandt forced to cancel tour due to illness

Stevie Van Zandt, who was forced to cancel several dates last week on doctor’s orders, has now canceled the rest of the tour except for his shows in Boston and New York City in November. The New York show will be filmed for a future live DVD and album release. Details will be announced as soon as possible.

Steven Van Zandt Cancels Tour Leg Due to Illness

Neuland (Tangerine Dream’s Peter Baumann & Paul Haslinger) share “Moons Ago” via Brooklyn Vegan

“Long-awaited” doesn’t even begin to describe Neuland. After all, its core synth cadets — Peter Baumann and Paul Haslinger — first workshopped a record under a different name (Blue Room) nearly 30 years ago. Its promising sessions were ultimately shelved, but the project’s creative process firmly established their friendship and a fruitful dialogue that defies explanation.

New Release from Houston DIY Rock Band ‘Grifters & Shills’

“His was hard rock and heavy metal. Hers was the classic sound of the East Texas piney woods. Theirs was a fiery collision, bearing forth a sound that was at once novel and instantly familiar–nodding to roots seated deep in high lonesome harmonies and back porch blues, while peering out at a scorched path bound by modern assertions and contemporary commentary. This two-person, dozen-instrument act has become a sought-after artist in the Southeast Texas area, and provides a show full of sound and fury, punctuated with raw, quiet vulnerability. Come welcome them as they bring you back home.”


The story behind it is so inspiring I would love to connect you with the filmmaker Tarek Manoub, a Canadian born Muslim who showcases how the transformational power of human connection can truly overcome any difference in culture, political view or religious belief.

About the film: 7 Americans are gifted a free 10 day trip to Egypt by the filmmaker and are paired with locals as diverse as themselves creating improbable, revealing, enlightening and life-changing connections that demonstrate the importance of communication between people. The film is an experiment in kindness, a heartwarming and unpredictable story that unfolds and proves what magic can occur when we connect at a human level in kindness instead of fear.

Kevin Liles and Lyor Cohen, in depth with MSNBC’s Ari Melber  

MSNBC’s “Mavericks” has made a name for itself as a series of groundbreaking, in-depth conversations with artists, musicians, and cultural icons. Past interviews have featured Academy Award-nominated director Lee Daniels, Grammy Award-winner Annie Lennox, and Emmy-winner Jill Soloway. Tonight, Long-time music business titans, Lyor Cohen, currently of YouTube Music, and Kevin Liles of 300 Entertainment, sit down with Ari Melber to graciously invite us for a look behind the curtain of the industry and into their lives as two of the driving forces behind the wave of innovation propelling digital music, record labels, and streaming platforms into the future.