@skopemag news – Weekend Edition – November 2-3, 2019 @ 5:00 pm est


GRAMMY Award-winning global superstar Kelly Clarkson has announced that she will be headlining a brand-new Las Vegas residency, Kelly Clarkson: Invincible, opening on Wednesday, April 1 at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

To celebrate the announcement of her Las Vegas residency, Clarkson performs a very special Kellyoke medley. Tune in to today’s show to see the performance and stay tuned to “The Kelly Clarkson Show” broadcast and social media next week for additional pre-sale announcements. For “The Kelly Clarkson Show” show times, please check your local listings.

Yacht Rock Collective Bad Business Return with ‘Cadillac Villa’

New York collective Bad Business return with their new single ‘Cadillac Villa’ October 18th featuring singer songwriter Fantine. The band’s sound is best defined as yacht rock, emphasizing silky-smooth melodies and fresh, polished vocals reminiscent of Steely Dan, Christopher Cross, and The Doobie Brothers. With Bad Business’ unique rock sound blended with Fantine’s soulful vocals, ‘Cadillac Villa’ is set to be their strongest release to date.

Bad Business x Fantine “Cadillac Villa”


The video was directed by Yoni Lappin and was shot earlier this year in Serbia. “No Hope Generation” is the latest single from Mura Masa’s highly anticipated second album R.Y.C (Raw Youth Collage) set for release January 17, 2020 on Geffen Records.

DARK CASTLE: Long Running Doom/Death Duo Represses Entire Discography Through Devout Records

Psychedelic doom/death duo DARK CASTLE is pleased to announce a limited vinyl repress of their entire discography available via guitarist/vocalist Stevie Floyd’s own Devout Records.

The repress includes the return of the long out-of-print Spirited Migration and Surrender To All Life Beyond Form LPs. Also available for the first time on vinyl is their Flight Of Pegasus EP combined on one record with the never-before-released Guardian Of The Fire EP recorded in 2008. All records include art by Floyd printed with an offset press.


Today, critically-acclaimed rapper Lil Skies dropped a bouncy Lost Kings remix of his hit single “i.” The Los Angeles duo lend their signature twist and unique upbeat groove to the Pennsylvania based rapper’s certified gold track. Lost Kings are widely known for their popular reworks for mega-stars such as Rihanna, Imagine Dragons, and Tori Kelly. Listen to the bubbly and bold remix HERE.

No Swoon’s fantastic self-titled new album is out today on Substitute Scene Records!

Brooklyn-based No Swoon opens their self-titled debut LP with startling admissions. “I don’t know what’s my own,” Tasha Abbott confesses on the lead track. “I don’t know what’s controlled.” Her confusion is warranted given what feels like everyone’s current mental state—increasingly critical, and frustrated with everything from misogyny to global power imbalance—and she and Zack Nestel-Patt explore such themes in reciprocal form over the course of nine searingly critical tracks. Abbott’s distorted guitars and hypnotic vocals, cradled by Nestel-Patt’s lulling synths, are the musical equivalent of a fever dream recalled with surprising sharpness.

French producer Cedric Gervais remixes Dope Lemon hit ‘Hey You’

Grammy Award-winning DJ and producer Cedric Gervais has remixed Australian singer-songwriter Dope Lemon’s hit track ‘Hey You’, out 1st November via BMG.

Blending Dope Lemon’s smooth, blissed-out vocals with Cedric Gervais’ trademark house-centric sound, the Frenchman’s remix finds the sweet spot between acoustic musicianship and raw dancefloor energy. The lauded original has amassed 3.7 million streams on Spotify alone since its May release.

Ms. Ranko Konishi-Houston of Cambridge, MA is Nominated by M. Steinert and Sons For Steinway Teacher Hall of Fame

Local piano teacher Ranko Konishi-Houston has been inducted into the Steinway & Sons Teacher Hall of Fame — a prestigious designation recognizing the work of North America’s most committed and passionate piano educators.

This fall, 43 teachers from the United States and Canada were inducted into the Steinway Teachers Hall of Fame with special events hosted at the historic Steinway factory in New York City. Each teacher inducted into the Hall of Fame was nominated by a Steinway & Sons showroom in the teacher’s home region. The teachers’ names are now displayed on a commemorative display wall inside the iconic factory.

Yajna, The Swedish Phoenix, Rises from the Ashes

Growing up in the small village of Vittangi in the northernmost part of Sweden, Yajna has overcome clinical depression and the male-dominated world of extreme sports to become one of the most successful businesswomen in the country and now turns her focus to her first love – music. Her first English-language release is You Are Beautiful, the first of a trilogy of tracks she’s entitled The Rising Phoenix, a reflection of her personal journey from her lowest ebb to empowerment and success.

Duster shares single from first new album in 20 years, out Dec. 13 on Muddguts Records

Clay Parton, Jason Albertini, and Canaan Dove Amber make “Experimental depressed music” that feels at once immensely personal and universally atmospheric. Devotees new and old have scrambled to find and share their music for years but in 2019, Numero Group brought them back into the collective conscious with Capsule Losing Contact, a re-issue box-set that included 1998’s Stratosphere, their 1999 EP 1975, and 2000’s Contemporary Movement along with previously unreleased tracks. The boxset sold out almost overnight, as did a string of live shows no one anticipated after years of silence. Contemporary indie artists like Snail Mail and Sandy Alex G have cited Duster as an influence and asked the band to play with them at their respective shows. The bands resurgence is a testament to how timeless their music remains.


On the track, his voice takes flight above throwback production steeped in nineties style and spirit. On confessional verses, he declares, “Don’t act like I ain’t changed your life, because we both know the truth.” Meanwhile, the refrain showcases the crooner’s immense and impressive range as his falsetto soars.

Amy Guess Releases Fierce New Single “Holy Hell”

Amy Guess maintains her energetic momentum with the release of her latest invigorating single, “Holy Hell.” The dark, but intriguing track moves with a pulsing rhythmic pace and showcases strong vocals layered over a heavy bass. These qualities along with Guess’ passionate lyrics make the track a perfect empowerment anthem. “Holy Hell” is now available to stream or download on digital music platforms worldwide.

Amy Guess Releases Fierce New Single “Holy Hell”


Indie pop band Kezar has released their latest single “Born” out everywhere today. Big vocal harmonies, string samples and 808s are all present in the song, making it a sultry, slow-burning homage to ‘90s R&B. “You’ll hear in this song all the elements that made me fall in love with Blackstreet, Missy Elliott, Alicia Keys and Aaliyah. But you’ll also hear modern electro-pop elements that really make Kezar’s sound,” says the band’s frontman Jack Mosbacher.

OUT TODAY: NEW album from Jimmy Page-approved, All-Female Rock Group LEZ ZEPPELIN

“All-female tribe band Lez Zeppelin reimagines Led Zep classics and adds in the beautiful and dramatic elements of a string ensemble” -PARADE Magazine

“They played the Led Zeppelin music with an extraordinary sensuality and an energy and passion that highlighted their superb musicianship.” -Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin

You’ll Want to Hear All-Female Lez Zeppelin’s New EP The Isle of Skyros—It’s Led Zeppelin With Strings

Hoodrich Pablo Juan Shares ‘DMV’ Project Along with Gritty “Intro” Video

“By releasing more than 12 projects over the last four years, with contributions from Atlanta power players and producers ranging from Migos to Zaytoven, Hoodrich Pablo Juan’s unique flow has permeated through DeKalb County’s invisible boundaries and straight into the buzzing rap scenes in Dallas, and the D.M.V. (D.C., Maryland, and Virginia) metro area. His nonchalant, whisper-y delivery sounds like the low rumble of a fine-tuned luxury car engine.” – The FADER

Drifting In Silence Announces New Video Metamorphosis Directed By John Donica

Away moves slowly but methodically, the smooth swells gradually climaxing in a sublime cascade of sine waves and delicate piano work. Each track is a meditation anchored by deliberate details; enormous, lush textures are balanced with bright electronica (“Breathe”) or soft, thrumming percussion (“Obscure”, “Darkwithin”). Away revels in its use of space and the massive territory allows for Drifting In Silence to photograph with a wide lens, stretching from melancholy to exaltation in its exploration of absence and the transformational effects of time.

Sunset Sons | New Album ’Blood Rush Déjà Vu’ Out Now

‘Blood Rush Déjà Vu’ arrives just ahead of a run of big UK & Euro headline tour dates from Sunset Sons, which will include London Electric Brixton on November 28. The new video for ‘Superman’ – which follows Zane Lowe ‘World First’ track ‘Heroes’ – is streaming here:

QUIX Releases Banger-Filled “IDK [Vol. 1]” EP

QUIX returns to his roots with a brand new four track EP IDK [Vol. 1]. Comprising of nothing but bangers, the New Zealand producer lathers heavy grime and distortion onto expansive bass music. The project is a luxurious never-ending party, highlighted by the ominously energetic “Huhhh.”

Joywave share new song; full-length due early 2020

Produced at Joywave’s own studio in Rochester, NY by band founder Daniel Armbruster, arranged by Armbruster and his fellow band members Joseph Morinelli, Paul Brenner, and Benjamin Bailey, and mixed by Dan Grech-Marguerat (The Killers, Liam Gallagher, Lana Del Rey), “Blank Slate” presents another striking glimpse at the Joywave’s wide-ranging sonic influences, its future-facing R&B approach (via a devilishly creepy keyboard line) masterfully accentuating Armbruster’s transformative lyrical content.

Micah Willis Releases Funky Pop Single “Next 2 Me”

Micah Willis – the multi-talented singer, songwriter, musician, and actor is dropping his much anticipated new single “Next 2 Me.”

Produced by Nate Pyfer (Kaskade, Sego, The Moth & The Flame), “Next 2 Me” is a dance-worthy track with deliciously funky guitar riffs, and Willis will tell you that it’s his favorite song to play live.


& Juliet offers a joyous new version of the most famous love story ever told. What if Juliet’s famous ending was really just her beginning? What if she decided to choose her own fate? The hilarious new musical follows Juliet’s sensational journey of self-discovery and second chances, told through some of the most glittering pop anthems of the last three decades. & Juliet soars with the music and lyrics of Max Martin, including such worldwide favourites as “…Baby One More Time,” “Since U Been Gone,” “Roar,” “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back),” “Love Me Like You Do,” “Can’t Feel My Face,” and the brand new pop anthem, “One More Try,” all newly arranged for the stage by Tony® and GRAMMY® Award-winning musical supervisor/orchestrator/producer Bill Sherman (Hamilton, In The Heights) and with musical direction by GRAMMY® Award winning producer/composer/multi-instrumentalist Dominic Fallacaro.

Inspiring singer/songwriter Victoria Canal Releases New Single “Drama”

On the heels of her one-hour special on CNN Español’s “Proyecto ser Humano” last week, Victoria Canal – the LGBTQ, Spanish-American, differently-abled singer/songwriter from Los Angeles – has just released “Drama,” her propulsive new single about standing up to the inner critic that so often stops us from being comfortable in our own skin. The release coincides with the launch of Nike’s new FlyEase Air Jordan I, a shoe designed for adaptive athletes, which Victoria is the rep and model for as part of the Fearless Ones, a series celebrating “a new generation of defiant, talented individuals.”