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TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA: THE PASSING OF AN ICON

Sadly, the creator of Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Paul O’ Neill, recently passed away from a chronic illness. The legendary musical visionary/guitarist/songwriter was the mad genius behind the part rock opera, part Christmas, part storytelling, part straight up Rock & Roll event called TSO. He was successful in creating a truly totally unique concert experience, the likes…

LA Littlebear Band – ‘On the Way To The Forum’

The band name is a bit of a misnomer. LA Littlebear Band is the result of one man’s efforts, Leo Auciello, and the resulting sixteen song opus never tries listener’s patience despite its sprawling reach. Auciello hails from the Sydney, Australia area and this 2016 album shows him to be a musician and songwriter of…

Budding Artist Adam Jensen Releases ‘Marijuana Breath’

Stoners now have two reasons to rejoice today. It is 4/20, the day on which we celebrate all things weed and, in honor of the holiday, budding pop star, Adam Jensen, is releasing his righteous new single, “Marijuana Breath.” “I was watching an old school cartoon where an angel pops up on one shoulder and…

Lilac Lungs New Music Video for “Uh-Oh”

Indie rockers Lilac Lungs have announced the release date for their debut full-length album, Eventide, set for release on May 12, 2017. Recorded by Lee Albrecht at Lee Albrecht Studios, Eventide is a 10-track rollercoaster of emotions that gets personal with the listener while highlighting the band’s ambient indie rock sound. When developing a concept…

Frank Shiner New Video “Rainy Night In Georgia”

It goes without questioning that “Blue-Eyed Soul” singer Frank Shiner has demonstrated his finely-tuned capacity to put his own unique imprint on classic tunes that have been previously recorded by others via his newest release of “Rainy Night in Georgia.” Giving astonishing performances on songs popularized by such artists as The Rascals, Brook Benton, Sam…

SKOPE NEWS FOR APRIL 20, 2017

Actress & Singer-Songwriter Naturi Naughton Stops By The Wendy Williams Show Actress and Singer-Songwriter Naturi Naughton showed off her beautiful pregnancy glow and festive spring outfit earlier today on The Wendy Williams Show. During her appearance, Naturi discussed a variety of topics including when she found out the wonderful news of her pregnancy, pregnancy cravings,…

Joe Da Pro Is Gearing Up For A Summer Music Invasion

So here we go again. It is so good to be alive & here with you all @skopemag on 4-20. Today we are heading to Atlanta to hang with Joe Da Pro. But before that lets do some music news. First up, TuneCore, the leading digital music distribution and publishing administration provider for independent musicians,…

LANA DEL REY ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE ‘LUST FOR LIFE’ FEAT. THE WEEKND

Global superstar, singer-songwriter, Lana Del Rey unveils her latest single and title track today from her upcoming new album Lust For Life. The single features vocals from The Weeknd and is now available to buy and stream on all partners. Lust For Life is the second track to be released from Lana’s forthcoming album, debuting…

Amilia K Spicer – ‘Fill Me Up’

Originally hailing from the wilds of rural Pennsylvania, Amilia K. Spicer’s personal and musical journey has taken her from those early roots to heated Texas landscapes, Southern California sunshine, and all points in between. The same diversity of experience is reflected in her music – one might find noir suggestiveness bumping up against pastoral eloquence…

Elaine Mai Announces New EP + Streams New Single

Irish artist Elaine Mai has been crafting a reputation for atmospheric and melodic electronic music. She follows up the release of ‘Enniscrone’, the first track taken from her upcoming EP with the title track ‘The Colour of the Night’. A deeply personal track for Elaine, the song builds and builds until Elaine’s voice enters, offering…

Bongo Boy Rock n’ Roll Show Season 6 Episode 4

Bongo Boy TV Season 6 Ep4NAT RED LOVE premiered in Portland OR on 3.21.17 followed by heavy National Television rotation on 66+ TV channels till 4.21.17. Also rotation on Television in MAY 2017 in Philadelphia, PA Comcast Cable 66 / 966HD / 967 or Verizon Fios 29 / 30 BongoBoyTVNo39 | Ep4 Season 6 Bongo…

THIRD ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL PETER TOSH DAY THIS THURSDAY, APRIL 20TH

Having recently celebrated the 40th anniversary of his timeless classic “Legalize It” on the heels of the Peter Tosh Museum grand opening, fans worldwide are getting ready for “International Peter Tosh Day” on Thursday, April 20th, 2017! Among the many acts who are planning tributes and messages of gratitude spreading the “Legalize It” movement worldwide;…

Choosing the Best Keyboard for a Beginner in 2017

If you want to start learning how to play the keyboard, the instrument that you choose will determine how easy or difficult it will be for you to pick up the skill. You need to know what qualities the best keyboard for beginners should have, as well as features to enhance the product so that…

Dj SirTaj New Video “ALL DAY”

Tajinder Singh, also known as DJ SirTaj, is a one-of-a-kind, diamond-in-the-rough kind of artist. Complete with hard-hitting moods and an irrefutable tenacity, he is an act that you do not want to miss. Hailing from the streets of India, he made his journey to the United States in 1991, landing in Atlanta, Georgia. DJ SirTaj…

SKOPE NEWS FOR APRIL 19, 2017

SUPAWAVE OSBOURNE, “BLVCKED OWT” Brooklyn, New York emcee SupaWave Osbourne presents the music video for “Blvcked Owt”, his new single produced by German beatsmith Rato. The video was directed by Trife Drew of Figure Eight Films. Representing Brooklyn’s Bushwick and Flatbush sections, SupaWave has collaborated with Copywrite, has shared the stage with the likes of…

Toya Nash – ‘Paradise’

Sultry and seductive, Toya Nash’s “Paradise” explores a truly sensual sound. Over the course of the song the true heart and soul comes from Toya Nash’s expressive passionate vocals. By opting for a rich vibrant sound the song absolutely immerses the listener into a glorious sea of sound. The arrangement works to further emphasize this…

Katie Garibaldi – ‘Rooted Clarity’

Hard to believe that it’s been nearly 8 years since I first heard Katie Garibaldi for the first time and reviewed her album ‘Next Ride Out’ for Skope (https://skopemag.com/2009/11/19/katie-garibaldi-next-ride-out). I knew then that this artist had something truly unique and the raw talent to go far in the music industry. That’s why I am so…

JRS3 – ‘3 Cars 3 Bitches’

Hip hop music has never been to my liking, while it may consist of some artists and songs that were a thing to me, in my past lifetime, as of right now hip hop, rap, as well as r&b has never been a thing of mine to be into. In the case of hip hop…

JRS3 – ‘Thank You’

JRS3’s previous track “3 Cars 3 Bitches”, was one that needed some touch ups to make it really bounce out. For this other track of his he calls “Thank You”, this song really stands out, not even having it sound anything like JRS3 at all. The genre choice is still there which is hip hop…

Avante Black Shares New Track “Make A Mess”

Today Avante Black reveal ‘Make A Mess’, the follow-up to top 3 Hype Machine smash ‘Drug Money’. Written by lead singer Ottilia Zimmerman Kjulsten and with psychedelic production from Luke Smith (Foals, Petite Noir), ‘Make A Mess’ tells it straight about the moment when you’re breaking up with someone and realize it’s not fixable. Countering…

Music Spaces: 5 Fun Places to Jam with Your Band

So you joined a band. You bought a guitar, took a few music lessons, shelled out the money for an amplifier, found a few friends who claim to be mildly proficient on bass and drums, and came up with an incredible band name. That’s all it takes, right? Unfortunately, you’ll never be a decent group…

Bells and Robes New Video “Duality”

With their latest gem, “Duality,” Atlanta-based duo Bells and Robes offers us a more streamlined interpretation of their sound while maintaining their veracity as avant-garde sound creators and technicians. Blending atmospheric chill-wave and brisk bass lines, this electronica duo aims to create a vibrant energy while concurrently soothing audiophiles into a fantasy-like state of reverie.…

SKOPE NEWS FOR APRIL 18, 2017

Justin Townes Earle’s “Faded Valentine” Premieres At UPROXX Justin Townes Earle is set to release his New West Records debut Kids In The Street on May 26th. The 12-song set was produced by Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, First Aid Kit) at his ARC Studios, and is the first time in his career that Earle has…

Sarantos – “First 5 Seconds”

The happiness and joy of infatuation is captured with great care by Sarantos on “First 5 Seconds”. With a catchy melody and laid-back groove the song works wonders. Sunny to its very core the light of the song is undeniable. Representing a classic take on the pop sound Sarantos incorporates a strong sense of play…

Gwyneth Moreland – ‘Cider’

There’s a rich lineage of Americana music informing Gwyneth Moreland’s release Cider. The influence of artists like Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Joan Baez, Gillian Welch, and Bob Dylan run through the album’s entirety while she’s accompanied by stellar players like pedal steel guitarist Gene Parsons whose list of credits includes The Byrds and The…

Sarah Donner – ‘Black Hole Heart’

Some people make art of their lives and mediums like music are just a manifestation of that. Sarah Donner is such a person. This independent singer/songwriter initiated the recording of the album Black Hole Heart on the backs of $14,000 plus in donation she received from fans willing to place faith in her vision. The…

Charles Parker New Video “Bring Back The Sun”

Batlimore’s Charles Parker released his first music video from his debut album Bring Back The Sun. Charles says “The concept was to shoot for a bright, happy day in the country with a happy pop song with a country edge. It was time to bring back happy fun positive vibes in today’s music. But the…

DO YOU HAVE A DREAM? VESSBROZ PRESENTS “DREAMS”

Vessbroz has been released their new music video titled ‘ DREAMS”, They wrote and made this song about their life! how in one night they decided to change their life And since that night miracle showed up in their life and anything started to change! http://www.vessbroz.com/ Vessbroz latest music video is all about chasing dreams…

UNKLE Announce New Album “THE ROAD PART 1” Out June 23rd

After a rollercoaster twenty-five year career as an artist, curator, and tastemaker, James Lavelle returns with UNKLE’s fifth studio album, The Road Part 1. The Road Part 1 is a collection of fifteen new UNKLE tracks inspired following his curation of 2014’s Meltdown Festival at Southbank, their most successful festival to date. It is a…

Top Tips for Buying the Best Ear Monitors

Ear systems have rapidly evolved into the practical choice for engineers and musicians around the world. Although they are relatively new since their introduction in the 80s and their affordability has been enhanced during recent years, the important role of earpieces in the touring and live performance industry is undeniable. Indispensable Stage Gear •It is…

Bianca Ingram New Video “What I Want”

Dynamic, unique, and powerful are just a few words that describe artist Bianca Ingram. She is the definition of a triple threat, possessing the immense talent of singing and songwriting, dancing, acting and an added bonus of designing and directing. Bianca will undoubtedly set the world on fire with her originally coined “space jungle” sound…

SKOPE NEWS FOR APRIL 14, 2017

Allmusicrating Launches its First Music Rating Web Service allmusicrating (2017) has launched this morning its first music rating system called EARs©. The Essential Album Rating System is an application and a database that measures the quality of music providing “True music ratings of individual tracks, complete albums, artists, and music of all genres”. The company…

Consider These When Choosing a Travel Backpack

Selecting the right backpack is an important yet rather confusing decision. You’re probably going to have this piece of luggage with you at all times, and you’ll use it to hold all your stuff. Like many other aspects of traveling, choosing the perfect backpack needs a balance between two extremes; small vs. big, fabric vs.…

Sara Ontaneda – ‘Entre Espacios y Colores’

With a light and airy sound, Sara Ontaneda’s “Entre Espacios y Colores” is a timeless tasteful piece of pop. Effortlessly blending catchy melodies with a nimble jazzy quality, the pieces are arranged with the greatest of grace. The album works best when taken in together, for every song builds off the last. A narrative starts…

Miss Terry Dexter and Mr. Johnny Manuel – ‘I Remember’

Duets can either be good or bad, depending on the performers in question, for instance the take on “Beauty and the Beast”, both remake of the film and it’s timeless classic of the same name, done by Ariana Grande and John Legend. Now their duet sounded very reminisce to the classic animated version of the…

DAISHA Releases Music Video For New Single “UNFUCCWITABLE”

Aside from creating music in preparation for her upcoming release, DAISHA has been hard at work, currently playing the role of Lisa on the VH1 breakthrough TV series, “The Breaks”. “It was an awesome experience working with the producers, cast and the VH1 family. I went from working on the tv-movie to getting the call…