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THREE DAYS GRACE RELEASE ALBUM TEASER FOR LIFE STARTS NOW

In anticipation of their new album, Life Starts Now, Three Days Grace has posted a short teaser video on YouTube about the record. Stop by and check out what the band has been working on in the three years since their last release. Life Starts Now, featuring their upcoming single “Break,” will hit stores on…

PRISCILLA RENEA THE MAKING OF “DOLLHOUSE” THE VIDEO

Pop-soul singer/songwriter Priscilla Renea’s first single “Dollhouse,” from her forthcoming full-length debut on Capitol Records, Jukebox due out October 20th is an uptempo empowerment anthem that shows off Renea’s airy vocals and earnest, endearing lyrics. Renea sings fiercely for relationship independence and chides an insensitive, indifferent partner with the line “I ain’t a doll, this…

STOLI TALKS WITH SANTANA’S TRUMPETER BILL ORTIZ

My next guest is one of the top trumpeters in the music business today. Bill Ortiz has worked with such diverse and dynamic artists as Santana, Destiny’s Child, Tito Puente and Tony Toni Tone. Bill has been with Santana since 1999. Recently he decided that it was time to go solo for a bit. So…

CONDUCTOR USES NINTENDO WII TO PERFORM / MP3’S

Paul Henry Smith, a classically trained conductor who studied with Leonard Bernstein and Sergiu Celibidache, will play his computer-based digital orchestra using Nintendo Wii controllers in an eclectic concert of orchestral classics, video game music, and new student works.   Animated Watercolor, by Jeremy Spindler: SKOPE IT HERE!   A piece for several instruments, by…

BEKAY DROPS HIS DEBUT VIDEO

The road to “Hunger Pains” continues with Bekay’s debut video for his single “Brooklyn Bridge” featuring the legendary Masta Ace (prod. by DJ Babu).   This is the first single/video in promotion for the release of his long awaited album, Hunger Pains (11.10.09). The video also contains an intro snippet to his follow up single…

BOSTON BALLET BEGINS A NEW ERA AT THE BOSTON OPERA HOUSE

Boston Ballet readies itself for the premiere season at The Boston Opera House with the completion of the orchestra pit renovation at the historic theatre. The company’s move to The Boston Opera House for all season performances and the holiday classic The Nutcracker, marks a significant milestone in Boston Ballet’s history and the continued revitalization…

ELECTRIC TICKLE MACHINE OFFER “PART OF ME” MP3 FROM DEBUT ALBUM

Electric Tickle Machine’s debut album, Blew It Again (out in October) relishes in the magic moments between cynicism and forgetfulness where surrender makes imperfection a blessing. Recorded in 14 days in the winter of 2009 by Matt Boynton (Gang Gang Dance, Vietnam, Bat For Lashes), the record delivers hooky anthems bathed in organic layers of…

THE DOORS SHAKE THE BIG APPLE TO ITS CORE

Rhino and Bright Midnight Archives unleash four inspired performances from The Doors’ final tour with LIVE IN NEW YORK. The latest addition to the band’s acclaimed series of archival concert releases, this six-disc collection contains all four of The Doors’ performances — in their entirety — recorded in 1970 at the Felt Forum in New…

SEPTEMBER 2009 SONICBIDS “ARTISTS 2 WATCH”

Welcome to another amazing month of music from the incredible musicians that make up the Sonicbids.com community. We have got ten amazing musicians that will be speaking directly to the Skope readers. As always we encourage readers to dig deeper and check out their EPK’s.

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: Lunic “Him”

We at Skopemag.com get hundreds of exclusive tracks via various vendors on a daily basis. The goal for us is to share with our readers as many tracks that come in. Please note that some of these links expire so you got to get it while it’s hot! Lunic “Him”: SKOPE IT HERE!

AWESOME NEW REPUBLIC LIVE AT DIM MAK PARTY

Miami, Florida band to watch Awesome New Republic released a short documentary of their recent adventure in Los Angeles.   The band’s colorful electro-pop is a perfect backdrop to the sun and waves, but really, it’s the footage of their explosive live show that leaves a lasting impression. Stick around to the 1:30 mark to…

INTRODUCING YES GIANTESS FROM BOSTON / MP3’S

Every year young, hopeful recent high school grads enroll in music school with the hopes and dreams of becoming professional musicians, but how many can boast remixes for the likes of Passion Pit, Asher Roth, and multiple XL Recordings artists before even getting their diploma?

‘FROWNLAND’ AVAILABLE ON SEPTEMBER 29TH / TRAILER

First-time director Ronald Bronstein describes his extraordinary film as “a rotten egg lobbed with spazmo aim at the spotless surface of the silver screen.” Be forewarned: Frownland has garnered both passionate raves and scathing denunciation, while festival screenings have ended in screaming matches between patrons. It is strong stuff, yes, but none of its notorious…

SISTER HAZEL’S LATEST ENTERS BILLBOARD TOP 200 AT #37

Sister Hazel, the Gainesville, Florida, rock five-piece, released their latest album, entitled “Release,” last week on indie label Rock Ridge Music, and the record has entered the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart at #37.   This is the highest chart number for any Sister Hazel album ever on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart:  …

BIOPIC OF BEATLES MANAGER BRIAN EPSTEIN

Most people know a lot about the lives of the members of The Beatles, but what about the life of their manager, Brian Epstein?   Well a new film promises to shed light on him.   According to Variety, a script about Epstein’s life has been picked up by producer David Permut.   The movie,…

REBA TOPS BILLBOARD ALBUM CHART

Reba McEntire scores her second number one album on the Billboard album chart with Keep On Loving You, which sold over 96-thousand copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.   The country queen replaces George Strait’s Twang, which slides to number two in its second week.   Third Eye Blind’s new album Ursa Major bows at number…

PATRICK STUMP ARRESTED FOR DRIVING WITHOUT A LICENSE

Fall Out Boy frontman Patrick Stump was arrested in Los Angeles on Tuesday night on an outstanding warrant for driving without a license. Stump was held on 15-thousand dollars bail and his mugshot made it onto TMZ.com. He told MTV News, “I didn’t want to give up my Illinois driver’s license and was unaware that…

SEE ERIC HUTCHINSON FOR FREE

Eric Hutchinson is going to be giving a free acoustic performance and he wants you to be a part of it.   On Monday at noon in Roseville, Minnesota, the singer-songwriter will be playing at the Best Buy.   Be sure to get there early if you want a good spot to see Eric.  …

LIP-SYNCH FOR ROB THOMAS

Rob Thomas is about to release his song “Someday” as his new single and he wants you to upload a video of yourself lip-synching it.   If your vid if selected, you could see yourself singing on the matchbox twenty frontman’s Web site and MySpace!   Head to RobThomas.com for all the details.

BULGARIA PROTESTS MADONNA

The European leg of Madonna’s Stick & Sweet tour is getting protested yet again.   According to USAToday.com, this time it’s a group of Orthodox Church officials in Bulgaria who are saying that letting the Queen of Pop perform in the country is disrespectful to Christianity.   Just as was the case when people in…

MORPHINE ‘AT YOUR SERVICE’ OUT OCTOBER 6

Singer Mark Sandman coined the phrase “low rock” to describe the sonorous, languid groove he created with the acclaimed Boston band Morphine. Sadly, the band’s time together was cut short in 1999 when Sandman suffered a heart attack in Italy while onstage with Morphine and died on the way to the hospital. A decade later,…

ERNIE HALTER “WHISPER” LIVE AUDIO

Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Ernie Halter will be releasing a live album, entitled “Ernie Halter:   Live,” on September 8th. Initially, the album will be available exclusively on iTunes, with CDs available beginning September 20th at Halter’s live shows.   The album includes eleven tracks recorded on tour in 2009 over the course of a month…

GO BEHIND THE SCENES WITH THE SCRIPT / VIDEO

The Script’s new music video for “Breakeven” isn’t out quite yet, but Teen.com got a behind-the-scenes look at the shoot.   Watch Danny and Mark talk about the video concept, fan-submitted videos and what is was like performing with a green screen. When asked whose world they would like to look into, Mark answered U2…

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: NITTY GRITTY “SEXUAL HEALING”

We at Skopemag.com get hundreds of exclusive tracks via various vendors on a daily basis. The goal for us is to share with our readers as many tracks that come in. Please note that some of these links expire so you got to get it while it’s hot! NITTY GRITTY “SEXUAL HEALING”: SKOPE IT HERE!

THE CREEPSHOW TO MAKE YOU RUN FOR YOUR LIFE THIS FALL

Hellcat Records is proud to announce the signing of Canada’s loudest psychobilly punkrock band The Creepshow, and plans to release the band’s second album Run For Your Life, for the first time ever in the US, on October 27.   Formed in 2005, The Creepshow have already shared the stage with now-labelmates Tiger Army, Rancid…

MASSIVE ATTACK SET TO RELEASE NEW EP ON OCTOBER 6TH

Legendary trip-hop duo Massive Attack have announced the release of their first new material in three years – an EP of four new tracks due for release on October 6th from Virgin Records.     The lead song “Splitting The Atom” features Robert Del Naja (3D), Grant Marshall (Daddy G) and Horace Andy, while TV…

KING KHAN & BBQ SHOW ANNOUNCE FIRST NEW ALBUM IN THREE YEARS

It’s hard to tell if the King Khan & BBQ Show is more famous than they are infamous. Since the 2004 release of their first self-titled debut, the King Khan & BBQ Show has earned itself a place in rock’ n’ roll history by inspiring both insanity (fervor for the band’s live show has occasionally…

MIKE DOUGHTY NEW ALBUM OUT OCTOBER 6

When Mike Doughty released his second official solo album, 2008’s Golden Delicious, the reaction from fans was intense. “Some hated it, some loved it better than Soul Coughing,” Doughty says. “I tend to take sharp left turns. Every time I put out a record, the audience seems to like what I did two years ago…

HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD AND ATREYU CO-HEADLINE NATIONAL CLUB TOUR

Modern rock renegades Hollywood Undead and Orange County rockers Atreyu, two of today’s most captivating live bands boasting a powerful mix of rock, metal and rap, have announced a co-headlining national club tour.   The tour kicks off on October 16th in Lubbock, Texas through November 21st at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles.  …

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: Jay Z “Reminder”

We at Skopemag.com get hundreds of exclusive tracks via various vendors on a daily basis. The goal for us is to share with our readers as many tracks that come in. Please note that some of these links expire so you got to get it while it’s hot! Jay Z “Reminder”: SKOPE IT HERE!