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SAVING ABEL / PUDDLE OF MUDD TOUR DATES HERE

Virgin Records southern rock quintet Saving Abel, currently conquering a wide swath of rock radio with the winningly uninhibited first single, “Addicted,” will be bringing their hard-playing, hard-partying sound all around the country, with the announcement of a two-month series of tour dates with Puddle of Mudd, kicking off in early July.

GET A TASTE OF KREESHA TURNER HERE

Emerging artist Kreesha Turner has already had her song “Bounce With Me” featured on TV shows like Lipstick Jungle and Entourage as well as the new Nikon commercial featuring Ashton Kutcher.

CANDLEBOX ARE BACK THIS SUMMER

On July 22nd, 2008, Candlebox will release their first CD of all new material in 10 years “INTO THE SUN”. You will be seeing a lot of television appearances in the coming months by the band too.  

PARAMORE SUMMER TOUR DATES HERE / VIDEO

Fueled By Ramen recording group Paramore has revealed details of their upcoming live schedule.   The Grammy-nominated punk-pop quartet will embark on “The Final RIOT! — Paramore Summer Tour ’08,” beginning on July 28th at Reno, Nevada’s Grand Sierra Theatre.  

‘RADIOHEAD: THE BEST OF’ TO BE RELEASED JUNE 3

Capitol/EMI announces the June 3 U.S. release of Radiohead: The Best Of. The band’s first ever career retrospective, to be made available both physically and digitally, Radiohead: The Best Of brings together the singles, key album tracks and live favorites spanning the band’s entire Parlophone Records and Capitol Records career.

She Wants Revenge in Lauderdale

Front man Justin Warfield was sporting a creepy moustache at last night’s performance of She Wants Revenge in Fort Lauderdale. What is up with the moustache trend in the indie rock scene? I live by these words of wisdom “Guns don’t kill people, men with moustaches kill people”.

AMERICAN IDOL – WHAT WE CAN LEARN?

I will admit I am not a fan of American Idol at all. I have actually never even watched one full episode. One thing I am though is pretty hip to the ways of the music business and how this machine works.

JASON MRAZ ALBUM DETAILS / NEW VIDEO

“WE SING. WE DANCE. WE STEAL THINGS.,” the new album from Atlantic recording artist Jason Mraz, has made a spectacular top 5 debut on the week’s SoundScan/Billboard 200 album chart.  

ALL INDIA RADIO NEW ALBUM / VIDEO HERE

All India Radio has taken another evolutionary step. Leona Prue joined the band as their singer Drawing from their previous ambient and atmospheric styles, Leona’s vocals lift the band out of the post rock doldrums into the realm of the heavenly.

LAURA MARLING NEW VIDEO / NYC SHOWS

With the August release of her debut LP, Alas I Cannot Swim now confirmed for August 18 on Astralwerks Records, Laura Marling, who just turned 18 this year, will return to New York City for two highly anticipated performances in June.

NIKO TOUR DATES WITH CHICAGO / THE DOOBIE BROTHERS

Every so often an artist is discovered with a voice so rare and a gift so pure.   Most of today’s music is overproduced and prepackaged; marketed with glitz and glamour that more often than not, doesn’t live up to the hype it claims to be.  

Steve Northeast – Inside

As a staff writer for Skope, lots of CD’s come across my desk. This release from Steve Northeast immediately caught my attention. Steve is living in NYC via Australia from 2002. He came to the US for a new life and to pursue a career in music. This is his debut album that he is…

STOLI HEADS TO TEXAS TO HOLLA AT BIG GEMINII

Big Geminii is a true southern emcee that my girl Chanel put me on to. After peeping his single, “Hypnotized” with Flo Rida I had to see whats up. Join your homie, Stoli, as we discuss keeping it real, Eminem, big ol’ booty’s, and his new album, ‘History In The Making’ which is in stores…

THE COOL KIDS DROP “THE BAKE SALE” EP/TOUR DATES

In the packed confines of clubs around their hometown of Chicago and throughout the world The Cool Kids’ irresistible, hooky rhymes and club cramming beats seamlessly bridge the old and new schools of hip hop while assuring them a sure-fire path to world-wide attention.

PUBLICITY STUNT? LUSTRA VS.HANNAH MONTANA

Recently Los Angeles based band Lustra was reviewing the emails on their myspace page (www.myspace.com/lustra) and they noticed several emails that conveyed the same idea – their song – “Scotty Doesn’t Know” – taken from their album LEFT FOR DEAD sounded identical to “Rockstar” by Miley Cyrus – aka Hannah Montana.