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AUGUST 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 EXCLUSIVE: D-Lo “No Hoe”

The Bay Area’s latest sensation is a brand new artist on an independent label, who is sporting his first single with little backing him up. The song has blown up all over the Bay and is receiving an incredible amount of radio play. The track is “No Hoe” by newcomer D-Lo. D-Lo   “No Hoe”:…

STATIC-X OFFER LIVE SHOW AUDIO ON USB

Static-X are stoked to announce they will be recording most of their live performances from the current PETAL TO THE METAL tour & make them available to fans on a USB wristband for purchase at the Static-X merch booth right after the show ! The USB sticks not only feature that night’s performance audio, but…

SHINEDOWN UNVEIL HEADLINE TOUR

Atlantic recording group Shinedown has announced details of its upcoming headline tour.   The much-anticipated dates will kick off on September 10th at Baltimore’s Powerplant Live, and then traverse the United States though an October 24th finale at Charlotte, North Carolina’s Uptown Amphitheater. Shinedown is Brent Smith (vocals), Barry Kerch (drums), Zach Myers (guitars), and…

VANDAVEER OFFER NEW MP3 & VIDEO

Vandaveer’s sophomore effort, Divide & Conquer, touches upon similar themes found in Grace & Speed, winding timeworn themes of love & death, malice & goodwill, despair & perseverance into (mostly) four-minute vignettes.

PHISH’S FIRST FESTIVAL IN FIVE YEARS

For the first time ever, Phish will combine two of its most cherished traditions – the Phish festival and the band’s Halloween event – in a massive three-day celebration. Christened Festival 8, it will take place October 30th, 31st and November 1st at The Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA. Festival 8 marks several additional…

ARTIC MONKEYS WEB TRANSMISSION

Arctic Monkeys are pleased to announce that they will be performing tracks from their upcoming 3rd album, ‘Humbug’ and a special surprise cover version in a Web Transmission on Thursday 30th July 2009 at 4.00pm EST.   There is currently a trailer for the Web Transmission: SKOPE IT HERE!

CAM’RON MAKING MAJOR MOVES

After leaving the Dipset crew, Cam’ron returned in 2009 with his first solo album in three years, Crime Pays, and a new movement The U.N. and Dipset West.   Originally a co-founder of Dipset, Cam’ron calls his new company, The U.N. and its subdivision Dipset West, an expansion of the Dipset brand which now includes…

UPDATE ON LIL WAYNE’S REBIRTH

We recently reported Lil Wayne’s Rebirth will hit shelves in September, however it now turns out the disc won’t even be out in the fall. A Cash Money Records representative says the project will not be completed until the end of the year near the “holiday season.” The rep explains Weezy’s schedule has “just been…

SKOPE’S HOMIE JA RULE REVEALS TRACKLISTING FOR FREE ALBUM

According to MTV News, fans can expect a new Ja Rule album sooner than they think. The rapper is releasing his much delayed The Mirrors LP via free download on Friday at DoctorExclusive.com. Here’s the official tracklisting: “Mirror Intro” “Message to Mankind” “Uh-Oh” “Body” “Sunset” “300” “Enemy of the State” “Ladies” “Father Forgive Me” “Judas”…

LUDACRIS GETS NEW ALBUM TITLE

According to Rap-Up.com, Ludacris has announced his upcoming effort will tentatively be titled Ludaversal. But before the rapper can even begin the follow-up to 2008’s Theater of the Mind, he has to complete his joint album called with DTP labelmate Shawna.   That record is called Battle Of The Sexes and fans can expect it…

JOHANSSON AND YORN TEAM UP

Pete Yorn and Scarlett Johansson are teaming up for another set of duets. According to Billboard.com, the new album from the pair will be called Break Up and it’s set to hit stores on September 15th. Head to TheBreakUpAlbum.com for more information on the new music.

DAVID COOK LOSES A BASSIST

David Cook took to his Web site to update his fans with some news about his live show.   The former American Idol champ wrote that his bassist Joey has actually left the band and they are currently looking for a replacement.   It won’t affect Cook’s scheduled dates though, and he even announced that…

NICKELBACK’S AOL RADIO STATION

Nickelback now have their very own AOL Radio station.   Fans can tune in and hear every song the band has ever released, including rare acoustic and live versions. Singer Chad Kroeger’s solo tracks are also in the mix.   Nickelback play Charlotte, North Carolina tomorrow night.

MICHAEL FRANTI CANCELS FOUR MORE CONCERTS

Michael Franti was released from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Tuesday after being hospitalized with what doctors called one of the worst ruptured appendixes they have ever seen.   Franti was forced to cancel four more concerts.   He is now not slated to return to the road until his August 6th performance…

DEMI LOVATO TOPS BILLBOARD ALBUM CHART

Demi Lovato’s sophomore album, Here We Go Again, will debut at number one on the Billboard album chart after selling over 108-thousand copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. While Lovato ruled the Billboard album chart, Michael Jackson once again had the best-selling album. His 2003 Number Ones tops the all-encompassing Top Comprehensive Albums chart by selling…

Encore, Her Name is Music

Her name may be music, but his name is Jonathan Cook AKA Encore.   The new record is special in terms of Encore finding himself, as an artist & person, and also finding God.   Much praise to the lord comes straight from the mouth & heart of Encore.   He includes a powerful note…

WE HAVE BAND NEW VIDEO “YOU CAME OUT”

The North American digital release their Self Tilted Debut EP out in Mid September on itunes, features their first smash UK single, “OH!”, “Hear It In The Cans”, and their new single “You Came Out” (look out for new video), plus an amazing cover of the Pet Shop Boys classic, “West End Girls”. We Have…

RUSTED ROOT ANNOUNCES FALL TOUR

Rusted Root have returned stronger than ever from their seven year sojourn. They’ve just released Stereo Rodeo, featuring original members Michael Glabicki (lead vocals, guitar), Liz Berlin (vocals, percussion), and Patrick Norman (vocals, bass, percussion) are joined on this album by Jason Miller (drums, percussion), Colter Harper (guitar), Preach Freedom (percussion) and Dirk Miller (guitar).…

TERENCE BLANCHARD STREAMS TWO SINGLES FROM NEW ALBUM ‘CHOICES’

Concord Jazz is proud to announce the signing of three-time Grammy award winning trumpet player and composer Terence Blanchard. With more than 29 albums to his credit, Blanchard has established himself as one of the most influential jazz musicians and film score composers of his generation.   Blanchard’s new album Choices will be released on…

GIRL IN A COMA VIDEO FOR “STATIC MIND”

Prior to kicking off a massive 30-state tour, Girl in a Coma shot a video for their single, “Static Mind.”   The trio is in the final stretch of their road trip in support of their new album ‘Trio B.C.’ out on Joan Jett’s Blackheart Records label. [youtube HL68RhXvaXs nolink]

THE VERY BEST’S DEBUT ALBUM ‘WARM HEART OF AFRICA’ TO BE RELEASED SEPTEMBER 22

The Very Best’s–European production duo Radioclit and Malawian singer Esau Mwamwaya–debut full-length Warm Heart of Africa will be released September 22 on Green Owl through Warner Music Group’s Independent Label Group (available digitally August 25). The album follows the surprising global success of Esau Mwamwaya & Radioclit Are The Very Best, a free mixtape made…

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: BILLION “Mr Guevara”

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! SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: BILLION “Mr Guevara”: SKOPE IT…

GOODIES FROM DJ HERO RENEGADE EDITION FEAT JAY-Z & EMINEM

Start the party with the DJ Heroâ„¢ Renegade Edition Featuring JAY-Z and EMINEM.   In addition to the DJ Hero game, the Renegade Edition includes a premium Renegade turntable controller, hardshell turntable carrying case that converts to a performance-ready DJ stand, and an exclusive JAY-Z and EMINEM 2-CD pack featuring unreleased tracks.

PIXIES ANNOUNCE U.S. “DOOLITTLE” TOUR DATES

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the release of their classic 1989 album Doolittle, the band – Black Francis, Kim Deal, Joey Santiago and David Lovering – will kick off the very special US “Doolittle Tour” at the Palladium in Los Angeles on Wednesday, November 4. The U.S. tour will hit a total of…

THE FLAMING LIPS RELEASE EP OF NEW SONGS DIGITALLY

As previously announced, the World’s most lovable band, THE FLAMING LIPS, will release a trio of brand new songs from their forthcoming album beginning today. The “Songs From The Future Album Embryonic,” 3-track EP will be available for sale via the band’s newly redesigned web site. www.flaminglips.com

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: Wine-O “I Pop”

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! Wine-O “I Pop”: SKOPE IT HERE!

DR. DOG SIGNS WITH ANTI RECORDS

Anti Records, home to such iconic artists as Tom Waits, Nick Cave and Mavis Staples, is proud to announce the signing of acclaimed symphonious pop purveyors Dr. Dog. The band, which has amassed a dedicated audience through four remarkable albums and a steady diet of exhilarating live shows, is currently preparing to record a new…

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: C.S. Rucker “The Hungry Kid Mixtape”

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! C.S. Rucker “The Hungry Kid Mixtape”: SKOPE…

FALL OUT BOY’S FOLIE à DEUX CERTIFIED RIAA GOLD

When history is being made, multi-platinum three-time MTV VMA-winning Island Records group Fall Out Boy — whose most recent album FOLIE à DEUX has been certified RIAA gold — will be there to make it.   Eleven months to the week after rolling into Denver to headline the “Rock the Vote Ballot Bash” concert at…

COOL FOOTAGE FROM GREEN DAY IN NYC MONDAY NIGHT

Green Day fans had the time of their lives Monday night for the first of the band’s two-show set at Madison Square Garden! Exclusive photos of the show and the set-list have been revealed! Feel the energy in the room with this photo gallery and scroll below to see if Green Day sang your favorite…

JIMMY RAE MIXES IT UP WITH SKIP-DAWG

When it comes to rapping, Dann Furia AKA Skip-Dawg looks up to Run DMC and Edgar Allen Poe as his two biggest influences.   Two unlikely forces here, but one “sure-shot” of an album in We Will Rise.