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SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: NatStar “I Know”

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! NatStar “I Know”: SKOPE IT HERE!

THE VITAL MIGHT SIGNS WITH 10T RECORDS

Charging onto the world stage from their strategic bunker in Boston (USA), newly signed The Vital Might are poised to conquer and destroy the modern Indie and Progressive Rock landscape. On their second full length CD release, “Red Planet” from 10t Records, the band’s unique sonic palette is on full display with a winning mixture…

CHERRY POPPIN’ DADDIES TO RELEASE TWO ALBUMS IN SEPTEMBER

In celebration of the bands 20th year in the music business, Eugene, Oregon’s horn-heavy, genre-bending, multi-platinum-selling Cherry Poppin’ Daddies are giving store shelves a double shot of musical goodness in September:   both “Susquehanna” and “Skaboy JFK: the Skankin’ hits of the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies” are scheduled for release on September 29, 2009, on Rock…

THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE, LIVE 1968 PARIS/OTTAWA

Guitar fans and players alike, never tire of guitar legends like Jimi.   Okay, we’re tired of Page/Zeppelin, but that’s due to the airwave overplay of the same damn material for the past 20 years!   Any newly released work by Jimi, shows you some element of his playing style in a new light.  …

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: LIVING COLOUR “BEHIND THE SUN”

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! LIVING COLOUR “BEHIND THE SUN”: SKOPE IT…

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: MOMMIE “Dumptruck”

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SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: Lou Barlow “Gravitate”

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KAKI KING PRESENTS THE EXHIBITION

Guitarist extraordinaire Kaki King is proud to announce The Exhibition, an art project that involves 16 artists and random King fans taking an actual guitar and creating original visual pieces inspired by one of her songs. The project, which began this past spring, culminates on August 7th at Littlefield Gallery in Brooklyn, NY, at 7pm.…

ANVIL CONTINUES EXTRAORDINARY COMEBACK

Certainly one of the most feel-good rock n’ roll comeback stories of recent times is that of Canadian heavy metal band Anvil. The band, considered a major influence for a generation of hard rockers including Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax, and Guns N’ Roses, was the subject of a critically acclaimed, must-see rock-doc, ‘Anvil! The Story of…

MATT HIRES SET TO UNVEIL DEBUT ALBUM

F-Stop Music/Atlantic recording artist Matt Hires has announced details of his eagerly anticipated debut album.   “TAKE US TO THE START” — which includes the single, “Honey, Let Me Sing You A Song” — will be released exclusively through iTunes on July 28th.   The album will then arrive in stores everywhere on August 25th.…

Vincent Minor, Born in the Wrong Era

Vincent Minor’s bright, fun piano melodies are instantly reminiscent of Ben Folds and Rufus Wainwright. There is something different about him, though. Minor’s songs are conversations. They’re very laid back, almost as if you asked him how his day was and he waited to answer until he sat down at the piano, singing in reply…

TWISTA STORMS THE TOP OF THE ALBUM CHARTS WITH ‘CATEGORY F5’

The pride of Chicago, platinum-plus and Grammy-nominated hip-hop veteran TWISTA, has stirred up another unstoppable summer storm out of the Windy City, as his sixth studio album, ‘CATEGORY F5,’ released last week on Get Money Gang Entertainment/EMI Label Services, enters the Billboard Top Rap Albums chart at No. 1, Top R&B Albums chart at No.…

1 MP3 & 2 NEW VIDEOS FROM DEAD CONFEDERATE

Dead Confederate is currently compiling live material from shows recorded in 2008/2009 for digital and possible limited edition vinyl release that will include rarely performed covers as well as the band’s original material.  

STOLI CHATS WITH THE WORLD’S GREATEST DANCEHALL GROUP T.O.K

I must admit that I was excited all week long to post this next interview. As a huge fan of dancehall I have been following TOK for many years now since ‘My Crew, My Dawgs.’ TOK is back with their new album, ‘Our World’ coming out on August 25th on VP Records. Their single “Guardian…

50 CENT GOES ON A BOOK-TOUR

DrewReports.com reports 50 Cent is planning a five city book tour with co-author Robert Greene to support his 50th Law novel. The trek will kick off in September, making stops in major cities like Los Angeles, Washington D.C and Atlanta. You can pre-order The 50th Law at Amazon.com now, as it officially hits shelves on…

DMB ON LETTERMAN – TWICE!

The Dave Matthews Band will be appearing on The Late Show with David Letterman, not once, but twice!   DMB will be performing on the late night staple on Monday and then again on Friday, July 31st.   The show airs weeknights at 11:35 Eastern on CBS.

MARC ANTHONY GETS INTO FOOTBALL

According to the Associated Press, Marc Anthony has teamed up to become a minority owner of the Miami Dolphins.   Anthony is now in business with Gloria Estefan and her husband, producer Emilio Estefan, who also bought a small stake in the club last month.   New Dolphins owner Stephen Ross also began a partnership…

SARA BAREILLES TEAMS UP WITH ONEREPUBLIC

OneRepublic just released their latest single on iTunes and it features a familiar voice.   The song is called “Come Home” and singing alongside frontman Ryan Tedder is none other than Sara Bareilles.   The singer-songwriter took to her Web site to blog about being asked to be a part of the song.   The…

KELLY CLARKSON TO TOUR

Kelly Clarkson has just announced plans to head out on a fall tour in support of her hit album All I Ever Wanted.   The original American Idol champion’s trek will kick off in Uncasville, Connecticut on October 2nd and hit 32 cities before wrapping up in Hollywood, Florida on December 13th.   Kelly will…

APACHE STONE, APACHE STONE

Mike Lombardi of TV’s Rescue Me fame has taken the road of other actors; Jared Leto (30 Seconds To Mars) comes to mind, and is fronting his own group.   The actor, who plays Mike “Probie” Silleti opposite Denis Leary, actually has a good rock voice.   Some of the group’s songs will be heard…

The Dear Hunter, Act III: Life and Death

Rock Opera reigns again.   In stores now is the culmination of a trilogy that will go down in rock history as a must own collection.   The Dear Hunter released Act III: Life And Death, the third installment of their rock opera June 23, 2009 on Triple Crown Records. For all you Pink Floyd…

The Rural Alberta Advantage, Hometowns

The words “Rural” and “Advantage” are rarely grouped together in the same sentence when speaking within the scope of indepedent music. Bands which form outside of a major metropolis are often faced with a dilemma: stay local and comfortable and risk irrelvance or make the move to the New Yorks and the St.Paul’s alike but…

Bruce Peninsula, A Mountain Is A Mouth

Gather around the campfire, take a few swigs from the bottle of ambiguous alcohol, start banging worn-down pots and sing loudly, regardless of your vocal training. Never mind the strange resonance lurking in the darkness and forget about what you think you saw. If this sounds like your kind of night, then the debut LP…

The Most Serene Republic, …And The Ever Expanding Universe

The Most Serene Republic are what happens when a bunch of young, earnest musicians get together in a room and pay attention to detail. They run the gamut of instrumentation and harmonies, producing a layered ebb and flow complemented by Adrian Jewett’s rambling vocals. What’s particularily striking about “…And The Ever Expanding Universe” is how…

DETAILS ON ROCK HALL’S 25TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERTS

It’s official!   To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Bruce Springsteen, U2, Metallica, Simon & Garfunkel, Stevie Wonder, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Friends, Eric Clapton, Aretha Franklin and others will take part in a two-day long celebration at New York’s Madison Square Garden.   It all takes place…

SEE MIKE SHINODA’S ART EXHIBITION

Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda will host a solo exhibition titled Glorious Excess (Dies) at the Japanese American National Museum in L-A starting on August 29th. The show is the follow-up to his 2008 exhibition, Glorious Excess (Born), which featured paintings and digital works. According to LinkinPark.com, his work for this piece is “larger, broader and…

50 CENT WANTS JOINT ALBUM WITH EMINEM

MTV News reports 50 Cent would “love to” do a joint album with Eminem, however, he told MTV that they’ve never “seriously discussed making an album together.” Further, the mogul added that if it were ever to come to fruition, the project would have to be divided to where “half of it was his and…

KINGS OF LEON ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

The Kings of Leon have just announced that they will be heading out on a North American summer headlining tour, kicking off August 7th at Lollapalooza in Chicago.   It will take the boys all over the U-S and Canada before wrapping up in Nashville, Tennessee on October 16th.   For all the dates and…

CHRIS BROWN’S “ABC’S”

We all know Chris Brown is currently working on his upcoming Graffiti album, and it looks like a mid-tempo track titled “ABC’s” has leaked. It is unknown as to if the cut will make the final tracklisting, nevertheless, you can find it online. SKOPE IT HERE!

JAY-Z DENIES BLACKBALLING CHRIS BROWN

While promoting his album in London, Jay-Z dismissed Chris Brown rumors on Tim Westwood’s radio show. Hov claimed he had nothing to do with Breezy not performing at the 2009 BET Awards. The rapper said that would’ve been a “sucker move” and explained “if I have a problem with Chris Brown, I got a problem…

MARIAH GETS PUSHED BACK

According to RollingStone.com, it looks like Mariah Carey’s Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel won’t be arriving this summer. The album was initially scheduled to hit shelves on August 25th, however the project has been delayed until September 15th. Mi Mi tweeted that she is still in the studio making sure it comes out just right.…

DAUGHTRY IS NUMBER ONE

Daughtry will debut at the number one spot on the Billboard 200 album chart as their sophomore album, Leave This Town, sold over 269-thousand units, according to Nielsen Soundscan.   For Daughtry, the new album marks his second number one on the chart.   Maxwell’s Blacksummers’night falls from the top spot to number two, the…

Pill Hill Radio, Self Titled

Pill Hill Radio rocks out with pop-heavy hooks and a rootsy-type sound.   The group’s self-titled album is full of hearty goodness while adding a catchy punch to their step.   The band is made up of: John Rafferty on acoustic guitar, vocals & harmonicas, Mike Giugliano on drums, Tommy Casatelli on bass and Eric…

VIC CHESNUTT’S ‘AT THE CUT’ OUT SEPTEMBER 22

At the Cut, the latest effort from Athens, GA-based singer-songwriter Vic Chesnutt, is due September 22 on Constellation Records. A collaboration with Fugazi’s Guy Picciotto and members of Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Silver Mt. Zion, At the Cut is the follow-up to Chesnutt’s 2007 collaborative recording with the same group, North Star Deserter, lauded…

GLASSNOTE RECORDS TO RELEASE JONAS SEES IN COLOR’S DEBUT

Glassnote Records is proud to introduce Greensboro, North Carolina’s JONAS SEES IN COLOR to the world with the release of the band’s self-titled debut, out September 29th. Jonas Sees In Color joins the independent label’s growing roster, which also boasts Secondhand Serenade, Justin Nozuka, Phoenix and The Temper Trap. The six-piece rock band recorded the…

SUFJAN STEVENS PRESENTS ‘THE BQE’ TRAILER

Sufjan Stevens premiered The BQE, a film and musical suite exploring New York City’s infamous Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Next Wave Festival in November 2007. The critically applauded performance featured 36 performers including a band, a wind and brass ensemble, string players, a horn section, projected film footage of the expressway…

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: 1090 Club “ITSON”

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SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: Termanology “Nobody’s Smilin”

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DATAROCK NEW VIDEO “TRUE STORIES”

In celebration of their sophomore album RED (September 1), DATAROCK is taking over North America with a 26-city tour that beings on Friday, August 28 in Montreal and ends on Saturday, October 3 in Seattle.