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YOUNG DE NEW VIDEO “BLAZE OF GLORY”

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, native, by way of Los Angeles, California, emcee, Demerick “Young De” Shelton, is already somewhat a seasoned veteran at his craft, despite the fact that he has yet to release an album of his very own.

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: AWOLNATION “Burn it Down”

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! AWOLNATION  “Burn it Down”: SKOPE IT HERE!

PHIL COLLINS REVISES ROSELAND SHOW DATES

Atlantic recording artist Phil Collins has revised the schedule for his upcoming series of concerts at New York City’s Roseland Ballroom.   Due to scheduling and production difficulties, the first show, originally slated for June 22, has been cancelled.   The remaining shows, on June 23, 24 & 25, will go on as scheduled.  …

MESHELL NDEGEOCELLO LONDON RESIDENCY

With her career-high new album — “Devil’s Halo” — released last week on Downtown Records / Cooperative Music, Meshell Ndegeocello has just announced news of a three-night residency at the Jazz Café in June. Sunday 13 June — London — Jazz Café Monday 14 June — London — Jazz Café Tuesday 15 June — London…

KINGS OF LEON ANNOUNCE OPENERS ON SUMMER TOUR

Kings of Leon are happy to announce that special guests The Black Keys, Built To Spill, The Features, The Stills and The Whigs will join them for their upcoming 2010 Live Nation produced tour. Special guests will appear on select dates.       Tickets are on sale now at www.LiveNation.com.   A limited number…

TWO DIXIE CHICKS FORM COURT YARD HOUNDS

After much chatter and anticipation, Emily Robison and Martie Maguire of The Dixie Chicks, announced today via their website that they will release new music under the moniker Court Yard Hounds. The album of all new material will be available for pre-order beginning today exclusively through www.courtyardhounds.com with all pre-orders receiving an instant gratification 4-song…

DEAD COUNTRY CONFIRM MAY TOUR DATES WITH FAR

Dead Country have announced that they will be going out on ten-date tour in May with the recently reunited FAR. Dead Country released their self-titled debut EP on April 13, via Storefront Records.     TOUR DATES w/ Far 5/18   Venue – Sacramento, CA 5/20   Belly Up Tavern – Solana Beach, CA 5/21…

CAGE THE ELEPHANT ANNOUNCE SPRING TOUR DATES

Cage the Elephant- Matt Shultz (vocals), Brad Shultz (guitar), Daniel Tichenor (bass), Lincoln Parish (guitar) and Jared Champion (drums) – are set to embark on a new run of U.S. spring tour dates that will take the band from coast to coast, beginning in San Antonio, TX on April 30 and wrapping in Noblesville, IN…

Trans Am, Thing

What?! There’s no vocals in post-rock! —But Captain, these voices aren’t human, they’re… something else. Trans Am have trapped you in a Tron-like universe and Thing is the robot in a business suit sent to save you. On closer inspection, the real concept of the record isn’t quite what I imagined–humbug–but it’s just as spacey.…

MTV RADIO’S MORNING FACTS FOR THURSDAY, APRIL 29th, 2010

2010 AMERICAN IDOL LIVE! TOUR INFO The dates for the 2010 American Idol Live! Tour have just been announced!   The top ten performers of Season Nine will be singing their way all across North America, beginning July 1st in Detroit, Michigan and wrapping up on September 14th in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   Tickets go on…

Steve Poltz, Dreamhouse

The comfortable, seemingly nonchalant sway of Steve Poltz’s latest, Dreamhouse may very well be a nod to East Coast singer-songwriter Joel Plaskett, long one of Canada’s undiscovered strumming charmers. After all, not only did Plaskett produce Dreamhouse, he played six different instruments and provided backing vocals. But maybe Plaskett simply adds fuel to Poltz’s fire.…

SIGN IT LOUD NEW VIDEO “SUGAR SWEET”

Pop-rock sensations Sing It Loud have released a brand new video for their first single, “Sugar Sweet,” from their forthcoming album, Everything Collide, which is set for release on May 11.   Watch “Sugar Sweet” here: [myspace 104590928 nolink] Also, check out the press release for Everything Collide and upcoming tour dates for Sing It…

THE JOY FORMIDABLE OFFER MP3 WIDGET

Welsh indie rock three-piece The Joy Formidable is excited to offer their song “Whirring” as an MP3 download. As a track from their forthcoming EP titled A Balloon Called Moaning, “Whirring” exhibits what The Joy Formidable execute so well: crafting uplifting songs with a crashing rock element that melds the huge expanses of its members’…

OWL CITY LIVE FROM LONDON ONLINE

No matter where you are in the world, you can catch OWL CITY: Live from London!   In a rare opportunity, fans of Owl City will get a chance to watch the band live when they play a sold out show at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London on May 9th.   The performance will…

TOBY KEITH’S I LOVE THIS BAR AND GRILL PLANS TO OPEN AT PATRIOT PLACE

Music superstar Toby Keith plans to open his famed restaurant and entertainment venue, Toby Keith’s I love This Bar and Grill, at Patriot Place in the town of Foxborough in summer 2010. Named after Keith’s hit single “I Love This Bar,” the 19,000-square-foot restaurant would seat 400, feature 50 HDTV monitors for viewing sporting events,…

APE MACHINE OFFERS MP3 “ALL TIMES”

APE MACHINE releases their debut album, This House Has Been Condemned, on May 4, 2010. Self-released through their own Ape Machine Music, this 5 piece from Portland, OR blends equal parts rock n’ roll, blues, stoner rock and psychedelia.

NEW RASPUTINA ALBUM STREAMING ONLINE

Seminal cello-driven trio Rasputina will release their seventh album, ‘Sister Kinderhook’ on June 15, 2010. Rasputina directress, Melora Creager recorded it whilst pregnant in the Hudson Valley just last summer. She and Brian Kehew (Moog Cookbook, Fiona Apple, Air) mixed it in Los Angeles with a newborn in the studio. This album finds Melora expressing…

LEAGUE510 NEW VIDEO “TO THE BEAT”

After releasing a slew of tracks off their compilation project, Invasion Vol. 1, and a successful Dope Winter Ball Tour, the Town Techno purveyors League510 are proud to release the title track and first single off their album, To The Beat.

SKOPE / STOOGES RAW POWER SIGNED LES PAUL GIVEAWAY

To commemorate the Legacy and Deluxe re-issue releases of the seminal album, Raw Power, Legacy Recordings and Skope Magazine are giving you the chance to win a Gibson Les Paul Studio Raw Power guitar signed by guitarist James Williamson. Raw Power Legacy Edition is in-stores 4/13, while the Deluxe edition is in-stores 4/27.

PAUL WALL RELEASES FREE FAN APP ON iTUNES – “PAULWALL360”

As the countdown to the June 29th drop of Paul Wall’s 4th major album release, “Heart of a Champion” begins, the Houston rapper plans to stay in touch with fans via iTunes with the release of his new App, “PaulWall360” this past Friday. The free App, which is available in 8 languages and requires iPhone…

BETTYE LaVETTE INVITED BY ROBERT PLANT TO OPEN ON HIS JULY TOUR

The stars are aligning for BETTYE LaVETTE and the May 25 release of INTERPRETATIONS: THE BRITISH ROCK SONGBOOK, as Robert Plant has invited BETTYE to open for his July tour. BETTYE’s 3rd album for Anti-, and the follow-up to her Grammy-nominated Scene of the Crime, is earning considerable praise from both the press and her…

Robin Stone, Bad Girl

Get ready for Robin Stone as she brings you her new album full of so much good flavor.   Bad Girl proves that Stone is a gifted singer/songwriter and a force to be reckoned with in this business.   If I had to use one phrase to describe this record’s overall sound I would call…

BUCKCHERRY’s JOSH TODD GUEST STARS ON BONES

Buckcherry’s Josh Todd (pictured, R) guest-stars as a rock star when Brennan (Emily Deschanel, L) and Booth (David Boreanaz, C) investigate the death of a rich adventure seeker, and are led to a rock-and-roll fantasy camp in the BONES episode “The Rocker in the Rinse Cycle” airing Thursday, April 29 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.…

RUNNER RUNNER SIGNS WITH EMI’s CAPITOL

Runner Runner, a dynamic young band hailing from punk mecca Huntington Beach, Calif., will see its debut album released through a new partnership with EMI Music’s Capitol Records, Clear Entertainment/C.E. Music (a new label formed by David Letterman’s Worldwide Pants Inc.), and Jack Ponti’s MRV label. The album, now being recorded in Los Angeles with…

MaryBeth Maes, Just Like Me

As one that holds classic blues-rock close to heart, it came as a great surprise just how difficult it was to listen through the entirety of MaryBeth Maes’ debut original album, Just Like Me. It’s perplexing as Maes succeeds in every fundamental aspect— a voice with great range and pitch, solid acoustic accompaniment, and great…

MTV RADIO’S MORNING FACTS FOR WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28th, 2010

SHAKIRA SCORES WITH WORLD CUP THEME SONG Shakira’s new song “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” has been chosen as the official song for the FIFA World Cup 2010.   The tune will be performed by Shakira and South African group Freshlyground, at the Closing Ceremony before the World Cup Final on July 11th in…

THE JOHNNY CASH PROJECT CELEBRATES OFFICIAL LAUNCH

The Johnny Cash Project, an online global collective art project and visual testament to the life and career of Johnny Cash, “The Man In Black,” celebrates its official launch, with over 5,000 frames submitted to the dynamic website in the three weeks since the site’s soft launch. The highly interactive website celebrates the February 2010…

KINGS OF CONVENIENCE EMBARK ON FIRST NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

Norway’s Kings Of Convenience will embark on their first North American tour in 5 years, in support of their acclaimed album, Declaration Of Dependence. Renowned for their captivating live shows, the duo of Erlend Øye and Eirik Gambek Boe play a unique brand of atmospheric acoustic pop, mixing gorgeous harmonies, gentle bossa nova inflections and…

ELECTRIC VALENTINE STUDIO GETS ROBBED

Just as momentum was building and picking up steam on their musical trajectory upwards, electropop duo ELECTRIC VALENTINE suffered a devastating blow – their studio was ransacked and their gear, and more importantly, all the music they have been working on was stolen. With an award for “Best Electronic Band” at last month’s “2010 OC…

THE 88 EMBARK ON FIRST-EVER U.K. TOUR

Los Angeles based band The 88 (www.the88.net) today announced a May tour that will take the group to the United Kingdom for the first time, as both opening act for Ray Davies and as headliners for additional performances of their own. Confirmed dates are: 5/20 @ Symphony Hall, Birmingham, UK (w/ Ray Davies) 5/21 @…

JASON DERULO GEARS UP TO SET RADIO AIRWAVES ABLAZE ONCE AGAIN

After whipping the studio audience into a frenzy with an electrifying performance of his hit single “In My Head” on American Idol   April 7th, red-hot pop sensation Jason Derulo is gearing up to release his new single, “Ridin’ Solo,” to pop radio Wednesday, April 28th.   The track follows up the triple-threat singer, songwriter,…

THE INDOMITABLE SPIRIT OF ROBIN STONE

When life seems to turn and conspire against, what is it that makes some people fight on and others surrender? Some would say faith, some would say personal belief and others would say pride. I happen to think it comes down to determination, will and desire. I also happen to think those three facets are…

PETER WOLD TOUR DATES FOR MAY

Peter Wolf, one of rock music’s legendary showmen, has announced a long-awaited solo tour for May, in support of his latest release, ‘Midnight Souvenirs’ (Verve/UMe).   The album debuted at number 45 and features Merle Haggard, Shelby Lynne, and Neko Case.   Peter’s band will include Duke Levine (guitar), Kevin Barry (guitar), Marty Ballou (bass),…

JONAS BROTHERS AND SPECIAL GUEST DEMI LOVATO ANNOUNCE WORLD TOUR

Multi-platinum-selling recording artists the Jonas Brothers announced today a three continent summer concert tour with special guest and Hollywood Records label mate, Demi Lovato.   The tour will combine spectacular production with unrivaled performances of both artists’ hits as well as music from the Disney Channel Original Movie, “Camp Rock,” and its highly anticipated sequel.…

REGINA SPEKTOR TO RELEASE RADIOHEAD COVER “NO SURPRISES”

Following the success of her March 23rd Doctors Without Borders benefit concert in New York City, which was inspired by the recent earthquake disasters in Haiti and Chile, Sire/Warner Bros recording artist Regina Spektor announces the release of an exclusive, fund-raising iTunes single. Today, Tuesday April 27th, Spektor released her cover of Radiohead’s song “No…