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GREGORY PORTER OFFERS MP3 “PRETTY”

Jazz/soul vocalist Gregory Porter is hailed by Wynton Marsalis as   “a fantastic young singer.” His debut album “Water” (May 11th, Motema Music) is eloquent and powerful. A frequent guest performer with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Porter also maintains a long-standing residency at Harlem’s venerable St. Nick’s Pub, and performs internationally. He…

ONEREPUBLIC NEW “SECRETS” VIDEO

OneRepublic have just unveiled the Chris Sims’ (Jimmy Eat World, Tamar Kaprelian) directed video for “Secrets.”   The string-heavy ballad follows “All The Right Moves” as the second single off of Waking Up. This is the second time the band has teamed up with Sims who also directed their video for “Mercy.” [youtube qHm9MG9xw1o nolink]

SKOPE / LIFEHOUSE IPOD GIVEAWAY

Currently in the middle of a North American tour to celebrate the release of their latest album Smoke & Mirrors, and the success of their single “Halfway Gone,” Lifehouse is partnering up with Skope Magazine to give one lucky fan a 3rd Generation, 32gb iPod Touch loaded with the entire Lifehouse catalog – Smoke &…

Bob Pressner, Honor Among Thieves

Inspired by the after effects of the first World Trade Center bombing in 1993, Bob Pressner gives you his own dose of reality.   This singer/songwriter now based in Florida tries to make sense of this crazy, unbalanced world.   Honor Among Thieves is Pressner’s answer to it all as he hopes to smooth matters…

FOXY SHAZAM ANNOUNCE SUMMER TOUR SUPPORTING HOLE

On the heels of a nationwide headlining run that included sold-out NYC and LA shows, the inimitable Foxy Shazam will be spending their summer on the road with Hole.   The month-long tour kicks off June 22nd in Philadephia, PA, and runs through July 16th in Minneapolis, MN.   Foxy Shazam’s self-titled major label debut…

THE PRETTY RECKLESS NEW VIDEO “MAKE ME WANNA DIE”

THE PRETTY RECKLESS, fronted by Gossip Girl’s Taylor Momsen, are scheduled to release their full length debut this August. The first single “Make Me Wanna Die,” is featured on the soundtrack to the film Kick-Ass as well as the band’s forthcoming self-titled EP out June 22.

15-YEAR OLD KHALIL SIGNED TO DEF JAM

A whirlwind of events within a few short weeks — from his first YouTube song posting, all the way to the board rooms of Island Def Jam Music Group (IDJ) in New York City — have brought 15-year old Khalil from the sleepy Sacramento suburb of Antelope, California to the ever-expanding Teen Island roster in…

FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD OF DOUG KEITH NEW SONG “THE ECHO WILL FADE”

NYC-based singer/songwriter Doug Keith will be kicking off a summer long national tour on May 18th in Greensboro, NC in support of both his recently released sophomore full-length The Lucky Ones and the newly remixed and remastered re-release of his critically acclaimed 2009 debut album Here’s To Outliving Me on July 13th (both on Doug’s…

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: FEFE DOBSON “GHOST”

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! FEFE DOBSON “GHOST”: SKOPE IT HERE!

IT’S ALIVE FREE DOWNLOAD

It’s Alive fans… are you ready?   Their debut album, Human Resources, is out on May 25th, but you can get a free MP3 download of a new song, “Here’s To You,” NOW!   Download the free song here. Free Download Link: http://www.itsaliverock.com/free

TRUTH & SALVAGE COMPANY SINGER ARRESTED

Tim Jones, one of the four singers/songwriters of the musical group Truth & Salvage Company, was shaken awake and ripped out of bed at the Marriott Hotel by Visalia Police while asleep in his hotel room.   Jones was subsequently handcuffed, taken to jail and cited for trespassing and resisting arrest in his own hotel…

THE MAINE ANNOUNCE NATIONWIDE HEADLINE TOUR

Sire/Action Theory Records artists The Maine have announced their first-ever nationwide headlining tour.   “An Evening with The Maine,” presented by Alternative Press magazine, kicks off July 7th in San Francisco, CA and runs through August 27th in Mesa, AZ.   The tour will support the July 13th release of their major label debut album…

AVENGED SEVENFOLD ANNOUNCE FIFTH STUDIO ALBUM

Southern California’s Avenged Sevenfold have announced the title and release date for their upcoming fifth studio album: Nightmare will be released by Warner Bros. Records on July 17th, 2010.     The album’s explosive first single (and title track) hits radio today and will be available from all digital service providers tomorrow. Nightmare was produced…

STOLI HEADS TO BRAZIL TO MEET UP WITH MEGAREX

  Another weekend has gone and a new edition of Skoped Out is here. This week we decided to head below the equator to check out a band making some heavy noise called Megarex. What caught me most from these guys is their ability to write catchy hooks. I got hooked on Megarex after listening…

MTV RADIO’S MORNING FACTS FOR MONDAY, MAY 17th, 2010

MILEY CYRUS TO PERFORM ON DWTS Miley Cyrus will perform her new single, “Can’t Be Tamed,” on Dancing with the Stars tomorrow night.   Her video for the song has been viewed over nine-million times since its release last week.   In the clip, Cyrus plays a bird-like creature with huge black wings.   She…

MTV RADIO’S MORNING FACTS FOR FRIDAY, MAY 14th, 2010

JUST DANCE VOL 3! Mariah Carey, Rihanna, Taio Cruz, Ludacris and others will be featured on a new dance compilation titled Just Dance Vol. 3.   The album is a collection of rare and hard-to-find remixes of popular songs.   It will be released on June 8th.   SONGS: Just Dance Vol. 3 features remixes…

BROCK ENRIGHT AND KIRSTEN DEIRUP OFFER MP3 “MAYBE”

Artist Brock Enright and his girlfriend, painter Kirsten Deirup have shocked the world with their art and exposed their personal life in the film Brock Enright: Good Times Will Never Be the Same, and will continue to keep people guessing with their debut album: Torben.

HUMAN LIFE RELEASE NEW VIDEO “IN IT TOGETHER”

As the lines between cool underground electronic music and savvy, accessible pop continue to blur, a trio from Southern California arrive to strike while the iron’s hot and show the world the slick, engrossing electro pop that they’ve been honing over the last few years.

CAROLE KING & JAMES TAYLOR LIVE AT THE TROUBADOUR DEBUTS

Carole King and James TaylorLive at the Troubadour debuted at #4 on Billboard’s Top 200 today selling 77,664 units in its first week of release, including an impressive #1 Internet debut with 12,453 physical copies sold online. This special 2-disc CD/DVD is available now via Hear Music/Concord Music Group. Live at the Troubadour was recorded…

WE ARE SCIENTISTS TO RELEASE FOURTH STUDIO ALBUM

New York based indie rockers, We Are Scientists, hard at work (and play) in the UK for most of this year, will release their fourth and by all accounts best studio album, Barbara, on June 15th 2010.   The album follows the We Are Scientists rock music brand by including beat-driven, melody-wrapped, harmony-draped, lyrically-savvy tracks.…

THE CONSTELLATIONS PREMIERE NSFW VIDEO ON PLAYBOY.COM

Check out the new, eye-popping video from The Constellations for “Perfect Day” premiering today on Playboy.com! “Perfect Day” is a track off of the band’s forthcoming album “Southern Gothic” due out June 22nd on Virgin Records. See the Constellations on tour this summer, including appearances at Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza – full summer listing below. SKOPE…

NEW BUCKCHERRY ALBUM RELEASE DATE CONFIRMED

Hard rockers Buckcherry’s brand new album ALL NIGHT LONG is now set for an August 3rd release in North America via original independent label Eleven Seven Music.   The band is currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on the record with producers Marti Frederiksen (Aerosmith, Def Leppard, Fuel) and guitarist/songwriter Keith Nelson. The…

THE NEW ALBUM FROM NEW YORK CITY’S SCISSOR SISTERS ON JUNE 29

Night Work, the third album from New York City’s Scissor Sisters, will be released in the U.S. on June 29th by Downtown Records, which is distributed by Fontana, Universal Music Group’s independent distribution division. The band, which has sold over seven million albums worldwide, recorded the album in London, the Bahamas and New York City,…

EMINEM AND JAY-Z TO HEADLINE NEW YORK’S YANKEE STADIUM AND DETROIT’S COMERICA PARK IN SEPTEMBER

Two superstars, two stadiums, two concerts, two unforgettable events.   In a rare co-headlining concert pairing, JAY-Z, who has scored more #1 albums than any solo artist in history, and EMINEM, the biggest selling artist of the 2000s, will share a stage with each headlining in his own hometown–EMINEM at Detroit’s Comerica Park and JAY-Z…

MTV RADIO’S MORNING FACTS FOR THURSDAY, MAY 13th, 2010

JUSTIN BIEBER ON OPRAH Justin Bieber made his first appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show earlier this week.   The 16-year-old performed his song “Baby” and sat down with Oprah for an interview.   Bieber admitted that he doesn’t understand why girls scream and pass out in his presence.   Later, Oprah asked Bieber if…

THE STEVE MILLER BAND NEW SINGLE “HEY YEAH”

Legendary rock icon Steve Miller Band will kick off a highly anticipated North American tour May 21st in Las Vegas in a new show designed by acclaimed Broadway director Rob Roth. The tour will support his new album BINGO!, which lands in stores June 15th on Miller’s Space Cowboy Records in partnership with Roadrunner/Loud &…

THE SMASHING PUMPKINS ANNOUNCE NEW MEMBER BASSIST NICOLE FIORENTINO

The Los Angeles musician has been in such bands as Veruca Salt, Spinerette, Radio Vago, Twilight Sleep and Light FM. The latter group appeared at a Los Angeles benefit concert last November headlined by the Billy Corgan-led band Backwards Clock Society (proceeds from that show went to Laura Masura, the former head of the Smashing…

TRINA’S ALBUM “AMAZIN'” DEBUTS AT #1

Platinum selling artist Katrina “Trina” Taylor’s 5th album titled AMAZIN’ (Slip-N-Slide Records/EMI) has debut #1 on Soundscan’s Independent Chart and #2 on the Rap Chart.   The second single off the album is “Always” featuring R&B siren Monica. With one platinum and two gold albums behind her and her loyal fan base, AMAZIN’ proves to…

The Kissing Party, The Hate Album

This isn’t your everyday Kissing Party; this is a group of Denver musicians that gives you their Hate Album.   Love ‘em or hate ‘em, The Kissing Party will definitely get your attention.   Coming off their previous release, Rediscover Lovers, from two years ago, this band is ready to set the bar high NOW.…

EXCLUSIVE: NADIA KAY RELEASES ALBUM ART FOR ‘RELOADED’

Nadia Kay is currently touring the US with recent shows in NYC, Las Vegas and a scheduled performance at the “Stir It Up” Music Festival in Montego Bay, Jamaica this fall. Accompanied by four talented dancers she has created her own unique brand of sound – a high-energy-pop-rock-dance story beautifully told by compelling lyrics, pounding…

SKOPE LIVE! ANNOUNCES JUNE 5, 2010 SHOW IN BOSTON

Skope Live! & Boston’s Radio 92.9 are back for another fun & exciting night of live music in Boston, MA. We have lined up four bands to watch for a night full of cold beers, catchy hooks, and cool music loving people. Also come compete on the Skope Live! / Guitar Hero Jumbo Game Console!…