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PAUL VAN DYK TO ROCK ROSELAND BALLROOM NEW YEARS EVE IN NYC

How do you envision your New Year’s Eve? How does Grammy Award Nominated DJ Paul van Dyk, You and your closest friends sound?   Fresh from his historic performance at the Berlin Wall Anniversary, Paul will be playing an extended 4 hour set on a specially designed Integral Sound System conceived by famed sound man…

DAFT PUNK TOUR IS JUST A RUMOR

There are no tour dates currently planned for Daft Punk. The recent rumors of a Daft Punk tour are false. We would like to ensure that no fans are taken advantage of by fictitious rumors of upcoming shows.

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: Sia “You’ve Changed”

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! Sia “You’ve Changed”: SKOPE IT HERE!

OBIE TRICE RETURNS WITH PRODUCER MOSS / MP3

Returning with his first LP since his departure from Shady Records (where he was one of the label’s top selling artists), Obie Trice readies a new street LP, Special Reserve, which finds him collaborating solely with rising producer MoSS. With a very strong fanbase, a strong presence on commercial radio and having sold in excess…

DELICIOUS VINYL RELEASE IPHONE GAME

Ever wanted to step into the DJ booth and get the party started right?   Then “Bust-a-Move,” do the “Wild Thing” and pour some “Funky Cold Medina,” as Delicious Vinyl DJ puts you in control of the dance floor.   Delicious Vinyl and Ten23 Software are proud to announce Delicious Vinyl DJ a new music…

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: Creedence Clearwater “Run Rudolph Run”

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! Creedence Clearwater “Run Rudolph Run”: SKOPE IT…

BOSTON’S REED WADDLE BEST NYC SONGWRITER?!

Boston singer/songwriter and guitarist Reed Waddle can add another notch to his guitar strap after his Grand Prize winning performance at the New York Songwriters Circles fourth annual Songwriting Contest finale at the venerable Bitter End.   Reed’s soulful performance of his single “Piece By Piece” brought New York’s music faithful to their feet and…

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: Mary McBride “Do You Hear What I Hear”

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! Mary McBride “Do You Hear What I…

NEVER SHOUT NEVER LAUNCHES ACOUSTIC TOUR IN JANUARY

Christofer Drew, the 18-year-old singer-songwriter and guitarist who records under the name Never Shout Never, will hit the road in January for a solo acoustic tour in support of Never Shout Never’s eight-song mini-album, entitled What Is Love? The album, which was produced by Butch Walker (Weezer, Katy Perry, Pete Yorn) and recorded in both…

LISA HANNIGAN COVERS DEPECHE MODE

Irish songstress Lisa Hannigan has just released a special set of live recordings, Live At Fingerprints, which includes six live tracks done at Fingerprint Records in Long Beach, CA.   Live At Fingerprints is out now exclusively at www.thinkindie.com, and everywhere else physically and digitally on December 15, 2009. Now for a treat, check out…

TBS HANGS WITH ANBERLIN / VIDEO

Did you ever wonder what happens when two rock stars hang out together? Adam Lazzara from Taking Back Sunday has created a video that gives fans a behind the scenes look at how he would spend the day with Stephen from Anberlin. Watch the two lead singers hang from a tree, have fun in the…

GROOVE ARMADA VIDEO FOR “I WON’T KNEEL”

Andy Cato and Tom Findlay, better known together as Groove Armada, will release their sixth studio album, Black Light, February 23, 2010 in the U.S. The album, which features an impressive list of guest artists, represents a bold new phase in the duo’s artistic evolution, while maintaining a signature Groove Armada style that fans have…

VIDEO OF MICHAEL WELCH FROM ‘TWILIGHT: NEW MOON’ TALKING MUSIC

After dropping by the Luthier Society offices last week, Twilight: New Moon’s MICHAEL WELCH showcased his musical savvy in this exclusive new viral video, as he talks about the music scene, the direction of today’s industry, and his current favorite bands–including New Zealand natives “LIKE A STORM”!   Check out the accomplished actor and drummer’s…

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: 8 BALL & MJG “TEN TOES 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! 8 BALL & MJG “TEN TOES DOWN”:…

JOEY MCINTYRE TO RELEASE SOLO ALBUM

After wrapping up a whirlwind year on the road with the newly reunited New Kids on the Bock, pop icon Joey McIntyre isn’t slowing down.   The singer/songwriter will release his solo EP, HERE WE GO AGAIN, available in early December. The sound is like nothing the multi-platinum performer has ever done before.   Over…

BIG JEFF OPENS STOLI’S MIND TO THE CHILDREN’S MUSIC MARKET

My next guest is a first for the “Skoped Out” column. After receiving the press kit and new album from Big Jeff, I was truly intrigued. Big Jeff got his start over 13 years ago playing songs for his daughters and children at the local New Jersey daycare center. The music was so well received…

Rise For Order, Rip It Up

Rise For Order is a hard rock/metal group based in Toronto.   Four members included are:   Johnny Goltz on lead vocals, Trevor MacLeod on guitar, Mad Choyles on bass and Jorge Pereira on drums.   It’s also worth noting that their producer, Steve Thompson, has worked with Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, Korn and Soundgarden.…

UNIVERSAL MOTOWN’S FINEST ROCK DETROIT

The most quintessential of American holidays, Thanksgiving, is the setting for a special celebration of a quintessentially American musical treasure: the classic songs of Motown. NFL fans will be dancing in their seats at home and at Ford Field in Detroit during the 2009 United Way Thanksgiving Day Halftime Show: A Motown 50th Anniversary Tribute.…

TONI BRAXTON AND TREY SONGZ “YESTERDAY” VIDEO

Check out the new music video for “Yesterday” from Multi-Platinum Grammy Award Winner Toni Braxton featuring Trey Songz. The video also features cameos from NBA Lakers Ron Artest and Shannon Brown as well as Brooke Hogan. SKOPE IT HERE! Tune in to the American Music Awards on Sunday, November 22nd to watch Toni Braxton present…

THE CRIBS NEW VIDEO “WE SHARE THE SAME SKIES”

Wakefield + Manchester + Portland = melodic punk rock quartet THE CRIBS who celebrate the release of their brand new, critically-embraced Warner Bros. Records album IGNORE THE IGNORANT, with news of a coast-to-coast American tour beginning January, 2010.  

ROB CARLTON FEATURED GHS STRING ENDORSEE

Rob Carlton is now featured on GHS Strings website as an endorsee. This is a huge honor as only a select group of musicians are featured on the GHS Strings website. GHS Strings produce a full line of strings for fretted instruments: electric, acoustic and classical guitar; electric bass; banjo; mandolin; pedal and steel guitar…

Justin Levinson, Predetermined Fate

Why someone from Vermont with a soft, mellow Ben Folds-esque voice would desire to write a country album is beyond me, but something about it just works. Maybe it’s the something different that comes from pop/rock/country composition without the vocal twang. Perhaps Levinson says it best:   “I’ve come supplied with duct tape and a…

KRS-ONE: HOME AGAIN FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Twenty years ago, hip hop artist/activist KRS-One wrote an inspiring op-ed in The New York Times “A Survival Curriculum for Inner City Kids,” in which he addressed the city’s failings to take care of its most needy; in the article, he also mentioned how he’d spent many of his formative years in the 1970s in…

PLANETARY NIGHTS BLAST OFF WITH ‘ELLIPTICAL MOTION’

Planetary Nights’ debut album “Elliptical Motion” is as singer-songwriter RJ McSweeney describes it “original Americana rock n roll”. It was produced by Mark Hermann and includes Rob Clores (Black Crowes) on keyboards and percussionist Graham Hawthorne (David Byrne).

SNOB DOODLE

A very happy Friday to all Skope readers! It seems that Snob Doodle caught wind of whether Miley Cyrus does or does not listen to Jay Z. She says she doesn’t, but we beg to differ!

BIZ TALK: A FEW FACTS ABOUT BARCODES

I recently attended a SWSW Music and Media Conference in Austin Texas. The first day I was there I witnessed a punk band walk over to give a Top Music Executive one of their CD’s following a hot live performance. Everything was going fine until she turned the CD over and noticed there was no…

THE BRAVERY NEW VIDEO “SUGAR PILL”

Be sure to check out the new music video for the song “Sugar Pill” from The Bravery below. This particular video was directed by the band’s bass player Mike Hindert, the same person who directed the band’s previous chilling clip for “Hatefuck.” The new album by The Bravery, Stir The Blood, comes out on December…

DARYL HALL AND JOHN OATES TO APPEAR ON THE CLEVELAND SHOW THIS SUNDAY

The number-one selling duo in music, Daryl Hall and John Oates, are appearing as themselves on the hit comedy, THE CLEVELAND SHOW this Sunday, November 22nd at 8:30pm ET/PT. Cleveland (Mike Henry) celebrates his first Thanksgiving with his new family, as well as his own parents, Cookie (guest voice Francis Callier) and Freight Train (guest…

E.P. HALL OFFERS “EMPEROR’S NOTE” OFF NEW ALBUM

Mommy Crow is a pensive folk album that mixes in strings, story book narratives, and various sounds such as the wind. The acoustic guitar carries the listener through the album, as though one were walking along, leafing through the pages of Mommy Crow.

MTV RADIO’S MORNING FACTS FOR FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20th, 2009

JUSTIN GOES TO SEE LEONA Leona Lewis played a special concert on Tuesday night in Los Angeles, the day her sophomore album Echo came out in stores, and she had a pretty prominent musician come to her show.   According to the L-A Times, Justin Timberlake took in the show from Lewis’ private table where…

BONNAROO 2010 DATES ANNOUNCED

The 2010 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival is confirmed for June 10-13! The four-day music and camping festival will once again be held on our beautiful, 700-acre farm in Manchester, TN, 60 miles southeast of Nashville.   Check back soon for lots of surprises – We’ll be announcing our spectacular 2010 line up and more…