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DIANA OLSON EXPERIENCES PRINCE AT BUNKERS IN MINNEAPOLIS, MN

A couple weeks ago Prince did a couple impromptu concerts at Grand Palais in Paris after attending some fashion shows for Paris Fashion Week. Last Sunday Prince showed up at Bunkers, in the downtown Minneapolis warehouse district, where Mombos Combo was playing their regular Sunday night jam.  

SKOPE TV PHONER WITH CORMEGA

On Monday night the phone rang a few minutes after 7 pm EST and on the other line was hip hop powerhouse, Cormega. It has been a minute since last time Skope talked with Cormega. Cormega is riding high these days with the release of his new album, ‘Born And Raised’ as well as an…

THE WONDERFUL DISSONANCE OF BRETT GLEASON

Brett Gleason’s first solo effort, ‘The Dissonance’ is a unique fusion of alternative rock and electronica, combining the industrial production of NIN with the melodic piano of Tori Amos. Brett got involved with music early after a childhood accident left him with a severe speech impediment, leading him to a life of solitary contemplation filled…

MUSIC UP CLOSE WITH JANIE – OCTOBER 2009

This month’s Music Up Close takes a look back at artists of the 60s and 70s and see what some of them are doing today.   There are, of course, too many to chose from, but some recent releases helped me narrow the focus for this column.   Main Stage features Gordon Lightfoot   recently…

SKOPE & ALICE IN CHAINS GIVING AWAY A NEW GUITAR

To celebrate the release of Black Gives Way To Blue, Alice In Chains and Skope Magazine are giving one lucky fan a chance to rock out with a brand new guitar. Enter now for your chance to win a G&L Rampage Jerry Cantrell Signature model signed by the band.

ROU REYNOLDS FROM ENTER SHIKARI ANSWERS YOUR QUESTIONS

‘Common Dreads’ is the new album by St. Albans-based quartet Enter Shikari. It was born in a back garden shed in St. Albans after a mental two years (we’ll get to that in a minute) in the lives of these young men. Skope was fortunate to get a copy of a Q&A Rou did with…

SKOPE TV PHONER WITH ROB CARLTON

It was 7 pm on a Thursday night in New England and the phone rang. On the other end was Rob Carlton calling in from Pennsylvania. Rob is riding high these days after closing some major guitar edorsements and realeasing his solo album, ‘Beautiful Collision.’

MUSIC UP CLOSE WITH JANIE – SEPTEMBER 2009

After our initial open house, where you saw the contents of our little virtual music club here at Music Up Close, we will be highlighting different rooms each month, but always ending with our cocktail meet-and-greet at the SonicBids Lounge. For September, Club Ladies brings a look a Teisha Helgerson, the frontwoman for the band…

SKOPE & CAVO ARE GIVING AWAY A EPIPHONE GUITAR

In celebration of their recent major-label debut Bright Nights * Dark Days, Cavo and Skope Magazine want to give one lucky fan the tool they need to become a rock star too. Cavo is giving away an Epiphone Special II Vintage Sunburst guitar signed by the band. Enter now for your chance to win!

SKOPE TV PHONER WITH TRAEDONYA & DJ PROPHIT

Recently Traedonya and Prohibition Entertainment held a global remix contest for the single, “I’ll Give It To You.” Producers and deejays from all over the world submittted their own versions of the track.

DIANA OLSON INTRODUCES VLAD TO SKOPE READERS

Vlad’s biography says, “Music has the ability to transform, heal and speak to the soul. And when it transcends itself, music is no longer music but rather the truth and philosophy of life. This is the true essence of highly accomplished guitarist, arranger, producer – Vlad…

DIRTY BLONDE ENSLAVED THEIR AUDIENCE AT PALMER’S IN ANDOVER, MA

Dirty Blonde is one of those bands that many have not heard of but many will love once they’ve heard them. Sultry singer Cheryl Aruda fronts this hard-driving, non-stop rhythm machine. Playing at Palmer’s Restaurant in Andover, Massachusetts last Saturday night, Dirty Blonde made a believer out of everybody who had not seen them before.

SKOPE & ICN WANT TO FEATURE YOUR MUSIC VIDEOS

Skope has partnered with the Independent Coffee Network and we are currently looking for music videos for airplay. The Independent Coffee Network consists of 42″ flat screen TVs placed in independent coffee shops around the country that are programmed with video content, news, music, and much more. We are looking for a diverse line up…

PAINTED ON WATER PLAYS BOSTON SEPT 3RD

PAINTED ON WATER, the duo of star Turkish performers, whose self-titled album project by the vocalist Sertab Erener and composer/guitarist Demir Demirkan, will return to these shores in September for a series of dates, following on the heels of their recent triumphant Central Park/Summerstage performance in front of 7,000 fans, as part of the “Istanbulive”…

JIMMY RAE TALKS WITH THE MAN BEHIND KALEO FUTURISTO

Kaleo means the voice, the music and the song in Hawaiian language.   Kaleo Futuristo is his name and being the voice while makin’ the music & songs is his game.   This happy-go-lucky character from sunny Cali is bringing all types of styles to the  table.   Not just a unique style musically, but…

DIANA OLSON INTRODUCES THE GREAT GUITAR OF ROB CARLTON

Rob Carlton grew up on Long Island in New York where he was surrounded by many musicians who would rent rooms in his parents’ 16th century home. Rob was first introduced to guitar and songwriting at the early age of 12, receiving some of his first lessons from one of the boarding musicians.

SKOPE TV PHONER WITH COOL FROM COOL & DRE

It is not everyday that you get a call from a member of one of the hottest production duos in music. On Wednesday night Skope got a call from Cool who is part of Cool & Dre. If you have listened to music especially hip hop over the past five years you have heard many…

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.  

SKOPE TV INTERVIEW WITH JADA IN BOSTON

Last Thursday night the Skope TV crew ventured out to Bristol Studios in Boston, MA to interview & chill with Motown/Universal new group, JADA. Skope has covered JADA twice before but that was before their major label deal.

SKOPE TV PHONER WITH PLAYAZ CIRCLE

On Monday night around 7 pm Skope got a call from College Park, ATL and it was Playaz Circle on the other end. Playaz Circle are gearing up to release their second album, ‘Flight 360.’

JENNY LEWIS CHARMS ORLANDO AT THE PLAZA THEATER

Last Sunday, Jenny Lewis of Rilo Kiley made a stop on her solo tour in Orlando, FL at the Plaza Theater. Things started of with a showing of the film “Welcome to Van Nuys”, a documentary about the making of Jenny Lewis’ recent album, Acid Tounge, with Heartless Bastards opening up.

FOLKSTRESS LINGERS IN LOCAL GALLERY

Just as the roses continue to grow 30 years long at the patio of Cucuru Gallery and Café, sweet and colorful are the simple things in life that remain a constant. Simplicity is what local solo folk artist Lindsay Weidmann explored in “What Else Have I Been Missing” her first CD, in which she performed…