Category: FEATURES

Feature stories and artist interviews

Local Music Show: How to Put on a Great Performance

If you’re a musician, you know that playing live is one of the best ways to get exposure and grow your fan base. However, putting on a great performance isn’t always easy. There are many things to consider, from choosing the right songs to preparing for the show. This article will discuss how to put…

@skopemag news – friday – july 1, 2022 @ 3 pm est

@skopemag news – friday – july 1, 2022 @ 3 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope XATIVA announces the release of her sophomore EP – ‘ Fly Away’ London based Swedish-Ecuadorian musician XATIVA announces the release of her second EP ‘Fly Away’ and video for single ‘Here With Me’, the third song from the project.…

Neil Nathan Presents “Be Still My Everbeaten Heart”

It’s no wonder fans and the media can’t get enough of Neil Nathan: this first-rate folk-rock singer/songwriter has been taking the music industry by force since 2007 with his debut EP, Glide. Born in New Jersey and raised in New York, his musical role models include David Bowie, Cat Stevens, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Tom…

@skopemag news – friday – july 1, 2022 @ 8 am est

@skopemag news – friday – july 1, 2022 @ 8 am est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Emilio Rojas Freestyle Takes Down Draconian Overturning of Roe vs. Wade Quote from Emilio on Roe Vs. Wade and the “Stan” Freestyle: “Fuck the Supreme Court. Welcome to the America that is inching closer and closer towards turning the…

@skopemag news – thursday – june 30, 2022 @ 5 pm est

@skopemag news – thursday – june 30, 2022 @ 5 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope YOUNG LEGEND, BOBBY SESSIONS BACK WITH A NEW RELEASE “ISO” Bobby Sessions swears he isn’t superstitious, but the way his career has unfolded has felt magical. Over the last decade, the Dallas MC has cultivated a pure, contemplative rap…

AYA YVES GREEN WITH ENVY IN ‘ERASE ME’

Listen to “erase me” here. Have you ever seen someone in a casual capacity and caught feelings? So has Aya Yves, after all it’s human to feel. After Aya Yves had her existence feel completely disregarded from a particular scenario,  Aya along with co-writers Ciara Muscat (Keeks) and Chris Chidiac (Chi), went into a session…

SKOPE: Lee Brice ‘Soul (R3HAB Remix)’

There is no need to introduce the name, Lee Brice. With his GRAMMY and a CMA nomination, he is a double ACM award winner and has gathered over 3 billion on-demand streams. While selling out arenas, Lee Brice keeps on delivering high-quality record after record. His newest album, ‘Hey World,’ is a certified 15-track long…

@skopemag news – thursday – june 30, 2022 @ 12 pm est

@skopemag news – thurday – june 30, 2022 @ 12 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope BUZZHERD & PALE HORSEMAN To Release Split Album The brutal Bethlehem, PA, based BUZZHERD and Chicago sludge lords PALE HORSEMAN are preparing to release a new Split album celebrating a wealth of fierce, heavy music on October 28th, 2022.…

New Video By Jojo Engelbert “Sweet n Sour”

When you’re growing up, it can be tough to know exactly who you are and where you stand. That’s particularly true for those who, like Jojo Engelbert, have done their growing up in public. The recurring star of the nationally syndicated programs “Ariel & Zoey & Eli Too” and “Steal The Show” has already been…

@skopemag news – wednesday – june 29, 2022 @ 5 pm est

@skopemag news – wednesday – june 29, 2022 @ 5 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Indie-pop Rockers Rooted Drop an Energetic Video for “Waiting” Indie-pop middle school rockers, Rooted have just dropped a music video for their single, “Waiting.” The song is a depiction of wanting something in life, but not quite getting it.…

@skopemag news – wednesday – june 29, 2022 @ 5 pm est

@skopemag news – wednesday – june 29, 2022 @ 5 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope m8riarchy releases sex-positive dance floor banger ‘Body’ Aptly named Naarm/Melbourne based artist and producer m8riarchy commands the speakers & stage with her enrapturing vocals and extensive resume. Her latest single ‘Body’ journeys through sexuality, self-expression and freedom. It’s an…

Dan Russell releases official music video for “Don’t Let Us Go”

Dan Russell: the artist manager and advocate, concert promoter, producer, creative collaborator, video and film music supervisor; has helped launch a thousand ships (well, maybe just a few hundred!) throughout his lengthy resume. As the critical aide-de-camp to dozens of aspiring artists and proven superheroes, it seems he’s always been in demand through a voluminous…

@skopemag news – tuesday – june 28, 2022 @ 9 pm est

@skopemag news – tuesday – june 28, 2022 @ 9 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope The Intemperate Sons Release New Single “Running Man” via FRAME|WORK to all digital platforms! Indie rock band The Intemperate Sons released their new single “Running Man” to all major platforms via FRAME|WORK. “This track is a collaboration with Tony…

@skopemag news – tuesday – june 28, 2022 @ 12 pm est

@skopemag news – tuesday – june 28, 2022 @ 12 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope FOOT LOCKER NYC & CONVERSE CELEBRATES NY RAPPER LOLA BROOKE FOR BLACK MUSIC MONTH ‘CREATE NEXT’ CAMPAIGN In celebration for Black Music Month, Foot Locker NYC, in partnership with Converse, has selected Brooklyn-born artist Lola Brooke for their latest…

Ricci Bamboo Presents “Papa”

Bamboo is a pervasive species of plant that takes time and effort to establish its root system, but once it does, it grows at record speed. Ricci Bamboo has built a similar foundation that will stand the test of time. A product of his Toronto roots, Miami upbringing, and West Indian background, he has the…

@skopemag news – monday – june 27, 2022 @ 10 pm est

@skopemag news – monday – june 27, 2022 @ 10 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Toronto Rapper Azeem Haq Debuts Talent Powerhouse with “My City” Feat. The Game, Lazarus, Fredro Starr & JRDN Originally an anthemic ode to Toronto, Azeem Haq’s newest single, “My City” — available now — ultimately spotlights a wider sprawl…

“It’s Amazing” by Brian Shapiro Band

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s Brian Shapiro Band first formed during the height of the pandemic and released their debut, All That We See, during the same period, but their second collection shows them remaining as urgent and inspired as ever. It’s Amazing features ten songs and a small cast of supporting guest musicians such as saxophonist Michael Brenner, piano…

Josie Cotton & Kevin Preston Presents “The Ballad Of Elvis Presley”

Even great musicians are usually forgotten. A select few become legends within their chosen styles. And once in a generation, a popular musician makes the leap from the entertainment section to the pages of history. Elvis Presley was an artist like that. His career was so seismic that we’re still feeling the reverberations he made.…

@skopemag news – monday – june 27, 2022 @ 2 pm est

@skopemag news – monday – june 27, 2022 @ 2 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Sub-X drop remix of Marvel Riot & Celina Sharma single ‘Say You Want It’ Mysterious production duo SUB-X have remixed Marvel Riot and Celina Sharma’s collaborative single ‘Say You Want It’, out now via Lift Me Up Records. Pumped…

@skopemag Review – ‘Black Hole Sun’ New Single By Marcelo Maccagnan

Marcelo Maccagnan delivers a truly unique take on Soundgarden’s classic hit with “Black Hole Sun”. The instrumental variety here means they infuse that classic grunge track with an unexpected and outright delightful amount of experimentation. Lots of the interplay feels quite spirited for they truly listen to each other. Quite psychedelic the song gains a…

@skopemag news – monday – june 27, 2022 @ 8 am est

@skopemag news – monday – june 27, 2022 @ 8 am est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Reminder: Melodic Metal Project BURIED UNDER SKY Releasing Debut EP ‘Darkest Corners’ in August Melodic Metal/Rock project BURIED UNDER SKY will self-release its debut EP, Darkest Corners, on August 19. The EP’s title track is streaming now on Bandcamp:…

@skopemag news – sunday – june 26, 2022 @ 12 pm est

@skopemag news – sunday – june 26, 2022 @ 12 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Space Fight (mems. Ra Ra Riot) Share New Album via Punk News + Backseat Mafia, Psychedelic Baby Features | ‘Do You Dream In The Daylight’ LP Out Now Writing began for the Space Fight album Do You Dream In…

@skopemag Review – Rob Eberle’s new song “Doubtful”

Rob Eberle delivers an experimental pop brilliance with “Doubtful”. There’s a flexibility here that is absolutely genius. Grooves here feature an elastic quality to them, for he stretches it all out in unexpectedly delirious ways. Everything here is game for getting distorted and distended into pure chaos. Vocals here veer from treated to untreated as…

@skopemag news – friday – june 24, 2022 @ 5 pm est

@skopemag news – friday – june 24, 2022 @ 5 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope The Home Team Release New Single & Music Video, “FOMO (Bored of You)” Speaking on the meaning behind the track, vocalist Brian Butcher stated, “For being a song that got withheld from the initial release of Slow Bloom, FOMO…

@skopemag news – friday – june 24, 2022 @ 12 pm est

@skopemag news – friday – june 24, 2022 @ 12 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope CHXRRY22 RETURNS WITH “CALL ME” Returning today with her sophomore single, Toronto singer Chxrry22 is quickly paving a lane for herself as a new voice of R&B. “Call Me,” out today, sees her angelic voice ascend to new heights…

DEROYCE x ALEX (TOK) ft MOCA Release Official Music Video “NRG”

Kchristian Aspinall A.K.A De Royce or Royce, is 26 years of age born in Brooklyn, NY Raised in Brooklyn mostly Queens, NY. He is of Caribbean parentage, mother being Puerto Rican and father Jamaican. His Caribbean culture and love of music is a driving force in his music and makes him a bilingual melodic force…

@skopemag news – friday – june 24, 2022 @ 10 am est

@skopemag news – friday – june 24, 2022 @ 10 am est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope New Video – Buckshot ( Black Moon / Bootcamp Clik / Duckdown ) on the J-Ronin Podcast Buckshot joints DJ J-Ronin for an in-depth conversation about his music career, technology and how the game is changing including the future…

All You Need To Know When Hiring Cover Bands

It takes considerable attention to detail and loads of planning and effort to pull off an event, especially since it’s a corporate event. So would you not wish to choose an entertainment act that is bound to produce fruitful results? The simplest answer to all your vows is cover bands. Hiring cover bands is one…

SKOPE: Ariana Savalas ‘What Do You Wanna Know’

In most cases, it is easier to write down your darkest feelings and sprinkle them with a beautiful melody than to talk to your loved ones. Music has the power to lift the weight off your shoulders and then exchange it for energy, love, and a clearer mind. California-based artist Ariana Savalas encapsulates the nerve-wracking…

@skopemag news – thursday – june 23, 2022 @ 11 pm est

@skopemag news – thursday – june 23, 2022 @ 11 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Noah Cyrus Releases ‘Ready To Go’ Reveals Artwork and Track List to Forthcoming Album ‘The Hardest Part’ Out September 16 Noah Cyrus has released yet another spellbinding track taken from her forthcoming debut album ‘The Hardest Part,’ set for…

@skopemag news – thursday – june 23, 2022 @ 2 pm est

@skopemag news – thursday – june 23, 2022 @ 2 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Multi-faceted London artist MOKO returns with sleek new offering “Back2Roadz” Moko has been building momentum as one of the most intriguing and naturally reactive artists in the scene right now, racing to over 6M streams on Spotify and the…

Cary Shields Off to the Races with “Run Rabbit”

As soon as you hit play, the listener will be invited into an adventurous world where “Run Rabbit” reigns supreme. Cary Shields is a creative spirit who has composed a song that is full of spirit. Based in Kentucky, Cary is a talented singer/songwriter & drummer with a snappy tune in his hands called “Run…

@skopemag news – thursday – june 23, 2022 @ 8 am est

@skopemag news – thursday – june 23, 2022 @ 8 am est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Nick & June release dreamy video for latest single ‘Anything But Time’ A gentle beat, a psychedelically blazing organ, subdued guitar arpeggios, to which an echoing female voice whispers. The first sounds of “Beach Baby, Baby”, the new EP…

Meredith Lazowski’s “Other Way Home” is Americana at its finest

Toronto-based Americana singer-songwriter Meredith Lazowski sat down recently with @skopemag to talk about her stunning new album, “Other Way Home” (out now). @skopemag: Tell us about your new album. Meredith: For many years, I felt a yearning that something was missing for me artistically. This album is me finding my way back “home” creatively. I…