Category: FEATURES

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Some of the Best Housing Options for a Touring Musician

Being a touring musician is an exciting experience, but it can also be a challenge when it comes to finding the right housing situation. With so many options available, it can be hard to know which will work best for you and your needs. This blog has gathered up some of the best housing options…

Singer/Songwriter Taylor Jules Releases New Music

The keys of the piano provide a powerful melody as we enter the opening bars of “Helicopter,” the new single from buzz-worthy singer/songwriter Taylor Jules. This introductory drawl dispenses an emotiveness that is not all that different from what our singer will offer with her lyricism, but it’s all the more divine when we hear…

Canadian Roots Rocker Cory M. Coons Releases New Single and Video Ahead of Retrospective Compilation Album

On February 3rd, 2023, the Ottawa-based singer-songwriter releases the single and lyric video, “Trail of the Chosen one” from his career retrospective compilation, out on February 10th. Cory M. Coons is a highly decorated Canadian singer and songwriter, from Ottawa, Ontario. With an immense discography, including several international iTunes chart-toppers, Cory has collaborated with notable musicians…

@skopemag news – friday – february 3, 2023 @ 3 pm est

@skopemag news – friday – february 3, 2023 @ 3 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Sell Your Services and/or Products on the @skopemag Marketplace The Kingdom Choir Return with New Single & US Tour Dates Offering love, hope and inspiration, The Kingdom Choir today make a timely return with their brand-new single “Not Giving…

@skopemag news – friday – february 3, 2023 @ 10 am est

@skopemag news – friday – february 3, 2023 @ 10 am est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Sell Your Services and/or Products on the @skopemag Marketplace Kingswood release latest track ‘One Too Many Times’ Continuing on from the success of previous singles ‘Burning Holes’ & ‘Good Whiskey’, Kingswood today, carry on teasing out their forthcoming record,…

Sonarpilot New Video “Gorgon”

Art that inspires inner reflection: That’s the mission of Sonarpilot, the alter ego of producer and digital designer Michael Moppert. Through Moppert’s genre-bending electronic soundscapes and imaginative visual voyages by fractal artist Roger Mader, audiences are transported into The Mirage Project, a world of audio-visual contemplations on big contemporary issues like Artificial Intelligence, cosmology, the…

@skopemag news – thursday – february 2, 2023 @ 8 pm est

@skopemag news – thursday – february 2, 2023 @ 8 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Sell Your Services and/or Products on the @skopemag Marketplace Canadian-Japanese hybrid rock band MONKEY MAJIK release 13th album ‘curtain call’ Japan-based four-piece rock band MONKEY MAJIK released their 13th full-length studio album ‘curtain call’ on January 25, 2023. The…

Maiden Seoul Present “Verve”

Korean church songs, Brooklyn heartbreak; New Jersey dearth, mad Philly cheesesteaks; long-term friendships, that damn pandemic; that man John Legend; candles; and time. If you can relate, that’s great. Apparently, though, this is the witches’ brew it took to unearth the sacred tapes that held the future of Maiden Seoul. Initially recorded by vocalist and…

@skopemag news – thursday – february 2, 2023 @ 10 am est

@skopemag news – thursday – february 2, 2023 @ 10 am est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope @skopemag Menu – https://skopemag.com/2022/07/11/skopemag-editorial-services-the-menu LOCRIAN Release New Video For “Incomplete Map Of Voids” Eclectic soundscape act LOCRIAN, has released an artistic and dynamic video for “Incomplete Map Of Voids”. Exploring a world changed forever amidst global disaster, “Incomplete Map…

KING COMEBACK Releases ‘BYT 2.0’

King Comeback is a native to the Eastside of Atlanta. Originally from Stone Mountain, Georgia, he began writing music at the age of 12. Around the age of 15 he began skipping school and running the streets. This lead to him smoking and eventually selling weed. He still however maintained decent grades and leadership positions…

@skopemag news – wednesday – february 1, 2023 @ 3 pm est

@skopemag news – wednesday – february 1, 2023 @ 3 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope @skopemag Menu – https://skopemag.com/2022/07/11/skopemag-editorial-services-the-menu BREAKOUT ARTIST RACHEL CHINOURIRI RELEASES VULNERABLE NEW SONG “MAYBE I’M LONELY” Of the track, Chinouriri said: “I wrote this from the perspective of not knowing what I want. When you are in a long term…

Tom Keifer #keiferband Presents “A Different Light”

Take a deep breath. Everything’s okay – and it’s about to take a stratospheric upturn with former Cinderella frontman Tom Keifer #keiferband’s “A Different Light.” Penned a decade ago by Tom and Savannah Keifer, the song truly gives meaning to the saying “Good music has no expiration date.” The lyric etches a timeless message that’s…

Wrené defies conventions and paves her own path with new self-produced release ‘Deflect, Dissolve’

22-year-old independent artist and music producer from Toronto, debuts innovative work with the release of self-produced single and video. Introducing Wrené, an underground artist from Toronto’s music scene who defies conventions of Canadian music. With unorthodox song structures, meticulously crafted sound design, and expressive vocal performances, her latest single, “Deflect, Dissolve,” offers a compelling listen.…

@skopemag news – wednesday – february 1, 2023 @ 12 pm est

@skopemag news – wednesday – february 1, 2023 @ 12 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope @skopemag Menu – https://skopemag.com/2022/07/11/skopemag-editorial-services-the-menu Vancouver’s Alexander Sharp Directs Sensual Grindhouse-Inspired Music Video for Josh Jones & Trevor Kidd’s “Salvation” Director Alexander Sharp serves up sexy, slithery vampire with a steely, black-and-white grindhouse aesthetic in the video for Josh Jones…

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KILLCODE Presents “Let’s Get Back To Rock And Roll”

Pick a style of rock music. No matter how obscure it might seem, you can be certain somebody in New York City is making it. In the Five Boroughs and beyond, the rock flame will never be extinguished. Fashions may change, and mainstream attention might waver, but there are too many true believers in the…

@skopemag news – tuesday – january 31, 2023 @ 2 pm est

@skopemag news – tuesday – january 31, 2023 @ 2 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope @skopemag Menu – https://skopemag.com/2022/07/11/skopemag-editorial-services-the-menu Meron T teams up with Sey G on romantic amapiano sizzler ‘State of Mind’ South London vocalist/DJ Meron T and producer Sey G are back to kick start the new year with a brand new…

Pamela Hopkins Releases ‘I Love You Most’

A real country rock resonates throughout Pamela Hopkins’ potent “I Love You Most”. From the righteous guitar riffs that roll on through to the strong rhythm section, everything here works. By far the true highlight of it all comes from the sheer gusto she brings into the recording. Vocals are mixed front and center. She…

George Shingleton shares soul-deep songwriting on new EP, “Shot or Two”

Country/Americana singer-songwriter George Shingleton sat down recently with @skopemag to talk about his stirring, soul-deep new EP, “Shot or Two” (out now). @skopemag: Tell us about your new EP, “Shot or Two.” George: “Shot or Two” is a collection of songs written somewhat about the struggles of personal relationships, business relationships, and life in general.…

@skopemag news – monday – january 30, 2023 @ 8 pm est

@skopemag news – monday – january 30, 2023 @ 8 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope @skopemag Menu – https://skopemag.com/2022/07/11/skopemag-editorial-services-the-menu REZN: Chicago Ethereal Heavy Psych Outfit To Release Solace Full-Length March 8th; First Single Streaming For the uninitiated, the music churned out by Chicago quartet REZN manages to convey both crushing mass and cosmic weightlessness.…

New Video By Shaheed and DJ Supreme “Take It Back”

Sometimes a return to fundamentals is all it takes to remind you of the beauty at the roots of something great. At the roots of hip-hop—now a global phenomenon that speaks words of hope and compassion to people in their own language—are guardians of its precious gem of simplicity. Shaheed and DJ Supreme are two…

@skopemag news – monday – january 30, 2023 @ 1 pm est

@skopemag news – monday – january 30, 2023 @ 1 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope @skopemag Menu – https://skopemag.com/2022/07/11/skopemag-editorial-services-the-menu INVICTA – TRIUMPH AND TORMENT – ALBUM PRE-ORDER! SubLevel Records is proud to announce the new Invicta album Triumph and Torment, which will be released on March 31st, 2023. Invicta guitarist/vocalist Kyle Edissi comments: “Our…

ERICA REED Releases “Building – What Are You Waiting On?”

Erica Reed, the passionate, fired-up soprano, producer, and successful entrepreneur, is lighting up the gospel world with a single that’s climbing the Billboard Gospel chart: “Building, What Are You Waiting On?” on the EDP Entertainment Label. Written by Reed and produced by legendary producer and composer, Sanchez Harley (Kirk Franklin, Shirley Caesar, and Hezekiah Walker),…

@skopemag news – sunday – january 29, 2023 @ 12 pm est

@skopemag news – sunday – january 29, 2023 @ 12 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope @skopemag Menu – https://skopemag.com/2022/07/11/skopemag-editorial-services-the-menu British greats Kate Bush and Depeche Mode heavily influence Louise Burns’ New album Following on from the release of her highly-praised take on the classic Depeche Mode anthem ‘See You’ in November last year, Vancouver…

Flippin’ Gothic Fabp Presents ‘Side B-2 Type Artist’

Flippin’ Gothic Fabp offers the sound of the streets on the visceral, grimy-laden “Side B-2 Type Artist”. Keeping things distinctly lo-fi, there is a rawness to the album, one that feels rather intense to behold. His lyricism continues to be the main attraction for the journey draws from his own life lived to the absolute…

Georgia Jones new single ‘Crash’ Out Now

A dark brooding atmosphere reigns supreme over Georgia Jones’ “Crash”. Her voice serves as the very focal point of the whole work. There is an expressiveness to the way that it all comes together, adding to its exquisite beauty. Much of it has this instrumental variety to it. Mixing the acoustic and the electronic together…

JUS10H: Alternative House Music Meets Vintage Style

By Alisiana Chanise Marshall Finding a palpable pulse in the rather desolate Enfield Square Mall was relatively easy. All guests had to do was follow the eclectic melodies of alternative House remixes to the grand glass display windows filled with denim-clad mannequins and blue swathes of fabric. That is how you know you’ve found JUS10H.…

@skopemag news – friday – january 27, 2023 @ 5 pm est

@skopemag news – friday – january 27, 2023 @ 5 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope @skopemag Menu – https://skopemag.com/2022/07/11/skopemag-editorial-services-the-menu PARAVI RELEASES NEW SINGLE “BROKEN ENGLISH” Speaking on the single, Paravi says, “”Broken English” is about growing up as a child of immigrants and watching the gut-wrenching reality of how immigrants are treated in this…

@skopemag news – friday – january 27, 2023 @ 1 pm est

@skopemag news – friday – january 27, 2023 @ 1 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope @skopemag Menu – https://skopemag.com/2022/07/11/skopemag-editorial-services-the-menu Ela Ozturk Stuns In Emotional New Single “Circle Back To Me” Turkish-American singer-songwriter Ela Ozturk has released her moving single “Circle Back To Me.” Juxtaposing heartfelt piano and a cadence of accenting strings and drums…

@skopemag news – friday – january 27, 2023 @ 12 pm est

@skopemag news – friday – january 27, 2023 @ 12 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope @skopemag Menu – https://skopemag.com/2022/07/11/skopemag-editorial-services-the-menu Indie Trio Wild Rivers Return With New Single “Don’t” Today, trio Wild Rivers share their driving new indie pop single, “Don’t,” an upbeat earworm tackling the breaking point of a relationship. The band explains, “I’ve…

@skopemag news – friday – january 27, 2023 @ 10 am est

@skopemag news – friday – january 27, 2023 @ 10 am est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope @skopemag Menu – https://skopemag.com/2022/07/11/skopemag-editorial-services-the-menu quinnie SHARES TITLE TRACK “flounder” TODAY About the song and the record, quinnie said, “‘flounder’ is a song that contrasts the beauty and mystery of nature and history with the modern world. This song expresses…

OCCO Presents New Single ‘Jingle Jangle Diamond Die’

OCCO is a modern art-pop artist based in Miami, FL. His songs explore themes of belonging and loneliness, adventure and escapism, and the emotional consequences of modern life. OCCO’s first single off his “Worth It EP” titled “Jingle-Jangle Diamond Die” is a poetic story told through the visually-rich perspective of a (not) crazy person in…

@skopemag news – friday – january 27, 2023 @ 8 am est

@skopemag news – friday – january 27, 2023 @ 8 am est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope @skopemag Menu – https://skopemag.com/2022/07/11/skopemag-editorial-services-the-menu Fox Apts.(from the film ‘Bones and All’), Announce Debut LP for April Fox Apts. is a new alternative rock band from California comprised of lead singer Dave Kajganich, guitarist and bassist Jerry Popiel, and drummer…

@skopemag news – thursday – january 26, 2023 @ 12 pm est

@skopemag news – thursday – january 26, 2023 @ 12 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope @skopemag Menu – https://skopemag.com/2022/07/11/skopemag-editorial-services-the-menu Out Today Ryan Hicks’ “Kaleidoscope” Calls for Unity Ryan Hicks is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer from Regina, Saskatchewan. He cites Ron Sexsmith, Father John Misty, and David Bowie as influences for his melodic, cinematic,…

@skopemag Review: Ty Brasel ‘TRANSCENDENT’

Lebron shoutouts, synth bass, and tongue-twisting wordplay complete the new Ty Brasel dynamic collaboration with Jay-Way on ‘MAD 2 THE MAX,’ the lead single from Brasel’s new full-length album ‘TRANSCENDENT.’ ‘MAD 2 THE MAX’ is produced by Dove Award-winning engineers Dirty Rice, Joseph Prielozny, and JuiceBangers. This record brings renewed energy to Brasel’s signature blend…

BE ADORED BY THE MASKED MUSICIAN AND HIS NEWEST SINGLE 

Have you longed for a connection that has you smiling every time you open your phone? Well, I may just have the perfect song for you that’ll fulfill all those romantic cravings.  Enter San Antonio’s heartthrob musician, Kiontai Lawsone, otherwise known as The Masked Musician who’s rising to fame due to his talented vocals and…

@skopemag news – wednesday – january 25, 2023 @ 2 pm est

@skopemag news – wednesday – january 25, 2023 @ 2 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope @skopemag Menu – https://skopemag.com/2022/07/11/skopemag-editorial-services-the-menu The Wood Brothers Announce ‘Heart Is The Hero’ + Summer Tour w/ Shovels & Rope The Wood Brothers announced their eighth studio album, Heart Is The Hero, will be released April 14 via Honey Jar/Thirty…

Lady Redneck Releases Christian Love Song for Valentine’s Day

The Dallas-based singer, songwriter, musician and social media influencer has released “Perfect Love.” The Christian single was based on a Bible verse from the Book of John. Using music as a conduit for love, spirituality, fun and good vibes, Lady Redneck aka Stephanie Lee is a trailblazing Country/Christian music icon who has amassed an online following of…

@skopemag news – wednesday – january 25, 2023 @ 11 am est

@skopemag news – wednesday – january 25, 2023 @ 11 am est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope @skopemag Menu – https://skopemag.com/2022/07/11/skopemag-editorial-services-the-menu Jess Kallen Shares New Single “The Knife” today via New Professor Jess Kallen returns today with “The Knife,” the 26-year-old guitar wiz’s second single from their debut album expected in Spring of this year. Kallen…