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@skopemag Review: Jakob The Liar Presents New Single “H E A R T B E A T”

Jakob Kupferberg, also known as Jakob The Liar, is a singer/songwriter based in London, originally from Denmark, who understands the value of perseverance in finding happiness. The unusual stage name comes from Jurek Becker’s book of the same name. Like his literary counterpart, this Jakob is about sending potent and important lyrical messages to his…

Richard Lynch New Single ‘Thankful, Grateful and Blessed’

Richard Lynch imbues his country rock with a honky-tonk flavor in “Thankful, Grateful and Blessed.” Volume is a must, for this song possesses a genuine outpouring of emotion. Lyricism matters, for he makes every line count. Done with a modern sense of poetry, the song rolls on in pure crystal clarity. An authentic living, breathing…

Jason Owens “Party Like You” Is A Hit

Don’t get him wrong. Jason Owens loves a good party. He can hoist a red solo cup as artfully as any of his country-singing peers. The Kentucky native’s sprightly but easygoing delivery, friendly demeanor, and catchy sing-along songs mark him as a good man to have at a shindig. But Owens is also a romantic…

John Vento Set To Release ‘Brick by Brick’ (out on April 14th)

John Vento delivers an incredible, hook-filled screed of defiance on the wild “Brick by Brick.” Going for a true sense of patriotism, the song radiates infectious energy. The volume here cannot be enough. It is a physical presence and deserves a loud, proud intensity. His voice rises above the whole piece giving him a Bruce…

Pete Miller Presents “I Wrote Hannah a Letter”

Pete Miller recommends stark realism in the confessional “I Wrote Hannah a Letter.” The unflinching honesty feels so raw. Intimacy reigns supreme, with him telling all. References abound, but perhaps the best point of contact is Johnny Cash’s harshest redemption arcs. Everything here is carefully sharpened down to get to the end of the matter.…

KJERSTI LONG Releases “I.D.C. (Ask Me If I Care)”

On occasion, the words musical prodigy are used as hype; yet in the case of 16 year old Kjersti Long (pronounced ‘care-see’) , they ring true. Kjersti has performed at the most iconic venues in the country, selling out standing room only headlining events at The Bitter End NYC) along with The Delancey (NYC). She’s…

@skopemag news – monday – march 20, 2023 @ 8 pm est

@skopemag news – monday – march 20, 2023 @ 8 pm est https://www.facebook.com/SkopeMag/ https://twitter.com/skopemag https://www.youtube.com/@skopetv2 https://www.instagram.com/skopemag/ APP – Apple iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1465224822?mt=8 @skopemag APP – Google / Android – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=hr.apps.n207414718 03 Greedo Announces 3/24 ‘Halfway There’ Mixtape – Watch “Bacc Like I Never Left” Video Endlessly prolific with an unparalleled work ethic, 03 Greedo spent…

Canadian Folk Music Awards Nominee Alex Krawczyk Announces New Single “Rhythm of the Road”

The Toronto-based singer-songwriter will release her latest hybrid-folk single on March 20th,, just ahead of the CFMA Awards Weekend in Vancouver, March 31st-April 2nd. Following the success of her 2022 debut album, “Le Olam,” Toronto, Canada-based folk musician, singer and songwriter Alex Krawczyk released her first single of the new year, “A Song for You.” That track, along…

New Video Carbon County “Panic”

Sometimes a song matches the spirit of a movie so well, it’s like they were made for each other. They become inextricably associated: just think of the flick, and the tune starts playing in your head. Millennium Bugs would still be a terrific coming-of-age film without the musical contribution from Carbon County, and “Panic!” would…

@skopemag news – monday – march 20, 2023 @ 12 pm est

@skopemag news – monday – march 20, 2023 @ 12 pm est https://www.facebook.com/SkopeMag/ https://twitter.com/skopemag https://www.youtube.com/@skopetv2 https://www.instagram.com/skopemag/ APP – Apple iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1465224822?mt=8 @skopemag APP – Google / Android – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=hr.apps.n207414718 DARKNET Drops New Full-Length Record ‘trashworld’ DARKNET are proudly releasing their brand new full-length album ‘trashworld’. The collective issued this statement about the release: “tomorrow,…

johnny was here delivers stirring rock-infused debut ‘silverlake’

johnny was here, brainchild of accomplished singer-songwriter Johnny Gates, is a new-found direction and exploration with a grittier edge. He announces himself with catchy riff-filled rock anthem ‘silverlake’, a song that wouldn’t be misplaced in an early Foo Fighters album – a really raw and DIY feel with a raucous and unrelenting appeal. Johnny has…

Death.wav New Album ‘For Knows No Bounds’

If you are used to hip-hop, rap, R&B and all such urban musical forms taking a specific sonic shape, then Death.wav is here to throw all those expectations out of the window. I wonder if this is the sound of such genres moving forward; perhaps it is more the sound of them moving sideways, into…

@skopemag news – saturday – march 18, 2023 @ 11 pm est

@skopemag news – saturday – march 18, 2023 @ 11 pm est https://www.facebook.com/SkopeMag/ https://twitter.com/skopemag https://www.youtube.com/@skopetv2 https://www.instagram.com/skopemag/ APP – Apple iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1465224822?mt=8 @skopemag APP – Google / Android – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=hr.apps.n207414718 NEW single and video clip “Fire All Weapons” from SCARLET AURA feat. RALF SCHEEPERS! The band’s activity in the last five years brings all the…

Single Review: Stevie B “Take It All Back”

If I could “Take It All Back”, and rekindle the Freestyle days, I would ….However, it looks like illustrious singer, songwriter, producer Stevie B has already done that with his new hit….“Take It All Back.” Storming the ramparts of success with mega hits including “Party Your Body”, “Spring Love”, “Dreaming of Love”, “Because I Love…

@skopemag news – friday – march 17, 2023 @ 6 pm est

@skopemag news – friday – march 17, 2023 @ 6 pm est https://www.facebook.com/SkopeMag/ https://twitter.com/skopemag https://www.youtube.com/@skopetv2 https://www.instagram.com/skopemag/ APP – Apple iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1465224822?mt=8 @skopemag APP – Google / Android – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=hr.apps.n207414718 Buy & Sell @skopemag Marketplace https://skopemag.com/category/services Theory Of A Deadman – New Album ‘Dinosaur’ Out Now! “It never gets old I tell ya!” shares front…

@skopemag news – friday – march 17, 2023 @ 11 am est

@skopemag news – friday – march 17, 2023 @ 11 am est https://www.facebook.com/SkopeMag/ https://twitter.com/skopemag https://www.youtube.com/@skopetv2 https://www.instagram.com/skopemag/ APP – Apple iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1465224822?mt=8 @skopemag APP – Google / Android – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=hr.apps.n207414718 Venbee Releases New Single “gutter” Today via Arista Records! Late last year venbee dropped “messy in heaven” – a throbbing, drum’n ‘bass anthem produced by…

@skopemag news – friday – march 17, 2023 @ 9 am est

@skopemag news – friday – march 17, 2023 @ 9 am est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Buy & Sell @skopemag Marketplace https://skopemag.com/category/services OUT NOW: Glitter Wizard’s Glam Fueled New EP For fans of platform shoes, vintage synths and sonic speedballs, the new EP serves as an entry point to the band’s glam labyrinth. It finds…

@skopemag news – thursday – march 16, 2023 @ 5 pm est

@skopemag news – thursday – march 16, 2023 @ 5 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Buy & Sell @skopemag Marketplace https://skopemag.com/category/services Skope Magazine / Cameron Nickerson channels the ghosts of classic country on Submission “Submission was written in 2016, while I was living in the city again and thinking about the simple life back…

@skopemag news – thursday – march 16, 2023 @ 12 pm est

@skopemag news – thursday – march 16, 2023 @ 12 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Buy & Sell @skopemag Marketplace https://skopemag.com/category/services Tormodur releases new single “Green, Yellow and Red” Today, Faroese singer and songwriter Tormodur is releasing his new, refreshing single, ‘Green, Yellow and Red (Can’t Figure You Out)’ via Tutl Records. Tormodur took…

@skopemag news – thursday – march 16, 2023 @ 8 am est

@skopemag news – thursday – march 16, 2023 @ 8 am est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Buy & Sell @skopemag Marketplace https://skopemag.com/category/services Single: J57 ft Ras Kass, El Gant, DeeJay Element – JAMO JAMO Brooklyn-based rapper and producer J57 has announced the release of his latest EP, “SAN GENNARO”, set to drop on March 31st,…

@skopemag news – wednesday – march 15, 2023 @ 5 pm est

@skopemag news – wednesday – march 15, 2023 @ 5 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Buy & Sell @skopemag Marketplace https://skopemag.com/category/services Detox From Grey Share New Single “Star In My Sky” Detox From Grey are a rising London-based group consisting of Julie on vocals and keys, Jiwoon on bass guitar and synths, and Marco…

Queen Deja Renee is Bringing Music Back

After just 2 months away from her highly anticipated single “Jealous” she is prepared to bless us all with some new music. She has taken no time to give us more story-telling music and I have to say that I am here for it! If you had a moment to check out her previous release…

@skopemag news – wednesday – march 15, 2023 @ 11 am est

@skopemag news – wednesday – march 15, 2023 @ 11 am est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Buy & Sell @skopemag Marketplace https://skopemag.com/category/services CILVARIUM Releases New Official Video For ‘Reborn To Be Yourself’ Reborn To Be Yourself [Official Video] Taken from the album: New Beginning | Sliptrick Records | 2023 Experimental ambient project Cilvarium have released…

BLACK SOPRANO FAMILY & RICK HYDE ft. CONWAY THE MACHINE & CORY GUZ RELEASE OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO “PANDEMIC FLOW”

Hear “PANDEMIC FLOW” and watch the accompanying music video below on YouTube: Lyrics: “Pandemic Flow” [Intro: Rick Hyde] Grrt Look [Verse 1: Rick Hyde] Look at the flick of the wrist (Whip) I bet you a hundred, one flick of the figure and niggas is gettin’ you clipped (Bam) You look like a navy, you niggas is lazy I’m…

New Video By Changing Tymz “Shark Attack”

It’s time to meet your face-melter: Rust Belt metal consortium Changing Tymz is here to rock your socks off. With a line-up of seasoned veterans hailing from Pittsburgh to Cincinnati, this group puts the best of metal riffs, runs, and rhymes to service, ailing the woes of our changing and difficult times. While tackling issues…

@skopemag news – wednesday – march 15, 2023 @ 7 am est

@skopemag news – wednesday – march 15, 2023 @ 7 am est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Buy & Sell @skopemag Marketplace https://skopemag.com/category/services “The End of Time” by Hot Mustard (feat. Alanna Royale) “The End of Time” is a sonic declaration radiant with the psych-soul, funky trip-hop aesthetic that has shaped the Hot Mustard sound. Carried…

@skopemag news – tuesday – march 14, 2023 @ 12 pm est

@skopemag news – tuesday – march 14, 2023 @ 12 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Buy & Sell @skopemag Marketplace https://skopemag.com/category/services British-Kurdish stand-up comedian Kae Kurd announces autumn UK headline tour… Smart, sharp and brilliantly funny, British-Kurdish stand up comedian and social media star Kae Kurd has announced an autumn UK headline tour that…

Richard Lynch and Tia McGraff Nominated for HIMAwards

The inaugural awards, founded by Hollywood Music in Media Awards Executive Producer Brent Harvey, will take place this summer in Hollywood, CA. HOLLYWOOD, CA – March 13, 2023 – The Hollywood Independent Music Awards (HIMAwards) is the premiere global platform for Independent music. Emerging and established artists, songwriters, composers and audio recording professionals around the world are recognized…

Sebastian Lightfoot Presents “Ascension”

Dutch producer, composer, and musician Sebastian Lightfoot sees music for what it is: a deep conduit for human expression—capable of inspiring, enlightening, and connecting people from diverse backgrounds. With a visionary hunger, Lightfoot has composed songs since the age of 12, drawing inspiration from broad influences, ranging from Hans Zimmer to Enya to Giorgio Moroder.…

Chart-Topping Chicago-Based Musician Sarantos Spends Time With Deceased Dad

Sarantos is a dynamic genre-blending musical artist known for his powerful and thought-provoking projects. His latest single “Another Surgery” reflects on the experience of losing his father. Sarantos is a genre-fluid singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with an ever-expanding catalog of releases. Hailing from Chicago, he has created both national and international chart-topping singles, while placing his…

@skopemag news – tuesday – march 14, 2023 @ 8 am est

@skopemag news – tuesday – march 14, 2023 @ 8 am est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Buy & Sell @skopemag Marketplace https://skopemag.com/category/services BRING THE HOAX Announce Debut Album Single Coil Candy Swedish alternative rock outfit BRING THE HOAX are gearing up to release the new album Single Coil Candy on the 12th of May via…

@skopemag news – monday – march 13, 2023 @ 2 pm est

@skopemag news – monday – march 13, 2023 @ 2 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Buy & Sell @skopemag Marketplace https://skopemag.com/category/services DWELLINGS releases “DEVICES” ahead of sophomore release this June Dwellings has released their new single, “DEVICES”, preceding the drop of Little Garden, their sophomore album due out on June 30, 2023. This song…

NYA Presents “I’ll Be Ok”

What’s interesting about indie-pop singer-songwriter Nya? If it’s your cup of tea, maybe it’s the fact she’s songwriting toe-to-toe with Grammy-winners like James Fauntelroy (the genius behind Justin Timberlake, Kendrick Lamar, Bruno Mars) and Brian Kennedy (Rihanna, Kelly Clarkson, to name a couple)—but people name drop in Hollywood all the time. So, maybe what’s interesting…

@skopemag news – saturday – march 11, 2023 @ 5 pm est

@skopemag news – saturday – march 11, 2023 @ 5 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Buy & Sell @skopemag Marketplace https://skopemag.com/category/services Out Today from Sage of New England: “Racunga” “Racunga” represents the fifth single to be released from the EP ‘Encounter,’ which will be released in April. “Racunga” is the name of a fictional…

FROM MUSICIAN TO SCIENTIFIC INVENTOR MARK LANOUE IS A DUAL THREAT

by Nick Christophers Mark Allen Lanoue has been able to wear more than one creative hat in his life and has managed to be successful with the two hats he has worn. He is a musician, entertainer, scientist, inventor, entrepreneur, PhD candidate, instructor, and family man. One would be the musical one with numerous years…

Lavon Coates Presents “Raise Her Right”

Sure, rising country singer-songwriter Lavon Coates can sing a pretty tune and strum along on his guitar. But the primary instrument he plucks upon is the heartstrings. The man from Loris, SC doesn’t fabricate adolescent yearnings or glean off trends. He lives his life chopping trees, raising his daughter, and being kind to strangers—and when…