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@skopemag news – monday – february 12, 2024 @ 11 pm est

@skopemag news – monday – february 12, 2024 @ 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 Support @skopemag – https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=3APKAKT8K6ETW “Hot Garbage” – Single Out Now – Voodoo Bloo Far out hardcore band Spaced avoid the “Rat Race” on new single…

@skopemag news – monday – february 12, 2024 @ 5 pm est

@skopemag news – monday – february 12, 2024 @ 5 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 Support @skopemag – https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=3APKAKT8K6ETW MEDIA RELEASE | Lewis OfMan releases new album Cristal Medium Blue Press Release: Gab De La Vega goes back to his…

Trailblazing ‘Rebel with a Cause’ Streaming Sensation Sandi Thom Releases a Song for our Times ‘Revolution Anthem (Festival of the Oppressed)’

There are few artists who can compare themselves to the Scottish singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sandi Thom an artist who for many years has run in the face of traditional music trends and now as a ‘Rebel With a Cause’, she is once again set to upset the status quo with the release of her latest…

Can the music business have a super bowl

The concept of a “Super Bowl” for the music business could refer to a large-scale, highly anticipated event that showcases the best of the music industry, similar to how the Super Bowl is a major event for football. Here’s how the music business could potentially have its own “Super Bowl”: Annual Awards Show: The music…

@skopemag news – sunday – february 11, 2024 @ 2 pm est

@skopemag news – sunday – february 11, 2024 @ 2 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 Support @skopemag – https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=3APKAKT8K6ETW INDIE-POP ARTIST & PRODUCER WINGTIP RELEASES LAUGHTER FROM THE OTHER ROOM EP  https://wingtip.ffm.to/laughterfromtheotherroom UMe celebrates 20th Anniv of AMY WINEHOUSE’s “Frank”…

Peter Jonatan & Metropole Orkest Present ‘Psalms Symphony’

Peter Jonatan & Metropole’s Orkest’s Psalms Symphony is quite an unusual selection of music. One moment you may think you’re listening to a modern classical piece, but then the very next instant, you change your mind and call it jazz music. It’s a wild, wonderful ride! Jonatan is a pianist and composer, originally from Jakarta,…

Sluka New Single ‘Saving It All’

Christoher Sluka goes by the simplified moniker of Sluka, and “Saving It All,” his latest single, is a big, rock ballad. It’s also a memorable, emotional piece of music. The track moves to a relatively slow, measured rhythm. It finds Sluka thinking and singing thoughtfully. His voice moves easily between a low and higher register.…

A DOLL’S HOUSE Presents ‘ANNUM’

A Doll’s House features a tremendous sense of verve on the potent alt-rock run of “Annum.” Infinitely catchy, they display an uncanny knack for hooks. The pieces embrace an inquisitive nature, incorporating elements from early 90s alt-rock to give them that extra hopefulness. Layers intersect to create this vast space, allowing the entire thing to…

Sarantos Presents ‘Love is Love’

Sarantos, music’s hardest worker, has once again poured his heart and soul into his latest single, “Love is Love.” This heartfelt tune serves as a celebration of joy in achieving marriage and discovering profound love with a partner. With its sweet and genuine sentiment, coupled with a slow-paced build-up and subtle piano instrumentation, “Love is…

Lolly Lee “Lolly Lee” LP Review

Lolly Lee’s self-titled LP is a vibrant tapestry of rock ‘n’ roll infused with light Americana elements, showcasing her dynamic musicality and unwavering passion for storytelling through music. From the exhilarating opener “Satellite” to the introspective closer “Shot at the Devil,” the album takes listeners on a captivating journey filled with infectious energy, inspiring melodies,…

Bill Abernathy Crafts a Beautiful Soul-Stirring Melody on new single “More”

Bill Abernathy’s latest single, “More,” offers a poignant exploration of longing and loss within the realm of Americana music. With its slow-paced, calming melody and emotionally resonant lyrics, the song delves deep into the complexities of human relationships, capturing the universal experience of yearning for something more. From the outset, “More” establishes a somber yet…

Single Review: Midnight Sky “442”

Tim Tye and Midnight Sky’s latest single, “442,” is a delightful throwback to the golden age of rock ‘n’ roll, infused with country sensibilities and a contagious sense of joy. With its rollicking melody and infectious energy, the song pays homage to a simpler time when music was about having fun and enjoying the simple…

@skopemag news – friday – february 9, 2024 @ 4 pm est

@skopemag news – friday – february 9, 2024 @ 4 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 Support @skopemag – https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=3APKAKT8K6ETW Country Songstress Tracielynn Releases Heartfelt New Single “First I’m Gonna Kiss You” https://ffm.to/figkytracielynn Loving’s “Cinematic” New LP ‘Any Light’ Out Today…

@skopemag news – friday – february 9, 2024 @ 12 pm est

@skopemag news – friday – february 9, 2024 @ 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 Support @skopemag – https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=3APKAKT8K6ETW New single ‘A Thousand Dreams Away’ out now! https://bfan.link/a-thousand-dreams-away Alt Singer Bryce Fox Releases “World’s On Fire”; New EP ‘The Bomb’…

Mo Bedick redefines psychedelic indie with “Cemetery Caretaker”

Dutch quartet Mo Bedick emerges from the depths of psychedelic indie with their latest offering, “Cemetery Caretaker.” Transcending genre boundaries, the band delves into a sonic tapestry that weaves together elements of shoegaze, psychedelic rock, hip hop, and future jazz, creating an otherworldly auditory experience. From the opening notes of “Cemetery Caretaker,” it’s clear that…

@skopemag news – friday – february 9, 2024 @ 10 am est

@skopemag news – friday – february 9, 2024 @ 10 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 Support @skopemag – https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=3APKAKT8K6ETW Faithless icon Sister Bliss returns with uplifting house cut ‘Do It Right’ MATT TERRY SHARES THE NEW SINGLE ‘GHOST OF ME’…

@skopemag news – friday – february 9, 2024 @ 8 am est

@skopemag news – friday – february 9, 2024 @ 8 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 Support @skopemag – https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=3APKAKT8K6ETW J NOA VENTS ON NEW SINGLE “ERA DE CRISTAL” https://jnoa.lnk.to/EraDeCristal Chase Rice Celebrates Fans with “Oklahoma” Music Video; New Music in…

Daniel Grindstaff’s Presents “Finnland”

Daniel Grindstaff’s bluegrass instrumental “Finnland” is a piece close to the musician’s heart. The title is inspired by Grindstaff’s son and it likewise heralds the upcoming release of Grindstaff’s Heroes and Friends project set to hit a little later in this new year. Heroes and Friends is eagerly anticipated in light of Grindstaff’s previous release “Forever Young”…

@skopemag news – friday – february 9, 2024 @ 7 am est

@skopemag news – friday – february 9, 2024 @ 7 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 Support @skopemag – https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=3APKAKT8K6ETW Moffa Finds Himself In A Love Triangle On “Llorando En Chanel” https://sonar.fanlink.to/Llorandoenchanel Autumn Luz to new single + video “Bone Marrow”…

How long does it take to get good at something

The time it takes to get good at something varies greatly depending on several factors: Complexity of the Skill: Some skills are more complex and require a longer time to master. For example, learning to play a musical instrument or becoming fluent in a new language typically takes years of consistent practice. Prior Experience: If…

@skopemag news – thursday – february 8, 2024 @ 11 pm est

@skopemag news – thursday – february 8, 2024 @ 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 Support @skopemag – https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=3APKAKT8K6ETW Caitlin Cannon Dabble in Dreamy Americana with New Single StudioBook: for Artists of All Calibers to Make Music Better StudioBook is…

Ladybird Release New Track ‘Way Back Home’

A spellbinding fusion of pop sensibilities and darkly cinematic aesthetics is involved in Ladybyrd’s latest single. ‘Way Back Home’ builds upon the success of her previous EP ‘Sub Zero’, Ladybyrd showcases her prowess as a songwriter and performer, setting the stage for what’s to come later in the year. Serving as an exploration of nostalgia,…

@skopemag news – thursday – february 8, 2024 @ 5 pm est

@skopemag news – thursday – february 8, 2024 @ 5 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 Support @skopemag – https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=3APKAKT8K6ETW Maverick Instrumentalists Ill Considered Share New Video ‘Jellyfish’ / New Album ‘Precipice’ out 22 March via New Soil WRKHOUSE’s Alternative Indie…

Erin Gibney explores the end of a relationship in candid new single, “Exit Signs (Acoustic)”

Nashville-based country-pop singer-songwriter Erin Gibney has just released a new single, “Exit Signs (Acoustic),” a song she co-wrote with “American Idol” winner Kris Allen. Gibney sat down with @skopemag to talk about this heartfelt nod to the end of a relationship. @skopemag: Tell us about your amazing single, “Exit Signs (Acoustic).” Erin Gibney: My new…

CHRISTIAN FABIAN TRIO Release ‘HIP TO THE SKIP’

Christian Fabian Trio emerges with a chilled-out blend of jazz and funk on the luxurious “Hip to the Skip.” With a crystal-clear sound that would make Steely Dan proud, the fidelity here feels immaculate. The rock elements of the atmosphere add to the inherent playfulness of the pieces, for they effortlessly blend into this singular…

Stix Bones Present ‘Olimpik Soul’ ft. Bob Beamon

A taut funk frames the playful and physicality of Stix Bones’ “Olimpik Soul.” The commanding quality of the sound comes through in every possible way. Melodies feature an inherent richness with a rhythm section that feels just as expressive. An entire universe comes into view quickly. Instrumentally varied, they take on many different genres within…

@skopemag news – thursday – february 8, 2024 @ 11 am est

@skopemag news – thursday – february 8, 2024 @ 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 Support @skopemag – https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=3APKAKT8K6ETW The Follies Release New Single from Upcoming Album on Feel It Records https://thefolliesnyc.bandcamp.com/track/i-idled Bon Jovi’s Stamp on Nashville: Groundbreaking Broadway Venue…

Some side gigs for musicians

There are several side gigs that musicians can explore to supplement their income and broaden their experience. Here are some ideas: Teaching Music Lessons: Offering private lessons in your instrument(s) of expertise can be a lucrative side gig. You can teach students of all ages and skill levels either in person or online. Gigging at…

Hourstone’s Presents “My Sorceress”

Hourstone’s “My Sorceress” continues in the same lush vein as the artist’s prior singles and we’re better off for it. He’s distinguished himself as a purveyor of top-notch “art pop” that upends conventional wisdom about the enduring value of such compositions. There’s nothing about his work that smacks of the disposable. Instead, Hourstone’s songs aim…

Stylz Milleon Presents “Good 2 Yuh”

Stylz Milleon’s artistic journey is a fantastic story transcending borders, weaving a history of cultural fusion and personal evolution. Coming from New Jersey, he embarked on a transformative adventure that took him to the vibrant streets of Miami, where a melting pot of influence helped his musical career grow. With a mix of Caribbean rhythms…

@skopemag news – wednesday – february 7, 2024 @ 1 pm est

@skopemag news – wednesday – february 7, 2024 @ 1 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 Support @skopemag – https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=3APKAKT8K6ETW Wizz Havinn Is “Young N Turnt” In New Video Charles Moothart (mem. Ty Segall) Shares “Little Egg” Single via Post Punk…

Intimacy helps boost your creativity

Intimacy can indeed have a positive impact on creativity for several reasons: Emotional Connection: Intimacy often involves emotional closeness and trust, which can create a safe space for individuals to express themselves creatively without fear of judgment. Feeling understood and supported by a partner can increase confidence and encourage creative exploration. Stress Reduction: Intimacy, particularly…

Annie Moscow’s “Land of Dreams” is pure singer-songwriter poetry

Arizona-based singer-songwriter Annie Moscow has just released a gorgeous new album, “Land of Dreams,” a collection of songs that dig deep and explore life in all of its intricacies. Moscow sat down with @skopemag to talk about these heartfelt and earnest songs. @skopemag: Your amazing new album, “Land of Dreams” – what inspired it and…

New Video By MAKO Girls “AIN’T THINKIN BOUT YOU”

By now, fans know what they get when they press play on a MAKO Girls video. They’re going to see an exhibition of true camaraderie between the Girls themselves — three young Atlantans who happen to be real-life sisters. They’ll see first-rate fashion from everybody onscreen, especially the three stars, who rock throwback gear and…

5 Quick Ways to Fund Your EP

As an emerging musician, the dream of releasing your first or even fifth EP is as electrifying as your first ever live gig. But amidst the rhythmic excitement, the crescendo of costs can dampen your creative spirits. From studio time to album art, and those crucial social media promotions, funding your EP is more than…

@skopemag news – tuesday – february 6, 2024 @ 4 pm est

@skopemag news – tuesday – february 6, 2024 @ 4 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 Support @skopemag – https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=3APKAKT8K6ETW HOME COUNTIES release ‘anti-clubbing anthem’ “Uptight” – debut album ‘Exactly As It Seems’ out 3rd May on Submarine Cat Records Icelandic…

Heavy Metal and Gambling: High Stakes and Hard-Hitting Tunes

Gambling has been an integral part of our culture for centuries, so it should come as no surprise that it has also inspired some of the most classic heavy metal songs of all time. Heavy metal is a genre known for its intense themes and boundary-pushing nature, and these classics talk about the adrenaline, the…

“Pillow Talk” by NIK:11

Pop singer and critically acclaimed songwriter NIK:11 doesn’t fail to dazzle her diehard fans and incoming audiences alike with her latest single “Pillow Talk which is accompanied by a stunning music video also produced by NIK:11. A decadent fusion of minimalist beats and larger-than-life melodies that ascend from an ominous bassline, “Pillow Talk” is everything…