Category: FEATURES

Feature stories and artist interviews

SNOB DOODLE

Snob Doodle takes a shot at those catchy Internet abbreviations in this brand new edition. We can see his point, SMH!

JOE SATRIANI CD/DVD TRAILER & GIVEAWAY

Veteran guitar legend Joe Satriani, one of the world’s most renowned instrumental artists, recorded Live in Paris: I Just Wanna Rock! on May 27, 2008 at The Grand Rex Theater in Paris, France. The brand new live two-disc CD and DVD will be released on February 2, 2010 through Epic Records.  

MR. NEXT: THE NEXT GENERATION OF SOUND

Tommy (Mr. Next) taught himself to play guitar, drums, bass and piano by the time he was 16. He is a one man band gone from drummer to producer, producing a hybrid of alternative funk and goth with a touch of electronic production and a loyalty to the acoustic guitar.  

DISNEY BETS ON STERLING KNIGHT / VIDEO

Sterling Knight’s music video for “StarStruck” has just premiered on the Disney Channel, Disney.com and Disney’s mobile site! The title track from the brand new Disney Channel Original movie starring Knight, Danielle Campbell, Brandon Mychal Smith and Chelsea Staub will appear on the film’s Soundtrack due out on February 9th.  

SERJ TANKIAN RELEASE “ELECT THE DEAD” MP3 & TRAILER

On March 16th, 2009, Serj Tankian, a Grammy Award winner and one of rock’s most unconventional front men, took the stage at the majestic Auckland Town Hall in New Zealand with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra to perform a very special orchestral interpretation of his critically acclaimed debut solo album Elect the Dead.

JAHEIM & JADAKISS SCORE WITH “AIN’T LEAVIN WITHOUT YOU”

Atlantic recording artist Jaheim, one of R&B’s most beloved and enduring voices, has kicked off 2010 by scoring yet another #1 single. “Ain’t Leavin Without You,” the first single off of Jaheim’s forthcoming album, “ANOTHER ROUND” (due out February 9), is #1 in both airplay and audience this week making it Jaheim’s ninth Top 10…

LIKE A STORM VIDEO FOR “CHEMICAL INFATUATION”

In the past 6 months, New Zealand-born rockers Like A Storm have gone from being virtually unknown in the U.S to touring with such artists as Staind, Creed, Hoobastank, Puddle of Mudd and Saliva.   After moving to North America in 2005, the band officially began recording their debut album, The End of The Beginning,…

FINDLAY BROWN VIDEO FOR “LOVE WILL FIND YOU”

Findlay Brown, who’s a 60s inspired UK singer/songwriter that we think Skope readers would really enjoy. He has a very vintage, Elvis Presley/Roy Orbison sound to him and his album was produced by Bernard Butler, who also produced Duffy’s debut album in 2008. Findlay Brown will performed on David Letterman last night.

DALLAS COWBOYS STAR FOOTBALL PLAYERS ROCK OUT IN FREE REIGN

Hard-hitting football is nothing new for the Dallas Cowboys, who are one of the most successful football franchises ever. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that when several members of the Cowboys’ offensive line – Marc Colombo (vocals/right tackle, #75), Leonard Davis (bass/right guard, #70), Cory Procter (drums/center and guard, #71) – picked up…

JAMES APOLLO OFFERS VIDEO & MP3 FOR “NO EAST, NO WEST”

JAMES APOLLO confirms two NYC live shows in January 2010 to preview new songs from his upcoming EP and new album. The five song EP, HOW HARD A HEART OF GOLD CAN BE will be available on February 2nd, 2010 and features songs from Apollo’s fourth full length album, THE DAYS, released in May 2010.

MEET THE MUSICIANS: SLANT

I am ashamed to admit that before sitting with Munir to do this interview, I actually had no idea why Slant was even called Slant. For an ace journalist, that’s pretty unacceptable. Promising to keep my embarrassing secret, Slant guitarist Munir explained it to me. “If you look up the definition, it’s to view something…

MEET THE MUSICIANS: PALE

I could kick myself over and over again for declining invitations to see Pale in concert. When you live in Los Angeles, you get used to the over saturation of every kind of band, from your garden variety garage band to your headlining acts. All it took was the first note of the first song…

MEET THE MUSICIANS: MOSTART

What I didn’t expect while interviewing MostArt was to have my own tape recorder turned against me. Unconventional to say the least, it would be the start of an interview unlike any other I’d ever done before; yet fitting considering the fact that MostArt is unlike any artist I’ve ever heard before. MostArt’s music is…

RAZOR RELEASES MP3 & VIDEO TO “HOLLA”

This year belongs to Razor, with the recent release of his debut mixtape “Mr. M-I-A”. Highlights include the two smash hits “Feelin’ Myself” & “Holla”. Other highlights include “For U” feat. Shawnna & Rick Ross, “$100 Fan”, “Rock Music”, and “Hustla’s Hymn” feat. Akon & Young Jeezy.

PEANIZLES

Peanizles is ready for another year of offering Skope readers a smile and a good laugh. This new strip is a great way to start  that  off. Congrats to Don Mathias on the engagement!

SNOB DOODLE

A new year is upon us and with that comes a fresh slate for Snob Doodle. I wonder what his resolution for 2010 is?!

GROWING SET OFFER DOWNLOAD “HORMONE” NOW

VICE Records are pleased to announce the signing of Brooklyn, NY-based trio Growing, kicking off 2010 with the release of their new album PUMPS on April 6th with a free download for the transcendent album track “Hormone” available now.

JANUARY 2010 SONICBIDS “ARTISTS 2 WATCH”

Welcome to another amazing month of music from the incredible musicians that make up the Sonicbids.com community. We have got ten amazing musicians that will be speaking directly to the Skope readers. As always we encourage readers to dig deeper and check out their EPK’s.

JASON BOESEL OFFERS “HAND OF GOD” MP3 OFF ‘HUSTLER’S SON’

Until recently, Jason Boesel sat behind the drum kit for artists like Rilo Kiley and Bright Eyes, but he’s “ready to step out front” (Paste) in 2010 with his solo debut ‘Hustler’s Son,’ set for Jan 12 release via Team Love. The album features top shelf guests like David Rawlings, Benmont Tench, Orenda Fink, and…