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AARON LEWIS ANNOUNCES SOLO ACOUSTIC TOUR

Aaron Lewis, the acclaimed frontman for Atlantic recording group Staind, has announced details of his upcoming solo acoustic tour.   The dates begin October 7th at Boston’s House of Blues and then continue through early November.   A committed philanthropist as well as an unstoppable road warrior, Lewis is also poised to embark on an…

BUDDY GUY NEW SINGLE “STAY AROUND A LITTLE LONGER”

Five time Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Buddy Guy, will release his new album, Living Proof on October 26th.   His 11th Silvertone/Jive studio release marks an historic first as it brings together the incomparable B.B. King and Guy on the introspective and moving lead single, “Stay Around a Little…

STORMKING, STORMKING

There is a storm coming and his name is Duke Adkisson.   Adkisson is the lead singer and guitarist as well being the man behind all of the music & lyrics on the new record.   But don’t be mistaken as this is not a one-man show; Stormking comes complete with a load of great…

RICK SHAFFER SHOWS STOLI HOW TO STEP OUT ON HIS OWN

I must say that I am excited today for two reasons. One is that it’s the weekend and the other is that Rick Shaffer agreed to be featured in ‘Skoped Out.’ Rick Shaffer is the other half of the incredibly popular group, The Reds. We are not here to talk about The Reds though as…

JIMMY RAE JAZZIN’ IT UP WITH CHELSEA BARATZ

Prepare yourself as Chelsea Baratz brings to you her invigorating style of Soul Jazz.   This young virtuoso is partial to her trusty sax, but she also sings & produces, plays drums, clarinet, piano and flute.   This multi-talented & multi-dimensional musician doesn’t just give you the same old jazz; Chelsea throws in elements of…

RANDOM STABBINGS & ARTLESS CRITIQUE, SEPTEMBER 2010

Various Artists, Sounds of Rhythm & Culture (ESL Music) Washington DC-based electronica duo Thievery Corporation are the minds behind this compilation of varying degrees of chill, all of it advanced and terrific.   It’s advertised as the sound of DC, but even though that’s a utopian wet dream, it’s a worthy one.   I can’t…

KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD, LIVE! IN CHICAGO

On this CD, Kenny goes back to his blues roots.   This release was recorded at the Chicago House of Blues with his current lineup of Noah Hunt on vocals, Chris Layton on drums, Scott Nelson on bass, and Riley Osbourn on keys.   Some R&B luminaries showed up including Hubert Sumlin, Willie “Big Eyes”…

GLEN NAYLOR SAYS TO STOLI “WHO YOU CALLING GRANDMA!?”

Another weekend is here again! My guest this week shows that music is the universal language and that you are never too old to create music. We are traveling across the globe to introduce Glen Naylor from Victoria, Australia. Glen makes childrens music that is upbeat, positive, and very catchy. I must admit that my…

Rick Shaffer, Necessary Illusion

After a stint in the late 70s and early 80s, the bluesy duo The Reds faded into obscurity only to revive their garage rock/blues-laden career in 2007. A follow-up album came in 2009 and saw keyboardist Bruce Cohen release a solo album. Not to be outdone, Shaffer has released his own solo LP, Necessary Illusion–a…

MTV RADIO’S MORNING FACTS FOR THURSDAY, AUGUST 26th, 2010

BRUNO MARS ANNOUNCES DOO-WOPS AND HOOLIGANS Bruno Mars will release his highly anticipated debut album Doo—Wops & Hooligans in October.   Mars’ debut single, “Just The Way You Are,” is steadily climbing the charts and is up four spots to number 16 on the Billboard Hot 100.   Mars will support Maroon 5 on the…

KEITH MOODY’S MUSIC GETS STOLI UP!

  I have been covering musicians for many years now and it never gets old thanks to talented & exciting musicians like Keith Moody. I will admit it took alot to get going on this rainy Monday morning. Then I put on Keith’s new single, “Up” and I am awake and ready to face the…

THE REBIRTH OF A LEGEND: THE STANHOPE HOUSE

Stanhope, NJ will mark the rebirth of a legend, the Stanhope House is re-opening its doors and there is major anticipation around the revival of this storied hotspot. With a remarkable entertainment lineup of national acts and local favorites already in place and a partnership with Hot Rods BBQ, a renowned Wharton eatery, the Stanhope…

DANBERT NOBACON ANNOUNCES HIS NEW ALBUM

Agitprop musician/writer/social critic/actor Danbert Nobacon is back with a new album and book this fall. Backed by Seattle’s gypsy punks The Bad Things, Nobacon recorded a song cycle called Woebegone, available October 19th. Never one to relax, his first novel will arrive on October 1st! “Three Dead Princes — An Anarchist Fairytale” is illustrated by…

MUSIC UP CLOSE, AUGUST 2010

Hello, Music Up Close Readers! It’s been a busy summer, and we’ve had all sorts of things happening here at the club. I’ve been in the midst of a virtual book tour for the second book in The Bowdancer Saga called The Wayfarer’s Road. You can grab a copy at www.breathlesspress.com or a kindle version…

JOHN MELLENCAMP, NO BETTER THAN THIS

At first the record companies wanted Bruce Springsteen to be the “New” Bob Dylan, a storyteller with a lot of words in his songs.   When he hit it big with rock, they weren’t enthused about him going back to his roots, but he had earned it, and did.   For John “Cougar” Mellencamp, they…

Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Rocksteady

The Colorado based Big Head Todd and the Monsters have always had a small but loyal fan base but those who don’t call themselves BHTM lovers know the band only for its mainstream rock ballad “Bittersweet” that ruled the Billboard charts back in 1993. Unfortunately, that is a shame because that particular song is really…

ROY JAY OFFERS AUDIO “FATAL MISTAKE”

Singer-songwriter Roy Jay will release his second album, “Fairfax Avenue,” on August 31, 2010, on Rock Ridge Music.   Laced with blues, roots rock, and grittier, more focused, groove-driven flavors than his past work, “Fairfax Avenue” is the follow-up to “Lucky Guy,” an album which ran the musical gamut and drew comparisons to Paul Simon,…

Thee Nosebleeds, Self-Titled

Thee Nosebleeds and their exhilarating debut album definitely get the Jimmy Rae WOW factor here.   Hard to imagine that this BIG & LOUD sound comes from just three guys out of Philly.   The three members in this group include: Kermit Hell Lyman on lead vocals & guitar, Rev. Kevin J. Cooper on bass…

AUGUST 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 chose a select group of 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.

REBELUTION – 7 FREE MP3’S…

“Once again Rebelution on a lovin’ quest”… this year’s Rebelution summer of lovin’ quest will take these living legends of reggae rock to just about every major festival in the United States.  

DYNAHSTI SIGN WITH SAVVY MUZIK

SavvyMuzik is excited to announce that they just signed Urban-Gospel group, Dynahsti, from Dallas, Texas to a World Wide Distribution agreement. Dynahsti formed in 2006 by budding young gospel singers Krystal and Ashley Stepney. Krystal is a junior in College Majoring in Music Education and is also a songwriter, currently studying Opera. Ashley, on the…

MTV RADIO’S MORNING FACTS FOR TUESDAY, AUGUST 3rd, 2010

JUSTIN BIEBER 3D CONCERT FILM? Justin Bieber took to Twitter to announce he will release a 3D concert film on Valentines Day.   He also tweeted that the film will be directed by an Oscar-winning filmmaker and that his show in Madison Square Garden in New York City will be taped for the flick.  …

RANDOM STABBINGS & ARTLESS CRITIQUE, AUGUST 2010

Growing, Pumps (Vice Records) In the same way that it’s hard as a reviewer to report correctly on the actual artistry involved in creating such bizarre sounds as this, it’s difficult to tell what this Brooklyn technologist is genuinely hoping to accomplish.   In layman’s terms, it immediately demands a reality check of the stereo…

THE SWORD UNLEASH MASSIVE WORLD TOUR

The Sword’s legacy in the metal world has been rapidly growing since they formed in 2003. Their recent stints opening for legends such as Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, and Motorhead have helped them garner praise from fans both young and old. The Sword Tour Dates:   UNITED STATES 10/01:   Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey…

SANTANA & STEVE WINWOOD LIVE IN NOBLESVILLE, IN

July 7, 2010 was the night when I got to experience two music legends for the first time. On that hot ‘n’ clear Wednesday night, Verizon Wireless Music Center in Noblesville, IN had the pleasure of booking two legendary acts. Okay, Okay…enough suspense already–you wanna know who I’m talking about right??  

Ten Speed Taxi, Spinning

With their ranks comprised of three teachers and a healthcare professional, it is only natural that Ten Speed Taxi injected a healthy dose of intelligence and clever tongue-in-cheek humor into their latest album. Couple that approach to songwriting with their multi-genre sound and their penchant for tight instrumentation and the result will leave you (with)…

YOSO ANNOUNCES AUGUST LIVE DATES

The term “Super-Group” describes a band rising out of two of the most creative bands of the past 30 years: YOSO is formed out of TOTO’s brilliant lead vocalist Bobby Kimball and the creative force of former YES members, Tony Kaye and Billy Sherwood, thus equalling the magic of YES with the voice of TOTO.…

JOHN DALY RELEASES NEW ALBUM

Iconic and often unpredictable golfer, John Daly, has added a new shot to his repertoire, releasing an album of heartfelt and semi-autobiographical songs through Nashville-based digital label, GMV Nashville. His latest effort, titled I Only Know One Way, is Daly’s second album release and features a mix of Country and blues-infused rockers (“Hit It Hard,”…

DEAD MEADOW FRONTMAN JASON SIMON SET TO RELEASE SOLO DEBUT

Jason Simon, guitarist and vocalist for critically acclaimed Washington, D.C. hard rock band and Matador Records recording artists DEAD MEADOW has completed work on his debut solo album.   Simon will release the self-titled Jason Simon on September 14 via NYC’s Tee Pee Records. As the voice of the celebrated psychedelic trio DEAD MEADOW since…

JONNY LANG, LIVE AT THE RYMAN

Recorded at one of his shows at Nashville’s Historic Ryman Theatre, this release gives a good summary of Jonny’s career.   Jonny is accompanied by Jim Anton on bass/vocals, Barry Alexander on drums, Jason Eskridge on vocals/percussion, Sonny Thompson on guitar/vocals, and Tommy Barbarella on keys.   Always a master of hitting the licks in…

Greg Walsh, A Busy Street

Are you ready for a big spoonful of rock/blues/soul mixed together in a bowl of well-polished music?   I hope so because that is exactly what you are getting with Greg Walsh’s new record, A Busy Street.   Besides the core sound of rock, soul & blues heard here, I also picked up on elements…

The Speaking Tongues, Wild Sound

It’s a wild sound, indeed. Straight out of the hallows of Southern Ontario (Though at times, you’d swear this gnarly two-piece came straight from hell) comes The Speaking Tongues, whose fervent, rollicking approach to cut and dry blues rock takes no prisoners. This is hard music not for the faint of heart; this debut LP…

PENNAN BRAE SHOWS STOLI TO STAY HAPPY EVEN IN TOUGH TIMES

In these tough times sometimes it can be tough to crack a smile. My next guest has been able to capture that feeling perfectly in his video for the single, “Goin’ Down.” Please welcome my next guest coming straight out of British Columbia, Canada, Pennan Brae. Pennan has been very busy promoting his album, ‘Amber…

HARD NYC featuring M.I.A.

Global trendsetter & cultural icon M.I.A. will make her 2010 national stage debut at HARD NYC on Saturday, July 24th at the South Island Field on Governors Island. In conjunction with M.I.A.’s NEET Recordings label, confirmed performers for this two-stage festival include Sleigh Bells, Theophilus London, Skream, Benga, Ninjasonik, 12th Planet, Nguzunguzu, Borgore, Destructo &…

ATLANTIC RECORDS SIGNS BAD CITY

Atlantic Records has announced its signing of much-buzzed-about new hard rock band Bad City.   The Chicago-based combo’s exhilarating debut album, entitled “WELCOME TO THE WASTELAND,” arrives in stores and at all DSPs on August 24th. In the meantime, Bad City has been invited to serve as special guests on Smashing Pumpkins’ eagerly awaited summer…

LANCE COMER: A NEW GENERATION OF TALENT

One of my favorite local bands from the 60’s were the Sir Raleighs.   My good friend Mike Comer was in this group that my girlfriends and I followed around to local venues.   We lost touch for a number of years but recently got together and found out that Michaels son Lance, is a…

RHINO PAYS TRIBUTE TO TRANE

After John Coltrane’s landmark 1960 Atlantic Records debut Giant Steps, the revered jazz saxophonist recorded a series of groundbreaking albums for the influential label. In just four years, Coltrane released as many albums, including COLTRANE JAZZ, MY FAVORITE THINGS, COLTRANE PLAYS THE BLUES, and COLTRANE’S SOUND. This summer, Rhino will honor the legacy of John…

Greg Brown, Ol’ Blood N’ Guts

Are you ready for some good, old-fashioned Blood N’ Guts brought to you by Greg Brown?   The Boston-based singer/songwriter/guitarist lays it all out on the table for you with nothing left to hide.   Ol’ Blood N’ Guts is actually named after World War II U.S. General George S. Patton’s nickname and the title…

GENTLEMEN HUSBANDS RELEASE “FAMILY ECONOMICS” MP3

Gentlemen Husbands are setting out on a very action packed summer! Having just played a number of well-received sets at this year’s North by Northeast Music Festival, the band will spend the rest of the summer on the road playing festivals and bringing their feel-good alt rock and roll to new stages!