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MTV RADIO’S MORNING FACTS FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 27th, 2010

JUSTIN BIEBER CAUSES ANOTHER RIOT Justin Bieber made headlines back in November when a crowd of teenagers got out of control before he was supposed to take the stage in a Long Island, New York mall.   Well, it happened again, this time in Sydney, Australia.   According to the Associated Press, thousands of frenzied…

PORTUGAL. THE MAN ANNOUNCE NEW U.S. TOUR DATES

Portugal. The Man have announced new U.S. tour dates, kicking off June 17th at Harlow’s Night Club in Sacramento, CA. The Portland-based band will also play this year’s Sasquatch! Festival on Saturday, May 29th. See tour dates below.   Portugal. The Man On Tour: 5/29 – Sasquatch! Festival – George, WA 6/17 – Harlow’s Night…

The Lions, New Rise of the FootSoldier

Get ready for an incredibly loud roar from The Lions.   Not real lions of course but a band of wild musicians from Calgary, Alberta Canda that call themselves The Lions.   This group plays with ferocious intensity with pure rock at the core of everything.   Give way to these new rock soldiers as…

HANSON DEBUTS NEW VIDEO FOR “THINKING ‘BOUT SOMETHIN'”

HANSON is proud to announce the premiere of their new music video for the song “Thinking ‘Bout Somethin’” on MySpace Music today. Starting today, fans can view the video exclusively and in its entirety via the social-networking site’s Music channel. As the first single from the group’s upcoming full-length Shout It Out, “Thinking ‘Bout Somethin’,”…

Mongrel Mix, Self-Titled

Mongrel Mix is an eclectic blend of unique styles where it seems music is coming from all directions.   You’re not just getting chocolate or vanilla from this group; you have a wide variety of flavors to choose from.   Everything from straight rock to classic rock to roots & folk; you’re getting a little…

MUSIC UP CLOSE, APRIL 2010

Hello, Music Up Close readers, we are finally back up and operating once more. The construction to our virtual club is finally finished, and I’m ready to get this place hopping again. And what a way to reopen our doors and show our wider focus than with a full slate of world music artists!

White Denim, Fits

This one should come as no surprise: it’s another genre-bending and altogether righteous rock and roll band out of Austin. Seriously, what are they putting in the water there? And why does it take so long for the rest of the world to get hip to these acts? White Denim, a dynamic three-piece that are…

SXSW STRIKES BACK 2010

What do you get when you mix the over saturated “Music Capitol of the World” with the extremely populated music industry itself? A little thing us in Austin Texas like to call South By Southwest.

KEEPIN’ PRETTY FOR THE FANS

A lot has changed for the guys of Pretty Ricky, which consists of brothers Baby Blue, Spectacular and Slick ‘em, as well as Lingerie, throughout the years, but one thing remains the same: they’re freaks.

Lori Diamond, Mystery

I introduce to you 1-of-A-Kind–Lori Diamond from Boston.   This singer/songwriter/pianist has such a pure & genuine quality to her voice.   Not to mention, this talented artist throws in stellar piano playing to complete the entire Mystery.   It is no surprise that this Bostonian sings & plays from the heart at all times…

APRIL 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.

THE END RECORDS SIGN DANZIG

The charismatic and complex singer/songwriter Glenn Danzig is set to unleash his first new Danzig studio album in six years.   Deth Red Sabaoth, produced by Glenn and recorded in Los Angeles over the course of 2009, will be released on June 22, 2010 (Evilive/The End Records).   The 11-track collection, penned by Danzig, is…

ON STAGE: STAMPEDE

It’s Saturday night and Stampede is performing at the local bar, O’Brian’s. The place has filled up as the band charges through a raw live show.

AMON AMARTH SET TO LAUNCH NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINING TOUR

Legendary Swedish metal powerhouse AMON AMARTH will kick off a North American headlining tour on April 8 at West Hollywood’s House of Blues.   Sponsored in part by AOL’s Noisecreep, the three week major market trek will run through April 29 in Philadelphia, PA and feature support from Swiss pagan metal act Eluveitie and Holy…

Iolite, Self-Titled

Iolite is a band surrounded by a deep richness of sound.   There are a number of musicians on this EP that help appeal to the senses by way of a plush & vibrant appearance.   The fullness factor can be contributed to the many talented players on this disc.   This work is undeniably…

C-MONEY OF SLIGHTLY STOOPID GOES SOLO

Christofer “C-Money” Welter announced today that his debut solo, full-length album entitled “Family Business” will be released digitally, worldwide on April 20, 2010.   “Family Business,” produced and co-written by Craig Welsh aka Top Rankin showcases a collection of songs from a wide range of artists including: G. Love, Kyle “Stoopid” McDonald of Slightly Stoopid,…

Ghostkeeper, Ghostkeeper

There’s a suspicious feel to Ghostkeeper’s latest full-length. Marrying spooked out blues that would have excited Captain Beefheart with an affinity for 60’s jangle pop sounds like a match made in sonic heaven. And while Ghostkeeper does indeed work very well sonically, there’s moments of restrained way out there psychadelics that litter the record. This…

HEARTSOUNDS HAS SIGNED WITH EPITAPH RECORDS

Epitaph Records is proud to announce the signing of San Francisco based punk rock group Heartsounds.   The band is scheduled to open up for punk legends and labelmates Bad Religion at House of Blues in West Hollywood, CA, on March 25 and House of Blues in Anaheim, CA, on April 2. Formed from the…

Jason Collett, Rat A Tat Tat

Jason Collett, the dependable and perennial folk-rocker out of Toronto has made his name on his rustic charm and late-night swagger. Members of Broken Social Scene, the revolving door musical collective have labelled Collett as the “Tom Petty of Broken Social Scene.” How appropriate; Collett has resided comfortably slightly below the radar since he began…

Old Man Luedecke, My Hands Are On Fire and other Love Songs

“My hands are on fire, my hands are on fire…” hums Chris Leudecke, again and again throughout the comfortable swing on “The Rear Guard.” He isn’t kidding. Leudecke is something of a renaissance man, picking and strumming his banjo with the passion and fury of blues and countrymen of yesteryear on My Hands Are On…

LE KAT RELEASES VIDEO FOR “WIKKED LIL’ GRRRLS”

A glamour girl enchanted by Paris and the Golden Age of Hollywood, chanteuse Le Kat has pounced on the music and video scene with a theatrical debut album and a devilishly delicious music video.   Brimful of elegantly diverse jazz vocals and moody pop songs that ooze sensuality, Boudoir Rouge was released last month (February…

BAD RELIGION SAYS THANK YOU TO FANS

In celebration of three decades of groundbreaking music, So-Cal’s quintessential punk rock group Bad Religion has announced plans to record a live album, 30 Years Live, during their upcoming spring 2010 House of Blues tour and offer it as a free “thank you” to loyal fans for a limited time only on May 18.  …

DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER RELEASES SINGLE “STRANGE FRUIT”

Over the course of a multifaceted career that has spanned four decades, Dee Dee Bridgewater has risen to the top tier of today’s jazz vocalists, putting her own unique spin on standards as well as taking intrepid leaps of faith in re-envisioning jazz classics. For her latest recording, Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie With Love…

RANDOM STABBINGS & ARTLESS CRITIQUE, MARCH 2010

Story of the Year, The Constant (Epitaph Records) Pedestrian post-hardcore/nu-metal will come and go, but at least this St. Louis 5-piece once got into a fight with Godsmack’s roadies.   Would that their ambition spread to breaking a musical mold or three, but this is strictly for their fan base, kids too young or unadventurous…

HOLY GRAIL CONFIRMED FOR AMON AMARTH NORTH AMERICAN SPRING TOUR

Los Angeles metal quintet Holy Grail has just been confirmed for Amon Amarth’s upcoming North American spring tour which kicks off at the House Of Blues in Los Angeles, CA on Thursday, April 8th and includes a stop at the New England Metal And Hardcore Fest in Worcester, MA on Saturday, April 24th (please see…

JONNY LANG TAKES CENTER STAGE ON FIRST-EVER LIVE ALBUM

While still in his teens in the mid 1990s, Jonny Lang exploded onto the national scene with a combination of highly developed blues guitar chops and a powerful voice that rivaled some musicians more than twice his age. And that was just the beginning. Fifteen years and a half-dozen studio albums later, he has evolved…

The Jardines, Self-Titled

It looks like there’s more going on in Vancouver this year than just the 2010 Winter Olympics like that isn’t enough!   Coming from Richmond BC Canada, I present to you the mother-daughter act of Cherelle and Ajaye as The Jardines.   This brand new act was even lucky enough to land a spot on…

SCARLET GREY TO TOUR WITH AFI

LA-based rock outfit Scarlet Grey will be joining AFI for their southern tour dates in March. The band will be supporting their new EP “Fancy Blood,” which will be available exclusively at the shows until its official release in April. The record will feature guest vocals from AFI front man Davey Havok and some other…

MUSIC UP CLOSE WITH JANIE – FEBRUARY 2010

Happy February, my dear readers. In honor of the month of love, I am showcasing women at the virtual club here at Music Up Close with Janie. Though there are so many artists we could bring to you, I wanted to offer you some new emerging talents and a very classy lady that you may…

VICTOR WAINWRIGHT AND THE WILDROOTS, BEALE STREET TO THE BAYOU

The four-piece group featuring Victor on piano (or Piana as he describes it) blends some boogie with some Cajun and blues.   A capable cast of “Extended Roots Members” supports the disc.   The bulk of the songwriting goes to bassist Stephen Dees and Victor.   The 14-track release has some Dr. John feel to…

IT IS SO EASY TO REMEMBER SEPTEMBER

“Over our four years together, we have seen our grassroots effort blossom from playing exclusively at local clubs around NYC to performing at stadiums and major venues with some legendary acts such as Chicago, .38 Special, Average White Band, The Guess Who, John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band, Randy Travis, Johnny Winter, Steve Vai,…

MTV RADIO’S MORNING FACTS FOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12th, 2010

NEW VIDEO OF “WE ARE THE WORLD” SESSION Newly released footage from the “We Are The World” recording session prominently shows Justin Bieber, P!nk, Josh Groban, Mary J. Blige, Akon and Maroon 5’s Adam Levine.   The song, which will make its debut during the Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympics, also features Lil Wayne,…

CITIZEN COPE OFFERS “HEALING HANDS” MP3 OFF NEW LP

Starting today, February 9, Citizen Cope’s new album The RainWater LP is available for digital purchase. This release marks a milestone for Citizen Cope not only because it is his first new record in nearly 4 years, but it’s also Citizen Cope’s first release via his own RainWater Recordings.

BIFFY CLYRO ANNOUNCE THE US RELEASE OF ‘ONLY REVOLUTIONS’

Warner Bros Records has announced the release of breakthrough UK band biffy clyro’s new album Only Revolutions. The follow up to 2007’s Puzzle, Only Revolutions will be available exclusively on iTunes beginning March 9, 2010.   3/06 — The Marquee — Tempe, AZ 3/07 — House of Blues — San Diego, CA 3/09 — Troubadour…