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Mando Morphosis, 2010

Mando Morphosis is a group made up of seven mandolin players.   Originality at its finest, as this band brings fresh material to the masses. With the exception of one track, this entire record is all instrumental. Mando Morphosis are proud to introduce their new acoustic music at the start of a brand-new decade. The…

The Band of Heathens, One Foot In The Ether

From the opening slow, grooving foot-stomping crunch of “L.A. County Blues,” you know that One Foot In The Ether, the latest from The Band Of Heathens isn’t a record to be taken lightly. Full of the kind of blue collar grit that country-rock ought to possess, The Band Of Heathens walk with a boisterous swagger…

GUITAR HERO KICKS OFF 2010 WITH A VARIETY OF GREAT DOWNLOADABLE TRACKS

Guitar Hero hits the ground running as it starts 2010 off with a bang and a great selection of new downloadable tracks. Building upon an already vast catalog of downloadable music compatible with both Guitar Hero 5 and Band Heroâ„¢, the Guitar Hero music library is providing something for everyone this January.   Fans can…

MAYDAY PARADE “TAKE ACTION TOUR” DATES

MAYDAY PARADE are performing on the “Take Action Tour” to promote their new album Anywhere But Here. The band will be kicking off the tour in Atlanta, GA on January 25th alongside We The Kings, A Rocket To The Moon, There For Tomorrow and Stereo Skyline and ending on March 2nd in Dallas, TX.  …

NADA SURF ANNOUNCE ALBUM OF COVER SONGS

Nada Surf bring their trademark sense of harmony and musical craftsmanship to 12 of their favorite songs with their latest release, if i had a hi-fi, their first album of covers. Only a group with their wide-ranging and eclectic taste could bring songs from such artists as Kate Bush, Dwight Twilley and the Go-Betweens together…

HOUSE OF PAIN REUNITE FOR ST PATRICK’S DAY TOUR

Hip-hop icons House of Pain have announced a series of dates in March 2010 to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. The group will celebrate their Irish-American heritage by performing tracks from their classic hit filled catalogue with dates scheduled in Buffalo, Atlantic City, New York, Hartford, and Worcester for March 2010.   HOUSE OF PAIN TOUR…

Matthew Curran, Simplify

Matthew Curran and his trio (Matt Jurasek on bass & Kevin Conray on drums) introduce a powerful yet simplified rock ‘n’ roll sound.   Curran & company are blending together elements of rock, blues and alternative to offer you a creatively fresh recording.   With catchy guitar rhythms & vibrant hooks, Simplify sums it all…

KICKBEND HOLIDAY VERSION OF “CHRISTMAS LIGHTS” VIA BROADJAM.COM

Chicagoland blues-rock band KickBend recently recorded “Christmas lights” with guest musicians Mario, Joe, and Steve. The free download is available on KickBend’s Broadjam page: SKOPE IT HERE! KickBend is also giving away a free album to the first ten new fans who…   1) Add KickBend as a friend on MySpace – www.myspace.com/KickBend 2) Listen…

THE USED ANNOUNCE NATIONWIDE HEADLINE TOUR

Fresh from a successful international run, Reprise Records artists The Used have announced a US headlining winter tour.   The nationwide string of dates, which kick off January 27th in San Diego, CA and run through February 26th in Birmingham, AL, will support their new album, Artwork.   Atreyu and Drive A will be supporting.…

Planetary Nights, Elliptical Motion

Planetary Nights and Elliptical Motion are ever-flowing with raw energy.   R.J. McSweeney is responsible for all the songs &  lyrics as well as being the lead vocalist & rhythm guitarist.   The CD is produced, engineered and mixed by Mark Hermann who also contributed all lead guitar parts as well as keyboard/organ sections.  …

JIMMY RAE ROCKS ALONG WITH ROB CARLTON

Straight rock and awesome guitar solos is what Rob Carlton is bringing to the music scene.   This guitar extraordinaire has a new album titled Beautiful Collision that simply rocks! Rob also endorses with GHS Strings, Morley Pedals and Halo Guitars & will also be busy with Specraflex Cables and Rocktron Amps & Effects. Not…

STOLI PREDICTS A HEAT WAVE AS PHOENIX JONES MAKES HER DEBUT

Lets face it here folks, it can be double hard for a female musician as she must not only have looks but talent as well to make it. My next guest has the looks, the voice, and the hot single to break on through. Let Stoli introduce you to canada’s own, Phoenix Jones. I caught…

The Bramble Jam, Move Your Boots

The Bramble Jam are introducing their new brand of kids’ music to the world.   Inspired by their own kids, Jason Kern and Jessie Griffiths have decided to create something magically special for ALL to enjoy.   Move Your Boots is fun & inquisitive music for children and families to enjoy for generations to come.…

Rhett Frazier Inc, Escape From Dee-Troyt

The cover art for Los Angeles based Rhett Frazier Inc.’s debut disc Escape From Dee-troyt says plenty. A classic orange muscle car is parked along a street surrounded by a couple of colorful retro-looking buildings.   This picture is a perfect metaphor for the disc’s sound because old time soul and funk and bluesy rock…

BOB DYLAN, CHRISTMAS IN THE HEART

I wonder sometimes if it isn’t tedious being Mr. Bob Dylan, having listened for decades now to people lamenting over his inability to “sing.” Mr. Dylan sings in Christmas in the Heart, his 2009 collection of holiday classics, both secular and pious. He sings well. Yes, Mr. Dylan’s vocal chords are old and abused, beat-up,…

Acres and Acres, All Nations

When David Scholten speaks, people ought to listen. The lead singer of Acres and Acres, the harmonic folk duo out of Halifax displays a poignant penchant for expressive his own personal truths on All Nations, their latest full-length. His voices creeps from side to side as a natural, gentle current might, making for some pretty…

MUSIC UP CLOSE WITH JANIE – DEC/JAN 2009

Happy Holiday All You Music Lovers! We have really spruced up the club this month and are showing off some really great Christmas albums to make your holidays merrier.   Plus we have a great feature on the repatriation of Haitian music–a sort of regifting back to the people of that country, based on the…

Fifth Nation, Flight

Fifth Nation is named after a Native American tribe and the band consists of Julia Richardson as singer/songwriter/guitarist & Music Read on drums.   This duo is bringing a style all of their own here that is full of life.   The two members are blending together so many different musical styles such as:  …

MTV RADIO’S MORNING FACTS FOR WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2nd, 2009

LINKIN PARK, KATY PERRY & MORE FOR GRAMMY NOMS Linkin Park, Katy Perry, Smokey Robinson, Ringo Starr, T-Pain, Dwight Yoakam and George Lopez have been added as presenters for The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! – Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night, which takes place on tonight at Club Nokia.     The show will feature performances…

RANDOM STABBINGS & ARTLESS CRITIQUE, DECEMBER 2009

The Swimmers, People Are Soft (Mad Dragon Records) There was a metallish, hard-rock release on Mad Dragon Records a few years ago that had the most slovenly album art I’d ever seen and really bad music to match — I forget who they were, but they left a taste in my mouth that didn’t compel…

DECEMBER 2009 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.

The Slew, 100%

Admit it: the idea of legendary Canadian Kid Koala teaming up with bassist Chris Ross and drummer Myles Heskett (The original rhythm section of Wolfmother) has you intrigued at the very least. Yet there’s the distincy possibility you’re salivating beyond control. But the intriguing combination that The Slew are, there is the possibility that 100%,…

Castanets, Texas Rose, The Thaw & The Beasts

I first got turned onto the “Freak-folk” genre a few years ago, while touring through a dank little record store instead of attending University classes. Now, the record that turned me onto the movement has faded into obscurity. But I’m quite sure had it been Castanets, also known as the musical stylings of Raymond Raposa…

Shaky Deville, Self-Titled

Named after the classic ’76 Cadillac Coupe De Ville, Shaky Deville are revvin’ their engines loud on this one.   Lead singer and guitarist, Matt (M.S.B.) DeVille fittingly enough, actually owned this car thanks to his dad.   “Best car I’ve ever owned” are DeVille’s exact words, but will this album be the best thing…

Bottle Up & Go, These Bones EP

Haven’t we heard enough of blues-punk power duos? If anyone ever asks you that question, ask them if they’ve ever heard These Bones, the debut EP from Brooklyn’s Bottle Up & Go. Sure, whoever you’re engaged in a conversation with might insist that Bottle Up & Go are a two and a half piece band.…

KICKBEND SPREADING FAITH.HOPE.LOVE

KickBends’ album “Faith.Hope.Love” is an eclectic journey through the blues, soul, pop, rock, country, and folk.   From the vintage record intro of ‘Gone’ to the futuristic ending of ‘The beat goes on’, the album is a timeline of modern music. KickBend is Jim Barney – bass guitar, Luca DiNicola – acoustic guitar & vocals,…

ROB CARLTON FEATURED GHS STRING ENDORSEE

Rob Carlton is now featured on GHS Strings website as an endorsee. This is a huge honor as only a select group of musicians are featured on the GHS Strings website. GHS Strings produce a full line of strings for fretted instruments: electric, acoustic and classical guitar; electric bass; banjo; mandolin; pedal and steel guitar…

Justin Levinson, Predetermined Fate

Why someone from Vermont with a soft, mellow Ben Folds-esque voice would desire to write a country album is beyond me, but something about it just works. Maybe it’s the something different that comes from pop/rock/country composition without the vocal twang. Perhaps Levinson says it best:   “I’ve come supplied with duct tape and a…

E.P. HALL OFFERS “EMPEROR’S NOTE” OFF NEW ALBUM

Mommy Crow is a pensive folk album that mixes in strings, story book narratives, and various sounds such as the wind. The acoustic guitar carries the listener through the album, as though one were walking along, leafing through the pages of Mommy Crow.

EMILIE AUTUMN CONTINUES “THE ASYLUM TOUR”

Chicago-based rock violinist and advocate for freedom of all kinds EMILIE AUTUMN has extended her inaugural U.S. Asylum tour in support of the recent release of the Deluxe Edition release of her seminal album OPHELIAC on The End Records. Her not-to-be-missed two hour plus live show is an extravagant event involving music, burlesque, fire, trapeze,…

MUSIC UP CLOSE WITH JANIE – NOVEMBER 2009

My apologies for the lateness of this month’s Music Up Close. I’ve been reveling in unheard of 50 degree temperatures up her in the Northern Plains where I live AND working on details for my debut as a fiction author. The Bowdancer, my novelette, will be published as an ebook by Breathless Press later this…

MOBY BRANCHES OUT WITH THE LITTLE DEATH / MP3

The Little Death are self releasing their self-titled debut. The band is Laura Dawn (lead vocals), Moby (bass,guitar), Daron Murphy (guitar, bass, harmonica), and Aaron A. Brooks (drums) creating raw blues, soul, psychedelic rock with gritty vocals and lyrics.

THE DOORS SHAKE THE BIG APPLE TO ITS CORE

Rhino and Bright Midnight Archives unleash four inspired performances from The Doors’ final tour with LIVE IN NEW YORK. The latest addition to the band’s acclaimed series of archival concert releases, this six-disc collection contains all four of The Doors’ performances — in their entirety — recorded in 1970 at the Felt Forum in New…

TEACHERS ROCK IN MALAYSIA

Together since 2005, the Benchmarx are set to release their second studio album “Smell the Music”.   Besides being talented musicians, all of the band members are teachers at the International School of Kuala Lumpur.  

Mojo Rising, Feel What You Feel

Mojo Rising has taken the land down under by storm as they now set out to take over the states.   Making the move from their home-land of Australia to the sunset strip of Los Angeles hopes to be a beneficial one for the band.   They hope to create a brand new fan-base by…

Mason Daring, Self-Titled

Mason Daring is a well-established film composer who has been hard at work since the early 70s.   Early on, the singer/songwriter performed solo at the Bull & Finch (eventually Cheers) in Boston and later toured & recorded as a popular duo with singer Jeanie Stahl.   He is highly recognized for composing scores for…

“GRANDPA” ELLIOTT PRESENTS “SUGAR IS SWEET” / VIDEOS

In partnership with the Concord Music Group, Playing For Change announced the launch of a new record label that will support releases from select artists associated with the global music and multi-media collective Playing For Change. The first artist signed to Playing For Change Records/Concord Music Group is legendary New Orleans street performer “Grandpa” Elliott…