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PLAYING FOR CHANGE ANNOUNCES A NATIONWIDE FALL TOUR

After a series of shows that generated rave reviews in Los Angeles, New Orleans and the U.K., it was announced today that Playing For Change will launch a national concert tour.   Kicking off on Oct. 20 at The Birchmere in Washington, DC, the fall tour will bring the Playing For Change movement to over…

AUGUST 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.

RUSTED ROOT ANNOUNCES FALL TOUR

Rusted Root have returned stronger than ever from their seven year sojourn. They’ve just released Stereo Rodeo, featuring original members Michael Glabicki (lead vocals, guitar), Liz Berlin (vocals, percussion), and Patrick Norman (vocals, bass, percussion) are joined on this album by Jason Miller (drums, percussion), Colter Harper (guitar), Preach Freedom (percussion) and Dirk Miller (guitar).…

Diana Catherine and The Thrusty Tweeters, The Spirit Ranch Sessions

First off, I wanted to get the inside scoop on Diana Catherine and these Thrusty Tweeters–just who they are really?   Well, if you’re going to go strictly by the definitions of thrust & tweeters then they would be a band pushing or driving their music with force through a small loudspeaker.   The first…

THE DECEMBERISTS ANNOUNCE FALL TOUR DATES

The Decemberists have announced Fall dates for their “A Short Fazed Hovel” 2009 tour. The tour, which features a full performance of their acclaimed new album The Hazards of Love, has been earning rave reviews as it crosses the United States from coast to coast, including sold-out performances at Radio City Music Hall in New…

EVAN TAUBENFELD HITS THE ROAD WITH SECONDHAND SERENADE

Sire Records artist Evan Taubenfeld will hit the road for a fall tour with Secondhand Serenade.   The nationwide string of dates kicks off September 3rd in Las Vegas, NV and runs through October 4th in Minneapolis, MN. The singer, songwriter, and guitarist will be previewing songs from his upcoming debut album, entitled Welcome to…

LMFAO AT SUNSET STRIP MUSIC FEST

LMFAO, Shwayze and many more will perform at the second annual Sunset Strip Music Festival.   The event will take place in September at various clubs on the famous strip like the Cat Club, House of Blues, Key Club, The Roxy Theatre, Viper Room and Whisky A Go-Go.   Chris Cornell, Pepper, Kottonmouth Kings, Shiny…

THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE, LIVE 1968 PARIS/OTTAWA

Guitar fans and players alike, never tire of guitar legends like Jimi.   Okay, we’re tired of Page/Zeppelin, but that’s due to the airwave overplay of the same damn material for the past 20 years!   Any newly released work by Jimi, shows you some element of his playing style in a new light.  …

Shakyfoot, Down on the Rain

Shakyfoot is one hell of a jam band–no joke!   From the moment I pushed play, the energy was high and the sound was electric.   Heavy-hittin’ rock grooves mixed with progressive blues makes up the core of Shakyfoot’s Down on the Rain.   This band is made up of three members: Jason Scolnick on…

AMANDA BLANK ON TOUR WITH THE YEAH YEAH YEAHS!

Hot on the heels of her tour with Santigold, Amanda Blank has just been hand picked to open up for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs for a series of shows in the US. On this last tour, Amanda won over crowds and developed legions of fans eagerly awaiting the release of her debut album, I Love…

SWEDEN’S IN FLAMES ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINING TOUR

Highly influential Swedish metal band IN FLAMES has announced a North American headlining tour in support of its critically acclaimed album, A Sense of Purpose.   The U.S. portion of the tour will begin on September 18th in Spokane, WA and continue through October 6th in Charlotte, NC.   IN FLAMES tour dates: September  …

METHOD MAN, REDMAN, AND GHOSTFACE JOIN FORCES

Def Jam’s top-ranking roster of superstar rappers continue to dominate this summer’s touring circuit – as Method Man, Redman and Ghostface join forces for The Foot Print in Hip-Hop Tour, keeping the Wu-Tang Clan spirit alive and well on a 21-city schedule that opens July 22nd at the Orange Peel in Asheville, NC, and wraps…

DOLORES O’RIORDAN OF THE CRANBERRIES TO RELEASE NO BAGGAGE AUGUST 25

Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer and songwriter of The Cranberries, will release the solo album, No Baggage on August 25th on Zoë/Rounder Records.   With No Baggage, O’Riordan’s unforgettable, distinguished voice is back and better than ever.   O’Riordan co-produced and wrote all the tracks on the album with Ontario-based Dan Brodbeck, resulting in a bright,…

DEAD OCEANS TO RELEASE CALIFONE’S ALL MY FRIENDS ARE FUNERAL SINGERS OCTOBER 6

Califone’s forthcoming album All My Friends Are Funeral Singers is set for release October 6 by Dead Oceans. The album marks the highly anticipated follow-up to 2006’s Roots & Crowns, which The New York Times calls “enthralling,” and Paste praises as “Acoustic Delta blues, back-porch Appalachia, folk-pop and syncopated funk marinate in futuristic sounds, like…

JULY 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 selected ten bands to feature this month. The readers have spoken and they want to hear from the bands and not just have us explain what we like about them. So we have sent each…

RANDOM STABBINGS & ARTLESS CRITIQUE, JULY 2009

UFO, The Visitor (SPV Records) In this installment of SPV Records’s continuing missionary expedition to find survivors of the shredder and power-metal eras and throw them some studio time, we find UFO alive and well to a degree.   The hate-fights between current singer Phil Mogg and ex-guitarist/band-drunkard Michael Schenker long consigned to the gossip…

DAUGHTRY HEADS BACK TO CLUBS

Daughtry is headed back to clubs for a short tour in August.   The 13-date run kicks off August 2nd at the House of Blues in Orlando, Florida and wraps up August 22nd   at Pure in Las Vegas.   Tickets go on sale July 11th.   The band’s new album, Leave This Town, hits…

A.A. BONDY TO RELEASE WHEN THE DEVIL’S LOOSE

A.A. Bondy’s sophomore album, When The Devil’s Loose, will be released September 1, 2009 on Fat Possum. Recorded primarily in Water Valley, MS in April and May, When The Devil’s Loose expands upon the stripped-down and haunting sound of his debut album, American Hearts.   A full band now accompanies him on most tracks, lending…

FRANK TURNER TO SUPPORT THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM ON FALL TOUR

English folk-punk singer-songwriter Frank Turner will tour the US with The Gaslight Anthem this fall in support of his forthcoming album, Poetry of the Deed, due out in September.   In anticipation of the new album, Epitaph Records/Xtra Mile will be reissuing Turner’s critically acclaimed album Love Ire & Song on July 21.    …

Gilson, Lampiao

Whether you’re looking to entertain your guests for a dinner party or have a romantic evening with your significant other, Gilson Schachnik has you covered with Lampiao.   Gilson brings you the vibrant sounds from Brazil along with heavy doses of jazz, pop and even some funk.   Gilson provides elements from traditional Brazilian music…

TRACY CHAPMAN REVEALS SUMMER SCHEDULE

Elektra recording artist Tracy Chapman has unveiled an extensive slate of summer concert dates, her first full-scale North American itinerary in over three years.   The tour — which celebrates the multi-platinum, four-time Grammy-winner’s acclaimed 2008 release, “OUR BRIGHT FUTURE” — will hit the road on July 31st at Boston’s House of Blues.   From…

ASHER ROTH ANNOUNCES THE GREAT HANGOVER TOUR WITH KID CUDI THIS SUMMER

Asher Roth, the Morrisville, PA-born star, is heading out on his first headlining US tour this July alongside fellow peer and Universal Motown labelmate Kid Cudi.   Titling their crusade The Great Hangover Tour, Roth & Cudi are teaming up with B.O.B, 88 Keys, and Pac Div for a 19-date cross-country tour kicking off July…

Foster McGinty, Peach Red

This band is made up of Foster McGinty on guitar & vocals, voices and sound effects, Trifon Dimitrov on electric bass, David Butler on drums & percussion and Doran Danoff on organ & wurlitzer.   This record can be characterized as creative rock ‘n’ roll in the sense that classic rock meets a new age…

STOLI HEARS ADRIAN EMBERLEY AND LOVES IT

My next guest is a female musician by the name of Adrian Emberley. There is so much that I like about her that we had to get her on ‘Skoped Out.’ First of all she is a product of Berklee College of Music here in Boston. She also put out an EP last year named,…

MUTEMATH MOBILE LISTENING PARTY TO BEGIN THIS JULY

In a unique move to allow their fans the chance to hear their entire new album, ARMISTICE, in advance of street date, MUTEMATH has devised an intrepid plan to bring the music to the streets of your city via bus for a Mobile Listening Party (MMLP). These special events will begin July 6, leading up…

The Sue Menhart Band, Gypsy Soul

This record is so quick and punchy; seems it’s over before it’s even begun!   Not necessarily a bad approach for The Sue Menhart Band as they show a quick pace can actually work sometimes.   The end result is just a fun/rockin’ EP that can relate to many people as well as offer a…

Groove Kings, Blood Red

Howard Forman jammin’ away on guitar and Irene Marc belting out the vocals make up the heart and soul of Groove Kings.   These two musicians seem to have a special connection when it comes to creating a musical groove.   The combo between Forman’s precision on guitar stacked with Marc’s passion at the mic…

CHRIS ISAAK UPCOMING SUMMER TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT

Chris Isaak and his longtime Silvertone band are about to embark on a 32-city Summer tour across the US beginning July 10th in Council Bluffs, Iowa in support of his new “Mr. Lucky” CD, it was confirmed today by Reprise Records. There will also be some preliminary shows in California in May prior to the…

THE STEPS OFFER FIRST SINGLE “COLD FLOORS”

On July 21, Austin rockers The Steps will release Take It All In, produced by Chris “Frenchie” Smith (JET, Dandy Warhols, Explosions in the Sky).   The EP distills the band’s 60’s influenced garage rock to its most potent and frenetic form.

The Black Crowes, Warpaint Live

Often the main benefit of the live album is its ability to capture a dynamic that is either lost in post-production studio work or overlooked all together. The raw, organic sound, the tendency for improvisation and the extended play times of the tracks are live disc staples and none are lost on The Black Crowes…

Lee Villaire, Blonde Intuition & Other Good Voodoo

To first set the record straight, the artist formerly known as Lee Villenueve now goes by Lee Villaire.   For Villaire, the new name just has a better ring to it and is a lot easier to pronounce.   The new record features 13 songs that are solely written by Villaire herself with the exception…

TAKING BACK SUNDAY SET TO RELEASE NEW AGAIN JUNE 2ND / DATES

Taking Back Sunday are set to release their new album on June 2nd, 2009 on Warner Bros. Records. The album, entitled New Again, was recorded in New York City with producer David Kahne, whose production credits include Paul McCartney, The Strokes and Sublime. Headline Dates: 5/19- Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue 5/20- Milwaukee, WI –…

DRUMS OF DEATH US DATES WITH PEACHES

Drums of Death came to be after an encounter with a dark priest on a sorrowful night in Haiti. A musician known as Colin Bailey emerged from this near fatal encounter as you see him now: dark, dishevelled and disfigured. Cursed by magick, Bailey’s heart was cut out and as he lay on the brink…

Lucia Seas, Keep The Drive Alive

Lucia Seas is coming from the land of The Bronx Bombers with a new studio release titled Keep The Drive Alive.   The new record caters to ALL people and stresses positivity even during hard times.   Besides Keeping The Drive Alive, Keep The Hope Alive & Keep The Dreams Alive are also underlying themes…