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JUNE 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.

KEATON SIMONS TO JOIN REO SPEEDWAGON & PAT BENATAR ON SUMMER TOUR

Keaton Simons (CBS Records) will join legendary rock artists REO Speedwagon and Pat Benatar on their “Love On The Run” co-headlining cross-country summer tour, kicking off June 24 at Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, CT. Download MP3: “Without Your Skin” SKOPE IT HERE! With a depth and richness similar to some of the best singer/songwriters…

Sandman Viper Command, Everybody See This

The fresh and unadultered sounds of Sandman Viper Command may be a little tough to immediately classify, but the immediate exposure that the band will enjoy from Everybody See This, their debut, isn’t a bad start. It’s a largely harmless listen, but odds are the four young dudes that make up the band aren’t out…

THE REAL NASTY OFFER TWO SINGLES FROM ‘PAPER CITY’

San Francisco-based The Real Nasty has just released its debut full-length album “Paper City”.   Recorded completely live in the studio, “Paper City” captures The Real Nasty’s gritty, live performance in a studio setting, a feat often difficult to accomplish for live bands.  

RANDOM STABBINGS & ARTLESS CRITIQUE, JUNE 2010

Wumpscut, Siamese (Metropolis Records) This is a review I’ve put off for a while, being that I’m big into Rudy Ratzinger’s one-man operation and this record is as nondescript as he’s ever threatened to get.   As usual, the pickings are all good enough to top the best efforts of most any goth-posturing crew, but…

Manuel Bruce, Manuel Is Back With Friends

Manuel Bruce (pronounced Broo-say) is the man behind this new project that includes SO MUCH!   The CD offers wonderful instrumentals, original material and covers that will leave you wanting more.   Bottom line, this new record is just all about the music and that’s it! On this album, you are getting a wide range…

GREGORY PORTER OFFERS MP3 “PRETTY”

Jazz/soul vocalist Gregory Porter is hailed by Wynton Marsalis as   “a fantastic young singer.” His debut album “Water” (May 11th, Motema Music) is eloquent and powerful. A frequent guest performer with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Porter also maintains a long-standing residency at Harlem’s venerable St. Nick’s Pub, and performs internationally. He…

FOXY SHAZAM ANNOUNCE SUMMER TOUR SUPPORTING HOLE

On the heels of a nationwide headlining run that included sold-out NYC and LA shows, the inimitable Foxy Shazam will be spending their summer on the road with Hole.   The month-long tour kicks off June 22nd in Philadephia, PA, and runs through July 16th in Minneapolis, MN.   Foxy Shazam’s self-titled major label debut…

MTV RADIO’S MORNING FACTS FOR FRIDAY, MAY 14th, 2010

JUST DANCE VOL 3! Mariah Carey, Rihanna, Taio Cruz, Ludacris and others will be featured on a new dance compilation titled Just Dance Vol. 3.   The album is a collection of rare and hard-to-find remixes of popular songs.   It will be released on June 8th.   SONGS: Just Dance Vol. 3 features remixes…

XAVIER RUDD SUMMER DATES / VIDEO

Best-selling Australian singer-songwriter, Xavier Rudd, is set to launch a U.S. tour in support of his new album, Koonyum Sun. The album is his first recording with South African rhythm section comprised of Tio Moloantoa on Bass and Andile Nqubezelo, formerly of the late Lucky Dube’s band. Rudd, known for his must-be-seen-to-be-believed live show–where he…

MTV RADIO’S MORNING FACTS FOR TUESDAY, MAY 11th, 2010

GAGA ADDS TOUR DATES FOR 2011 2010 isn’t even halfway done, but Lady Gaga is already thinking about 2011.   The pop star has added shows for next year to her Monster Ball tour.   The new dates begin on February 19th in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and run until April 18th in Atlanta.  …

MTV RADIO’S MORNING FACTS FOR MONDAY, MAY 10th, 2010

JUSTIN BIEBER ON OPRAH Justin Bieber will perform on The Oprah Winfrey Show tomorrow.   The 16-year-old will sing his song “Baby” and he will sit down with Oprah for an interview.   JUSTIN BIEBER RECORDING IN NEW YORK CITY According to the New York Post, Justin Bieber will be recording his next album in…

22-20s ‘SHAKE/SHIVER/MOAN’ OUT JUNE 22

Having just introduced their “brand new smoking great material” (Back Beat, Seattle) to North American audiences on a recent tour with Band of Skulls and the Whigs, 22-20s have confirmed another slew of dates that will take them through the June 22 release of their first album for tbd records, Shake/Shiver/Moan. The dates kick off…

Christopher Hawley Rollers, Comes Around Again

The Christopher Hawley Rollers are a band you find in a juke joint on the side of Route 62, letting the dust come in and coating bar top, boots and guitar fret boards; playin’ crowd-pleasers ‘til sunrise and going home with enough money in the pocket to come back next week. At least, that’s the…

TAKING BACK SUNDAY ANNOUNCE SUMMER TOUR DATES

Warner Bros Records artists Taking Back Sunday have announced a handful of summer tour dates.   The six shows kick off at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ on June 22nd and will take the band through New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles.   The dates mark the first time the New York…

Lisa Bell, Dancing On The Moon

Lisa Bell is ready to ring in the summer with her delightfully exquisite new record, Dancing On The Moon.   This singer/songwriter from Colorado has an incredible vocal presence on this new album.   Bell digs down deep to bring you spellbinding lyrics and an emotionally-drenched performance that will leave you wanting more.   Full…

Carney, Mr. Green Volume 1

Carney are parading their goods in all the right ways. They look like a rock band, they sound like a rock band, and they’re probably just as cool as your typical, young LA rockers. Laid back and carefree, despite some melancholic vocals delivered in the most tragic and withering way possible, watching these guys perform…

BIG B HEADS OUT ON SPRING TOUR

Las Vegas heavyweight, Big B has announced the dates for his upcoming spring tour with The Expendables. The trek will kick off April 26th in Fargo, ND and feature support from Tomorrow’s Bad Seed and Dirty Penny.   BIG B ON TOUR WITH THE EXPENDABLES:   Apr 30 – Columbia, MO – Mojo’s May 01…

APE MACHINE OFFERS MP3 “ALL TIMES”

APE MACHINE releases their debut album, This House Has Been Condemned, on May 4, 2010. Self-released through their own Ape Machine Music, this 5 piece from Portland, OR blends equal parts rock n’ roll, blues, stoner rock and psychedelia.

BETTYE LaVETTE INVITED BY ROBERT PLANT TO OPEN ON HIS JULY TOUR

The stars are aligning for BETTYE LaVETTE and the May 25 release of INTERPRETATIONS: THE BRITISH ROCK SONGBOOK, as Robert Plant has invited BETTYE to open for his July tour. BETTYE’s 3rd album for Anti-, and the follow-up to her Grammy-nominated Scene of the Crime, is earning considerable praise from both the press and her…

MaryBeth Maes, Just Like Me

As one that holds classic blues-rock close to heart, it came as a great surprise just how difficult it was to listen through the entirety of MaryBeth Maes’ debut original album, Just Like Me. It’s perplexing as Maes succeeds in every fundamental aspect— a voice with great range and pitch, solid acoustic accompaniment, and great…

THE INDOMITABLE SPIRIT OF ROBIN STONE

When life seems to turn and conspire against, what is it that makes some people fight on and others surrender? Some would say faith, some would say personal belief and others would say pride. I happen to think it comes down to determination, will and desire. I also happen to think those three facets are…

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…