Thursday Apr 2

Announcement: The Pier Festival 2015!

Wednesday, 1 April 2015 07:28

Announcement: The Pier Festival 2015!

On Saturday, August 15th, 2015, The Pier will host its first ever Reggae festival at the Oceanside Amphitheater in Oceanside, CA right by the Oceanside Pier. We have already confirmed our headliners for the event to help celebrate The Pier’s 8 years as a reggae-rock music magazine!

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MP3 Massive Update

Wednesday, 1 April 2015 12:10

MP3 Massive Update

We wanted to remind you about the recent updates to our FREE Music section inside our MP3 Massive. We’ve added 3 new artists, with 5 total MP3’s, since the first of the year with Gritty Folk-Artist Andy Palmer and two Hawaiian Island Reggae groups with Dread Ashanti and HiRiz

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The Pier: Catching Up with New Kingston

Tuesday, 31 March 2015 08:22

The Pier: Catching Up with New Kingston

The three brothers from Brooklyn, NY have been touring non-stop following the release of their third album, Kingston City. We caught up with proud father and New Kingston bass player Courtney “Faddah P” Panton, Sr. in Portland, Oregon on the last leg of the America’s Most Wanted Tour with Common Kings for his first interview.

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Queens of the Islands Tour

Monday, 30 March 2015 12:10

Queens of the Islands Tour

This summer, starting in June, two of reggae’s modern women artists with Etana and Anuhea will come together for their Queens of the Islands tour. With a scene dominated by all male bands and artists, it’s refreshing to see Anuhea of Hawaii and Etana of Jamaica embark on a island influenced journey.

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Video: Morgan Heritage – “Perform And Done”

Sunday, 29 March 2015 10:07

Video: Morgan Heritage – “Perform And Done”

“Perform And Done” is the leading single off Morgan Hertiage’s new album Strictly Roots that drops on April 20th, 2015. The video was filmed on location at the weekly Mojito Mondays event in Kingston, Jamaica. It was directed by William Richards who managed to capture the essence of the song with a storyline reminiscent of the popular “Dancehall Queen” movie.
“Perform And Done is the music video that pushes the envelope for Morgan Heritage lyrically and visually,” the group states. “The goal is to captivate a whole new audience that would not typically watch a Morgan Heritage video. Our hope is that our existing and new fans appreciate our artistic expression… This song is just an introduction to the creative approach we took with this album. Krystia Rhodes and the entire Image Development Studios team wrote a hell of a treatment to highlight this creativity and the Director William Richards executed their vision perfectly.”
Enjoy the new song and video…


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Album Releases

March 10th 2015
TreeHouse!
-Lifted
Protoje
-Ancient Future
The Skints
-FM

March 24th 2015
Passafire
-Interval EP

March 27th 2015
Trevor Hall
-Unpack Your Memories EP

April 3rd 2015
Oogee Wawa
-More Sand Than Money

April 7th 2015
John Brown's Body
-Kings and Queens In Dub
Blues Traveler
-Blow Up The Moon
Gov't Mule
-Dub Side of the Mule

April 14th 2015
Alborosie meets King Jammy
-Dub of Thrones
RAC
-RAC

April 18th 2015
Black Bottom Lighters
-2 or 2000

April 21st 2015
Morgan Heritage
-Strictly Roots

May 5th 2015
Fortunate Youth
-Don't Think Twice
Perro Bravo
-Compromised CA (There’s a Pussy Riot Goin’ On)

Future Album Releases TBA
Stephen Marley
-Revelation Pt 2: The Fruit Of Life
Rootz Underground
-Return of the Righteous Vol 1
Mishka
-Roots Fidelity
Seedless
-The Orange Album