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Archive for August, 2009

Aug
25/09
Bert Susanka Update

Just in, from Bert himself:

Hello everyone at The Pier. Hope all is well. I will begin recording my second CD with my solo band, Bert Susanka & The Astronaut Love Triangle, in December. Will keep you posted as it progresses. It will be on a new label Half of Nothing out of Sacramento. I was also blessed to be able to produce the Del Mar CD “After the Quake” that is out now. Big thrill for me.

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Aug
24/09
Want to ask Miguel a Question?

So Michael “Miguel” Happoldt (Skunk Records/Sublime) has just given The Pier the green light for an Interview! Yes!!!

Even more exciting, the founder of Skunk Records, the man who played a big part in Sublime and LBDA, also wants to answer your questions!

We are going to split this amazing interview opportunity into two parts: past and future!

If you have a question for Miguel just email us HERE at The Pier and we will try to ask as many of them as possible. Please include your name and details in the email.

This interview is bound to be one of the most in depth and interesting features The Pier has published to date.

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Aug
24/09
Go Jimmy Go West Coast Tour 2009

Go Jimmy Go West Coast Tour 2009 with The Phenomenauts! will be the Hawaiian band’s first mainland tour in three years!!! Check out the dates below:

WED OCT 7 — LOST ON MAIN (CHICO, CA)

THU OCT 8 — WOW HALL (EUGENE,OR)

FRI OCT 9 — EL CORAZON (SEATTLE,WA)

SAT OCT 10 — SATYRICON (PORTLAND, OR

TUE OCT 13 — TBA

WED OCT 14 — TBA

THURS OCT 15 — THE KNITTING FACTORY (HOLLYWOOD, CA)

FRI OCT 16 — DNA LOUNGE (SAN FRANCISCO, CA)

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Aug
24/09
Passafire Posts Two New Tracks

CLICK HERE to go listen to The King and Queen of Spades from the band’s forthcoming album, Everyone on Everynight.

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Aug
24/09
Long Beach Party

Check the flyer for quite the OG Skunk Records line-up!

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Aug
24/09
New Bootleg Track Live

Here’s Bootleg’s new song Justify, recorded live at the State Theatre in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida on July 24, 2009.

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Aug
23/09
Can Never Get Enough “Pier?”

Are you obsessed with reggae rock music as much as us here at The Pier? Well besides hitting us up here at the number one place for reggae rock music on the web, you can also get more of a fill by:

  • following us on Twitter HERE
  • joining us on MySpace HERE
  • chatting with us and fellow Pier Heads on our Chat Boards HERE
  • and looking for Pier on Facebook very soon (finally I hear some of you say!)
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Aug
23/09
880 South Seeks Drummer

Weege and 880 South are looking for a full time drummer. For more details on how to join this killer San Jose Reggae Rock Soul crew CLICK HERE.

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Aug
22/09
Classic Music Video: The Planet Smashers

Explosive ska reggae from the best Canadian ska band ever – The Planet Smashers.

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Aug
21/09
Lead Vocalist Leaves Pennywise

The members of Pennywise, Fletcher Dragge, Byron McMackin and Randy Bradbury, have issued the following statement regarding singer Jim Lindberg’s departure:

“After 19 years with Pennywise, Jim Lindberg has decided to step down as lead singer. Pennywise has long stood behind the motto that you should always follow your heart and pursue what makes you happy, and we wish Jim the best of luck in his new ventures, whatever they may be. Pennywise has become a way of life for a lot of people, and has definitely become a way of life for us. As the three remaining members of Pennywise, we feel that we are not done delivering our message to our fans.

The band has always been about moving forward in life no matter what obstacles stand in front of you. We will begin our search for a new singer immediately. We will continue to tour the world and we are looking forward to writing new music. We’ve had a lot of good times and survived the hard times thanks to the undying support of our fans. We’e looking forward to what the future may bring.”

Sincerely Fletcher, Randy, and Byron

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Aug
20/09
CD Reviews: Part One Tribe & Rootdown

CLICK THE PICS to read The Pier’s latest CD Reviews:

Part One TribeObvious as Ever

RootdownSummer of Love (available in Pier Store)

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Aug
19/09
Aug
19/09
C-Money & the Players Inc Update

C-Money & The Players has updated its MySpace with new tracks from its forthcoming album, Family Business. CLICK HERE to go listen to the new tunes that features Kyle from Slightly Stoopid and G Love.

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Aug
18/09
Pier Vol 1 Interview: Another Day

Arizona’s Another Day is treating Pier listeners to a sneak peek of its upcoming album with its contribution (Tell me Baby) to The Pier Compilation Vol 1. It’s more killer reggae rock from the band that contributed the sweet cut Strange Days to The Pier Summer Sampler last year.

CLICK the PIC to read a new Interview with the fellas!

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Aug
18/09
Pier Vol 1 Interview: Another Day

Pic by IrieAZ Photo

The Pier: Is Tell Me Baby about one girl in particular?

Another Day: Tell Me Baby is about all girls in general. It is telling girls to quit playing games and if they like you then they should tell you, so you don’t have to be guessing how they feel.

The Pier: Where did you record the track and who with?

Another Day: We recorded the track at our drummer Phil’s P9’s Studio. He engineered, produced and recorded it.

The Pier: The band is going to drop its next album Another Dollar in September. What can you tell us about it so far?

Another Day: It is a blend of many styles of music with reggae as a foundation. Our first album was straight dub, since it was produced by the Scientist but this album is more of our own sound being that we produced it ourselves. When people hear it they will know it’s Another Day.

The Pier: What other plans does Another Day have for the rest of 2009? Any touring?

Another Day: We will be touring the west coast and Mexico in the rest of 2009. We are planning to tour the US in early 2010.

Another Day MySpace

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