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Archive for September, 2009

Sep
30/09
Interview: Hor!zen

Hor!zen just released its first release (Bottom Out) in what has seemed like forever. Well I guess it has been four years since Past Due.

Back more determined than ever brothers Zack (vocals/guitar) and Nash (drums) have stopped by The Pier for the band’s first interview with us. So what’s with that Part One Tribe beef anyway?

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CLICK HERE to check out the band’s MySpace page!

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Sep
30/09
Announcement: Enter Your Band!

The Pier wants to Expose you to the world!

As a Christmas present to our fans, The Pier will be releasing a FREE digital Sampler in December!

For this sampler we want to ‘Expose’ the freshest talent out there! Therefore, we are looking for bands that have never been included on our previous Sampler/Compilation albums!

We know there are some serious kick-ass bands out there and The Pier since day one has always been about promoting bands of all sizes! We just love good music!

We are looking for bands pushing the musical frontier in reggae rock, acoustic, reggae, hip hop or whatever!

Previous Pier Sampler’s have been downloaded thousands of times, so this will be a huge exposure opportunity for any band!

Now, here is the best news. Guess who is judging this thing? Bands for inclusion on the compilation will be selected by our GUEST JUDGES:

  • Pepper
  • The Expendables
  • John Brown’s Body
  • Passafire
  • The Dirty Heads
  • Ballyhoo!
  • The B Foundation

Your music will be heard by some the biggest and most influential bands in the scene today! Look for more guest judges to be announced soon!

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Sep
29/09
Dirty Heads at West Beach Festival

Check it out below and more updates in its Pier Tour Blog!

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Sep
29/09
Pre-order Outlaw Nation New Album

CLICK HERE to preorder Outlaw Nation’s new album New Day, coming out on Stoopid Records. The album’s track-listing is also below.

Track List:

1. Jenesis 1

2. Mr. Fun

3. Top of the World

4. New Day

5. Spliff City

6. Justice Keeperz

7. My Sweetness

8. Reborn

9. Unnamed

10. Jenesis 2

11. Stripper Girls

12. I Believe

13. Don’t Go

14. Float Away

15. Moonshine

16. Doomsday

17. World Explodes

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Sep
29/09
END OF TOUR

We’d like to thank everyone who made it out to the 2009 Sugar Ray/Dirtyheads tour. The shows were awesome and we hope to see everyone very soon. We’ll be in the studio recording some new material for the next few months. We’ll be playing a few select shows so be sure to check in on our myspace page for updates.  A BIG THANK YOU goes out to all of our sponsors for making this tour happen:
FOX
KANVAS BY KATIN
ERNIE BALL and Musicman
HURLEY
CRUNK

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Sep
29/09
West Beach Festival – Santa Barbara 2009

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Sep
28/09
See Spot ‘The Robbery’ Music Video

Great new video for the LA band’s title track The Robbery.

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Sep
28/09
Eat the Meek with Fishbone

Check out this crazy good video of Fishbone front-man Angelo Moore performing Eat the Meek with NOFX at Warped this year.

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Sep
27/09
Exclusive MP3 Leak: Matt Irie

Matt Irie – Summer Daze

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Since 2006 Matt has had the drive and ambition to make it up the ranks, with his original blend of Reggae, Rock, and a hint of Hip Hop. Being offered many opportunities and chances to advance, none seem to work till Ty Bru signed him to Mightier Than The Sword Records, where he has been tearing up the local and regional venues with his energetic live show with production from Mac Kotas, Ty Bru and Matt himself.

Now 2009 brings a debut album, and bigger goals! Forming a new band with guitarist and long time friend Nate Griffin, and drummer Chris Lineback, these boys are looking to take this music to the next level in the coming months and years. Look for new updates soon.

To find out more information about Matt Irie, CLICK HERE to check out the band’s MySpace page.

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Sep
27/09
JBB: Saturday, September 19, Bellvue, CO

By Mike Keenan

Pics by Chris Gee

We’ve been hearing about Mishawaka from locals for years. It’s an outdoor venue in the hills surrounding Fort Collins. It is decidedly not a mini Red Rocks (as we had heard) but is a very cool place to play. There is a beautiful river full of trout about 30′ from the stage. When we arrived people were fly-fishing along the banks. They’d fish for a bit, walk over to the bar, grab a pint of Fat Tire and then head back to the river. My kind of place.

When the sun went down the cool mountain air felt great. There was a 5-camera film crew on hand so with any luck there will someday be a JBB/Black Seeds DVD available. Film crews can sometimes be mentally intimidating. I think I made a million tiny mistakes, but didn’t let it shake me because I felt like the collective vibe was on. I hope I’m right. We’ll see.

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Sep
27/09
The Black Seeds: Saturday, September 19, Bellvue, CO

By Tim Jaray bass player for The Black Seeds

Pics by Chris Gee

10 days, 4000+ kilometers, 9 hotels, 6 states and 7 gigs.

The Road
We are past the half-way mark now after a mammoth trek across the Midwest. After a short stop in Iowa, corn capital of the U.S.A. we put the plains of Nebraska behind us and arrived in Colorado, home of the Rocky Mountains. The band were all exited about checking the Rockies out and while driving into Boulder we got a glimpse (through the late summer haze). The word ‘vast’ comes to mind and we realized that to check out the Rockies properly you need to spend some time. Can’t wait to show John Brown’s Body the Remarkables in Queenstown when they tour with us in N.Z.

Boulder is a university town and was designed with the same concepts as a few other university towns in the US. These are really cool places with narrow leafy streets and open European style plazas. I love the feel of these towns.

The Gig
The Gothic Theatre in Denver is an original vaudeville theatre built in 1908. It’s a classic old theatre and famous among musicians in the US for being a great gig. While it lives up to its name in terms of some of the gear, the atmosphere is thick with history and we had a blast. Very cool crowd and it was great to meet some of the US fans, in fact two people had driven from Mexico to see the gig. Right on!

One of the biggest questions that occurs in my day while on the road is what to eat. My top three food stops in the US so far;

1. Any Whole Food Market.
These places are oasis’ of culinary paradise in the great strip mall of America. Organic food and products. Incredible salads, great coffee (!!!!) and more.

2. Short Stop Deli, Ithaca, NY.
The Grand Slam Ithaca Cheese Steak with horseradish was the best post-gig chow down I’ve ever had. If you go here, keep a good hour to get through one. Open since the sixties this place delivers the real deal. See photo.

3. Sals Pizza, NY, NY.
Many places claim to have authentic New York Pizza, this is what they aim for. The bass player from John Brown’s Body (respect) put me on to this one, cheers Nate!

So, onto Park City, Utah tomorrow and then the West Coast. Can’t wait to see the Pacific.

Ray Ray.

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Sep
27/09
Exclusive: Sublime With Rome

Check out this possible World Exclusive of this new shot of Sublime with Rome. Thanks to Nicole for sending us that great pic of Bud, Eric and Rome. All three look like they are in great spirits! Look for more information this coming week!

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Sep
26/09
Classic Music Video: Mest

Mest started off as a pretty cool pop punk band that was pretty good at throwing in some catchy reggae pop jams. Check out What’s the Dillio? below.

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Sep
26/09
Diego Roots at Canes Oct 5th

Those from San Diego know what a big deal this is. The band has been on a bit of a hiatus of late, so it is great to see them playing a show. Check out a live Diego Roots performance below.

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Sep
25/09
Mad Caddies New Tour Dates

The Mad Caddies has announced a series of Canadian shows (and one WA show) set for November.

November 2, 2009 Hell’s Kitchen Tacoma, Washington

November 3, 2009 Element Victoria BC , Canada

November 4, 2009 The Venue Vancouver, Canada

November 6, 2009 The Distillery Calgary AB, Canada

November 7, 2009 The Starlite Edmonton AB, Canada

November 8, 2009 The Exchange Regina SK, Canada

November 9, 2009 Pyramid Cabaret Winnipeg MB, Canada

November 13, 2009 The Opera House Toronto ONT, Canada

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