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Archive for February, 2010

Feb
28/10
The B Foundation Wants You

From The B Foundation:

We’re shooting a music video for “Too Damn Tough” next weekend. You want to be in it? We need the first 100 people who want to be a part of it to hit us up now bfoundation@gmail.com. We’ll provide food, drinks, music! Gotta be in LA all day Sunday next week!

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Feb
28/10
Exclusive MP3 Leak: Aivar

Aivar – 17 (New Single)

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The Pier is proud to launch the world premiere of Aivar’s new single – 17! That’s right – you can hear it at The Pier first! We got to say it is a pretty sweet track!

This San Jose band’s reggae foundation fluidly blends rock, ska, funk, blues, and folk music together to create the positively charged unique sound. Aivar has already shared the stage with Eek-A-Mouse, The English Beat, The Supervillains, Sashamon, Tomorrows Bad Seeds and Iration, just to name a few.

To find out more information about Aivar, CLICK HERE to check out its MySpace page.

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Feb
27/10
March Hot Album Releases

There is definitely a few solid album release planned for this month, ahead of the April album release explosion (check our upcoming releases for 4/20). These are the “must-buys” for March:

IrationTime Bomb3/16

Dropping on Law Records this has to be one of the most eagerly awaited albums for 2010. Why? The six or so tracks that have already been made available to the public are pretty amazing. This could be a big year for these Hawaiian lads.

Tatanka Sounds in Technicolor3/16

As featured on The Pier Exposed album, this three-piece from Colorado is already turning heads. Having already had a chance to hear the EP, The Pier can you tell you, this will certainly fulfill your dub rock needs.

Mishka Talk About3/30

Not wasting anytime, Mishka follow-ups last year’s album Above the Bones with Talk About. The album features 13 tracks, two of which were produced by super producer Butch Walker. Look for a review next week on The Pier.

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Feb
27/10
Classic Music Video: Mike Pinto

Here’s the cute music video for Mike Pinto’s Backburner. How could anyone put Mike on the back-burner?

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Feb
26/10
Exclusive Lionize Update

From Lionize:

Hightimes Magazine has just informed us that Lionize’s Space Pope and the Glass Machine has been nominated for Best Reggae/Soul Record of the year, up against: Matisyahu, Tarrus Riley and Easy Star AllStars. We’ve been nominated for Best Underground artist as well.

We have been invited to play the Official Hightimes SxSw (South by Southwest festival) Doobie Awards party at 12pm at Emo’s on March 21st.

This is great news for us, and of course the genre.

Also, our newest record has come to completion, and it features guest spots by David Hinds of Steel Pulse, Chali 2na of Jurassic 5 and Ulises Bella from Ozomatli. Expect this record out sometime this year on a very cool label!


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to check out the band’s upcoming Tour Dates with Nebula and Streetlight Manifesto.

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Feb
26/10
Seedless Upcoming Album Update!

The Pier had a chance to speak w/Casey, singer/guitarist of the Orange County, CA based group Seedless, earlier this week to get some updates regarding their new upcoming album release. Check out the info below!


Album Title: Twisted Roots
Release Date: April, 2010
Recording Studio: 17th Street Studios in Costa Mesa, CA.
Producer: Lou Dog (Dirty Heads, Sublime w/Rome, Jack Maness, Pacific Dub)
Track Info: 1 song will feat. Rome of Sublime w/Rome

In addition to their upcoming release, Casey also informed us of the newest member to the Seedless Band, Keyboard player Juan Rios!

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Feb
25/10
Slightly Stoopid on 420

Slightly Stoopid is celebrating 420 in one of the biggest party towns in the U.S. – Austin, TX at Stubb’s! The band is running a pre-sale only offered to the Stoopid fan community. All pre-sale orders will include a free commemorative Austin 420 poster (above) for you to take home as a souvenir to remember what you might have forgotten. To order your tickets and poster, click HERE and enter the password 420STOOPID.

The poster will only be available through this pre-sale that ends Saturday at 10:00am CST.

Joining Stoopid for the madness is Del Tha Funky Homosapien. Don’t forget to check out the brand new interview with Slightly Stoopid right here at The Pier!

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Feb
24/10
Sublime with Rome Touring Coming

CLICK HERE to read a new LA Times interview with the Sublime and Rome. The article mentions the band will kick off with a string of small shows starting April 20 at the Hollywood Palladium. Dirty Heads will be support on all dates.

Here are the dates:

  • April 20 The Palladium Los Angeles, CA
  • April 23 Fox Theatre Oakland, CA
  • April 26 The Fillmore Denver, CO
  • April 28 The Riviera Theatre Chicago, IL
  • May 1 Roseland Ballroom New York, NY
  • May 5 Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA
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Feb
24/10
New Dirty Dub Music Video

The Dirty Dub Band has just posted its new music video for Vamanos online, the tasty production done by Bulldog Media.

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Feb
24/10
The Slackers Return with The Great Rocksteady Swindle

New York’s eclectic sextet The Slackers will make their triumphant return to usher in the next chapter of ska with the release of The Great Rocksteady Swindle on April 20 via Hellcat Records. The band’s first single, “Anastasia,” can be downloaded for free now on Hell-Cat.com.

“We’re trying to make music last, something that you want to listen to years from now. We’ve never really been part of a trend. We’ve always been on the edge of different trends,” explains sax player Dave Hillyard. “It’s one reason why we haven’t gotten hugely famous but also one of the reasons why we’ve stuck around so long.”

The Great Rocksteady Swindle Tracklisting:

1. How It Feels – 3:38

2. Because – 2:53

3. Mr. Tragedy – 3:40

4. Sabina – 4:18

5. Cheated – 4:19

6. Daddy – 3:10

7. A Long Way Off – 3:34

8. Bo Evil – 3:01

9. Tool Shed – 3:14

10. Ain’t No Sunshine – 3:54

11. Don’t Look Back – 4:23

12. Anastasia – 3:51

13. Thank You – 2:46

14. The TV Dinner Song – 3:20

15. The Same Everyday – 3:44

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Feb
24/10
311 Day Webcast

311 will be offering a live webcast of the 311 Day 2010 concert. More details on how to order the five hour concert experience will be released RIGHT HERE.

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Feb
22/10
Interview: Slightly Stoopid

I am lucky enough to be sitting back-stage at the Showbox in Seattle with Slightly Stoopid vocalist/guitarist/bassist – Miles Doughty. In the background I can hear opening act The Aggrolites doing its funky sound-check. There is certainly a heavy anticipation in the air tonight for this sold-out Thursday evening show. It has been a while since Miles has checked in with The Pier so we have a lot to catch up on!

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Just announced Slightly Stoopid Tour Dates:

  • TUE 4/20 Austin, TX – Stubb’s (tickets available 2/27)
  • THU 4/22 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live (tickets available 2/20)
  • FRI 4/23 Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Amphitheater (tickets available 2/20)
  • SAT 4/24 Dallas, TX – Palladium Ballroom (tickets available 2/29)
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Feb
22/10
The B Foundation “Arrival” Acoustic

Check out Pat doing a solo version of The B Foundation cut Arrival in Vail, CO by the side of the road!

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Feb
22/10
High Tide Update

San Diego’s High Tide will be releasing its new album, Rooted, on April 20. The band will also be playing a CD release show on that date with Pato Banton and Barrington Levy for Seedless Clothing’s 10th year anniversary party at House of Blues in San Diego.

In mid to late June, High Tide will be starting a West Coast and Mid West tour. look for the upcoming dates here at The Pier.

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Feb
22/10
Knock-Out and Sonic Boom Six to Tour

Sonic Boom Six and Knock-Out from Riverside will be doing a string of UK tour dates together. This will be a show not to be missed!

APRIL

6th UK BIRMINGHAM O2 ACADEMY 2

7th UK LIVERPOOL O2 ACADEMY 2

8th UK NORWICH ARTS CENTRE w

9th UK MILTON KEYNES CRAUFORD ARMS

10th UK WIGAN CLUB NIRVANA

11th UK LONDON CAMDEN BARFLY

14th UK PLYMOUTH WHITE RABBIT

15th UK POOLE MR KYPS

16th UK KETTERING SAWYERS

17th UK DERBY OLD BELL

18th UK MANCHESTER CLUB ACADEMY

20th UK SHEFFIELD O2 ACADEMY 2

21st UK YORK DUCHESS

22nd UK NEWCASTLE O2 ACADEMY

23rd UK TUNBRIDGE WELLS FORUM

24th UK MARGATE WEST COAST BAR

25th UK BRIGHTON ENGINE ROOM

27th UK CARDIFF CLWB IFOR BACH

28th UK BRISTOL CROFT

29th UK SOUTHAMPTON TALKING HEADS

30th UK ALTON COMMUNITY CENTRE

MAY

1st UK HIGH WYCOMBE BUCKS NEW STUDENT UNION

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