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Archive for April, 2010

Slightly Stoopid Gets ‘Insane in the Brain’ This Summer

Slightly Stoopid has just announced for the summer the CAUSIN VAPORS…LEGALIZE IT 2010 Tour.

The party will start in mid June and run through August. Supporting bands will include Cypress Hill, Steel Pulse, Collie Buddz, and The Expendables! Dates and more info can be found at

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Ballyhoo! Reveal New Song

Watch the video below to take a listen to a demo of the new Ballyhoo! track Front Porch. As announced yesterday, Ballyhoo! is co-headlining the Summer Soundsystem Tour with Mike Pinto in July. An LA date was recently added. Keep checking back HERE for more tour updates!

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The Expendables Further “Prove It”

The Expendables are updating its player with 30 sec song clips every day as we reach more closely to the band’s Prove It album release on May 11.

This is sounding better and better which song sample!

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Seth Davis EP Available Now

As featured on The Pier Exposed Compilation 2010, Seth Davis has just dropped its new 4-track EP Deth Savis. CLICK the COVER to go download a copy. The Long Beach group features members of The Bredrin Daddys, Chapter 11 and The Long Beach Dub Allstars. Look for a full-length debut this summer!

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Interview: Sublime with Rome

We celebrate 420 with our biggest interview ever – Sublime with Rome!

Tonight April 20, 2010 is Sublime with Rome’s first show (The Palladium, Los Angeles) in a sold-out tour and surely the most anticipated tour of the Spring. Reunited Sublime member’s Bud Gaugh (drums) and Eric Wilson (bass) are embarking on a new musical chapter with a fresh new kid (Rome) and are excited to build on a musical legacy that grows stronger every day.

There is no doubting with no Sublime there would be no Pier, so it is with great pleasure The Pier got the opportunity to have possibly the most in-depth Sublime related interview in years.

Thanks Bud Gaugh!

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The Pier Presents The Summer Soundsystem Tour 2010

In a special 420 announcement, The Pier is proud to present its first National Tour! What better way to kick it off then have two of our favorite artists co-headlining – Ballyhoo! & Mike Pinto!

CLICK the FLYER for the dates and a chance for your band to open the shows!

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Summer of Silverback is Coming

Hmmm, I wonder what this is about? More details coming soon.

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High Tide Get Rooted

CLICK HERE to go listen to the new High Tide album The Rooted. For today only only you can download two of the tracks for FREE!

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Contest: Xavier Rudd

Xavier Rudd’s stellar new album Koonyum Sun is available today, a day early, on Amazon MP3. As a treat to Pier readers we have three copies to giveaway.

Just tell us which country Xavier Rudd hails from?
Email your responses to Xavier Rudd Contest. US and Canadian entries only. Contest closes April 27 and winners will be selected at random.

Below is the video for the first single (Time to Smile) from the album.

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Show To Watch: Tatanka

It was just a typical bar show on a Saturday night, until Tatanka stepped on stage. This Dub three-piece from Denver, CO quickly changed the atmosphere of the night. Immediately, Big Fish Pub in Tempe morphed into a creative mesmerizing spectacle. Smoke lifted into a green and red haze behind Guitarist/Vocals ChampIan as he steadily began their track The Shark, a stoney jam with a sinister West Coast Whistle that hooks you in and guitar riffs that drag you away in a wave of sound.

I sat in amazement by the skill of Bass/Keys/Bass synth player Malonestar, who grooved effortlessly between all three instruments all while rocking some classy dress shoes(ha). Tracks like Dubtronic and My Permission punched with funky synth basslines accompanied by solid keys and ingenious delays.

The band continued to showed off its talent with inventive renditions of Gorillaz and Cold Play tunes. From typical to thrilling, Tatanka made my Saturday night with their powerful stage presence and performance. If you enjoy great Dub Music, the intensity and musicianship carried by these three is sure to entertain and impress you.

By K.B.

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Pacific Dub EP Release

Pacific Dub has been busy in the studio again and is dropping its new To the Sky EP tomorrow. Also be on the look-out for the band playing on the Iration Time Bomb Tour from 4/23 thru 05/14.

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The Pier 4/20 Show Locator!

Here is a special 4/20 edition of The Pier’s Show Locator!
Be sure to check back every Friday to see our weekly, Weekend Show Locator!

Tuesday, April 20th

Sublime with Rome & Dirty Heads

@ The Palladium. Los Angeles, CA.

Passafire, Cornerstone Dub, Slaughterhouse Rootz

@ The City Auditorium. Colorado Springs, Colorado 7pm $25

Stick Figure & John Browns Body

@ The Roxy. Hollywood, CA 9pm

Natural Vibrations

@ Hawkins Bar. Humboldt, California 8pm

The B Foundation & Pigeon John

@ Studio 7. Seattle, Washington All Ages 7pm

The Expendables, Tomorrows Bad Seeds & Big B

@ The Catalyst Club. Santa Cruz, California 7pm

Mike Pinto & One Drop

@ Coach House. San Juan Capistrano, California 9pm 21+ $12

The Hold Up & Afroman

Club Avalon. Santa Clara, California 7pm

The Simpkin Project

@ One Stop Smoke Shop. Huntington Beach, California 6pm 21+ $10

High Tide

@ House of Blues. San Diego, California 8pm

…..Is there a 4/20 show or event we forgot to mention?

Or Is your group playing a 4/20 Party that we dont know about?

Let us know by posting freely in our Pier Chat Board where you can network with Fans & Artists from the scene….See you this weekend!

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Exclusive MP3 Leak: Subb

Subb – Reggae Radio Dub (JQs Rootdown Version)

Right Click the link above & Save Target As

The awesome lads in Subb has given Pier readers a FREE download of this unreleased track. You can find the original on the band’s latest album To This Beat. CLICK HERE to listen to more of JQ’s dubs.

To find out more information about Subb and its upcoming shows, CLICK HERE to check out its MySpace page.

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Mos Def Reggae Dub Album

Thanks to Dem Jeans from The Pier Chat Boards finding this little gold nugget. CLICK HERE to go listen to and download a Mos Def reggae remix album.

If you like a mix of rap and reggae you don’t want to miss grabbing this! Seriously go download it now!

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Sonic Boom Six & Knock-Out US Tour Dates

Check out the forthcoming tour dates for UK’s Sonic Boom Six with Knock-Out. Sonic Boom Six will also be featured in an upcoming interview right here at The Pier!

  • 05/05/10 Wed NV Vegas The Box Office
  • 05/06/10 Thu CA Los Angeles Ultraviolet
  • 05/07/10 Fri CA Riverside The Vibe
  • 05/08/10 Sat CA Berkeley Gilman
  • 05/09/10 Sun CA Arcata Arcata Veterans Hall
  • 05/11/10 Tue WA Seattle Studio Seven
  • 05/12/10 Wed ID Couer D’alene The Grail
  • 05/13/10 Thu MT Bozeman Zebra Cocktail Lounge 1st of 2 SHOWS
  • 05/13/10 Thu MT Bozeman Zebra Cocktail Lounge 2nd of 2 SHOWS
  • 05/14/10 Fri UT SLC Burts
  • 05/15/10 Sat CO Grand Junction Tenacious Bros Pub
  • 05/16/10 Sun CO Englewood Moe’s BBQ
  • 05/17/10 Mon MO Springfield Outland Ballroom
  • 05/18/10 Tue MO St Louis Firebird
  • 05/19/10 Wed IL Chicago Beat Kitchen
  • 05/20/10 Thu MI Lansing Mac’s Bar
  • 05/21/10 Fri NY New York Europa
  • 05/22/10 Sat CT Newtown Edmond Town Hall Gym
  • 05/23/10 Sun NY Syracuse Funkenwaffles
  • 05/24/10 Mon MA Boston Middle East
  • 05/25/10 Tue PA Philadelphia Khyber
  • 05/26/10 Wed NJ Asbury Park Asbury Lanes
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