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10 Questions with Wesley Finley (Rebelution)

Up next as part of our Summer of Silverback promo campaign here at The Pier, is 10 questions with Rebelution drummer Wesley Finley.

1. All-time favorite album? Cielo by Dredg. A concept rock album about sleep paralysis and influenced by my favorite artist Salvador Dali.

2. Favorite movie? Gattaca. A realistic look at the future of genetics with an awesome soundtrack to match.

3. Favorite food? food. Whether it’s sweet or spicy Thai has it. They hardly use dairy and use good ingredients like tofu, basil, and coconut milk.

4. Drink of choice? A frosty Newcastle. If not that then another cold hoppy beer or gin & tonic.

5. Favorite sport/team? Don’t really follow sports too much but been an SF Giants fan most of my life. My mom took me to many games as a kid.

6. Most memorable concert you have been to? Every Dredg show I’ve gone to has inspired me in some way. Their drummer plays the keyboard and drums simultaneously which is incredible to witness.

7. Favorite song to play live? I always like playing Bright Side of Life because it’s rocking the entire time, but I’ve recently loved playing So High too because it’s so mellow and has so much space to work with.

8. Most embarrassing song on your IPod? Take A Bow by Madonna. Let’s not talk about it.

9. Worst job I had was… Telemarketing. I’ve never dreaded going to work so much in my life.

10. If I could turn back time I would… “…find a way, I’d take back those words that hurt you, And you’d stay” -Cher. But seriously, I would have been more serious about the drum-set earlier in my formative years because it would have paid off today.

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Exclusive MP3 Leak: Jon & Roy

Jon & Roy – Any Day Now

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Canada’s Jon & Roy just released its new album, Homes. As featured on The Pier’s Pacific Northwest Sampler, the group has released another solid recording. The album release date was April 20 in Canada. It will be officially released in the US in the fall, but it can be bought from Jon and Roy’s website

To find out more information about Jon & Roy and its upcoming shows, CLICK HERE to check out its website.

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Exposed Compilation Coming Down June 1st

That’s right everyone, if you have foolishly not downloaded the amazing 30 band Pier Exposed compilation you only have to June 1st to grab it.

We will be replacing Exposed in June with a new FREE compilation – Summer of Silverback @ The Pier. Look for more information on this new compilation in the coming weeks.

So tell all your friends if they want a FREE kick-ass compilation of 30 of the best up and coming bands in the reggae rock scene they better come grab it now!

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Mad Caddies Retrospective Coming Soon

Santa Barbara-based ska-punk act the Mad Caddies are set to release a retrospective album titled Consentual Selections on July 20th. The set features 20 songs selected by fans from the band’s five studio albums, one EP, and one live record. Two new songs have been included as well, titled Save Us and Why Must I Wait.

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The Pier Weekend Show Locator!

Every weekend there are shows taking place all over the world
Check back every Friday to see whats goin on for the weekend!

Friday, May 28th

Tribal Seeds

@ SOHO. Santa Barbara, CA 21+

The Expendables & Tomorrows Bad Seeds

@ The Belly Up Tavern. Solana Beach, CA

Cant Hang, Lionize & Echo Movement

@ Recher Theatre. Towson, MD. 7pm All Ages

G Love & Special Sauce

@ Forsyth Park. Savannah, GA Free

Giant Panda Guerilla Dup Squad

@ Jack Rabbits. Jacksonville, FL All Ages

Saturday, May 29th

Slightly Stoopid & Rebelution

@ Summer Camp Music Festival. Chillicothe, IL

The Expendables & Tomorrows Bad Seeds

@ The Phoenix Theatre. Petaluma, CA

The Dirty Heads,Seedless & Tribal Seeds

@ California Roots Music & Art Fest. Monterey, CA

Passafire & The Wailers

@ Pier Six Concert Pavilion. Baltimore, MD


@ Jammin Java. Viennea, VA 10pm

Sunday, May 30th


@ The Compound. Scottsdale, AZ

The B Foundation

@ Sainte Rocke Hermosa Beach, CA 7pm

…..Is there a show we forgot to mention?

Or Is your group playing a gig 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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New Stick Figure Single Next Week

Stick Figure has a new single dropping on iTunes next week, it is a new fully produced acoustic version of “So Good.” Be sure to grab yourself a copy.

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B Foundation to Invade the East Coast

Check out the sweet tour poster below for the upcoming B Foundation East Coast tour dates.

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New Pepper Music Coming

Keep an ear out for the first single (Wake Up) from Pepper. The band’s new album drops later this summer.

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10 Questions with Geoff Weers (The Expendables)

(Geoff pictured far left)

As part of our Summer of Silverback promo campaign here at The Pier, we are going to try and get to know some of the band members a little better and what their favorite things are.

First up we got vocalist and guitarist for The ExpendablesGeoff Weers. Keep checking back to see more of your favorite band members answer our standard 10 questions!

1. All-time favorite album? Michael Jackson – Thriller

2. Favorite movie? Coming to America

3. Favorite food? Toss up between lasagna and meatloaf

4. Drink of choice? Can’t ever go wrong with orange juice

5. Favorite sport/team? The San Jose Sharks kick ass

6. Most memorable concert you have been to? Billy Idol at our home town venue, The Catalyst.

7. Favorite song to play live? Donkey Show

8. Most embarrassing song on your IPod? The Sesame Street theme song

9. Worst job I had was… The Boardwalk amusement park

10. If I could turn back time I would… Invent velcro, I would be rich!!!

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The Black Seeds Announce US Tour

Described by Clash Magazine as "one of the best live reggae acts on the planet," The Black Seeds will perform 19 shows across North America, including two performances at the High Sierra Music Festival, as well as appearances at Camp Bisco, Grassroots, and the Victoria Ska Festival. Check out the dates below.

July 03 – High Sierra Festival – Quincy, CA

July 04 – High Sierra Festival – Quincy, CA

July 07 – The Venue – Vancouver, British Colombia

July 08 – Gariabaldi Lift Co – Whistler, British Colombia

July 09 – Tofino Community Hall – Tofino, British Colombia

July 10 – Victoria Ska Festival – Victoria, British Colombia

July 11 – Nectar Lounge – Seattle, WA

July 14 – Cervantes Other Side – Denver, CO

July 15 – Fox Theatre – Boulder, CO

July 16 – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY

July 17 – Camp Bisco – Mariaville, NY

July 18 – Higher Ground Showcase Room – South Burlington, VT

July 20 – 8X10 – Baltimore, MD

July 21 – Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA

July 23 – Grassroots Music Festival – Trumansburg, NY

July 25 – Belly Up Tavern – Solana Beach, CA

July 26 – Velvet Jones – Santa Barbara, CA

July 27 – Catalyst Club (Atrium) – Santa Cruz, CA

July 28 – Slim’s – San Francisco, CA

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RIP Bradley Nowell

It was on this day in 1996 that music lost one of the great ones. Timeless music is a rare thing. Going to have 40oz to Freedom on repeat today.

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CD Reviews: The Beautiful Girls & C-Money & the Players Inc

Click each Album Cover to read The Pier’s latest CD Reviews for these Silverback related artists:

The Beautiful GirlsSpooks

C-Money & the Players IncFamily Business

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Contest: The Dirty Heads

To celebrate the release of the Dirty Heads Any Port in Storm SE album, The Pier and Hurley are giving away a t-shirt and prize pack. We have one shirt (pictured)/CD pack and one shirt to giveaway to the runner-up.

Just tell us the name of the band’s hit song that was first heard on The Pier Compilation Volume 1?

Email your responses and shirt size to Diry Heads Contest. US and Canadian entries only. Contest closes June 14 and winners will be selected at random.

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Exclusive MP3 Leak: My Peoples

My Peoples – Tell Me

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My People’s (formerly Kapakahi) straight our of San Francisco just released its new acoustic EP titled Back2Roots.

Tell Me is one the fine six songs from the band’s latest effort and as the EP’s name suggests it is a stripped down affair.

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

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Tomorrows Bad Seeds Album Preorder

CLICK HERE to go pre-order the new album Sacred for Sale. You can pick up a shirt and CD bundle pack for only $20.

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