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Archive for May, 2010

May
22/10
Classic Music Video: Close Enough

Close Enough’s Reggae Style was for most their first exposure to the band when it was featured on The Pier’s Spring Sampler. The group followed it up on The Pier’s Summer Sampler with the exclusive track Under The Pier (make sure you find that album and download it if you can).

Close Enough is/was a band that effortlessly mixes the reggae and the rap! Awesome stuff!

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May
21/10
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 21st

Slightly Stoopid

@ Lahaina Civic Center. Lahaina, Maui, HI 7pm

The Expendables & Tomorrows Bad Seeds

@ Aggie Theatre. Fort Collins, CO 8pm

Mike Pinto & RAC

@ Kilkenny’s. Redondo Beach, CA 8pm

Tribal Seeds & Inhale

@ Domino Room. Bend, Or 8pm All Ages

Rootdown

Eastern Oregon University. La Grande, OR

Saturday May 22nd

The Expendables & Tomorrows Bad Seeds

Seeds @ Black Sheep. Colorado Springs, CO 8pm

Slightly Stoopid & Natural Vibrations

@ Pipeline Café. Honolulu, HI

3rd Alley & The Floaters

@ Surf City Saloon. Huntington Beach, CA

Giant Panda Guerrilla Dup Squad & Steel Pulse

@ 930 Club. Washington, DC

Passafire & The Supervillains

@ Club Firestone. Orlando, FL 7pm

Sunday May 23rd

Tribal Seeds & Dub Seeds

@ Fishlips. Bakersfield, CA 8pm 21+

…..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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May
20/10
Exposed: Innercoastal

Innercoastal is a band out of Winter Park, Florida. The group has a unique reggae sound and certainly brings something new to the reggae scene. So far, the band has shared the stage with The Supervillains, Passafire, Third World, Hor!zen, Xaltation, Junkie Rush and has a show planned in July with SOJA and The Movement.

Having already released an EP titled “Support the Stash” Innercoastal are continuing to create and write new music and plan on releasing a new album this summer.

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

The ESPN Video below shows a short documentary on Nate Winters who plays bass for the band and who tragically lost his leg in a boating accident two years ago, but has picked up music and has used reggae as an uplifter to get through the struggles he has had to overcome. Its very inspiring and a must watch!

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May
20/10
Authority Zero Studio Video

Authority Zero just released a behind the scenes video of the group recording the Stories of Survival album. See below.


Authority Zero’s
new album, Stories of Survival, will be the first release under the Viking Funeral imprint label founded by Pennywise guitarist Fletcher Dragge, Ken Seaton of Hardline Entertainment and Suburban Noize Records. The album seamlessly combines all of Authority Zero’s musical influences from reggae and ska to driving punk, into one explosive record. CLICK HERE to read The Pier’s review!

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May
20/10
The Pier Shopping Cart Update!

The Pier Shopping Cart is constantly being updated with new merchandise! We’re excited to announce the addition of Conscious Souls!

Stay tuned with new updates coming soon!

Conscious Souls – Live Your Life


Conscious Souls – Why Wouldn’t We?


The Pier Compilation Vol. 1
Featuring the #1 smash hit – Lay Me Down by The Dirty Heads w/Rome. PLUS New & Unreleased music by 18 other groups including John Browns Body, Pato Banton, The Movement, Ballyhoo, B Foundation & More!

Enter The Pier Store by clicking HERE

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May
19/10
Upcoming Top Shelf Show Dates

Pier Exposed comrades Top Shelf has lots of Cali shows coming up over the summer, it is going to be almost impossible to avoid them!

  • 5-19 – Ukiah High School – Ukiah CA
  • 5-20 – DSD – Chico CA w/ Mystic Roots
  • 5-21 – LaSalles – Chico CA w/ Mystic Roots
  • 5-22 – The Mix – Ukiah CA
  • 5-22 – The Phoenix – Petaluma CA w/ Mystic Roots
  • 5-26 – Wicked Shamrock – Lompoc CA w/ The Holdup
  • 5-28 – 936 Camino Del Sur – Isla Vista CA w/ The Holdup
  • 5-29 – Cali Roots Festi – Monterey CA w/ Dirty Heads, Tribal Seeds, Thrive, The Holdup
  • 6-5 – Shanachie – Willits CA
  • 6-16 – Oakland Parish – Oakland CA w/Passafire
  • 6-17 – The Catalyst – Santa Cruz CA w/ Passafire
  • 6-20 – Summer Solstice Festi – Avila Beach CA w/ Dirty Heads, Alborosie
  • 6-25 – The Mix – Ukiah CA w/ Ben Sebastian UNPLUGGED
  • 6-26 – The Mix – Ukiah CA w/ Pyrx
  • 7-30 – 6 Flags Magic Mountain – Valencia CA
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May
18/10
Rebelution Live Album on iTunes

CLICK HERE to go download the eight track live album titled Live from Las Vegas at the Palms, just released today exclusively on iTunes.

1. Otherside

2. More Than Ever

3. Change the System Feat C Money

4. Green to Black

5. Safe and Sound

6. Feeling Alright

7. Outta Control Acoustic

8. Lazy Afternoon

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May
18/10
Interview: RAC

It has been a year now since the release of Heavy, the sophomore album from Arizona reggae punk band RAC. Since then, the desert punks have been hard at work promoting, creating, playing shows and taking over the Southwest.

CLICK THE PIC TO READ!

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May
18/10
iLa Mawana New Album Just Dropped

iLa Mawana – Soldiers of Sound

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Boston’s iLa Mawana just released its debut full-length album Soldiers Of Sound on May 15th. CLICK THE PIC to go buy the new album.

The eight-piece roots reggae band is hitting the road to support its new release. The band is currently driving down the east coast towards Florida; its eight-show Sunshine State run kicks off May 20th in Miami! iLa Mawana will be touring Florida, Texas, California, and Oregon for the first time throughout May and June.

Tour Dates

  • May 20 – Miami Beach, FL – Purdy Lounge
  • May 21 – Sarasota, FL – Pastimes Pub
  • May 22 – Boca Raton, FL – Funky Buddha
  • May 26 – Gainesville, FL – Backstage Lounge
  • May 27 – Orlando, FL – Plaza Theatre
  • May 28 – Panama City Beach, FL – Reggae J’s
  • May 29 – Satellite Beach, FL – Sports Page
  • May 30 – Sebastian, FL – Captain Hiram’s Resort
  • June 02 – Austin, TX – Flamingo Cantina
  • June 06 – Huntington Beach, CA – Gallagher’s Pub
  • June 10 – South Lake Tahoe, CA – Whiskey Dick’s
  • June 13 – San Diego, CA – Kava Lounge
  • June 16 – Portland, OR – Mt. Tabor Theater
  • June 17 – Arcata, CA – Jambalaya
  • June 18 – San Francisco, CA – Mojito
  • June 19 – San Francisco, CA – The Mezzanine
  • June 26 & 27 – Block Island, RI – Captain Nick’s
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May
18/10
Chapter 11 Update

Long Beach legends Chapter 11 just finished recording a new single which be featured on the upcoming Japanese One Big Family compilation. Jungle Josh also informs The Pier there are several new songs in the works for C11.

Josh further reports that his other band, Seth Davis (Pier Exposed artist), is almost done with recording its full-length debut album and that he has about five songs done for the next Funky Dividends compilation, which he also produces. Sounds like a lot going on!

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May
17/10
CD Reviews: Jon Wayne & the Pain & Pacific Dub

Click each Album Cover to read The Pier’s latest CD Reviews:

Jon Wayne & the PainFollow Through

Pacific DubTo the Sky

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May
17/10
Zen Robbi Summer Promo Video

Want to know what is going on with the crazy Zen Robbi this Summer? Well check out the cool little promo video below.

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May
16/10
Exclusive MP3 Leak: Jon Wayne & the Pain

Jon Wayne and the Pain – Send One

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Jon Wayne and the Pain just released its sophomore album Follow Through and The Pier is here to tell you it is some very good stuff. Look for an album review tomorrow.

In the meantime download Send One for a sweet taste!

To find out more information about Jon Wayne & the Pain and its upcoming shows, CLICK HERE to check out its MySpace page.

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May
16/10
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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May
15/10
The Pier Presents Summer Soundsystem 2010

CLICK HERE to see the finalized tour dates for this exciting tour featuring our friends Ballyhoo! and Mike Pinto!

Thanks to all the bands that nominated to open these shows. Announcements of openers will be made very soon right here at The Pier!

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