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Archive for September, 2014

Sep
21/14
Video: Passafire & Ballyhoo! – “Easy” (Acoustic Cover)

Here is the Video Premiere to the sixth installment to The Pier’s Live Acoustic Series. The video was Directed by Tage Plantell, produced by Kit Chalberg with sound by Kyle Zender. As a result, here is Passafire & Ballyhoo! performing a Live Acoustic Cover of “Easy”, written by Lionel Richie & made popular by The Commodores. The video was filmed on location at Jackson’s in downtown Denver, CO on Sunday, February 16th, 2014. Aside from shooting this collaboration cover, we also filmed Passafire & Ballyhoo! each performing their own individual songs, so stay tuned for more video premiere’s in the coming months! Enjoy the video & read more about the production by clicking HERE!

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Sep
21/14
MP3 Leak of the Week: Krooked Treez

With their debut album, Higher Place, released July, 2013, southern CA’s Krooked Treez is writing their next record with plans to work with former Sublime DJ & Drummer, Ras MG. What feels like the calm before the storm, we caught up with Krooked Treez as they share an underground, raw acoustic version of their song “Irie Radio” for FREE… (more…)

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Sep
20/14
September 2014 Album Releases

2014 has been a great year for new releases. Each month it seems there is a slew of new albums available for purchase. After a strong summer of new releases, September opens the fall with another great listing of new music. (more…)

Sep
20/14
Clerks Soundtrack Coming to Vinyl!

We’re suckers for anniversary album releases and while this is not Reggae-Rock specific, it’s cool to see that the soundtrack to the movie Clerks will be pressed to Vinyl for the first time ever in celebration of its 20th Anniversary – It’ll be out on Vinyl Nov 11th, 2014. (more…)

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Sep
18/14
Artist Radar: Ethan Tucker

The Pier’s Artist Radar is BACK & will be coming to you EVERY Thursday courtesy of our own Andrew McClatchy! Our radar this week is focused on Pacific Northwest singer-songwriter, Ethan Tucker! Read Andrew’s Interview & pick up 2 FREE MP3s, courtesy of Ethan Tucker, inside our MP3 Massive(more…)

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Sep
17/14
Backbeat Soundsystem’s New Album

Based out of Cornwall, England, is an eight-piece funky reggae outfit that goes by the name of Backbeat Soundsystem. We’ve covered them in the past & we have a FREE MP3 in our MP3 Massive, but now, the group is promoting the release of their 3rd studio album, Together Not Apart, dropping on Oct 14th via Easy Star Records. (more…)

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Sep
16/14
Sep
15/14
Video: Radio Riddler – Purple Rain

Featuring Ali Campbell of UB40 this is the reggae rendering of Prince’s iconic track “Purple Rain” from Radio Riddler’s reggae tribute to Purple Rain with Purple Reggae. This album drops on October 28th, 2014. Here is the official music video to “Purple Rain”. Read more about the album by clicking HERE! Enjoy the song & video…

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Sep
15/14
Cali-Roots Presents’ Positive Economic Impact

Over the past decade, the firm known as California Presents Inc. has garnered national notoriety with their California Roots Music and Arts Festival. Now, following the successes of the event’s 5th year, with the dates for 2015 already set, California Presents Inc. has shown a true value. (more…)

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Sep
14/14
MP3 Leak of the Week: Easy Star All-Stars

With a 10-Year Anniversary of Easy Star’s Dubside of the Moon comes a special edition re-release on Sept 16th that includes a bonus track, “Breathe”, featuring Sluggy Ranks, Metric Man, Eric Rachmany & Ruff Scott. Thanks to Easy Star Records, this track is FREE, this week only… (more…)

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Sep
13/14
Duane Stephenson Releases 3rd Album

On Tuesday, September 23rd, Jamaican Singer-Songwriter, Duane Stephenson, will release his third studio album, Dangerously Roots via Kongstar Records/Greensleeves. Plus a new music video paying tribute to Bunny Wailer(more…)

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Sep
11/14
Video: Los Rakas – “We Dem Rakaz (Hola)”

Directed by Vitamin Productions, this is the latest music to “We Dem Rakaz (Hola)” by Oakland, CA’s Los Rakas. Los Rakas is Dancehall they’re Reggae, Plena, Hip-Hop & Latin with songs in spanish, representing their Panama roots! Los Rakas is comprised of cousins Raka Rich & Raka Dun and along with the remix & video, Billboard just named the group “10 Artists to Watch.” Enjoy the video & check them out on their website, HERE!

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Sep
11/14
Radio Riddler’s Purple Reggae!

Marking the 30-Year Anniversary of Prince‘s iconic album, Purple Rain, Radio Riddler gives it the reggae treatment with Purple Reggae. The album features Sinead O’ Connor, UB40‘s Ali Campbell, Citizen Cope & more… (more…)

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Sep
10/14
The Pier: Upcoming Live Acoustic Series

Since Feb 2014, we’ve been busy filming for The Pier’s Live Acoustic Series, shooting Tarrus Riley, Aer, John Butler Trio & Zach Deputy and on Sunday, Sept 21st, we will release a collaboration of Passafire & Ballyhoo! performing an acoustic cover! (more…)

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Sep
09/14