Released January 27, 2015, New Kingston is currently on tour supporting their third studio album, Easy Star Records’ Kingston City, their first release to claim the #1 spot on the Billboard Reggae chart. (more…)
Archive for February, 2015
Out of Phoenix, AZ comes the Surf-Punk-Reggae group known as RAC. No strangers to the Reggae-Rock community, the group will be releasing their 3rd studio album on April 14th, 2015. The self-titled release will include 14 total songs and we’re giving away track 12 with the track “Mary Admire”, this week only on our homepage – Read more… (more…)
On Friday, February 20th, The Pier will premiere the new Music Video by Ryan Gonzo of Tribal Seeds, with his song “Runnin'”. The video was shot in Brooklyn, NY while Tribal Seeds & Gonzo was on tour. Our new Photo-Journalist, Jeffro Pliskin of Raised Fist Propaganda shot & directed the video & explains how the shoot came together last summer… (more…)
Groundation has just announced the schedule for their first tour of live performances this year. Set to play Mexico, the Western US and a date in Costa Rica, the band will play shows of famous Wailers tracks in celebration of Bob Marley‘s 70th Birthday as well as shows with original material from their new record, A Miracle.
In 2015 SOJA continues on tour, supporting their Grammy nominated record, Amid The Noise and Haste. After opening their year with a spot down in Jamaica, the band is set for their first US run of the year, a 14 show east coast tour with special guests on select dates, The Green, JBoog, Leilani Wolfgramm and Common Kings.
Last week, we did an Artist Radar feature on up & coming gritty, acoustic folk-rock artist Andy Palmer. This week, we’re premiering his new music video for the song “Storms Not Coming” as it was directed by our own Tage Plantell of The Pier’s Live Acoustic Series. The video features killer visual effects, several interesting characters, along with a 6,000 gallon water truck to make it rain—literally. Read up on Andy Palmer inside our Artist Radar feature, with a link to download a FREE MP3 by clicking HERE! Enjoy the song & video…
A few weeks ago, the Perro Bravo camp had a slight scare when it was discovered that someone had printed a bootlegged album of what is now primarily unavailable music. Awareness of the bootleg came about in the Facebook group, STP, also known as, Skunk Trading Post, where Skunk Records fans come together to trade knowledge and memorabilia. (more…)
With all of the crooked politicians and corrupt policy-making, some very important school subjects have fallen into a state of never-ending neglect. Music and art programs were unfortunately the first to fall; yet the push for education in the art of healing through music and creation lives on. (more…)
Following last year’s tour in honor of the 30th anniversary of Legend, The Wailers have Kicked off their first U.S. tour of the 2015 season. Opening with a set of sold-out shows, The Wailers will be filling venues across the nation as they celebrate Bob Marley’s 70th birthday with a run of shows throughout February and March.
Out of Sacramento, CA, the 5-piece Alt. Reggae-Rock group, Riotmaker is set to introduce us to their style of music known as CaliRock with the release of Welcome to CaliRock. Their new album is a 9 track album set to drop on February 20th. We’re giving away track 4 off the new album with the song “The Busted Crown”. Download the song & read more about the song, album & group, here… (more…)
On March 10th, East-London’s Reggae-Rock quartet, The Skints will release their new studio album titled FM via Easy Star Records. The first single off the album is “This Town” which features guest appearances by Tippa Irie & Horseman. You can read more about the band & the new album FM by clicking HERE! To pre-order this new album on iTunes, click HERE! Enjoy the song & video…
On Feb. 6th, 2015, one of the most renowned musical artists of the last fifty years, revolutionary Reggae icon Bob Marley would have been 70 years old. To commemorate the legacy of the Legend and his importance in the history of global music, there will be a variety of special releases and events this year. (more…)
Happy birthday to the Legend himself, Mr. Bob Marley! Today would have been Marley’s 70th birthday and the celebration continues throughout the weekend. The Pier’s Weekend Show Locator found numerous Marley birthday celebrations as well as various other shows including Rebelution, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Dirty Heads, Stick Figure, and The Original Wailers. (more…)