The three brothers from Brooklyn, NY have been touring non-stop following the release of their third album, Kingston City. We caught up with proud father and New Kingston bass player Courtney “Faddah P” Panton, Sr. in Portland, Oregon on the last leg of the America’s Most Wanted Tour with Common Kings for his first interview. (more…)
Archive for March, 2015
This summer, starting in June, two of reggae’s modern women artists with Etana and Anuhea will come together for their Queens of the Islands tour. With a scene dominated by all male bands and artists, it’s refreshing to see Anuhea of Hawaii and Etana of Jamaica embark on a island influenced journey. (more…)
“Perform And Done” is the leading single off Morgan Hertiage’s new album Strictly Roots that drops on April 20th, 2015. The video was filmed on location at the weekly Mojito Mondays event in Kingston, Jamaica. It was directed by William Richards who managed to capture the essence of the song with a storyline reminiscent of the popular “Dancehall Queen” movie.
“Perform And Done is the music video that pushes the envelope for Morgan Heritage lyrically and visually,” the group states. “The goal is to captivate a whole new audience that would not typically watch a Morgan Heritage video. Our hope is that our existing and new fans appreciate our artistic expression… This song is just an introduction to the creative approach we took with this album. Krystia Rhodes and the entire Image Development Studios team wrote a hell of a treatment to highlight this creativity and the Director William Richards executed their vision perfectly.”
Enjoy the new song and video…
Courtesy of Easy Star Records, John Brown’s Body will release Kings and Queens In Dub, an all dub version of their 2013 release of Kings and Queens, on April 7th, 2015. This week only, we’re giving away “Worldwide Dub” from the new album mixed by Dubfader… (more…)
If you’re a true music fan than you know that Record Store Day is a time where you get out of the house and head down to the Record Store and buy something tangible. Hip-Hop collective, Jurassic 5 will contribute to Record Store Day with a re-release of their album Quality Control on 4 LPs this April 18th, 2015. (more…)
Spring is in the air and the festivals are starting to pick back up. This edition of The Pier’s Weekend Show Locator found plenty of reggae shows and festivals to keep you busy over the next three days including Bad Religion, Fortunate Youth, New Kingston, True Press, The Steppas, and many more.
It’s officially spring, a time when the weather warms and the flowers bloom. Some people may start hitting the beach or spend more time outside. Some may even do a little spring-cleaning. But if you’re like us, no matter what activity you choose to do in this beautiful season, you’ll need a lot of great music to listen to as you do it. Luckily, March has delivered droves of new tunes.
Guitar God, Warren Haynes inspires many with his ability to perform polished jams from any brand of Rock n’Roll, and an incomparable roster of legends he has collaborated alongside. Now his band Gov’t Mule has announced two new releases scheduled for April, including Dub Side Of The Mule, an archived set featuring Toots Hibbert!
Jamaican reggae crooner, Christopher Martin will drop his debut EP this spring via VP Records. In the meantime, he’s released a new single from the EP titled “Steppin Razor” taking inspiration from 1977 Frankie Music produced track of the same name originally made famous by the late Peter Tosh and written by Joe Higgs. The video for the single was directed by Kurt Wright and was shot in Kingston, Jamaica. The humorous video shows Martin hittin’ the club, attracting beautiful women. Enjoy the song and video…
The connection between R&B and reggae is not lost on producer, songwriter, and musician, Michael Goldwasser, co-owner of reggae dynamo Easy Star Records. After nearly twenty years of producing reggae music from Jamaica and the United Kingdom to Israel and the United States, he has completed his self-titled album from his solo project, Goldswagger, to be released sometime this year. (more…)
The Pier’s own Jeff Pliskin of Raised Fist Propaganda went from NY to CA to connect with Angelo Moore of Fishbone on some upcoming video projects. Read Jeff’s recap of the events that include him staying with Fortunate Youth and following up with Angelo Moore about Gwen Stefani‘s comments in Cosmo Magazine, crediting him as a early fashion influence… (more…)
Morgan Heritagge is dropping their 12 track Strictly Roots album on April 20th, 2015. The leading single from that album, “Perform and Done” is being given away this week for FREE download on our homepage. Read more about the band, their upcoming tour & their new song, “Perform and Done”… (more…)