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Archive for June, 2015

Jun
30/15
Eddie Murphy’s ‘Wonna Deez Nites’ Single

Is it grammatically correct? No, but damn is it catchy. Over the years, Actor/Comedian/Singer Eddie Murphy has released a reggae track about as often as a blue moon, and on June 30th, he’ll be releasing his latest single “Wonna Deez Nites” through VPAL, a subsidiary label of VP Records. (more…)

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Jun
29/15
Jun
29/15
Inaugural It’s Not Dead Festival

Still a few months away and already making lots of noise is the inaugural It’s Not Dead Festival. 35 of the biggest punk and ska bands will converge on Saturday, October 10th to perform on 3 stages at the 65,000 seat San Manuel Amphitheater Festival Grounds in San Bernardino, California. (more…)

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Jun
29/15
Jun
28/15
Video: Etana – I Rise

Here’s the latest music video courtesy of Jamaica’s own Etana with the single “I Rise” off her album I Rise. I Rise is Etana’s fourth studio album released back in October, 2014 with VP Records. The video is directed by Scorpio 21 and was filmed in her native country of Jamaica, capturing all of its natural wonder. You can pick up the album I Rise on iTunes by clicking HERE! Enjoy the song and video…

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Jun
28/15
MP3 Leak of the Week: Dub Inc

Out of Saint-Etienne, inside France’s industrial heartland, comes an 8 piece reggae outfit known as Dub Inc. They reached out to The Pier from across the pond upon the June 30th release of their new Paradise Tour (Live at L’Olympia) live album. We agreed to give away a live version of their song “Better Run”. Read more about this group and pick up the track for FREE.. (more…)

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Jun
27/15
June 2015 Album Releases

It’s truly summer here in the US. Not only does the calendar officially state it as such, but the heat around the country really marks the season. This time of year the atmosphere isn’t the only thing burning up though. New releases continue to stay hot in June as artists drop new material ahead of their summer tours. (more…)

Jun
26/15
Trevor Hall Conquers Time in New Album

On August 21st Trevor Hall will release the third installment of his spiritually themed series. This most recent album, titled Kala after the Sanskrit word for time, will conclude the artist’s three-part project that includes 2014’s Chapters of the Forest and the EP Unpack Your Memories that was released early this year. (more…)

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Jun
25/15
The Pier’s Weekend Show Locator!

It is another weekend full of festivals but this edition of The Pier’s Weekend Show Locator found more than just that. Check out the full list below for Collie Buddz, SOJA, others making the festival rounds; plus all the Summer Tours in full swing like The Expanders, Jon Wayne and the Pain, Fayuca, and Mike Pinto.
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Jun
25/15
Jun
23/15
The Day Hawai’i Stood Still

Almost three months of non-stop presence on Mauna Kea is bound to culminate with a clash between construction crews and the protectors who have kept a watchful eye on the sacred Mauna on Wednesday. Hawai’i Governor David Ig has declared the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) Corporation has the legal right to proceed with building the $1.4 billion astrological facility. (more…)

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Jun
22/15
Jun
22/15
The Pier: Catching Up With Tribal Seeds

A staple within the American roots-reggae genre, Tribal Seeds will soon hit the road for their upcoming Summer Smoke Out Tour with The Expanders and Arise Roots. We talked with one of Tribal Seeds’ founding members, Tony-Ray Jacobo, to discuss the tour as well as the state of his progressive reggae band. (more…)

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Jun
21/15
MP3 Leak of the Week: Bag of Toys

This Tuesday, June 23rd, San Fransisco, CA & Wilmington, NC based Bag of Toys will drop their 5th studio album titled Eating Monsters. As a result, Bag of Toys have agreed to give away their new song “Stinky Gorilla” which is about the lead-singer’s son. Grab the song on the homepage and read more here… (more…)

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Jun
20/15
Video: Third World – “Yimmasgan”

The Damian Marley produced song is a fresh take on the 1974 original track by The Abyssinians. Yim-mas-gan means let him be praised in the ancient Ethiopian Amharic language. This is the second song written by The Abyssinians that Third World recorded. The first was “Satta Massagana,” released in 1975 on Chris Blackwell’s Island Records. You can pick up this cover by Third World on iTunes by clicking HERE! Enjoy the song and video…

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