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Archive for July, 2015

Jul
31/15
Bad Brains Returning with New EP

Blending reggae and punk since the seventies, Bad Brains recently announced plans for a new EP. Filling in for the Brains’ iconic lead singer H.R. will be Jamaican jammer Jesse Royal. While details for the new release are limited, the collaboration between Brains and Royal will certainly cause fans of the band’s reggae side to rejoice. (more…)

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Jul
30/15
Video: Sublime – What I Got

It was 19 years ago today that Sublime released their iconic self-titled release via MCA Records… July 30, 1996 for those that don’t want to count backwards. The album was produced by David Kahne and Paul Leary resulting in a masterpiece that created a sub-genre of music with an impact felt through the entire music industry. The Pier exists today because of Sublime and all of their wonderful influences of music we’d later discover. Enjoy the song and video…

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Jul
30/15
The Pier’s Weekend Show Locator!

Check out another edition of The Pier’s Weekend Show Locator to help make your music plans for the weekend. There are plenty of reggae rock shows, tours, and festivals below including Ballyhoo!, The Green, Sublime with Rome, J BOOG, Unwritten Law, and many more. (more…)

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Jul
28/15
Jul
28/15
Bob Marley’s Island Years Box Set

As reported in February, the Marley family allowed unprecedented access to UMe, a division of the Universal Music Group, together with Tuff Gong International, to cherry pick from their personal and private collections of unreleased material in order to compile a special release in honor of what would have been Bob Marley‘s 70th birthday year. (more…)

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Jul
28/15
Perro Bravo’s 3 On The Tree

When we spoke with Miguel Happoldt back in April, he made no mention of releasing a new album anytime soon, but sometimes the mindset changes as him and his band Perro Bravo crashed the month of July with the release of their 10 track album 3 On The Tree. See what Miguel told us in a recent call about this sudden release… (more…)

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Jul
27/15
Jul
27/15
Updated Album Reviews

With new albums come new Album Reviews from all of these new summer releases. Catch up on our latest Album Reviews and Star Ratings from new records by Sublime with Rome, Lefty At The Washout, and Tunnel Vision(more…)

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Jul
26/15
Video: Tatanka – “Easy”

On Sept. 9th, 2014, Denver, Colorado’s Reggae-Dub quartet, Tatanka, released their new self-titled album via Roots Musician Records. Track 4 off that album has just received its official music video for the song “Easy”. Recorded through various parts of southern CA, the video was directed by Garrett Laver. You can pick up Tatanka’s latest self-titled release on iTunes by clicking HERE! Enjoy the song and video…

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Jul
26/15
MP3 Leak of the Week: Tunnel Vision

Tunnel Vision a new 5-piece ska-reggae-punk group out of San Clemente, CA making some early noise with the release of their debut self-titled album that dropped July 10th. The 15 track album opens up with “Citrus Skies” featuring Angela Hunte and we’re giving this song away for FREE on the homepage, this week only. Read more about the band, album and song… (more…)

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Jul
23/15
July 2015 Album Releases

Looking back on 2015, the year has been a great one for new music, and the supply doesn’t seem to be slowing down. The second half of the year kicks off with another impressive list of original music. In this issue of our on-going monthly feature, we have another round-up of new releases. Looking for some fresh summer tunes?!… Check out these 12 great recommendations of new albums in July. (more…)

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Jul
23/15
The Pier’s Weekend Show Locator!

Check out another edition of The Pier’s Weekend Show Locator for a custom list of our favorite reggae rock bands touring and playing festivals all around the country and overseas including Ballyhoo!, Atmosphere, Iration, Sublime with Rome, and many more.
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Jul
21/15
2015 Rootfire At The Beach

The central coast of California will combine its surplus of scenery with its love for reggae music at the first ever Rootfire at the Beach. Taking place on August 2nd at Avila Beach Resort, the festival will feature five recognizable artists representing a broad range of reggae as well as an all day DJ set from Expanders Sound System. (more…)

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Jul
20/15
Jul
20/15
Video: Spiritual Rez – One Big Song

Here’s probably one of the more creative new music videos released this year. The video is for the single “One Big Song” by Spiritual Rez. They pulled off a unique way to present the lyrics in addition to blending it with some fun live footage of their shows. Is it me or does the singer look like Jay dressed up as Silent Bob!? The song is off their February 2014 release of Apocalypse Whenever. You can purchase that album on iTunes by clicking HERE! Enjoy the song and video…

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