Archive for December, 2015
Wow, another year gone already! It is that time of year again to close out the last 12 months and get ready to bring on the next 12. Some of us like to do that with a quiet fun night enjoying friends and family but most of us will be heading out to party. Check out this edition of The Pier’s NYE Weekend Show Locator to help decide where to go to keep the party going throughout the long holiday weekend. (more…)
…Joss Stone. Wait, what? Is this a “Steve Harvey Miss Universe” joke? No, it is not. You may be just as surprised as us but this news even floated under The Pier radar. This brings up a lot of concerns and mixed emotions with reggae fans ranging from genre-hopping to politics and even race. So of course, The Pier decided to dig in on some of these touchy topics to see what we could find. (more…)
In celebration of the Holidays, Stick Figure has agreed to premiere their brand new music video for new song “Smiles on Faces” via The Pier! The song is off their new record Set In Stone that debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Reggae chart and has since remained in the Top 5. The video was shot by Sam Medina and directed by Josue Rivas on location through Haight St. in San Francisco, CA with a dedicated group of Stick Figure fans. Stick Figure is gearing up for their 46 date tour that you can read about by clicking HERE! You can pick up Stick Figure’s new album, Set In Stone, on iTunes by clicking HERE! Enjoy the song and video…
Stick Figure has announced that they will be embarking on a 46 date tour in support of their new album Set In Stone. Joining them on tour will be Fortunate Youth, Katastro and Jamaica’s Raging Fyah. They have also premiered a brand-new music video for new song “Smiles on Faces”… (more…)
Iration and Pepper are back on tour together for the first time since Pepper’s “Playboys in Paradise” tour in 2009! Iration went on their first national tour back in 2008 with Pepper. This time around the boys have come up with the tour name ‘Hawaiian Punch’, as both bands not only come from Hawaii, they come from the same island! (more…)
Merry Christmas from the entire Pier Family! We hope you having fun with family and friends for the holiday. As like most of most, most of our favorite bands are doing the same thing and taking a break for the long holiday weekend. But this edition of The Pier’s Weekend Show Locator still found some shows worth mentioning!
On Wed., Dec. 30th 2015, we will publish The Pier’s 2016 Most Anticipated Albums. This is the time of year we get to anticipate and discuss upcoming albums from some of our favorite bands in Reggae-Rock. We’re compiling all of the information from the bands about their new releases for one big convenient read… (more…)
Macka B, who grew up Christopher MacFarlane, is a British reggae artist, performer and activist with a career spanning thirty years in the United Kingdom and Jamaica. He dropped his latest album “Never Played A 45″ back on Oct. 9th via Peckings Records / VPAL Music. Here is a music video for the album titled track. You can purchase the album on iTunes by clicking HERE!
Aloha Radio is touting their latest single “Break the Ceiling” as they close out 2015 talking up the production of a 3rd studio album to drop in 2016. The 4-piece Orange County, Cali natives are giving away the new song for FREE this week as they press play on the songs music video… (more…)
And the GRAMMY for Best Reggae Album goes to… well we’ll find out Feb. 15th, 2016 when it airs on CBS at 8:00pm (EST). However, the 58th annual GRAMMY Awards nominees have been announced and out of all the great Reggae albums that were released in 2015, this year’s nominees are: (more…)
Steel Pulse…Matisyahu…Sublime with Rome at The Night 89X Stole Christmas…Crazy Glue XXX-Mas with Fishbone…Los Rakas Peligroso 8th Anniversary Tour…so many choices in this edition of The Pier’s Weekend Show Locator! Keep reading below for all of the best options coming up over the next three days. Which show will you be going to? (more…)
Here is the new music video for New Kingston’s single “Honorable”. The song is off their Easy Star Records release of their latest album Kingston City that you can pick up on iTunes by clicking HERE. The video was shot while the group was on tour in Eugene, Oregon, by video director Ife Adeniji. The group will be joining Rebelution for a winter tour to kick off the new year before joining Pepper and Iration in February. You can view the dates HERE. Enjoy the song and video…
December has to be the slowest month of every year to report on new albums. This is the time of year that the scene almost shuts down to make way for New Year resolutions. With that said, we have 2 new releases in the month of December to report on and on Dec. 28th, 2015, we’ll publish The Pier’s 2016 Most Anticipated Albums… (more…)