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Archive for December, 2015

Dec
14/15
Updated Album Reviews

We have to admit, we are behind on Album Reviews but believe us when we say that they are on the way, starting with the latest 2 records we have reviewed. See our Album Review & Star Rating for the latest releases by Cas Haley and G. Love & Special Sauce(more…)

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Dec
14/15
Dec
13/15
MP3 Leak of the Week: Special C

On December 11th a new album was released by South Bay residents, the 3-piece reggae-punk rock group known as Special C. The album is called Downtime and we’re giving away the titled track for FREE download this week. Grab it on the homepage and read up on the Redondo Beach, CA natives here… (more…)

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Dec
11/15
The Pier’s Weekend Show Locator!

Here comes another edition of The Pier’s Weekend Show Locator! Check out what shows to find in your neck of the woods including Ballyhoo! and Cas Haley touring around the North East, NOFX on the Backstage Passport 2 Live Tour making the rounds through Brazil, Tatanka showing some love to the Mid-West, and the hometown boys Tribal Seeds and Stranger rockin San Diego.
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Dec
07/15
Dec
07/15
Video Premiere: Sammy J – Waiting

Born in Australia, Sammy J embraces his Maori and Polynesian roots to create positive and uplifting music. Mixing together island reggae, soul and jazz with heartfelt lyrics, Sammy J’s sound is exhilarating and intoxicating. Now based in the U.S. Sammy J has seemingly exploded on the market selling out venues across the west coast and Hawaii. Here is the video premiere for his new track “Waiting”. The video was shot in Auckland, New Zealand and the theme of the video is about a boy who sees a girl and she also noticed him but neither make a move till their paths cross, or as Sammy J tells us, “It’s basically a tale of two people looking for love. It’s a play off that saying that everyone has a soul mate out there…trusting that they are out there somewhere.. And your waiting till you find them.” The video was directed by Jared Leith with song production by Noah Cronin. Enjoy the song and video…

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Dec
06/15
MP3 Leak of the Week: Lionize

Out of Maryland comes the 4-piece rock group, Lionize, who is set to release their Alpha EP on December 20th. Known for incorporating reggae undertones into some of their music, the group agreed to give away their one reggae-esque track off the new EP with “Meltdown (In The Valley of the Kings) for FREE… (more…)

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Dec
04/15
The Hip Abduction to Release a New Record

Looking for some Sexual Healing? Look no further… The Hip Abduction (THA) has given away their tropical house cover of Marvin Gaye’s “Sexual Healing” as a thank you for supporting their kickstarter campaign! The band produced this recording live while playing at 2015 Hulaween Festival. (more…)

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Dec
03/15
The Pier’s Weekend Show Locator!

The holiday season is upon us and that means all the added stress of money and family. Well, how about some reggae shows to help relieve the stress? Check out another edition of The Pier’s Weekend Show Locator below for all the best reggae, rock and acoustic shows around the country including Collie Buddz on another round of the Blue Dreamz Tour, the Rhymesayers’ 20th Anniversary Concert with Atmosphere, and Nahko and Medicine for the People on their Winter Tour with Mike Love.
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Dec
03/15
Recap: David Hinds Facebook Q&A (Pt. 1)

On Thanksgiving Day, 2015, reggae fans were treated to a break from all the food and football with a live online Question and Answer session with David “Dread” Hinds of Steel Pulse. The successful Facebook event resulted in a collection of fan-curated questions answered personally by Dread and a second followup Q&A scheduled for TONIGHT, Thursday, December 3rd, 2015 at 6pm (PST). (more…)

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Dec
03/15
Video: Cas Haley – More Music More Family

On November 13th, Texas based singer-songwriter Cas Haley released his new album More Music More Family. The album was released via Jimmy Buffet‘s Mailboat Records. The album features guest appearances by Trevor Hall, Mike Love, Freewill and more with co-production coming courtesy of Tubby Love out of Kauai, Hawai’i. Back in August, The Pier premiered the title track that you can read HERE! Now, here is a music video for the album’s leading single. You can pick up the album on iTunes by clicking HERE! Enjoy the song and video…

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Dec
02/15
Etana Wakes Up In “Zion”

It has only been a few short months since we had last put the spotlight on rising female reggae artist, Etana. Starting her summer off on the Queen of the Islands tour with Anuhea, Etana created anticipation for her August 27th release of the 420 inspired single, “Zion”. (more…)

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