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Archive for February, 2016

Feb
29/16
Updated Concert Articles

Since the start of 2016, we have seen some incredible live shows! Catch up on some of our recent concert coverage that includes Photos, Videos & Setlists of Tribal Seeds, The Skints, The Steppas, Stick Figure, Fortunate Youth, Katastro, Reel Big Fish, Suburban Legends, Matisyahu, Passafire, Ballyhoo and more… (more…)

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Feb
29/16
The Expendables 2016 Spring Blackout Tour

Perhaps the hardest working band of the year so far, The Expendables, were halfway through their current Winter Blackout Tour with Katastro, Fortunate Youth and Ballyhoo! when they announced plans for a Spring Blackout Tour. (more…)

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Feb
29/16
Easy Star All-Stars 2016 Spring Tour!

Easy Star All-Stars are gearing up for their 2016 spring tour. The Big Apple-based reggae collective will kick their tour off with a hometown show at The Highline Ballroom on April 20th alongside the rising Jamaican sensation Jesse Royal. (more…)

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Feb
26/16
Video: Bootleg Rascal – Asleep In The Machine

Fresh out of East Coast Australia, Bootleg Rascal is a four-piece band that craftily intertwines reggae, psych rock, dub, and hip-hop. Since the band formed in 2013, they have quickly gained traction as they have released their debut album Asleep In The Machine on January 8th, 2016 via Shureshaker Music. You can read our official review and star rating for the album by clicking HERE! Here is the aligning music video for the single and album titled track Asleep In The Machine. You can pick up the album on iTunes by clicking HERE! Enjoy the song and video…

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Feb
24/16
Feb
22/16
face to face’s ‘Protection’ with Fat Wreck Chords

Punk rock veterans face to face are celebrating their twenty-fifth anniversary as a band by returning to Fat Wreck Chords for their ninth studio album Protection. The “back to basics” approach to the album will re-introduce fans back to their traditional Southern California punk sound and will be available Friday, March 4, 2016. (more…)

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Feb
21/16
Feb
21/16
MP3 Leak of the Week: The Slackers

Based out of New York City, NY, The Slackers are celebrating 25 years of Ska, Rocksteady, Reggae, Dub, Soul, Garage Rock & Jazz. On Feb 19th, they released a new self-titled record, their 16th release to date, and are giving away the first track off the record, “The Boss”, for FREE download here at The Pier. Read up on the band, and their new record… (more…)

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Feb
20/16
Video: Rising Tide – Seven Times Rise

Rising Tide, featuring the core members of Groundation, are expected to drop their debut album mid March 2016. The new group, which does not feature Groundation’s vocalist Harrison Stafford, is combining the best elements of Roots Reggae, Jazz, Rhythm & Blues with a deep meditative Dub approach. They have just released a new music video for their new song “Seven Times Rise”. We’ll have more information on this new formation, but in the meantime, enjoy the song and video…

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Feb
20/16
Sammy J’s Headlining Tour…

Silky smooth reggae-soul singer Sammy J has just announced his upcoming U.S. tour! After a March 4th kickoff in Tahiti, the New Zealand native will travel stateside to headline a number of shows throughout the continental U.S. and Hawaii. (more…)

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Feb
18/16
25 Bob Marley Quotes Everyone Should Know

If he were still alive, the Honorable Robert “Bob” Nesta Marley, O.M. (Order of Merit), would have turned 71 years old on February 6th, 2016. He is still, even after all these years following his death, one of the most beloved musicians in the world. (more…)

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Feb
17/16
And The Grammy Goes To…

MORGAN HERITAGE… On Monday night, Morgan Heritage took home the GRAMMY for Best Reggae Album for their album Strictly Roots. Upon its release in April, Strictly Roots topped the Billboard reggae charts and received an abundance of critical praise, including a Four Star Album Review from The Pier’s Tommy Dubs. (more…)

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Feb
17/16
VP Records to Release Dennis Brown Tribute Album

VP Records will salute the late great Dennis Brown with a double-disc tribute album, titled We Remember Dennis Brown. The compilation features a selection of The Crown Prince of Reggae’s greatest hits, covered by some of today’s most eminent musicians in reggae and R&B. We Remember Dennis Brown is expected to be on shelves in late spring 2016. (more…)

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Feb
16/16
Video: Goldswagger – I Can’t Wait

Taking a detour from our regular Reggae-Rock format, we want to bring your attention to a new music video for a Michael Goldwasser track, featuring Maya Azucena, titled “I Can’t Wait”. Michael G. is best known for his prolific production, including Dub Side of the Moon by the Easy Star All-Stars — You can read our Producer Spotlight on Michael G. by clicking HERE!

“I Can’t Wait” is a ballad in the classic soul tradition receiving massive airplay in the U.K., where it was near the top of several “Best of 2015″ radio soul charts. The video comes courtesy of director Jeff Pliskin of Raised First Propoganda with additional media courtesy of Joe Schlee Media. You can purchase this song on iTunes by clicking HERE! Enjoy the song and video…

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Feb
16/16
No Doubt Forms Supergroup; Minus Gwen Stefani

A bombshell was dropped last Friday when it was revealed that Tony Kanal, Tom Dumont and Adrian Young of No Doubt had recruited AFI lead singer Davey Havok to form a new, untitled supergroup. (more…)

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