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Archive for February, 2016

Feb
15/16
Updated Album Reviews

We’re catching up on Album Reviews and wanted to share the latest three reviews from new albums by Stick Figure, Audiodub and Bootleg Rascal. All three were decent albums and we’ve provided some insight as a starting point to discovering new music if you’re not familiar with these 3 groups… (more…)

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Feb
15/16
MP3 Leak of the Week: Simpkin Project

What a weekend! On Saturday, February 13th, Southern California celebrated reggae-rock music at the One Love Cali-Reggae Festival in Santa Ana, CA. Simpkin Project performed in the afternoon and we’re sharing their live cut of “Beam of Light”, the titled-track to their new album dropping this spring via VP Records(more…)

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Feb
11/16
The Movement’s 6th Studio Album: ‘Golden’

The Movement has officially slated April 8th, 2016 as the release date for the band’s 6th studio album, Golden. The forthcoming album will be released via Rootfire Cooperative, the not-for-profit record label recently established by Rootfire. (more…)

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Feb
11/16
Video Premiere: New Kingston – Mystery Babylon

Directed by Damian Mancia, this is the music video premiere for New Kingston’s song “Mystery Babylon” featuring E.N Young and Maad T Ray of Tribal Seeds. The video was shot down in San Diego during the Tribal Seeds shows the boys played. The song is off their Easy Star Records release of Kingston City that dropped January 2015. Moving forward, the group will head out on the road with Iration and Hours Eastly — That tour begins TODAY — Check the tour dates HERE! You can pick up their new album, Kingston City, on iTunes by clicking HERE! Enjoy the song and video…

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Feb
10/16
Feb
10/16
The Expanders’ 2016 Spring Tour Dates

The Expanders are exploding! Building off the success of their 3rd studio album, Hustling Culture, The Expanders will set out on their headlining Top Shelf Spring Tour beginning March 2nd – 19th. (more…)

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Feb
08/16
Feb
08/16
NOFX: The Hepatitis Bathtub Book Tour

More news in the punk rock scene — 20+ year punk veterans NOFX have written a new autobiography titled NOFX: The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories. Keep reading below for details on the book, the backing tour, and more about NOFX. (more…)

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Feb
08/16
MP3 Leak of the Week: The Olés

On January 19th, The Olés, of Santa Barbara, CA released their debut full length album Strictly Speaking. The first single off that album is “Poor”, a reggae-rock jammer we’re giving away for FREE download this week only. Read more to discover a new band with new music … (more…)

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Feb
07/16
Ghetto Youth’s Set Up Shop Vol. 3

Ghetto Youths International, the independent label managed by Damian, Stephen & Julian Marley, recently released Set Up Shop Volume 3. The star-studded compilation album showcases songs from a collection of top musicians, including the Marley Brothers, Tarrus Riley, Morgan Heritage, Third World, and J Boog. (more…)

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Feb
06/16
Feb
06/16
Field of Haze 420 Pre-Party

On Saturday April 16, 2016, some of the very best reggae artists will gather in Oroville, CA to perform at the first ever Field of Haze Music and Lifestyle Festival. The one-day festival at Northern California’s Field of Dreams Ranch is acclaimed as the official 420 Pre-Party. (more…)

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Feb
04/16
Taj Weekes & Adowa’s 5th Studio Record

Taj Weekes & Adowa are set to release their 5th studio album on February 12th, 2016. The album, titled Love, Herb & Reggae, serves as a refreshing, reggaefied spin on the vintage phrase “Sex, Drugs & Rock ‘N’ Roll.” The latest installment from Taj Weekes will be released through VPAL, the distribution arm of VP Records. (more…)

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Feb
02/16
Video: Pepper – “Start You Up”

Filmed in Waialea, otherwise known as 69 beach on the Kohala coast of Hawai’i, here is Pepper’s new music video as directed by Kahena Productions, a new cinematography brand formed by Ali Gollestani and Evan Loney, based out of Hawaii. The song is titled “Start You Up” and is the first single off their upcoming record, titled OHANA. A situation that often takes place in Hawaii, the theme of the video is around the beginning of love happening on the beach. The group tells The Pier that it: “Felt like it fit the song, the initial physical attraction and wanting to connect.”

Here’s what the label, Law Records, shared with The Pier on the video: “We were on a deadline with Pepper and our initial model had to reschedule; this threw us for a loop due to the time crunch. Thanks to social media, I saw that my good friends Keala Naihe (pro surfer / model) and Cristal Soranno (super model), who happen to be dating, were in town. So I called Keala and they were hyped, both big fans of Pepper. So we shot the next day, and our lucky stars were in line. The shoot went super smooth cause the chemistry between the two is on fire and the scenery of Wailea is magical!” Pepper’s new album OHANA will drop sometime this spring via LAW Records. Enjoy the song and video…

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Feb
02/16
How I Discovered 311…

The Pier recently held a contest asking fans to email their stories of how they first discovered 311. The best two stories received a pair of FREE tickets to 311 Day 2016 on March 11th & 12th in New Orleans, LA. Since so many great stories were told, we decided to share some of the top ones we received from that contest… (more…)

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