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May
10/15
MP3 Leak of the Week: The Late Ones

The Late Ones from Laie, Hawaii and Los Angeles, CA, bring the roots inspired reggae of the islands and the west coast style of hip-hop together for a unique sound they call their own. They just released their debut EP Revelate and we’re giving away their new song “Hi Power” for FREE… (more…)

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May
08/15
5 Festivals in May To See Reggae Rock

Summer is right around the corner and for anybody that loves live music, that only means one thing – It’s finally music festival season! Fortunately, during the month of May, festival season really gets going. With events all over the place it is sometimes hard to pick which events to attend. For The Pier, we tend to choose events that are a bit top-heavy with the booking of reggae-rock bands. The Pier will be at many events this summer, but this month we’ll be sure to check out these five fests. (more…)

May
08/15
2015 Blaze ‘N’ Glory Festival Preview

There’s a new festival hitting southern California, and from the looks of the line-up and attractions, it’s making a good first impression. The inaugural Blaze ‘N’ Glory Festival that will be held on May 15th and 16th at the San Manuel Amphitheatre in San Bernardino, CA features artists like Slightly Stoopid, Rebelution, Pepper, and hip-hop heavyweights Method Man & Redman. Festival goers are essentially guaranteed a most excellent weekend! (more…)

May
08/15
Video: Skip Marley – Cry To Me

Soon to be known simply as “Skip,” Skip Marley is the son of Cedella Marley, grandson of Bob and Rita Marley and grand-nephew of Marcia Griffiths. “Cry To Me,” his debut single for Tuff Gong International, was written and arranged by Skip himself, and co-produced by Skip with Paul Fakhourie (Lauryn Hill, Stephen Marley, Damian Marley, Nas). Enjoy the song and video…

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May
07/15
The Pier’s Weekend Show Locator

The Pier will be in attendance this weekend for Reggae On The Block in Orlando, FL as we see Festival Season take shape with a different festival happening each week. This edition of The Pier’s Weekend Show Locator found plenty of bands playing other interesting gigs this weekend with the likes of Easy Star Allstars, The Green, Mike Pinto, House of Shem, and many more.
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May
06/15
Sun-Dried Vibes 2015 Summer Tour

Charlotte, NC has some road warriors with the 3-piece reggae-rock outfit known as Sun-Dried Vibes. While this may be their Road To Cali-Roots tour, the road just barely starts for them following Cali-Roots as the whole tour includes 30+ dates across the US, sharing various shows with The Expanders, Arise Roots, Tatanka, House of Shem and more (more…)

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May
05/15
The Movement: ‘Rescue’ Tour & Single

After spending 7 weeks touring across the country, The Movement has announced their headlining Rescue tour that will get underway May 15th and stretch through the end of June. Their new single, also titled “Rescue”, will most certainly play as soundtrack to the 21 date tour. (more…)

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May
03/15
MP3 Leak of the Week: Xavier Rudd

Australian solo artist, Xavier Rudd, now fronts a band featuring a diverse group of musicians from Australia, South Africa, Samoa, Germany, Ireland and Papua New Guinea with The United Nations. Together, they released their first studio album, Nanna and the leading single “Come People” is this weeks FREE Leak… (more…)

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May
03/15
Video: The Skints – Eyes In The Back of My Head

“Eyes In The Back of My Head” is the 12 track off East-London’s The Skints NEW Easy Star Records release of FM. The song includes a guest appearance by MC Rival, while Tippa Irie and Horseman are also featured the new album. This is the second single off their March 10th release and fans in America should be excited for their US tour which includes a stop at the California Roots Music and Arts Festival on May 22nd – View Dates HERE. Read our official Album Review and Star Rating for this new release by clicking HERE!

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May
03/15
Giant Panda’s ‘Bright Days’ Coming

As mentioned inside our 2015 Most Anticipated Albums, Rochester, NY’s big ol’ Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad will release Bright Days on May 18th, 2015 via Easy Star Records. (more…)

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May
03/15
2015 BottleRock Festival Preview

Over the past few years, The Pier has been fortunate enough to be able to spend most of May in California at several great music festivals. For the first time, this Memorial Day weekend, The Pier will head up to Napa for BottleRock. An event quickly gaining attention for its sensuous blend of multiple art-forms, the 2015 edition is set to feature 70+ musical acts and over 20 infamous Chefs & Sommeliers. (more…)

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May
01/15
2015 Hangout Music Festival Preview

Summer is right around the corner! For anybody that loves live music, that only means one thing. It’s finally music festival season! Over the past few years the Hangout Music Festival has been THE event to kick off our season. This May The Pier could not be more excited to get back to the beach for 3 days full of music deliver by epic headliners along with sets from a few of our favorites like Damian Marley, Dirty Heads, Iration and many more! (more…)

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Apr
30/15
The Pier’s Weekend Show Locator

The Pier’s Weekend Show Locator has found another host of shows over the next three days. Go check out Easy Star Allstars with Fishbone and The Skints, Seedless at a beer festival, The Supervillains at a BBQ festival, or Jason DeVore (of Authority Zero) playing acoustic one last time before heading off on tour.
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Apr
30/15
Ethan Tucker To Release ‘Misunderstood’

As mentioned inside our 2015 Most Anticipated Albums feature, Olympia, Washington born singer-songwriter Ethan Tucker will release his third studio album Misunderstood via Stoopid Records on May 5th, 2015 (more…)

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Apr
29/15
Chronixx ‘Capture Land’ US Tour

Born Jamar Rolando McNaughton, reggae fans are growing more familiar with the young Jamaican reggae-star now known as Chronixx. He’ll kick off his US tour on May 23rd at California Roots Music and Arts Festival before embarking on his Capture Land tour in the US that concludes June 20th. (more…)

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