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Jul
13/15
Ballyhoo!’s Pledge Campaign for New Album!

Maryland rockers Ballyhoo! have announced a campaign with PledgeMusic to fund their next studio album. We caught up with lead singer and guitarist Howi Spangler to get some details regarding the Pledge and new album… (more…)

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Jul
13/15
Updated Album Reviews

If these latest Album Reviews are any indication, then we’re off to a great 2015 with some fantastic new albums. Read the Album Reviews & Star Ratings for these 6 new albums by Morgan Heritage, The Expanders, Fortunate Youth, Ethan Tucker, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad and Taco and Da Mofos(more…)

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Jul
12/15
MP3 Leak of the Week: Dubbest

Where you at Boston!? The Pier is representing one of your own with the 5-piece experimental reggae-dub group known as Dubbest. Their new album Light Flashes dropped July 7th and we’re giving away Track 2 off the record with “Spend The Day”. Download the song on our homepage for FREE and read more here… (more…)

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Jul
09/15
Video: Slightly Stoopid – The Prophet

Courtesy of Jeff Pliskin of Raised Fist Propaganda, here is Slightly Stoopid‘s new music video for their new single “The Prophet”. The song is off the 6/30 release of their new album, Meanwhile… Back At The Lab. The original version of the song was recorded 20 years ago featuring Brad Nowell of Sublime on bass. Now 20 years later and Brad Nowell is featured in Slightly Stoopid’s new music video for the updated version of the song with footage taken from home VHS tapes of Nowell jamming with Stoopid’s Miles Doughty at his home. Miles, who lives in Ocean Beach, CA, told EW that him and Brad would “sit there for hours jamming. It was cool going through the old VHS tapes and finding the original ‘Prophet’ jams from my pad. To see the journey the song has gone through to get where it is today… I think Brad would be stoked! We miss him and his music.” You can pick up Slightly Stoopid’s new album Meanwhile… Back At The Lab by clicking HERE! Enjoy the song and video and make sure you watch it to the end…

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Jul
09/15
The Pier’s Weekend Show Locator!

Find tours and festivals galore in this edition of The Pier’s Weekend show locator including the opening weekend of Slightly Stoopid’s Everything Is Awesome Tour, Matisyahu on the Vegas Strip, Jon Wayne and the Pain covering Sublime in Iowa, and Mystic Roots traveling around Europe playing for the troops. (more…)

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Jul
06/15
2015 Bay Area Vibez Festival

On July 1st, it was announced that the inaugural Bay Area Vibez music festival would break ground in Oakland, CA. Presented by Tourn Entertainment, the two-day, three-stage festival will feature over twenty-five of the top names in reggae, hip-hop and EDM. (more…)

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Jul
06/15
Fat Wrecked for 25 Years!

All of the parents who threw out NOFX records, kept their kids from attending Lagwagon concerts, prevented youth from sporting Strung Out t-shirts or Good Riddance stickers, and asked, “what the fuck is he saying?” after hearing Propagandhi are scratching their heads in sheer disbelief. For 25 years Fat Wreck Chords has stayed true to itself and will embark on the Fat Wrecked for 25 Years Tour on August 6, 2015. (more…)

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Jul
05/15
MP3 Leak of the Week: Taco & Da Mofos

This week’s MP3 Leak of the Week is from a 5 piece Rock-Reggae-Bump group out of Memphis, TN known as Taco & Da Mofos. We’ve never featured the group on The Pier before and we’ll be giving away their new single featuring Howi Spangerl of Ballyhoo! from their upcoming July 31st release of Nocturnal Gold! (more…)

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Jul
04/15
Video: Marty Ray Project – Ice Ice Baby (Cover)

This is a pretty great cover and you have to give respect anytime someone can cover a song and make you forget about the original. This is the Marty Ray Project doing a live acoustic cover of Vanilla Ice’s hit single from 1990 with “Ice Ice Baby”. You can follow Marty Ray on his Youtube channel where he has covers of Coolio‘s “Gangster’s Paradise”, a long with a Matisyahu & Bob Marley mash-up of “One Day” & “No Woman No Cry”. Follow him on Youtube by clicking HERE! Enjoy the song and video…

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Jul
03/15
Aer’s New Album ‘One of a Kind’

Aer, the musically eclectic duo from Wayland Massachusetts, are close to releasing their newest album entitled One of a Kind. Set for release on August 14th, One of a Kind is the fourth full-length album from the group led by David von Mering and Carter Schultz, and they’ve just premiered the music video for the album’s titular track. (more…)

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Jul
02/15
The Pier’s 4th of July Weekend Show Locator!

The Pier’s Weekend Show Locator is back for the big 4th of July weekend with a whole mess of reggae fun for the next 3 days! Check out this edition for all this weekend’s shows including Damian Marley, John Butler Trio, Katchafire, House of Shem, and many more.
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Jul
01/15
Melody Jay’s Pineapple Express

All aboard the Pineapple Express! Our friend Melody Jay from O’ahu’s Island 98.5 is traversing the Pacific Ocean to bring some ALOHA to the West Coast. She will be performing in Portland, Seattle, and Los Angeles to promote her new Pineapple Express Mixtape featuring well over 20 Hawaiian and reggae artists. (more…)

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Jun
30/15
Eddie Murphy’s ‘Wonna Deez Nites’ Single

Is it grammatically correct? No, but damn is it catchy. Over the years, Actor/Comedian/Singer Eddie Murphy has released a reggae track about as often as a blue moon, and on June 30th, he’ll be releasing his latest single “Wonna Deez Nites” through VPAL, a subsidiary label of VP Records. (more…)

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Jun
29/15
Inaugural It’s Not Dead Festival

Still a few months away and already making lots of noise is the inaugural It’s Not Dead Festival. 35 of the biggest punk and ska bands will converge on Saturday, October 10th to perform on 3 stages at the 65,000 seat San Manuel Amphitheater Festival Grounds in San Bernardino, California. (more…)

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Jun
28/15
Video: Etana – I Rise

Here’s the latest music video courtesy of Jamaica’s own Etana with the single “I Rise” off her album I Rise. I Rise is Etana’s fourth studio album released back in October, 2014 with VP Records. The video is directed by Scorpio 21 and was filmed in her native country of Jamaica, capturing all of its natural wonder. You can pick up the album I Rise on iTunes by clicking HERE! Enjoy the song and video…

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