Wednesday Dec 13
The Pier Weekend Show Locator

After a weekend packed full of reggae-rock shows honoring the 4/20 holiday, everyone was kind of in this hazy daze all week. Well The Pier has got the cure! How about another weekend of reggae-rock tunes to celebrate the long week finally coming to an end? Our favorite artists are hitting up venues to lift our spirits as they jam to new songs, add other cool bands to the bill, and create that fun reggae party atmosphere!

Pepper is back! Last time we mentioned Pepper in the Show Locator, it was for the New Year’s Eve Special Edition! The Kailua-Kona band is rockin’ the Hollywood Park Race Track in Inglewood, California on Friday night. Pepper’s drummer Yesod Williams mentioned to The Pier for the 2012 Most Anticipated Albums article that the guys will be in the studio preparing a new album this year. So breaking from the studio to hit up the stage leaves us with high hopes for new tunes at the show! But nothing says Pepper as well as classic hits like “Stormtrooper,” “Stone Love,” and “Ashes,” so get ready by reminiscing to old favorites!

San Diego is keeping the reggae-rock, irie feelin’ party going this weekend! With the So Cal Reggae Festival bringing the live music to fans at the Valley View Casino Center, formerly known as the Sports Arena, SD has a full lineup of our favorites! Tribal Seeds, Tomorrows Bad Seeds, Through The Roots, Fortunate Youth, and Irieside are all scheduled to play Saturday night. Let’s keep our fingers crossed for some kind of collaboration at the end of the night to a sweet jam!

After touring with The Aggrolites and a brief break, Mike Pinto Band is back on the road but joining them this time is Three Legged Fox. The kick off for the tour begins Sunday in St. Louis, Missouri with Unifiyah and Down State also jumping on stage at The Gramophone. The bands will be cruising through the Eastern United States for 20+ shows, so keep up with the Show Locator to see if they are playing that sweet reggae sound near you!

So reggae-rockers, check out the Show Locator for some sick shows and festivals going on around you! The Pier knows you had a rough week getting back into the groove of things after 4/20 so we just want to share all the love reggae-rock has to offer and nothing says we love you more than live music! Enjoy the shows!

Remember to come by here every Friday to see whats going on for the weekend. You may also view our built-in Show Locator, where you can search by artist & view all of their upcoming shows, w/options to purchase tickets for select shows!

Friday, April 27th

SOJA w/STS9, Emancipator
@ Mardi Gras World, New Orleans, LA

@ Hollywood Park Race Track, Inglewood, CA

The Green w/J Boog, Fiji, Rebel Souljahz, K’Nova, Summer
@ University of Hawaii Manoa Andrews Amphitheatre, Honolulu, HI (Aloha Bash)

Ballyhoo! w/Mayday Parade, The Dean’s List, He is We
@ Commonwealth Ballroom, Blacksburg, VA (Virginia Tech Soundfest)

The Aggrolites w/Orgone
@ Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA

The Supervillains w/Knownothings
@ Jessie’s Lounge, Winter Haven, FL

Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad w/Slip Madigan
@ Tralf Music Hall, Buffalo, NY

The Holdup w/Vokab Kompany
@ SLO Brew, San Luis Obispo, CA

Natural Vibrations
@ Malibu Inn, Malibu, CA

Mike Pinto Band
@ Knickerbockers, Lincoln, NE

Three Legged Fox
@ Growlers, Roanoke, VA

Lionize w/Fair To Midland
@ Clicks Live, Tyler, TX

@ Hostile Grape, Henderson, NV

Dumpstaphunk w/Papa Grows Funk, Rebirth Brass Band
@ Howlin’ Wolf, New Orleans, LA

The Black Seeds
@ Printemps de Bourges, Bourges, France

@ Le Phoenix, Bourges, France

Tatanka w/Brother’s Past, Janover, Russ Liquid
@ Cervantes, Denver, CO

@ Riverside Cafe, Vero Beach, FL

Saturday, April 28th

SOJA w/Steel Pulse
@ La Zona Rosa, Austin, TX

Dirty Heads w/Incubus, Cage the Elephant, Neon Trees, AWOLNATION, Anberlin
@ The Pavilion, Albuquerque, NM (EdgeFest)

Tribal Seeds w/Tomorrows Bad Seeds, Through The Roots, Fortunate Youth, Irieside
@ Valley View Casino Center, San Diego, CA (So Cal Reggae Festival)

Mat McHugh (of The Beautiful Girls)
@ Belford, Branxton, Australia (The Gum Ball Festival)

The Aggrolites
@ Harlow’s Night Club, Sacramento, CA

The Supervillains w/KayaVibe, D.P.
@ Frank’s Front Row, Daytona Beach, FL

Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad w/One Be Lo, The Big Takeover
@ State University of New York at New Paltz, New Paltz, NY (Rock Against Racism)

Natural Vibrations
@ Chapman University, Orange, CA

The Bastard Suns w/Tetrarch, Hermits of Suburbia
@ The Masquerade, Atlanta, GA

Lionize w/Fair To Midland
@ Schotzi’s, College Station, TX

@ College of Idaho, Caldwell, ID

HI Roots
@ San Diego State University Parking Lot, San Diego, CA (Green Festival)

@ University of Nevada Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV

@ Moe’s Alley, Santa Cruz, CA

Fiction 20 Down
@ Irish Eyes, Lewes, DE

The Black Seeds
@ Festival Andel’lr, Andel, France

@ Fesitval Insolent, Lorient, France

Sunday, April 29th

SOJA w/Steel Pulse
@ Downtown Houston, Houston, TX (Houston International Festival)

Dirty Heads w/Cage the Elephant, Neon Trees, AWOLNATION, Anberlin
@ Tucson’s Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium, Tucson, AZ (KMFA Day)

The Supervillains w/KayaVibe, Orpheus
@ Capt. Hiram’s Resort, Sebastian, FL

Natural Vibrations
@ Velvet Jones, Santa Barbara, CA

Can’t Hang
@ Federal Hill, Baltimore, MD

Mike Pinto Band w/Three Legged Fox, Unifiyah, Down State
@ The Gramophone, St. Louis, MO

@ Campestre Private Beach Club, Los Cabos, Mexico

Lionize w/Left Holding the Gun
@ Rogue, Fayetteville, AR

John Brown’s Body w/The Sim Redmond Band
@ Castaways, Ithaca, NY

The Black Seeds
@ Les Cuizines, Chelles, France

Josh Fischel
@ Dublin Pub, Beaverton, OR

If your a group that would like to be included in our Friday Show Locator, submit your shows in a direct email to before Wednesday of each week to make our weekly Friday publish!

Show Locator & Article By: Alyssa Torres

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