Backstage: A Matisyahu Story…

The Pier was invited back stage last Saturday night on December 17th to interview Matisyahu’s band Dub Trio at The Ogden Theatre in Denver, CO. What took place backstage includes a great recap with updated photos of Matisyahu’s new look along with

Giant Panda to Release “Country”

Interesting news from Panda country: the psychedelic roots quintet known as Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, is planning to release a new studio album, Country, on January 31, 2012. But instead of the jammy roots-rock fans have grown to expect, the band has stated that this will be a

Video: SOJA – Strength To Survive

Nominated for The Pier’s Artist of the Year, here is SOJA’s official “Claymation” Music Video for their new song “Strength To Survive” from their forthcoming album Strength To Survive set to release on January 31st, 2012. Enjoy!

Mishka Announces Feb Tour!

Mishka, the face of surf-clothing giant O’Neill’s new eco-friendly apparel line ECO’Neill, is set to tour this February with a full band, in support of the current jk livin release of his latest album, Talk About.

The Black Seeds FREE Holiday Sampler!

New Zealand’s The Black Seeds are offering a free 8-track sampler for your holiday pleasure! Their new album is almost ready, so they’ve gone into the back catalog and put together a special collection of tracks from earlier releases.

Sizzla Releases New Single!

Conscious reggae star Sizzla will be targeting youth education in Jamaica with his latest single, “Learn To Read.” A pointed diatribe on the importance of education, Sizzla implores Jamaican youth to utilize skills such as reading and writing to overcome ignorance.

Updated Album Reviews

Tommy Dubs and TUGG have new music out in time for the holidays. Tugg is giving us a treat of 5 songs while Tommy Dubs dished out an entire album, with another one on the way next week. Lets check the reviews & star ratings…

Review: TUGG – Home Brew EP

TUGG - Home Brew EP Track Listing: 1.) Moonlight 2.) Johnny Exile 3.) Island Dreaming 4.) So Good 5.) Babylon Bred The Pier Album Rating: Release Date: December 17th, 2011 Record Label: Last Call Records Official Website: TUGG Website Group Background: As one of the Midwest’s finest staples to the reggae-rock community, T.U.G.G. is notorious [...]