The Pier: Catching Up with New Kingston

The three brothers from Brooklyn, NY have been touring non-stop following the release of their third album, Kingston City. We caught up with proud father and New Kingston bass player Courtney “Faddah P” Panton, Sr. in Portland, Oregon on the last leg of the America’s Most Wanted Tour with Common Kings for his first interview.

Queens of the Islands Tour

This summer, starting in June, two of reggae’s modern women artists with Etana and Anuhea will come together for their Queens of the Islands tour. With a scene dominated by all male bands and artists, it’s refreshing to see Anuhea of Hawaii and Etana of Jamaica embark on a island influenced journey.

Video: Morgan Heritage – “Perform And Done”

“Perform And Done” is the leading single off Morgan Hertiage’s new album Strictly Roots that drops on April 20th, 2015. The video was filmed on location at the weekly Mojito Mondays event in Kingston, Jamaica. It was directed by William Richards who managed to capture the essence of the song with a storyline reminiscent of […]

MP3 Leak of the Week: John Brown’s Body

Courtesy of Easy Star Records, John Brown’s Body will release Kings and Queens In Dub, an all dub version of their 2013 release of Kings and Queens, on April 7th, 2015. This week only, we’re giving away “Worldwide Dub” from the new album mixed by Dubfader…

Jurassic 5’s Record Store Day Release

If you’re a true music fan than you know that Record Store Day is a time where you get out of the house and head down to the Record Store and buy something tangible. Hip-Hop collective, Jurassic 5 will contribute to Record Store Day with a re-release of their album Quality Control on 4 LPs […]

March 2015 Album Releases

It’s officially spring, a time when the weather warms and the flowers bloom. Some people may start hitting the beach or spend more time outside. Some may even do a little spring-cleaning. But if you’re like us, no matter what activity you choose to do in this beautiful season, you’ll need a lot of great […]

Gov’t Mule’s ‘Dub Side of the Mule’

Guitar God, Warren Haynes inspires many with his ability to perform polished jams from any brand of Rock n’Roll, and an incomparable roster of legends he has collaborated alongside. Now his band Gov’t Mule has announced two new releases scheduled for April, including Dub Side Of The Mule, an archived set featuring Toots Hibbert!

Live: Bad Religion (3-23-15)

Date: Monday, March 23rd, 2015 Line Up: Bad Religion, OFF!, Rendered Useless Location: Roseland Theater. Portland, OR Bad Religion Live @ Roseland Theater. Portland, OR For those of you who are asking why a reggae/rock magazine is covering Bad Religion, please no more talking, class is in session... For the first time ever, The Pier [...]