Playlist Essentials: Funky Kingston

Playlist Essentials is a new weekly breakdown of some of  The Pier staffs must have records. Playlist Essentials: Funky Kingston Toots and the Maytals’ album “Funky Kingston” is widely regarded as one of the most influential reggae albums of all time. Released in 1973, the album marked a significant moment in the development of reggae […]


SIZZLA‘s Classic  ‘PRAISE YE JAH’ turns 25 years old with a release of Mini Doc and Mixtape. SIZZLA ‘PRAISE YE JAH’ turns 25 Live from Judgment Yard in Kingston, Jamaica… Sizzla Kalonji links up with Kareem ‘Remus’ Burrell and the XTM.Nation family to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the landmark album Praise Ye Jah. Check […]

SOJA returns to Wolftrap

SOJA returns to Wolftrap

SOJA announces performance at The Wolftrap with special guest Proteje, Jesse Royal  and J Boog! SOJA returns to Wolftrap The Grammy winning and always fan favorite SOJA took to social media to announce their return to the DC area. “We are very excited to announce that after 4 years we will be returning home to […]

Reggae Rise Up Florida Recap

 Reggae music and high vibrations took over St. Petersburg, Florida for the 2023 Reggae Rise Up Festival at Vinoy Park. Reggae Rise Up Florida Recap “Sun is shining ,weather is sweet, make you wanna move your dancing feet”. There is something magical about Reggae music being played with a view of the ocean as the […]

Fortunate Youth joins Rebel Hippies EP 17

Fortunate Youth joins Rebel Hippies Show to talk about tour, new music and good eats. Fortunate Youth joins Rebel Hippies EP 17 The Rebel Hippies Podcast is back with another weekly chat about the music we all know and love. This week the fellas have a special guest. Fortunate Youth joins the show to talk […]

The Kaleidoscope Kid Drops New Video For “Hollywood Funeral”

The Kaleidoscope Kid Announces New Album & Drops Video

Phoenix singer/songwriter, The Kaleidoscope Kid has dropped his new video for “Hollywood Funeral”.   The song takes you through a roller-coaster of emotions from melancholy to anger over a somber acoustic melody as The Kaleidoscope Kid laments on the pitfalls of fame and fortune. “The song ‘Hollywood Funeral’ is your classic Hollywood love story. I was […]

Jakob Nowell Launches New Band ‘Jakobs Castle’ With New Singles

Jakob Nowell, the son of Sublime frontman Bradley Nowell, has announced his new band Jakobs Castle. Jakobs Castle their first singles “Close Enough” and “Motel Radio” online today. The sound and aesthetic of the band aims to fuse the 90’s insouciance of Southern California’s past juxtaposed against modern underground internet culture.   Jakobs Castle is beach meets internet, […]

Slightly Stoopid and Sublime With Rome Announce Summertime 2023 Tour

Slightly Stoopid and Sublime With Rome announced their Summertime 2023 tour with special guests Atmosphere and The Movement. “We couldn’t be more excited for the Summertime 2023 tour,” says Miles Doughty. “We haven’t toured with Sublime since the early years of Stoopid and we are really excited to be back with our brothers on what […]