Playlist Essentials: The Upsetters “Super Ape”

The Upsetters’ “Super Ape” album, produced by legendary Jamaican musician and producer Lee “Scratch” Perry, is a landmark of reggae music. Playlist Essentials: The Upsetters “Super Ape” Released in 1976, the album was an instant classic, showcasing Perry’s innovative and experimental approach to production. Perry’s influence on reggae culture cannot be overstated. Born in Jamaica […]

Roots of Creation join Rebel Hippies Show

Billboard and radio chart topping, award-winning, international reggae-rock sensation Roots of Creation, join the Rebel Hippies Show to talk music, influence and upcoming Grateful Dub tour   Roots of Creation join Rebel Hippies Show The Rebel Hippies Podcast is back with another weekly chat about the music we all know and love. This week the fellas […]

Dale and the ZDubs featuring Hirie

Washington DC’s Dale and the ZDubs release new single “Her Melody” featuring Hirie Dale and the ZDubs featuring Hirie   Inspiration behind the song: Dale was incarcerated from 2017-2020 for a non-violent drug crime, during this time he decided it was time to write something that didn’t have to do with prison. It was time […]

Pre Show Rituals with Arise Roots Little Stranger and more

ThePier caught up with some of Reggae Rock communities favorite artist to find out if they have any routines or rituals before hitting the stage.. Pre Show Rituals with Arise Roots Little Stranger and more. Many artist have their own routine prior to walking on stage for a big performance. Some of pre-show rituals can […]

Playlist Essentials: Bob Marley “Exodus”

Bob Marley’s Exodus is widely considered one of the most influential albums in reggae music history. Released on June 3, 1977. Playlist Essentials: Bob Marley Exodus Exodus was recorded at various studios in Jamaica and in London, England. It marked a significant turning point in Marley’s career, both artistically and politically. Exodus represented Marley’s transition […]

Derek Sanders “THE HEAVY BOX” review

MAYDAY PARADE’S DEREK SANDERS RELEASES “THE HEAVY BOX” VIA RISE RECORDS True to the core, Derek Sanders has created an original sound all his own. “The Heavy Box” one of the most beautiful collections of tracks that must be experienced by all. The vibe is reminiscent of Dashboard Confessional but staying true to his own […]

Mayday Parade Frontman Derek Sanders Releases Solo EP “The Heavy Box”

The Heavy Box, the new EP from Derek Sanders is out now via Rise Records.  Derek Sanders “The Heavy Box” The five-track EP is the adored Mayday Parade frontman’s second solo release following My Rock and Roll Heart (2020), which was comprised of five stripped-back covers. The Heavy Box features five original tracks penned by […]

J.Lately and Lot 49 Team Up for “Shouldn’t Do”

Bay Area emcee J.Lately teams up with fellow Bay Area Pop-Reggae outfit Lot 49 for this feel good Alt Hip-Hop / Pop-Reggae track. J Lately and Lot 49 team Up for “Shouldn’t Do” Over funky and upbeat bass driven production provided by West Coast Trey with bass guitar by Justin Kastner, the two artists drop […]