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Buffett performs in Tampa FL and Raleigh NC

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Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band continued their “Songs From St. Somewhere” tour on Saturday night at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa, FL. The set list from the show is now available.

The tour continued on Tuesday night at the Walnut Creek Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC. The set list was similar to the Saturday show, except the song “Coast Of Carolina” was added (last performed June 7th, 2012 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Charlotte, NC).

The tour continues on Thursday with a show at the PNC Music Pavilion in Charlotte, NC

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Buffett performs in Tampa FL and Raleigh NC

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Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band continued their “Songs From St. Somewhere” tour on Saturday night at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa, FL. The set list from the show is now available.

The tour continued on Tuesday night at the Walnut Creek Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC. The set list was similar to the Saturday show, except the song “Coast Of Carolina” was added (last performed June 7th, 2012 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Charlotte, NC).

The tour continues on Thursday with a show at the PNC Music Pavilion in Charlotte, NC

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Article source: http://www.buffettnews.com/2014/04/23/14003/

Gulf Coast Cowboy April 23

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Welcome back to the Gulf Coast Cowboy! This weeks episode is all about the wordplay that these songwriters are so good at. Some of these almost sound vulgar, but upon closer inspection, they’re harmless. Hopefully, they’ll put a big smile on your face while you’re listening! Tune in this Wednesday at 7pm to take a trip to the beach and enjoy an adult beverage.

Track Listing

1. Ship Happens!! – A1A
2. Gettin’ Old Ain’t For Sissies – Bill Mitchell
3. My Fake Life – Bob Karwin
4. Something to Beach About – Dennis Davis
5. Shoveling Sunshine – Coconut Radio
6. Ain’t Singing No Blues – Mark Mulligan
7. I Lobster But I Never Flounder – John Reno & The Half-Fast Creekers
8. Flip Flop Therapy – Kelly Brown
9. Men Fake It Too – Brent Burns
10. Jose Can You See – Latitude
11. Some White People (Can Dance) – Cedar Island Band
12. Coulda Woulda Shoulda – Geezy Joe and The Cheap and Easy Band
13. Headin’ South – Jack Mosely
14. Laid Back and Key Wasted – Jim Morris

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Michael Franti’s Soulshine – Music. Yoga. Tour

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This summer, Michael Franti and Spearhead will launch the fist ever music and yoga tour, Soulshine. Stopping in 35 cities, the tour will bridge daytime and nighttime activities, with yoga and live music from 4 bands 2 DJ’s, guaranteeing one spirited dance party!

For the highly anticipated Soulshine tour Michael Franti Spearhead, with SOJA, Brett Dennen and Trevor Hall, will come together for an experience that embraces their passion and love of music, dance, yoga and sustainability. Affordable, Soulshine will be offering activities to keep people of all ages entertained throughout the day and night.

The Soulshine tour kicks off on June 19th in Southern California and will make its way across North America, ending in Nashville, TN at the Woods at Fontanel on August 2nd. Each afternoon on the Soulshine tour will begin with a mass yoga and acoustic music jam with Michael Franti Friends, led by some of today’s most inspiring teachers from across North America, including Canada’s Ryan Leier, an ambassador of yoga to communities around the world. The yoga session is designed for people of all experience levels, ages, shapes and sizes and will feature artists participating side by side with fans.

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Michael Franti has been practicing yoga for over 12 years, having appeared in numerous publications such as Yoga Journal, Origin, Mantra and Yoga magazines. The tour will be incorporating yoga studio networks across the nation and inviting the founders, teachers and students of the studios to the shows to support the tour, share the lifestyle and have fun. The afternoon Yoga and acoustic music jam will ease into the evening for a full concert. The show itself will feature unforgettable moments from four of today’s most passionate, authentic and incredible live acts.

Michael Franti Spearhead have earned a reputation as one of the most electrically charged live acts in the business. Michael Franti has sold over 2.5 million singles of his hit song “Say Hey (I Love You)” and has charted his albums in Billboard’s Top 40. Franti Spearhead released the acclaimed album All People last year and have been touring ever since. Franti is not only recognized as a pioneering force in music, but as a dedicated vehicle for social activism.

Following non-stop touring, headlining and selling out large theaters in more than 20 countries around the world, later this year, SOJA will be releasing their fifth studio album featuring the single “I Believe” co-written by and featuring Michael Franti. Over the course of the past few years, the band has sold more than 200,000 albums, including their last release, 2012’s critically acclaimed album, Strength To Survive, which made an impassioned call for unity and change with universally relatable songs about faith, hope and love.

Northern California’s Brett Dennen’s 2013 album, Smoke and Mirrors, may be the folk-pop singer- songwriter’s strongest effort yet. Dennen’s fifth album shifts gracefully from lilting, breezy pop to heartfelt balladry. Dennen was named by Rolling Stone magazine as an “Artist to Watch” and, in 2008, Entertainment Weekly called him one of its eight “Guys on the Rise.”

Trevor Hall quickly broke through the music scene, with such early accomplishments in his career as having a song recorded on the Shrek the Third soundtrack, as well as joining a series of sold-out tours, supporting many legendary acts. Hall’s self-titled debut album debuted on Billboard’s Heatseeker chart at #7 in 2009, he was named one of the Top 20 New Artists by Music Connection magazine, in 2010 MTV named him one of the twenty emerging artists for 2010. His most recent album, Everything, Everytime, Everywhere, reached 80th on the Billboard 200 chart. Be sure to keep an eye on Hall as his new album is due out this year.

Tickets are now on sale! Don’t miss the initial Soulshine Tour Music and Yoga Tour!

For more about these artists, their music and detail on their tour dates check out the information below:

Michael Franti Links:
Michael Franti Website
Michael Franti Facebook
Michael Franti Twitter

SOJA Links:
Exclusive SOJA Blog
SOJA Website
SOJA Facebook
SOJA Twitter

Brett Dennen Links:
Brett Dennen Website
Brett Dennen Facebook
Brett Dennen Twitter

Trevor Hall Links:
Trevor Hall Website
Trevor Hall Facebook
Trevor Hall Twitter

Article By: Aaron Solomon

WATCH: Michael Franti – Soulshine Tour Announcement Video

WATCH: Michael Franti Spearhead’s Offical Video for “I’m Alive (Life Sounds Like)” off All People.

WATCH: SOJA’s offical Video for “Everything Changes” ft. Falcão of O Rappa.

WATCH: The Offical Music Video for Trevor Hall’s “Brand New Day.”

WATCH: Brett Dennen Offical Video for “When We Were Young” off Smoke and Mirrors.

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Wet and cold weekend in Destin

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So much for a nice weekend. I thought I had moved back to the frozen north. Thursday started the downturn. When I left work it was overcast and windy. A wreak at the bottom of Brooks Bridge made traffic a mess in Fort Walton Beach. I made my way on the back roads over to Props Brew Pub to ride it out. Props is right at Brooks Bridge so I could see when the traffic was moving again. I had a couple of their original brewed IPA beer. It was very good. It is something I will have again.

As I headed home with the wreak cleared up, a mist was starting to fall. Reports were for heavy rain all night but stopping about noon on Friday. I hoped so as we had our “Embrace the Chaos! Trop Rock Music Series at the Cantina” show Friday night. They were right about the rain starting. It was on and off hard rain all night and morning. I was checking the radar in the morning but it was not moving out fast. I left work about 1 pm and it was still pouring but a break was coming. The break didn’t come till after 3 pm. We had to cancel the show for the night as a cold wind came in behind the rain.

Without a Trop Rock party Friday night, I decided to go to the harbor to watch the Tampa hockey game. Sunshine Cindy was getting food ready for Easter and didn’t join us. Wayne joined me at Harry T’s. A good crowd of tourist came and went. Barry and Sami came in and sat next to us. They had just got off work and they were relaxing too. Chris was behind the bar. He did a great job keeping everyone in drinks. Unfortunately the game did not go Tampa’s way. Actually they stunk. A shutout. At least the beer was cold! LOL

Saturday was spent around the house. The weather was windy and cool. We had a guy come out to pressure wash the house and driveway. Rust stains from the sprinkler was bad and it was time to get it cleaned up. He did a fantastic job. It looks good as new. We had some Alabama Parrot Head friends in town that we met Saturday night. We met them at Sago Sports bar. Leigh and Keith are good friends that we have partied with for years. It was a fun evening catching up with them.

Easter Sunday was spent at home with Sunshine Cindy’s parents and daughter. The temps never got above 60 degrees with a strong breeze. Ugh! We cooked a ham that that turned out excellent. Of course we had a ton of other food. All of it was very good. We broke out the Margaritaville Margarita machine for some homemade drinks. Needless to say they were great! After everyone left we cleaned up and then vegged out watching some TV.

Keith is in the banking business. He confirmed to me Lucy Buffett is going to build a new place in Destin on the bay side just like I had heard. No time line yet on when construction will start or if it will be another Lulu’s. He also heard a brew pub was in the planning stages for the harbor. It sounds like this will be a big undertaking if it happens. He thinks it will. Destin continues to grow in leaps and bounds.

Have a great week. See ya Thursday!

Article source: http://destinsteve.blogspot.com/2014/04/wet-and-cold-weekend-in-destin.html

2nd Annual Carolina Sessions

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Back in December, the California Roots Crew officially announced the initial date and details for the 2nd annual Carolina Sessions Festival. This is not to be confused with the 5th annual California Roots Festival taking place in May. With the Carolina Sessions set for September 2014, no musical acts have been revealed, however festival organizers are asking fans to “have a little faith” as the initial round of tickets have just been released.Carolina Session have a little faith ticket

California Roots has become a household name for Reggae-Rock lovers on the west coast and beyond over the last 4 years. The festival has seen incredible growth since the beginning. In 2013 the festival featured with headliners Slightly Stoopid, Rebelution and Matisyahu and was the first year that it sold out in ADVANCE! 2013 also delivered California Roots’ first ever east coast event, the Carolina Sessions.

Following the successes of last year, for 2014′s Carolina Sessions Festival, once again Reggae-Rock will ring out over the banks of the Cape Fear River, as major headliners play alongside the USS North Carolina at Battleship Park. Now promising 2 full days of excellent music the weekend of September 13th and 14th, festival organizers have just made the first round of tickets available.

Though the artist announcement for the festival has not been made, the initial Have A Little Faith tickets went on sale Sunday, April 20th. These tickets offer the lowest possible price on a 2-day pass to the festival for fans that have faith that Cali Roots festival organizers will deliver the goods. Tickets are going fast, and VIP ‘have a little faith’ tickets are already sold out.

The first artist announcement will be made soon with a limited amount of Early Bird tickets on sale May 5th 2014 at 10AM EST.

For more information regarding California Roots and the 2nd annual Carolina Sessions festival follow the links below.

California Roots Links:
California Roots Website
California Roots Facebook
Facebook Event Page

Article By: Aaron Solomon

WATCH: California Roots: Carolina Sessions Short Recap.

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Live: The Green, Stick Figure, Hirie (4/17/14)

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Date: Thursday, April 17th, 2014
Line Up: The Green Stick Figure
Venue: House of Blues. Anaheim, CA

It was a Thursday night in Southern California. The air was cool and crisp and just as the crowds from Disneyland were beginning to pour out, there was a different crowd flooding into the grounds nearby the amusement park.

The establishment this crowd was heading towards was the House of Blues Anaheim, a venue located in the heart of Downtown Disney. I knew I didn’t want to miss a second of the show with such a diversely talented lineup! After “patiently” waiting for a parking spot to open up, I rushed through a sea of people, old and young, TheGreenStickFigureAnaheimtowards the venue. Finally, the moment I had been looking forward to all week was finally here, night 2 of The Green, Stick Figure and Hirie at the House Of Blues in Anaheim!!

8:30pm – HIRIE
Starting things out was the upcoming female-led reggae band, Hirie. The band, who has only been together for just over a year, has found a way to infuse reggae, pop, island, acoustic, and a little dub into one sound that has people catching on quick. The set started off with an instrumental intro to get the crowd moving only while building up anticipation for Trish (Hirie) to hit the stage. As she walks out, the intro transitions into an a capella with the opening lines of the popular track, “Wiseman.” A strong horn line and guitar riff follows up the quick vocal solo just as the rhythm joins in and the crowd begins to liven up.

For the 4th song in the set, the band covered Tanya Stephens’ “It’s A Pity,” showcasing Hirie’s vocal talent backed by the band’s strong horn section. Next up, the band’s saxophonist, Chris Hampton, brought out the melodica for their newest song, “Dear Mr. Babylon.” The crowd went wild, as most of those in attendance hadn’t heard the unreleased song before. As was the case for 90% of the set, the entire band was jumping up and down as Hirie skanked across the stage. After a couple more songs, including a rendition of Rihanna’s chorus from the radio hit, “Where Have You Been,” the band ended the 30 minute set with Hirie performing their breakout single, “Sensi Boy.” Before leaving the stage, Hirie made sure to shout out all her fellow Hawaiians in the house that were in attendance for the evening.

9:30pm – Stick Figure
Next up were the heavy dub-influenced sounds of Stick Figure. With this came a complete change of tempo from Hirie’s previous set. The band opened up with their signature dub instrumental leading into a crowd favorite in the song “Breathe.” As you looked around, you could see the crowd singing along to the chorus. Since all of Stick Figure’s music is created and produced by frontman, Scott Woodruff, adding the talents of Kevin Offitzer on the drums, Kevin Bong’s high energy on the keys and Tommy Sulliman swaying on the bass, really contributes some great elements to the live show experience. However, for the first time, Cocoa the tour dog wasn’t seen roaming around on stage!
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As usual, the lights were very dim throughout Stick Figure’s set, setting the right mood for the band’s musical style. There were lots of dub breakdowns featuring the sounds of synthesizers along with heavy bass-lines found in-between songs as well. Instead of skanking on stage like Hirie did, the front line for Stick Figure had more of a back and forth sway from side to side.

Other crowd favorites included “Burial Ground” and songs from 2009’s Smoke Stack album, including “Vibes Alive,” “Hawaii Song,” “Thick Thin” and more. The set was wrapped up with yet another instrumental dub jam that led up to Scott’s newest creation, an unreleased track titled, “Smokin Love.” Up to this point, the sounds throughout the night had been on point and the venue was reaching its peak as the bottom floor was packed. It was clear that the crowd could “Hear The Green coming.”

10:15pm – The Green
As the DJ shut down the volume, the crowd grew louder and louder in anticipation for Hawaii’s The Green to hit the stage. As the curtains were pulled open, you could tell the whole place was ready for the main event. Out came The Green with an old time favorite, “Jah Love.” Caleb, Ikaika, JP, Zion, Brad and Jordan followed up with the popular “Gotta Be” from their 2011 release, Ways and Means. To give the fans a taste of their newer music, they performed the crowd favorite, “Good Vibe Killah.” Next was an a capella start to “What Will Be Will Be” that eventually transitioned into another song from their self-titled album with “Love I.”
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From all corners of the venue, you could hear women screaming at the top of their lungs and the men in the crowd yelling out the classic Hawaiian expression for excitement, “Chee Huuuu!!” The Hawaiian natives put together an amazing set list consisting of their most cherished and well-known songs from all of their albums. Songs from their first 2 albums were mixed in effortlessly with tracks from their latest album, 2013’s Hawai’i 13. “Rootsie Roots,” “Never” and “Something About It” were all played in a row, showcasing The Green’s full Hawaiian roots style. After several more hits, the band finished up strong with “Love Affection.” Zion’s guitar solo was mesmerizing as the flashing lights had the crowd pumped full of energy.

As the band thanked those in attendance for their continued support and walked off stage, the crowd was so loud that you couldn’t hear yourself talk. Eager for an encore, chants of “Hana Hou” quickly commenced and The Green came out for three more songs. First was “Power In The Words.” During this song, the crowd began clapping their hands to the beat as Zion emphatically expressed how the song was all about unity. The Hawaiian’s backed up their claim for unity as the long time band had their harmonies in full effect throughout the entire set. The show eventually ended with the crowd singing along to “Good Time,” summing up the theme for the night.

What made this event really special is that it showcased three completely different styles of reggae music from all bands involved. The atmosphere was great and full of positive vibes throughout the entire night. The energy was high and you could tell everyone was having a great time during all three sets.
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After the live music was over, the fun continued as everyone migrated to the merch booths. There, the concertgoers got their merch signed and also had the opportunity to take pictures with their favorite musicians as they wanted to show love right back to their supporters. Also in attendance were members of Pacific Dub, Chiquis of The Expanders/Arise Roots, Corey Groove of Through The Roots, Yesod of Pepper, and MMA Jason “Mayhem” Miller. The fan interaction at the shows is something that truly makes this scene awesome and I am truly blessed to be witness, as this movement is only getting bigger!

Although neither of the bands were touring together, they linked up for these 3 shows on the west coast that left fans craving for more. This being their last show of their 3-night run, the bands split ways the next morning, all going in opposite directions. Hirie headed south for a show in San Diego while Stick Figure went north towards Fresno. Meanwhile, The Green boarded a plane back to Hawaii for three sold-out shows with Bruno Mars!

The Green Set List: (Un-Official)
Jah Love
Gotta Be
Come In
Ways and Means
Good Vibe Killah
What Will Be Will Be
Love I
Rootsie Roots
Never
Something About It
I’m Yours
Love Machine
Love Is Strong
Love Affection
Encore:
Power In The Words
Alive
Good One

Related Links:
The Green Website
Stick Figure Website

Article by: David Garcia
Photos by: Edgar Gaytan

More Photos From The Night…
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National Record Store Day: 4/19/14

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Seven years ago independent record stores came together forming a campaign that since 2008 has created a buzz of awareness to inform the media, an more importantly the music loving public that brick-n-mortar record stores were not ready to fade away to the digital age. On Saturday April 19th, National Record Store Day is celebrating once again, inviting music lovers out for in-store performances exclusive releases.Record Store Day 2014

A day for the people who surround the world of the record store, the staff, the customer and the artists—to come together and celebrate the unique culture of a record store and the special role these independently-owned stores play in their communities and the music industry. Special vinyls, CDs and various promotional products are made exclusively to be released that day by hundreds of artists in the United States and in various countries across the globe. For a full list of Record Store Day Releases head to RecordStoreDay.com

Every year the event produces a ton of limited releases from so many beloved artists in every genre, including a few excellent tracks from the best in Reggae-Rock. Last year, Reggae label, VP Records unleashed four vinyl selections for the unofficial holiday, including Barrington Levy classics from 1979-1984 entitled “Sweet Reggae Music”, two reissues of rare dub sessions including Winston Edwards“Natty Locks Dub” and King Tubby Lee Scratch Perry’s “King Tubby Meets The Upsetter At the Grass Roots of Dub” and a picture disc single for Little John’s “Clarks Booty” (dye cut in the shape of a Clarks desert boot).

[Related: National Record Store Day: 4/21/2013]

The year before delivered exclusive vinyl releases from 311, Slightly Stoopid, The Expendables, The Green, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry and Peter Tosh

[Related: National Record Store Day: 4/21/2012]

This year be sure to head down to the record store to pick up specialty releases from Gregory Isaacs, Johnny Osbourne, Fishbone, Lionize and 311!

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Following a severn year hiatus, Manchester’s reggae and dub record label, Blood And Fire Records, with VP Records will be releasing a limited edition 12″ Vinyl for Record Store Day. The pressing features Gregory Isaacs’s 1977 roots classic “Mr. Know It All.” Recorded at the legendary Channel One Studio and expertly produced by Ossie Hibbert the track captures The Revolutionaries at their creative peak. On the b-side, the devastating Sly Dunbar propelled “War Of The Stars” dub.

Greensleeves RSD

Recorded at Channel One and mixed at King Tubby’s for the first time Greensleeves and Greensleeves Dub Master labels issues a 12″ of Johnny Osbourne “Give A Little Love.” This limited Record Store Day pressing is available on collectable red, green or gold colored vinyl. The release is completes with two previously unreleased dubs showcasing Roots Radics in full effect with Scientist at the controls.

fishbone RSD

On April 19th, the still red hot LA group, Fishbone will release a reissue of their classic first album. Available for the first time on LP in nearly 30 years the 12″ record Contains their hit singles “UGLY,” “Party at Ground Zero” and “Lyin Ass Bitch.” On April, 22nd Fishbone will also release a brand new 5-song EP titled Intrinsically Intertwined.

Lionize Clutch RSD

April 19th marks a momentous event for Lionize as it will be the group’s first time participating in the global event, not only representing Weathermaker Music, but also sharing a Split 7″ with Clutch. The A-side features a brand new Clutch tune recorded with J.Robbins , while the B-side features a unreleased lionize song produced by Machine and Jean-Paul Gaster, producers of Lionize’s lasted release, the scortching Jetpack Soundtrack. Go out and pick up a copy, only 3,000 are available world wide.

311 RSD311 RSD Evolver

Following the recent release of their 11th studio record, Sterolithic, as a Record Store Day first release, 311 will drop their self-titled 311 album as well as Evolver on vinyl. The self-titled album or “The Blue Album” includes 311 favorites “Down,” “All Mixed Up” and “Don’t Stay Home,” while Evolver, 311 7th studio album features the hit Both vinyl are individually numbered 2-LP sets on 180-gram vinyl. These are a must for any 311 fanatic!

Everyone at The Pier are all fans of music, be it Reggae or any other genre and we strongly encourage you to show support for your local record store. Each Record Store across the globe will have its own incentives, deals exclusives. If you’re not sure if there’s a record store near you or what deals they’re offering, for a list of participating stores check out recordstoreday.com. Please notice that not all record stores will carry all releases that drop on Record Store Day. Be sure to check with the local store to see what releases they will have in stock.

Let us know in the comments below which Record Store near you, that you will be supporting. Or let us know on The Pier’s Facebook or Twitter

Article By: Aaron Solomon

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Summer Meltdown Festival 2014

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Throughout recent years, it seems as though more and more festivals are being created all across the nation to give music lovers a chance to see some of their favorite bands, especially in California. However, for the past 10 years, there is one festival that has set itself apart from the rest…

On Saturday, April 26th, the 11th annual Summer Meltdown Festival is set to take place at the City of Santa Clarita Skatepark and field in Santa Clarita, California. This yearly all-age Autism Awareness Art and Music Festival is presented by Yes I Can (YIC), a program which connects students who have a variety of spectrum disorders, mainly Autism and Asperger’s syndrome, with peer mentors “while teaching them social and life skills which embrace acceptance.”

According to the event’s co-founder, Bret Lieberman, the mission of the Summer Meltdown is to bridge the gap between socially isolated students on the autism spectrum and their neurotypical peers. When The Pier asked Bret what inspired him to put together this festival 11 years ago, he explained, “The YES I CAN social inclusion program for students on the autism spectrum and their neurotypical peer mentors culminates with an end of the year celebration. One year, the students were tired of pizza parties and wanted to try to plan something for not only them, but their school and community. They suggested a concert since music is an age-appropriate universal language. And the meltdown was born.”

The Summer Meltdown includes many talented artists who will be painting and drawing alongside live music from some of today’s biggest names in the reggae scene. The event will feature two main stages on the field, one stage in the skatepark and a tent for the DJs.

The cost is only $20 for presale tickets and $25 the day of, for a full day of music and art from over 40 bands and artists. Doors for this family-friendly event open at 11am and the live music will run from noon to 8pm.

The festival will feature special acoustic performances by Matisyahu and The Dirty Heads with additional music provided by Stick Figure, Seedless, Krooked Treez, Arise Roots and many more! In addition, David Ornelas of Stranger will be performing a set with the band, as well as showcasing his artistic talents throughout the day with other established live artists such as Al Scholl, Jimmy Ovadia, Kirk “Paintmouth” O’Hara and others. Sponsors include the World Famous KROQ, DC Shoe Company and Skate team, Moore Media, Olley Skate and more!

Bret adds, “Our goal is our motto: Unity through Music and Education. Now it’s become Unity Through music, art, and education. We want to bridge the gap between socially isolated students on the autism spectrum and their neurotypical peers. We expect this to be our biggest year yet!”

Make sure to check below for the full lineup of bands and live artists as well as a link to the Summer Meltdown’s website for more information regarding the event and the Yes I Can program for autism!

You can purchase tickets to the 11th Annual Summer Meltdown HERE!

Summer Meltdown Full Lineup:
Matisyahu * The Dirty Heads * Stick Figure * Seedless * Cisco Adler * Badfish *
Krooked Treez * Hirie * The Expanders * Arise Roots * Ease Up * Katastro * Thrive *
Stranger * Iya Terra * Papafish * Mystic Roots * Jet West * Wheeland Bros *
Natural Incense * Piracy Conspiracy * Rian Basilio and The Roosters * Reeform *
Wakane * Forrest Day * Rick Thorne * Top Shelf * Breaking Tempo * Ontronik *
New Beat Fund * Magni 5 * Chris Young

Live Art By:
Al Scholl * Jimmy Ovadia * Kirk O’Hara * David Stranger * Timoi * Enrique Gallegos *
Tara Nichole * Amber Jahn * Michael Richard Rosenblatt * Spar Art * Jordyn Anaya *
Elizabeth Randolph * Christian Alexander Soto * Anna Randolph * Gilbert Bernal *

Summer Meltdown 2014 Related Links:
Summer Meltdown Website
Summer Meltdown Facebook
Yes I Can Website
Yes I Can Facebook

Article By: David Garcia

Watch: Dirty Heads – “Cabin By The Sea” (Acoustic)

Watch: Matisyahu – “Sunshine” (Acoustic)

Watch: Iya Terra – “Love Is Crucial”

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The Pier 4/20 Show Locator

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Celebrating the holiday this weekend? What better way to spend it than at a reggae-rock show! We have a grip of shows that are featuring your favorite artists, who will be honoring a favorite counter-culture holiday! The Pier Weekend Show Locator is here with all your 420 celebratory live music!
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When you think of 420, what songs come to mind? How about Rebelution’s “Green to Black?” Yup, we knew it! Rebelution will be headlining the Higher Grounds Music Festival at the Pozo Saloon in Pozo, California Sunday. Starting at noon, Rebelution will be joined by Cypress Hill, Juicy J, Tribal Seeds, Nipsey Hussle, The Green, and Ty Dollar $ign. Pozo is about 45 minutes east of San Luis Obispo/Central Coast area, where reggae-rock is constantly thriving! With new music from Rebelution and potential collaborations honoring 420, Sunday at Pozo is going to be amazing!

On April 19th, The Pier will be partnering up with Cheba Hut to host a Tailgate Party for Slightly Stoopid during their show with Mack Miller at the Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, CO. Joining us for the Tailgate Party will be Yolo Rum, Stone Brew, Seedless Clothing, MyxedUp Creations, Controlled Substance Sound Labs and Silverback Music Management. We’ll be giving away FREE merchandise from everyone involved. Even if you dont have a ticket to the show, come out and tailgate with us! It’s FREE, all ages we’ll be getting down there about 11:00am. Just look for the Cheba Hut bus Slightly Stoopid’s Mystery Van!

For those on the East Coast looking for something to do this weekend, the Flow Life Spring Festival in Greenville, South Carolina is where you need to be! A loaded line up starring The Movement, Fear Nuttin Band, Sun-Dried Vibes, TreeHouse, and 22 more bands will be jammin’s out on Saturday and Sunday. The event will only be sold to fill a 300-person capacity, so it is going to be quite the up close and personal experience. The Independent Public Ale House will be starting sets at 2:15pm both days so get out early to catch it all!

Remember to come by here every single Friday to see what shows are going on for the entire weekend. You may also view our built-in Show Locator, where you can search by artist view all of their upcoming shows, with options to purchase tickets for select shows!
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Friday, April 18th

Rebelution w/Common Kings
@ Mercury Ballroom. Louisville, KY

The Expendables
@ The Moose. Lancaster, CA

Dirty Heads w/Frontier Ruckus
@ Adado River Front Park. Lansing, MI (Microbrew Music Festival)

Steel Pulse w/Conspirator, Galactic
@ Centennial Olympic Park. Atlanta, GA (SweetWater 420 Fest)

Collie Buddz
@ Cervantes. Denver, CO

Tribal Seeds w/New Kingston, Inna Vision, E.N Young
@ The Depot. Salt Lake City, UT

Fishbone
@ The Crown Plaza. Phoenix, AZ (The Arizona 420 Festival)

The Green w/Bruno Mars
@ Blaisdell Arena. Honolulu, HI

Stick Figure w/Thrive, ReLion, EBAD
@ Stummer’s. Fresno, CA

Easy Star All Stars w/Inner Circle, Bandulus
@ Sanger, TX (Austin Reggae Festival)

Passafire w/Lullwater
@ Freebird Live. Jacksonville Beach, FL

The Movement w/Fear Nuttin Band, Sun-Dried Vibes
@ Visulite Theatre. Charlotte, NC

Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad w/The Heavy Pets
@ Westcott Theater. Syracuse, NY

Natural Vibrations
@ Cultura Events Center. Tacoma, WA

Fortunate Youth
@ The Bottleneck. Lawrence, KS

Lionize w/Umphrey’s McGee
@ House of Blues. Dallas, TX

Dumpstaphunk
@ Emo’s. Austin, TX

The Expanders
@ DiPiazza’s. Long Beach, CA

Authority Zero w/Donald Spence (of Versus The World)
@ Slidebar. Fullerton, CA

Rootz Underground
@ The Flamingo Cantina. Austin, TX

Dub Trio
@ Ebullition. Bulle, Switzerland

Stranger
@ Jub Jub’s. Reno, NV

Jon Wayne and the Pain w/Mighty Shady, Fuzzy Logic
@ Wooly’s. Des Moines, IA

Badfish
@ Newport Music Hall. Columbus, OH

HIRIE w/The Wailing Souls
@ Belly Up Tavern. Solana Beach, CA

The Hip Abduction
@ Cafe Da Vinci. De Land, FL

Ziggy Marley
@ Komplex 45. Zurich, Switzerland

Alborosie
@ Le Cargo. Caen, France

Nahko and Medicine for the People w/Buddy Guy
@ Byron Bay, Australia (Byron Bay Bluesfest)

IrieFuse w/Cyril Neville
@ Boom Boom Boom. San Francisco, CA

Saturday, April 19th

Slightly Stoopid w/Mac Miller, Mariachi El Bronx
@ Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Morrison, CO

Rebelution
@ The Bijou Theatre Center. Knoxville, TN

The Expendables
@ House of Blues. San Diego, CA

Dirty Heads w/Fear Nuttin Band, Signal Fire
@ Greenfield Lake Amphitheater. Wilmington, NC

Sublime With Rome w/EOTO, Wesley Cook
@ Centennial Olympic Park. Atlanta, GA (SweetWater 420 Fest)

Collie Buddz w/Thrive
@ The Catalyst. Santa Cruz, CA

Tribal Seeds w/New Kingston, Inna Vision, E.N Young
@ Hard Rock Cafe. Las Vegas, NV

The Green w/Bruno Mars
@ Blaisdell Arena. Honolulu, HI

Easy Star All Stars w/John Brown’s Body
@ Brooklyn Bowl. Brooklyn, NY

Rootz Underground w/Ashes of Babylon, Judivan Roots
@ Sanger, TX (Austin Reggae Festival)

Passafire w/Lullwater
@ Jannus Live. St. Petersburg, FL

The Movement w/TreeHouse, Stereo Reform, Gary Dread
@ Independent Public Alehouse. Greenville, SC (Flow Life Spring Festival)

Josh Heinrichs w/SkillinJah, 77 Jefferson, Zack Mufasa Newton, One Drop Pulse
@ Outland Ballroom. Springfield, MO

Fortunate Youth w/The Knightbeats, True Press, Autonomous
@ Black Sheep. Colorado Springs, CO

Lionize w/Umphrey’s McGee
@ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater. Austin, TX

Dumpstaphunk w/Orb
@ Sculpture Park. Denver, CO (Daze on the Green 420 Celebration)

The Expanders w/The Stircrazies
@ The Crown Plaza. Phoenix, AZ (The Arizona 420 Festival)

Fiction 20 Down
@ Half Pints Pub. Bel Air, MD

Authority Zero w/Donald Spence (of Versus The World)
@ Velvet Jones. Santa Barbara, CA

Dub Trio
@ Kulturwerk 118. Sursee, Switzerland

Stranger w/Coral Thief, Simple Creation
@ Marilyn’s. Sacramento, CA

Krooked Treez w/Howard ‘til Midnight, The Irie, R.A.C.
@ Yucca Tap Room. Tempe, AZ

Indubious w/New Monsoon
@ San Francisco, CA (Earth Day SF)

Badfish
@ The Fillmore. Silver Springs, MO

Inner Circle
@ Vinyl Music Hall. Pensacola, FL

Ziggy Marley
@ Le Trianon. Paris, France

Alborosie
@ Theatre Foirail de Chemille. Chemille, France

Zion I
@ Civic Center Park. Denver, CO (420 Rally)

Aer w/Ground Up, DJ Smiles
@ Music Farm. Charleston, SC

Reeform w/HI Roots, Papafish
@ Typhoon Saloon. San Diego, CA

Sun-Dried Vibes
@ Clemson University Fraternity. Clemson, SC

Sunday, April 20th

Rebelution w/Cypress Hill, Juicy J, Tribal Seeds, Nipsey Hussle, Stick Figure, Ty Dolla Sign
@ Pozo Saloon. Pozo, CA (Higher Grounds Festival)

The Expendables w/MTHDS, Pep Love, B.o.B., Wyclef Jean
@ Civic Center Park. Denver, CO (420 Rally)

Dirty Heads w/G. Love Special Sauce, Dirty Dozen Brass Band
@ Centennial Olympic Park. Atlanta, GA (SweetWater 420 Fest)

Collie Buddz
@ The Independent. San Francisco, CA

Fishbone w/Arcade Fire, Beck, Little Dragon, Trombone Shorty
@ Empire Polo Grounds. Indio, CA (Coachella Valley Music Arts Festival)

The Movement
@ The Boathouse. Myrtle Beach, SC

Fear Nuttin Band w/Sun-Dried Vibes
@ Independent Public Alehouse. Greenville, SC (Flow Life Spring Festival)

Natural Vibrations w/Tribal Order, The Hooky’s
@ Nectar Lounge. Seattle, WA

Fortunate Youth w/True Press, Na’an Stop, Highline
@ Marquis Theatre. Denver, CO

John Brown’s Body w/Root SHOCK
@ Westcott Theater. Syracuse, NY

Dumpstaphunk
@ Winter Park Resort. Winter Park, CO (Springtopia 2014)

Steel Pulse w/Bonfire Dub
@ Solaris. Vail, CO

Orgone
@ Rio Theatre. Santa Cruz, CA

Matisyahu w/Talib Kweli
@ Fillmore. Denver, CO (The Waldo’s Music Fest)

Dub Trio
@ Patronaat. Haarlem. Netherlands

Stranger w/Biggie Babylon, DJ Unite, DJ Fingaz, Djunya, Ty Dolla Sign
@ House of Blues. San Diego, CA

Indubious w/Rootz Underground
@ The Hopmunk Tavern. Sebastopol, CA

Fear Nuttin Band
@ Independent Public Alehouse. Greenville, SC (Flow Life Spring Festival)

Arden Park Roots
@ Moe’s Alley. Santa Cruz, CA

Through The Roots w/New Kingston, The Steppas
@ Slidebar. Fullerton, CA

Badfish
@ House of Blues. Atlantic City, NJ

Inner Circle
@ West End Trading Company. Sanford, FL

Alborosie
@ West Rock. Cognac, France

Zion I w/Pep Love
@ Black Sheep. Colorado Springs, CO

Nahko and Medicine for the People w/Dave Matthews Band
@ Byron Bay, Australia (Byron Bay Bluesfest)

Aer w/Ground Up, DJ Smiles
@ Ziggy’s By The Sea. Wilmington, NC

Papafish w/Arise Roots, Aloha Radio, Herbal Rootz
@ Fuego Nightclub. Ventura, CA (Pass One Down 420 Fest)

Clear Conscience w/Love St., Color Me Black
@ Shadow Ultra Lounge. Oakland, CA

IrieFuse w/Celly Cel
@ Brooktails Lodge. Willits, CA (Mendo Smokeout)

-If you’re a group that would like to be included in The Pier Weekend Show Locator, submit your shows in a direct email to Alyssa@ThePier.org before Wednesday of each week to make our weekly Friday publish!

Show Locator Article By: Alyssa Torres

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