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Ethan Tucker To Release ‘Misunderstood’

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As mentioned inside our 2015 Most Anticipated Albums feature, Olympia, Washington born singer-songwriter Ethan Tucker will release his third studio album Misunderstood via Stoopid Records on May 5th, 2015
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Ethan Tucker is known for mixing his own original blend of Reggae, Soul, Folk and RB. This blend will make its way onto his new album titled Misunderstood that was produced by Mario C. (Beastie Boys, Jack Johnson, Slightly Stoopid). The album is set to include 11 total songs with a special guest appearance by Michael Franti with leading single, “Crazy Tonight”. A forthcoming music video for the song, as produced by Franti during the One Heart One Soul Acoustic Tour last year, will premiere shortly following the new album.

When we previously interviewed Ethan, he explained that his new album has “the full band and its also got some really mellow acoustic stuff. It’s definitely got more going on then the first record. It’s not just me and the guitar, it’s other musicians.” Ethan continued on by saying: “I did some collaboration with Michael Franti, he helped me out and produced some of it. Most of it is just me really. I wrote the guitar and some of the piano parts. It’s really just my songs that I wrote and hiring really good musicians to come in and play their parts, too.”

Misunderstood is being touted as Ethan’s first “real” studio LP with previous self-released albums, Take Me to the Mountains in 2007 and Lost Between in 2010 serving as a jump-start towards his musical career before collaborating with the likes of Mario C Michael Franti. We have two FREE MP3’s of Ethan Tucker that you can download inside our MP3 Massive section by clicking HERE!

When asked to explain what makes his music unique, Ethan told The Pier: “…it doesn’t stick into one genre. I’m not a reggae artist, I’m not a folk artist, I’m not a blues artist, I just play guitar and write songs for whatever I feel like. I think that’s one thing that makes it unique. I don’t go into it with any classification. So one song might sound kind of jazzy, one song might sound kind of bluesy, but I don’t go into it saying ‘I’m gonna be this sound’. It’s kind of it’s own thing.”

You can pick up Misunderstood on iTunes by clicking HERE!

Ethan Tucker – Misunderstood Track List:
Ethan Tucker Misunderstood 1.) Cool Kids
2.) Crazy Tonight (ft Michael Franti)
3.) Crazy
4.) High Time
5.) Coming Home
6.) Never Be
7.) Tease Me
8.) All I Need
9.) Misunderstood
10.) This Has All Been A Dream
11.) Little Wing

Ethan Tucker will hit the road in May, playing a handful of shows with Hirie before performing at the California Roots Music and Arts Festival over Memorial Day Weekend. Michael Franti will also be in attendance at Cali-Roots, so possibly an on-stage collaboration of “Crazy Tonight” will be performed live! Tucker will close out the month of May performing a couple of shows in Washington and Oregon with JJ Grey and MoFro.

Below, you will find tour dates, links to FREE music and a soundcloud to new song “Crazy Tonight”

ethan tucker Tour Dates

Ethan Tucker Links:
Ethan Tucker MP3 MASSIVE (FREE Music)
Ethan Tucker Website
Ethan Tucker Facebook

Article By: Mike Patti
Photo By: Julie Ling

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Chronixx ‘Capture Land’ US Tour

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Born Jamar Rolando McNaughton, reggae fans are growing more familiar with the young Jamaican reggae-star now known as Chronixx. He’ll kick off his US tour on May 23rd at California Roots Music and Arts Festival before embarking on his Capture Land tour in the US that concludes June 20th.

Chronixx will be 23 years-old this October and is already making quite the name for himself through the reggae ranks. His father was an artist who went by the name Chronicle and young Chronixx was influenced early, growing up around the likes of Buju Banton, Norris Man and Gregory Isaacs. Chronixx released his first EP titled Hooked on Chronixx in 2010 and his debut, chart topping album, Dread Terrible, in April 2014. In July of 2014, he was featured on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Chronixx Capture Land US Tour
Since then, Chronixx has been featured on many tracks with th elikes of Inner Circle, Mystic Revealers, Protoje along with new and renewed working connections with and Danny Browne.

Here’s what Mystic Revealers’ Billy Wilmot told The Pier of Chronixx: “We have watched with admiration, and a small bit of pride, as Chronixx has developed from the days of his earliest performances at Jamnesia into the top caliber artist he is today. This is something that we knew would happen… His talent is undeniable.”

When first discovering Chronixx, here’s what Jimmy Fallon told his audience on the Tonight Show before having Chronixx perform on the show: “…I was in Jamaica, I was on vacation, at this awesome place called Golden Eye… They play Reggae music through the whole resort. They play this song, ‘Here comes trouble, here comes the danger,’ and I’m like, this is the best song! I said who is this guy, and I Shazamed it, but the app doesn’t recognize… So I went and asked who it was… The guy actually tells me: ‘that’s Chronixx man’, and I go: ‘Chronixsman,’ he says: No, ‘Chron – Icks, Chronixx he has 2 X’s’…So if you want to get into Reggae, new Reggae, he’s awesome.”

Still reeling from the success of his debut album Dread and Terrible, Chronixx is titling his US tour after the 3rd song from Dread and Terrible with “Capture Land”. The tour will stretch across 3 major festivals within 20 cites and 15 states, including the nations Capitol, from May 23rd to June 20th. The Brooklyn based sound system Federation Sound will once again be collaborating with Chronixx as his opening DJ for each show. More dates are being added, including another run to Europe.

Below you will find the dates and additional links – Discover more of Chronixx!

Chronixx Tour Dates

Related Links:
Chronixx Website
Chronixx Facebook

Article By: Mike Patti

Watch: Inner Cirlce – “Tenement Yard” (ft Chronixx and Jacob Miller)

Watch: Chronixx – “Capture Land”

Watch: Protoje – “Who Knows” (ft Chronixx)

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Buffett performs at Preservation Hall

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From NOLA.com: “Jimmy Buffett shook up a $2,000 margarita onstage at Preservation Hall Sunday night”

You never used to need a reservation at Preservation Hall,” goes the deep Jimmy Buffett cut “Reservation at Preservation Hall.” These days, you certainly need one for the Hall’s Jazz Fest Midnight Preserves series, a run of late-night concerts that take place each festival night and feature big-name performers from the Fair Grounds –- unannounced until they hit the venerable St. Peter Street stage –- in concert alongside members of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

Genial, charming and informal as always, he led a “Who Dat” chant with the audience, which apparently included silver-haired New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, in the middle of a set that included well-loved songs like “Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes,” “Pencil Thin Mustache,” “I Will Play For Gumbo” and, of course, “Margaritaville.” The Parrothead network may have had advance intel on the surprise performance; most of the audience knew the words to his songs as well as they knew “Who Dat.”

The previously packed room was emptier by then. Most of the Parrotheads had left behind their leader, perhaps having been hit hard by the unexpected shots of warm tequila Buffett poured for fans sitting on the front-row benches. To benefit the Preservation Hall’s education and archival arm, the Preservation Hall Foundation, Buffett fixed a margarita onstage that was auctioned off for a final price of $2,000.

Neither that bit of theater-for-a-good-cause nor, for that matter, the $100-and-up Midnight Preserves ticket prices (which also benefit the Foundation) likely would have been on the menu at the bohemian Preservation Hall of Buffett’s youth. But even 50 years later, the now internationally renowned institution isn’t as polished as all that. Jimmy Buffett’s mixology performance was cut short when a staffer came to the side of the stage to ask for the shaker back. The Hall only had the one, and the courtyard bar needed it to serve cocktails

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Video: Protoje – Sudden Flight

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“Sudden Flight” is the third official video from Protoje‘s third studio album, Ancient Future that released March 10th. “Sudden Flight” features Jesse Royal and Sevana a long with an album of guest appearances that include Chronixx, Mortimer, and Kabaka Pyramid. You can purchase Ancient Future on iTunes by clicking HERE! Out of Jamaica, Protoje releases this video ahead of his Europe tour starting May 1st. You can view those dates HERE! Enjoy the song and video…

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Slightly Stoopid’s ‘Meanwhile…Back at the Lab’

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On June 30th, 2015, Slightly Stoopid will release their 8th studio album titled Meanwhile…Back at the Lab via the group’s own Stoopid Records. The album is available for pre-order and with it comes an immediate download of new song “Life Rolls On”; and is it any surprise they will be on tour this summer to promote the new release?

Slightly Stoopid: Meanwhile…Back At The Lab

The album includes 15 total tracks with a title and album cover that’s a reference to the band’s collective escape from touring and home life at their San Diego warehouse studio (The Lab at Stoopid Studios), where they have been working on numerous creative and collaborative projects.
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Slightly Stoopid returns to their roots with a special remake of an older Stoopid song titled “The Prophet”. They brought their friend and former Sublime and Long Beach Dub All-Stars alum, Marshall ‘Ras MG’ Goodman in to produce the remake.

Here’s what Marshall told The Pier: “I produced one track for their album. It’s a remake of a song from their album ‘Slightly $toopid’ named ‘Prophet’. It’s a song with a pretty impressive history – I was excited to be a part of the remake. Courtney Adams played the guitars and bass and I did the drum programming, percussion, scratches, and arrangement.”

For those not familiar, “The Prophet” is an old Slightly Stoopid song first featured on their first album that included Sublime’s Brad Nowell on bass. The song was later covered by Sublime and re-released on Sublimes box-set Everything Under The Sun in 2008. “The Prophet” was also featured on Stoopid’s Acoustic Roots: Live Direct in 2004 as the song was originally written by Miles Doughty.

When I asked Marshall what sort of style or production he brought to the remake, he explained: “I’m still pushing the ‘Bluesman’-inspired style that Courtney Adams and I began developing years ago. It’s our interpretation of the “Bluesman” attitude in a modern context. The drum programming I’ve been focused on in recent times is based in Hip Hop, the ‘Boom Bap’ style specifically, and I keep to the same style-type for my scratches.”
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Slightly Stoopid returns to their very first producer in Miguel Happoldt who told The Pier he’s recently produced as many as 3 songs for Slightly Stoopid with the track “Life Rolls On” making the new album. That particular song is FREE when you pre-order it on iTunes. The album also features Angela Hunte on “One Bright Day” and Beardo on a song called “F*ck You”.

As the press release reads, the forthcoming album was recorded at the band’s studio; as well as at Platinum Sound, NYC; Rivas Studios, L.A.; Mixdown Town LBC, Long Beach, CA; and was self-produced by the band along with The Lab’s in-house maestro James Wisner. At one juncture, the band came straight off a flight from their South American Tour to NYC, where Jerry Wonda (The Fugees, Wyclef Jean) engineered an impromptu late night/early morning session at Platinum Sound, yielding the collaborative “Come Around.”

You can pre-order Meanwhile…Back At The Lab on iTunes by clicking HERE!

Everything Is Awesome Summer Tour

After more than a decade of waiting for these two groups to go on tour, it has FINALLY been announced that Slightly Stoopid and Dirty Heads will FINALLY head out on the road together with the Summer 2015 Everything Is Awesome Tour. The line-up doesn’t stop there as The Expendables and Stick Figure will also be on the summer bill, each on select dates.

The tour will go from July 8th to Sept. 19th across 40+ cities and more than 20 states that include playing outdoor amphitheaters, theaters and numerous festivals including Cali-Roots, Outside Lands, Wakarusa, the LOCKN’ Festival, and KAABOO.

Slightly Stoopid – Meanwhile…Back at the Lab
SlightlyStoopid_MeanwhileBackAtTheLab 1.) Dabbington
2.) This Version
3.) The Prophet
4.) Hold It Down
5.) Fades Away
6.) F*ck You
7.) Time Won’t Wait
8.) Rolling Stone
9.) Guns In Paradise
10.) Come Around
11.) Call Me Crazy
12.) One Bright Day
13.) Life Rolls On
14.) What Your Friends Say
15.) Armas De Fuego En El Paraiso

Slightly Stoopid Tour Dates

Related Links:
Slightly Stoopid Website
Slightly Stoopid Facebook

Article By: Mike Patti
Photos By: David Norris

Watch: Slightly Stoopid – “Closer To The Sun”

Watch: Dirty Heads – “Cabin By The Sea” (The Pier’s Live Acoustic Series)

Watch: The Expendables – “Intro/Sacrifice”

Watch: Stick Figure – “Coming Home”

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Buffett performs at Jazz Fest

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Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band played yesterday at the New Orleans Jazz Festival. The set list from the show is now available. Some changes included “I Will Play For Gumbo” and “Rhumba Man”

From NOLA.com: “Jimmy Buffett showers followers with hits at New Orleans Jazz Fest 2015

Barefoot bard Jimmy Buffett immediately charmed the Acura Stage audience at New Orleans Jazz Fest on Sunday (April 26) when he stepped to the microphone and absurdly identified himself as rapper Pitbull, who was actually appearing at the Congo Square Stage. Time and again during his two-hour performance, the 68-year old country/Caribbean singer delighted the crowd with references to the Crescent City, where he busked in the French Quarter 40 years ago.

During his recitation of the sand and sun anthem “Margaritaville,” the best-selling author modified the lyrics to match the mire that spread out in front of him in the rain-soaked racetrack infield.

“Nibbling on sponge cake,” he sang, “watching the sun bake, all of you at Jazz Fest covered in mud. Strumming my six-string, on my front porch swing, we’re looking a lot better than when there’s a flood.”

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Buffett performs at Jazz Fest

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Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band played yesterday at the New Orleans Jazz Festival. The set list from the show is now available. Some changes included “I Will Play For Gumbo” and “Rhumba Man”

From NOLA.com: “Jimmy Buffett showers followers with hits at New Orleans Jazz Fest 2015

Barefoot bard Jimmy Buffett immediately charmed the Acura Stage audience at New Orleans Jazz Fest on Sunday (April 26) when he stepped to the microphone and absurdly identified himself as rapper Pitbull, who was actually appearing at the Congo Square Stage. Time and again during his two-hour performance, the 68-year old country/Caribbean singer delighted the crowd with references to the Crescent City, where he busked in the French Quarter 40 years ago.

During his recitation of the sand and sun anthem “Margaritaville,” the best-selling author modified the lyrics to match the mire that spread out in front of him in the rain-soaked racetrack infield.

“Nibbling on sponge cake,” he sang, “watching the sun bake, all of you at Jazz Fest covered in mud. Strumming my six-string, on my front porch swing, we’re looking a lot better than when there’s a flood.”

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Article source: http://www.buffettnews.com/2015/04/27/14436/

Buffett performs at Jazz Fest

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Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band played yesterday at the New Orleans Jazz Festival. The set list from the show is now available. Some changes included “I Will Play For Gumbo” and “Rhumba Man”

From NOLA.com: “Jimmy Buffett showers followers with hits at New Orleans Jazz Fest 2015

Barefoot bard Jimmy Buffett immediately charmed the Acura Stage audience at New Orleans Jazz Fest on Sunday (April 26) when he stepped to the microphone and absurdly identified himself as rapper Pitbull, who was actually appearing at the Congo Square Stage. Time and again during his two-hour performance, the 68-year old country/Caribbean singer delighted the crowd with references to the Crescent City, where he busked in the French Quarter 40 years ago.

During his recitation of the sand and sun anthem “Margaritaville,” the best-selling author modified the lyrics to match the mire that spread out in front of him in the rain-soaked racetrack infield.

“Nibbling on sponge cake,” he sang, “watching the sun bake, all of you at Jazz Fest covered in mud. Strumming my six-string, on my front porch swing, we’re looking a lot better than when there’s a flood.”

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Protect Mauna Kea – Mauna Mau Loa Vol. 1

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  • Timeline of events since 2011 – Click HERE!

    Funds will be raised from subscriber and advertising revenue on the various media outlets. The full album is also available for digital download with 100% of proceeds donated to the KAHEA Legal Defense Fund.

    MaunaMauLoa1.) The Steppas – Note to Babylon (Hilo, Hawai’i)*
    2.) Dread Ashanti – There They Go Again (Kailua, O’ahu)#
    3.) HiRiZ – Are You In (Kailua, O’ahu)O
    4.) Rebecca Beralas – Side By Side (Sunset Beach, O’ahu) [Leap of Faith Records]@
    5.) E.N Young – Creation DuB (Imperial Beach, CA) [Roots Musician Records]~
    6.) Hot Rain – Get Together (O’ahu) (Afflatus Entertainment]
    7.) The Urchinz – Bubble (Honolulu, O’ahu)
    8.) Hawaiian Roots Band – E ala E (Hilo, Hawai’i)
    9.) aoK – People Unite (Kaimuki, O’ahu) [Polynesian Underground]
    10.) The Late Ones – Revolution (La‘ie, O’ahu) [EKM Records]
    11.) Project Out of Bounds – Boom Bye Bye (San Diego, CA)^
    12.) Arise Roots – Chop Dem Down (Los Angeles, CA)
    13.) Stay Grounded – Murderer (Tacoma, WA)
    14.) Bobby Hustle – Clean Water (Seattle, WA)
    15.) The Olés – Anchor (Isla Vista, CA)
    16.) Valley Green – Take Control (Covington, WA)
    17.) The Approach – The Mask (Tacoma, WA)
    18.) Jehua – Your Man (Waim?nalo, O’ahu)
    19.) Hirie – Wiseman (Kane’ohe, O’ahu)
    20.) Sound Swell – Throwin’ Shakas (Atlantic Beach, FL)

    * 2015 Na Huku Hanohano Award Nominee (Reggae Album of the Year – To You From We)
    # 2015 Na Huku Hanohano Award Nominee (Reggae Album of the Year – At the Heart of It)
    O 2015 Na Huku Hanohano Award Nominee (Reggae Album of the Year – Are You In)
    @ 2015 Na Huku Hanohano Award Nominee (Female Vocalist of the Year: Rebecca Beralas)
    ~ 2014 San Diego Music Award Winner (Best World Music Album: Tribal Seeds – Representing)
    ^ 2015 San Diego Music Award Nominee (Best World Music Album: Project Out of Bounds – Love Tone)

    Note: All songs are copyright by each artist and used with permission

    Where to Download/Stream Mauna Mau Loa, Vol. 1:
    You can find Mauna Mau Loa, Volume 1 available for download and streaming worldwide through: YouTube Music Key, iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, Amazon On Demand, Google Play, iHeartRadio, Slacker, Rdio, Deezer, Xbox Music, Rhapsody, eMusic, Simfy Africa, MixRadio, MediaNet, VerveLife, Tidal, Gracenote, Shazam, 7Digital, Juke, JB Hi-Fi, Guvera, KKBox, Akazoo, Anghami, Spinlet, Neurotic Media, Yandex, Target Music, ClaroMusica, Play.me, and Zvooq.

    Purchase Mauna Mau Loa, Volume 1 on iTunes for $4.99 by clicking HERE!

    About the Cover Art

    Artist Kirk O’Hara, AKA Mouth Painter, from Mesa, Arizona, designed the album artwork. Kirk was born with a condition called arthrogryposis that left him without the use of his arms and legs and so he paints every breathtaking piece with the brush between his teeth. He is currently working on a move to the Big Island to continue his inspiring work surrounded by Hawai’i and the beautiful people. Although Kirk’s style varies with each painting, he has become widely known for his focus on Native American art.

    The original design was for the Chromatics, who have since disbanded. This specific print was signed by multiple reggae/rock artists at the 2014 California Roots Festival in Monterey, CA at ThePier.org’s meet and greet booth. Many of the signatories are featured on the compilation while most others have expressed their support for the cause and are in talks for an appearance on future releases.

    Related Links:
    KAHEA website
    Kirk O’Hara’s Website

    Article and Compilation By: Blake Taylor

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    Buffett performs in Orange Beach, AL

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    Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band played last night for the first time at the Amphitheater at the Wharf in Orange Beach, AL.

    The set list from the show is now available. Some changes included “Pascagoula Run”, “Sweet Home Alabama” (last performed Sept 28th, 2013), and “Stars Fell On Alabama” (last played Feb 25th, 2012 in Birmingham, AL).

    Al.com has a review of the show: “Jimmy Buffett hits Orange Beach with mullet on his mind

    Early in the show, Buffett told the crowd “we’re going to cover a little bit of I-10, highway 90, highway 98,” and that’s just what he did, packing in a lot of songs inspired by his coastal upbringing in Pascagoula and Mobile. He opened the show with “Pascagoula Run,” played “Bama Breeze” in tribute to the Flora-Bama and other coastal honky-tonks, and used “Changes in Latitude” to work in a plug for his other big show this weekend. “For all the people from Pensacola, I suggest you keep moving west,” he said as he introduced the song. “The church of Buffett will have services Sunday at Jazz Fest.”

    The next show is on Sunday April 26th, 2015 at New Orleans Jazz Fest in New Orleans, LA.

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