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Video of Buffett in Okinawa Japan

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From MCCS TV: “Newsbreak, Jimmy Buffett concert in Okinawa”

Music tycoon, Jimmy Buffett, was right at home when he performed for service members in Okinawa on a Fall afternoon that, he says, felt a lot like summer in Key West. United States Ambassador to Japan, Caroline Kennedy and Lt. General Lawrence D. Nicholson, Commanding General, III Marine Expeditionary Force were in attendance.

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Article source: http://www.buffettnews.com/2016/10/31/26261/

LIVE: Bad Religion, Against Me!, & Dave Hause (10-26-16)

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Date: Wednesday, October 26th, 2016
Line Up: Bad Religion, Against Me!, and Dave Hause
Location: Showbox SoDo. Seattle, WA

Bad Religion, Against Me!, and Dave Hause Live @ Showbox SoDo. Seattle, WA

Bad Religion returned to the Pacific Northwest for a timely performance of The Vox Populi Tour in Seattle, WA. As the 2016 election looms in the near future, the aging punk rockers decided to hit the road once again to speak their mind and vent their personal political frustrations. The Pier jumped in the mosh pit for the night to listen to Dr. Graffin’s lecture, ending the night feeling politically enlightened and drenched in sweat (surprisingly, both felt pleasantly appropriate).

[Related Article: Bad Religion: 30 Years Live LP on Vinyl]

Bad Re Expectations were high for this punk rock show from the beginning. The name of the tour, Vox Populi, is a latin term that means ‘the voice of the people’ or ‘popular opinion’ and in broadcasting refers to an interview with members of the public. These meanings proved exceptionally accurate on Wednesday night, October 26th in the SoDo District of Seattle, Washington as the crowd was directly involved in the performance from the beginning.

Opening the night was Dave Hause of The Loved Ones playing a mix of electric and acoustic guitar with various members of all three groups. The crowd was already quickly filling the venue during the opening set and Hause did not fail to notice; numerous exchanges with the crowd between songs led Hause to notice a young man on his dad’s shoulder and quickly realized that it was his first concert. Hause followed up his conversation by inviting Jay Bentley of Bad Religion and Atom Willard of Against Me! to join onstage and play his new track, “Dirty Fucker,” inspired by “the dirty, dirty motherfucker running for president” as he recently told Shutter16 after the tour hit Charlotte, NC earlier this month.

 Dave Hause sufficiently primed the building crowd for Against Me! to take the stage next. Known for socially-conscious lyrics and often acoustic anthems, Against Me! performed their unique folk and country-inspired punk rock to Seattle fans including a mix of new and old tracks from their nearly 20-year-career. The unique and eclectic crowd was excited to hear Against Me!, and especially Laura Jane Grace, perform songs from the last two albums; 2014’s Transgender Dysphoria Blues and 2016’s Shapeshift With Me. Both of these albums delve into the issues, challenges, and successes experienced by Laura Jane Grace and the LGBTQ community as a whole. Laura and Against Me! received plenty of support from the crowd throughout their 14-song set that included appropriately-themed songs of rebellion for the night opening with “True Trans” and ending the set with a knockout combo of “Pints of Guinness Make Me Strong,” “Teenage Anarchist,” and “Black Me Out.”

Finally, Bad Religion took the stage to loud cheers from the eager fans. The sellout crowd of 1,500 punk rockers packed in the open floor and barely left enough room to walk through the two bar areas. The crowd diversity carried over from Against Me! and included a wide-range of individuals for the all-age show. Bad Religion did not shy away from the diversity or current political climate and instead fully embraced their opportunity to speak to the masses around the country, as Jay Bentley previously explained to LA Weekly.

“It is a politically driven message, and we went through the catalog and chose the songs that have important meaning. We have political statements like ‘Man With a Mission’ or ‘You Are (The Government),’ which point at things as they are today, and we close the show with ‘Fuck Armageddon, This is Hell,’ which is us just throwing our hands up in the air and going, ‘I don’t even know what to think anymore.’”
– Jay Bentley, Bassist, Bad Religion via LA Weekly

 The political statements continued throughout the night primarily through the music. Lyrics from songs written decades ago rang true in today’s world and current political atmosphere; refreshing to hear from a music standpoint but depressing to hear that our politics and government have many of the same issues now that we had back then. With little need for added political commentary, Greg Graffin and the boys (can they still be called “the boys” in their early 50s?!) mostly let the music speak for itself and packed in as many songs as they could. The names of the songs to bookend the 29-track set list sums up the band’s overall statement quite nicely, opening with “You Are The Government,”and closing with Fuck Armageddon, This Is Hell” for encore.

[Related Article: Live – Bad Religion 3/23/15]

Luckily for the rest of the Bad Religion fans, The Vox Populi Tour is not over yet. Five more shows are on the docket including NorCal, SoCal, and Arizona with the finale booked at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. Check the full details for all remaining shows below and stay tuned to The Pier for more punk news and coverage.

Bad Religion Set-List:
1.) You Are The Government
2.) Conquer The World
3.) New Dark Ages
4.) Atomic Garden
5.) Come Join Us
6.) Let Them Eat War feat. Laura Jane Grace
7.) Television
8.) Fuck You
9.) Streets Of America
10.) Flat Earth
11.) No Control
12.) Against The Grain
13.) Suffer
14.) New America
15.) Sanity
16.) Recipe For Hate
17.) Robin Hood Reverse
18.) Digital Boy
19.) Generator
20.) Man With A Mission
21.) You
22.) Change Of Ideas
23.) Delirium Of Disorder
24.) Do What You Want
25.) Best For You
26.) American Jesus
Encore:
27.) Infected
38.) Sorrow
29.) Fuck Armageddon

Against Me! Set-List:
1.) True Trans
2.) 333
3.) Haunts
4.) Unconditional
5.) I’m Going To Give It 35%
6.) Transgender Dysphoria Blues
7.) Walking Is Still Honest
8.) Delicate
9.) FML 666
10.) Crash
11.) Rebound
12.) Pints of Guinness Make Me Strong
13.) Teenage Anarchist
14.) Black Me Out

Related Links:
Bad Religion Website
Bad Religion Facebook
Epitaph Records Website
Epitaph Records Facebook

Article, Photos and Videos by: Eric Schoep

Bad Religion – Conquer The World LIVE in Seattle

Bad Religion feat. Laura Jane Grace of Against Me!- Television LIVE in Seattle

Against Me! – Teenage Anarchist LIVE in Seattle

Dave Hause – Prague LIVE in Seattle

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Buffett performs in Yokosuka Japan

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Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band performed for the sailors and family members on October 30th at Fleet Activities in Yokosuka Japan during a Navy Entertainment sponsored concert. FLEACT Yokosuka provides, maintains, and operates base facilities and services in support of 7th Fleet’s forward-deployed naval forces, 83 tenant commands, and 24,000 military and civilian personnel.
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Article source: http://www.buffettnews.com/2016/10/30/26253/

Buffett performs in Okinawa Japan

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Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefers performed a concert at Camp Foster in Okinawa Japan on October 28th. This is the first time that Buffett has performed in Japan. It was a free concert for the US troops scheduled as part of the “I Don’t Know” tour.

After the show Buffett spent some time with the Dragons of VMM 265

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Article source: http://www.buffettnews.com/2016/10/29/26236/

UB40’s Unplugged + Greatest Hits Release

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Founding UB40 members, vocalist Ali Campbell, second vocalist Astro and keyboardist Mickey Virtue, have come together to release an Unplugged record that will be a double disc release with the other disc being a catalog of their greatest hits dating back to the group’s 1979, Birmingham, UK inception.

“This is the first time we’ve taken iconic UB40 tunes and done them in an acoustic style,” says Ali. “It all sounds very fresh. It’s completely unlike anything we’ve done before.”
UB40 Unplugged
As the group’s website reads, ‘Unplugged’ offers an inventive new spin on UB40’s early gems plus the huge hits with which they later wooed the world. Among the highlights on the album is a new version of “I Got You Babe,” featuring Ali’s 22-year-old daughter Kaya Campbell, who sings the lines originally performed by Chrissie Hynde when the track topped the UK charts in 1985.

Since 2013, there have been two groups touring under the name UB40 –- one led by Ali and the other by his brother, Duncan Campbell, whom Ali refers to as the Dark Side. Ali left UB40 in 2008 and was later joined by Astro Mickey.

[Related: Interview: Ali Campbell Astro of UB40]

When we spoke with Ali Campbell back in August, he brought up the Unplugged record saying that it was something they had completed a couple of years ago, “but because of the court case that we’re having [over the name UB40], the ‘dark side’ have pulled our wrist on us, so this other label was scared to release it because of the name thing,” Ali explains. “But Universal don’t care at all, they were like ‘Yeah, we’ll release it!’”

As Ali continues, he details how it came to fruition, stating: “What happened was we started doing a lot of radio sessions in London. In fact, we did I think 6 different sessions where we had to play acoustic stuff cause they’re too lean to pay for the whole band, you know? And a lot of the times the rooms are too small so you couldn’t even fit in there anyway. And we did so many of them and we thought, ‘we’ve got an unplugged album if we think about it.’ So we put it together.”

[Related: Ali Campbell of UB40 Talks Covering Prince]

The double-disc will be released on November 18th via Universal Music Group and all of the signed pre-order copies are already sold-out. You can still pre-order your copy by clicking HERE!

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Following this Unplugged release, Ali tells The Pier he hopes to release a separate project involving collaborations with the likes of SOJA, Rebelution, Slightly Stoopid, telling The Pier: “We’re giving copy of the tracks out to people so they can hear them. We’re going ahead and doing it, even though our management doesn’t know anything about it [haha]. And of course, with Universal Music Group, we’d like to release it with them because they’re handling the Unplugged album.”

Stay tuned as we’ll have more details as soon as it’s made available to us…

UB40 Unplugged

we are ub40 Tour Dates

Related Links:
UB40 Website
UB40 Facebook
UB40 Twitter

Article by: Mike Patti

Listen: UB40 feat. Ali, Astro Mickey – “One In Ten”

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UB40’s Unplugged + Greatest Hits Release

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Founding UB40 members, vocalist Ali Campbell, second vocalist Astro and keyboardist Mickey Virtue, have come together to release an Unplugged record that will be a double disc release with the other disc being a catalog of their greatest hits dating back to the group’s 1979, Birmingham, UK inception.

“This is the first time we’ve taken iconic UB40 tunes and done them in an acoustic style,” says Ali. “It all sounds very fresh. It’s completely unlike anything we’ve done before.”
UB40 Unplugged
As the group’s website reads, ‘Unplugged’ offers an inventive new spin on UB40’s early gems plus the huge hits with which they later wooed the world. Among the highlights on the album is a new version of “I Got You Babe,” featuring Ali’s 22-year-old daughter Kaya Campbell, who sings the lines originally performed by Chrissie Hynde when the track topped the UK charts in 1985.

Since 2013, there have been two groups touring under the name UB40 –- one led by Ali and the other by his brother, Duncan Campbell, whom Ali refers to as the Dark Side. Ali left UB40 in 2008 and was later joined by Astro Mickey.

[Related: Interview: Ali Campbell Astro of UB40]

When we spoke with Ali Campbell back in August, he brought up the Unplugged record saying that it was something they had completed a couple of years ago, “but because of the court case that we’re having [over the name UB40], the ‘dark side’ have pulled our wrist on us, so this other label was scared to release it because of the name thing,” Ali explains. “But Universal don’t care at all, they were like ‘Yeah, we’ll release it!’”

As Ali continues, he details how it came to fruition, stating: “What happened was we started doing a lot of radio sessions in London. In fact, we did I think 6 different sessions where we had to play acoustic stuff cause they’re too lean to pay for the whole band, you know? And a lot of the times the rooms are too small so you couldn’t even fit in there anyway. And we did so many of them and we thought, ‘we’ve got an unplugged album if we think about it.’ So we put it together.”

[Related: Ali Campbell of UB40 Talks Covering Prince]

The double-disc will be released on November 18th via Universal Music Group and all of the signed pre-order copies are already sold-out. You can still pre-order your copy by clicking HERE!

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Following this Unplugged release, Ali tells The Pier he hopes to release a separate project involving collaborations with the likes of SOJA, Rebelution, Slightly Stoopid, telling The Pier: “We’re giving copy of the tracks out to people so they can hear them. We’re going ahead and doing it, even though our management doesn’t know anything about it [haha]. And of course, with Universal Music Group, we’d like to release it with them because they’re handling the Unplugged album.”

Stay tuned as we’ll have more details as soon as it’s made available to us…

UB40 Unplugged

we are ub40 Tour Dates

Related Links:
UB40 Website
UB40 Facebook
UB40 Twitter

Article by: Mike Patti

Listen: UB40 feat. Ali, Astro Mickey – “One In Ten”

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Video: Backbeat SoundSystem – So Long

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Celebrating the release of their new 5-track Into The Light EP, the UK’s Backbeat SoundSystem has dropped a new music video for the EP’s opening track, “So Long.” This is the group’s first release, since they put out their 2014 debut album, Together Not Apart via Easy Star Records. You can download a FREE MP3 of the song “Fighting Bull inside our MP3 Massive by clicking HERE! To purchase their new EP, click HERE! Enjoy the song and video…

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Buffett to perform two shows in Japan

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Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will be performing a couple of shows for the US troops in Japan.

Friday October 28th at Camp Foster (Marine Corps)
in Okinawa Japan
Concert begins at 3:30 p.m.
Admission to the concert is FREE
Entry is available for the first 14,000 fans
Seating is first come first serve

Sunday October 30th at the Berkey Football Field (Naval Base)
in Yokosuka Japan
Concert begins at 3:00 p.m.
Admission to the concert is FREE

On Buffett’s Facebook page he has posted that he has arrived in Okinawa Japan.
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Article source: http://www.buffettnews.com/2016/10/27/26223/

Story Behind The Song

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Article source: http://keywestmusic.blogspot.com/2016/10/story-behind-song-seaplane.html

MP3 Leak of the Week: Tropidelic

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Ahead of their December 2nd release of their new studio album The Hard North, the Cleveland, OH based reggae-rock group Tropedlic is giving away a FREE download of their new single “Atonement,” featuring Sun-Dried Vibes

You can download Tropidelic’s new track, “Atonement,” (ft. Sun-Dried Vibes), for FREE on our home page under the MP3 Leak of the Week on the right hand column! This Download will only be available until Saturday, October 29th, 2016.

Tropidelic – “Atonement” (ft. Sun-Dried Vibes) – Download HERE (on The Pier homepage)
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Tropidelic’s “Atonement” Background:

The Hard North is a new record produced by Cary Crichlow and Matthew Roads out of RCR Recording with mastering done by Jake Pastor. The album is said to combine new original material and some remixes of their classic tunes from their Police State and “Go Down With The Ship Records.

The album, set to drop on Dec. 2nd, 2016, features remixes by Derlee, Savage Royale, Duckii with guest appearances by Sun-Dried Vibes, CSK more.

“Atonement” is one of those songs with a guest feature, this one with Sun-Dried Vibes. When we asked the group how the song came to fruition, they advised that: “‘Atonement’ came after several years of consistent touring and depicts some of the inner struggle of life on the road, away from home.”

You can pre-order Tropidelic’s new album The Hard North on their website by clicking HERE!

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Tropidelic Background:

Located off the shores of Lake Erie at the intersection of funk, reggae, and hip-hop, Tropidelic is a high-powered band of rustbelt riding marauders who built a massive following by distributing over 10,000 free copies of their self-produced first EP, Rebirth of The Dope, on campuses and street corners throughout the Great Lakes. Widely known for their next-level parties and fearless live performances, Tropidelic has spent the better part of the past decade wreaking rhythmic havoc while supporting musical acts like Slightly Stoopid, 311, Pepper, The Dirty Heads, Sublime w/Rome, Soja, The Wailers, Ballyhoo many more.

Tropidelic Tour Dates

Related Links:
Tropidelic Website
Tropidelic Facebook

Huge thanks again to Tropidelic for allowing us to share “Atonement” to post up for FREE download. Free music is a privilege that we’re grateful for and we appreciate the work these artists do! Please feel free to download this song for FREE and spread the awareness to your friends!
Enjoy the FREE track on the homepage!

Article By: Mike Patti

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