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Legalize It Tour Contest: Signup to Win Prizes & Shwag!!!


1. Stoned Saga Grand Prize Package  (2 winners):
– (1) SSV Custom Vaporizer w/ “Dime Bag” storage case
– (1) Pair of Skullcandy Headphones
– (1) Chameleon Glass stooped pipe
– (1) Custom Grinder
– (1) Custom nug jar
– (1) Seedless Stoopid hat
– (1) Tour t shirt, papers, stickers, key chain
– (1) Tour Rolling Papers
– (1) Slightly Stoopid Key Chain
– Slightly Stoopid’s Entire Catalog of Albums (CDs)
– Pack of Tour stickers

2. Runner Up (3 winners)
– (1) Chameleon Glass Slightly Stoopid pipe
– (1) SSV “Dime Bag” Storage Bag
– (1) Custom Tour SSV Grinder
– (1) Custom Tour glass jar from Nug Jars
– (1) Pack of Tour papers
– (1) Slightly Stoopid Key Chain, 
– Pack of tour stickers

3. Bronze (5 winners)
– (1) Chameleon Glass stoopid pipe
– (1) Custom Tour glass jar from Nug Jars
– (1) Pack of tour papers
– (1) Slightly Stoopid key chain
– Pack of tour stickers

4. Chameleon Glass Slightly Stoopid Pipe 
(5 winners)

5. Custom tour glass jar from Nug Jars
(5 winners)

6. Seedless Slightly Stoopid hat & bandana
(10 winners)

7. Slightly Stoopid Limited Edition 7″ “No Cocaine” Vinyl
(10 Winners)

8. Swag bag Prize: tour papers, tour stickers, keychain 
(20 winners)

 

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NORML + Stoopid say YES on Prop 19

NORML and Slightly Stoopid team up for an info-blast about Proposition 19. Vote “Yes” California in November to legalize! We need the money and the regulation for a safe and prosperous society!

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Hot Fun In The Summertime, Pepper’s Sizzling OC Performance 7/24/10

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Pepper managed to turn the entire Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Irvine, California yesterday into an island-infused land of plenty.  The beachy-keen boys rocked a reggae vibe, serenading the crowd with sun-soaked songs, dressed in SPF and not much else.

True to the Hawaiian tropic form, I was ushered to a backstage bus-side BBQ complete with friends, family, food and no shortage of cocktails.  After a little let-loose action, the drummer was ready to go one-on-one for a little behind-the-scenes look at Pepper 2.0.  The following insanity ensued between the hours of 9 and 10 p.m.  Without further ado, meet drummer Yesod “the responsible one” Williams, with a special guest appearance by guitar and vocalist, Kaleo Wasman.

Read the whole interview here:
http://www.bestnewbands.com/shows/item/480-hot-fun-in-the-summertime-pepper’s…

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Pepper Review: Unity Tour All That And More

Unity Tour All That And More
Written by Melissa Garcia   

Shirtless and sexy is how Pepper likes to put on a show, and let me tell you, it was a great way to kick of this years Unity Tour. Each member entered the stage dressed in red shorts, a big farmers hat, and had sunscreen painted on their faces. With a huge surfboard lying front and center on the stage, and a portable lifeguard chair, it was clear to see what their theme was. But just incase you doubted their fantasies of being lifeguards, they had life preservers placed on the stage as well. After playing “Stone Love” they announced that their roots grew from Hawaii, but to not compare them to Jack Johnson because “their coconuts swing the other way.” These guys know how to have fun, and crack a few jokes throughout their set. WIth obscene gestures and filthy lyrics, it made me feel pretty embarrassed for those kids I saw that attended the show with their middle aged parents. Although the crowd was pitifully small by the time they played, they made their best efforts to get the audience up and loud.

As Bret Bollinger (bass) and Kaleo Wassman (guitar) took turns on the mic, the day continued with their hands moving up and down their forearms in quite suggestive ways, and of course, the occasional nut grab. They looked like they were having the time of their lives on stage the way they jumped around, and how they introduced Yesod Williams on drums while he sipped on a Coors Light. But my favorite was how they added their own commentary in the middle of songs like: “drip, drip, drip” and “you girls have to learn how to juggle that shit,” and Bret didn’t mean the kind of juggling you see at the circus. They continued with “Point and Shoot,” a blunt and lewd song about going down on a girl, and no, the nymphomania didn’t end there. As they began “Give It Up,” (and what erogenous set would be complete without this song?) they introduced Noodles, the lead guitarist of The Offspring, to tear it up on stage with them. They ended their set with their new single “Wake Up” off their self-titled album which has yet to be announced a release date. While they nailed the instrumental side of things, they often abruptly stopped singing in order to strum harder and faster on the guitar or bass, leaving the songs sung half assed. Nonetheless, they put on an amusing and boisterous show that left the crowd hot and bothered. 

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NUG Magazine » Legalize It Tour – Slightly Stoopid, Collie Buddz, Cypress Hill

We celebrated our 1 year aniversary at the Legalize it Tour featuring Slightly Stoopid, Collie Buddz, & Cypress Hill at the Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre in San Diego, California on July 17, 2010. We had a booth and met a lot of our readers as well as gave away tons of prizes! We hope everyone enjoyed the event as much as we did!

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Slightly Stoopid and Cypress Hill Rock the Irvine Amphitheater – H.O.P.E Blog

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Slightly Stoopid’s Train Saga is featured on the 2010 HOPE Album.  Preview the full album HERE

 

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Slightly Stoopid and Cypress Hill Rock the Irvine Amphitheater – H.O.P.E Blog

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Slightly Stoopid’s Train Saga is featured on the 2010 HOPE Album.  Preview the full album HERE

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Memphis Review: Pepper, a must-see act, joins 311 & The Offspring for Unity Tour 2010

Setting the bar high on 311’s Unity Tour 2010, Pepper opened up for the iconic band—along with The Offspring—at Mud Island Amphitheatre on July 18.   

Originally from the Big Island of Hawaii, their beach-themed stage setup paid homage to the beautiful, sand-riddled coastlines of their native home, incorporating the necessary items to “hang ten,” like a surfboard and lifeguard buoys.  Even the stage crew donned tank tops embellished with the familiar red cross symbolizing that of a lifeguard, along with the customary red board shorts.  Very clever, and the set alone alluded to the fact that this was going to be an extremely fun band to watch. 

Adorned with zinc-oxide, straw hats, sunglasses, and swim trunks—everything needed to effectively spend the day bumming it on the beach—members Kaleo Wassman, Bret Bollinger, and Yesod Williams made their onstage appearance, wasting no time in bestowing the crowd with some mighty fine rock music, infused with the reggae sounds indicative of Hawaii’s Polynesian culture. 

Putting to rest the conventional notion that island-infused music consists of a portly Samoan man gently strumming a Ukulele, the trio studiously showcased many of their hits, including their new single, “Wake Up,” which was a smashing success.  The band was full of energy, and proved they can rock a rhythm while remaining true to the sounds they grew up with.  

Rounding out the beach-dwelling motif, numerous, Pepper-stamped beach balls were tossed into the crowd and eagerly hit, volleyball style, around the amphitheatre.  Fun stuff. 

After witnessing the charisma this three guys excrete, there most certainly is a reason they call themselves Pepper; they’re hot and spicy, and pretty much goes great with everything. 

Rock on, Memphis! 

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Memphis Review: Pepper, a must-see act, joins 311 & The Offspring for Unity Tour 2010

Setting the bar high on 311’s Unity Tour 2010, Pepper opened up for the iconic band—along with The Offspring—at Mud Island Amphitheatre on July 18.   

Originally from the Big Island of Hawaii, their beach-themed stage setup paid homage to the beautiful, sand-riddled coastlines of their native home, incorporating the necessary items to “hang ten,” like a surfboard and lifeguard buoys.  Even the stage crew donned tank tops embellished with the familiar red cross symbolizing that of a lifeguard, along with the customary red board shorts.  Very clever, and the set alone alluded to the fact that this was going to be an extremely fun band to watch. 

Adorned with zinc-oxide, straw hats, sunglasses, and swim trunks—everything needed to effectively spend the day bumming it on the beach—members Kaleo Wassman, Bret Bollinger, and Yesod Williams made their onstage appearance, wasting no time in bestowing the crowd with some mighty fine rock music, infused with the reggae sounds indicative of Hawaii’s Polynesian culture. 

Putting to rest the conventional notion that island-infused music consists of a portly Samoan man gently strumming a Ukulele, the trio studiously showcased many of their hits, including their new single, “Wake Up,” which was a smashing success.  The band was full of energy, and proved they can rock a rhythm while remaining true to the sounds they grew up with.  

Rounding out the beach-dwelling motif, numerous, Pepper-stamped beach balls were tossed into the crowd and eagerly hit, volleyball style, around the amphitheatre.  Fun stuff. 

After witnessing the charisma this three guys excrete, there most certainly is a reason they call themselves Pepper; they’re hot and spicy, and pretty much goes great with everything. 

Rock on, Memphis! 

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NUG Magazine Interview with Rebelution

Originally from Santa Barbara, CA, Rebelution has been showing up everywhere I look! I just caught them performing twice in the last month, once at the Spring Gathering in San Bernardino, and then again at the OMBAC Coming Out Party in San Diego. Both shows were amazing! What I find most appealing about the band is their uplifting, inspiring music that makes the listener feel empowered!

They made me wish I would have listened to my little cousin, who brought me a copy of their first full length album “Courage to Grow” over a year ago. But I thought… what could this girl know about music? My bad! Rebelution has now become not only one of my personal favorite bands, but can also be heard coming out of the speakers in the art department and in the front office of NUG!

Everyone on the staff has become huge fans of Rebelution and we were stoked when their publicist reached out to us to see if we wanted to do an interview with the band. First let’s give you, the NUG Magazine readers, a little background on the band.

Read the whole interview here nugmag.com

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