Interview: Groundation

Harrison Stafford, the lead singer and guitarist for Groundation, made some available time to speak with The Pier regarding the band’s upcoming release “Building An Ark” as well as their upcoming international tour touching four different continents. Within the conversation, we also spoke about the early beginnings back in 1997 on the campus of Sonoma [...]

LIVE: SOJA, Gentleman, Anuhea (3-11-12)

Date: Sunday, March 11th, 2012 Line up: SOJA, Gentleman, Anuhea Location: House of Blues. San Diego, CA House of Blues San Diego has been and remains one of my favorite venues to see live music. There is a lot of space, vantage points, and the unique decor adds a stylish flare to the overall experience. [...]

Backstage: A Don Carlos Story

Can you imagine the world through the eyes of a reggae legend? Can you imagine fans walking for two weeks to hear you play? Can you imagine looking out on a crowd of 150,000 fans? Can you imagine being a living witness to the many transitions in what we now call the “Reggae” genre? Everything [...]

The Dirty Heads’ “Spread Too Thin”

For one of 2012’s Most Anticipated Albums, it finally became time for fans to hear a fully mastered album track from the Dirty Heads forthcoming album Cabin By The Sea. The album is set for release in mid

Updated Concert Articles

The Pier had a BUSY Friday night in Southern California as we were in attendance for The Green, Passafire and HI Roots in San Diego as well as Pacific Dub, Micah Brown and Bodhi Rock in Hollywood!

MP3 Leak of the Week: Cas Haley

While we like to introduce NEW music for our MP3 Leak each Week, we thought we’d bring a timeless tune back courtesy of Cas Haley with his song “Release Me” from his last album Connection…

Live: Pacific Dub, Micah Brown, Bodhi Rock (3-9-12)

Date: Friday, March 9th, 2012 Line up:Pacific Dub, Micah Brown, Bodhi Rock, Sono Vero, Sinizen, West Swell Location: The Roxy Theatre. Hollywood, CA All I had to do was fill up the tank and mish out to the show. Starting the night off with tunes in the car from Pacific Dub, Mike Pinto Band, and [...]

Live: The Green, Passafire, HI Roots (3-9-12)

Date: Friday, March 9th, 2012 Line up:The Green, Passafire, HI Roots Location: Belly Up Tavern. Solana Beach, CA Every once in a while, there is a lineup of artists, at a specific venue that you automatically know you can't miss. For San Diego on March 9th, The Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach was just [...]