Count Down to 5th Annual Cali-Roots Fest!


After much anticipation & revealing the initial details of the 5th annual California Roots Festival back in August, it is finally May! With the festival just around the corner, California Roots Presents has released the final details surrounding this epic event, including the full schedule and festival map.

Ballyhoo!’s 3-Song ‘Halo’ EP

Ballyhoo! is at it again with the upcoming release of their 3 song EP titled Halo via Right Coast Records. It includes a remix, cover & another song that was re-done. Read up on the new EP and see what lead singer & guitarist, Howi Spangler has to say…

Interview: Michael “Miguel” Happoldt (Part 2 of 2)

Welcome to Part 2 of our Exclusive Interview with Miguel Happoldt. Miguel continues to share his background with Sublime as well as Slightly Stoopid, pulling the curtain back a bit on how Stoopid came to meet Brad Nowell and Skunk Records. He shares his perspective on today's production techniques, the recent LBDA reformation and producing [...]

Monterey or Bust Compilation 2014

All great festivals release a record full of participating and guest artists in order for fans to get a partial experience of the event. From the legends of Monterey Pops and Woodstock to the future hall of famers at Bonnaroo and Coachella, compilation albums sum up the festival into an entertaining and memorable souvenir that […]

Video: Krooked Treez – Animated

Courtesy of Streethearted Videos, here is a new animated video of southern CA Reggae Hip-Hop band Krooked Treez. they drew and created all the animation and characters in the video. Straight from Serbia, here is what Streethearted Videos told The Pier about animated video: “The idea of the video came from the fun and laid […]

The Supervillains Summer Tour 2014

The Supervillains Summer 2014

Veteran Reggae-Rockers and Orlando Florida swampers, The Supervillains, are heading out on a summer road trip! After not touring in almost a year, The Supervillains have announced a run that will take the group back over to the Pacific, as they play venues across the nation.

MP3 Leak of the Week: Tarrus Riley

On May 13th, we premiered Tarrus Riley for The Pier’s Live Acoustic Series! In the video, The Green performs an acoustic rendering of their new song “Love Situation/123 I Love You”. In celebration of the new video & song, we’re giving away the audio session from the music video, in MP3 format, this week only […]

The Wailers ‘Legend’ 30th Anniversary & Tour!

On May 8th, 1984, a reggae album was released that would change the world forever. Now, 30 years later, people all across the globe continue to enjoy the sounds of “Legend: The Best of Bob Marley and The Wailers.”