Michael Franti’s ‘Once A Day’ Tour

If there is one thing Michael Frannti is known for, besides his uplifting music, it’s his energetic performances, often jumping out into the crowd for a few songs. During a performance on Rock Boat this past January, Franti injuring himself, left the trip early, and cancelled a February tour of the east coast. Now Michael […]

Miguel Happoldt Talks Perro Bravo

During a call that lasted an hour, I was able to catch up with Sublime’s Miguel Happoldt to discuss his band, Perro Bravo, and the 4/20/15 premiere of their new music video on The Pier that also pays homage to the late Ikey and Aaron Owens. Plus, they have a Bay area tour from April […]

Live: Strung Out (4/10 & 4/11/15)

Date: Monday, March 23rd, 2015 Line Up: Strung Out, Masked Intruder, La Armada, Basic 4/10/15 Location: Hawthorne Theatre. Portland, OR 4/11/15 Location: El Corazon. Seattle, WA Strung Out Live @ Hawthorne Theater. Portland, OR Five years have passed since Strung Out’s last record and they have just released Transmission. Alpha. Delta and kicked off a [...]

2015 Record Store Day Picks

On Saturday April 18th, National Record Store Day will be celebrated once again, inviting music lovers out for in-store performances & exclusive releases. With so many special releases dropping on this day, though its hard to pick exactly which records we want to get our hands on, we have boiled down the list to these […]

The Pier: Album & Cover Art History (Vol. 4)

The Pier: Album & Cover Art History Vol. 4 Welcome to The Pier's Album & Cover Art History - Volume 4 as we take a look at another five iconic album covers and releases with their concepts & back-story. In this feature, you'll read how the album's art has more depth to its meaning than [...]

The Pier: Catching Up with Pepper

Pepper fans got a pleasant surprise when the band announced that they were releasing not one, but two albums in 2015. A live album recorded at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, CA that’s available now, and a studio album, which is set for release this summer.

Review: Oogee Wawa – More Sand Than Money

Oogee Wawa - More Sand Than Money Track Listing: 1.) Let It Out 2.) Pretty 3.) More Sand Than Money 4.) Jump Off 5.) Regrets 6.) Damaged Baggage 7.) Feelin' Alive Today 8.) Shit Storm 9.) T.I.P.S. 10.) Badrinath 11.) Late Night 12.) Pack The Van The Pier Album Rating: Release Date: April 28th, 2015 [...]

The B Foundation in the Studio

Southern, CA’s The B Foundation returned last November after a 2 year hiatus from writing, recording and performing. Since November, the group has been knocking the dust off the tour van as they’ve been performing in and out of California. Now, the group is back in the studio recording new material!