Live: E.N Young at Cali-Roots (5-24-15)

Date: Sunday, May 24th 2015 (5:20 - 6:00pm at The Original Stage) Line Up: E.N Young Venue: California Roots Music and Arts Festival. Monterey County Fairgrounds. Monterey, CA Live: E.N Young @ Cali-Roots (5-24-15) Following a Sunday afternoon performance playing alongside Tribal Seeds on The California Roots Festival’s Bowl stage, E.N Young made his way [...]

Video: Ethan Tucker – Crazy Tonight

Off the May 5th Stoopid Records release of Ethan Tucker’s new album Misunderstood, here is the first official music video for the song “Crazy Tonight” which features Michael Franti. Ethan told The Pier that the video was shot during his tour with Franti to which Michael Franti assumed the role of directing the video after […]

The Pier: Album & Cover Art History (Vol. 5)

The Pier: Album & Cover Art History Vol. 5 Welcome to The Pier's Album & Cover Art History - Volume 5 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 [...]

MP3 Leak of the Week: Giant Panda!

“War Machine” is this week’s Leak and it’s off Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad’s new album Bright Days. The song is far from reggae with a country Americana roots feel to it, speaking out against War. The track is available for FREE this week only. Read more about this unique release by Giant Panda…

Live: SOJA at Cali-Roots (5-22-15)

Date: Friday, May 22nd 2015 (9:30 - 11:00pm in The Bowl) Line Up: SOJA with guest appearances by J Boog, Dustin Thomas, Ocean Pleasant, and Alfred The MC. Venue: California Roots Music and Arts Festival. Monterey County Fairgrounds. Monterey, CA Live: SOJA @ Cali-Roots (5-22-15) California Roots will always be a special place for SOJA. [...]

The Pier: Catching Up with Trevor Hall

The first big act of this year’s Cali Roots, playing on the festival’s spacious Bowl stage, was Trevor Hall. The singer/songwriter best known for his acoustical repertoire kicked off the festivities with a rather early set that started at noon on Friday.

‘Fast Times’ by Ballyhoo!

Just before their performance at House of Rock in Corpus Cristi, Texas, Ballyhoo! front-man Howi Spangler spoke with The Pier about the origins of the band’s latest summer single “Fast Times,” and hinted at the possibility of a new album.

Video Premiere: Zach Deputy – Live Funky Improv

Here is the Video Premiere to Zach Deputy performing a LIVE Funky Improv for The Pier’s Live Acoustic Series. The video comes courtesy of Director Tage Plantell and Co-Produced by Kit Chalberg and was shot on location at The Oriental Theater in Denver, CO. To read more about this production, the Director and the genius […]