The B Foundation perform an acoustic version of the song “Too Damn Tough” from the album Souvenirs, Novelties, and Party Tricks at the MoBoogie Loft Sept. 2009.
Archive for September, 2009
The last time The Pier interviewed Passafire was the week it dropped its debut album Submersible on Law Records. That was close to two years ago and a lot has changed. Except for one thing – Passafire’s ability to make some of the most original music being explored in the scene today, as proven by its newest release Everyone on Everynight. Keyboardist Adam Willis is here to let us into their creative minds.
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By Mike Keenan
The Gothic Theatre is in a very odd and run down part of town with some decidedly strange stores. Several of them give you this creeped out, gimp in the basement, Pulp Fiction sort of vibe. To further that feeling Nate got questioned by a cop for J-Walking. I’ve never heard of that happening to anyone before.
The set went well with the exception of the house sound crew ignoring Elliot when his mic cable kept cutting out. It got to the point where I stopped playing, found a new mic cable and started unraveling it when they finally decided to do their jobs. As they say in the military – “unsat.”
By Mike Keenan
We are lucky enough to get out to the Rockies about twice a year. It’s always beautiful and there never seems to be enough time to really experience the scenery. Someday, maybe.
Boulder in particular is always a band favorite. I try to spend minimal money on crappy road food so that when we arrive someplace with good options I can throw down a bit. After skimping for several days Hopa Sushi was amazing. Their sushi features interesting ingredients, searing certain rolls and suggestive names like the “Orgasm Roll” or better yet the “Multiple-Orgasm Roll.” They aren’t afraid to rewrite the rulebook on sushi.
The long drives and makeshift accommodations have left Drew, Scott, Chase and Elliot a little under the weather. Normally the vibe w/r/t sickness on the road is sort yourself out, keep your distance and don’t let the singer get sick. That being said, sickness travels fast with 10 people in a 15-passenger van. With Elliot not at peak efficiency we played several instrumentals. I don’t think the crowd would have known Elliot was struggling had he not begged their forgiveness.
Barnaby has been sitting in with us on Be At Peace for the last few nights and has been absolutely great. He sings very effortlessly. We’ve tried to incorporate a little of that style into some of our new songs. So in case you were wondering- yes, the Black Seeds have already influenced us a bit.
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As a Christmas present to our fans, The Pier will be releasing a FREE digital Sampler in December!
For this sampler we want to ‘Expose’ the freshest talent out there! Therefore, we are looking for bands that have never been included on our previous Sampler/Compilation albums!
We know there are some serious kick-ass bands out there and The Pier since day one has always been about promoting bands of all sizes! We just love good music!
We are looking for bands pushing the musical frontier in reggae rock, acoustic, reggae, hip hop or whatever!
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- The Dirty Heads
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The Blue Scholar’s beat master Sabzi has posted for free download probably the sickest mixtape of the year – a solid selection of Hawaiian music! Titled 69 Roll you can download it RIGHT HERE.
Make sure to also check out The Blue Scholars new EP OOF! It is pretty awesome stuff from this Pacific Northwest crew!
By all accounts the the three day event in Santa Barbara was a huge success. Over 12,000 people were there on Sunday!
Some more good news is The Pier was there and we captured over eight tapes worth of video interview and live material from the bands! Look for it dropping soon right here at The Pier!
Our weekend started out like most weekends…Shows on Friday, Sat, Sunday. We played at the Taste of Newport Beach Festival on Friday night. The show was awesome and it was nice to play in front of our friends and family. Saturday we had a show in Pozo. Instead of taking our RV we decided to Jet-Set our way up the coast.
DH boarding the G4
About 2 seconds before our zero gravity experience
G4 to the H2
Super big thanks to Dr. Nick for making this an incredible weekend! Full coverage of the West Beach Festival coming soon.
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That’s right! This week’s Exclusive MP3 Leak is in fact three songs! CT based band, One Jack Move has given us three songs from its upcoming album Asphalt Ocean dropping in October. The songs are:
To find out more information about One Jack Move, CLICK HERE to check out the band’s MySpace page.
By Mike Keenan
I guess we couldn’t book a gig in any of the college towns in Nebraska so, we’re driving from Iowa City to Denver in one shot. Back to that Martin Sheen head space.
By Mike Keenan
This is a new city for me. It’s a fairly cool college town with a good coffee shop (the Java House). As I’ve mentioned previously that is one of the most efficient ways for me to assess the value of a community, coffee and food. So far, so good.
The show was poorly attended, but we did meet some people that drove up from Oklahoma to see both bands play. That’s impressive.