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Archive for May, 2010

May
31/10
10 Questions with Wesley Finley (Rebelution)

Up next as part of our Summer of Silverback promo campaign here at The Pier, is 10 questions with Rebelution drummer Wesley Finley.

1. All-time favorite album? Cielo by Dredg. A concept rock album about sleep paralysis and influenced by my favorite artist Salvador Dali.

2. Favorite movie? Gattaca. A realistic look at the future of genetics with an awesome soundtrack to match.

3. Favorite food? food. Whether it’s sweet or spicy Thai has it. They hardly use dairy and use good ingredients like tofu, basil, and coconut milk.

4. Drink of choice? A frosty Newcastle. If not that then another cold hoppy beer or gin & tonic.

5. Favorite sport/team? Don’t really follow sports too much but been an SF Giants fan most of my life. My mom took me to many games as a kid.

6. Most memorable concert you have been to? Every Dredg show I’ve gone to has inspired me in some way. Their drummer plays the keyboard and drums simultaneously which is incredible to witness.

7. Favorite song to play live? I always like playing Bright Side of Life because it’s rocking the entire time, but I’ve recently loved playing So High too because it’s so mellow and has so much space to work with.

8. Most embarrassing song on your IPod? Take A Bow by Madonna. Let’s not talk about it.

9. Worst job I had was… Telemarketing. I’ve never dreaded going to work so much in my life.

10. If I could turn back time I would… “…find a way, I’d take back those words that hurt you, And you’d stay” -Cher. But seriously, I would have been more serious about the drum-set earlier in my formative years because it would have paid off today.

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May
28/10
The Pier Weekend Show Locator!

Every weekend there are shows taking place all over the world
Check back every Friday to see whats goin on for the weekend!

Friday, May 28th

Tribal Seeds

@ SOHO. Santa Barbara, CA 21+

The Expendables & Tomorrows Bad Seeds

@ The Belly Up Tavern. Solana Beach, CA

Cant Hang, Lionize & Echo Movement

@ Recher Theatre. Towson, MD. 7pm All Ages

G Love & Special Sauce

@ Forsyth Park. Savannah, GA Free

Giant Panda Guerilla Dup Squad

@ Jack Rabbits. Jacksonville, FL All Ages

Saturday, May 29th

Slightly Stoopid & Rebelution

@ Summer Camp Music Festival. Chillicothe, IL

The Expendables & Tomorrows Bad Seeds

@ The Phoenix Theatre. Petaluma, CA

The Dirty Heads,Seedless & Tribal Seeds

@ California Roots Music & Art Fest. Monterey, CA

Passafire & The Wailers

@ Pier Six Concert Pavilion. Baltimore, MD

Ballyhoo!

@ Jammin Java. Viennea, VA 10pm

Sunday, May 30th

RAC

@ The Compound. Scottsdale, AZ

The B Foundation

@ Sainte Rocke Hermosa Beach, CA 7pm

…..Is there a show we forgot to mention?

Or Is your group playing a gig that we dont know about?

Let us know by posting freely in our Pier Chat Board where you can network with Fans & Artists from the scene….See you this weekend!

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May
25/10
10 Questions with Geoff Weers (The Expendables)

(Geoff pictured far left)

As part of our Summer of Silverback promo campaign here at The Pier, we are going to try and get to know some of the band members a little better and what their favorite things are.

First up we got vocalist and guitarist for The ExpendablesGeoff Weers. Keep checking back to see more of your favorite band members answer our standard 10 questions!

1. All-time favorite album? Michael Jackson – Thriller

2. Favorite movie? Coming to America

3. Favorite food? Toss up between lasagna and meatloaf

4. Drink of choice? Can’t ever go wrong with orange juice

5. Favorite sport/team? The San Jose Sharks kick ass

6. Most memorable concert you have been to? Billy Idol at our home town venue, The Catalyst.

7. Favorite song to play live? Donkey Show

8. Most embarrassing song on your IPod? The Sesame Street theme song

9. Worst job I had was… The Boardwalk amusement park

10. If I could turn back time I would… Invent velcro, I would be rich!!!

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May
22/10
Classic Music Video: Close Enough

Close Enough’s Reggae Style was for most their first exposure to the band when it was featured on The Pier’s Spring Sampler. The group followed it up on The Pier’s Summer Sampler with the exclusive track Under The Pier (make sure you find that album and download it if you can).

Close Enough is/was a band that effortlessly mixes the reggae and the rap! Awesome stuff!

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May
21/10
The Pier Weekend Show Locator!

Every weekend there are shows taking place all over the world
Check back every Friday to see whats goin on for the weekend!

Friday May 21st

Slightly Stoopid

@ Lahaina Civic Center. Lahaina, Maui, HI 7pm

The Expendables & Tomorrows Bad Seeds

@ Aggie Theatre. Fort Collins, CO 8pm

Mike Pinto & RAC

@ Kilkenny’s. Redondo Beach, CA 8pm

Tribal Seeds & Inhale

@ Domino Room. Bend, Or 8pm All Ages

Rootdown

Eastern Oregon University. La Grande, OR

Saturday May 22nd

The Expendables & Tomorrows Bad Seeds

Seeds @ Black Sheep. Colorado Springs, CO 8pm

Slightly Stoopid & Natural Vibrations

@ Pipeline Café. Honolulu, HI

3rd Alley & The Floaters

@ Surf City Saloon. Huntington Beach, CA

Giant Panda Guerrilla Dup Squad & Steel Pulse

@ 930 Club. Washington, DC

Passafire & The Supervillains

@ Club Firestone. Orlando, FL 7pm

Sunday May 23rd

Tribal Seeds & Dub Seeds

@ Fishlips. Bakersfield, CA 8pm 21+

…..Is there a show we forgot to mention?

Or Is your group playing a gig that we dont know about?

Let us know by posting freely in our Pier Chat Board where you can network with Fans & Artists from the scene….See you this weekend!

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May
20/10
Authority Zero Studio Video

Authority Zero just released a behind the scenes video of the group recording the Stories of Survival album. See below.


Authority Zero’s
new album, Stories of Survival, will be the first release under the Viking Funeral imprint label founded by Pennywise guitarist Fletcher Dragge, Ken Seaton of Hardline Entertainment and Suburban Noize Records. The album seamlessly combines all of Authority Zero’s musical influences from reggae and ska to driving punk, into one explosive record. CLICK HERE to read The Pier’s review!

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May
18/10
Rebelution Live Album on iTunes

CLICK HERE to go download the eight track live album titled Live from Las Vegas at the Palms, just released today exclusively on iTunes.

1. Otherside

2. More Than Ever

3. Change the System Feat C Money

4. Green to Black

5. Safe and Sound

6. Feeling Alright

7. Outta Control Acoustic

8. Lazy Afternoon

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May
17/10
Zen Robbi Summer Promo Video

Want to know what is going on with the crazy Zen Robbi this Summer? Well check out the cool little promo video below.

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May
15/10
Classic Music Video: The Bredrin Daddys

Time for some much need all old school Long Beach Stylee. Below is the video for The Bredrin DaddysWhen Kingdom Comes. The Pier can’t recommend highly enough the band’s Monkey Business and Bag O Tricks albums.

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May
14/10
The Pier Weekend Show Locator!

Every weekend there are shows taking place all over the world
Check back every Friday to see whats goin on for the weekend!

Friday May 14th

Iration, Through the Roots, and Pacific Dub

@ Sainte Rocke Hermosa Beach, CA 9pm

The Expendables & Tomorrows Bad Seeds

@ Floyd’s Music Store Tallahassee, FL 8pm

Knock-Out & Sonic Boom Six

@ Burts Tiki Lounge Salt Lake City, UT 8pm

Tribal Seeds

@ Pharaoh’s Hooka Lounge Spokane, WA 8pm 18+

The Movement

@ The Sport Page Live @ Satellite Beach, FL

Saturday May 15th

Iration & The Summerset

@ Wavehouse San Diego, CA 8pm

The Dirty Heads

@ Marquee Theatre Tempe, AZ 8pm All Ages

Rebelution & Fishbone

@ OMPAC Festival San Diego, CA 21+

The Expendables & Tomorrows Bad Seeds

@ Common Grounds Gainesville, FL 8pm

Sunday May 16th

Mike Pinto

@ Tiki Bar Costa Mesa, California 10pm

…..Is there a show we forgot to mention?

Or Is your group playing a gig that we dont know about?

Let us know by posting freely in our Pier Chat Board where you can network with Fans & Artists from the scene….See you this weekend!

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May
13/10
New Fishbone Documentary Coming Soon

Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone will be presented at the 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival. The documentary is directed by Lev Anderson and Chris Metzler and has been in the works for these last four years. It features the history of the band through its ups and downs, the creative process and insights from Flea, Ice-T, Perry Farrell, Gwen Stefani and Branford Marsalis in addition to past and current members of Fishbone. The story is narrated by Laurence Fishburne.

The documentary is competing in the documentary section The LA Film Festival is a very prestigious film festival and takes place in downtown LA, June 17-27. More news on the viewing schedule when it is released.

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May
12/10
New Dirty Heads Acoustic Set

SoCal locals, The Dirty Heads, have been named one of Rolling Stone’s Best New Bands of 2010! To show their appreciation, the band recently stopped by the Rolling Stone studios for an exclusive “Live at Rolling Stone” session. The guys were accompanied by Sublime with Rome front man, Rome Ramirez, who also appears on The Dirty Heads’ #1 single, “Lay Me Down.”

Fans and all music lovers can get into the summer mood by watching The Dirty Heads’ mellow acoustic performance of “Stand Tall” and “Believe” at RollingStone.com!

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May
07/10
The Pier Weekend Show Locator!

Every weekend there are shows taking place all over the world
Check back every Friday to see whats goin on for the weekend!

Friday May 7th

Iration, Through the Roots, and Pacific Dub

@ Club Underground. Reno, Nevada

The Expendables & Tomorrows Bad Seeds

@ Chameleon Club. Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Stick Figure

@ 710 Beach Club. San Diego, California

Good Bye Beatdown

@ The Vogue Theatre. Victoria, British Columbia

Three Legged Fox & Fear Nuttin Band

@ The Southwick Inn. Southwick, Massachusetts

Saturday May 8th

Tribal Seeds & P-knuckle

@ Cervantes. Denver, Colorado

Passafire

@ Winter place Park. Salisbury, Maryland 7pm

Rebelution

@ DR. Greenthumb spring gathering
Music Festival. San Bernardino, Ca

The Expendables & Tomorrows Bad Seeds

@ The Stone Pony Asbury Park, New Jersey

Sunday May 9th

Seedless, Simpkin Project & Kat Nestel

@ Tiki Bar Costa Mesa, California

…..Is there a show we forgot to mention?

Or Is your group playing a gig that we dont know about?

Let us know by posting freely in our Pier Chat Board where you can network with Fans & Artists from the scene….See you this weekend!

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May
05/10
Sublime with Rome Summer Tour Dates

More dates have just been announced for Sublime with Rome. Matisyahu and The Dirty Heads are to open the shows.

In other news, The Dirty Heads are confirmed for a featured guest spot on Loveline. The guys will stop by the radio show on Wednesday, May 12th to perform a short set for its fans. With Dirty J there, you know this is going to be unforgettable.

  • July 7 KNDD @ Marymoor Redmond, WA w/Matisyahu + Dirty Heads
  • July 9 The Great Saltair Salt Lake City, UT w/Dirty Heads
  • July 10 Red Rocks Amphitheatre Denver, CO w/Matisyahu + Dirty Heads
  • July 11 City Market Kansas City, MO w/Matisyahu + Dirty Heads
  • July 13 Charter One Pavilion Chicago, IL w/Matisyahu + Dirty Heads
  • July 14 The Eagles Club (The Rave) Milwaulkee, WI w/Matisyahu + Dirty Heads
  • July 17 Festival Pier @ Penn’s Landing Philadelphia, PA w/Matisyahu + Dirty Heads
  • July 18 Pier Six Pavilion Baltimore, MD w/Matisyahu + Dirty Heads
  • July 20 Nikon Theater @ Jones Beach Wantagh, NY w/Matisyahu + Dirty Heads
  • July 21 Innsbrook Pavilion Glen Allen, VA w/Matisyahu + Dirty Heads
  • July 23 Masquerade Park Atlanta, GA w/Matisyahu + Dirty Heads
  • July 24 St. Augustine Amphitheatre St. Augustine, FL w/Dirty Heads
  • July 25 Sunset Cove Amphitheatre Boca Raton, FL w/Matisyahu + Dirty Heads
  • July 28 Superpages.com Center Dallas, TX w/Matisyahu + Dirty Heads
  • July 30 The Beach @ Mandalay Bay Las Vegas, NV w/Matisyahu + Dirty Heads
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May
05/10
Illscarlett Takes on Blink 812

IllScarlett does a pretty good cover of Blink 182’s Josie below. Most definitely worth a peep!

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