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Updated Concert Articles

Over the last 6 weeks, we’ve covered live Punk-Rock, Jam, Funk, Reggae and Ska in 4 different states. We wanted to bring you up to date on the 8 various live-sets we’ve covered, including back to back nights with Strung Out, Reggae On The Block and Wanee festival as well as four live-sets from the 6th Annual California Roots Festival. Plus the 35 set-lists we documented from Cali-Roots…

Click on any of the articles below to be directed to each of the latest concert articles we’ve covered. For a fun video montage of our time at the 6th Annual California Roots Music & Arts Festival, enjoy the video recap put together by our own Aaron Solomon, Peter Monti and Andrew Aroche.

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California Roots Festival Recaps:

Date: Friady, May 22nd, 2015
Line Up: SOJA
Venue: Monterey County Fairgrounds. Monterey, CA

  • While there were no guitars on fire on Friday, Hemphill surprised fans by performing “Thunderstorms” off the band’s 2009 album, Born in Babylon. A song, Hemphill confesses, the band never plays live and most likely never will play again. “We didn’t know how to top last year’s set, so we brought a bunch of lasers and decided to play a song we never have played live before and will never do again.”READ MORE


  • Date: Sunday, May 24th, 2015
    Line Up: E.N Young
    Venue: Monterey County Fairgrounds. Monterey, CA

  • E.N Young mentioned California Roots talent-buyer and partner Dan Sheehan as a major influence on his career as an artist. Sheehan was responsible for bringing Young and his music to the islands of Hawaii and Guam. It is clear that the relationships the founders have been able to build with their pool of talented artists is the reason why California Roots has become what it is today…READ MORE


  • Date: Sunday, May 24th, 2015
    Line Up: Fortunate Youth
    Venue: Monterey County Fairgrounds. Monterey, CA

  • There was a point in the band’s early years where the guys had to figure out what they wanted out of their musical careers. The chops were there, the band just needed the exposure that comes with heavy touring if they wanted to reach their potential. It was back in 2011 when Fortunate Youth and their manager Jared Segawa ambitiously decided to book as many shows as they could…READ MORE


  • Date: Sunday, May 24th, 2015
    Line Up: Fishbone
    Venue: Monterey County Fairgrounds. Monterey, CA

  • Showing more of Fishbone’s classic sense of humor, a short but informative demonstration on how crowd surfing works, Moore asked the audience for their “full support” as horn-player Jay Armant, AKA Flyin’ Jay showed the crowd how to physically support someone who decides to crowd surf and how to be a crowed surfer yourself; all of which took place over the song “Ma and Pa”READ MORE


  • Date: Friday – Sunday, May 22nd – 24th, 2015
    Line Up: 35 Artist Set-Lists from Cali-Roots Festival
    Venue: Monterey County Fairgrounds. Monterey, CA

  • Of the 40 acts that performed at Cali-Roots, The Pier was able to retrieve 35 Set-Lists. Unfortunately, we were unable to receive set-lists from The Roots, G. Love and Animo. If any of you fans have their sets recorded, send them over and we’ll add it below. The set-lists are in order of the festival based on the day and set-time…READ MORE

  • Reggae On The Block Festival

    Date: May 9th, 2015
    Line Up: Tribal Seeds, Iration, Stick Figure, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Fortunate Youth, Ballyhoo!, The Supervillains, New Kingston and more.
    Venue: Social Pavilion and Washington Square in Downtown Orlando, Florida

  • A site that’s typically just two parking lots, for several events throughout the year, organizers transform these spaces into a festival area that stretches the length of two football fields. With plenty of space for thousands of fans to dance and sing-along, the grounds are also filled with food and alcohol vendors, and plenty of different merchandise tents. …READ MORE

  • 2015 Wanee Festival

    Date: Thursday – Saturday, April 16th – 18th, 2015
    Line Up: Widespread Panic, Gregg Allman, Gov’t Mule, Earth Wind & Fire, Dumpstaphink and so many more.
    Venue: Wanee Music Festival, Spirit of Suwannee Music Park. Live Oak, FL

  • The 700 acres of The Spirit of Suwannee Music park is a unbelievable venue, always well worth the trip. Wanee brings in a great mix of legends and popular rising-stars, allowing us the opportunity to check a few live performances off our list. This year festival organizer, did not disappoint as they continued to improve various aspects of the event, truly proving they are ready to make the magic of this festival happen for at least another decade…READ MORE

  • Back-to-Back Strung Out Performances:

    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

  • Five years have passed since Strung Out’s last record and they have just released Transmission. Alpha. Delta and kicked off a nationwide tour to follow. The new album is everything fans would expect and more from the Fat Wreck vets with a perfect blend of their signature punk and metal with beautiful and relevant vocal melodies, rigorous riffs, and inventive beats. On Friday, April 10th fans gathered at the Hawthorne Theatre in Portland for the second show of the tour in order to hear the new sounds first hand…READ MORE



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