PIERA Performs on November 18th at The Canyon Agoura Hills.

Nov. 1, 2021. Hollywood Calif. – Modern Mystical Psychedelic Synth Duo PIERA will be opening for the Pop Icon 80’s Group, ABC, (“Poison Arrow”, “All of My Heart”, “The Look of Love”) – on November 18, 2021, at The Canyon Agoura Hills. 

Following an exhilarating string of post-pandemic shows, PIERAwill be bringing an audiophile’s feast for the senses with their signature beat-driven cosmic synth-soundscapes featuring Piera Klein’s alluring stage presence and powerful, entrancing vocals.

The PIERA duo have just come off of 5 stellar shows, opening for 80s iconic synth group, Berlin, on August 7th in Montclair, and The Untouchables and Bow Wow Wow on September 3rd in Santa Clarita (both at The Canyon nightclubs in SoCal), and on September 10th headlining at The Silverlake Lounge, and was just part at the iconic Punk Museum founder, Tequila Mockingbird’s “Sunday Club”, at the Oracle Tavern in Downtown Los Angeles on September 26 as part of her annual Dada Bauhaus Masquerade Ball, as well as opening for Oingo-Boingo on October 8 at The Canyon in Santa Clarita.

Almost instantaneously, PIERA has risen up above the uninspired and insular echo chambers of the played out LA music scene, and carved their own niche, establishing themselves as one of LA’s most promising, inspiring and interesting new acts to watch.

Like true pioneers they have cultivated a new sound and are ushering in a new era of creative freedom blending psychedelic, space jazz, indie-synthpop, krautrock, Avant-garde, and industrial pop.

With a seemingly miraculous trajectory, and the overwhelmingly positive press response to release of their new their album and  new music video “Unraveling” filmed in quarantine, PIERA is captivating new audiences in the post-pandemic era.

Within just a few short months PIERA has captivated the attention of both the underground and mainstream. The duo have received glowing reviews and a spotlights in numerous outlets including the award-winning California Rocker where Klein’s vocal stylings are favorably compared with iconic singer Terri Nunn. Other notables have referenced Klein’s powerful vocals stylings in comparison with Annie LenoxBlondieEnyaSade, and Nena.

Landing the on cover of the Arts & Entertainment section of DTLA News, being featured on Buzz Media, and highlighted in numerous articles and blogs such as Strutter ‘Zine, Future Producers, Sonic Scoop, Music-News, Music Connection Magazine and many others, PIERA is now broadcasting nationally on more than 50 college radio stations and is building a global streaming audience spanning from the Americas, to Europe, Russia and the UK.

All indications agree – it’s clear PIERA is on some sort of meteoric rise. Come and experience this cosmic psychedelic world with them. December 10th PIERA opens for A Flock of Seagulls at The Canyon Club in Agoura Hills (CA) – not to be missed.

Emerging from the chaos of a post-pandemic world hungry for a new authentic sound led by a true oracle, “Bienvenu a la era de PIERA”….

The Canyon – Agoura Hills

28912 Roadside Dr. Agoura Hills, CA 91301

(888) 645-5006

http://wheremusicmeetsthesoul.com/canyon-agoura-hills/

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Current Media Links:

THE BUZZ
PIERA talks coming together to make their industrial jazzy techno pop sound

Los Angeles Life and Style:
PIERA – A BREATH OF FRESH AIR, CATAPULTING AUDIENCES INTO ANOTHER DIMENSION. 

Los Angeles Life and Style:
LUMINOUS SYNTH POP DUO PIERA OPENING FOR POP ICON 80’S GROUP THE MOTELS ON OCTOBER 30, 2021

Music Connection Magazine Video Premiere
Music Connection presents PIERA “Unraveling”

Music Connection Magazine Review

PIERA

Music Link: (Just released on Spotify-“As Good As You” & “Calling You Out”

Vents Magazine

Cosmic Reaction – An Experimental Psychedelic Art Collage Video

(About The Video – In 2018 PIERA went to Puerto Rico to film their video for Cosmic Reaction, some was also filmed in Joshua Tree, and some in and around the Los Angeles area. The entire PIERA album is very cosmic and mystical and sparked a desire in Klein to showcase her character/avatar waking up in different worlds – each environment in high contrast to the next, from the Puerto Rican Jungle of El Yunque to the high California desert, and back home to the rolling hills of Echo Park. The experimental psychedelic art collage was a true collaboration between friends, Piera, her best friend Adrian Arredondo, and Micah Plissner.)

Salvation Army Santa Clarita Valley Corps’  Food Pantry drive kicks-off November 8 through November 19.

Santa Clarita, Calif. – The Salvation Army Santa Clarita Valley Corps’  Food Pantry needs your help!   Their food pantry is extremely low on food.  You can help by donating food. They serve between 800-1000 people in the food pantry a month. 75-100 of these individuals are homeless.

The Food drive will  kick-off on November 8th  and go until November 19th. Donations can be dropped off at the Salvation Army offices at 22935 Lyons Ave:  November 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, and 19th between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.  Below is a list of the most needed food items:

  • Canned tuna/chicken
  • Canned Beans, Any canned vegetables or Canned Fruit
  • Canned Soup
  • Rice
  • Pasta/Pasta Sauce
  • Bottled water
  • Juice
  • Peanut Butter /Jelly
  • Oatmeal/Dry Cereal
  • Any pop-top canned items (for homeless)
  • Granola Bars
  • Ramen Noodles
  • Juice boxes

The Salvation Army Santa Clarita Valley Corps offers a wide range of programs to local people in need. They help with food, clothing, essential items, holiday assistance, addiction resources, aid in disaster recovery, and provide resources and services for seniors. If you would like to learn more or donate, please visit SCVSalvationArmy.org 

For additional information, visit or follow on Facebook and Instagram @salvationarmysantaclarita

Friends of the Santa Clarita Public Library Host Bag Sale at All Three Library Branches in November, 2021.

Fall Book Bag Sale at the Santa Clarita Public Library

Santa Clarita, Calif. – The Santa Clarita Public Library is excited to announce the Fall Book Bag Sale! Friends of Santa Clarita Public Library will host the Bag Sale event at the Valencia, Canyon Country and Newhall branches from Saturday, November 6 through Sunday, November 14. The sale will occur each day during normal operating hours for each branch.


            For only $7, participants can fill a provided bag, with any books they find for sale, in the Friends of the Library book store. Patrons with book bags from a previous sale can participate for $6. Treat yourself to a wide assortment of books or find great book gifts for others just in time for the holidays. Proceeds from the bag sale support programming for the Santa Clarita Public Library, including One Story One City, Día de Los Niños, the Family Literacy Festival and more.


            The Friends of Santa Clarita Public Library is an active group of Santa Clarita residents who volunteer, advocate and fundraise to meet the needs of the Santa Clarita Public Library. All of the proceeds from fundraising events and programs sponsored by the Friends of the Library support events and programs for all ages at the Library.


            For more information on the Fall Book Bag Sale, please visit SantaClaritaFOL.com. Discover more fun upcoming Library events by visiting SantaClaritaLibrary.com/Events.

Merry-ville comes to Santa Clarita

SANTA CLARITA, Calif.,  – Sam’s Club is helping The Salvation Army of California get a jump start on the holidays with a donation that’s wrapped into a magical holiday moment for Santa Clarita area residents.

“Merry-ville” is a free event will include an ice rink, holiday-inspired chalets with interactive elements for kids and families, a virtual Santa experience, a holiday food truck, and much more.

A wishing tree will serve as a centerpiece for the event, giving families the opportunity to give the gift of hope this season by adopting children and families through the Angel Tree program. Sam’s Club is jumpstarting the program with a $10,000 donation to help local families at an invitation-only event on Thursday, Nov. 4.

For more 40 years, Sam’s Club and Walmart have worked together with the Salvation Army to meet the needs of people struggling in local communities across the U.S. This partnership has resulted in the giving of millions of dollars and in-kind product during times of disaster, as well as fundraising opportunities during the Salvation Army’s annual Red Kettle and Angel Tree holiday campaigns.

Join Santa Claus, Sam’s Club and the Salvation Army on Thursday evening for a special media preview of Merry-ville! Ring in the holiday season this weekend in Santa Clarita with the Merry-ville holiday spectacular. Merry-ville will tour the country, setting up a huge Christmas installation in Sam’s Club parking lots (including an ICE RINK). The five-week tour will kick off on Friday, November 5th in Santa Clarita, California then travel to Colorado, Texas, Oklahoma and Georgia. Santa Clarita is the only stop on the west coast selected to host this inaugural event!

Thursday evening will feature dazzling ice skating performances, snow flurries, a human claw game, a virtual Santa experience, holiday inspired chalets and so much more!

Paul McCartney’s new book, ‘The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present’ a self-portrait in 154 songs, by the legendary songwriter in his own words, out now.

THE LYRICS: 1956 to the Present by Paul McCartney Edited and Introduced by Paul Muldoon, A self-portrait in 154 songs, by our greatest living songwriter.   

Los Angeles, Calif. – What’s your favourite Paul McCartney lyric? From iconic lines in Beatles’ songs like ‘Hey Jude’ (‘The moment you need is on your shoulder’) to moments of solo brilliance like ‘Find My Way’ (‘You never used to be afraid of days like these / And now you’re overwhelmed by your anxieties’) by way of a wonderful decade of Wings classics like ‘Mull of Kintyre’ (‘Smiles in the sunshine and tears in the rain / Still take me back where my memories remain’), Paul’s words have touched so many people over the course of his career. In fact, it’s quite hard to pick just a favourite!

And here’s some good news for lyric fans: Paul’s extraordinary new book The Lyrics arrives on bookshelves today, so we’re now able to delve deeper into 154 of his best-loved songs, with commentaries and insights. 

So, for this month’s ‘You Gave Me The Answer’ Q&A, we took to social media to find out what you wanted to know about Paul’s songwriting, the songs he’d pick to best describe his Beatles, Wings and solo years, and how the book came to be…

PaulMcCartney.com: This question came from ‘McCartney Vinyl’ on Twitter: Why did you decide to create The Lyrics and how long did it take to put together?

PaulIt was suggested to me by my brother-in-law John Eastman, and by the publisher of my Blackbird Singing book Bob Weil. They thought of the idea of putting together lyrics and associated material, and I liked it, so we put things in motion. Then it was suggested that I could work with the poet Paul Muldoon and give him loads of information, as much as I could remember about each song, and that was that. It took forever! I think it took about five years in total to create the book.

I had never met Paul before, but he’s a great guy and I was very happy to work with him. We first met up to have some initial chats when I was in New York, and then we did some Zoom calls once everywhere went into lockdown with Covid. We just talked and went through a whole big bunch of songs, and they’re all the songs that ended up in The Lyrics.

PM.com: Greg on Twitter asks: In the process of putting the book together, were there any lyrics or memories that came back to you and reminded you of a time you’d forgotten?

Paul: It wasn’t really a forgotten memory, but revisiting the first song I ever wrote ‘I Lost My Little Girl’ was interesting. It kind of turned into a therapy session, because I thought I was happily writing a little pop song when I was fourteen, but if you look at the timing of it I had just lost my mother. When you think about that, the song seems to have a much deeper meaning that I hadn’t noticed before: the possibility of it being subliminally written about her. 

I’ve always said ‘Let It Be’ was written after dreaming of my mum, but some of the lyrics from ‘Yesterday’ might have been to do with my mum as well. Then there were surprising memories that would come out, like when I got into talking about John and was reminded of the hitchhiking trips we’d taken as kids, and with George. I think the whole process of analysing the songs took me to stuff that I hadn’t thought of recently – not because I didn’t want to, but because there was never a clue, never a prompt, never a trigger to think about those things. 

That was the interesting thing about making this book. I had to go back in my memory to see how I’d written that song, why I’d written it and any interesting side stories. It became about more than just the songs: it became the memories that the songs evoked. It was a nice process, actually. Better that being with a psychiatrist! 

PM.com: Rory on Facebook asks: When you were deciding which songs to include, did you go through it chronologically, in order the songs were written?

Paul: I never worked out Paul Muldoon’s system, but he would appear with a sheet of paper and would say, ‘Let’s do these today!’ It was always good fun, because really it was just a couple of friends sitting and talking. And the more we got to know each other, the more we talked about the act of writing, what with him being a well-known poet. We had a lot of things in common and were always asking each other, ‘How do you start a song?’ Or, ‘How do you start a poem?’ And I would tell him what I did and he would tell me what he did. 

PM.com: That leads on quite nicely to our next question from Val on Instagram: What is your songwriting process, and do you follow a formula?

Paul: It is a very interesting process, songwriting, and to be honest I don’t know anything about it! I always tell my students in LIPA that, because it’s not like building a car or fixing a television, it’s something that is very different each time you do it so you never learn a set of rules. In fact, you don’t want to learn a set of rules because that’s what keeps it interesting! The minute you know how to do a thing it kinda spoils it. 

I remember people used to ask me and John, ‘What’s the formula? Who writes the words and who writes the music?’ And we would say, ‘There is no formula and if we ever found one, we’d reject it.’ There is this idea of discovery when you’re making music, especially when you’re not formally trained but you’re having to produce something that is professional. Nobody’s told you how to do it, so you’re just doing it out of love. For me and John we thought, ‘Oh yeah – we should have a riff at the beginning of this!’ But nobody ever said to us, ‘You should have a riff at the beginning of songs’.

I was talking to Jeff Lynne from ELO once and he said, ‘We just made it all up, didn’t we?’ It’s absolutely true! Sounds a little bit bland, I suppose, but it’s the absolute truth – all the people and all the groups from my generation were very untrained, but we were just passionate about what we did.  

PM.com:  Steven on Facebook asks: When you’re writing about characters like ‘Eleanor Rigby’ or ‘Jenny Wren’, do you know what the story will be when you start writing it? Or does the story reveal itself as you’re working through?  

Paul: The story reveals itself. I think the idea starts with the character. With ‘Eleanor Rigby’ I knew I wanted to write about a lonely old lady, but I didn’t really know more than that, I just was looking for the name. Eventually when the name came to me, I did what I always do, and started the song by adding a tune to that name ‘Eleanor Rigby’ and then asked myself what should happen next. I never quite know where the answer to that question comes from – in some way it’s like trust. I trust that something will come along, at some point. So, once she ‘picks up the rice in the church’ then I’ve got a bit more of her character, and I start thinking that maybe she’s the cleaner in the church, or whatever. From that line I’ve got more of an idea of who she is. I didn’t have a big concept, and it was the same with ‘Jenny Wren’ where I just had the idea that she’d had her voice taken away, and that gave the pathos that I could work with and build on.

PM.com: The next question is from James on Twitter: If you had to pick only one song from your Beatles days, Wings days and your solo days to best showcase each band to curious aliens who had no idea and wanted to learn about you, which ones would you choose?

Paul: It’s always very hard to narrow down favourite songs, so what I do is just make a guess. What comes to my head for The Beatles would be ‘Yesterday’ – I’d say that was an important moment. But then again, my inner voice says, ‘What about ‘Hey Jude’? What about ‘Let It Be’…?’ So it is a very difficult question to answer. But I’ll plump for ‘Yesterday’. 

For the Wings period I’ll go for ‘Band on the Run’, although I’ve just heard recently the song ‘Arrow Through Me’ is really getting all sorts of attention, so maybe the aliens would like that! I always liked it myself as a song, but it’s obviously been played somewhere recently and people are going mad on the streaming. That’s another lovely aspect of writing songs – you do something and think it’s of its time, and then years later it gets put in a film soundtrack or something and there’s suddenly a big uptake. I remember ‘Blackbird’ was in the film Boss Baby – it’s an animation film for kids – and parents would come up me and say, ‘You know my kid’s favourite song of yours? It’s ‘Blackbird’!’ It is great that this young generation is getting into the song. I wrote it so long ago and it’s resonating with them now – it’s quite amazing, it’s very gratifying. But anyway, that aside, let’s say ‘Band on the Run’ would be my choice for Wings.

Then for my solo period I would go for ‘Coming Up’ from McCartney II

Well, you’ll be pleased to know that ‘Yesterday’, ‘Band on the Run’ and ‘Coming Up’ all feature in The Lyrics, along with 151 other songs! And if you want to add a soundtrack to your read, we’ve pulled the featured songs into a handy playlist over on Spotify. Check it out here!

The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present by Paul McCartney is out now. Get your copy here.

More often than I can count, I’ve been asked if I would write an autobiography, but the time has never been right. The one thing I’ve always managed to do, whether at home or on the road, is to write new songs. I know that some people, when they get to a certain age, like to go to a diary to recall day-to-day events from the past, but I have no such notebooks. What I do have are my songs, hundreds of them, which I’ve learned serve much the same purpose. And these songs span my entire life.” – Paul McCartney, The Lyrics 

In this extraordinary book, with unparalleled candour, Paul McCartney recounts his life and art through the prism of 154 songs from all stages of his career – from his earliest boyhood compositions through the legendary decade of The Beatles, to Wings and his solo albums to the present. Arranged alphabetically to provide a kaleidoscopic rather than chronological account, it establishes definitive texts of the songs’ lyrics for the first time and describes the circumstances in which they were written, the people and places that inspired them, and what he thinks of them now. Presented with this is a treasure trove of material from McCartney’s personal archive – drafts, letters, photographs – never seen before, which make this also a unique visual record of one of the greatest songwriters of all time.  

Find out more about Paul’s extrodinary new book in this month’s ‘You Gave Me The Answer’ Q&A, from songwriting, the songs he’d pick to best describe his Beatles, Wings and solo years, and how the book came to be. 

Full list of songs included in The Lyrics

VOLUME 1
All My Loving
And I Love Her
Another Day
Arrow Through Me
Average Person
Back In the U.S.S.R.
Band On The Run
Birthday
Blackbird
Café on the Left Bank
Calico Skies
Can’t Buy Me Love
Carry That Weight
Check My Machine
Come and Get It
Coming Up
Confidante
Cook of the House
Country Dreamer
A Day In The Life
Dear Friend
Despite Repeated Warnings
Distractions
Do It Now
Dress Me Up as a Robber
Drive My Car
Eat at Home
Ebony and Ivory
Eight Days a Week
Eleanor Rigby
The End
Fixing A Hole
The Fool On The Hill
For No One
From Me to You
Get Back
Getting Closer
Ghosts of the Past Left Behind
Girls’ School
Give Ireland Back to the Irish
Golden Earth Girl
Golden Slumbers
Good Day Sunshine Goodbye
Got to Get You Into My Life
Great Day
A Hard Day’s Night
Helen Wheels
Helter Skelter
Her Majesty
Here, There and Everywhere
Here Today
Hey Jude
Hi, Hi, Hi
Honey Pie
Hope of Deliverance
House of Wax
I Don’t Know
I Lost My Little Girl
I Saw Her Standing There
I Wanna Be Your Man
I Want to Hold Your Hand
I Will
I’ll Follow the Sun
I’ll Get You
I’m Carrying
I’m Down
In Spite of All the Danger
I’ve Got a Feeling
Jenny Wren
Jet
Junior’s Farm
Junk
The Kiss of Venus

VOLUME 2
Lady Madonna
Let ‘Em In
Let It Be
Let Me Roll It
Live and Let Die
London Town
The Long and Winding Road
Love Me Do
Lovely Rita
Magneto and Titanium Man
Martha My Dear
Maxwell’s Silver Hammer
Maybe I’m Amazed
Michelle
Mother Nature’s Son
Mrs. Vandebilt
Mull of Kintyre
My Love
My Valentine
Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five
No More Lonely Nights
The Note You Never Wrote
Nothing Too Much Just Out of Sight
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
Oh Woman, Oh Why
Old Siam, Sir
On My Way to Work
Once Upon a Long Ago
Only Mama Knows
The Other Me
Paperback Writer
Penny Lane
Picasso’s Last Words (Drink to Me)
Pipes of Peace
Please Please Me
Pretty Boys
Pretty Little Head
Put It There
Rocky Raccoon
San Ferry Anne
Say Say Say
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
She Came in Through the Bathroom Window
She Loves You
She’s a Woman
She’s Given Up Talking
She’s Leaving Home
Silly Love Songs
Simple as That
Single Pigeon
Somedays
Spirits of Ancient Egypt
Teddy Boy
Tell Me Who He Is
Temporary Secretary
Things We Said Today
Ticket to Ride
Too Many People
Too Much Rain
Tug of War
Two of Us
Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey
Venus and Mars/Rock Show/Venus and Mars – Reprise
Warm and Beautiful
Waterfalls
We All Stand Together
We Can Work It Out
We Got Married 
When I’m Sixty-Four
When Winter Comes
Why Don’t We Do It in the Road?
With a Little Help From My Friends
Women and Wives
The World Tonight
The World You’re Coming Into
Yellow Submarine
Yesterday
You Never Give Me Your Money
You Tell Me
Your Mother Should Know

Pick up your copy of ‘THE LYRICS: 1956 to the Present’ here!

USA: Liveright / W.W. Norton – UK: Allen Lane / Penguin Press – Germany: C.H. Beck – Spain: Libros Cúpula/Grupo Planeta – Italy: Rizzoli – Netherlands: Het Spectrum 

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Louis Prima Jr. & The Witnesses releases “Hey Skinny Santa!” Available This Friday, November 5th.

Los Angeles, Calif. – Be the first to hear “Hey Skinny Santa” on Apple Music, Deezer, and Spotify.

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Louis Prima and the Witnesses are exited to announce the release of “Hey Skinny Santa” on Friday November 5th, just in time for the Holidays! Click This Link https://snd.click/lnik to PRE-SAVE to Apple Music, Spotify, and Deezer. Get in the Christmas Spirit with this special early release from our Third Album on Warrior Records. PreSave it NOW!!