The Pier Staff Picks For The Best of 2023

2023 produced some absolutely incredible rock-reggae music. Our team narrowed down some of the best releases of the year and compiled them into their own staff recap. We covered everything from best albums, best singles, music video, and tour of the year. What do you think was the best release of 2023? Adoo from Space […]

SUBLIME WITH ROME Announces The Future Of The Band

Sublime Rome

Critically acclaimed rock band, Sublime with Rome announces the future of the band. Rome says, “After almost two remarkable decades, I am announcing my departure from Sublime with Rome at the close of 2024. The upcoming performances over the next year will allow us to reflect on countless incredible memories together! Over the last 2 […]

New Zealand Singer/Songwriter Sammy Johnson Returns With New Single “Unconditional” Featuring Aaradhna


Singer-songwriter Sammy Johnson has given his fans an early Christmas present in the form of a brand new single “Unconditional” featuring New Zealand-based singer-songwriter Aaradhna on tastemaker label Mensch House Records. The sound comes with a vintage soulful feel on top of Sammy’s own sugary sweet trademark reggae melodies. The song is about two people […]

The Common Kings Talk New Single & Remember Keyboardist Drew Stoch

GRAMMY-nominated group the Common Kings have returned with a new single “Stand By Me (Drew Forever)“. The song is a loving tribute to Common Kings keyboardist Drew Stoch who tragically passed away in 2020. Stoch was a multi-talented music producer and keyboardist who had brought energy and creativity to the stage in everything he did. […]

Family of Sublime Frontman Opened Bradley’s House in December

Bradley's House

The Nowell Family Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, will open  Bradley’s House, a residential substance use disorder recovery facility for musicians, on December 1 in the city of Redlands, California.  Inspired by late Sublime frontman Bradley Nowell, the Nowell family understands the unique needs of people in the music industry struggling with addiction. Their mission […]

Green Knuckle Material and Ballyhoo! Play SantaPalooza


Debonair Music Hall in Teaneck, NJ held this year’s “SantaPalooza”. The always fun, holiday-themed, ugly sweater-packed show is hosted by the local rockers GREEN KNUCKLE MATERIAL. This year they brought BALLYHOO! with them, as they were on a week-long stretch of shows together. The show was sponsored by Verse Apparel, a NJ-based clothing brand and […]