• By DANIELLE GOMES

Golden Nugget Atlantic City will be all about the brews with its 6th annual Craft Beer Tasting, Beer Festival 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24. With more than 99 seasonal craft beers on tap from more than 30 different breweries, this festival promises to have a hop, malt, lager or ale to please eve… Read more

  • By RYAN LOUGHLIN

1. It’s most definitely not for kids. Despite their name being synonymous with a childish prank in which one’s ear ends up cruelly soaked with saliva straight from the moistened fingertip of a pre-teen prankster, Wet Willie’s at The Quarter at Tropicana Atlantic City shuns the kiddies, inste… Read more

  • By Ryan Loughlin

1. It’s a Somers Point classic. A staple of the Somers Point bar scene for the last seven decades, Gregory’s oozes with history. A simple corner bar and restaurant void of all pretention, Gregory’s is what a classic family business should be. And at four generations deep, the Gregory family … Read more

  • By RYAN LOUGHLIN

1. It’s brand-spanking new. Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa has seen some major changes come to its nightlife scene this year with the arrival of the mega-club Premier and the closing of both MIXX and mur.mur, but no space is fresher off the conveyer belt than the Beer Garden. Opened within t… Read more

  • By DANIELLE DAVIES

If you haven’t heard of Derek Crider yet, hold on to your hats. Your cowboy hats, that is. Crider will play as part of the pre- and post-parties for two major country shows this weekend, and it looks like that’s just the beginning for this local rock/country/soul musician. Read more

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  • GIL DE RUBIO

In the 1968 song “Salt of the Earth,” the Rolling Stones sang, “Let’s drink to the hard-working people. Let’s think of the lowly of birth. Spare a thought for the rag taggy people. Let’s drink to the salt of the earth.” On her new two-CD set, “The Ghosts of Highway 20,” Lucinda Williams sing… Read more

  • By RYAN LOUGHLIN

Even if you select the most generic of genres, making it in the music industry is never easy. And making it as a “junk rock” band? Well, that’s nearly impossible. But it’s exactly what Recycled Percussion has managed to pull off. A four-piece Vegas act — by way of New Hampshire — this group … Read more

  • By Ryan Loughlin

1. Back Bay Ale House — Back Bay nests within perhaps the only area of Atlantic City that could be described as “quaint” — Gardner’s Basin on Absecon Inlet. This waterfront watering hole is best known for its Basin Masons— a menu’s worth of various fruit and herb- infused cocktails served in… Read more

  • By Ryan Loughlin

If there is one place in the world where a Jimmy Buffet concert makes sense, it’s on the beach. His music is a near perfect reflection of the “no shoes, no problem” culture that defines the Jersey Shore during the summer months, making his upcoming performance on Atlantic City’s beachfront t… Read more

  • By ALAN SCULLEY

The 1994 self-titled debut album from G. Love & Special Sauce was unique enough that it earned the group’s music a label — hip-hop blues — that has stuck ever since. But Love hears his new album, “Love Saves The Day,” and he has a different and simpler term to describe the new music — ro… Read more

  • By Jacklyn McQuarrie

The Pool After Dark, Premier Nightclub and Haven Nightclub are continuing their Marina District First Friday’s series on Friday, Aug. 5. Read more

  • By RYAN LOUGHLIN

Blues is one of those genres that while rarely topping the charts, always seems to be a valid presence in music. Guitarists in particular seem to be most influenced by it with everyone from Eric Clapton to Jack White taking their cues from even the earliest bluesmen and fusing the whole thin… Read more

  • By REBECCA KING

You may not know them, but your kids probably love them. They’re the high-pitched voices you hear on commercials singing kid-friendly versions of today’s hit songs. They’re Kidz Bop and they’re coming to Boardwalk Hall. Read more

  • By REBECCA KING

1.The cafe. This cafe has more than just coffee and pastries. Ventura’s Cafe, open daily 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. year round, offers wine, draft beers, mixed drinks and even specialty milkshakes, blended up with different types of alcohol. As for food, the cafe offers everything from burgers to hoa… Read more

  • By REBECCA KING

1) The B Street Band (Bruce Springsteen) The B Street Band will head south in their — and Springsteen’s — home state for Fakefest. B Street has played at venues like Gov. Chris Christie’s 2010 inauguration and at each Philadelphia Eagles home game in 2013. They will kick things off with two … Read more

  • RYAN LOUGHLIN, AT THE SHORE

Like any major city, the rumor mill is strong in Atlantic City. Lately some talk of The Playground’s popular Wav nightclub closing down had been simmering, but the word on the street in this case has proven to be false.

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