G-Eazy Hits Atlantic City
by Melanie Wedemeier
The “James Dean of rap,” G-Eazy, will be taking the stage in Atlantic City at the Borgata Event Center on March 16. Debuting at No. 3 on the Billboard charts, The Beautiful and Damned captures the Rebel Without A Cause angst; however, with a modern twist to it. Quickly ascending within the rap scene, G-Eazy narrates the ceaseless journey of finding purpose within a life of luxury and fame. Characterized with themes of hard work and hedonism, G-Eazy’s lyrics capture the essence of the rap and hip-hop industries, pushing him to “delve into chapters of fame most VIPs wouldn’t divulge publicly.” Currently storming Billboard’s Hot 100 and flooding Spotify with over 27 million monthly listeners, G-Eazy developed the skills needed to work the music scene through collaborating with artists such as Lil Wayne and Drake early on in his career. For tickets to his upcoming performance, visit theborgata.com.
Celebrate With Southside Johnny
by Debra Kate Schafer
If you’re looking for your fix of phenomenal, local music while out on St. Patrick’s Day, look no further. Southside Johnny will make this this year’s celebration better than you can imagine. With a catalog of music that spans decades, the group pours their heart and soul into the bluesy, Rolling Stones-esque — occasionally R&B — songs that have garnered them fans from the Jersey Shore to Germany. This St. Patty’s Day, March 17, you can head to BB King’s in NYC to see them rock the house. For tickets, visit ticketmaster.com.
Pierce Turner Heads to Asbury Park This Weekend
by Debra Kate Schafer
U2, The Cranberries, Snow Patrol; what do all of these internationally recognized and adored bands have in common? Their Irish roots. There have been a slew of talented musicians out of Ireland over the years, but not as many as there used to be. Pierce Turner is about to change that. Turner’s soft, but crisp voice pairs well with the wide range of classical instruments that he plays and includes in his music. He is a critically acclaimed Irish singer-songwriter of whom Rolling Stone called “a cross between David Bowie and Joni Mitchell.” If that isn’t a compliment, then I am not sure what is. To catch his performance at The Saint on March 11, go to ticketweb.com.