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46 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, February 21- February 27, 1997 ARTS & ENTERTAIN00 ENT Steppln Out NailDrivers pound their sound in 00Lrena's Feb. 22 By Jen EUingsworth Formed in Boulder, Colo., six years ago, the NailDrivers have become a household name in Rehoboth Beach. Well known by locals for their bold, original interpretation of alternative rock, singer/bass gui- tarist Chet Harrison, drummer Scot Parsons and singer/guitarist Barefoot Geno have steered the vehicle known as the NailDrivers into a permanent parking spot on the local music scene. The NailDrivers have played on a regular basis at Arena's Bar and Dell in the Village By The Sea Mall in Rehoboth Beach for the past two years, and recently returned to the Cape Region from Nashville, Tenn., where they put the wraps on their latest CD, 'q'oolbox." Founded in 1991 by Harrison and Parsons, the NailDrivers were joined last March by Barefoot Geno, a guitarist and singer. The NailDrivers' lineup includes a mix of originals and covers, although the band's large library of original material is what it prides itself on. The NallDrivers have opened for high profile acts including The Dave Matthews Band, Echo and the Bunnymen, Godstreet Wine, Disappear Fear, I The Freddy Jones Band and The Samples. "We definitely prefer [perform- ing] our originals," said Ortiz. "We consider ourselves an origi- nal band." "Toolbox" is the band's fourth recording. Harrison said the first three NailDrivers CDs are avail- able at Music for a Song in the Ocean Outlets on Route 1 in Rehoboth Beach. The latest CD includes nine original tracks. Followers of the NailDrivers will note the inclusion of familiar tunes such as "42nd Street" and "16 Days," and new tracks including "Track 7" and "Marshmallow." Ortiz said the band will perform much of its new material at Are- na's this Saturday night, Feb. 21. In addition to their local perfor- mances, the NailDrivers also regu- larly play at the Deer Park in Newark, and at Maryland venues in Fells Point, Towson and Annapolis. "We just want to keep playing, and have people like us," said Ortiz. He said the Drivers enjoy tour- ing, and plan to hit the road in April for destinations including New Mexico, Arizona and Col- orado. The group is also looking forward to a European stint some- time soon. In addition, locals can catch "Barefoot" Geno in action as a solo act on Mondays at Arena's. Call 227-1272 for more informa- tion. In other entertainment news ... Mulligan's Restaurant and Sports Pub on Route 1 now features entertainment every Thursday night by Chameleon, and every Friday and Saturday by DJ Mr. Ed and Captain Mike. Call 644-9288 for more information. Saturday night, Feb. 21, is Sir Guys' Full Moon Saloon Party in Rehoboth Beach with musical entertainment by Notcho Ma. Call 227-7616 for more information. 50s and 60s music fans will get lucky when Gary "U.S. Bonds" and the Shirelles will perform Fri- day and Saturday, Feb. 21-22, at the Dover Downs Slots. Shows begin at 7:30 and 10 p.m. each night in the enclosed grandstand on the third floor above the slots area. Tickets are $12.50. Blue Diamond Club members may redeem points for a ticket. For tickets or more information, call 674-4600, ext. 746. Here is your entertainment line- up for other resort establishments: The NailDrivers will play at Arena's on Saturday, Feb. 22. REHOBOTH BEACH Arena's Bar and Deli: 149 Rehoboth Avenue (in the Village by the Sea Mall). Every Monday - Barefoot Geno; every Sunday - acoustic jam; every Thursday - Mexican Fiesta Night; Friday, Feb. 21 - Braxton Hicks; Saturday, Feb. 22 - The NailDrivers; Wednesday, Feb. 26 - Sweet Jane; Friday, Feb. 28 - Scrapple. For information, call 22%1272. Club Potpourri: 316 Rehoboth Avenue. Live jazz by Tim York on Friday and Saturday nights. For information, call 227- 4227. Dogfish Head: 320 Rehoboth Avenue. Saturday, Feb. 22 - The Martians; Wednesday, Feb. 26 - Cliff Hillis and Starbelly; Satur- day, March 1 - Mighty Head. For information, call 226-BREW (2739). Frogg Pond: First Street and Rehoboth Avenue. Every Friday and Saturday in February - Karaoke. For information, call 227-2234. Continued on page 47 Firecracker Fund Ice Plunge to benefit ].00ehoboth fireworks Rehoboth Beach Main Street, Inc. will sponsor a Firecracker Fund Ice Plunge on Saturday, March 1 at Ruddertowne Beach in Dewey Beach from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., to raise funds for a fireworks display off Rehoboth Beach on Sunday, July 6. The event will feature entertain- ment from the Island Boys live on the beach, soothing "soft tubs" hot on the deck and a spring/summer fashion show by Bostons. Around noon, participants will get their chance to take a refreshing dip in the bay. The event will be broad- cast live by WGMD-FM radio. Dippers can raise funds by get- ting pledges of $10 for getting wet from "toes to knees," $15 for "up to the neck," and $25 for "total immersion." The dip marks the first time in 17 years that an intrepid bunch of dunkers braved the waves at Dewey Beach during the winter months. In the winter of 1980, Marilyn Farrow Hackett, Ronny Russell, Bill and Alex Wilkinson and John Heikle endured the origi- nal Dewey Beach-Rusty Rudder Polar Bear Dip and Swim and then walked to the then brand new Rusty Rudder Saloon m celebrate their awesome feat with famiily and friends by the warmth of the Rudder's massive stone fireplace. The 1997 event will kick off with a Friday night preview from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 28 during WGMD's live public affairs pro- gram Open Mike Bayside hosted by Wayne Cannon at the Rusty Rudder. Two prizes will be raffled off in conjunction with the Firecracker Fund Ice Plunge. John Hardy, owner of Softubs of Rehoboth Beach is donating a four-person red, white and blue softub, featur- ing stars and stripes, which is the first of its kind produced in this design. Raffle tickets will be sold for the tub, which will be deliv- ered free anywhere in the United States to the winner. J.C. and Laurie Holland of I-]ol- land Jewelers, Rehoboth Be*,ch, are donating a 14k yellow ladies tanzanite .75 carat diamond .07 wt. ring with a retail value of $585. The ring, to be raffled off as well, is on display at Holland Jew- elers on Rehoboth Avenue and will also be on display at Open Continued on page 51 Angle Moon photo Preparing foe $e Plreeraeker lmd Ice Plunge, set for Dewey Beach on Saturday, March 1, are (standing, l-r) Jack Renault of WGMD radio station, a sponsor of the event to benefit Rehoboth Main Street's July 6 fireworks extravaganza; John Hardy of Softubs of Rehoboth, which has donated a Softub door prize; (seated) Karl Kalabala, a Cape High senior;, Nancy Der- rickson of Lewes, Jeff Arsenault, a Cape senior;, Dennis Santangini of Rehoboth Beach, owner of the Sea Witch Inn and Great American Diner;, Laura Lopuski, a Sussex Central senior;, and Brian Cosgrove, a Cape senior.