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68 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, June 26 - July 2, 1998 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Steppln Out Dogfish braces for Big Blow and Bushwackers June 27 By John Skoglund Proudly waving the honor of the "World's Best Plumbing Band," the eclectically inclined quartet, Big Blow and the Bushwackers, will headline Dogfish Head's third anniversary celebration on Satur- day, June 27. Based in Salisbury, Md., Big Blow brings a collection of musi- cal resources, straying from the usual ensemble of guitar, bass and drums. Almost half of the instru- ments used are homemade, carry- ing names like "Mr. Thing," "Bas- so Profoundo," and the "Flop-O- Phone." The Bushwackers thrive on their stage performances. Accordianist and "stuff" virtuoso n Plehn confirms that "recording is sec- ondary; performing live is what we're all about." Stage, wall and rub-board player Mick Haensler said their goal is "inflecting the audience with fun." The sounds created at a Big Blow show are not limited to band _ members, either. The band has been known to pass out soda can shakers, bamboo clackers and even Australian didjiridus to the crowd. The music emerges with sounds fit for an Irish pub built in the mid- dle of the Australian outback with aborigini natives and Paul Hogan all over the place. Obviously, a show with endless possibilities. Big Blow and the Bushwackers' unique mixture of Celtic and Abo- riginal flavors, along with one-of- a-kind instrumentations, will make for an entertaining experience sure to send Dogfish Head reeling into its fourth year in style. The show starts at 10 p.m. For more information, call 226-BREW (2739). In other local entertainment news...The Bottle & Cork in Dewey Beach will showcase new young talent (bands with members ages 13-20). Featured in the show will be acts including Redship, from Montclair, N.J., as well as Rehoboth Beach bands, including The Channel Surfers, Image Unseen, Melson's Mind, The Vamps, Grogdonics and Zero Identity from Wilmington, along with two other bands. From 8 to I 1 p.m., each band will play for 30 minutes. Cover charge is $5. For more information, call the Cork at 227-7272. REHOBOTH BEACH Arena's Bar and Deli: 149 Rehoboth Ave. (in the Village by the Sea Mall). Monday nights - Acoustic Night. Friday, June 26 - Gangster Pump; Saturday, June 27 - Velvet Waltz; Sunday, June 28 - Wild Men From Borneo. For information, call 227-1272. Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats: 320 Rehoboth Ave. Friday, June 26 - June Rich; Saturday, More than just a show, Big Blow and the Bushwackers are an interactive experience. The band will help celebrate Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats' third anniversary on Saturday, June 27. June 27 - Big Blow and the Bushwackers; Friday, July 3 - The Scatologists; Saturday, July 4 - Juliet's Wishing Well; Sunday, July 5 - vinyl shockley. For infor- mation, call 226-BREW (2739). Frogg Pond: First Street and Rehoboth Avenue. Karaoke every Thursday. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 26-28 - The Fore- cast. For information, call 227- 2234. Irish Eyes Pub & Restau- rant: 15 Wilmington Ave. Come- dy Night every Monday night. Two shows at 9 p.m and 11 p.m., with two comedians at each show. Monday, June 29 - Angelo Lasada opening for Rich Ramirez. $5 cover charge. Reservations rec- ommended. Tuesdays - acoustic rock by Harry 'O and Ed Shaner. Wednesdays - Live rock and roll by The Wise Guys. June 26-28 - Danny Quinn; July 2-5 - Timlin & Kane. For information, call 227- 2888. Rehoboth Beach Bandstand: Rehoboth Ave. Friday and Satur- day, June 26-27 - Jeff Good & the Can Can Dancers; Sunday, June 28 - The Honeycombs; Monday, Continued on page 69 Mann opens for Daryl Hall & John Oates, Chicago One of music's most successful songwriters, Billy Mann, has been named as the opening act at the Delaware River & Bay Authori- Angle Moon photo Everyone's scrubbing down the decks in preparation for the annual boat parade in the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal. In last year's parade, revelers waved flags for the judges. ty's third annual Hospital Benefit. Mann, a native of Philadelphia, is known for writing songs for inter- nationally recognized performers, including Carole King, Celine Dion and Chaka Khan. Mann's newest album, "Earth- bound," was recently voted the "Best of the Month," in the June 1998 issue of "Elle" magazine and has received favorable reviews from additional national publica- tions, including "Billboard Maga- Continued on page 70 From Rehoboth Beach to Lewes to points inland, there's something to do practiclaly 24 hours a day in the Cape Region this Fourth of July weekend. Lewes boasts children's games, boat parade Fourth of July in Lewes wouldn't be complete without children's games on Second Street and a boat parade in the Lewes- Rehoboth Canal. Both are sched- uled for this year. According to Gilbert Holt, chairman of the Fourth of July Celebration Committee in Lewes, the Independence Day games on Second Street will begin at 10 a.m. with signups, near the Mellon Bank, beginning at 9 a.m., Satur- day, July 4. "We'll have games for children four- to 16-years-old and also some for adults," said Holt. "And we will be presenting money prizes for the top three finishers in each category." Among the games will be egg- and-spoon races, barrel roll, three- legged races, pie-eating contests, wheelbarrow races, egg toss and more. There will also be bicycle races. "For the bicycle races, the kids should bring their bicycles and helmets," said Holt. "The hel- mets are required by law." Holt said adults will be invited to compete in egg toss, three- legged races, pie-eating "and the barrel roll if we can talk them into getting into the barrels." The races will go on for about three hours and prizes will be awarded as winners are declared. For further information about the children's games, contact Gilbert Holt at 645-6512. The annual Independence Day Lewes Harbor Boat Parade is being organized by Capt. Speed Lackhove with registration at Lewes Harbor Marina, 645-6227. "Thousands of dollars worth of prizes will be awarded for the best appearing boats in patriotic themes," said Capt. Lackhove. "The boats will gather at Roo- sevelt Inlet at 2:30 p.m. and make their way uptown to be judged at about 3 p.m. The best places to watch the parade will be from the public dock in Lewes, from the drawbridge, from Fisherman's Wharf or from Angler's/Irish Eyes. Any type of boat or any- thing that floats is eligible to enter." Cost of registration is $5 per boat with the proceeds to benefit Lewes Little League. Lackhove said the Mayor and City Council of Lewes have been invited to judge the parade from Fisher- man's Wharf. "This is our 10th annual Lewes Harbor boat parade," said Lack- hove, "and we're looking forward to a great one. It's a great way to show your patriotism on Indepen- dence Day." July Fourth Weekend promises plethora of activity