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56 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, October 31 - November 6, 1997 ARTS & I:00MENT Naildrivers promise Halloween tricks and treats By Jen Ellingsworth The Naildrivers have a few tricks and treats in store for their Halloween performance at Are- na's Bar and Deli in the Village by the Sea Shops. Vocalist-and bass player Chet Harrison will don garter 'and makeup and transform himself into Frankenfurter of Rocky Hor- ror Picture Show fame, while fel- low bandmates are expected to follow suit. A rousing performance of "Time Warp" is guaranteed by the band, as is a Spice Girls-esque rendition of "Wannabe," which will be performed by Arena's waitresses dressed as the tarty English chanteuses. Such antics are familiar sights at the band's shows, which have become beloved by locals and vis- itors. The Naildrivers are a three- piece rock and roll band originally from Boulder, Colo. Members Harrison, Barefoot Geno (guitar and vocals) and Scot Parsons (drums) who seem to deliver an energetic and crowd-pleasing per- formance no matter where they play, have built a strong following in the Cape Region. While the band currently calls Rehoboth Beach its home, its members recently completed a two-week national tour which fea- tured venues such as Amarillo, Texas and Albuquerque, N. M. In their travels, the Naildrivers have headlined at such clubs as the Fly Me to the Moon Saloon in Tel- luride, Colo., where the band per- formed its original song, "Skip Lictor," named after the,establish- ment's owner. In the past, the Naildrivers have shared the same stage as the Dave Matthews Band, Cracker, the Samples, the Freddy Jones Band, Yellowman, Godstreet Wine and Aquarium Rescue Unit. They've performed at such venues as the Stone Balloon and Kelly's Logan House in Newark, Ocean City's Seacrets and the Fly- ing Club in Salisbury, Md. Locally, music fans can check out the Naildrivers at places like Sir Guy's on the Axenue, or at Arena's. The band has performed steady gigs at clubs in Philadel- phia, Baltimore, Newark and Sal- isbury, since its return to the East Coast. The Naildrivers have recently received airplay on more than 90 stations, including local station 93.5 "The Beach." The band has reached the Top 40 Most Request- ed by five markets. The band was conceived in 1991 in the college town of Boul- der, where the Naildrivers sup- ported their skiing habits by play- ing in resort towns of Aspen and Vail. The band sold their cars and bought a 30-foot recreational vehi- cle, which they painted black, in Continued on page 57 I The Naildrivers, a band well-known in the Cape Region as well as throughout the United States, includes (l-r) Barefoot Geno, Scot Parsons and Chet Harrison. Don't miss the Scatologists at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats on Saturday, Nov. 1, at 10 p.m. The band prides itself on qky lcs and unique presentation. I Get ttdy" to ]ttmp with the gttym from Love Sd Mama Jump. Beloved by loeal musie fans since its beginning, the band will perform during the World Championship Punkin' Chunkin' on Sunday, Nov. 2, at 2:45 p.m. tidal wave of success after its lat- up and down the East Coast for its arrangement of cover material. est release, "'Seven Stories High." high-energy performance, original Original material includes the Love Seed has received kudos song-writing ability and clever Continued on page 59 Besides pumpkins being hurled, there's plenty to see and do at the 12th Annual World Championship Punkin' Chunkin' on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 1-2. The two-day event is also the site of some seri- ous entertainment. Each day of the festival will feature a rousing rendition of the Punkin' Chunkin' National Anthem, followed by a full slate of entertainment. Jason Aldean and Young Guns will take to the Punkin' Chunkin' stage on Nov. 1, at 1:15 p.m. The band's foot-stomping, raucous sound packs quite a punch, and this performance shouldn't be an exception. That performance will be fol- lowed up by the unforgettable sounds of the Drifters at 3 p.m. Reverexi for their charismatic and soulful melodies, the Drifters have charmed their way into America's heart for nearly two decades. Just as competition heats up during the second day of Punkin' A band which has been and con- tinues to be a mainstay of locals and visitors for years, Love Seed Mama Jump will play on the Punkin' Chunkin' stage at 2:4,5 p.m. Composed of Rehoboth Beach' s Rick Arzt, Pete Weidmann, Brian Gore, Will Stack, Dave James and Paul Voshell, the band is riding a Chunkin,' so will the entertain.- ment. Mercy River will jump start the lineup for Sunday, Nov. 2, at 11 p.m. Lead by frontman Michael Vesper, Mercy River is well- known on the east coast and in the Cape Region. The band's most recent appearance in the area was at the Bottle & Cork this past sum- mer, where it played to a packed house. Mercy River's sound is laden with rock and alternative influ- ences, ranging from Tom Petty to Soul Asylum. Their latest CD is tided "Bog." Stellar entertainment spa as two-day Punkin Chunkin'