Here are a few nifty events outside of Dover that you should consider checking out this weekend.
Scent of a Rose
WHAT Maggie Rose and Frankie Ballard in concert
WHEN 8 p.m., Friday
WHERE The Fillmore Silver Spring, 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, Md.
INFO fillmoresilverspring.com or call (301) 960-9999
If you're gaga over Taylor Swift and Miranda Lambert, there's a strong chance you'll fall head-over-heels for the rising country singer Maggie Rose.
Before she starts charging Swift dollars for shows, you can see Rose perform tonight on the cheap at The Fillmore Silver Spring in Silver Spring, Md. She'll share the stage with budding county singer Frankie Ballard.
It hasn't even been a month and Rose's new single, "Better," is already bound to go viral as it's currently generated more than 77,000 views on YouTube. This melancholy tune is off her new album, "Cut to Impress," which dropped in March.
From the opening swampy, gospel-tinged "Preacher's Daughter," to the debut single, "I Ain't Your Mama," Rose's new album reveals a charming blend of female attitude that's potent enough to inspire her female fans and make her male fans weak in the knees with affection.
George Clinton to pop the 'Bottle & Cork'
WHAT George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic in concert
WHEN 9 p.m., Friday
WHERE Bottle & Cork, 1807 Highway One, Dewey Beach
COST $35 in advance; $38 at the door
INFO deweybeachlife.com or call (302) 227-7272.
Despite how gigantic the Firefly Music Festival is, not everyone could get their hands on tickets. Also, the festival just isn't for everyone.
For those of you who fall into either category, a worthy Firefly alternative would be seeing George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic groove at the Bottle & Cork in Dewey Beach tonight.
Fronting P-Funk, Clinton revolutionized R&B during the '70s, twisting soul music into funk by adding influences from several late-'60s acid heroes: Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa and Sly Stone. The P-Funk machine dominated during the '70s, garnering three platinum albums and more than 40 R&B hit-singles, including three number ones. Hits included "One Nation Under a Groove," "Flashlight" and "Atomic Dog."
Clinton and P-Funk were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997.
Band fuses Latin, rock and go-go beats
Page 2 of 2 - WHAT Lloyd Dobler Effect in concert
WHEN 8 p.m., Sunday
WHERE Rehoboth Beach Bandstand, Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach
rehobothbandstand.com or call (302) 644-2288
What's better than hanging out by the ocean and munching on funnel cake? Doing both while jamming to the sweet sounds of Lloyd Dobler Effect.
LDE will play a free show at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand, located on the Rehoboth Beach boardwalk, on Sunday.
Based in Maryland, LDE fuses modern rock with Latin rhythms and go-go beats. The band's eclectic sound has led the guys to sharing the stage with the likes of Carlos Santana, Steve Winwood, The Fray, Jane's Addiction, Eminem, The Strokes, Goo Goo Dolls, Good Charlotte, The Roots, Jack Johnson, Better Than Ezra and Third Eye Blind.
As for the band's name, it derives from the main character in the 1989 film "Say Anything" starring John Cusack (as Lloyd Dobler ), who held a large boombox over his head outside of his girlfriend's window and blasted Peter Gabriel's "In Your Eyes" in an effort to describe his feelings for her. Each time LDE hits the stage, it attempts to relay the same message from the movie to its listeners.