Here are a few nifty events outside of Dover that you should consider checking out this weekend.
My Hero Zero to the rescue
WHAT My Hero Zero, The Rockets and Blue Label in concert
WHEN 5 p.m., Friday
WHERE Bottle & Cork, 1807 Highway One, Coastal Highway, Dewey Beach
INFO Visit deweybeachlife.com or call (302) 227-7272
My Hero Zero breathes new life into current and classic dance hits through its unique arrangements and mash-ups.
The crew fuses four-part harmonies, grin-inducing choreography, surprising instrument-switches and an abundance of danceable tunes. As a result, these guys make it impossible for you to forget them.
Despite the name, My Hero Zero will actually save you from boredom tonight by performing at the Bottle & Cork in Dewey Beach. The crew will be accompanied by fellow caped crusaders The Rockets and Blue Label.
UFO to invade Deer Park Tavern
WHAT Universal Funk Order in concert
WHEN 10 p.m., Saturday
WHERE Deer Park Tavern 108 W. Main St., Newark
INFO Visit deerparktavern.com or call (302) 894-1200
The horns band Universal Funk Order (UFO) has a habit of really bringing the noise to the Deer Park Tavern in Newark, its stomping ground.
And more than likely, UFO will repeat this lovely tradition when it returns to the venue on Saturday.
Though UFO's plan for invading Deer Park varies from time to time, some of the weapons in its arsenal includes contagious covers like Kool & the Gang's "Jungle Boogie," Stevie Wonder's "Superstition," Sly & the Family Stone's "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)" and a lovely mash-up of Tequila's "The Champs" with The Doors' "Break on Through."
UFO also has some originals up its sleeve like the riff-driven "Tax Farm," a social commentary on the American people's inescapable fate of paying taxes. Not to mention, there's UFO's anthem, "Funky Family," a tune with big horn stabs and these gleeful lines from its catchy chorus: "You and me, we are the funky family."
Concert at an arcade
WHAT Sylvan Wolfe, The Formless Form and Echo Mission in concert
WHEN 9 p.m., Saturday
WHERE 1984, 2511 W. 4th St., Wilmington
INFO Visit 1984 on Facebook or call (302) 384-6479
You can't go wrong with beer, vintage video games and three rocking bands.
So swing by 1984 in Wilmington on Saturday, which is where you'll find such entertainment.
The night will feature bands Echo Mission, Sylvan Wolfe and The Formless Form.
Echo Mission is a rock band that produces a modern vintage sound. Its songs remind listeners of the guitar riffs often heard on classic rock radio stations, while blended with the wild energy of Echo's forceful rhythms and searing vocals. These elements produce a unique and occasionally mysterious sound that has no choice but to capture the audience's attention. Echo Mission's music, combined with its spritely performances, makes the outfit a band on the rise.
Meanwhile, Sylvan Wolfe has a schizophrenic style, thanks to the varied musical background of its members, which really makes things interesting. Wolf can dish out surf rock to doo-wop to straight rock 'n' roll through its eclectic tunes.
Then there's The Formless Form, an experimental outfit with the greatest band name ever.