Do you feel lucky? The Vegas Nights theme continues this weekend, July 19 and 20, at Riverside Theatre, further spicing up the always high-energy fun which, this weekend, includes that wild and crazy audience participation request show, Howl at the Moon; the free Live on the Loop music; and the tempting food and full bar outdoor set-up. Arrive at 6 p.m. to try your luck in the theater lobby, which has been transformed into a casino, and where you could win great stuff. The Howl features three super-talented (funny, quick-witted) musicians – two pianos and a drum set. Try to come up with a (real) song they can’t play. Just try. Outside, the Live on the Loop bands will be: Friday, Minglewood, a Grateful Dead tribute band; and Saturday, the Casey Raines Band, playing country hits. You can’t bring your own food or bevs. Anyway, it’d be like carrying coal to Newcastle. Also, no pets, except pet rocks. Times: Casino opens: 6 p.m.; Howl at the Moon – 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Live in the Loop music – 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tickets: side seats: $12, table seating: $16-$22. You can reserve a table in advance, and choose your seat. 772-231-6990.
Toes in the sand. A cool beverage in your hand. And a great reggae band. Now there’s a fine idea for a summer Sunday afternoon. If you agree, Capt. Hiram’s, a laid-back resort with a Bahamian vibe, on the Indian River along Sebastian Indian River Drive, is the destination of choice. This Sunday, July 21, the Captain continues its popular Summer Sunday Reggae Series with the return to the Sandbar of “Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime.” FYI: Badfish was formed by University of Rhode Island computer science majors (seems a bit incongruous). According to Wikipedia, the band quickly became a hit “on college campuses and among Sublime fans who never were able to see the band due to frontman Bradley Nowell’s death in 1996. Sublime, in turn, was an American ska punk band from Cali. Did I hear someone ask, “What’s ska?” According to Wikipedia, it’s a Jamaican music genre that started in the 1950s and “combined elements of Caribbean mento and Calypso, with American jazz and rhythm and blues.” So there you go. But wait. There’s more. Opening for Badfish will be Arkital Sound, a reggae band from Delray Beach; and Dub-321, a reggae/rock band out of Central Florida. The Captain’s calling it “the hottest show of the summer.” Time: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door.
Pink Floyd revisited, this Saturday, July 20: Classic Albums Live has got it going on. This performing company seems to have found the formula for music lovers who long to hear their favorites once again, “live,” the same way they remember them from Back in the Day. The King Center will present “Classic Albums Live: Pink Floyd The Wall,” creating a show they way they do each and every one – they choose great musicians and then recreate the chosen band’s (in this case Pink Floyd) album “on stage – note for note, cut for cut. No gimmicks. No cheesy impersonations.” Pink Floyd, of course, was an English rock band formed in London in 1965 whose progressive and psychedelic music became a huge global hit, and fans loved their “philosophical lyrics, sonic experimentation and elaborate live shows,” says Wikipedia. The King Center reminds you about their pre-show Picnic on the Patio. You can buy food and drink at the full-service bar and grill (east side). Cash only. ATM available. Caveat: weather permitting. Time: 8 p.m. Tickets: start at $31.75. 321-242-2219.
Were you there? Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, the music and the generation that changed history, this Friday, July 19, as the national tour of the Paisley Craze Band’s “The Peace and Love Tour,” comes to Daytona’s Peabody Auditorium. Get your groove on and relive that rock and roll moment in history for a couple of hours of music and peace, with tunes from Creedence Clearwater Revival, the Grateful Dead, Jim Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Crosby, Stills and Nash, the Who and more. I can already feel my hair growing. Time: 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $33.65. www.daytonabeach.com/events/music/bandshell-concerts/.
OR: head over to Daytona’s Oceanfront Park and the historic 1937 coquina-constructed bandshell for the next offering in its 2019 Summer Series: “Vertigo/Original Sin –Tribute to U2/INXS,” Friday, July 19. I mean, can you even imagine what it’d look and sound like if these two stellar bands had actually toured together? It is, heralds the Peabody website, “one amazing band performing two tributes in one night. Just a sample of the many sing-along-to songs you’ll h ear: “New Year’s Day,” “What You Need,” “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” and “Devil.” Time: 7:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tickets: $8, BYO seat; $10, seat provided. www.daytonabeach.com/events/music/bandshell-concerts/.