Here are three fun events to dive into this weekend.
1. A Mad-Sweet Pangs concert is too big to fit under your Christmas tree, but it’s still very much a gift.
The quartet has created a foundation of well-crafted songs, high-quality recordings and upbeat performances.
The Pangs deliver folk-rock/psychedelia while attempting to blend candid, danceable tunes with a fun-loving spirit as they try to push the envelope even further.
Mad Sweet Pangs has a juicy show in store for the World Cafe Live at The Queen, 500 N. Market St., in Wilmington at 8 p.m., Friday. COST $15 in advance; $17 at the door plus fees. INFO worldcafelive.com or call 994-1400.
2. The quintet Rick Hays & American Steel is for lovers of modern country who aren’t scared to get their dance on.
For more than 18 years, Rick Hays was a band leader in Reno, Nevada before relocating to Maryland to create a new and fresh sound for the Delmarva region.
His outfit can mix it up playing covers and originals in concert.
Rick Hays & American Steel will gig at Harrington Raceway & Casino, 18500 S. Dupont Highway, in Harrington at 9:30 p.m., Friday. COST Free. INFO casino.harringtonraceway.com or call (888) 887-5687.
3. Flux Capacitor’s psychedelic rock makes Marty McFly proud.
The group’s fiery and distinct sound has catapulted them with lightning speed into the national music scene.
A band of brothers, Flux specializes in positive vocals, complex guitar work, innovative keys/synths and bass stylings with feverishly syncopated drums.
Flux Capacitor concerts are filled with improvisation, musical segues and spontaneous covers – creating a one-of-a-kind experience at every performance.
The brothers’ music is fueled by their dedicated practice of meditation and lucid dreaming.
Flux Capacitor is prepared to take you for a ride in their musical DeLorean at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats, 320 Rehoboth Ave., in Rehoboth Beach at 10 p.m. on Friday. COST Free. INFO dogfish.com or call 226-BREW.