PICK OF THE WEEK: If you go...


PICK OF THE WEEK: If you go to see the band Savannah at the Ocean Club tonight, relax and have a good time. That's what the Norfolk, Va.-based, five-member band promises.

"We're a party band," drummer Butch Miller said. "We don't like the name variety band. It conjures up images of tuxedos and bands that play at weddings."

Savannah has fans from ages 5 to 70, but most of the people in the nightclub audiences are 25 to 45, Mr. Miller said. The band plays just about everything, including classic rock and roll, Motown, contemporary music, Top 40 and rap.

"There isn't anything we're afraid to do," Mr. Miller said. "We have a real good attitude. We thoroughly enjoy what we do, and we don't drink while we play. We don't mix alcohol with our performances."

Savannah has been performing in Ocean City for about eight years and plays at the Ocean Club, on the beach at 49th Street, several times each summer. The band will be there tonight from 9:30 p.m. to 1:45 a.m. and will return there in mid-July.

"A lot of people come back to see us because of the variety of music. The four front men aren't afraid to jump off the stage and mingle with people. We're not afraid to laugh at ourselves," Mr. Miller said.

DON'T LOOK BACK . . . BUT: The Coasters, known for such '50s hits as "Yakety Yak" and "Along Came Jones," will be at Elwood's Rib House in West Ocean City Wednesday and Thursday. Shows are 10 p.m. and midnight, and tickets are $12. Call 289-1400.

FRONTIER DAYS: Frontier Town Theme Park, resembling a Western town around 1860, is open for the season. Located on Route 611, on the way to Assateague, Frontier Town has gunfights, can-can dancers, bank robberies and stage coach rides. It's open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Labor Day. Call 289-7877.

NOSE TO NOSE: Post time is 7:20 p.m. Wednesdays to Fridays at Delmarva Downs race track on Route 589 about four miles west of Ocean City. On Sundays, post time is 6:20 p.m. Enjoy live races and simulcasts from Rosecroft in Oxon Hill.

ENTERTAINMENT THIS WEEK: Savannah tonight, and the Kingpins, tomorrow to June 30, at the Ocean Club, 49th Street and the beach . . . Downtown, Saturday, and Third Eye, June 23, at the Angler, Talbot Street and the bay . . . the Bullets, tomorrow, and Ronny G. and the Scream, Wednesday, at BJ's, " 75th Street and the bay . . . Rattle Cats, Friday and Saturday, at Fager's Island, 60th Street and the bay . . . Kids, tonight, and the Cutters, tomorrow to Wednesday, at the Paddock, 18th Street and Coastal Highway . . . No Surrender, Tuesday and Wednesday, and the Segways, June 23, at the Greene Turtle, 116th Street and Coastal Highway . . . Second Coming, tonight, and Tiffany, tomorrow through June 23, at Horizons, 101st Street and Coastal Highway . . . Dangerous Duo, Wednesday to Saturday, at the Lookout Lounge, 138th Street and Coastal Highway . . . Killing Floor, tonight, at the Purple Moose on the boardwalk between Talbot and Caroline streets.

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