PICK OF THE WEEK: If music from the '50s, '60s and '70s brings back memories, you might want to check out the Studebakers.
Performing at the Lookout Lounge, 138th Street and Coastal Highway, (next performance will be Aug. 4-5), the four-member band plays all the old favorites, said Sonny Lurch, drummer and vocalist.
"There's a very strong desire for this kind of music," he said. "People like it because it lets them relive the past."
The Studebakers, based in Baltimore, play a mix of songs.
"There are a few hundred on our list," Mr. Lurch said, including "Come, Go With Me" by Dion, "Bus Stop" by the Hollies, "The Twist" by Chubby Checker and songs by the Romantics.
Club patrons tell band members they like the old music because it brings back memories and because they can understand the lyrics. "They say the songs make some real sense. This kind of music will be popular as long as people keep listening to it and they keep playing it on the radio and on TV commercials. We'll play it as long as there's a need for it," Mr. Lurch said.
Other band members are Dennis Dayoff and Rick Seagraves, guitar and vocals, and Mark Webb, guitar, bass and vocals.
AT THE CABARET: The Commander Boardwalk Cabaret dinner theater on the boardwalk at 14th Street is presenting "Puttin' on the Glitz," a musical that combines favorite old songs and dances with a humorous murder mystery, Tuesdays to Sundays until Aug. 31.
Now in its 13th season, the cabaret features four actors and four actresses who double as efficient waiters and waitresses.
The dinner menu has several main courses, including ham steak, prime rib, New York strip steak, shrimp and scallops and stuffed chicken breasts, with prices ranging from $9.75 to $17.95. The tempting variety of desserts includes chocolate nut brownie with fudge a la mode, cheesecake and peppermint schnapps parfait.
Seating for the dinner theater is from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and the show begins around 8:15 p.m. From Sept. 4 to 27, daily except Sundays, the comedy "My Fat Friend" will be performed.
ENTERTAINMENT THIS WEEK: Tom Larsen and Looking for Trouble, every Sunday night at Elwood's, U.S. 50 and Blue Marlin Drive in West Ocean City . . . First Class, tonight and tomorrow, at Horizon's, 101st Street and Coastal Highway . . . Tranzfusion, tonight at the Purple Moose, on the boardwalk between Talbot and Caroline streets, and Wednesday until Saturday, July 27, at the Brass Rail . . . Jamallad, tonight, and Action Reaction, Friday, at the Angler, Talbot Street and the bay . . . Downtown, tonight at the Greene Turtle, 116th Street and Coastal Highway