Tonight: Battle of the Bar Bands at House of Blues
Rocks Off will be helping judge this little soiree, so he thought he'd offer a little preliminary introduction to tonight's competitors. Note to bands: Bribery is unseemly, but if you absolutely must...
Runaway Sun: By-the-numbers blues-rock with better-than-average chops. (7 p.m.)
Spin Cycle: Cover band whose repertoire spans Billy Joel to Social Distortion, an alternately intriguing and terrifying prospect. (7:40 p.m.)
Jud Johnson Band: Jam-rockers - seriously, one song is just called "Jam" - touted on MySpace page as "the next Dave Matthews Band." See above. (8:20 p.m.)
Thunderpants: Costumed cover band with an awesome name that might be tough to live up to. Often perform shirtless. (9 p.m.)
Kozmic Pearl: Janis Joplin tribute band; singer has better pipes than 30 Rock's "Janet Joppler," anyway. (9:40 p.m.)
Low Man's Joe: Hard-rocking foursome that's had a shot or two of Bon Jovi's bad medicine. (10:20 p.m.)
Hmmm. For various reasons, Rocks Off can imagine knocking back a few to all these bands. Guess we'll have to see which one(s) can bring it live...