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The music schedule for this year's Alive After Five, which will be held at Epicentre, has been announced. No surprise, it's a bunch of cover bands and tribute bands...

Here's my issue - Alive after Five draws a big crowd. No matter what band you put in there, people are going to show up and hang out. So, why not put some quality, original music or let some local bands open up for the crappy cover bands?

Nope, that would apparently make too much sense. Instead, they put in a bunch of cover bands what will make it feel like a frat party, or the average night at any of the Epicentre clubs.

I understand that they probably can't afford a decent nationally touring act, but why not give the locals a shot? Simplified? New Familiars? Spongetones? I could name a bunch of acts that would have fit.

:::yawn:::

Here's the full schedule:

April 16

Liquid Pleasure

Thank You Celebration "Alive After Five"

5:00pm - 9:00pm

Wachovia Plaza

April 23

Celebration Club

Launch of "Alive After Five At EpiCentre"

5:00pm - 9:30pm

Pavilion at EpiCentre

April 30

Voltage Brothers

5:00pm - 9:30pm

Pavilion at EpiCentre

May 7

Simply Irresistible

5:00pm - 9:30pm

Pavilion at EpiCentre

May 14

Satisfaction Rolling Stones Tribute

5:00pm - 9:30pm

Pavilion at EpiCentre

May 21

Tuesday's Gone

Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute (Speed Street)

5:00pm - 9:30pm

Pavilion at EpiCentre

May 28

Frontiers Journey Tribute

5:00pm - 9:30pm

Pavilion at EpiCentre

June 4

Breakfast Club

5:00pm - 9:30pm

Pavilion at EpiCentre

June 11

Dave Matthews Tribute Band

5:00pm - 9:30pm

Pavilion at EpiCentre

June 18

Girlz Girlz Girlz

5:00pm - 9:30pm

Pavilion at EpiCentre

June 25

Vertigo U2 Tribute

5:00pm - 9:30pm

Pavilion at EpiCentre

July 2

Shane O'Dazier & The SOB's

5:00pm - 9:30pm

Pavilion at EpiCentre

July 9

Who's Bad Michael Jackson Tribute

5:00pm - 9:30pm

Pavilion at EpiCentre

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