Just when you thought that St. Louis' love for cover nights and tribute bands couldn't swell our collective hearts any further, a promising new venture in classic-rock recreation hits Off Broadway tonight. Street Fighting Band is a new local tribute to the Rolling Stones, and the band is made up of a veritable wrecking crew of local talent - members of the Feed, Via Dove, the Incurables and the Funky Butt Brass Band have all converged to cover one of the all-time great rock bands.
We caught up with guitarist Jimmy Griffin and keyboardist Dave Grelle over email to hear more about how the band came together and how these players came together. Both men are well-practiced players in original and cover bands - they share the stage in both the Incurables as well as the Led Zeppelin tribute Celebration Day. (The action starts at 8 p.m. tonight at Off Broadway, and the cover is $12 for 21 and up and $15 for under 21.)