Best Tribute Band

Capone

Capone would call itself a "cover" band, but we think that label is an undersell. A "cover" band simply performs songs by artists its members enjoy, whereas a "tribute" band transforms itself into those very artists. While Capone holds no allegiance to any one band in particular, its members' devotion to all things hair metal — down to the falsetto vocals, stage makeup, skulls and innumerable bandanas — converts what would be just another run-of-the-mill '80s cover-band experience into something much more. The unrepentant love that the band shows the genre and time period causes its live show to ascend to its own truly unique experience — blur your eyes a little and forget all the songs you've ever heard by the likes of Mötley Crüe or Poison, and you'd swear that this was a band kicking out its own original jams.

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