The touring scene is awash with tribute bands right now. It seems to be the one thing that guarantees an audience.
Stay Tuned, a tribute band from Seattle, Wash., takes a slightly different tack by focusing on songs you probably think you hate: TV theme songs.
But the group doesn't just play 30-second blurbs of songs that you can't seem to purge from your brain. The TV themes are jumping-off points for fully developed pop songs.
Theme songs for shows like WKRP in Cincinnati and Laverne and Shirley become pop opuses. And then there is Gilligan's Island, which turns the legend of the three-hour tour into a seven-minute epic that builds to a climactic finale pinched from "Come Sail Away" by Styx.
The band will be making a special appearance at Tom Grainey's on Friday, Oct. 21. You may as well go. You already know all the words.[ Video is no longer available. ]