Ten of the Best Cover Bands in Colorado — 2016 Edition

Mr. Majestyk's 8-Track Revival
Mr. Majestyk's 8-Track Revival
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5. Mr. Majestyk’s 8-Track Revival
As the name suggests, MM8TR plays covers of 1970s classics, from that time when people had eight-track players and tapes by the likes of 10CC and Alice Cooper. So expect tunes by those guys, plus Bad Company, Bowie, ELO, Queen, and the Steve Miller Band. They look the part, too; a show by these guys is like a scene from Almost Famous, minus the groupies.

The Raygunomics
The Raygunomics
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4. The Raygunomics
As the amusing name suggests, the Raygunomics formed with the aim of performing music from the 1980s. Since then, they’ve expanded the set to include '90s and 2000s music, so the name means less, and that sort of makes us laugh even more. The set does stick with a kind of alt/new-wave theme, so expect A-Ha’s “Take on Me,” The Cure’s “Just Like Heaven,” and The Knack’s “My Sharona,” but you could just as easily face Deee-Lite’s “Groove Is in the Heart” or Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On.”

The So What Brothers
The So What Brothers
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3. So What Brothers
Sometimes you’re putting on an event, be it a wedding, birthday party or whatever, and you just want a human jukebox. A band that will play just about anything you want, and do it well. The So What Brothers have won awards for their set, because it's polished and tight. Want Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance”? They've got it. Follow that with Johnny Cash’s “Folson Prison Blues"? Why the hell not?

Mr. Steak
Mr. Steak
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2. Mr. Steak
A glorious tribute to all things hair metal, complete with wigs and spandex, Mr. Steak can often be found at the Buffalo Rose in Golden, opening for whichever Los Angeles hair band is passing through. From Quiet Riot to Poison, Twisted Sister to Motley Crue, these guys, who all play in other “real” bands, have the chops to do those songs justice.

SwerveEXPAND
Swerve
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1. Swerve
With a focus on country and classic rock, Swerve describes its set as “dance country, dance rock, dance dance, urban redneck yuppie biker party music!!!" Urban rednecks means whiskey and denim and one hell of a party.



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