Karaoke with a Live Twist

Local bars offering live band karaoke

From the very first time we starting singing in the shower or gripping a hair brush in front of the mirror, haven't we all dreamed about being a rock star?

If you still harbor those aspirations, then Live Band Karaoke is your thing.

It's exactly what it sounds like -- karaoke, backed by a live band. Trust us, it's a whole different ball game when you're rockin' the mic with a live band, as opposed to a boring CD instrumental version.

The concept is catching on, with several local bands offering live band karaoke nights:

  • Check out Martini Park on Wednesday at 8 p.m. for a band that calls themselves Rendoke. And don't worry if you forget the words -- the band will help you out! Martini Park offers $7 drink specials all night long.
  • Four bands -- The Hootenanners, The Karaoke Dokies, Liquid Courage and Kopy Kats, have formed a collective dedicated to live band karaoke around the city. They play a number of bars around the city. Log on to www.livebandkaraoke.com for the different venues.

The results may not be something that would impress Simon Cowell.  But that's not what it's all about, right?

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