"The Bangles" at Night of the Living Tribute Bands 2015

by Guy Bergstrom for OLY ARTS

Art never dies–and nothing sticks to people more than the music they grew up with, no matter how good or bad it was. You can’t kill those memories.

Whether you listened to grunge in college or still have a collection of Moody Blues cassette tapes, there’s a band you’ll know and love being honored and covered at the Night of the Living Tribute Bands on Oct. 29 at the Capitol Theater.

This year’s co-host, Vanessa Postil, knows how much effort the participants pour into looking and sounding just like the band to which they’re paying homage. Last year, she played Susanna Hoffs, lead singer and rhythm guitarist for The Bangles.

“We were working on this project for seven months,” Postil said, adding that the film society “welcomed us in, provided hospitality and put on a rocking show.”

Joining Postil as co-host is local standup comedian Morgan Picton, who’s also the volunteer coordinator for the Olympia Film Society.

This year’s lineup includes cover bands for Alice in Chains, Faith No More, The Moody Blues, Mötley Crüe and The Velvet Underground. Alice in Chains will be played by Eli Collin Dayley, Sarah Lynn, Erin McAdams and Lauren O’Neill.

This event also features a costume contest for the audience, so people are encouraged to dress up as their favorite monster, rocker…or monstrous rocker.

Tickets are available online and at the box office the day of the show. Organizers say this event always sells out, so it’s best to get tickets early.

What: Night of the Living Tribute Bands

Where: Capitol Theater,
206 Fifth Ave SE, Olympia

When: 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29

How much: $10-$15

Learn more: 360-754-6670 / Olympia Film Society