Thanks to The World's Greatest Tribute Bands, which airs every Monday night on Mark Cuban's AXS TV, two local bands are getting a chance to move beyond venues like House of Blues Dallas, Granada Theater and The Kessler to show the nation what they can do.
The second season of Tribute Bands started July 15, but Dallas gets its day on Monday, August 5, with an episode focused on Guns 4 Roses, who obviously try to emulate Guns N' Roses. According to their site, Guns 4 Roses has already gone way beyond the Texas borders, playing around North America with the likes of Vince Neil and Bret Michaels.
Anybody who caught the moldering remains of Guns N' Roses when Axl Rose and some other guys played at House of Blues Dallas in May can do a nice compare and contrast, although that's really not fair, because Guns 4 Roses focuses on the band's glory days, like songs from Appetite for Destruction.
Blaze of Glory, a Bon Jovi tribute band, gets the spotlight later in the season, on August 26. The actual Bon Jovi already played at American Airlines Center in April and will make a second appearance there in October.
Tribute Bands is a live show from the Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood, California, so you get an unfiltered and unedited look at what it's like to see the bands play in person. It airs at 10 pm Central time, with a repeat three hours later.
AXS TV is available on local cable or satellite systems like AT&T U-Verse, Verizon Fios, DirecTV and Dish Network; check your local listings to see if you have the channel.