- Local tribute bands a worthy alternative
- Playing people‚Äôs favorite music is a good way to draw crowds, said Grisman of Petty Theft, but it‚Äôs a big responsibility. The fans know how the classic hits should sound.
‚ÄúIt‚Äôs double-edged,‚ÄĚ Grisman said. ‚ÄúYes, everybody knows these songs, but they really know these songs, and they know if it‚Äôs right.‚ÄĚ [Read More...]
- Don't Tom around here no more
- Part of the hard-rockin' band's strength is the ability to steer clear of caricature‚ÄĒno top hats or rose-colored granny glasses‚ÄĒwhile staying true to Petty's essence. "We have never tried to be Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and never will&‚ÄĒthat would be un-Petty-like and totally defeats the spirit of his vibe....
"We play the music and we play it very well and with a lot of love and passion for it. It's really a shared experience as we're really a celebration of the music more than a tribute band‚ÄĒwe celebrate together with the fans as we are both fans of Tom Petty. [Read More...]
- Tribute Band Petty Theft Won‚Äôt Back Down
- Clearly, the band Petty Theft, a Novato-based tribute band to veteran rocker Tom Petty, has a cult following. They had turned out in force last weekend for Petty Theft‚Äôs appearance across the bay at Caf√© Du Nord in San Francisco. [Read More...]