The Life As A Tribute Band
Paladino’s does book original bands, but it’s the tributes that pay the rent. The club’s tucked into a funky L-shaped retail corner in a bleak pocket of Reseda that’s like an industrial-nightmare flashback from Repo Man. Its neighbors are body shops, a cigarette retailer, the Frisky Kitty strip club, and a coin laundry.
“The original bands don’t have the following,” says Sano. “With a cover band, people know what to expect, and I don’t think people are ready for a lot of experimentation. You’re not going to spend your money and gamble. Most people go to a safe haven.”
from Los Angelos City Beat