i'm trying to find a new cover band to make some extra money on the weekends. a few gigs a month. i answered a couple of ads, one band came to a nerve show this weekend and said i was in if i wanted. all the bands i'm running into want to rehearse on a regular basis, EVERY WEEK, once or twice a week!!!!!!!!! what's up with that???? am i weird that it seems counterproductive to me to rehearse like that???? here's how i see it: it's a cover band. you do it to have some fun earning extra money. you get 3 or 4 sets of songs together and rehearse them of course. a handful of rehearsals till you have the sets down, and then you're done. if you get new songs you want to do you try them out on stage. once every 2 or 3 months maybe you have a rehearsal to work some stuff out, BUT EVERY WEEK, 2 TIMES A WEEK!!!!! IMO that kills the whole idea of doing covers in the first place. it wipes out in most cases a complete night of the week, and costs money. in the long run, if you're only playing 2 to 3 gigs a month, it winds up costing more to rehearse than what you make. after all this rambling I think the name of this thread or the REAL question behind it is, WHY DO PEOPLE PLAY COVERS???? i want to do it for easy, fun, extra money. i don't want to reharse my butt off. i don't believe i have to.