I've toyed with the idea of starting a shameless bar band to do covers and make money. Is that idea evil incarnate?
The perfect scenario would be finding other people to start a bar band with the united goal of learning a bunch of standard covers and getting regular gigs around town... and then slowly slipping into an experimental/noise/other band. Sure, we'd still play "Back In Black," ... just with each of us in different time signatures... and keys.
I should look around for like a 5-piece band for this project -- make it look authentic and then coordinate ways of getting places to fire us.
Of course, I'll have to be discreet about this venture -- no fliers or Internet postings.