If there's one rock band that's impossible to imitate, it's The Replacements. Plenty of bands have been influenced by the Minneapolis alt-rockers and followed in their gloriously sodden wake, but precious few come anywhere near to approximating Paul Westerberg's notoriously self-lacerating wit and morosely hopeful worldview. Tonight's bill, the latest in a series of free tribute nights at the Satellite, would initially appear to be an exercise in futility, emphasizing yet again how irreplaceable The Replacements really are. On the other hand, the lineup is headlined by The Henry Clay People, the local group who come closest to evoking the 'Mats idiosyncratic combination of rude power-pop chords and sardonic lyrics. They also feature a pair of battling brothers, with singer Joey Siara's world-weary words slammed home by the force of Andy Siara's impatient guitars.

Tue., Aug. 19, 9 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 08/19/14)

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