Hi guys, like the title says, we are a grunge/90s alternative cover band, so we do anything from heavier stuff like Alice in Chains and Soundgarden to lighter stuff like Alanis Morrisette, Blind Melon, etc. We're a 5-piece (drums, bass, vox, rhythm guitar and me on lead guitar), and once we start playing out in this area it will probably be anything from small to medium-sized bars to outdoor gigs (lots of outdoor venues like festivals and things like that to play around here). I'm pretty ignorant on sound equipment since in every band I've ever been in I've never been the "sound guy" or learned much about PAs but I'm kinda in that role now by default. So what do we need for a pretty loud, heavy-ish band with two guitars and an amazing (but quiet) female vocalist playing gigs like described? At least 1,000 watts for the mains? Looking for at least one monitor for the vocals to start off with, but what wattage compared to the mains? I'd rather go ahead and spend more money now for more than we need than to find out too late at a gig that our system isn't loud enough.