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ANNOUNCING THE WINNERS OF THE PAUL COLLINS ALL-TIME SUMMERTIME POWER-POP CHAMPIONSHIP! (JULY JOYFULNESS INSIDE)

July 1st, 2011

Paul Collins of the Nerves and the Beat plays tonight at Blue Star, so in honor of his writing some of the most killer power-pop anthems of all time, we asked contestents to submit their own picks for unbeatable summertime songs. Had a lot of…

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PAUL COLLINS: TOMORROW IS TOO FAR AWAY!

June 29th, 2011

As the drummer for the Nerves and Breakaways and lead singer of the Beat, Paul Collins helped create the genre of power pop. His songs have been covered by virtually every band with a guitar, from Audacity to Green Day to White Fence to the Muffs to the Exploding Hearts to … me. He will play Friday at Blue Star—win tickets here! This interview by Dan Collins and Kristina Benson.

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WIN TICKETS TO SEE PAUL COLLINS + AUDACITY + GARBO’S DAUGHTER + PANGEA AT BLUE STAR BAR THIS FRIDAY!

June 27th, 2011

You know Paul Collins even if you don’t know you know Paul Collins. He was the drummer for the Nerves–that foundational L.A. powerpop band responsible for such timeless tunes as “Hanging on the Telephone”–and frontperson for Paul Collins Beat (née the Beat). This Friday you…

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ANNOUNCING THE WINNERS OF OUR BARE WIRES TICKETS!

June 10th, 2011

This week’s contest to win Bare Wires tickets was a grueling one—how much copy/paste can you take? We had tickets saved for whoever could send us the most “

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BARE WIRES: NO REAL TEST FOR LSD

June 9th, 2011

If The Warriors had ended with a dance party instead of a guy getting a switchblade through the wrist, Bare Wires could have been provided the soundtrack. Lead singer-songwriter-guitarist Matthew Melton discusses high school beatings, late ‘80s Memphis underground cassette rap and exactly which American city lives up to its frightening reputation. This interview by Tom Child.

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