cover by ward robinson This wild little guy has been out for a second but we were so busy with shows, shows and shows that we didn’t get a chance to make a huge deal about it! So behold—L.A. RECORD 104! First issue of our sixth year of printing with busting-through-the-mold L.A. transplant KING TUFF [...]
July 5th, 2011 · 3 Comments
ANNOUNCING THE WINNERS OF THE PAUL COLLINS ALL-TIME SUMMERTIME POWER-POP CHAMPIONSHIP! (JULY JOYFULNESS INSIDE)
July 1st, 2011 · No Comments
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 very strong contenders—we even had to tie-break at the end! [...]
June 29th, 2011 · 1 Comment
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.
WIN TICKETS TO SEE PAUL COLLINS + AUDACITY + GARBO’S DAUGHTER + PANGEA AT BLUE STAR BAR THIS FRIDAY!
June 27th, 2011 · 1 Comment
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 can see him play at the Blue Star Bar in [...]
June 14th, 2011 · No Comments
PRESENTED WITH BURGER RECORDS AND VOLAR RECORDS. GET TICKETS HERE!
April 6th, 2011 · No Comments
Like most aging rock ‘n’ rollers in L.A., I’ve sang a Nerves cover onstage with a band at some point in my life, and I also hate young people. So I wasn’t exactly unbiased when I was loaned (not even given) the super-limited cassette version, hot off the presses, of this tribute to Paul Collins, Peter Case and Jack Lee—the three guys who banded together as power-pop pioneers the Nerves during 30 or so pivotal months in the ’70s.