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 L.A., along with Audacity, Garbo’s Daughter, and Pangea, for a mere $10 at the door, or ahead of time here. If you are super broke or just feel lucky, you can enter a contest and see if you have what it takes to win tickets. Just email email@example.com with subject line COLLINS and include a link to your favorite summertime power-pop song of all time.
Here he is rockin’ and rollin’ to “Rock N’ Roll” girl circa 1980. And even with ears from 2011 it still sounds super awesome.
Mode is a super awesome song off their Power Drowning EP. If you see Audacity and you don’t have fun, there is something wrong with you probably and you should go see someone (assuming your medical insurance covers that kind of thing, which it probably doesn’t.)
We at L.A. RECORD are super awesome at finding super awesome bands that are super awesome at rocking and write amazing songs. And Garbo’s Daughter are super awesome at rocking and write amazing songs. If you listen to this song once you will want to sing it all day. It’s just that kind of song.
We also have a knack for finding bands that write humorous, nuanced, and multi-layered lyrics about the complex social conventions surrounding sexual dysfunction. Exhibit A: this song, which is called “Too Drunk to Come”.
L.A. RECORD PRESENTS PAUL COLLINS + AUDACITY + GARBO’S DAUGHTER + PANGEA ON FRI., JUL 1 AT THE BLUE STAR BAR, 2200 E. 15TH ST, DOWNTOWN L.A., 8:00 PM/ $10/ 18+
YOU CAN BUY TICKETS AT THE DOOR OR PRESALE HERE