Paul Collins Beat
/ Little Boy Jr. / Blizzard Babies / Scoundrel
Thursday, Feb 07, 2013 9:00 PM CST
(9:00 PM Doors)
- Friday, Feb 08, 2013 12:00 AM CST
Township, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
PAUL COLLINS BEAT (ex The Nerves (uk))
Indie rock group The Beat are now known as Paul Collins' Beat, recording new material and playing hundreds of shows each year. This year, Paul Collins Beat have released the all-new studio album as a follow-up to the 2007 critically acclaimed album Flying High. In addition, Paul Collins Beat are offering the new album Live In Europe as an exclusive free full length CD and DVD combo mp3 video album audio download through their official website. Paul Collins' legendary early band The Nerves continue to be worshipped by new generations of hipsters and music lovers worldwide. Rock icon and cult favorite Paul Collins founded The Nerves with Peter Case and Jack Lee in 1974. The Nerves funded their own recordings, toured with The Ramones and released Hanging On The Telephone, a hit song which has been covered by Cat Power, Def Leppard and Blondie, on the Parallel Lines album. After The Nerves disbanded in 1977, Paul Collins formed The Beat, recruiting members of various rock bands. The Beat were music video pioneers, with several 80s music videos appearing on early MTV and touring the world, performing with major rock acts such as The Cure, The Police, The Jam, Devo, Huey Lewis and countless others. Today, Paul Collins Beat continues to play hundreds of concerts each year, touring USA, Japan, Canada, Brazil, Italy, Spain, Sweden, France, UK and throughout Europe.
"If you like garage pop with a sense of vaudevillian whimsy, then you will love Little Boy Jr. Their songs combine elements of Merseybeat, surf, and rock into a mix that is nearly impossible to resist. Lovers of The Beatles and the Animals, as well as fans of The Everly Brothers and The Knack will want to check them out."-International Pop Overthrow
Blizzard Babies are four cool and charming babes.
Scoundrel are raucous, melodic variant of garage and punk that, while not reinventing the musical wheel, are vital and infectious all the same. Live, they are everything a band like this should be--fun, irreverent, and filled with tunes that begged to be sung-along to.