From POLLSTAR The master of DIY touring returns to the road next month in support of a new album. Stops for the Paul Collins Beat include Chicago, Louisville, New Orleans, Kansas City, Atlanta and Gainesville. This time around the power-pop driven Collins is supporting his 15th release. Feel The Noise arrives Sept. 9 on Alive […]
Power-pop pioneer Paul Collins celebrates 40 years in the game this year and his new album Feel The Noise delivers classic jams with individuality and style. This should come as no surprise as he has not only been a member of The Nerves, The Breakaways and The Beat but has been extremely active over the […]
Video premiere: “I Need My Rock N’ Roll” by Paul Collins Is Paul Collins the King of Power Pop? The title of his previous album notwithstanding, Collins’ long and praiseworthy career, first with The Nerves (whose original “Hangin’ On The Telephone” was a mega-hit for Blondie) and The Beat (not the English), devotion to the […]
Whitney Matheson, USA TODAY 10:14 a.m. EDT July 31, 2014 Paul Collins is a rock ‘n’ roll veteran who has crafted some of the catchiest power-pop tunes of the ’70s and ’80s. Best known for his work with The Nerves and The Beat, Collins has influenced generations of musicians and has been covered by everyone […]
To me, RADIO MOSCOW is the perfect representation of the idiom “they haven’t reinvented the wheel, but daaammn, they can roll it!”. While Parker Griggs perfectly embodies the über gifted and hyperactive multi-instrumentalist who knows exactly what’s best for him and his band (I mean, musically speaking), the lineup has finally stabilized around drummer Paul […]
Juke with John the Conqueror By VINCENT HARRIS For the Herald-Journal Listening to John the Conqueror’s 2014 album, “The Good Life,” is like stumbling upon the hottest juke joint in Jackson, Miss., on its sweatiest night. The trio, named after an African-American folk hero, gets down to business on every song. Singer-guitarist Pierre Moore slings […]
Nice ALIVE NATURALSOUND feature in the new issue of CLASSIC ROCK THE BLUES!
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 Lonesome Shack — More Primitive READ THE REVIEW HERE In my untutored opinion, the blues should punch you in the gut. It should make the little hairs on your arms and neck stand up. It should make you want to dance. It should make you want to booty call that certain […]