1st Annual Power Pop Festival Announced

 

April event will be curated by genre kingpin Paul
Collins; also check out free compilation album.

 

By Blurt Staff

 

The first Power Pop-A-Licious music festival
will take place on Saturday April 30th & Sunday May 1st at the legendary
rock club Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park, NJ.
Conceived and curated by power pop legend Paul Collins (cofounder of THE NERVES, THE BREAKAWAYS and THE
BEAT) the fest will bring together some of the finest young guitar-driven power
pop, garage rock and punk-pop bands from across the U.S. and Canada. Power Pop-A-Licious is a unifying
rally cry for this thriving rock-n-roll subculture, and is a means for power
pop fans of all ages to discover a wealth of talented new music acts in one
power-packed weekend. The full lineup is below.

 

There’s also a free  Power
Pop-A-Licious
16-song compilation album featuring the performers available
for download
.

Collins explains the concept behind the festival, “I was touring all over
the country with my Beat Army Tours, when it hit me, I gotta bring all these
great bands I’m playing with together for one crazy weekend!”

This all-ages event is ground zero for a burgeoning DIY power pop scene that’s
been fueled by the immediacy of the Internet, the devotion of its fans, and
social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter.  Each day will feature
bands from different regions of the country, with local DJs spinning sets to
create an all-day dance party atmosphere.  Similar in approach to
“happenings” in 1960’s London,
Power Pop-A-Licious is no
mere rock n’ roll concert, it’s an event.  DJs, performance artist’s video
projections, and, of course, the spirited, high-energy live rock-n-roll
performances from all these great new bands will provide the entertainment. The
world-famous Asbury Lanes, where the two day fest will take place, is a vintage
bowling alley, bar and live music venue with a capacity of 300, and is located
in the heart of beautiful Asbury Park.

 

Tickets details at
TicketWeb: http://www.ticketweb.com

 

LINEUP:

 

SATURDAY,
APRIL 30TH

 

BAM BAMS (Baltimore)

PEACES (Brooklyn)

NEUTRON DRIVERS (NJ)

BAXX SISI’S (Brooklyn)

LANDLORD (Bloomington, ID)

FUTURE VIRGINS (Chattanooga)

DIRTY SHAMES (NYC)

AMOEBAS (Grand Rapids)

MOTHER’S CHILDREN (Ottawa)

HALF
RATS
(Indianapolis)

 

 

SUNDAY,
MAY 1ST

BFs (Gloucester)
KURT
BAKER
(Portland, ME)
THE ABOVE (Brooklyn)

 THE SPECTACLES (Maryland)

 ELECTRIC MESS (NYC)
GLORY FIRES (Birmingham)
THE WALNUT KIDS  (Montreal)

PAUL COLLINS (NYC)

 

 

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