The Paul Collins Beat

The Paul Collins Beat

The Beat was founded by Paul Collins, who spent his pre-teens living in Greece, Vietnam and Europe before returning to his native New York. He studied at the prestigious Julliard Music School and eventually moved to San Francisco where he joined songwriter Jack Lee and bassist Peter Case to form The Nerves in 1974. The Nerves proved to be one of the pioneers of the burgeoning US punk rock scene, independently releasing their own 4 song EP which included the classic “Hanging on the Telephone,” later to become a hit for Blondie.

After The Nerves disbanded in 1977, Collins moved to LA and formed The Beat with bassist Steve Huff, drummer Mike Ruiz and lead guitarist Larry Whitman. Their friend Eddie Money recommended The Beat for management by legendary concert promoter Bill Graham. Under new management, The Beat toured with The Police, The Jam and Joe Jackson. They also made numerous TV appearances and recorded their debut self-titled album with producer Bruce Botnick (who had produced The Doors). The album featured Beatles and Byrds-influenced guitars and catchy choruses, defining the skinny-tied power pop which The Knack took to the charts. In the ’90s, The Beat re-formed as Paul Collins’ Beat and continues to write and tour.

The 509ers

The 509ers hail from the New Haven, CT. They've been kicking around in different configurations for over two decades and have played in Thing's Fingers, the Crabs, FU69, Anti-Static Christ, the Cryptones, the Danglers, 420 Blackbirds, and the Aging Gonads

The Radiation

The Radiation is a late 60’s style garage punk revivalist band from Bristol, Connecticut.
The band has captured the essence of the Sixties garage punk revolution - a hard rocking youthful angst, awash in waves of shimmery psychedelics, and delivered like brass knuckles on a proto-punk punch. Is the band groovy? Yes!
The Radiation will blow your mind with a carefully selected and blended mixture of energetic originals, obscure psychedelic rave-ups, and thrashing vintage punk nuggets, all sprinkled with a few classic 60’s B-sides.

$8.00 - $10.00

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The Paul Collins Beat with The 509ers, The Radiation

Friday, June 21 · Doors 9:00 PM / Show 9:30 PM at Cafe Nine

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