power pop

This week’s Revenge of the 80s Radio podcast/syndication edit is up: an encore broadcast of our interview with Peter Case.

Paul Collins is on with us once again as he will release a new album chock full of more Power Pop excellence in September: Out of My Head.

Paul Collins is back on Revenge of the 80s Radio with us. He talks to Chris Cordani about the re-release of his albums: “One Night,” “To Beat or Not to Beat” and “Long Time Gone.” Collins is also preparing to embark on a solo acoustic tour of Europe. American fans will also hear about the upcoming dates in the states including a March residency at Ethyl’s on 2nd Avenue in Manhattan, where he will perform every Tuesday of that month.

This week, we are re-airing our March 2016 interview with Naoki Yamano of Shonen Knife

Paul Collins is our guest on this week’s Revenge of the 80s Radio. His new album, Feel the Noise, is out and available via download and on vinyl.

Paul Collins, originator and the de facto curator of Power Pop music, is out today with a new guitar-driven album showcasing the genre in its purest form once again.

This week, we play a soon-to-be-released track from Antonee First Class, the toaster for Dave Wakeling’s current English Beat lineup and music from X, Mental As Anything, Fad Gadget, The Modulators, Julian Cope, INXS, Robert HazardBig Country, Alison Moyet and more.

Power pop fans from all over the New York-Metro area crowded The Cake Shop on Friday and Saturday night to celebrate the guitar-driven musical genre at Power Pop-A-Licious 2 with The Paul Collins Beat and a heavy-hitting lineup of long-established and up-and-coming bands.

Paul Collins’ Power Pop-A-Licous 2 Fest, which was postponed due to Hurricane Sandy, has been rescheduled for February 1 & 2 at The Cake Shop n NYC.

The Power-Pop-A-Licious Fest II, scheduled for November 16 & 17 at Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park, NJ has been postponed to a yet undetermined date due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy.

Ska royalty meets the High Priest of Power Pop: Dave Wakeling’s English Beat and The Paul Collins Beat are touring together for the first time. Under the title Two Beats Heart as One, they make a stop in New York City, playing in front of a lively crowd at B.B. Kings Blues Club and Grill on 42nd Street.

This week, Paul Collins talks about his upcoming Power Pop-A-Licious II Fest, Plus: music from Big Audio Dynamite, The Tom Tom Club, Adriana Kaegi, Split Enz, Dominatrix, Bad Manners and more…

Thirteen bands from across the U.S. and Canada will play at the second annual Power Pop-A-Licious Fest at Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park, New Jersey. The power pop celebration takes place on November 16th and 17th.

Nikki Corvette will be heading to Europe for her Summertime Fun 2012 tour. Fresh off recording new tracks “I’m Stronger” and “Hot Sun,” Corvette will perform live for 14 straight days at venues in Norway, Denmark, Austria, Switzerland and Italy.

This week on Revenge of the 80s, we will feature new music from Stan Ridgway and Nikki Corvette. Plus, classics by Howard Jones, EBN-OZN, INXS, Falco, Fuzzbox, Madness, The Blow Monkeys and more.

With several albums and hit songs under his belt, The Beat founder Paul Collins remembers how important the local record store was and still is to our culture and to musicians. Collins and The Beat headlined a lineup of local rockers at Greenwich Village’s landmark Generation Records to show support as part of National Independent Record Store Day.

Paul Collins, “The King of Power Pop,” will headline an all-day Record Store Day event at Generation Records on Thompson Street in New York City on Saturday, April 21. It will be the fourth annual celebration of independent record stores at the Greenwich Vilage landmark.

Only Nikki Corvette can get people up and dancing to a song about dealing with people of the despicable sort. The power-punk queen proves that once again with “I’m Stronger,” the lead track to her first solo release since 2006, which is set to be available worldwide on April 14th.

Ronnie Spector, Nikki Corvette and Kim Shattock lead the slate of lady rockers to play at the first annual Girls Got Rhythm Fest in St. Paul,
Minnesota on May 11-12, 2012.

Paul Collins announced on his Facebook page that he and fellow Nerves co-founder Peter Case will unite for several concert dates beginning March 1, 2012 in Vancouver, B.C

After being out-of-print for decades, Nick Lowe’s Labour of Lust album will soon be re-released. Yep Roc Records says it plans to re-issue the 1979 new wave classic compilation

For the 4th of July Holiday Weekend, Revenge of the 80s Radio will re-broadcast our show with the 2009 interview with The Little Girls’ Caron Maso Murray.

Our Revenge of the 80s Radio podcast edit is up and available at the bottom of this post. This week, we talk with Paul Collins of The Beat and Co-Founder of The Nerves.

This week on Revenge of the 80s Radio, Paul Collins, co-founder of The Nerves and founder of The Beat talks with us.

This week on Revenge of the 80s, Paul Collins, founder of The Beat and Co-Founder of The Nerves will be our guest. Paul is still touring and will soon release a new album: The King of Power Pop.

Review: Gorevette’s first concert on their Spring 2010 Eastern U.S Tour with The Donnas at the Highline Ballroom in New York City.

Gorevette will tour the Eastern US and continue on in Japan this spring. Band leaders Nikki Corvette and Amy Gore made the announcement shortly after the release of their Lustfully Yours EP

Doug Fieger, former lead singer of The Knack, lost his battle with cancer this morning at age 57. Fieger and the Knack mainstreamed the “new wave sound” of rock in 1979 when they hit #1 with “My Sharona.” UPDATE: A quite posted on The Knack’s official website: “Our hearts are broken, we will miss you […]

The podcast version of our 7/24 Revenge of the 80s Radio show featuring a conversation with Caron Maso Murray of The Little Girls is up and available at the bottom of this post

Tonight’s Revenge of the 80s Radio show will feature our latest interview with Caron Maso Murray of The Little Girls. The band has just released two new CDs: Thank Heaven for Valley Pop and Today… and Yesterday.


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