Power Pop-A-Licious Music Festival

(Submitted) The first Power Pop-A-Licious music festival will take place on Saturday April 30th & Sunday May 1st at 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.

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.

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)
The Sights ( Detroit)
Paul Collins (Nyc)

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