Paul Collins Beat // Dany Laj & The Looks (Montreal) // The Knast // Jim Basnight // Tough Times

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Paul Collins Beat // Dany Laj & The Looks (Montreal) // The Knast // Jim Basnight // Tough Times says
Paul Collins Beat
Paul Collins Beat and Dany Laj & The Looks will tour together all across Canada and the USA!

In the true spirit of DIY touring Dany Laj and Paul Collins have teamed up to bring their brand of rocking power pop to the masses! In what has now become a way of life the tour will involve up and coming bands on every stop. “We love to support all the new bands that are popping up everywhere!” says Paul Collins. As in most of the tours The Beat is involved in, they start as simple ideas, “Hey you want to do a tour?” “Hell Yeah!” That was Jeanette Dowling, bassist for Dany Laj & The Looks response to Paul when he suggested their two bands join forces for this massive tour that begins in Toronto March 30 and ends in Brooklyn April 30.

One added feature to the US dates will be the “Record Fair/Happy Hour with DJ concept that Paul has been pioneering now since last year. As Paul tells it, “This has been the single best idea to get the shows to be more fun and bring people out earlier so the opener can play to a crowd!” Cool local record shops are invited to come down and bring their selection of cool vintage rock LP’s to start the night off with a celebration of rock n roll records. Add in a happy hour and a DJ and you have an awesome rock n roll cocktail of fun!

the knast
Long before Seattle was the grunge rock capitol of America, it had a long history of rugged, tough-as-nails rock, beginning in the 1960s with garage rock stalwarts the Sonics and Wailers and culminating in the '80s with Jim Basnight and the Moberlys, a band that evoked the Beatles and the Rolling Stones at the same time, while turning out some of the decade's finest, if unfortunately obscure, New Wave pop. In truth, Seattle is only the beginning and finishing line for the band, the city which gave them their start and to which they finally returned, with a couple other musical hotbeds serving as temporary homes during the middle part of their run. Despite the aggregate's peripatetic career, they accumulated a consistently invigorating, distinctly Seattle body of work that stands as one of the finest collections of mostly unknown songs from the 1980s.
Tough Times

7:00 -8:00PM COVER CHARGE $10

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