Photo by Emmy Etie
The Paul Collins Beat emerged out of Los Angeles in the late 1970s to become one of the leading purveyors of a tight, combustible “power pop” sound that unapologetically merged punk volume and Beatles-esque melody. While the group scored no big hits in the age of disco (unless you count their appearance on the Caddyshack soundtrack), the band’s catchy songs and skinny-tie fashion sense have influenced generations of music-makers, from The Knack to The Bangles and The New Pornographers. The re-formed Beat stops at Gallery5 on Nov. 5 during its “Feel the Noise” tour with openers Paul Ivey, Christi and Cherry Pits. 7:30 p.m. $8.
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