TVD Ticket Giveaway: The First Annual Power Pop-A-Licious Festival!

Typically in this space we’re prone to some arm-twisty, “you really should come out for this!” kind of copy when we’re talking up a show and the tickets we have to put in your hands. But I don’t think we even need to go there for this one…

Suffice it to say we have a pair of tickets for both nights of the first annual Power Pop-A-Licious Music Festival taking place this coming weekend 4/30 and 5/1 in Asbury Park, NJ at the venerable Asbury Lanes—one pair per night for two winners!

Now, if in fact you’re not in the know on this one, festival founder and curator Paul Collins was kind enough to fill us in recently:

TVD: What can fans expect when they come to the Power Pop-A-Licious Festival?

Paul Collins: Fans will be treated to some of the best up and coming power pop/punk pop/garage pop bands from all over the mid west, the south, the east coast, and from as far away as Montreal and Ottawa!

What vision did you want to create when you thought of this weekend-long Pop Spectacular?

I was touring all over the country playing with all these great new bands who I really enjoyed and I thought to myself, “Why dont we have a big festival and bring them all together?!” The whole process has been really great and the bands have been so supportive and co operative it has been amazing. For me this is a whole new slant on the DIY ethic which I have been doing most of my professional career as far back as my first band The Nerves.


My motto now is “By the People for the People!” We are all stars at this festival all the bands are really great musicians who take their music very seriously but they also have fun which is what rock n roll is all about. Power Pop is a great and vastly unappreciated genre and I for one am doing everything in my power to make it much more visible.

I hope that if you are reading this you will get on up and come on down to Asbury Lanes because you will be in for a real treat! Eighteen amazing bands who play feel-good, bouncy, buoyant music, infectious melodies, and perfect harmonies will make this an incredible weekend to remember, I assure you! As with all first time events there will be magic in the air, and our devil-may-care DIY ethos means that no one will quite be sure of what will happen next…and girls there will be a lot of cute guys there! Keep on Rocking!

Join TVD in NJ by leaving your comment below. Let us know why you deserve to win the tickets and the most arm-twisty of the lot will win a pair for either Saturday or Sunday night’s musical confectionary. Let us know which you prefer!

We’re choosing our winners at noon on Friday, 4/29!

This entry was posted in TVD New York City. Bookmark the permalink. Trackbacks are closed, but you can post a comment.

  • Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text
  • Alternative Text Alternative Text Alternative Text