Paul Collins, former member of power-pop pioneers the Nerves and current frontman of the similarly anthemic Paul Collins Beat, knows his way around a hook better than even the most dedicated of fishermen. Songs like "Walking Out on Love" and the infectious "Don't Wait Up for Me Tonight," a shoulda-been hit that would have sounded right at home on the "Rushmore" soundtrack, make a case for the music vet as one of the more overlooked artists to emerge from the 1970s. It's not too late for him to get his dues.

Paul Collins, former member of power-pop pioneers the Nerves and current frontman of the similarly anthemic Paul Collins Beat, knows his way around a hook better than even the most dedicated of fishermen. Songs like “Walking Out on Love” and the infectious “Don’t Wait Up for Me Tonight,” a shoulda-been hit that would have sounded right at home on the “Rushmore” soundtrack, make a case for the music vet as one of the more overlooked artists to emerge from the 1970s. It’s not too late for him to get his dues.

The Ferals and the Connections open the show.

Photo by Stephanie Hauser