The youthful energy of Boston’s newest punk outfit Super Prime is undeniably addicting. Mix that spark with superbly written hooks, well-crafted guitar riffs, and relatable lyrics and it’s impossible not to fall in love with the charming threesome. Super Prime – Adam Newall (vocals/guitar), Austin Bond (vocals/guitar), and Marcus James (drums)- may have the first slot on their current tour with Set Your Goals, Cartel, Fireworks, and Mixtapes, but in my opinion they should have the last- and I don’t think it will be long before they do. Denver fans can catch Super Prime in all its glory on Sunday, April 1st at the Marquis Theater.
At the Key Club in Hollywood last weekend, Super Prime kicked the night off right with a smooth flowing, electricity generating (albeit too short) set. Opening with the quick paced “Suns Out Guns Out”, from their debut album #FML the band had fans moving their feet almost immediately. “The Long Run” came next, showcasing fast hitting drums, scorching guitars, and well-timed dueling vocals.
Super Prime thanked the crowd then continued the polished set by launching into “Brickski”, a passionate anthem that fans adored. The threesome was on point, striking chords and hitting notes with veteran precision. Channeling the early sounds of Blink 182, Super Prime made me feel like a kid again and I found myself jumping around like I was a teenager to the upbeat “Just Like You”.
It was that time of the night to rock a cover song and Super Prime put a swell punk rock twist on Mumford and Sons’ “Little Lion Man”, during which they invited the crowd to “Dance with us!” then broke down into some impressive ska moves. Once again the band graciously thanked the audience for being there, and then played their last song “Ames”, which was an epic ballad to end an epic night.
So get your tickets now Denver, you don’t want to miss your chance to see Super Prime (along with Mixtapes, Fireworks, Cartel, and Set Your Goals) on Sunday, April 1st. Tickets are $13 in advance or $15 at the door. It is an all-ages show, the doors open at 6:00pm, and Super Prime goes on at 6:30pm so don’t be late. And make sure you say hi to the band at the merch table after their set- they are a very friendly group!