The Primetime Heroes

Formed in Topeka, KS in 1998.

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Past shows


Current Status: Very Active

Sound description: Pop Punk

Influences: Goldfinger, Blink 182, Less Than Jake, New Found Glory, Green Day

Similar to: Blink 182, New Found Glory, Green Day


Alt / Indie rock, Pop, Punk


Name Released Label
Album cover Self Titled 2002 Noisome Records
Album cover A Date With Destiny 2004 Noisome


Straight out of Northeast Kansas, comes The Primetime Heroes. The band bashes out perfect melodic punk rock with lots of guitar and tons of sing along harmony to keep you rockin'. A veritable pop-punk rock and roll machine, the group was formed in 2002. In the past two years, the group has recorded and released two albums on Noisome Records and become a consistent draw throughout the Midwest.

And with a live show that features an abundance of punk-rock aerials, Mike Ness guitar stances, and three-fourths of the band in constant motion -- and a drummer who barely keeps his seat at that -- the Primetime Heroes bring a glimmer of excitement to any live show.

The Primetime Heroes trace their influences to the early punk bands of the late 70s and to the pop punks sounds of today from bands like Lagwagon, New Found Glory, Screeching Weasel, and Green Day.

The band has mostly toured in the Midwest, but has also traveled outside the area to play shows in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Indiana, Iowa, and Nebraska

Add to the mix the recent release of their sophomore album, "A Date With Destiny," recorded at Black Lodge Studios (owned by members of The Get Up Kids) with rock production god Ed Rose (Get Up Kids, Ultimate Fakebook). The Lawrence Journal World's entertainment website, describes the record as having a "youthful punk rock exuberance" and "radio-ready." Kansas City's Pitch Weekly calls the release "hard to resist."

The Primetime Heroes are an untapped resource in the world of pop punk, and are just waiting to break into the big time. Their shows aren't to be missed, and the albums are a series of hook-filled tunes that grab the listener by the ears and demand to be heard. -Nick Spacek