Pop punk group Superchick plays at 7 p.m. today at the Steamboat Christian Center. The group has released six records on the independent Christian music label Inpop.

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Pop punk group Superchick plays at 7 p.m. today at the Steamboat Christian Center. The group has released six records on the independent Christian music label Inpop.

Superchick lends Christian message to pop punk

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Superchick, Christian rock

  • Friday, May 1, 2009, 7 p.m.
  • Steamboat Christian Center, 821 Dougherty Rd, Steamboat Springs
  • Not available / $10 - $15

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— Superchick tours can tend to be a little in your face: The pop punk band often travels with a megaphone, riling audiences with energetic tunes laced with hip-hop and dance beats.

But the tour that will bring the five-piece group to the Steamboat Christian Center at 7 p.m. today is a little more rounded, said Superchick guitarist and singer Melissa Brock.

"There's a lot of heart in this show, so I think it's something that people would like to see and would like to hear. And parents especially, when fans are just crazy all the time, parents are going, 'What else is there?' : I think this tour gets to why we do what we do," Brock said.

Superchick - with Tricia Brock on lead vocals, Dave Ghazarian on guitar and keyboards, Max Hsu as DJ and Matt Dally on bass - appears at the Christian Center with opening acoustic rock act Tal & Acacia and speaker Rachel Hockett.

Melissa Brock talked with 4 Points about crowd participation, keeping a show's depth and rocking faces off.

4 POINTS: How would you describe a typical Superchick show?

MELISSA BROCK: I think when you come to a Superchick show you will possibly get your face rocked off.

4 POINTS: Explain.

MB: We definitely have a lot of energy, and we come out with that instantly, but it isn't like every song is jumping and high energy and crazy. : In general we are very much about crowd participation, so when people come to see us we don't want it to be just us up there jumping around and being crazy - we want to see the crowd jumping and singing along.

4 POINTS: What kinds of things do you do to get the crowd involved?

MB: Just a lot of your basic hand movements and some jumping. And then there is a song where Matt (Dally) does challenge the audience to a dance-off, so there is some actual dancing and some dance moves that we would like to see people break for us, whether that's the 'running man' or a little break dance or some line dancing.

4 POINTS: How would you describe Superchick's sound? It sounds like pop punk with dance music mixed in.

MB: I think it's kind of got a pop punk, funk, hip-hop-ish, '80s music kind of feel. I think it just comes from our backgrounds, because we all like different music. Like Matt, he grew up listening to a lot of hip-hop and harder music, and Trish (Brock) and I didn't. Trish and I, we love the '80s; we love Pat Benatar and that type of stuff, so we like to add stuff like that. And then Max (Hsu) has a very electronic dance background, and then Dave (Ghazarian) has a classical and jazz background. So we try to take as much of that as we can.

4 POINTS: How does all that work together?

MB: What happens is you end up with an album that has a little bit of something for everybody. : Maybe we've even created our own genre, but I'm not even sure what you would call it.

Comments

oldskoolstmbt 5 years, 7 months ago

people need an answer for everything...and now they have a message, punk rock style, from the unknown....my god, i will sleep good tonight (pun intended)!....

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playa46 5 years, 7 months ago

I never said that LTFO, just that your way of thinking is wrong.

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sickofitall 5 years, 7 months ago

Man, punk rock, is SUPPOSED to be anti-establishment, or something along those lines , not mainstream christain geeks. LTFO, missing it fer sure.

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playa46 5 years, 7 months ago

Right, because everyone must agree with you and listen to the same music you do. Idiot.

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Kevin Haynes 5 years, 7 months ago

It was an absolutely AMAZING show! People of all ages had a great time, and the talent displayed was phenomenal. Thanks, Steamboat Christian Center, for sponsoring this show!!! I hope it's the first of many of this type of concert here in the valley.

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sickofitall 5 years, 7 months ago

"What was once rebellion is now clearly just a social set" by Operation Ivy

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sickofitall 5 years, 7 months ago

I'm a big boy.. sooo.. They did say they were a "POP" band. Pop and the good lord are OK. My bad :)

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Matthew Stoddard 5 years, 7 months ago

I remember a few Christian Heavy Metal bands I had seen on MTV in the 80's. Seemed kind of odd, considering Heavy Metal was Satan's music (LOL!) but Stryper always sounded decent. I don't see why this would be automatically bad, but I didn't see the show. Last punk-ish band I liked was The Offspring.

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playa46 5 years, 7 months ago

You still missed the point LTFO:

What I was saying wasn't a statement for punk rock or whatever, it was stating that you are oblivious and simply think everyone must listen to the same music you do, hence why you are an idiot.

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