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TONIGHT: Matt Pryor with Blue of Colors (Moved to the Gypsy Parlor)

Matt Pryor with Blue of Colors

Tuesday, May 13

UPDATE: This show has been moved from the Waiting Room to the Gypsy Parlor (376 Grant Street) 7pm, $12.

syt5Here are some names that might seem like a blast from the past for those interested in the pop-punk scene of the late 1990s and early 2000s: the Get Up Kids, Punchline, Spitalfield, Braid, and Texas is the Reason. Just reading those names might conjure up flashbacks of the Showplace Theatre, Mohawk Place, and the Buffalo Icon, Fueled by Ramen, Vagrant, and Victory Records. These Midwestern emo bands helped define the alternative rock scene of the early 21st century for many kids in Buffalo. Unfortunately most of these bands failed to make it into the second decade of this century (though Punchline and the Get Up Kids are technically still together, they haven’t released music or toured in several years) rest assured, their souls live on in the new music of former members. Singer/songwriter Matt Pryor, known as frontman of the Get Up Kids, along with Punchline frontman Steve Soboslai (now known as Blue of Colors), Mark Rose of Spitalfield, Bob Nanna of Braid, and Garrett Klahn of Texas is the Reason have hit the road together for a unique tour that will not only have audiences recalling those popular pop-punk bands of yesteryear, but rocking along to new tunes as well. Catch them at the Waiting Room Gypsy Parlor on Tuesday (May 13).

– cory perla