Just Announced: The Get Up Kids
by Jeff Czum - posted 1:05 pm, January 9, 2015
Anyone who has ever posted emo lyrics in an away message has heard of the Kansas City, Missouri band, The Get Up Kids. The group were viewed throughout their existence as a prototypical emo-band, having been major players in the Midwest emo (count how many times I can mention ’emo’ in 30 seconds) movement of the mid-1990s. However, like many early emo bands, The Get Up Kids sought to dissociate themselves with the term, as it was considered dismissive to be seen as an “emo band.” Years later, guitarist Jim Suptic even apologized for having the influence they did on many of the modern third-wave emo bands, commenting that “the punk scene we came out of and the punk scene now are completely different. It’s like glam rock now . . . If this is the world we helped create, then I apologize.” Internal conflicts caused the band to break up in 2005. In 2008 they announced a 2009 reunion tour in support of the tenth anniversary re-release of their most successful album, Something to Write Home About. The band will be heading to the Studio @ Waiting Room w/ PUP and Restorations on March 25th. Tickets will go on sale starting Jan 15th.