Sun Nov 17, 2019, 8 pm 21+
Recommended by Kevin Diers
Before the word could be thrown around like an insult, the Get Up Kids were emo royalty. Hailing from Missouri, they released a standout of the genre with 1999’s Something to Write Home About. These songs are full of catchy hooks, mid-tempo pop-punk melodies, and earnest, often broken-hearted lyrics. The band officially split in 2005, only to reunite three years later for a handful of reunion shows. With a comeback album and several tours under their belt, it’s safe to say the Get Up Kids are back at it for good and not just cashing in on nostalgia.