Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Get Up Kids w/ Youth Group, & Pretty and Nice

Posted on Wed, Sep 23, 2009 at 4:00 AM

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Release Date: 2009-09-23

The teen angst energy of Four Minute Mile, The Get Up Kids’ debut album, heavily influenced punk-pop successors like Fall Out Boy. Recently, Pete Wentz told Alternative Press his band would not exist if it were not for The Get Up Kids. While TGUK is frequently credited with bringing emo to the mainstream, they’ve worked hard to divorce themselves from the genre, adding keyboards to 2002’s sharply produced On a Wire, losing fans of their D.I.Y. sound as a result. In 2005, the band split up in the midst of disintegrating relationships and record label drama. To commemorate the 10-year anniversary of their second album, Something to Write Home About, TGUK have reunited for a tour and are rumored to be working on a new album (you’re guaranteed to hear at least one new track at Tuesday’s show). As for their ever-evolving style, it’s anyone’s guess. Referring to third-wave emo bands, guitarist Jim Suptic recently said, “If this is the world we helped create, then I apologize.” $20-$23, 7pm, The White Rabbit, 2410 N. St. Mary’s, San Antonio,

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