Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Kansas City 'Get Up Kids' All Grown Up

Looking back through the archives, it has been nearly 10 years since we first wrote about this local crew . . . At the time they were a real-life emo band.

Now, they're matured into what looks like a real deal rock group.

Here's a much better profile of the local music dudes and their adventures in the meantime:

Pitchfork: The Get Up Kids Announce First New Album in 8 Years, Share New Song - Listen

Best of all, the hometown musical heroes recently played a quick set for the local indie radio station and here's the best song of their comeback tour:

And all of this should inspire all of us to keep trying or, at the very least, look forward to what tomorrow has to offer and realize that everyone outgrows emo . . . Hopefully, more for the morning update . . . STAY TUNED!!!


Anonymous said...


Their shows at the Brick are the stuff of local legend.

Anonymous said...

Pretty decent song. 4 out of 5 with one more star if they play more than the one requisite gig at the record bar.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

It's weird that a city KC's size has never really had a great band come out of it.

Puddle of Dudd is most people's answer which is just sad as fuck.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^^^^^ Somewhat true.

Anonymous said...

^^except that's completely false and not even true in the least. Shooting Star and the Rainmakers would beg to differ with you. You two most likely have no idea what the fuck you're talking about and further, you likely only know Glen Miller & Lawrence Welk. So please, by all means, refrain from ever posting again!

Book your own damn shows. said...

It's a membership in a small clique of non original, new wave-post punk, politically correct but uneducated progressives, suburban drug scene bands, booking agent vampires, aging record store/lazy local rock press hipsters that populate this Bridge Radio station idea of local music. Good for them, it ain't easy. Meanwhile, the true sound of the live band, KC music sound is like that tree falling in the forest. It real, genuine, but because no one hears it outside of their friends and family, it does not leave a sound imprint.