Posted in music | pictures on March 8, 2011

photos by Andrew St. Clair

Brian Bonz

New York Press: You guys reunited last year and now you've got this new record. Tell me how it all happened.

Get Up Kid Matt Pryor: The band broke up basically because we were sick of each other... but the business of the band still existed. There were some tax issues that we needed to get everyone's signature for. So we went to Rob and Ryan's bar in Lawrence and we were just having some beers and it hit me that all, or at least a big bulk of that baggage wasn't there anymore. I was just enjoying hanging out with my friends. Then when someone brought up the idea that we should play a show. We were like, "Yeah, lets do it." So then we were like "Yeah, let's play some festivals," and then a tour. Then at some point backstage we were like, "Let's make a record, but let's write it start to finish and record it in two weeks and that's it." Then we just kind of went from there. It's all been very natural and very pleasant for the most part.

The Get Up Kids are now on tour with Miniature Tigers & Brian Bonz, and they brought the pleasantness to NYC shows at Webster Hall on 3/2 and Music Hall of Williamsburg on 3/3. Pictures from the Webster Hall show and the setlist, below...

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THE GET UP KIDS @ WEBSTER HALL SETLIST:
Tithe
Action and Action
The One You Want
Regent's Court
Red Letter Day
Woodson
Overdue
Keith Case
I'm a Loner Dottie, a Rebel
Shatter Your Lungs
Automatic
Close to Home
Pararelevant
Holy Roman
Campfire Kansas
Don't Hate Me
Walking on a Wire
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Holiday
No Love
I'll Catch You
Ten Minutes

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Comments (21)

"...and then we realized nobody gave a shit anymore."

Posted by Anonymous | March 8, 2011 10:56 AM

Music for kids who still wear ironic t-shirts bought on Threadless.com

Posted by Anonymous | March 8, 2011 11:02 AM

Dudes got fat. I will admit they got me through some tough times though.

Posted by Anonymous | March 8, 2011 11:04 AM

would've loved to have seen this. GetUpKids & SavesTheDay take me back.

Posted by the jim | March 8, 2011 11:25 AM

Takes me back as well. Coincidentally I was going through some old mags, and was just rereading the Punk Planet with the 01 cover story about Vagrant and the issues they had with these bands.

Posted by white punks on slope | March 8, 2011 11:34 AM

I took one of my high school girlfriend's virginity while listening to Something to Write Home About. "Ten Minutes" was a good fast fuck track but by the time we got to "Don't Worry I'll Catch You" it kind of got ruined because she cried... not because she was getting all emo but because she was in a bit of pain (I'm on the longer, thicker side of endowment so it a tough squeeze for her first time.)

Posted by Anonymous | March 8, 2011 11:40 AM

What? Nothing about the band's overzealous guitar tech punching kids in the head after the encore?

Posted by Anonymous | March 8, 2011 11:54 AM

EMO DUMBNEZZ

Posted by Anonymous | March 8, 2011 12:59 PM

All these tattoo girls...gonna look so dumb and spent when they're 50

Posted by Anonymous | March 8, 2011 1:00 PM

they're old, should rename themselves the can't get it up men

Posted by Anonymous | March 8, 2011 1:10 PM

everybody looks dumb and spent when they're 50

Posted by Anonymous | March 8, 2011 1:11 PM

this was fun.
and yeah, those guitar techs / bouncers were having fun with punching people in the face.

the new tracks sounded solid live, but you could tell no one in the audience gave a fuck about them

Posted by Anonymous | March 8, 2011 1:18 PM

too old for that music

Posted by antivirus gratis | March 8, 2011 1:44 PM

i must admit that this is fun

Posted by prestiti cambializzati | March 8, 2011 1:46 PM

Saw them at Gramercy in 2009. They've still got it!

Posted by Anonymous | March 8, 2011 2:18 PM

Brian Bonz looks like a pedo and is Norm McDonald playing for TGUK's?

Posted by COUNT CHOCULA IST KRIEG!!! | March 8, 2011 3:04 PM

yeahhhhhh brian bonz!

Posted by Anonymous | March 8, 2011 3:44 PM

maricon central

Posted by Anonymous | March 8, 2011 5:59 PM

GUK are definitely not relevant anymore... and by "relevant" I mean "gimmicky Brooklyn Vegan electropop / lo-fi horseshit".

Posted by Russ | March 9, 2011 10:14 AM

andrew st. clair seems to get off on hanging out "backstage" and taking pictures to make himself seem cool.

Posted by Anonymous | March 12, 2011 5:02 PM

nice pics! have you a pics form the backstage?

Posted by Prestiti Cambializzati | April 2, 2011 5:07 PM

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