Entries tagged with: Matt Pryor
by Andrew Sacher
photo: Andy Jackson w/ Hot Rod Circuit in May (more by Mimi Hong)
Time to break out your old Vagrant Records samplers: Saves the Day singer Chris Conley, The Get Up Kids co-frontman Matt Pryor, and Hot Rod Circuit singer Andy Jackson have announced a tour. It's the 2016 edition of the annual "Where's The Band" tour, which has punk-related frontmen playing solo acoustic sets.
The tour hits NYC on February 20 at The Bell House, and there's also an Asbury Park show at new venue House of Independents on February 23. Tickets for the whole tour are on presale now. Tickets for The Bell House go on sale to the general public Thursday (12/17) at noon. More ticket info for Asbury Park coming soon. All dates are listed below.
Meanwhile, The Get Up Kids just wrapped up two NYC shows on their 20th anniversary tour, Irving Plaza on Wednesday (12/9) and The Bell House last night (12/10). Anyone catch those? Check out a clip of last night's show, below. The tour has one more date in the area: NJ's Starland Ballroom on Saturday (12/12) (tickets).
Speaking of punk/emo frontmen going solo, Texas Is The Reason singer Garrett Klahn will release a new self-titled solo album on January 15 via Rise. Check out the tracklist and stream the lead single "Are We Alright?" below. Garrett plays NYC later this month, opening for The Loved Ones at Saint Vitus on 12/29 (tickets).
We recently mentioned that Hot Water Music co-frontman Chuck Ragan will be on tour this year, hitting NYC on December 6 at Rough Trade with Adam Faucett (tickets), and it's now been announced that he'll be in the NYC-area sooner.
Like his pals in Bouncing Souls did earlier this month, Chuck will headline New Brunswick, NJ's small Court Tavern on October 25 for another edition of Red Bull Sound Select in NJ. Making the bill doubly great, The Get Up Kids frontman Matt Pryor is playing too, and it will be opened by Jared Hart (his band The Scandals opened the Souls' show) and Cory Branan (who also plays Mercury Lounge on Wednesday [10/1]). Like most RBSS shows, admission is $3 with RSVP or $10 without.
A few days after that show, Chuck and the whole Hot Water Music crew will head back home to Gainesville for The Fest. His updated list of dates and Court Tavern show flyer, below...
Bob Nanna at BV-SXSW 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
A few emo veterans will be hitting the road together this spring: Get Up Kids frontman Matt Pryor will headline a May run in continuing support of his 2013 solo LP Wrist Slitter, and he'll be supported on the first leg by The Anniversary frontman Josh Berwanger (who also put out a solo LP last year), and on the second leg by Braid frontman Bob Nanna (who we just caught at SXSW). The run with Bob Nanna hits NYC on May 9 at Knitting Factory and NJ the next night at Asbury Lanes (5/10). Tickets for those shows are on sale now. All dates on the tour are also with Spitalfield frontman Mark Rose and Punchline frontman Steve Soboslai aka Blue of Colors. All dates are listed below.
In related news, Braid recently announced that they finished recording their new album, which should be out later this year via Topshelf.
Matt Pryor also plays an Atlantic CIty show (4/12) in April before the tour. All of his dates, with a couple videos, are listed below...
by Andrew Sacher
Matt Pryor and Eric "Mean" Melin in "Kinda Go To Pieces" video
Get Up Kids frontman Matt Pryor released his newest solo album, Wrist Slitter, late last year via Equal Vision/Rory Records, and he's just made a video for one of its more Get Up Kids-sounding songs, "Kinda Go To Pieces." The video starts with a short acoustic guitar/vocal intro by Bob Nanna of Braid (which originally appeared as the intro to "Before My Tongue Becomes a Sword," also on Matt's new album), and then stars 2013 Air Guitar World Champion Eric "Mean" Melin, who follows Matt around against his will, providing him with air guitar solos. I won't give too much away, but it's got a happy ending. The video makes its premiere in this post, and you can watch it below.
Matt's got some dates coming up (unfortunately none in NYC), including a show in his home state of Kansas, where he'll be performing with an ensemble of horns, strings and more, and recording it for a future release. The rest of his dates are in Europe, and all are listed, along with the new video, below...
The 2014 SXSW Festival is coming up soon -- March 11 - 16 in Austin, Texas -- and they've just announced the third round of showcasing bands which is a massive update. That includes Mary Timony's Ex Hex (who we just speculated about), Dum Dum Girls, Natural Child, Ratking, Buffalo Daughter, Action Bronson, Perfect Pussy, Nothing, Windhand, Angel Olsen, Sharon Van Etten, Vic Mensa, Deniro Farrar, Roosevelt, Pure Bathing Culture and a whole lot more. Full list of third round bands is listed below.
The Get Up Kids at Webster Hall in 2011 (more by Andrew St. Clair)
As discussed, Get Up Kid Matt Pryor is going on a solo tour this month, which began in Chicago yesterday (12/4), with Max Bemis, Perma, Sherri DuPree-Bemis, and Merriment. That tour comes to NYC for a show at The Studio at Webster Hall on December 12, which is now sold out, but you can catch Matt headlining his own more intimate NYC show on Monday (12/9) at Grand Victory, presented by Jaded Punk. RSVP is open now via Matt's website and if you wanna go, you should probably act quick. Special guests are being promised too.
Earlier this year, Matt released a collaborative EP with his Get Up Kids bandmate James Dewees, and since then he's released a new solo album, Wrist Slitter, which you can stream in full (via Noisey) below.
James Dewees' other band Reggie and the Full Effect is also touring with Dads in 2014, and as discussed, that tour hits NYC on 2/20 at The Studio at Webster Hall with Pentimento. Tickets are still available.
Updated Matt Pryor dates are listed, along with the LP stream, below...
by Andrew Sacher
Matt Pryor and James Dewees, both of veteran emo band The Get Up Kids, are teaming up to release a collaborative three-song EP on September 30 via Equal Vision imprint Rory Records. The EP's first single, "Failing You," sounds more like a Get Up Kids tune than the folkier stuff Matt was doing with his solo project and The New Amsterdams, and it's a welcome post-reunion endeavor following TGUK's very good 2010 comeback album, These Are Rules. The new song makes its premiere in this post, and it can be streamed, along with the album artwork, below.
Matt is also releasing a new solo LP, Wrist Slitter, on November 12 via Rory Records, and this December he'll be heading out on an acoustic tour with Max Bemis (Rory labelhead and Say Anything frontman), Perma, Sherri DuPree-Bemis, and Merriment. That tour hits NYC on December 12 at The Studio at Webster Hall. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
All dates are listed, along with the track stream and artwork, below...
Get Up Kids members Matt Pryor and James Dewees, who played Knitting Factory together in January, are playing solo acoustic sets at Maxwell's on April 25. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.
O'Death are playing Le Poisson Rouge on April 23 with Hungry March Band. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Oberhofer are playing Glasslands on May 2. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Alkaline Trio are playing Best Buy Theater on May 24 with Bayside. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at 10 AM. An AEG LIve presale starts today at noon and general sale starts Friday (2/22) at noon.
Swedish pop singer Elliphant is playing Glasslands on June 11. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Hip hop duo FKi, who made the gorgeous beat for Jeremih's "Fuck U All The Time", recently put out their own free mixtape, Transformers N The Hood, on Mad Decent with help from Diplo, Smoke DZA, Natasha Mosley (who sings on "Fuck U All The Time"), Iggy Azalea, and others. They're going on the Certified Trap Tour with DJ Sliink, Loudpvck, and Dirty South Joe, which hits NYC on March 2 at Gramercy Theatre. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Matt Pryor (of The Get Up Kids and The New Amsterdams) and James Dewees (The Get Up Kids and Reggie And The Full Effect) will play solo acoustic at Knitting Factory on January 18. Tickets go on sale at noon today.
Speaking of, Saturday is World AIDS Day and Ticketmaster is making a donation from every ticket sold on Saturday to Lifebeat: Music Fights HIV/AIDS.