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Something To Write Home About Turns 20

There is no statistical database that will inform me how many albums have begun with a pick slide, but I have an ironclad certainty that…
Ian Cohen | September 30, 2019 - 10:45 am


The Get Up Kids And Their Adult Problems

The Get Up Kids were looking for a job and then they found some jobs. After the beloved Kansas punk band went on hiatus in…
Ian Cohen | April 30, 2019 - 10:59 am


30 Essential Songs From The Golden Era Of Emo

Ask anyone old enough to drink what they think emo is, and you'll get about as many different responses as people willing to answer. They'll…
Patric Fallon | July 22, 2014 - 10:18 am

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Lou Barlow Stars In The Get Up Kids’ “Lou Barlow” Video

As the old adage goes: If you name your song after Lou Barlow, then Lou Barlow will appear in the music video for said song.
James Rettig | November 13, 2019 - 11:06 am

Bassist Rob Pope Leaves Spoon

Spoon have just announced on Instagram that their longtime bassist Rob Pope is leaving the band. "As Spoon’s bass player since 2006, I’ve never taken…
Julia Gray | July 9, 2019 - 10:36 pm

The Get Up Kids – “The Problem Is Me” Video

The Get Up Kids are releasing their first new full-length in eight years, Problems, in May, after their big comeback last year. Last month, they…
James Rettig | April 2, 2019 - 11:17 am

The Get Up Kids – “Satellite” Video

Last year, '90s golden era emo heroes the Get Up Kids returned with the Kicker EP, their first new music in seven years. And today,…
Peter Helman | March 7, 2019 - 10:04 am

The Get Up Kids – “Better This Way” Video

Midwestern pop-punk/second wave emo mainstays the Get Up Kids are gearing up to release an EP called The Kicker, their first new music in seven…
Julia Gray | May 24, 2018 - 12:50 pm

The Get Up Kids – “Maybe”

Back in the '90s, the Get Up Kids were heroes in what you could look back and deem the golden era of emo. After a…
Ryan Leas | April 5, 2018 - 11:01 am

Reggie And The Full Effect – “The Horrible Year”

Ever since 1998, James Dewees, keyboardist for the Get Up Kids, has held down a deeply silly synthpop side project called Reggie And The Full…
Tom Breihan | December 7, 2017 - 11:11 am

The Get Up Kids – “Shatter Your Lungs”

Cole caught us up with the Get Up Kids and their forthcoming There Are Rules via a discussion with bassist Rob Pope and the premiere…
Brandon Stosuy | January 5, 2011 - 5:36 pm

Progress Report

Progress Report: The Get Up Kids

A poet, essayist, critic, and native Oklahoman, T. Cole Rachel lives in Brooklyn in an apartment filled with ceramic cats. He is a frequent contributor
T. Cole Rachel | November 23, 2010 - 1:10 pm


The 14 Best Band Beefs Of 2009

Maybe it was these tough economic times -- the sinking music industry, everyone downloading shit for free, rising unemployment. Or perhaps folks just are…
Brandon Stosuy | December 18, 2009 - 6:58 pm

The Get Up Kids Reunite In Kansas City

When we announced Blake Scharzenbach and Aaron Cometbus' Thorns Of Life, a few days ago, commenters brought up another recent '90s resurfacing: I wouldn't put…
Brandon Stosuy | November 20, 2008 - 10:07 am