The Get Up Kids / Racquet Club / Ageist – Theatre Of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA – 7/14/18

Seven years after their reunion album There Are Rules, the Get Up Kids finally released new material on a four track e.p. entitled Kicker on Polyvinyl Records.  The four songs were a return to form sort a speak where the energy of their earlier albums are clearly present, but it still had hints of moving forward like There… Read More The Get Up Kids / Racquet Club / Ageist – Theatre Of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA – 7/14/18

Motion City Soundtrack / Mat Kerekes / Thin Lips – The Fillmore – Philadelphia, PA – 1/11/20

In 2016 Motion City Soundtrack announced that they were embarking on a farewell tour with no indication if or when they would return.  The band had grown tired of the touring cycle and wanted to branch out and see what else was out there besides Motion City Soundtrack.  It was clear that the future of… Read More Motion City Soundtrack / Mat Kerekes / Thin Lips – The Fillmore – Philadelphia, PA – 1/11/20

The Get Up Kids / Kevin Devine / Shannen Moser – Trocadero Theatre – Philadelphia, PA – 12/31/17

Philadelphia rang in the New Year with The Get Up Kids at the Trocadero Theatre. Opening the show was local musician Shannen Moser and long time friend of the Get Up Kids Kevin Devine.  Shannen Moser opened the show with cello player Julia Peters and played a set of soft and blissful songs to a… Read More The Get Up Kids / Kevin Devine / Shannen Moser – Trocadero Theatre – Philadelphia, PA – 12/31/17

Dan Andriano / Matt Pryor / Joe Michelini / Lily Pryor – The Wonder Bar – Asbury Park, NJ – 4/18/17

Dan Andriano of Alkaline Trio and Matt Pryor of The Get Up Kids, The New Amsterdams, and many others embarked on a solo North American tour this year from February to May with a stop at the infamous Wonder Bar in Asbury Park, New Jersey.  Splitting headliner duties, both Matt and Dan perform songs spanning their… Read More Dan Andriano / Matt Pryor / Joe Michelini / Lily Pryor – The Wonder Bar – Asbury Park, NJ – 4/18/17

The Get Up Kids / Into It. Over It. / Rozwell Kid – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ – 12/12/15

On December 12 The Get Up Kids performed in New Jersey for their 20th anniversary.  Some may say, “I feel old”, but after the show ended I think the audience felt like their youth.  Opening the show was new Side One Dummy Records records signing Rozwell Kid.  I didn’t know what to expect from this… Read More The Get Up Kids / Into It. Over It. / Rozwell Kid – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ – 12/12/15

The Starting Line – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ – 12/29/13

Imagine if you will, a time when buying music was necessary and your only way of finding new music was through compilations, mp3.com, and attending concerts.  The world we live in now, where music is free flowing was on the rise but wouldn’t be until much later.  This is how I sought out music growing… Read More The Starting Line – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ – 12/29/13

Matt Pryor & James Dewees – Philadelphia, PA – North Star Bar – 1/19/13

Last night in Philadelphia, a crowd of people witnessed a performance filled with music, comedy, stories, and Slayer? Matt Pryor and James Dewees of the influential band The Get Up Kids performed to a packed house at the North Star Bar. It was a unique setting for all of those that attended. I was unsure… Read More Matt Pryor & James Dewees – Philadelphia, PA – North Star Bar – 1/19/13