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The Get Up Kids



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Hometown: Kansas City, MO (USA)

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Seven years since five kids from Kansas City, Kansas crashed the party of every punk–leaning teen in the nation with their breathless hooks and rollicking intensity– Seven years since the Get Up Kids got up and got going, off the grid, with a spunky debut record called Four Minute Mile which brilliantly bashed together sweet Midwestern power–pop with the poisoned punk that can only come from being young, frustrated, and unlucky in love in the suburbs. Uncool, unknown, and unclear on what exactly was going on, the Get Up Kids from Kansas City and barely in their 20??s, were suddenly the darlings of the underground. Major–labels — then, as now, always good at rubbernecking at the scene of an explosion — came calling but the young quintet decided instead to sign with up and coming West Coast indie label Vagrant. 1999??s Something to Write Home About was one of the last great records of the 20th century and it made the Get Up Kids the most popular band in America that most people had never heard of.

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Reviews

The Get Up Kids There Are Rules

The Get Up Kids

There Are Rules (2011)

Quality Hill

The Get Up Kids / Miniature Tigers live in Brooklyn

The Get Up Kids / Miniature Tigers

live in Brooklyn (2011)

live show

The Get Up Kids / Saves the Day live in Farmingdale

The Get Up Kids / Saves the Day

live in Farmingdale (2011)

live show

The Get Up Kids Simple Science

The Get Up Kids

Simple Science (2010)

Flyover

The Get Up Kids live in Bolton

The Get Up Kids

live in Bolton (2010)

live show

The Get Up Kids Live At The Granada Theater

The Get Up Kids

Live At The Granada Theater (2005)

Vagrant

The Get Up Kids live in Philadelphia

The Get Up Kids

live in Philadelphia (2005)

live show

The Get Up Kids Guilt Show

The Get Up Kids

Guilt Show (2004)

Vagrant

The Get Up Kids live in Detroit

The Get Up Kids

live in Detroit (2004)

live show

The Get Up Kids On A Wire

The Get Up Kids

On A Wire (2002)

Vagrant

The Get Up Kids On A Wire

The Get Up Kids

On A Wire (2002)

Vagrant

The Get Up Kids Eudora

The Get Up Kids

Eudora (2001)

Vagrant

The Get Up Kids Something To Write Home About

The Get Up Kids

Something To Write Home About (1999)

Vagrant

The Get Up Kids Four Minute Mile

The Get Up Kids

Four Minute Mile (1997)

Doghouse

The Get Up Kids Four Minute Mile

The Get Up Kids

Four Minute Mile (1997)

Doghouse

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Interviews

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James Dewees (Reggie and the Full Effect, The Get Up Kids, Coalesce)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 8:00 PM (EST)

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