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On Sunday March 19, Matt Pryor (of the Get Up Kids) and Dan Andriano (of Alkaline Trio) visited Woodlands Tavern in Columbus, Ohio. Matt Pryor’s daughter, Lily Pryor, and Columbus’ How To Survive In The Woods supported the show. Photographer Jeremy Ward was there to capture the action.

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Kansas City’s 20 year emo veterans The Get Up Kids turned in one of the Wrecking Ball’s best and sweatiest sets of the weekend. The material consisted solely of hits from the band’s earliest material, the Woodson EP, Four Minute Mile, Something To Write Home About, and the Red Letter Day EP. High-fives were exchanged and the crowd sung every word.

Stage banter highlights included jokes about Matt Pryor’s porno mustache and a giant bra tossed on stage (which they said had never happened, although we don’t believe them).

Ghettoblaster’s Kris Neises captured the action.

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Restorations
Restorations

Restorations have announced a handful of dates, including Canadian headlining shows, as well as dates supporting The Get Up Kids and PUP in March.

Date Location Venue Supporting
March 19th Montreal, QC Casa Del Popolo
March 20th Hamilton, ON Club Absinthe
March 21st Toronto, ON Horseshoe
March 22nd Lansing, MI Mac’s Bar
March 24th Cleveland, OH Grog Shop PUP & The Getup Kids
March 25th Buffalo, NY Waiting Room PUP & The Getup Kids
March 26th Lancaster, PA Chameleon Club PUP & The Getup Kids
March 27th Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony PUP & The Getup Kids
March 28th Huntington, NY Paramount PUP & The Getup Kids
March 29th Pawtucket, RI The Met PUP & The Getup Kids

Matt Pryor and James Dewees have announced a brief east coast tour together in which the two will be playing solo music as well as tunes from their various projects like The Get Up Kids, Reggie and the Full Effect and The New Amsterdams.  Into It. Over It. will support the dates.

Check out the dates below.

DATE CITY VENUE
Jan 16 Amityville, NY Ollie’s Point
Jan 17 Cambridge, MA T.T. The Bear’s
Jan 18 Brooklyn, NY Knitting Factory
Jan 19 Philadelphia, PA North Star Bar
Jan 20 Baltimore, MD Ottobar

The Get Up Kids - There Are Rules
Artist: The Get Up Kids
Album: There Are Rules

Rating: 4 out of 5
Rating: 4 out of 5

Twelve years ago, The Get Up Kids made a record that many argue changed the landscape of indie/punk rock music. While they’re certainly not doing that this time around, you could say they are making another statement that’s just as hard to ignore, even that statement is only, “We’re back!” There Are Rules, the band’s first release since 2004’s Guilt Show, takes the sound they inspired other bands to completely bastardize and turns it on its head. Even if it’s unmistakably a Get Up Kids record, this is really nothing like what they’ve done before. It’s clear that they’re not interested in picking back up where they left off (thank God). The fact that they’ve put this out on their own label is proof enough for that. This clearly marks a new beginning for them. How long it lasts and where it goes from here is up to them, but I’m pretty sure people will be paying attention. (Quality Hill)