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Kansas City MO, United States

The Get Up Kids are a Kansas City-based American band. Formed in 1995, the band was a major player in the mid-90’s emo scene, otherwise known as the “second wave” of emo music. As they gained prominence, they began touring with bands such as Green Day and Weezer before becoming headliners themselves, eventually embarking on international tours of Japan and Europe. They founded Heroes & Villains Records, an imprint of the successful indie rock label Vagrant Records. While the imprint was started to release albums by The Get Up Kids, it served as a launching pad for several side-projects such as The New Amsterdams and Reggie and the Full Effect.
The Get Up Kids were viewed throughout their existence as a prototypical emo band, having been major players in the Midwest emo movement of the mid-1990s.[4] However, like many early emo bands, The Get Up Kids sought to dissociate themselves with the term, as it was considered dismissive to be seen as an “emo band.”Years later, guitarist Jim Suptic even apologized for having the influence they did on many of the modern third-wave emo bands, commenting that “the punk scene we came out of and the punk scene now are completely different. It’s like glam rock now . . . If this is the world we helped create, then I apologize.”

Influential Kansas City five piece, The Get Up Kids, return in January 2011 with a new studio album,There Are Rules – the band’s fifth full-length collection, and the first on their own Quality Hill Records imprint.


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  • diamond_tough

    Guilt Show was actually pretty good. Remember how everybody got so shitty about on a wire so i didn't check it out for years to find out it's solid, ended up being my favorite. Now there are rules... No comment

    7 Sep 5:19am Reply
  • forgetmenot

    I love this band, I really do. But the swarm of emo copycats that came after them... my god... I'm just glad that era is pretty much over (and has turned into the slightly less annoying metalcore copycats)

    4 Aug 12:54pm Reply
  • simontogo

    guilt show - one of their best!

    24 Jul 10:37am Reply
  • UltraBetrayer

    Первые 2 альбома конечног весьма неплохи,дальше уже шляпа пошла

    3 Jun 8:57am Reply
  • jtworsley

    Why would that even be written? Guilt Show is easily their worst album

    14 May 9:36pm Reply
  • nirvanamannequi

    The website I write for did an album versus between Guilt Show and Something to Write Home About! Have a read!

    26 Feb 7:44pm Reply
  • Abe-X

    v Yes?

    25 Feb 3:24pm Reply
  • super-pangolin

    Emo pop? wat

    21 Feb 10:30pm Reply
  • ADH_00

    the get up kids, valentine, that good song for this day (February 14)

    14 Feb 6:25am Reply
  • kacange

    haduh beberepa jadi hits nostalgia saya

    2 Jan 6:35pm Reply
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    1 Jan 10:16pm Reply
  • gregorymichael

    pockets still empty

    11 Dec 2013 Reply
  • BallerCraig

    Can I vomit on this band? HorRENdous.

    7 Dec 2013 Reply
  • redgrave9

    Without the context of their old shit, There Are Rules is a great record.

    6 Dec 2013 Reply
  • bobo9390

    hahaha is he seriously implying people follow fashion to be cool? good one. it's 2013, not 2007.

    9 Nov 2013 Reply
  • BossaQuest

    thanks for sharing substancex. glad to see you still have angst at 33 years old.

    23 Oct 2013 Reply
  • killxthexlightz

    four minute mile is timeless.

    1 Aug 2013 Reply
  • -Trail-

    substancex is 33 god damn years old and he's on picking faults with some other dude's appearance. ha fucking ha.

    23 Jul 2013 Reply
  • dearshithead

    Bands change and people change. I love There Are Rules. It sounds like nothing they've ever done and that's because they took like five years off between records. It has moments of On A Wire and Guilt Show but it's weird while retaining the lovable pop sensibility. They don't need to apologize for shit anyway. They don't owe anybody anything.

    14 Jul 2013 Reply
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