If you’re anything like me, The Get Up Kids were one of the first bands you ever listened to that wasn’t your parents’ music, that wasn’t a hit on the radio and that required obsessive listening. The fact that this is their 20th Anniversary tour makes me feel old, yes, but I can’t wait to be in the crowd at this show, feeling young again. Songs like “Out of Reach” and “Close to Home,” from their second album Something to Write Home About, I thought, defined me as a person and hand a huge hand in kick-starting my teenage-angsty years. To those memories deserve a good night of raising fists while belting lyrics into the sky. See ya at Mohawk on Wednesday, fellow-emo-connoisseurs. Tickets are $21 and will more than likely sell out.
Text by Ashley Bradley