[The Get Up Kids]


19 Ago 2009, 0:12

Tue 18 Aug – The Get Up Kids, Spy Catcher
Location: Manchester Academy 2

Well, this concert was one particular one that I had initially thought that would never happen. The Get Up Kids. I doubted they would ever reform - and they did. I doubted I'd ever be able to see them. And now I have.

The night started off with the Watford-based Spycatcher, who were an interesting and exciting first act and I would definitely like to see more of the band in the future - some of their songs really got the crowd going and their potential, in my opinion, is pretty huge. One riff during a particular song reminded me of renowned nineties emo band, Mineral. An interesting point regarding Spycatcher is that their frontman is the guitarist normally of Gallows fame.

The Get Up Kids took to the stage after a short interval and kicked off with Coming Clean, so I thought that it would follow a similar track to Live @ The Granada Theater, but it didn't. They played a multitude of tracks from the epic Something To Write Home About, including - Holiday, the much-appreciated Ten Minutes, Action And Action, I'm a Loner, Dottie, a Rebel, and indeed, the amazing Valentine - incidentally, my favorite track of the night.

Oddly, the band didn't play much from On A Wire - they only played Walking On A Wire and Campfire Kansas, which I considered odd as I thought the band would consider more tracks from that particular album - especially the popular Overdue. But I'm not complaining, of course, and neither were the fans.

They also played other epics like Mass Pike, Martyr Me, Don't Hate Me and Holy Roman. It was also interesting to see them play the two covers which featured on Eudora: Beer For Breakfast (originally by The Replacements) which Matt Pryor described as 'ridiculous bullshit', and Close To Me (originally by The Cure).

Their final song was the fantastic I'll Catch You, closing the night with a beautiful, sentimental tone and leaving the audience with warm hearts and the knowledge that The Get Up Kids were boys truly back in town.

Rating: *****


  • grungepig

    So fucking amazing.

    20 Ago 2009, 9:46
  • mumaguso

    Enormous concert

    20 Ago 2009, 11:38
  • krillinkilla

    aye was a grand night out

    21 Ago 2009, 16:58
  • no_cure_for_me

    a nice write up. Twas fucking awesome.

    21 Ago 2009, 21:51
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