I have wanted to play this band for a long time, as they are a favorite of mine, but there is a real lack of live video from them. Furthermore the quality of live footage from them is kind of, well, bad. This video is no different.
I strongly suggest looking these guys up for studio clips, they rule.
The Get Up Kids are not from Milwaukee. However the Promise Ring are. When looking at Promise Ring videos I thought about how they were a crappier version on the Get Up Kids.
I know it is cool to say the Get Up Kids suck but the Something to Write Home About album most definitely did not suck, at least in 2000.
I went out for a couple of cold ones with some pals on Friday night. We went to young, hip, ironic people bars. We thought "hey we're Dads now. Let's remember what it was like to be young". Well every stupid bar we walked into was playing the Rapture way louder than it should have been.
And yes, I understand that by playing the Rapture here and now I am no better than them.
A sort of Buffalo band
The band's music was a quirky blend of smart pop and psychedelia crossed with the more experimental side of new wave. Though they never received widespread recognition outside of critical acclaim, they provided a key link between Big Star and '80s alternative guitar acts such as R.E.M.
Pretty Fountains of Waynesie if you ask me.
It is across the horizon and his name is Toby Gardenhire.
I saw these guys last night along with the New Pornographers. I will comment on how wonderful the show was in LTE form when I sober up a bit.