Photos and text by Ashley Bradley
Oh, Get Up Kids. I knew you were going to kill, but you really slayed. Playing almost every song from Something To Write Home About, The Kids brought the rowdy, singing crowd to tears on Wednesday night at Mohawk where they ended their nationwide 20th Anniversary Tour. The show seemed passionate for the bands and crowd alike. After GUK was encored, commenting about how they’ll probably play past curfew but didn’t care, guitarist Jim Suptic thanked the audience for “still giving a shit after all these years.” I just wanna take this opportunity to speak for all of your fans everywhere and say that, in 20 more years, we’ll still give a shit about you, Get Up Kids. Keep playing. Forever.
The boys were joined by The Josh Berwanger Band (formerly of The Anniversary), The Hotelier (formerly The Hotel Year) and there was an after, late-night show inside with Rose Sélavy, Pleasure Venom and Diet Cig. I stuck around for it all, mainly because all the bands were great, but also because I didn’t want the night to end.
The Josh Berwanger Band
The Get Up Kids