Eight Gigs: The Get Up Kids
Sun., Sept. 6, 7 p.m.; Ace of Spades, $19.99
The Get Up Kids celebrate their 20-year anniversary with stops throughout the United States and the United Kingdom. The band still features founder and original vocalist-guitarist Matt Pryor. The album Something to Write Home About gained recognition in the '90s Midwest emo scene and built enough momentum for the band to tour with groups like Green Day and Weezer. Still, members aimed to distance the band from the emo term and released On a Wire in 2002, which introduced fans to a deeper alternative-rock sound. The band's latest work, There Are Rules, was released on its own label, Quality Hill Records, in 2011. 1417 R Street, www.facebook.com/thegetupkids.