In this week's paper, Eric Grubbs puts back on his emo -- nay,post-hardcore
-- cap, to talk the reunitedGet Up Kids
, who will be coming through town this weekend for a gig at The Loft on Sunday night with
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The Kansas City five-piece packed the Granada last fall on their reunion tour, and now they have a new record, There Are Rules, to promote. Regardless of whether the new material will be as well-loved as their first two records, Four Minute Mile and Something to Write Home About, you can't beat a band that has way more shelf-life than most of the bands they've inspired. Sure, there are other, younger bands who appeal more to a broader mall-dwelling audience. But are those bands going to pack a venue 16 years after they started? Continue reading...
And, thanks to our friends at The Loft, we've got five whole pairs of tickets to this shebang to hand out to DC9 readers at no charge, lucky you. Want to know how to win? Details are after the jump.
Want to win one of the pairs? OK. Just shoot me an e-mail, starting right now, with the words "I'm Up For Get Up" in the subject line, and, if you're among the first five to do so, you'll be in like Flynn. Good luck!
Update: Contest is over. Congrats to our winners.