American alt-rock group The Get Up Kids perform on Monday at The Wall (這牆). The five-piece group, which formed in 1995 in Kansas City, Missouri, is considered an influential band from the emo scene in the 1990s. After building up a sizable fan base and releasing four full-length studio albums, The Get Up Kids broke up in 2005, with several members moving on to bigger projects — bassist Rob Pope joined Spoon, while keyboardist James Dewees toured with My Chemical Romance. But the Get Up Kids regrouped in 2009 for a reunion tour and recently released a new album, There Are Rules (2011), which pushes their guitar-based emo sound into new wave and post-punk territory. The opening act is garage rock band Touming Magazine (透明雜誌).
■ The Get Up Kids, Monday at 8pm, The Wall (這牆), B1, 200, Roosevelt Rd Sec 4, Taipei City (台北市羅斯福路四段200號B1)
■ Tickets are NT$1,500 at the door, or NT$1,200 in advance, available online through www.thewall.com.tw or tickets.books.com.tw
Photo courtesy of Earwax Promotions
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