Last night, Matt Pryor of The Get Up Kids played an acoustic co-headlining set with Dan Andriano of Alkaline Trio at Amityville Music Hall. For those not up-to-date with the underrated emo/pop-punkers of the late 1990s and early 2000s, Pryor is the Get Up Kid who wasn’t in My Chemical Romance and Andriano is the Alkaline who isn’t replacing Tom in Blink-182.
Both artists played solo sets which mixed in solo material with heavily sung-along-to hits of their careers in their full time bands. At one point, Pryor’s daughter, Lily, also came to play some songs with him. She also opened the show with some impressive original songs, as well as covers from Pinegrove and Julien Baker.
This all culminated in Pryor joining Andriano at the end of his set on stage for an energetic duo of The Get Up Kids’ “Mass Pike.” Both singers had impressive sets and masterful control of the audience, as well as a great sense of humor. They were as comfortable playing to 150 people on Long Island as they are playing to 1000 people with the rest of their bands.
You can see our pictures of the evening below.