The Get Up Kids are a second wave emo band from Missouri formed in 1995. Theyve released 5 records, their sophomore record Something To Write Home About is widely considered as one of the finest records the midwest emo scene ever produced. Talk about one of the most influential bands for our little scene. Kind of the scenes answer to The Smiths: widely influential, both humorous and poetic, and are probably your favorite bands favorite band. From Motion City Soundtrack to The Wonder Years to Thursday to Weezer and several others, their influence is wide and still felt today.