November 6, 2006
As the front man of the Get Up Kids, Matt Pryor toured the globe and left a wide wake of swooning teenagers. GUK fans were inconsolable when the band broke up in 2005. As a husband and father, Pryor's ensuing musical projects began reflecting his new perspectives and priorities: The New Amsterdams, a rootsy, prairie rock quartet, and the Terrible Twos, sort of a New Ams for kids. Both bands have records due by the end of the year. Street Level meets up with Pryor, his son Elliot, and New Ams drummer Bill Belzer on a back porch on the East side of town for some good, old fashioned kid wrangling and ruminations on growing up, standing tall and pitching in-particularly a benefit concert coming up for the Little Red Schoolhouse.