Reunited (again) and it feels so good: Beloved Philly emo-rockers Up Up Down Down are getting back together
After their last reunion show in 2013, South Jersey emo-rockers Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A Start had a pretty funny choice of exit music piping from the Union Transfer PA: “We are Never Getting Back Together” by Taylor Swift. It proved to be untrue, though, since the band just announced a 2016 reunion date this week.Up Up Down Down first made waves in the Philly scene in the early 2000s and have two full lengths to their name, And Nothing is #1 (2003) and Worst Band Name Ever (2007). Though they officially broke up in 2008, they did play one reunion show in 2013 with Hop Along and A Great Pile of Leaves to commemorate the 10 year anniversary of And Nothing is #1. At the time, guitarist Steve Poponi crushed hopes of there being a prolonged Up Up Down Down reunion. “This is a one-off, no plans to do anything else with this line up,” he told the Key in a 2013 interview. Luckily for fans, it seems they made plans after all, as the band is set to play a 21+ show at Boot & Saddle on January 9th.It remains to be seen how long this 2016 reunion will last. So far, the group has only booked the one Boot & Saddle date. But whatever the case may be, we’re just happy Up Up Down Down is coming back at all.Take a listen to And Nothing is #1 below. You can get tickets to the show for here.