Get Up Kids frontman Matt Pryor plays Club Cafe tonight

Written by Scott Mervis on .


MattPryorPhotoMatt Pryor’s last band trip through Pittsburgh was on a Get Up Kids reunion tour in 2011. Tonight, he returns on a solo run, having released his third album, “Wrist Slitter,” in November.

That certainly makes it sound more depressing than it really is, as “Wrist Slitter” is pretty uptempo rock record from the singer-songwriter also known for fronting the folkier New Amsterdams, electro-pop project Lasorda and making children’s music as The Terrible Twos.

“It’s not an anti-suicide anthem,” he said in a statement, explaining the title. “It’s acknowledging the fact that I can go to a dark place sometimes, but that it’s never as bad as it seems.”

Pryor, who has been busy with fatherhood as well, notes that he considered giving up music in 2012 but was pulled back from the edge by Get Up Kids bandmate (and Reggie and the Full Effect frontman) James Dewees, who approached him about working on some demos.

Making an excellent guest vocal spot on the "Wrist Slitter" track “Words Get in the Way” is friend and Punchline singer Steve Soboslai (a Pittsburgher currently based in Nashville), who opens the show with his new project Blue of Colors. Also on the bill are Bob Nanna and Mark Rose.

It begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $14.


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