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“We live in China, but we saw Fugazi’s DVD as many times as you guys did in America,” says Xubo, singer and guitarist for the most successful contemporary emo band in China, Chinese Football. “I grew up [on] the late ‘90s and early ’00s pop-punk and emo wave,” he says, “so I loved U.S. bands like blink-182, Green Day, Jimmy Eat World, and all the bands from Drive-Thru Records back in high school. As I grew up, I listened to more and more.” - The rise of Emo in Asia
posted by Potomac Avenue on Oct 20, 2016 - 4 comments

March Sadness

A tournament bracket of sad songs from 1980-2001. Vote for matchups and let's argue about sad music instead of politics. [more inside]
posted by misskaz on Mar 10, 2016 - 164 comments

The 40 Greatest Emo Albums of All Time

...according to Rolling Stone
posted by LizBoBiz on Mar 4, 2016 - 72 comments

I’m a woman who writes about rock and roll

"The record store, the guitar shop, and now social media: when it comes to popular music, these places become stages for the display of male prowess. Female expertise, when it appears, is repeatedly dismissed as fraudulent. Every woman who has ever ventured an opinion on popular music could give you some variation (or a hundred) on my school corridor run-in, and becoming a recognized 'expert' (a musician, a critic) will not save you from accusations of fakery." The World Needs Female Rock Critics, by Anwen Crawford for the New Yorker. Discussed in the piece is Jessica Hopper's new collection of essays, The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic, which has been greeted with glowing praise. Here's an interview she did with Hazlitt: 'Am I Womansplaining To You?' And here she speaks to Meredith Graves of Perfect Pussy: "Being a fangirl is all the qualification you need. And don't wait for anyone to give you permission. They won't. And you should do it anyways." [more inside]
posted by naju on May 26, 2015 - 11 comments

"Spirit of my silence I can hear you / But I’m afraid to be near you"

Sufjan Stevens's new album Carrie and Lowell can be streamed in its entirety at NPR and The Guardian. Four (very) early reviews. Previously
posted by Going To Maine on Mar 23, 2015 - 35 comments

The Good, The Bad and The Furry

My cat is sad because . . .
posted by jason's_planet on Jan 28, 2015 - 17 comments

On the tin

Is this band emo? A website that answers your biggest question. Try some names like Journey, Fugazi, or Fallout Boy.
posted by josher71 on Dec 10, 2014 - 71 comments

Come for the Cap'n Jazz, stay for Desaparecidos

Thirty Essential Songs from the Golden Age of Emo Including, of course, and with all sincerity, a late-era Jawbreaker song that opens with a clip of Christopher Walken's monologue from Annie Hall.
posted by MisantropicPainforest on Jul 22, 2014 - 34 comments

American Football reunites; emo revival over!

American Football, the quintessential emo/math-rock band of the 90's, has announced their first two shows in 15 years. [more inside]
posted by gucci mane on Apr 21, 2014 - 18 comments

"We're not just making music together, we're making history"

Deep Elm Records, which turns 20 years old next year, today announced that all 200+ of its albums are available on a "name your price, no minimum" basis: "If you have means please show them love by naming your price. If you do not have any means, in exchange for each download we kindly request that you post, share, tag and tweet to tell your friends about each album as our bands depend on your word of mouth." [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Feb 18, 2014 - 15 comments

Its back!!!!!!

Emo has made a resurgence. With the recent Saves The Day tour, popularity of bands like Joyce Manor, The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die, and Pianos Become the Teeth, its safe to say that the oft derided musical style known as emo has made a resurgence.
posted by MisantropicPainforest on Aug 21, 2013 - 69 comments

Is it blissful?

Deafheaven are a black metal/shoegaze/post-rock/emo/ambient/pop-metal/what-have-you band from San Francisco. The band consists of vocalist George Clarke and guitarist/songwriter Kerry McCoy and are signed to Deathwish Inc. [more inside]
posted by gucci mane on Jul 15, 2013 - 43 comments

All the footprints you've ever left, and the fear expecting ahead

There came into existence in the late 90s, two genres of music that took rock music, using just about any metric, to opposite extremes. Then someone came along and decided to cram them together into the same songs. [more inside]
posted by legospaceman on Dec 13, 2012 - 31 comments

(Disney) Princesses Gone Wild

Princesses Gone Wild is a tumblr blog of Disney princesses re-imagined with tattoos, piercings, dyed hair and band t-shirts. [more inside]
posted by slimepuppy on Jan 1, 2012 - 37 comments

"Leave those smudges there so people will understand your pain."

Glowpinkstah gives lessons on how to do your makeup in a wide variety of styles: Emo, ganguro, chola and others.
posted by MaryDellamorte on Aug 12, 2009 - 38 comments

"I was walking down the street; something caught my eye... and dragged it fifteen feet."

The original Emo. Wikipedia states that much of Emo Philips' standup comedy "stems from the use of paraprosdokians and garden path sentences." And, while there are plenty of quotes to support this, it doesn't quite do justice to the man who wrote the best God joke ever--it's in the way he delivers these lines. Experience true Emo here, through these links which I like to call, "Audio and Video Clips from Emo Philips' Website." [more inside]
posted by not_on_display on Jun 29, 2008 - 72 comments

Emos Hunted

Violence against emos sweeps across Mexico. [more inside]
posted by BigSky on Mar 27, 2008 - 136 comments

None if by land, two if....oh, it's all so depressing.

The Emos are coming! The Utah ABC affiliate has the skinny on the newest thing that's killing today's children. Emo. (No, not THAT Emo.)
posted by nevercalm on May 22, 2007 - 139 comments

That's pretty underground...

That's pretty underground. (video)
posted by empath on Mar 30, 2007 - 27 comments

How To Scream for Metal, Hardcore & Screamo

Learning to scream safely as a metal, hardcore or screamo vocalist can "take approximately a year", apparently. Handy tips offered here include "practice screaming into a pillow", and "scream along with music, especially songs in which screaming is already taking place." Bizarrely comprehensive, and probably useful, if you're into, uh, screaming.
posted by rhodri on Mar 13, 2007 - 32 comments

i'll see you emo fags later...

REST IN PEACE: EmoKid21Ohio & Emogirl Good riddance! LONG LIVE THE QUEEN!
posted by loquacious on Apr 28, 2006 - 51 comments

Birds are dying!

Like, try to understand where the emo kids are coming from.
posted by jonson on Apr 19, 2006 - 70 comments

emo boi on emo boi

Last night in my rock pub of choice I heard a girl get overly excited about "the hottest thing, ever"; Whole sites dedicated to Emo boys kissing Emo boys. This is totally a MySpace thing I (gladly) missed out on.
posted by 13twelve on Jan 20, 2006 - 121 comments

The Outsider Within

The New York Times runs a front page Arts and Leisure feature on Dashboard Confessional and emo (no! it's not emo! not emo!) in general. It's always fun to see the Grey Lady's earnest, respectful, decidedly National Geographic take on youth subcultures (for example, something tells me the Dawson's Creek anecdote didn't happen quite the way it was reported). Despite its reputation for whiney self absorbment, the Subgenre That Will Not Be Named has produced some masterpieces; will it finally get the (pick one) respect/condemnation it deserves?
posted by Tlogmer on Aug 10, 2003 - 46 comments

Tired of the same old Acapella?

Tired of the same old Acapella? Wish that it dealt with the issues that you face as a wimpy high school student without a girlfriend? It's Emocapella!
posted by hughbot on Nov 6, 2002 - 37 comments

The word is out! The current chic in geek is clean-cut. So trim those beards (unless, of course, you practice the Muslim faith), drop the microbrews and drugs, and learn how to appreciate wine. Do it for the children, lest the terrorists win.
posted by WolfDaddy on Sep 10, 2002 - 51 comments


Emo. ...Metal. Grunge. Alt. Rock. Pop. Folk. Rap. Blues. Rhythm & Blues. Country & Western. Gaze & Veg. Goth. Trance. Edge. Old School. New School. East Coast. West Coast. Pre-Punk. Post-Punk. Punk. Indie. Core. Emocore. Hardcore Emo. Post-Emo Indie Rock. Post-Emocore Pre-Punk Apocolyptic Pop Jizz Softcore Jesusfreak Liquid Splatter Metal. Guitar-Driven Jazz-Infused Lite-Oasis Serial Death Addictive Jump Swing Rap Twang-Blues... [Insert a very long blood curdling scream here.]
posted by ZachsMind on Mar 30, 2001 - 28 comments

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