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Jason Tate on 07/10/14 - 12:24 PM
Rolling Stone has posted a playlist with what they consider to be the best tracks of the 90s emo movement. What would be on your 90s emo playlist?
Kelly Doherty on 06/17/14 - 08:14 AM
Ian Cohen of Pitchfork has interviewed Evan Weiss of Into It. Over It. and Greg and Derek from The World Is... about why they can't tour with Parquet Courts and things like being on the Carson Daly show.
These kind of concerns are part of what Weiss alluded to in that tweet—that the term “emo” is bad for business. Or at least that it can limit the prospective audience. This is nothing new: As Shanholtzer says, “One of the most overlooked things is this was originally tagged as ‘post-emo indie rock.’ When the Get Up Kids and Promise Ring got popular, people were talking about emo in indie media circuits, so [those bands] were saying ‘We should call ourselves indie rock, because I don’t...
Blake Solomon on 04/29/14 - 12:30 PM
I was planning to write something about this entire "who was talking about emo/pop-punk/whatever" debate that sprung up online yesterday (and touched on it via Twitter this morning), but Ben Cosman at The Wire nails the entire point I wanted to make in one paragraph:
A pissing-contest over who's liked emo longer isn't going to do the genre any favors in popularity. But of course an argument about emo descends into "I was talking about this band way before you were". As Cohen and Hyden (and a slew of others on Twitter) pointed out to Heisel, those who've hung around with the genre should be pleased with the progress it has made recently, both in terms of credibility and quality, instead...
Jason Tate on 04/24/14 - 04:31 PM
This has to be the first time Matchbook Romance have been included on a playlist since Thomas was trying to woo girls with his mixtapes, but our friends at WashedUpEmo has put together the "definitive emo playlist" for Billboard.
Tom Mullen, director, digital marketing at Legacy Recordings/Sony Music, has taken the Executive Playlist to a whole other level--albeit a completist Emo level. Here, with 312 songs spanning 19 hours and 43 minutes of angsty melodicism ranging from Texas is the Reason to Taking Back Sunday to Pinback and beyond, this intense compilation culled from his WashedUpEmo.com blog will leave you exhilarated and perhaps by its end emotionally spent.
Jason Tate on 04/19/14 - 12:45 PM
PropertyOfZack has launched its second annual March Sadness event. The first round consists of voting for 4 out of 5 bands that represent four categories of emo - the categories are separated into 1990s, 2000s, "reunion" and "revival," because of course they are. Discuss your votes in the replies.
Thomas Nassiff on 02/26/14 - 03:46 PM
The "return of emo" craze is officially upon us and NPR has weighed in with an article.
Emo is still such a boy's club. In some ways it was intended (as much as an incidental development in music can have "intention") to open up hardcore so that it couldn't possibly remain this flexing center of machismo. Instead, by the '00s it was a ton of bands composed of dudes wishing incredible ill on women. It's maybe getting better. There seems to have been at least a lyrical shift. For instance, The World Is a Better Place orients itself around self-analysis. There are a bunch of pop-punk bands doing a reflexive Springsteen thing parallel to this, where all of the songs are about not knowing...
Jason Tate on 11/18/13 - 04:09 PM
If you haven't been keeping up with Dan Ozzi's columns on VICE's Noisey, you should perhaps start doing that. Today's writeup is about the "emo revival" and how it doesn't exist – people just started paying attention again. Feel free to agree or disagree in the replies...do you think we've entered a specific new "golden age" for the genre or is it just a perceived increase in interest from a new crop of listeners? A clip of the blog is below.
Emo’s current situation can all be traced back to the early 2000’s when whatever dumb, lazy music journalist was the first person to start calling MTV-friendly bands like My Chemical Romance, The Used, and Fall Out Boy “emo.” For the record: they...
Thomas Nassiff on 10/07/13 - 11:46 AM
Pete Wentz has declared the death of the emo haircut by letting Mark Hoppus shave his head.
Anton Djamoos on 10/04/09 - 08:49 PM
Gothzilla has come to set the record straight against stupid emos. Are you emo? Check out the replies for a video on whether you are or not. Note: If you like My Chemical Romance, you're in big trouble.
Anton Djamoos on 03/04/09 - 08:37 PM
Russia wants to pass new laws to stop "dangerous teen trends."
Drew Beringer on 07/23/08 - 01:00 PM
That's actually part of a title from a new article from The Daily Mail about emo and its relation to the recent suicide of a 13 year old girl. Read the article here.
Anton Djamoos on 05/15/08 - 07:28 AM
Lazy idiots are blaming emo and specifically My Chemical Romance for the hanging suicide of a 13 year old girl.
Steve Henderson on 05/08/08 - 11:16 AM
There is an eyeliner war brewing. As if emo wars weren't enough, now scene kids (a completely different culture than emo, apparently) are ready to battle emo kids for territory. Read the full article here.
From the ArticleBecause the movement is still young, emos and Scene kids often find themselves battling for territory.

EJ said she, Kirra and Eliza received abuse from emos, who accused them of "ripping off their style".

"They go 'Oh, what are you doing here? This is our genre'," she said.

"Scene people are completely different. You've got to be really confident, outgoing and not shy."

Crystal McKenna, a 17-year-old emo from Warrnambool, south of Melbourne, is not a fan of...
Anton Djamoos on 03/30/08 - 09:16 PM
In Mexico, there are emo wars going on, including emo witch hunts and subsequent emo marches.
Paul Tao on 03/26/08 - 05:38 PM
Perhaps you remember a post made earlier a few days ago about a Fox News emo report. They profiled a band, Addison Park, and discussed emo bands such as Blink-182 and Green Day and the controversy surrounding the trend. Glenn from Addison Park has written in to set the record straight. Read his response in the replies.
Anton Djamoos on 01/26/08 - 10:57 PM
Paul Tao on 11/20/07 - 01:02 PM
Check out another one of those ignorant news reports about emo right here.

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Joe DeAndrea on 07/09/07 - 11:04 PM
Another week, another news report about the "emo culture." This one is from ABC 4 and they "think that this is a very important report that every parent should see." You can watch the video in the replies.
Paul Tao on 05/24/07 - 04:11 PM
The popular Emo Diaries series has been revived and Deep Elm Records is looking for submissions from the independent music scene. Details can be found in the replies.
Russ Hockenbury on 03/14/07 - 09:00 PM
Apparently, being "Emo" is a threat to the good people of North Dakota. Check out actual news footage in the replies.
Russ Hockenbury on 02/26/07 - 04:23 PM
In a recent Blender Magazine fan poll asking "Which Emo Band Has The Most Stupid-Retarded Name?", The Number 12 Looks Like You came in first with 40% of the votes, Cute Is What We Aim For and Too Sorry For Apologies tied for second with 26.7% of the votes, and A Thorn For Every Heart came in fourth with 6.7% of the votes.
Paul Tao on 08/25/06 - 08:13 PM
Rockstar Underground has made a highly entertaining, if not informative, ten minute documentary on Emo. Break out those YL t-shirts and view "Scene Doc." by going here.
Russ Hockenbury on 07/28/06 - 12:17 PM
MTV has an interesting article about this year's Warped Tour attendance numbers, and how "emo has ruled Warped" this year. Check it out here.
Katie Schmitz on 07/27/06 - 04:43 PM
As reported yesterday, Brandon Flower of The Killers still won't let this feud between the Killers and Fall Out Boy die.
OMGzz Emo Music Is CrazyIt's a good thing the dinner date Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz proposed to the Killers' Brandon Flowers never materialized, because there might've been some punches thrown — or at least some well-placed slaps. That's right: The feud has flared up.

The long-running war of words started last year when Flowers complained about sharing his band's record-label executive with FOB , then escalated when Wentz mockingly invited Flowers out to a sushi dinner. Now the beef is back, thanks to an interview with Flowers that appeared this week in the...
Katie Schmitz on 06/29/06 - 11:02 AM
Apparently Amazon.com has been hacked not once, but twice, by some sort of elitist.
Garett Press on 06/27/06 - 08:43 PM
New York Times recently wrote an article on "emo" and Dashboard Confessional in particular, check it out here.
Frank Giaramita on 06/22/06 - 09:15 PM
You know that Takota band we've been posting about lately? Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden totally digs 'em, as he's been playing their songs on his radio show these past few weeks - what are your thoughts?
Rohan Kohli on 05/10/06 - 11:00 PM
I have posted my review of the upcoming album, Save Each Other, The Whales Are Doing Fine, from Long Island's Patent Pending right here. Read it and weep, emo kids. And comment too.
Tony Pascarella on 04/12/06 - 01:25 PM
Mikoto has re-posted two old demos titled "The Stage is Set" and "Days Run Long" on their MySpace page. The tracks are taken from their now out of print 5 song demo.
Rohan Kohli on 01/13/06 - 04:58 PM
There's a Super Emo Game III teaser game along with screenshots from other levels in the game ... including an Absolutepunk.net-based level.

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