March 30, 2017 – Los Angeles, CA – LA’s monthly Emo Nite event is taking over all three floors of New York City‘s legendary Webster Hall on May 4th, 2017and have just announced the first wave of the lineup. Get ready for DJ sets from Craig Owens (Chiodos/BXC), Will Pugh (Cartel), Machine Gun Kelly, Ben Jorgensen (Armor For Sleep), Rob Hitt (Midtown), Matt Good (From First To Last), Bradley Walden (Emarosa), Captain Cuts, Lizzy Plapinger (LPX/MSMR) and Ham On Everything along with live performances from Geoff Rickly (Thursday), The Spill Canvas, Oso Oso, Juiceboxxx, pronoun, Exit and The Black Parade Marching Band. This trio of founders (Babs Szabo, Morgan Freed and T.J. Petracca) continue to push the envelope with their creativity, design and all out hustle to make the best night, every single Emo Nite. They are constantly challenging themselves and surprising guests to make these events one of a kind. Tickets are available now, here.
Emo Nite is a monthly event that brings together people who share the love of emo rock music from the 90’s, 2000’s, and today. Different notable musicians from the scene have either DJ’d or performed at the event.
Additionally, the Emo Nite team creates themed events and truly transforms the environment they are in. They had a country band learn emo songs after taking part in a not-so-traditional western shoot out. See also a mariachi edition of “Sugar We’re Going Down and an acapella-accompaniedmontage of the beauty that is Emo Nite. Founder Morgan Freed said he is “personally inspired by stuff we see everyday so we just apply that to Emo Nite.”
“What is and isn’t emo isn’t a dance-floor concern, because Emo Nite transcends nostalgia. It relies upon the fact that the genre has never gone away. It’s emo’s open-mindedness that’s allowed for its re-emergence.Tonight is a fan’s safe heaven, a place where emo fights back.” – KERRANG!
“I think we’re in an interesting position because there are a lot of stereotypes that surround the genre or the word, and I think that we have the ability to break that away.” – Consequence of Sound
“Audience participation is the real draw of Emo Nite. There isn’t a single song that seems to stump people; they know the words, along with the drum patterns, climaxes and power chords, which can then mimic with the mastery of a professional musician holding an invisible instrument.” – LA Weekly
2017 Tour Dates
4/6 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo/Echoplex
4/8 – Dallas, TX @ RBC
4/11 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
4/11 – Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
4/14 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
4/18 – Palm Springs, CA @ Bart Lounge
4/19 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
4/26 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
4/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge
5/4 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
5/19 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Hell)
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