Photo By: Caitlyn Willard
Photo By: Eric Riley
Emo Night LA: Taking Back Tuesday
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Hell, The Masquerade; Atlanta, GA
After a year of watching friends on the West Coast attend Emo Night, I was beyond excited to see Taking Back Tuesday finally head south to Atlanta on April 19. Bringing together a few hundred 20-somethings, the night was filled with the songs that made us cry and feel things as teens. Despite the night getting off to a shaky start – I never want to hear “club goin’ up on a Tuesday” ever again – it was Fall Out Boy’s “Sugar, We’re Goin’ Down” that got the party started. Which, for anyone who knows me, is the perfect way to
start a party.
As the Emo Night crew spun hits by Hawthorne Heights, Say Anything, and other hitmakers from the mid-2000s, scattered expletives and raised drinks could be heard and seen as former scene kids recognized the songs of their youth. The invitation to take the stage was taken advantage of as several people made themselves stage regulars to lead singalongs while reaching out to grab hands and going all out to perform to old favorites, like “Seventy Times Seven,” “The Black Parade,” and more. I took advantage of this myself on multiple occasions, fulfilling a dream of mine to sing “Misery Business” on
stage (with a handful of strangers, no biggie) and turning up to Panic! At the
Disco’s breakout, “I Write Sins, Not Tragedies.” Here’s a picture to prove it – taken by Ryan Purcell.
Other highlights of the night included a pit starting on stage to “Fat Lip,” a dancer popping and tutting all night, and a rousing singalong to MCR featuring a dude dressed in his best bulletproof vest.
A few internet celebs were in attendance, such as Aaron Chewning and Sara Hopkins, but it was Cartel’s drummer and Atlanta native Kevin Sanders’ presence that got the crowd hyped as “Honestly” rang through the speakers.
Though Emo Night boasts merch with slogans like “Sad as Fuck” or “ride or cry,” I left in higher spirits than I came. Even though the music still gets to me and makes me emotional from time to time, there’s nothing like being in a room full of people who feel the same way as you, singing the songs that said what you needed to hear as a teenager. For just a moment, everyone was back in high school and thoughts about bills, work, and school were tossed aside to dust off lyrics memorized back in the days of straightened hair and studded belts.
Needless to say, Taking Back Tuesday’s first night in Atlanta was one to remember. Hands down.
It’s been five years since the announcement came that both Josh and Zac Farro would be leaving Paramore. Last night, the band took to their Facebook page to make another unfortunate announcement of bassist Jeremy Davis’ departure from Paramore. The post reads, “In moving forward, there is growth, pain, and change… and sometimes the change is not at all what you hoped for. We’ve written and re-written this countless times and there’s just not a good way to put it… Jeremy is no longer going to be in the band with us.” This leaves Paramore as a duo of Hayley Williams and Taylor York. The post continues, “After taking time to consider how to move forward, we ultimately found that we really do believe Paramore can and should continue on. And so we will.”
You can read the full statement from the band below.
These last few years have held some of the most fulfilling moments we’ve had yet… as people, as friends, and as a band. The Self-Titled era was one that we knew would be important for us but also one we’d eventually have to move on from. In moving forward, there is growth, pain, and change… and sometimes the change is not at all what you hoped for. We’ve written and re-written this countless times and there’s just not a good way to put it… Jeremy is no longer going to be in the band with us. To be honest, this has been really painful. After taking time to consider how to move forward, we ultimately found that we really do believe Paramore can and should continue on. And so we will.
We’re really thankful for the people who have helped see us through hard times before and what we’ve discovered is that those people are just as much a part of this as we will ever be. We’re hopeful for Paramore’s future and we’re also excited for what Jeremy’s going to do next. Thank you all for your support and your belief in us. It’s kept us going. We will see some of you really soon on Parahoy. If you’re not coming on the cruise, we will still see you in 2016.
We recently hung out with Ilan Rubin of The New Regime at the Big Picture Media offices and recorded an acoustic session of his track, “Mannequin.” You may be familiar with Rubin, who is currently touring with Gang of Four and is known for his work with Nine Inch Nails, Paramore, and Angels & Airwaves. Give it a listen and give the guy some love!
Below is a list of The New Regime’s upcoming shows!
Tour Dates (w/ Gang Of Four)
10.23 – Austin, TX @ The Parish
10.24 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
10.25 – New Orleans, LA @ Tipitinas
10.26 – Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club
10.27 – Orlando, FL @ The Social
10.28 – St Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
10.29 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ The Culture Room
Tour Dates (w/ Dead Sara)
10.31 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
11.3 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
11.5 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
11.7 – Charlotte, NC @ Chop Shop NoDa
11.8 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
11.10 – Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell’s
11.12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
Pop-punkers, New Found Glory, have announced a reissue of their latest album Resurrection titled Resurrection: Ascension. To be released on October 9th via Hopeless Records, the reissue includes 7 additional tracks including two new songs, two new versions of tracks including the new version of “Vicious Love” featuring Hayley Williams, and three acoustic tracks!
Resurrection: Ascension pre-order packages include an exclusive vinyl variant with a limited pressing of 1000, which can be found here!
Below you can find the track listing for Resurrection: Ascension!
3. The Worst Person
4. The Enemy *
5. Ready and Willing II *
6. The Crown *
7. One More Round
8. Vicious Love (feat. Hayley Williams) *
10. Stories Of A Different Kind
14. Living Hell
15. On My Own
16. Ready and Willing (Acoustic) *
17. Persistent (Acoustic) *
18. Living Hell (Acoustic) *
19. Vicious Love
20. Ready and Willing