This is why I love the onion and the av club. Great article with an interesting take on the history of pop-punk basically up until present day. That means… THE ERGS! and other stuff. If you want to read about the bands your favorite bands listen to, probably read this.
me on romance. and most other things
It’s clear that PropertyOfZack is to blame for the term “Emo Revival” that sprung up in 2013. The bands had nothing to do with it. March Sadness started an undeniable thirst for sadness last year, which is why we’re so happy to make you sad again today with the announcement of March Sadness 2K14: The sadder, weaker, and emoer substitute for NCAA’s March Madness.
March Sadness consists of a vote-in round (that’s today!) followed by 16 bracket spots, broken down into ‘90s Emo, ‘00s Emo, Reunion Emo, and Emo Revival (uh, duh). We are limiting ourselves to 20 bands that will be voted down to 16 by Monday’s Sad 16 launch.
We realize “emo” is both a subjective word and genre, but March Sadness is all about us having fun and interacting as a community. So please head below and join us in voting for four out of five of your favorite bands in each emo category through Sunday evening. The Sad 16 will launch on Monday!
Because emo kids want brackets to fill out too
You could be almost anywhere in Bellingham this Saturday and be able to catch great live music thanks to the What’s Up! 2nd Annual 15th Anniversary Celebration (it was so fun last year that they decided to make it a tradition, and who’s complaining?). The Swillery (used to be Tubbs) is most likely where I’ll be. Eagle Teeth, Chunky Wonder, and Noise Toys is too good of a line-up to pass up. Though Hot Damn Scandal, is always tempting as well.
The shows are all free and the snow is melting so you have no excuse not to go!
I’m sure these comparisons have been posted a million times, but the picture looked terrible.
So, I remade it and it looks much better.
I love the homages Ghost does.
Never noticed this, so awesome!
One of my favorite bands is getting back together. Long live the Constantines.
When I was 17 I worked as a closing busser at red robin and the only good part of my night was a long drive home listening to Shine a Light from start to finish. Literally every night. I’m so incredibly stoked about this reunion and I’m curious to see what becomes of it
"Run like a river, glow like a beacon fire"
Thank you Avalon Records in Bellingham. Great shop. Support local record shops.
One of my favorite places in Bham. Great to see it getting some love!
This band needs to take a hint from their recently reformed British brothers in Basement and get back together already.
Bham’s favorite all ages venue finally raised enough money to get the building up to code and open for shows. These v-day shows have been a blast in the past and I’m so stoked it got extended to two nights this year. Everybody screaming and singing along to the music they listened to when they were awkward, angry, and emotional punk kids (most of us still are). I will undoubtedly embarrass myself during the get up kids cover set (with members of Bowlcut), if not then for sure during Candysound's Brand New set. I’m also looking forward to eagle teeth/the full clips doing smashmouth complete with horns and porch cat playing the white stripes set with the fire organ should definitely be a badass bluesy jam.
Favorite local musicians? check. Favorite bands being covered by your favorite local musicians? check. Guaranteed fun times? Almost certainly. First show is a week from today. BE THERE or BE LAME.
Here’s another Bellingham band Noise Toys. This song reminds me of if silversun pickups sometimes substituted their fuzzy guitars for playful and fun indie/mathrock verses, some post-hardcore interludes, and bluesy tones. There’s definitely a hint of Hard Girls in there too, though I think the dudes of Noise Toys may be better musicians. Soooooo buy their music and shit here.
Now that I think about it, Noise Toys are just a more interesting and more talented version of the black keys.
My new favorite local band. I caught them at the shakedown playing a benefit for the bellingham girls rock camp with Noise Toys and they were incredible. both bands were