Where Are the Women in the Emo Revival?

Monday, June 30, 2014 at 6:00 AM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music Industry Upon receiving word that heart-on-sleeve heavyweights Jimmy Eat World were reissuing many of their classic albums on vinyl this summer, it made us aware that the rumors behind the Great Emo Revival were true. (And it’s not just because this writer realized a girlhood dream of meeting Dashboard Confessional’s Chris Carrabba this year at a Twin Forks show.) Yet for all the hoopla over Braid’s reunion or the reverence of the epically named the World Is... READ MORE

Cry havoc and let emo rule again

Monday, October 21, 2013 at 1:58 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music Dashboard Confessional in concert circa 2007. Photo by Melissa Bobbitt Perhaps my generation is having a hard time admitting we're turning 30. We're no longer cool (instead of consciously Through Being Cool). We are now those "old" weirdos at concerts that saunter into the venue 10 minutes before showtime instead of proving our fandom by lining up in the wee hours to get a front-row spot at a GA gig. (My posse and I used to... READ MORE

10 Years of Leaving Through the Window

Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 8:47 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music The scene: a grassy open field in Claremont, May 2002. I was there to see Save Ferris, but I left converted to the tunes of Something Corporate. Who were they? At the time, an Orange County piano-rock band that had just released their debut album that was getting a little bit of buzz in the punk-pop community. They were incredibly fun. The singer/pianist jumped all atop his instrument, and they belted out catchy... READ MORE