Los Angeles, CA’s monthly Emo Nite event has announced the lineup for the upcoming two-year anniversary celebration taking place on Tuesday, Dec. 6, at The Echo/Echoplex in Los Angeles. Tyson Ritter and Nick Wheeler of the All-American Rejects and Aaron Gillespie (Underoath/the Almost) will be performing acoustic. Jordan Pundik (New Found Glory), Craig Owens (Chiodos/BXC), Cartel, Set Your Goals, State Champs, Fil Thorpe-Evans (Neck Deep), Tyler Posey, the Rocket Summer, Brian Logan Dales (the Summer Set), My American Heart, Captain Cuts, Ham on Everything, Team Up (U.K.) and the Emo Nite Bawltimore Team will give fans their best DJ sets throughout the evening. Additionally, there will be live performances by Movements, I Don’t Know How But They Found Me, Tillie, Luna Shadows and Love Nothing. The event is currently sold out with the exception of the remaining 100 tickets being released at emonight.la/twoyearTIX.
“Everyone who comes to Emo Nite knows that they will see some unexpected things at the two-year. We always have something weird up our sleeves,” founder Babs Szabo told Alternative Press. One additional surprise is the premiere of Captain Cuts newest mix tape, The Life of Emo, the night of the event.
Captain Cuts member Ryan McMahon, a long time supporter of Emo Nite, said “TJ, Morgan and Babs singlehandedly revived an entire generation of real boys and girls who grew up listening to pop-punk and emo music. We are trying our best to give back to the genre that inspired us to be all-killer and absolutely zero filler. We leave everything out there—as a result, this beautiful night in Echo Park might be slowly killing us. But if this is what it feels like in love & death, we welcome it with open arms.”
For Emo Nite fans across the country who will not be able to attend the celebration, the party will also be live streamed over at Twitch for a special presentation of IHEARTCOMIX’s Live Stream Music Series “Party Stream” called STREAMO NITE! IHEARTCOMIX founder, Franki Chan says, “We are fucking pumped to be a part of EMO NITE’s two-year celebration and to bring this crazy event to the whole world via Party Stream. No party or group of people have blown me away more over the past few years than this crew, so damn right are we gonna put together an exciting program in honor of this anniversary! You’re gonna be able to experience EMO NITE in a way you’ve never been able to before!”
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On celebrating their two-year anniversary, founder TJ Petracca said, “It’s honestly pretty surreal. This whole thing has gotten way bigger than we ever imagined or intended it to get. I’m so honored and happy to be celebrating two years of this party. We have made some amazing new friends, got to travel and see a ton of new cities, and meet our idols/heroes. Stepping back and looking at it from afar... I truly can’t believe it.”
Heralded by LA Times, Forbes, LA Weekly, Time Out LA, Billboard, Rolling Stone and more, Emo Nite is a monthly event that brings together people who share the love of emo rock music from the ‘90s, 2000’s and today. It’s a way for fans to rock out and drink the night away with your best friends and make some new ones while singing along to the greatest songs of your teenage years.
Each month, different notable musicians from the scene have either DJ'd or performed at the event. Previous artists have been: Chris Carraba of Dashboard Confessional, Mark Hoppus of Blink-182, Jack Barakat and Alex Gaskarth of All Time Low, Good Charlotte, Mikey Way of My Chemical Romance, We Are The In Crowd, Sugarcult, Set Your Goals, FIDLAR, Chris Conley of Saves the Day, the Used, the Movielife, the Spill Canvas, Seahaven, Have Mercy, Jason Butler of letlive., State Champs, Bryce Avery of The Rocket Summer, Anthony Raneri of Bayside, the Wonder Years, Craig Owens of Chiodos, Jesse Mack Johnson of Motion City Soundtrack, Buddy Nielsen of Senses Fail and more.
Additionally, the Emo Nite team creates themed events and transforms the environment they are in. They had a country band take over and 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 a cappella-accompanied montage 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. Like I went to dinner and saw a mariachi band and then was like let’s do that.”
While the three founders of Emo Nite originally set out to create a small get together of like-minded music lovers, the event has formed into more than a party. From branded merchandise, to collaborations with large scale clothing brands such as OBEY Clothing to the upcoming run of events around the country and working closely with local live shows, what used to be a monthly event expanded to something more.
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