Emily Zemler

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  • 8 years ago | Local Wire

    Ever since Motion City Soundtrack frontman Justin Pierce announced his trepidation for what is to come on the insanely catchy "The Future Freaks Me Out," from the Minneapolis fivesome's 2003 debut, I Am the Movie (Epitaph), it's been nearly imposs...

  • 9 years ago | Local Wire

    Though there is no shortage of young, angst-ridden musicians with angst-ridden tales to tell, ultimately, the power of a story is in its telling — a notion that puts Dave Smallen, the brains and emotion behind Oakland's Street to Nowhere, at ...

  • 9 years ago | Local Wire

    For Philadelphia's Circa Survive, the live performance is often less about the band's obscenely compelling music and more about singer Anthony Green's intense charisma onstage. While the band's driving rock songs — layered with urgent melodie...

  • 9 years ago | Local Wire

    Watching Young Love mastermind Dan Keyes wriggle his hips behind the microphone as he yelps, "If you get the chance/You must dance dance dance" on the R&B-tinged "Find a New Way," one would never know that he used to be a member of an emo band. Ke...

  • 9 years ago | Local Wire

    Dubbed a "post-punk laptop MC," Brooklyn musician MC Lars has almost initiated a new form of music with his fast-talking, rap-ish songs about pop culture. With his compositions of electronic beats and blips, as well as actual instrumentals, MC Lar...

  • 9 years ago | Local Wire

    Even if you aren't familiar with Jack's Mannequin singer and pianist Andrew McMahon's former band, the undeniably emo Something Corporate, it's easy to see the musician's innate songwriting talent when he performs. Melding memorable choruses, clev...

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