Every angsty adult remembers being a little baby emo at one point. Who could forget using a razor to style your hair, blaring My Chemical Romance much to your parents’ dismay (they never understood you anyways), or waiting all year to let your angst out at Warped Tour (RIP)? The angst! The AIM drama! The Invader Zim obsession! Did we mention the angst? The Black Parade is fraught with twists and turns.
If you were emo, there is no doubt that your everyday life was soundtracked by Taking Back Sunday. The O.G. emo band is still going strong despite losing founding member Eddie Reyes. Whether or not their popularity still being held together by the wave of emo nostalgia is up for debate, but the fact remains that Taking Back Sunday is an iconic band of the emo upbringing and “MakeDamnSure” will forever be a jam. Best part? They are co-headlining with progressive metal band Coheed and Cambria and pop punk band The Story So Far. Wear black and prepare for plenty of angst.
Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.