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Bad Religion, Dag Nasty: Bad Religion: Generator (Epitaph); Dag Nasty: Four on the Floor (Epitaph)

Review by Chuck Eddy, L.A. Weekly, 12 March 1992

HARDCORE PUNK happened more than 10 years ago, meant less than it wanted to then, and means less than nothing now. Bad Religion and Dag ...

...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, At the Drive-In, Queens Of The Stone Age: Queens of the Stone Age/At the Drive-In/...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead

Review by The Rev. Al Friston, Rock's Backpages, December 2000

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Dashboard Confessional: The Places You Have Come To Fear The Most

Review by Dan Gennoe, Q, 2002

IF THE "EMO" fraternity need a hero, Florida's Christopher Carrabba, aka Dashboard Confessional, is their man. Hurling a barrage of poetic abuse and violently chugging ...

The Promise Ring: Breaking Out of the Emo Ghetto

Profile and Interview by Marc Weingarten, Los Angeles Times, 9 June 2002

Faced with health problems and a genre that felt confining, the Promise Ring chose a radical-and lush-new direction. ...

Dashboard Confessional: MTV Unplugged 2.0

Review by Dan Gennoe, Q, 2003

Softly spoken EMO hero gets crushed by overzealous fans. ...

Dashboard Confessional: Metro, London

Live Review by Adam Sweeting, The Guardian, 20 January 2003

CRAMMED INTO THE SMALL SPACE in front of the Metro's stage were about 150 people, and half of them seemed to know every word to ...

Bright Eyes, Cursive, The Faint, The Good Life: Omaha: Next Stop Nowhere

Report and Interview by Will Hermes, Spin, July 2003

America's new indie-rock capital was born when a 13-year-old songsmith named Conor Oberst started putting out recordings on his brother's bedroom cassette label. Ten years ...

Dashboard Confessional: A Mark, a Mission, a Brand, a Scar

Review by Dorian Lynskey, The Guardian, 8 August 2003

EMO IS THE VARIANT of punk-pop that favours sensitivity and intelligence over beer and boobies, and Dashboard Confessional are its leading lights. ...

My Chemical Romance: I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love (Polydor) ***

Review by Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 9 April 2004

ALTHOUGH My Chemical Romance have tried to spice up their image by nicknaming their patch of suburban New Jersey "the Crimezone", it would be surprising ...

Death Cab for Cutie: Astoria, London

Live Review by Ian Gittins, The Guardian, 3 March 2006

AFTER A NEAR-DECADE loitering on the college rock margins, Seattle four-piece Death Cab for Cutie saw an appearance on US teen soap The OC power ...

Panic! at the Disco: Astoria, London

Live Review by Sophie Heawood, The Guardian, 29 April 2006

PANIC! AT THE DISCO'S DEBUT ALBUM may be called A Fever You Can't Sweat Out, but tonight their obsessive fans are trying to do just ...

Paramore: 'Emergency'

Review by Mike Diver, Drowned in Sound, 24 August 2006

INTRIGUING ON PAPER though Tennessee-spawned quintet Paramore are – female-fronted emo-rockers stealing diaries back from their plagiarising older brothers — 'Emergency' is a fairly weak ...

My Chemical Romance: Saviours Of The Damned

Interview by Scott McLennan, Rip It Up (Australia), November 2006

With talk of ghosts, pesky kids and freaky cartoons, My Chemical Romance's year to date could almost be a warped Scooby Doo cartoon. Although recording ...

My Chemical Romance: Brixton Academy, London ***

Live Review by Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 14 November 2006

AT 9:45 ON SUNDAY MORNING, it wasn't surprising to see a queue already straggling down the side of Brixton Academy. ...

My Chemical Romance: The Italian Job: My Chemical Romance: Alcatraz, Milan ****

Live Review by Paul Elliott, Q, February 2007

Calling all hormonally charged misfits. ...

Dashboard Confessional: Scala, London NW1

Live Review by Lisa Verrico, The Times, 23 January 2008

PARENTS WHO FEAR the effects of emo should spend some time with Chris Carrabba. Under the guise of Dashboard Confessional, the South Florida-raised singer, songwriter ...

Panic! At the Disco: University, Leeds

Live Review by Dave Simpson, The Guardian, 19 March 2008

THE RED-HAIRED GIRL AT THE BAR is having a crisis: she has been declared too young to buy alcohol and furiously hurls an apparently bogus ...

Botch, Don Caballero, Cap'n Jazz, Foals, Minus the Bear, Steve Reich, Rothko, Shellac, Slint, U.S. Maple: Math-Rock Family Tree: Exploring the roots of Foals

Guide by Mike Diver, Drowned in Sound, 24 April 2008

BACK IN FEBRUARY, one DiS messageboarder was moved to say to the masses: "I challenge you to prove to me that math-rock is real". Responses ...

Fall Out Boy: Chemical Brothers

Interview by Stevie Chick, The Guardian, 24 October 2008

Fall Out Boy are the pin-ups of choice for an over-medicated, emo generation. But as election day approaches in the US, the band tell Stevie ...

From Mod to Emo: Why Pop Tribes Are Still Making a Scene

Overview by Jude Rogers, The Guardian, 25 February 2010

Like-minded music fans have been herding together for half a century — but are die-hard pop tribes now a thing of the past? Do today's ...

Drake, Paramore: Paramore, Drake Rock Into the Night at New Jersey's Bamboozle

Live Review by Maura Johnston, Rolling Stone, 2 May 2010

DURING THE DAYLIGHT HOURS of the two-day New Jersey parking-lot festival known as the Bamboozle, attendees wander around the Meadowlands grounds, scoring rides on the ...

Paramore: "We're not just teenybopper superstars"

Interview by Paul Lester, The Guardian, 4 November 2010

Noisy guitars, angsty lyrics, inter-band romance, a little light rebellion — it's a formula that has made Paramore huge. Paul Lester meets their star singer ...

Paramore: O2 Arena, London

Live Review by Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 16 November 2010

THEY'VE HAD A NO 1 ALBUM with Brand New Eyes and have sold out their UK arena tour, but Paramore aren't on the musical radar ...

Fall Out Boy: How To Make A Comeback Record In 2013

Comment by Juliette Jagger, Anchor Shop, 16 April 2013

MAKING a "comeback record," especially these days, is an interesting thing. There's a real science behind it. ...

Fall Out Boy: American Beauty/American Psycho

Review by Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 15 January 2015

"THIS IS A really important record," Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz says of their sixth album. That's less self-aggrandising than it appears: he meant only that the long-serving ...

Panic! at the Disco: Brendon Urie on his new album, Death of a Bachelor

Interview by Pip Williams, Coup De Main, 22 February 2016

Hot on the heels of his new album release, we had a chat with Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco. Now we've had a ...

At the Drive-In: Roundhouse, London

Live Review by Stevie Chick, The Guardian, 28 March 2016

DYNAMISM UNDIMMED by the departure of Jim Ward, the band play punk-rock as a pure adrenaline rush, tempos changing and riffs turning on hairpins. ...

At the Drive-In pick up where they left off — sounding like the future

Profile by Stevie Chick, The Guardian, 24 February 2017

SEVENTEEN YEARS AFTER THEY SPLIT, At the Drive-In's return brings back hot-footed, high-wire punk that honours their past. ...

Lil Peep: Interview: Lil Peep

Interview by Lisa Verrico, The Sunday Times, 6 August 2017

He doesn't have a record label, but he's huge on Instagram and gets mobbed "like Justin Bieber" in Russia. Lil Peep tells Lisa Verrico why ...

Paramore: O2, London

Live Review by Rick Pearson, The Evening Standard, 15 January 2018

FORGET WHAT you think you know about Paramore. No longer are the Tennessee band all about angst, eyeliner and power chords. Paramore in 2018 are ...

Fall Out Boy: Mania

Review by Dave Simpson, The Guardian, 19 January 2018

MANY A BAND has stumbled trying to take a cult following with them into the uber-mainstream. However, since re-forming in 2013, Fall Out Boy have ...

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