LA’s monthly Emo Nite event returned home for the first LA event in 2017, back at The Echo and Echoplex last night, Tuesday February 7th. As always, there were a handful of special guests that DJ’d and performed live sets for fans, but most notable was the epic first performance in 11 years by From First to Last, fronted by singer Sonny Moore, also known as EDM artist Skrillex.
The band’s set list included the first live performance of newly released single “Make War” as well as huge hits like “Emily” and “Note to Self.” Check out a video of the performance,. Additional guests included Machine Gun Kelly, Hawthorne Heights and Secondhand Serenade.
Emo Nite recently launched their latest fashion collection, Emo Nite Capsule II. The new collection consists of a hoodie, windbreaker, beanie, long sleeve shirt and some various t-shirts, along with various limited edition variants of each item. The collection’s look book can be viewed here and is available for sale at emonite.la.
They also recently announced the first wave of their 2017 Tour Dates, visiting markets like San Diego, Portland, Phoenix and San Francisco while also adding in new cities like Philadelphia, Chicago, Orlando and Dallas, with more to come this year!
Emo Nite is a monthly event that brings together people who share the love of emo rock music from the 90’s, 2000’s, and today. Different notable musicians from the scene have either DJ’d or performed at the event – previous artists have been: Aaron Gillespie of Underoath and The Almost, Chris Carraba of Dashboard Confessional, Mark Hoppus of Blink-182, Tyson Ritter and Nick Wheeler of All American Rejects, 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, Movements, Have Mercy, 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 truly 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 acapella-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”
While the three founders of Emo Nite originally set out to simply create a small get together of like-minded music lovers, the event has formed into more than just an extremely energetic party – Emo Nite is a community. From branded merchandise, to collaborations with large-scale clothing brands such as OBEY Clothing and working closely with local live shows, what used to be a monthly event expanded to something of a phenomenon.
Emo Nite recently celebrated their two-year anniversary with over 2,000 attendees and nearly 100,000 viewers around the world via IHEARTCOMIXX live stream event, ‘Streamo Nite.’ For a look into the last two years, check out. A monthly Emo Nite attendee shared, “This is the first time probably in my life that I have felt accepted genuinely for who I am and found people that helped me come into my own as a human being instead of doing this job or looking this way because it’s cool or not cool. It’s not something that I will ever forget….Emo Nite takes the saddest years of your life and makes it into the happiest night of your life.”
2017 Tour Dates
2/14 – Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
2/22 – Denver, CO @ Marquis
2/24 – Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge
3/03 – Dallas, TX @ RBC
3/16 – Las Vegas, NV @ Vinyl
4/11 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
4/19 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
With More to Come…