Time To Get Nostalgic: The Short Stop Is Getting An Emo Night
There's now a place in Los Angeles where you can revisit your early aughts love for The Get Up Kids, break out the guyliner and rock floppy, side-swept bangs.
The Short Stop in Echo Park is having its first "Emo Night" on Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 10 p.m.—and it's aptly named, "Taking Back Tuesdays" (yes, Taking Back Sunday will be one of the artists in rotation). It's been nearly a decade since these sad, forlorn love songs that would speak to our aching hearts peaked. And in case you need reminding, here's a hilarious Wiki-How guide that teaches you how to dress emo.
T.J. Petracca and Barbara Szabo are the ones launching the Emo Night. The duo do social media and digital strategy for artists and musicians and both grew up listening to emo music. Petracca tells LAist that Szabo started an Emo Night in San Francisco and it became really popular.
They'll be DJing and spinning familiar tracks from the likes of Brand New, New Found Glory, Underoath, Saves the Day, and Blink 182, sprinkled with some classics from Sunny Day Real Estate, Jets to Brazil, Midtown, Jawbreaker and Death Cab For Cutie. They're also taking requests right now on their Facebook event page.
"At midnight we may just bust out the acoustic guitar and have our own sing-along to some Dashboard Confessional," they wrote on Facebook. "It will be just like the 'Unplugged’ session on MTV but with less Carson Daly."
They're hoping to make this a monthly thing. "We’re looking at the possibility of finding guest DJs from these old emo bands for future events," Petracca says.
The Short Stop is located at 1455 Sunset Blvd., Echo Park, (213) 482-4942