Today, the founders of Emo Nite LA are overjoyed to be premiering the short documentary Every Nite is Emo Nite exclusively with Paper Magazine. The film was directed by Anderson Wright and features three individuals that are central figures in their city’s frequent events – Rocky, Dante and Brittany. Although these three live in different states, have extremely different backgrounds and current careers, they all have found a home in their respective Emo Nites that have become a mainstay in cities like Portland, Baltimore, San Francisco, Seattle, Phoenix and of course, Los Angeles. Brittany spoke to why Emo Nite was important to her, sharing “The music comes on, and everyone is equal.” The documentary and exclusive interview with the Director are available here.
On the choice to showcase the Emo Nite story, Wright shared “When you go to Emo Nite, you join a community of individuals who are connecting with music on a remarkably intense and personal level. This is a beautiful thing that I felt deserved to be explored in a film. I attended my first Emo Nite in Seattle, alone, on Valentine’s Day. The energy in that room was unlike anything I’d ever experienced. I found a connection with the music that was indescribably pure. Songs that I hadn’t heard in a decade filled me with emotions that I hadn’t felt since childhood. Lyrics that were stored deep inside of me began pouring out. That night was a cathartic experience.”
Recently, the Emo Nite founders announced Emo Nite Day, their largest event to date to celebrate their 3-Year Anniversary. Taking over Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles, CA on December 3rd, 2017, this will bring together every element that Emo Nite fans love including live performances and DJ sets on multiple stages, art installations, food trucks and more. Fans can head to http://emoniteday.com/ to grab tickets now.
Emo Nite LA is an event started by three friends (Babs Szabo, T.J. Petracca, and Morgan Freed) that brings together people who share the love of emo rock music from the 90’s, 2000’s, and today. Different notable artists and musicians from all genres that have been inspired by emo and pop punk music have either DJ’d or performed at the events. Emo Nite has been featured in outlets like MTV, Teen Vogue, Consequence of Sound, Forbes, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, LA Times, Billboard, LA Weekly, Time Out LA, Alternative Press, FUSE, HelloGiggles KERRANG! and talked about on the Grammy’s Red Carpet.
These events continue to be a home for fans, musicians, actors and everyone in between. The environment created by Babs, T.J. and Morgan provides a space for anyone that has been impacted and influenced by Emo music to come together and celebrate that commonality.
Upcoming Tour Dates
- October 13 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
- October 18 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
- October 19 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
- October 20 – Lansing, MI – The Loft
- October 27 – Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge
- October 28 – November 1 – Warped Rewind at Sea
- November 4 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In
- November 10 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Hell)
- November 15 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean
- November 28 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop
- December 3 – Los Angeles, CA – Shrine Expo Hall
- December 21 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room Lounge
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