Rolling Stone lists the best emo albums; Chris Carrabba/Mike Kinsella/Get Up Kids/Saves the Day supergroup opening for The Promise Ring
As you may know, NYC is getting a new multi-venue festival called The Grid from May 4-7 that includes performances by Neon Indian, Best Coast, Questlove, The Bouncing Souls, Frank Turner, D Generation, DIIV and more; and talks with Chuck D, Dave Navarro, Spike Lee, Brian Eno, Chuck Klosterman, Bethany Cosentino, Killer Mike, Patrick Stickles and more.
The fest also has a healthy dose of old-school emo, with the first Promise Ring NYC show in four years and a talk with Dashboard Confessional/Further Seems Forever frontman Chris Carrabba. Since we last spoke, more details on these emo events have been announced. There's emo trivia on May 6 from 2-3 PM at the gym at Highline Hotel, a panel on "The Rise of Emo" that same day at Irving Plaza from 3-4 PM, and emo bowling on May 7 at Frames Bowling from 2-3:30 PM.
Most excitingly though, Carrabba is leading a supergroup with Saves the Day's Chris Conley, American Football/Cap'n Jazz/Owen/etc's Mike Kinsella, and The Get Up Kids' Jim Suptic to open that Promise Ring show. (Carrraba is also the show's curator.) That happens May 7 at Irving Plaza at 7:30 PM. Mike Kinsella and Jim Suptic were also both added as speakers (and will presumably appear at that "Rise of Emo" talk with Chris Carrabba). Three-day passes (starting at $169 for live music events only) are on sale.
In other emo news, Rolling Stone just published a list of the "40 Greatest Emo Albums of All Time." Depending on who you are, you might be mad that The Used and Panic! at the Disco are included at all, and that Fall Out Boy and My Chemical Romance both crack the top 10; or that Dag Nasty and Jawbreaker are too punk to be on an emo list. There's plenty of good stuff too though. Not surprisingly, every artist playing that emo show at Irving Plaza makes the list. And it's kinda cool to see an emo list on Rolling Stone with Orchid and Indian Summer, and newer torch carriers Into It. Over It. Check out the full list below, and read their commentary HERE.
Rolling Stone's "40 Greatest Emo Albums of All Time"
40. The Used - In Love and Death
39. Panic! at the Disco - A Fever You Can't Sweat Out
38. Into It. Over It. - Intersections
37. Indian Summer - Science 1994
36. Orchid - Gatefold
35. Coheed and Cambria - Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV, Volume One: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness
34. Owls - Owls
33. The Jazz June - The Medicine
32. Algernon Cadwallader - Some Kind of Cadwallader
31. The Jealous Sound - Kill Them With Kindness
30. Moss Icon - Lyburnum Wits End Liberation Fly
29. Brand New - Your Favorite Weapon
28. Paramore - Riot!
27. Dashboard Confessional - The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most
26. Rainer Maria - Look Now Look Again
25. Cursive - Domestica
24. Embrace - Embrace
23. Taking Back Sunday - Tell All Your Friends
22. Say Anything - …Is a Real Boy
21. The Get Up Kids - Four Minute Mile
20. At the Drive-In - In/Casino/Out
19. Brand New - Deja Entendu
18. Saves the Day - Through Being Cool
17. Mineral - The Power of Failing
16. Drive Like Jehu - Yank Crime
15. Dag Nasty - Can I Say
14. Weezer - Pinkerton
13. Jimmy Eat World - Clarity
12. Texas Is the Reason - Do You Know Who You Are?
11. Thursday - Full Collapse
10. My Chemical Romance - Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge
9. Fall Out Boy - From Under the Cork Tree
8. Jimmy Eat World - Bleed American
7. Cap'n Jazz - Burritos, Inspiration Point, Fork Balloon Sports ...
6. American Football - American Football
5. Braid - Frame and Canvas
4. Jawbreaker - Dear You
3. The Promise Ring - Nothing Feels Good
2. Rites of Spring - Rites of Spring
1. Sunny Day Real Estate - Diary