In an age where Edward Cullen-seeking cougars roam the earth, true sadness is more at stake than ever. Tonight the black hoodie wearers will congregate in Long Island to hear the music of emo icons Brand New, Glassjaw, and Thrice, indulging in dark memories of relationships past and the cruelties of life. Sure, you scoff, but even pre-Pinkerton, emo's melodic hardcore cut like a knife. Hometown icons Brand New and Glassjaw channel King Crimsons innovative structures, while the California-based Thrice name-check Thomas Pynchon. Let the East Coast-West Coast rivalries begin.
Sat., Nov. 28, 6 p.m., 2009
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