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Gotcha Covered: “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out”

There are probably more complicated and uncomfortable situations where fans have to separate the art they like from the unlikable artist who created it --…
Nate Patrin | June 1, 2017 - 1:17 pm


30 Essential Songs From The Golden Era Of Emo

Ask anyone old enough to drink what they think emo is, and you'll get about as many different responses as people willing to answer. They'll…
Patric Fallon | July 22, 2014 - 10:18 am

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Stream The Polyvinyl Plays Polyvinyl Comp

Illinois indie rock label Polyvinyl Records is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a neat bit of self-referential reflection. On the 20-track compilation Polyvinyl Plays Polyvinyl,…
Chris DeVille | November 22, 2016 - 10:06 am

Braid – “Because I Am”

In honor of Record Store Day -- which is this Saturday, 4/18 -- Illinois emo rockers Braid are releasing a 7" called Kids Get Grids.
Caitlin White | April 14, 2015 - 3:43 pm

Braid – “Bang” Video

Braid's comeback album, No Coast, was released a few weeks ago and was actually pretty good, recapturing the old days without feeling like they were…
James Rettig | July 19, 2014 - 12:34 pm

Stream Braid No Coast

After many years apart, the much-loved Illinois emo band Braid reunited in 2011, and now they're getting ready to release No Coast, their first studio…
Tom Breihan | June 30, 2014 - 9:55 am

Braid – “No Coast”

Back when Illinois emo kings Braid were at their pre-breakup apex, they never really got their due from the national media. Now that their influence…
Chris DeVille | June 4, 2014 - 2:32 pm

Braid – “Bang”

If you were into emo in the pre-guyliner late-'90s/early-'00s era, there's a very good chance you looked at the Illinois band Braid with a certain…
Tom Breihan | May 8, 2014 - 11:59 am