In the past few weeks, popular Soundcloud artist and songwriter Lil Aaron has released 3 new songs, each opening with samples from classic emo/pop punk hits. It started with the track Warped Tour, featuring Paramore’s Misery Business. Then, a week later he released Hot Topic, which begins with Panic At The Disco’s iconic I Write Sins Not Tragedies intro. About a week after that, he released the most recent track, Top 8 which samples Sugar, We’re Goin Down by Fall Out Boy. His song Drugs also gives off a pop punk vibe on it’s own with no samples, and he even referred to it as being “like a Blink-182 song on drugs” in an interview with Pigeons & Planes just about a month before releasing it.
Indie/Emo outfit Have Mercy from Baltimore, MD put on a beautifully intimate and emotion-driven set at The Regent Theater in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles last weekend. Also on the bill was Real Friends, Tiny Moving Parts, Broadside & Nothing, Nowhere, all of whom killed it as well.
Check out this photo set below and see for yourself!
This night was definitely one to remember. Our photographer, Sarah Lucas, went out to cover this event/party and came back with only positive things to say. The music choice and environment was incredible. The Social staff was very kind as well. Overall, it was a complete success, and full of energy at that. Emo Nite isn’t a band. It’s an experience that makes you want to relive the glory days, when Myspace was around, and your favorite bands were still on Drive-Thru Records.