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January 22nd, 2010 - 2:31 am § in Perfect Lines

Cap'n Jazz reunion show

Cap’n Jazz. Tomorrow/tonight. Empty Bottle, Chicago [via the A.V. Club]: The A.V. Club has learned that seminal emo outfit Cap’n Jazz is playing a mini reunion set Friday night at the Empty Bottle as part of the Joan Of Arc Don’t Mind Control Variety Show. So the question that sta[...]

December 13th, 2009 - 5:13 pm § in Perfect Lines

Top o' 2009

I’m putting together a “best albums of the year list” like last year. However, I’m splitting it between this blog and the one I run over at True/Slant. That one should be up in the next day or two. This list is a collection, a round-up of runners-up, great albums I missed fro[...]

December 11th, 2009 - 5:14 am § in Perfect Lines

An Awkward Conversation With Mike Kinsella About Cap'n Jazz Rumors

Setting: Lincoln Hall, Chicago. About 10:30ish, 15 minutes or so into Headlights‘ set, about a half hour after Maritime‘s performance. Mike Kinsella and his friend (who I unfortunately did not get the name of) sitting at the southern end of the bar. I pop up before I leave the show…[...]

December 9th, 2009 - 2:41 am § in Perfect Lines

Rumored Cap'n Jazz and Owls Reunions

Indie Rock Reviews have posted information regarding a rumor that beloved Chicago emo acts Cap’n Jazz and Owls may reunite. Take a look [Thanks Ori Nevo for the tip]: With Pavement’s reunion plans all but finalized, it was only a matter of time before other defunct acts added their name to t[...]

December 8th, 2009 - 6:46 pm § in Perfect Lines

College Student Needs To Pay Attention In History Class

The Indiana Daily Student‘s Cory Barker recently put out his “Best of the Decade” list on emo. Fine enough. Except that he begins with this little quote: Before 2000, we’re pretty sure that the word emo didn’t even exist. What? No need to really delve into this, but shouldnR[...]

November 28th, 2009 - 4:38 am § in Perfect Lines

The more and more I agree with Christopher R. Weingarten

Eye Weekly has a pretty great interview with Christopher R. Weingarten, formerly of good ole’ Parts & Labor, now known most prominently for his Twitter account, 1000TimesYes. Anyway, Weingarten has some pretty stellar things to say about the omnipresence of emo and indie in the early part [...]

November 27th, 2009 - 5:11 am § in Perfect Lines

All emo at True/Slant

I’m still kicking it over at True/Slant, and my latest is a piece on an Australian news site’s puff piece on the new My Chemical Romance album. Read it. Reblog it. Tweet it. Tumblr it. Love it.[...]

November 26th, 2009 - 4:03 am § in Perfect Lines

Kuma's Secretly Hearts Emo

I’d heard of Kuma’s Corner for months and have craved their metal-themed hamburgers and pretzel buns for many a month I’ve lived in Chicago. Tonight, I set out for the famous metal bar and was able to snatch a spot before the looming crowd grew larger than the small room had space [...]

November 11th, 2009 - 12:49 am § in Perfect Lines

Is Jawbox Reuniting or What?

Ok, here’s the breakdown: Today, Billboard had a little write up on Jawbox, which featured an interesting quote from bassist Kim Coletta on a potential Jawbox reunion: “I’d love to,” Coletta tells Billboard. “It would be the coolest thing in the world.” What’[...]

November 10th, 2009 - 1:15 am § in Perfect Lines

(Saudi) Arabian Nights

The Saudi Gazette‘s Khadija Mesh’al As-Sulaimi did a little write up on the “emo” culture that’s sprung up in the country: Unlike the youthful rebellion of yesteryear, “Emo people” are much more difficult to define. Emo refers to a way of life which represents isolation[...]



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