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Wisconsin Rapids, WI, United States

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Ross Lynch creeped out Jeffrey Dahmer’s pal on ‘My Friend Dahmer’ set

Ross Lynch (The Driver Era) opens up on ‘My Friend Dahmer’ and an unsettling conversation with Jeffrey Dahmer’s real-life friend John “Derf” Backderf. → Read More

12 acoustic songs guaranteed to absolutely melt your heart

While Valentine’s Day has already come and gone, that doesn’t mean we can’t get in our feelings. Check out this list of acoustic songs below. → Read More

10 videos to get you spring break-ready immediately

Ah, spring break: the last benchmark before total summer freedom. Let these sunshine- and smile-filled music videos lift your spirits. → Read More

10 songs to show off your pride every day of the year

On National Coming Out Day, a day that’s made to own who you are, here are 10 songs by 10 artists on the LGBTQ spectrum that are sure to make you feel pride → Read More

Find out which Fall Out Boy music video matches your zodiac sign

You know you're curious which Fall Out Boy music video matches your zodiac sign. → Read More

11 gifts bands really want on tour

No band ever expects gifts heading into tour, but if you feel like showing your appreciation for your faves, why not be a little extra? We reached out to band members, photographers, merch slingers and tour managers to see what touring crews really need on the road. Check out the list below for something you can bring along next time you head to a show—and don’t forget to bring extra for all the… → Read More

The most emo ‘Riverdale’ characters, ranked

[Photo by: The CW] Any television series that opens with a murder isn’t exactly cheery. But just how emo can the cast of Riverdale characters be? Check below for our ranking—as well as our selections’ (probably) favorite tunes. 14. Archie Andrews Happy-go-lucky even when he’s being blackmailed to do his girlfriend’s dad’s bidding, Archie comes in dead last to our most emo rankings. Favorite… → Read More

The most emo ‘Riverdale’ characters, ranked

7. Veronica Lodge Being her parents’ puppet isn’t necessarily emo, but it is anxiety producing. “Ronnie” knows how to put on a happy face, even when it’s at her detriment, and for that, we’ll pop her in the middle. Favorite song: “Fake Happy” - Paramore 6. Toni Topaz As the newly minted bicon (bi icon) of the series, Toni Topaz has now been romantically involved with two of Riverdale’s most emo.… → Read More

11 best lyric prints to show your love of music with your decor

Everyone loves a good show poster or moody glamour shot, but what if you want something a little more word-focused to brighten up your room? Thanks to loads of fanart all over the world, sites such as Redbubble and Society6 are rife with lyric-inspired prints from all your favorite bands. See below and get decorating! Fall Out Boy - You’re The Last Of A Dying Breed (from “The Last Of The Real… → Read More

QUIZ: Can you match the band with their Facebook details?

You start a band, you start a Facebook page for it—of course! But, what happens if you write something quirky and then forget about it? We're here to #expose the forgetful weirdos of the band world... → Read More

QUIZ: Can you match the band with their Facebook details?

You start a band, you start a Facebook page for it—of course! But, what happens if you write something quirky and then forget about it? We're here to #expose the forgetful weirdos of the band world… → Read More

QUIZ: Can you guess these musicians’ middle names?

With all order of strange names and pseudonyms in our scene, it's no wonder we don't know every middle name for every artist who crosses our path. From the classic to the whimsical, do you know the legal names of your faves? Take the quiz to find out! → Read More

Waterparks’ Awsten Knight talks new album: “It feels like a winning combination”

[Photos by: Ryan Watanabe] Awsten Knight, despite the front he presents on Twitter, is not a raging egomaniac. So the lead singer of Waterparks chooses his words carefully as he stands in a parking lot in “the middle of nowhere,” England. “In the least cocky way possible, I know I’m good at music, otherwise I wouldn’t be doing it for a living,” he says when asked about expectations for his… → Read More

Waterparks’ Awsten Knight talks new album: “It feels like a winning combination”

[Photos by: Ryan Watanabe] Awsten Knight, despite the front he presents on Twitter, is not a raging egomaniac. So the lead singer of Waterparks chooses his words carefully as he stands in a parking lot in “the middle of nowhere,” England. “In the least cocky way possible, I know I’m good at music, otherwise I wouldn’t be doing it for a living,” he says when asked about expectations for his… → Read More

Of Mice & Men address the biggest misconception of their new album

[Photo by: Ryan Watanabe] “This one’s the ballad,” says Of Mice & Men drummer Tino Arteaga, spinning in his chair to hit “play.” Fifteen seconds later, he shouts over the sounds of guttural screams and riffing guitars: “Hah, no, this isn’t a ballad!” He’s sitting in producer Howard Benson’s studio in Los Angeles, playing AP their latest completed song, “War Zone.” It is certainly not a… → Read More

Of Mice & Men address the biggest misconception of their new album

[Photo by: Ryan Watanabe] “This one’s the ballad,” says Of Mice & Men drummer Tino Arteaga, spinning in his chair to hit “play.” Fifteen seconds later, he shouts over the sounds of guttural screams and riffing guitars: “Hah, no, this isn’t a ballad!” He’s sitting in producer Howard Benson’s studio in Los Angeles, playing AP their latest completed song, “War Zone.” It is certainly not a… → Read More

Of Mice & Men address the biggest misconception of their new album

"War Zone" is definitely a big middle finger to anyone who was worried you wouldn't have heaviness in your songs. Was that intentional going into the whole album? ARTEAGA: “Heaviness has always really excited us as musicians, and Of Mice & Men from the start. For us, it's not an ‘alternative lifestyle;’ it is our lifestyle. To us, we've always written things that have been heavy lyrically… → Read More

10 best All Time Low ballads, ranked

All Time Low might be known for their pop-punk jams and dick joke-heavy onstage banter, but the boys of Baltimore sure can write a ballad. We put together 10 of their best slow songs for the perfect emo hit parade. 10. “Too Much” This electronic-influenced hit from 2009’s Nothing Personal reminds you to never “fight like tomorrow was promised.” 9. “My Only One” This tune from ATL’s fourth album… → Read More

We’ve ranked the best emo eyeliners, just for you

Everyone knows each emo is only as good as their eyeliner. From Laura Jane Grace to Pete Wentz, there have been many before us who have shown the importance of artfully smudged eye makeup. But what is the cheapest and best eyeliner I can grab for my money? In the ultimate drugstore smackdown, we ask: What eyeliner is the most emo? In my rankings, I used my ABCs: application (was it easy to put… → Read More

We’ve ranked the best emo eyeliners, just for you

Everyone knows each emo is only as good as their eyeliner. From Laura Jane Grace to Pete Wentz, there have been many before us who have shown the importance of artfully smudged eye makeup. But what is the cheapest and best eyeliner I can grab for my money? In the ultimate drugstore smackdown, we ask: What eyeliner is the most emo? In my rankings, I used my ABCs: application (was it easy to put… → Read More