Kitty and Grant host a throwback night to the distant days of MySpace and anime haircuts for Emo Night at Spacebar


Miss the days of raccoon eyeliner, black skinny jeans and too much semi-permanent hair dye? Of MySpace fame and Hot Topic shopping sprees? When Spencer Smith was still in Panic! at the Disco and Fall Out Boy wasn’t on the radio? Well, you’re in luck. Emo Night is commandeering Spacebar and creating a safe space for fanboys and fangirls to unabashedly sing “Misery Business” while deciding if the Academy Is … are actually getting back together. Kitty, the force behind viral hit “Okay Cupid” (named one of Rolling Stones’ best songs of 2012), and local musician Grant both take a break from the rap world to host DJ sets full of the best emo, scene, goth and punk jams from the 2000s. Fair warning: We will be judging what band T-shirt you decide to wear. Those who come dressed up in their favorite emo gear (Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge-era My Chemical Romance should do the trick) receive discounted entry. Really though, everyone just needs to wear lots of black. Get ready, testosterone boys and harlequin girls, because the “Nightmare After Christmas” will bring out bubblegum angst in all of us. It’s not just a phase, mom – it’s who we are. 

10 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 27 | Spacebar, 2428 E. Robinson St. | | $3-$5


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