Each week the founders of Emo Nite LA invite musicians, bands, and friends to sit down and talk.
Building a Community to Fight for Change with Yungblud
We were there when Yungblud played his first show in the U.S. and have watched him grow and evolve like proud parents. It was really nice to talk with him about how he's continued to engage with his fans even during this time when he can't see them face to face, the importance of using your voice and influence as an artist to stand up for what's right and make a difference, new music, and more. We also reminisced about our last outing before the pandemic hit, which was the March Emo Nite in LA. Remember IRL Emo Nites? I cry.
The Path to Interviewing Big Celebrities (Even on Zoom)
So excited to have Zach Sang on the pod this week! We chatted about his experiences interviewing the biggest artists in the world like Cardi B and Ariana Grande, the agony of having to interview people over Zoom vs in real life, how quarantine has transformed humanity, interviewing Troye Sivan before anyone knew who he was, the importance of artists to stand for something and have a voice, bowling with Big Sean, using a photo from Emo Nite for his Tinder profile, all while his phone rings 45 times.
Accidentally Going Viral on Facebook With Matt Cutshall
We spoke with Matt Cutshall about making sure everything you put out is of quality (like his new yum coffee), how his emo persona came about, accidentally going viral on Facebook, his super fun Emo Nite performance, and creating content within the limitations of quarantine.
How Art Fuels Social Movements with Hanif Abdurraqib
We love Hanif so much, so it was an honor to have him on the ROC podcast. We talked about how music and art fuel social movements, our absolute love for My Chem, confronting toxic masculinity in the emo scene, and a million other things.
Making the Music Industry More Inclusive with Bonnie from Stand Atlantic
We chatted with Bonnie from Stand Atlantic about what it’s like to be a woman in the emo & pop punk scene, ways in which the music industry could be more inclusive of women, putting out music amidst a pandemic, and the future of touring (will we have to crowd surf in giant bubbles??).
Racism in the Punk/Alternative Scene Pt. 2 (Nova Twins, Eternity Martis & more)
This week's conversation is led by female and non-binary Black voices in our community so they can share their experience growing up in the scene. It's time for us to listen, but more importantly and it's time for us to make changes. How can we devise an actionable plan moving forward to dissolve the exclusionary culture towards women and BIPOC in the alternative and punk music scene?
Courtney Coles (photographer, co-founder of To The Front)
Melian Junius (Creator/Designer)
Eternity Martis (Journalist)
Nova Twins - Amy Love/Georgia South (Artists)
Joi Purvy (Artist)