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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Like Crying? Then Head to Taking Back Tuesday

Posted By on Tue, Dec 15, 2015 at 6:13 PM

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If any of the following bands — Dashboard Confessional, Saves The Day, The Used, Taking Back Sunday, or Death Cab For Cutie — bring a smile (or tear) to your face, then you might want to head to Rickshaw Stop tonight for "emo night." Started by a group of friends who happen to share a love for sad indie-rock, Taking Back Tuesday has been hopping around L.A. for the last year, gathering a following of staunch emo lovers who are more than overjoyed to (finally) hear their favorite songs played at a bar. From the get-go, the night was a hit with a line of people waiting around the block at Taking Back Tuesday's very first event at The Short Stop in Echo Park. Now, the party has turned mobile and is visiting San Francisco for its first time tonight. 

For many who go to the event, there's a major nostalgia factor involved. "It's a lot about reliving our high school memories," said co-founder Barbara "Babs" Szabo. And yet, for others, emo music has been a constant and never actually "went away." Regardless, few can deny that emo music is not something oft heard at bars or clubs, which is what makes the party so novel. Well, that and the fact that there are usually A LOT of people crying at the parties. 

Pro tip: BYOT.

Taking Back Tuesday happens tonight, Dec. 15 at Rickshaw Stop at 9 p.m. $5-$8. www.rickshawstop.com.
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