His name sounds like it might be emo. And, sure his sideswept hair is a further count against him. Same goes for the fact that his shows draw crowds of kids in skinny jeans and Converse shoes. But this brilliant mashup artist, who will probably be famous long after he's gone, gets our "Not Emo!" stamp of approval.
They went through a serious emo hair phase. And they rock the skinny jeans. But these cute twin sisters' lighthearted pop music is definitely Not Emo.
There are two L.A. Gunses running around right now -- one with old frontman Phil Lewis at the helm, the other featuring guitarist Tracii Guns. And both are now making liberal use of the textbook emo look: black sideswept hair, skinny pants, mopey gazes. A note to all bands calling themselves L.A. Guns: You're all nearing fifty (the original members, anyways). Might be time for a new look.
The guys in Avenged Sevenfold are not mopey, despite their brooding facial expressions, tight pants and, yeah, the emo-tastic bangs of guitarists Zacky Vengeance and Synyster Gates. They're just angry. Well, as angry as a dude named Zacky can get. And though we're kind of upset that they canceled their Verizon Theatre show last night, like, an hour before it was supposed to start, we begrudgingly admit: Not emo.
This Tyler-based family act, which has recently released a bang-up new album, may be made up of teenagers sporting side-parted hair. But they're certainly not emo.
Karen O's hair says "I wanna go cry." Her music says "I wanna rock." File them under "Not Emo."
These '80s goth-punksters may look sad, but, despite the fact that netizens are calling emo the "new goth," the Fiends reside solely in the original realm.
They've been repeatedly called the godfathers of emo, and we're not sure why. Whatever emo is, it's not Weezer.
We have a lot of friends that confuse "indie" with "emo." Not sure why, Omaha's Bright Eyes aren't helping matters, sounding indie, but looking all emo.
Can they even see through those ridiculous hairdos? Don't mope, Keith Richards - despite your floppy bangs, you're officially "Not Emo."
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