How can we as Emo Nite and the alternative/punk community as a whole move forward and be more aware of places where racism exists? We want to change the shape of the alternative music scene and take steps to make sure people of color always feel included, not only in Emo Nite, but in the scene as whole.
Courtney Coles (photographer, co-founder of To The Front)
Jason Aalon (Fever 333)
Hanif Abdurraqib (writer, essayist, poet)
Sky Acord (Issues)
Aaron Brown (Emo Nite)
Jordan Calhoun (Heart Like War)
Morgan and Babs talked to Demi Lovato about how emo, pop punk and metal have influenced her music and life, silent mosh pits, and the art of coding a MySpace page.
Babs chatted with Adam Weiss about the importance of prioritizing mental wellness in everyday life, especially now that we are in quarantine. They talked through some self-care tips that anyone can apply to their lives and, most importantly, nerded out about books.
Babs chatted with Eric Tobin about his 15-year career at Hopeless Records, his battles with spina bifida (but not letting that get in the way of living his life! He just climbed Everest!), and as always the steps they take to stay sane in the chaotic world of the music industry. Tobin was there for us in the very early days of Emo Nite, extending an invite to have dinners at his house and providing the best advice. Babs met her brother in law at one of his bbqs and he officiated her sister’s wedding. He spent Christmas in Hungary with her family a couple of years back. Needless to say, this was a really special episode for Babs. Tobin is an incredibly inspiring, hard-working human, and is so kind in a world where not many people are.