Staying True to Yourself with DE’WAYNE

We talked with DE’WAYNE about what it was like to be signed to and feeling understood by such an iconic label like Hopeless Records, finding your sound as an artist while staying true to who you are, his tour workout plan with Awsten from Waterparks, writing songs on a trampoline, our love of Hayley Williams, and his cool ass style.

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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.

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The Path to Interviewing Big Celebrities (Even on Zoom) with Zach Sang

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.

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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.

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Racism in the Punk/Alternative Scene Pt. 2 (Melian Junius, Eternity Martis, Nova Twins, Joi Purvy)

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? Moderator:Courtney Coles (photographer, co-founder of To The Front) Panelists:Melian Junius (Creator/Designer)Eternity Martis (Journalist)Nova Twins – Amy Love/Georgia South (Artists)Joi Purvy (Artist)

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Racism in the Punk/Alternative Scene (Jason Aalon of Fever 333, Hanif Abdurraqib, Sky Acord & More)

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. Moderator: Courtney Coles (photographer, co-founder of To The Front) Panelists: Jason Aalon (Fever 333) Hanif Abdurraqib (writer, essayist, poet) Sky Acord (Issues) Aaron Brown (Emo Nite) Jordan Calhoun (Heart Like War)

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