Emo kids of the early 2000s rejoiced on Friday, August 16th as Hawthorne Heights and Emery sold out The Roxy in Los Angeles to celebrate their career defining albums. Oh, Sleeper opened the show with new songs fresh from their latest album Bloodied / Unbowed, as well as old favorites from their discography spanning over the last decade, such as “Son of the Morning” and “Vices like Vipers”.
The nostalgic icing was topped when Emery took to the stage…
Following their energetic performance, Hawthorne Heights took the stage to play hits old and new, as well as their studio album The Silence In Black and White in its entirety to celebrate the record’s 15th anniversary. “We might not talk a lot during the rest of our set because we are trying to fit in as many songs as we can”, frontman J.T. Woodruff disclaims at the start of their set. “If somebody falls down, pick each other up, this is a place of love and we are all accepted here…”
The nostalgic icing was topped when Emery took to the stage to perform their breakthrough album The Weak’s End and many other hits from their expansive music career. Emery gave what the sold-out crowd waited for, with smash hits such as “The Question” and “…In Shallow Seas We Sail”. Catch the guys on their celebration of music as they continue to move east from California this summer!
Photography by Franny Kovacs