Jon Chattman: A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Opening "Parachutes" with Hawthorne Heights
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Someone once called me "emo" because I had Dashboard Confessional on my iPod. I recall taking it as an insult back then, because the term just seemed insulting. First off, I didn't pigeonhole music I like into any genre, and secondly, I wasn't a Hot Topic-shopping hipster with armbands and tattoos on my neck. Anyway, speaking with others in the industry throughout the years, the term can illicit a negative connotation much like "pop" can. Call them emo, rock, emo-rock, alt-rockers or - as Liam Lynch used to shout - "whatever," Hawthorne Heights don't care so long as you continue to enjoy the music. And clearly a lot of people are. The band(JT Woodruff, Micah Carli, Mark McMillion, Matt Ridenour, and Eron Bucciarelli) are currently headlining the dare-I-say-it emo-friendly Warped Tour in support of their recently-dropped fifth album Zero. The Ohio natives dropped by the Music Conservatory of Westchester earlier this month to perform a track off the album, discuss its "non-co...
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