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Savannah is for Lovers: Emo, Pop-Punk, Throwback @Barrelhouse South

In 2014, a group of Californians decided to throw an emo-themed bar party for kicks. When hundreds of people poured through the door to hear DJs spinning their favorite early-aughts tunes, the sensation known as Emo Night was born.

Since then, countless Emo Night-inspired events have popped up across the country, ushering in millennials who, in studded belts, eye-concelaing bangs, and stacked gummy bracelets, sing along and reminisce as a DJ spins tracks from the likes of My Chemical Romance, Taking Back Sunday, Saves The Day, and more.

Savannah is for Lovers is the brainchild of Jacksonville-based #SADSONGS, an emo, pop-punk DJ/production collective—Matthew Connor acts as DJ/live vocals, with Preston Nettles as DJ/hype man and Jordan Roberts on digital drums/vocals. It’s created in collaboration with Jacksonville’s Bangarang Events and Lively Up Entertainment. Gotta hear your favorite song? Find the Facebook event and post your request in the comments.

Thursday, May 10, 10 p.m., free, 18+