How to be Emo, Screamo and Punk in Dallas this summer

Sometimes music is the best way to reminisce. It can be easy to forget the glory days experienced in 2022. You may wonder, what exactly were the glory days? The glory days were when Hot Topic was thriving, and their TV screens were jamming out to the latest hot tracks from MTV or Vans Warped Tour. It was when you walked down the halls of high school with your headphones on singing My Chemical Romance or The Cure to your heart’s content. These days. Let’s loop things back. You’ll be surprised how retro Dallas can be. Here’s a complete guide to all things emo, punk, and shouto in Dallas.

Let’s talk concerts and festivals

There are so many ways to see your favorite post-punk, pop-punk and shouto bands in Dallas. This is the perfect time to start building your itinerary as many tours are about to begin. Here are a few that are coming to town.

July 12 – sad summer festival

August 1 – Rise Against, The Used and Senses Fail

August 8 – New found glory

August 26 – Confessional Dashboard with Cartel

September 3 – Peter Hook and the light (my favorite)

September 28 – My Chemical Romance

How about some notable cover bands?

Did you know that Dallas is home to AMAZING cover bands? Here are a few to watch out for!

Definitely maybe Oasis – This is the OFFICIAL Dallas cover band, yes, official, Oasis. I saw them at the Granada Theater once and let’s just say when they played Supersonic my inner Liam Gallagher came out.

Van full of nuns – They’re the perfect pop-punk cover band. They play originals and all the hits. Yes, all. Expect to hear My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy, Blink-182 and more.

Panic “Unfortunately, the Smiths are no longer there. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t listen to Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now or Still Ill anymore. Dallas has your first cover band Morrissey and The Smiths.

The Troublemakers – This is DFW’s WEEZER cover band. This outfit puts on such a good show. Combined with an energetic and precise sound, they also put on a comedic presentation that is on par with Weezer.

Emo Hang Out Spots in Dallas

Can’t do the show? Carefree. Head to Deep Ellum for your punk/goth bar fix. Here’s where to go.

The first standing PANOPTICON. It’s a great gothic hotspot in Deep Ellum offering an industrial vibe with live DJ performances spinning your favorite tunes. Another place offering great music while mixing your favorite cocktails is punk society. This lounge concept features a design inspired by the retro era of the Punk music scene. To catch Punk Rock Karaoke at Three Links on May 21. It’s you, the mic, and your favorite tunes from the Clash, Sex Pistols, Misfits, David Bowie and more. Shooting subjecta new emo bar opening in Deep Ellum, may be your new go-to spot to listen to your favorite tracks and clips from bands that headlined the Vans Warped tours of your youth, like Panic at the Disco and The Used while you sip creative cocktails and ask your friends to write on your black marker converse.

More emo-filled events to look forward to

June 20 – Bayside and three times

July 16 – Tribute evening The Smiths, Morrissey, Depeche Mode

22nd of July – Emo Night Tour

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