Live Music

This Wild Life

When: Sun., July 30, 7 p.m. 2017

Cue Hot Topic emo tears in 3, 2, 1 …OK, all scene-kid, mascara sobs aside, Long Beach, California’s This Wild Life actually isn’t as cheesy as you might think at first listen. Sure, the duo definitely fall into that acoustic, second-wave- emo sound made popular by acts like Dashboard Confessional and Bright Eyes, but they manage to add whispers of atmospheric post-rock and contemporary indie pop that give them a little bit more of a fresh take on the genre. It’s definitely not bad and even if you haven’t spun a Further Seems Forever record in a minute, it might be worth checking out a group that’s keeping the emotional side of post-hardcore alive. With Dryjacket.

Price: $17