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Originally a music movement in Washington D.C. combining punk with even faster guitar riffs and screaming, with bands like Rites of Spring and Embrace, emo, or "emocore", became popular on the west coast as well. Most emo bands of this time for breaking guitars on stage, screaming out lyrics, and doing anything else that got people's attention. Basically Jimmy Urine, on crack. Emo's second wave was hit up with a softer more melodic sound with more riffs and songs that were all incredibly long. This came to be with bands like Sunny Day Real Estate, Jawbreaker (which later become Jets to Brazil), and Texas is the Reason. Emo went mainstream and got more people's attention with more popular bands today. These bands include Dashboard Confessional and Phantom Planet. Nowadays, it is incredibly hard to know what true emo is as most people think that popular bands like Fall Out Boy, Panic at the Disco, and My Chemical Romance are emo. However, all of these bands have denied such claims. "emo is bullshit, we're the next Radiohead" -Brendon Urie (lead singer for Panic at the Disco). Emo is now often associated with Screamo. However, this is typically untrue. Hawthorne Heights is under much debate and can be seen as somewhat emo. With songs like Niki FM which follow a second wave emo pattern.

Some bands that are NOT emo include:
Senses Fail
Bullet for My Valentine
Aiden
Hopes Die Last
Alexisonfire
Underoath
From First to Last
The Used

The original style of emo was simply whatever you could find at your local thrift store. Combining the style of your grandpa, with that of a nerd.

There are many more but these are just a few bands that many believe to be emo. Sorry to all the 13 year old girls who actually thought they were truly emo.

"Oh my God, I love My Chemical Romance! I'm so emo!"
"Oh really? Because I like Rites of Spring,"
"Who?"
by brdof hrms June 16, 2008

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Emos are not Gothic at all, they don't dress up like Goths, they do not act like Goths, they do not talk like Goths, they don't listen to same music as Goths and they don't have the same hair style as Goths.

Emo stands for emotional and that is exactly what Emos are, there is no way of identifying them except if you see them cutting themself.

If you ever see a guy with black clothing and black hair, Immeditly think of Gothic people, not Emos.
Someone- Hey look at that kid with a yellow shirt on and some jeans! He looks nice with that blond hair!

Someone else- Oh look! He is cutting himself! He is one of the Emos!

Someone- Let's not bother with him.
by Ethan25 July 14, 2010

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kids pretend life sucks but in reality all is good. its just an exuse to steal trends from punks, metal heads, and goths. and also most of them are bi.
emo kids are fags
by blackmetal666 January 28, 2009

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Emo, noun. Sub-genre of really pathetic people, who give goths, and people with real emotional problems a bad name. Usually found listening to old-school cd players and over-sized head-phones. Reason, they want to be different. They fail at this because they are all different together. Usually they even look the same. Fringe of jet-black hair to covering the right or left 2/3 of their face. Girls usually wear skin tight black jeans, guys steal their girlfriends' jeans. And make up. And sex-toys. And ex boyfriends. Emo's usually complain about how no-one understands them, that's because no one cares about a snotty rich kid who creates fictional problems because they're bored and have too much money. If you want to find out more about emo's go to your next, 30 Seconds to mars, Hawthorne Heights, or <insert mildly angsty band name> to view them in their full, sad splendour.

You are emo if you started crying after the second sentence.

Also, there is nothing more entertaining than making fun of an emo. I personally sleep on a waterbed filled with the tears of a thousand emo's.
EMO: Isn't it possible for two, or four guys to make out, naked and not be gay?

I'm so sad, I'm going to write poetry in my diary and listen to my favourite band, June in December. Thank God mom pre-heated my razor blade for me, I don't like it when it's cold.
by EmoBasher 101 December 07, 2007

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Both a style and a type of music. the style is that boys were girl pants and tight sweaters and shirts. hair for both boys and girls covers most of the face and can be dyed purple,green,red,etc... the music includes popular bands like Fall Out Boy and Aiden. Usually emos are sad and depressed and some cut themselves.
"waw waw waw....sob sob sob..... my chemical romance just killed themselves. i am going to bleed my self now becuase im emo."
by mateo chavez August 05, 2007

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A person of indiscriminate gender.
Bi-curious tendencies.
Unawareness of gender roles.
An excuse for guys, to act like girls.
Someone who wears expensive shrunken clothes to express their pessimism of the world.
A person who of high-class, but searches for a good excuse, to appear unaccepted and to act like they've had a hard life.
Rick: Hi
Emo: ...
Rick: You look sad.
Emo: I am sad.
Rick: Why?
Emo: I'm always sad.
Rick: Is there any thing I can do?
Emo: Want to release our pain through the cutting of flesh.
Rick: ?!?!
by The Ruffio August 04, 2007

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one nameless crowd of knobs with bad hairstyles, they all look the same (depressed) which is probably why they are all (depressed) and they usually have rings or some shit hanging out of their faces. (if you can see it behind the bad hairstyle) often these people are noticed to be crying for no reason at all
Get a haircut you emo piece of shit
by Skinna July 23, 2007

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emo-may apper to be a goth, but actually shows signs of feelings and life. usually cut themselves because of depression or as a way to blow off steam. they wear scarves, tight pants, and dark shirts. they listen to taking back sunday, my chemical romance or dashboard confessional.
note: dont be mean to them just cuz their different, this definition was not ment to offend anyone.
emo girl:my mom took away my knief.
emo boy: that sucks, you can borrow mine if you need to.
by any spare names? June 13, 2007

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