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...When childhood friends Blake Schwarzenbach and Adam Pfahler moved to New York City to attend New York University in 1986, they set in motion a chain of events that would result in the development of emo rock music through the 1990s...


Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Emo, also referred to as emotionally oriented rock, emocore or emotional hardcore, is a punk genre that emerged in the early 1990s as an amalgamation of American hardcore and indie rock. A predominantly white, suburban and teen-identified...