Chris Payne is a journalist whose writing has appeared in publications like Vulture, Stereogum, Alternative Press, and Billboard, where he spent seven years as a staff writer and podcast host covering alternative and independent music. Earlier, he served two years as music director of the College of New Jersey's WTSR. He was born in New Brunswick, NJ, grew up in Colonia, NJ, and now resides in Brooklyn.
An explosive oral history of emo’s takeover from 1999 to 2008, featuring
MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE, FALL OUT BOY, PARAMORE, PANIC! AT THE DISCO, TAKING BACK SUNDAY, JIMMY EAT WORLD, DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL, AND MANY MORE
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