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Thursday, Aug 18

Breathe Carolina

“Your cold pale skin and tainted purple lips, let me embrace you with this kiss.” Aside from summing up the temperament of an entire musical genre, this line, from the song “The Words ‘Best Friend’ Become Redefined” from Chiodos’ 2005 debut album All’s Well that End’s Well,  acts as a time machine, recalling an emotional state of being filled with despair, insecurity, and confusion. No, I’m not talking about the other morning when my dad mistook me for my mother, but rather the days of mid-high school, when emo music trended; the pants were tight and the girls were tighter. Regardless of attention paid to it, the emo scene is alive and screaming. Proof of it’s prosperity lays in the “Scream It Like You Mean It Tour” hitting Xtreme Wheels on Thursday (Aug 18). Breathe Carolina and the aforementioned Chiodos headline the tour, which also features I See Stars, the Color Morale, Tek-One, and The Air I Breathe.

—brett perla

6pm. Xtreme Wheels, 356 Hertel Ave (893-2900/ $15 advance, $17 day of show.