Celebrating Twenty Years of Emo Nostalgia with The Early November

Fresh off of the release of their fifth full-length album, Twenty, veteran emo rockers The Early November brought the fifth date of their latest tour to North Carolina. This 20 Year Anniversary tour also features I Can Make a Mess, Vinnie Caruana, and local support from No Scope

NO SCOPE

First up was local favorites No Scope. Hailing from Winston-Salem, NC, the band is composed of Alexander “AJ” Pyatt (lead vocals), Brad Pruette (guitar, vocals), Mykel Mason (bass), Derek Baker (lead guitar), and Daniel Pitcher (of Until They Bleed) filling in on drums. I’ve been following these guys since they formed in 2021, and their growth in that short timeframe has been unreal. This is definitely a band to keep your eyes on!  (FB)


VINNIE CARUANA

Vinnie Caruana, frontman and vocalist of the Long Island, NY punk band The Movielife was next up. Performing an entire set of songs by The Movielife, and cracking jokes in between,


I CAN MAKE A MESS

I Can Make a Mess is the side project of Ace Enders, the frontman of The Early November. Formed in 2003, the project boasts a fairly impressive discography considering a sizable hiatus from 2004-2010.


THE EARLY NOVEMBER

The Early November played an incredible and electric set full of hits from their discography including “Call Off the Bells” and “I Want to Hear You Sad”. It was a rather intimate crowd that evening so Ace took advantage of that and did a beautiful acoustic performance of “Ever So Sweet”. He sat on the edge of the stage with no microphone or anything, and let the crowd gather and sing along. It was a truly magical moment for all in attendance. They then lit things back up with what he shared to be his favorite song to perform (that he’s written), “Narrow Mouth”. The evening was full of nostalgic stories and the small crowd made the atmosphere really special. This was the perfect way to celebrate 20 years and here’s to hoping for another 20 more.

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