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Emo Night returns to Stage West in Scranton with Yellowcard’s William Ryan Key on Aug. 3

Emo Night returns to Stage West in Scranton with Yellowcard’s William Ryan Key on Aug. 3
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From a press release:

Screaming Infidelities: Emo Night will return to Stage West in Scranton this Saturday, Aug. 3 for their biggest Emo Night to date. This time around, they’re bringing William Ryan Key, the lead singer of platinum-selling pop punk band Yellowcard, with them.

“It felt great to hit the road and test new markets with our event. The crowds were really receptive and showed us a lot of love. But no one parties like Scranton. We’re stoked to be back home,” noted Joe Caviston, one half of Screaming Infidelities.

The local group, who have capitalized on the national trend of “emo nights” since their debut at the 2017 Electric City Music Conference, has seen success with their perfect playlists and big sing-a-longs at multiple venues, selling out both The Bog and Stage West in Scranton, along with Senunas’ Bar & Grill in Wilkes-Barre and the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains, on multiple occasions. They also recently took their show on the road.

The DJ duo performed to capacity crowds in Lancaster, Reading, and Southampton. They’ve also shared the stage with Craig Owens of Chiodos and Josh Balz, formerly of Scranton metal band Motionless In White.

“I still can’t believe Josh Balz showed up in a coffin!” DJ Hersh, the other half of Screaming Infidelities, exclaimed. “That was crazy.”

Screaming Infidelities provides a one-of-a-kind experience that encourages crowd interaction and features its fair share of confetti cannons. While DJ Hersh and Caviston spin cult classic emo, pop punk, punk, and indie rock tunes, the crowd is encouraged to dance, sing along, and fans are even invited on stage to live out their rock star dreams.

The group is throwing their most ambitious event to date by teaming up with William Ryan Key for their Aug. 3 gig at Stage West (301 N. Main Ave., Scranton). Tickets, which are $18, are available online via Prekindle or at the door. The 21+ event starts at 7 p.m. with opening bands Send Request and Stay Loud.

Key is best known as the lead singer, songwriter, and rhythm guitarist for the Vans Warped Tour favorite Yellowcard, who produced hit singles like “Ocean Avenue,” “Only One,” and “Lights and Sounds.” He is also remembered for briefly dating pop sensation Kelly Clarkson.

He has recently been releasing solo music and touring under his full name, occasionally filling in as a guitarist and backup vocalist for New Found Glory. Key spent much of 2018 on the road as a supporting act for Mayday Parade. His first EP, “Thirteen,” was a Top 20 Billboard release, hit No. 1 on the iTunes singer/songwriter charts, and received over 600,000 streams, all without a record label.

“One of the most amazing and gratifying parts of this new venture as a solo artist has been my connection with you guys and your incredible support of my new music,” Key said on his website.

“If you feel inclined to tell a friend, share the music via social media, or just blast it in your car with the windows down at a stop light, I know we can take this project to the next level together.”