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Address 2015 E Riverside Drive
Location Austin, Texas
Coordinates 30°16′00″N 97°44′14″W / 30.26667°N 97.73722°W / 30.26667; -97.73722Coordinates: 30°16′00″N 97°44′14″W / 30.26667°N 97.73722°W / 30.26667; -97.73722
Type nightclub
Opened  1992 (1992-MM)
Owner C3 Presents
Website www.emosaustin.com

Emo's is a prominent nightclub located in Austin, Texas.[1] Emo's got its start as a Houston punk club in 1989, with the Austin location opening in 1992.[2] The Houston location closed its doors in September 2001.[3]

The nightclub is an official South by Southwest Music Festival venue, during which it consists of four stages.[4] The annual Emissions from the Monolith festival relocated to Emo's in 2007.[5] The club closed in December 2011 for reasons unknown, however in September of that same year, a new venue named Emo's East opened up on East Riverside, on the site of the old Back Room venue.[6]

On Feb 11, 2013, Emo's announced they were being sold to C3 Presents, the booking agent/production company behind Austin City Limits Festival and Lollapalooza, among other endeavors. [7]

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The Ratas Del Vaticano performing at Emo's in 2011.


  1. ^ Schwartz, Eileen (2001-01-01). "Poster Boy". Texas Monthly. Retrieved 2008-08-27. 
  2. ^ Gray, Christopher (2007-06-15). "TCB". Retrieved 2009-05-17. 
  3. ^ Christensen, Keith (2001-09-23). "Emo's (Houston) last day". Retrieved 2009-05-17. [dead link]
  4. ^ Pareles, Jon (2007-03-14). "The Times at the South by Southwest Festival". South by Southwest Journal (The New York Times). Retrieved 2008-08-27. 
  5. ^ Phillips, Phillips (2007-02-11). "Emissions From The Monolith 2007". Retrieved 2008-08-27. 
  6. ^ Fitzmaurice, Larry (2011-09-29). "Emo's Austin Closing". Retrieved 2012-02-20. 
  7. ^ Hernandez, Raoul (2013-02-13). "The Pro's & Cons of Hitchhiking". Retrieved 2013-02-13. 
  8. ^ "Newsmakers: Catch a sneak peek of 'Glee' at Alamo; Emo's bans Fat". www.statesman.com. 2010-03-29. Retrieved 2012-12-29. 

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