List of Chicago emo bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as emo solo artists from Chicago are included as well. It's always interesting to see where famous bands got their starts, so use this list to discover some great Chicago music that you've never heard before. The emo bands and artists below have played their music all over the world, but they all were formed in Chicago. If you think the best Chicago emo band is missing from the list, then feel free to add it at the bottom so it's included with these other great acts.
These bands, like Fall Out Boy and Plain White T's include images when available.If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular emo bands from Chicago?" and "Which emo bands started in Chicago?" then this list will answer your questions.