Bands/Musicians Chicago Emo Bands List

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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.
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Fall Out Boy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Chicago Emo Bands List
Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

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Plain White T's is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Chicago Emo Bands List
Pop punk, Anti-folk, Pop music

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The Academy Is... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Chicago Emo Bands List
Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

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October Fall is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Chicago Emo Bands List
Pop punk, Rock music, Piano rock

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Madina Lake is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Chicago Emo Bands List
Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

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The Audition is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Chicago Emo Bands List
Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

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Joan of Arc is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Chicago Emo Bands List
Rock music, Emo, Experimental rock

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June is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Chicago Emo Bands List
Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

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Robert Bock is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Chicago Emo Bands List
Rock music, Emo, Electro

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Owen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Chicago Emo Bands List
Emo, Acoustic music, Indie rock

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Project Rocket is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Chicago Emo Bands List
Pop punk, Emo, Alternative rock

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Cap'n Jazz is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Chicago Emo Bands List
Emo, Indie rock, Post-hardcore

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Monday's Hero is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Chicago Emo Bands List
Rock music, Emo, Indie rock