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With both Holy Diver and The Press Club holding periodic emo nights, it’s never been a better time to be a guy in Sacramento who’s still listening to American Football. Stop by Harlow’s Starlet Room (2708 J St.) on Thursday, Feb. 13 to catch The Honest, one of the brightest stars in Sacramento’s emo-revival constellation, as they release their debut EP, The Things We Say Now. Before now, The Honest have released only a handful of singles and demos, some of which will appear on the new EP. One of our personal favorites is “Couch,” one of the lead singles on the new release. With a tale of lost love, quotidian slacker depression and even a voicemail intro, “Couch” has all the trappings of an emo classic. Joining The Honest on stage will be local math-rock quartet The Seafloor Cinema, as well as post-hardcore outfit A Foreign Affair. So put on your black vans, skin-tight jeans and flannels and get ready for a real good, real sad time. $10 general admission. Doors at 7 p.m., show begins at 8. Check out for tickets and info.

**This write-up first appeared in print on page 10 of issue #310 (Jan. 29 – Feb. 12, 2020)**