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Dashboard Confessional, Taking Back Sunday headline Boise concert

“Wearing bangs & black skinny jeans & liking Dashboard Confessional are signs you’re in this 3-letter subculture,” flashed the clue on “Jeopardy” earlier this year. Answer: Emo! Not that the Florida band needed game-show approval to take its place atop the emotional-song throne. Fronted by sad-song lord Chris Carrabba, Dashboard Confessional has been doing its thing since 1999, selling a ton of records in the process. With rockers Taking Back Sunday filling the other big-name-act slot on the bill, this Taste of Chaos tour reminds emo revivalists that nothing hurts as good as a punch to the heart from the originals.

6:30 p.m. Friday, July 8, Revolution Center, 4983 Glenwood St., Garden City. $45 general, $70 VIP. Ticketfly. Opening acts: Saosin, The Early November.