Photo courtesy of Brand New Jesse Lacey With his unkept beard and predilection for flannel and hoodies, Brand New's lead singer looks like that guy you went to high school with who was a star athlete but also a really sensitive honor roll student and close with his family. Sorry though, dude is married.
Gerard Way The lead screamer of My Chemical Romance might wear more eyeliner than you, spend more time on his hair and just generally have more feelings, but with his smoky eyes, ever-changing hair color and theatrical performances, the feisty frontman and his sexy side bangs made every living, breathing, Hot Topic-wearing female circa wish her name was "Helena" never mind that the song is actually about his dead grandmother.
Sign us up for the Black Parade, am I right? Sonny Moore Yes, we're talking about Skrillex. The group's live performances found Moore sing-screaming so intensely that he had to have surgery on his vocal chords, twice, before leaving the group to pursue his solo career. With his trademark pale skin and sort of dirty looking long hair, Moore might not be classically handsome, but talent and approachability earn big points, and with Moore's reputation as one of the nicest dudes in the scene, it's no wonder that he's also said to be something of a ladies man.
But if you listen to the year-old's two decades of material, particularly his solo album The Game of Monogamy, he never quite achieves the perfect relationship. This, alongside the bitter vitriol and clever turns of phrase that regularly accompany it, are the core of Kasher's charm.
It doesn't hurt that he also tends to get really, really sweaty at live shows -- usually in the middle of those lucky folks in the front row. Blake Schwarzenbach Often referred to as one of the godfathers of emo, Jawbreaker's influential singer and guitarist Blake Schwarzenbach looks like the kind of guy who'd ignore you all night at a party, which would obviously only make you more interested in him, which was definitely his plan all along.
With his tattoos and leathery skin Schwarzenbach has a sexy gutterpunk edge, but the man, now 46, also has a degree in literature from NYU and currently teaches English to undergrads in New York. Conor Oberst Oh, Conor Oberst. Intellectualism and spiritual awarenesss combined with raw emotion and that trembling voice are rockstar kryptonite for the legions of bookish hipster chicks who have been turning out to see Bright Eyes since they were still considered emo.
Although the band has gone more indie pop in the last decade, Oberst remains the pensive, wide-eyed troubadour, whose fragile look and impassioned ethos reminds you of the religious studies major you crushed on hard in college.
Whether playing with Bright Eyes or his Mystic Valley Band, whether clean shaven or bearded, whether wearing a cardigan or not wearing a cardigan, Oberst is a thinking woman's sex symbol. He'll make you feel like the most interesting woman in the room, and there's nothing more attractive than that. Now in its 10th year, the group which also includes fellow Leto brother Shannon , has released four albums, and the sexy-ass billboards seen all around Los Angeles for the group's most recent release Love, Lust Faith and Dreams almost caused us to drive off the road on several occasions.
Although the band's music toes the progressive metal line, Leto personifies the emo ethos, with his unkept look and sensitive guy persona.