Ever since he crooned "Screaming Infidelities" to a gaggle of teenage girls on MTV, Chris Carrabba (right) -- who records under the name DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL -- has been a love-hate proposition. Some love his emotional and honest songs, while others find him too earnest and sickly sweet. His new album, Dusk and Summer, indicates there are more of the former. You be the judge at his NOV. 7 concert. Brand New, another emo act that aims its music at your heart, opens. $25.50. 7:30 p.m. Arena at Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway. 770-813-7500. www.gwinnettcenter.com.