KNOCKED LOOSE – Show Review & New Video “The Rain”

Photo courtesy of Pure Noise Records
Article by: Kaleb Alexander, Guest Contributor ‡ Edited by: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

This week, newer hardcore giants Knocked Loose released a music video for their song “The Rain,” the third song off of their latest album, ‘Laugh Tracks’, out on Pure Noise Records.   

Originally premiering through ConsequenceOfSound a few days ago, the video matches the track perfectly. It’s got everything you could want from a hardcore video – lighting, overflowing sinks, new haircuts, two-stepping, and, of course, lots of rain.

I actually just had the privilege to see Knocked Loose for the first time live on October 6th. So there I was, hanging out in an overcast Camden, New Jersey, at five o clock on a Saturday night. The place was filled with edgy teens, hipsters, HxC pit Spartans, dads, and… Juggalos?

I had been stoked for the show for weeks, it was my first time seeing Knocked Loose, who is one of, if not my favorite band. I got to the front of the barrier, and I vividly remember the cold dead stare of one of the security guards, who I’m almost positive would’ve rather been watching paint dry than try to keep order with a bunch of hardcore kids arf-arfing and trying not to kill each other.

To make a long story short, I was crowd-killed about fifteen seconds into “Oblivions Peak,” the first song they played. After a significant amount of time seeing stars, endless “you good, bro?’s”, and the realization that the pit is no place for showing off your new rank as a green belt at your local Jiu-Jitsu place in that one strip mall, I was able to get back to the show.

It was a great show nonetheless, and I can’t wait to see them again, even if Bryan Garris encourages us to kill everyone in attendance.

Knocked Loose’s new video for “The Rain” comes as the band is amidst their final North American tour in support of their 2016 debut album, Laugh Tracks. The band’s tour with Beartooth and Sylar will continue through October and November. Tickets for remaining dates are on sale now [HERE].

Knocked Loose 2018 Fall Tour Dates w/ Beartooth and Sylar:

10/13 – Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre
10/14 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
10/16 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live
10/17 – Tampa, FL @ Orpheum Theatre
10/18 – Jacksonville, FL @ Nighthawk’s
10/19 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
10/20 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
10/21 – Corpus Christi, TX @ Brewster Street Ice House
10/23 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
10/24 – San Antonio, TX @ Alamo City Music Hall
10/26 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
10/27 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Pressroom
10/28 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
10/30 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Belasco Theater
10/31 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
11/01 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
11/02 – Fresno, CA @ Strummer’s Bar & Grill
11/03 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
11/04 – Berkeley, CA @ The UC Theatre
11/06 – Portland, OR @ McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
11/07 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
11/09 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
11/10 – Denver, CO @ The Oriental Theater
11/11 – Wichita, KS @ Rock Island Live
11/12 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
11/13 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
11/14 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
11/15 – Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
11/17 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live
12/15 – Buffalo, NY @ Buffalo Riverworks *
* with Every Time I Die (no Beartooth or Sylar)

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