Last week, Knocked Loose took their A Different Shade Of Blue tour to the Westcott theater in Syracuse. Having dropped A Different Shade Of Blue just back in August, they brought out a fully stacked hardcore bill to support it.
Opening the night was SeeYouSpaceCowby, a female fronted hardcore band from San Diego. Comparable to acts such as Wristmeetrazor and Portrayal of Guilt, they carried a very chaotic energy to their set. There was near constant moving from the members throughout the set.
Next up on the bill was CANDY. I felt that they differed a bit from the others on the bill. Their music seemed to contain a lot more chugging, much more rhythmic guitar, and a lot less lead/solo type stuff. I thought their vocalist was impressive, especially for a live show.
I very thoroughly enjoyed Rotting Out’s set. Their singer stuck out to me quite a bit, speaking about what is going on in the world, as well as speaking about community. On top of this, their set was unbelievably good. Although I hadn’t previously heard them, I am definitely a fan now. They had great energy, and an amazing vibe throughout the show.
The last opener on the bill was Stick To Your Guns. I was looking forward to them a lot, I’ve been a fan for a few years, but had never gotten the chance to see them. They did not disappoint. Walter from Rotting Out actually came out to play Nothing You Can Do To Me with them, which was a nice addition to the set.
Knocked Loose filled the Westcott with their big sound and insane energy that night. They played a good variety of their material, ranging from their debut EP Pop Culture, right on down to their newest record. Their set consisted of 18 songs, with around 10 of them originating from A Different Shade Of Blue. I really felt that these newer songs translated very well into their live performance. I appreciated the fact that they brought Connie from SeeYouSpaceCowboy out to sing Emma Boster’s part of A Serpent’s Touch. She also stage dived when they closed their set with Counting Worms.
Review and photo's by Emma Bick