Some of the biggest bands in the hardcore scene are coming to the Skyway Theater in downtown Minneapolis 10/2 for a night heavy music fans surely don’t want to miss. Knocked Loose, Stick to Your Guns, and Rotting Out will all be taking the stage for a fast paced evening.
The show is listed as ages 15+ with an early door time of 5:00pm. If you are interested in purchasing tickets for this show, you may do so HERE.
Bruised and bloodied, Knocked Loose opens up the pit with a brutal sound that falls between hardcore punk and metalcore. Led by screaming frontman Bryan Garris, the Oldham County, Kentucky quintet is also composed of guitarists Isaac Hale and Cole Crutchfield, bassist Kevin Otten, and drummer Dylan Isaacs. In 2011, Garris, Otten, and Hale joined with drummer Jared Barron (Concealer, Greyhaven) for an early incarnation of the band (a teenaged Garris honed his early vocal skills by practicing in various area bands with Barron). Later, they enlisted Isaacs as permanent drummer. Their first EP, Pop Culture, was released on Little Heart in 2014, quickly followed by a split EP with Louisville quintet Damaged Goods. Knocked Loose’s debut LP arrived in 2016. Laugh Tracks (Pure Noise) debuted on the Billboard 200 and in the Top 50 on six separate side charts.
Stick to Your Guns:
Orange County-based Stick to Your Guns was formed by Jesse Barnett and friends in 2003 and quickly became known in the local punk scene thanks to their rambunctious live shows. After playing to packed houses at Chain Reaction and the House of Blues, the band released their 2005 debut full-length For What It’s Worth to critical acclaim and commercial success. Three more albums followed including the chart-topping release Diamonds (2012) which earned the band an Independent Music Award.
Lots of bands call Los Angeles their home, but few truly represent the city like ROTTING OUT. With members hailing from some of the more notorious parts of the storied streets everyone thinks of when they hear “LA,” it’s no wonder their music expresses that grit so rarely captured this perfectly. Raised on the sounds of local heroes Suicidal Tendencies and Pennywise, yet fully indebted to the thriving Southern California hardcore scene, ROTTING OUT have continually created some of the most energetic and captivating punk / hardcore being played today.