Chicago Open Air Spotlight: Knocked Loose

Today’s artist is Knocked Loose.

On Saturday, May 18th, Kentucky hard hitters are bringing down their gritty, beatdown sound to the Chicago Open Air stage at SeatGeek Stadium. Similar to Vein, the heavy sounds of Knocked Loose typically just make their way into the small and dark venues to fit the type of music that they bring to the table. They have grown immensely in popularity though and are making their way up to larger venues. Before making their way to Chicago Open Air, the band will be on the road for roughly a month with The Acacia Strain, Harm’s Way, Sanction, and Higher Power. Their huge, heavy sound filled with slow-tempo breakdowns are sure to impress and devastate all the metalheads in the stadium that day to prep them for the bands following them like Code Orange and Meshuggah.

The band hails from Oldham County in Kentucky, just about 30 minutes northeast of Louisville, home to three more Danny Wimmer Presents festivals. The band formed in 2013 and saw huge success when they dropped their debut album, ‘Laugh Tracks’ in 2016. It has been about two and half years now since the album dropped. The band just dropped a massively heavy EP titled ‘Mistakes Like Fractures’. Check out our coverage of the EP here. We’re looking forward to hearing some of the new material at the festival. The band has played an integral part in bringing back hardcore to the forefront of metal alongside bands like Code Orange and Vein. Seeing all three of these bands in a stadium back to back to back is going to be crazy. Check out the video for songs “Billy No Mates” and “Counting Worms” below and get ready to “arf arf” your way through their set at Chicago Open Air.

Bryan Garris – Vocals
Isaac Hale – Guitar
Cole Crutchfield – Guitar
Kevin Otten – Bass
Pac Sun – Drums

Be sure to get out to the show early as Knocked Loose will be the second band kicking off the weekend of metal. Buy your tickets to see Knocked Loose live at Chicago Open Air Presents here. If Chicago Open Air is too far for you, Knocked Loose is also playing at Epicenter Festival in North Carolina. You can buy tickets for that festival here.

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About Low Gain

I'm just a teenager, living in Southern Illinois, that loves music in general. I love attending festivals as it feels like everyone comes together as a giant family. I also look forward to hearing new music and passing it onto the masses. In my free time I play guitar, basketball, and attend high school.

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