Knocked Loose Bring Their Headlining Tour To The Starland Ballroom

I had the opportunity to catch Knocked Loose on their headlining spring tour at the Starland Ballroom in New Jersey on April 13th. With a stacked line-up featuring The Acacia Strain, Harm’s Way, special guests Incendiary and more, you really can’t go wrong. If you’re unfamiliar with Starland Ballroom, it’s a small but spacious venue, with capacity at 2,000 people and the ability (and of course, reputation) to pack almost every show I’ve attended wall to wall. 

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Forever Came Calling Take It Acoustic At The End

Forever Came Calling brought their acoustic tour to The End in Nashville, TN earlier this month on April 6th. For their show in Music City, a small crowd turned out to support the show. It’s always refreshing to hear stripped down versions of otherwise highly energetic songs, so this stacked lineup provided a night of laid back entertainment.

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Mat Kerkes Takes The Stage At Historic Bottom Of The Hill

Mat Kerekes brought his headlining tour through San Francisco at Bottom of the Hill on March 22nd with Jacob Sigman and Jetty Bones. We were lucky to be in town to check it out. It was great to see a show at a venue with such a rich history, as Bottom Of The Hill Bottom Of The Hill, as well as SFO’s 924 Gilman Street, serve as a West Coast version of NYC’s CBGB. Bottom Of The Hill has seen the early stages of majorly successful artists including Blink 182, The Flaming Lips, The White Stripes, and Beastie Boys, just to name a new.

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Set It Off's Midnight World Tour at The Abbey

Florida natives Set It Off are currently on their Midnight World Tour, with the first leg being North America. They made a stop in Orlando, Florida on March 15 for a sold out show at The Abbey. The venue, while being on the smaller side, was packed with fans as soon as doors opened. Set It Off’s, Maxx Danziger, is originally from Orlando, making this show a very special one for him. Vocalist Cody Carson mentioned how the Orlando date of the tour meant a lot to him as well - many of his family members attended the show! It was no secret that Set It Off had high expectations for Orlando, and they were not disappointed. 

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Living Proof Tour hits the House Of Blues

Selling out shows is no easy feat. Selling out the House of Blues in Orlando, Florida? It’s only possible if you have the right amount of loyal and intense fans plus an amazing lineup. This combination is how State Champs achieved a sold out show on March 14 during the Living Proof Tour at the iconic venue located in Disney Springs. Fans waited in line for hours before doors opened, which is something that the band is quite familiar with. 

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Calpurnia's Sold Out Show at Cannery Ballroom

Calpurnia performed to a sold out crowd at Cannery Ballroom in Nashville, TN earlier this month on March 2nd. While the band had originally been scheduled to play in Nashville on January 8th, the show had to be postponed due to vocalist / guitarist Finn Wolfhard becoming ill.

With that being said, the crowd was eager to see the show and there was a long line of fans outside the venue braving the cold in order to get a prime spot in this GA venue.

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Daughters: Live at Mercy Lounge

Daughters triumphant return is something that has had us very excited for quite some time. The group’s latest album, You Won’t Get What You Want, has been in heavy rotation and turned this tour into one of our most anticipated shows of the year so far. After Blanck Mass had to drop off of the tour before it started, Daughters added Hide and Wolf Eyes to warm up the crowd for the night.

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Disturbed: Evolution in Nashville

Bridgestone Arena, located in downtown Nashville, is home to the Nashville Predators. When not hosting hockey games, the venue serves as the largest concert arena in the area. On February 16th, Disturbed and Three Days Grace performed at Bridgestone Arena as part of their Evolution Tour and rocked the house. A long line of fans wrapped its way around the block as people waited in the cold for the doors to open — with a two band bill, people were sure to show up early!

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Myylo Makes Cyborg Debut In Music City

Pop artist Myylo recently performed at The High Watt in Nashville with support from Mokita and Ni/Co on February 15th. Each artist brought something special to the stage and proved, once again, that Music City has more to offer than just country music. Myylo’s been gaining momentum in the local LGBTQIA+ community for some time, and released a new single just that morning which added to the anticipation for him to take the stage.

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"This Must Be The Place": A Valentines Spectacular // Exit/In

Exit/In hosted a mixed band bill earlier this month in support of The Smith Family Adoption. This benefit show helped raise money for a local family to achieve their goal of adoption from China, and brought the community together for a night of music, memory making, and move bustin’.

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Joyce Manor // The Basement East

The last night of Joyce Manor’s headlining tour with Remember Sports and Jeff Rosenstock hit the Basement East in Nashville, TN and was one of the tours we’ve been looking forward to for quite some time.

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Luke Schwartz and Friends: A Night Of Story Telling And Live Music

We recently had the chance to experience punk rock’s own variety show hosted by Luke Schwartz (Tigers Jaw, Make Do and Mend) while in Portland, Oregon. The surprisingly early event had doors at 4 and was an evening filled with music, stories, and plenty of laughter.

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When Broken Is Easily Fixed: 15th Anniversary Tour

Silverstein are back at it with the second leg of their “When Broken is Easily Fixed” 15th anniversary tour. The band hit the road with Capstan, As Cities Burn, and Hawthorne Heights to cross the country hitting all of the markets that they skipped the first time around.

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Gracie & The Valley | The Basement | Nashville, TN

On November 16th, we found ourselves back at The Basement for Gracie & They Valley’s album release show. Their new album, Chrysanthemum, is fueled by indie pop with emotion-driven lyrics and vulnerability.

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Emery | Exit/In | Nashville, TN

Emery’s tour with He Is Legend, The Bad Christian Podcast, and Vocal Few stopped in Nashville for a night of high energy and fun at Exit/In.

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Cloudmouth + Basic Printer | The Basement | Nashville, TN

The Basement is, quite literally, a basement. Not to be confused with it’s relative, The Basement East, The Basement boasts a mere 100-ish capacity, and a close quarters feel.

Kicking off their set with a poll to figure out if the crowd thought that acoustic guitars or synthesizers were better, Cloudmouth’s vocalist / guitarist Kyle Numann had the audience laughing with jovial stage banter between band mates. This two band bill mixed genres from distant eras, yet common ground could be found in the sheer experimentalism present with each artist.

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Vinyl Theatre | The Soundbar | Orlando, FL

On October 28th, in a small venue in downtown Orlando, Florida, Vinyl Theatre took to the stage adorned in flashy astronaut inspired spacesuits, each one unique to the three members. Before the band stormed the stage, an S.O.S. type of audio track played through the venue. The voice in the audio spoke about a space fleet awaiting a signal, keeping with the overall theme of the band’s most recent album: Starcruiser.

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The Acacia Strain | Exit/In | Nashville, TN

Let’s face it, anniversary tours have become commonplace over the last few years, cashing in on the idea of nostalgia. Rarely do you get two bands touring together on anniversaries of albums, and it’s even more rare that the albums were instrumental in progressing their genres. After The Burial and The Acacia Strain teamed up for the Rareform Across The Continent tour and we knew as soon as it was announced that it wouldn’t be one to miss. Check out our thoughts on the tour, which also included Make Them Suffer and Erra, after the jump.

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