Knocked Loose | The End | Nashville, TN

Article + photos by Nick Zimmer

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Knocked Loose

Venue: The End

City: Nashville, TN

Date: February 28, 2018

Last week, Knocked Loose started their first ever headlining tour in Nashville with support from hardcore veterans Terror, Jesus Piece, and Year of the Knife. The opening date was also fortunate enough to have Nashville natives Orthodox opening up the show. 

If you have never seen Orthodox live, there is one thing that you need to know going into their set: Be afraid. The intensity that this band brings to the stage in unparalleled. Orthodox ripped through tracks from last years Sounds of Loss, which included guest spots from Knocked Loose’s Bryan Garris and Moru’s Joshua Sinha. Keep an eye out for Orthodox playing shows near you this year and listen to Sounds of Loss here.

Year of the Knife were a late but welcomed addition to the tour. The Delaware based group ripped through a set full of straight edge anthems, playing tracks off of their latest EP Ultimate Disease. While the set went by quickly, Year of the Knife definitely left their mark on the crowd.

If you’re still sleeping on Jesus Piece, you need to change that immediately. This was not the first time that I've been able to catch the Philadelphia based band and it certainly won’t be the last. Jesus Piece played a new track off of their upcoming debut LP that will be out later this year on Southern Lord Records, and had a killer guest spot by Kayla Phillips of Bleed The Pigs.

Terror took the stage as direct support, and were everything you could ever expect from the band. Vocalist Scott Vogel immediately took charge of the crowd and had what seemed like the entire venue stage diving immediately. New Found Glory’s Chad Gilbert made an appearance during “Keepers of the Faith,” and ended up in the middle of the crowd. Endless sing-alongs and stage dives made this another classic Terror set.

The at capacity crowd was anxious for Knocked Loose to take the stage. The band, starting their first headlining tour in Nashville, turned The End absolutely upside down. Returning the favor from earlier in the night, Orthodox’s Adam Easterling took the stage during “The Gospel” and it was completely terrifying in the best way possible.

Knocked Loose played through every song that they know, spending close to an hour on stage. While the set had plenty of tracks off of last years Laugh Tracks, they also played some old favorites off of Pop Culture, including “Small Victories”, and “All My Friends”. The band has been selling out dates all over the tour, so make sure to grab tickets while you can and check this out if it hits your city.