Knocked Loose Performs Sold Out Show in Brooklyn – 5/30/24

Written by on June 3, 2024

Review And Photograph by Lara Ziccardi

With two sold-out shows in NYC, hardcore band Knocked Loose are currently on tour for their third album You Won’t Go Before You’re Supposed To. The new album debuted No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Hard Rock Albums chart

Originally from Oldham County, Kentucky, Knocked Loose crashed into the Billboard charts with their 2016 debut album Laugh Tracks. Lara Ziccardi, host and DJ of My Emo Phase and concert photographer at WMSC headed into Brooklyn on May 30th to catch the sold-out show. 

Under Apple Music’s description of Knocked Loose, they state that the band is known for their “fierce live shows – and even fiercer mosh pits” and that is precisely the truth. I photographed Knocked Loose when they opened for Motionless In White in October at Hammerstein Ballroom, NYC. Check out those photos here! I remember the security guards at Hammerstein saying that Knocked Loose would be crazier than Motionless, and they were correct! When I heard they would be headlining their own tour, I knew I didn’t want to miss it. 

Knocked Loose is a force to be reckoned with live – Bryan Garris’ vocals are nothing short of insane and the band members are exceptionally talented. But what truly sets a Knocked Loose show apart is the crowd. As soon as the first song hit, crowd surfers were emerging from the sea of people like flowers on the first warm day of spring. The intensity of the crowd was palpable, adding an electrifying energy to the already intense performance

It’s time to get what you’ve been waiting for – the mosh pits. I wouldn’t be a said journalist if I didn’t get in one of these pits to tell you about them myself. They are intense – it doesn’t matter if you’re watching it or in it. Knocked Loose is one of the most rowdy crowds I’ve been in, but I had a blast. I left that pit, catching my breath and sweating intensely (gross, I know, my apologies). If there’s something you should know about me, it’s that I have myself, my camera, and a dream. And yes, I took my camera in the most pit. If I can’t put you in the pit, I can bring the pit to you. 



















As for the setlist, the standouts of the new record are (my personal favorite) “The Calm That Keeps You Awake,” “Blinding Faith,” and “Suffocate.” “Belleville” was my favorite song from their sophomore album, A Different Shade of Blue. Another special shout-out for “Counting Worms” off their first record, but my favorite goes to my favorite Knocked Loose song, “Billy No Mates.” It was highly therapeutic to scream the lyrics. 

It’s truly inspiring to discuss Knocked Loose with those who’ve followed them since their debut LP. They often recall how the band used to perform to a modest crowd of about 50-150 people. Yet, here we are in 2024, witnessing two completely sold-out shows in NYC. Their growth is a testament to their talent and dedication. As for their performance, it was nothing short of awe-inspiring. The show was sold out, as it should be. When they’re in town again, you simply can’t afford to miss them.