Live: Knocked Loose in Joliet

Knocked Loose recently brought their headlining tour for their new album, A Tear in the Fabric of Life, to Joliet, Ill.’s Forge with support from hardcore bands Movements, Kublai Khan TX and Koyo.  Koyo started the night off with one of their 2022 singles, “Ten Digits Away”. The band played a mix of songs from their EPs, ‘Painting Words Into Lines” and “Drives Out East”. Halfway through their set they played their newest release, “Straight North”. The band energized the crowd and finished their set with “Diamond One.” After Kublai Khan TX followed with a great set, getting the crowd ready for the next two bands, was Movements starting their set off with, “Full Circle”, one of their top songs off of their first album, Feel Something Next up the band played a fan favorite, “Skin to Skin”, off of their newest album “No Good Left To Give”. Although the band had a calmer sound to them than the previous bands, the crowd stayed lively during their set. Midway through their set, the band played “Barbed Wire Body,” which was released just a couple weeks prior to the show.  The lights were dimmed as the band ended their set with their most popular song “Daylily” and the crowd lit up the room with their lighters and flashlights for an intimate moment, singing along with the band. Headliner Knocked Loose took to the stage playing “Where Light Divides the Holler\’\’ off of their newest EP, ‘A Tear in the Fabric of Life’. The band ended up performing A Tear in the Fabric of Life in its entirety throughout the night.  The band also played their most well known songs off A Different Shade of Blue, Laughing Tracks and Pop Culture. Halfway through lead vocalist Bryan Garris made sure to give Illinois a personal shoutout for being the first night to sell out for this tour.  The crowd was extremely riled up for the band, creating large circle pits and mosh pits as well as constant crowd surfing. The band went out with a bang, ending the night with “Permanent” from their newest EP. Overall, all four hardcore bands put on a great show that night leaving the crowd quite satisfied. You definitely do not want to miss this tour as it has just kicked off so be sure to check out if they’re coming to a city near you. Also feel free to check out our photo gallery included down below of the show. -Kayla Gray