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1215 South Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, Nevada, 89104
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Formed in the summer of 2004 by Jared Palazzolo and Anthony Marquez, Knock-Out rose from two passions: a love for Music and a love for the vibrant Southern California music scene that has served as a foster family for so many. Hailing from Riverside, California. A well-known
breeding ground for such acts like; Voodoo Glow Skulls, The Skeletones, Alien Ant Farm, and the Bellrays. They remain true to the sounds that inspired them as they grew up, blending Punk, Ska, Reggae, and dub-style Hip-Hop into a potent brew that shatters barriers at the same time it unites crowds. The lineup was complete in November of 2006 with the addition of Hoss Scholz on drums, and the trio embarked on an aggressive touring schedule to support their first self-released album, Let Go.
This self-released album was recorded and produced by Voodoo Glow Skulls’ guitarist, Eddie Casillas. And a new relationship was developed between Casillas and Knock-Out. Soon after, the band was introduced to Casillas’ band, The Voodoo Glow Skulls, who also took a liking to
Knock-Out’s “catchy” sound. The Voodoo Glow Skulls automatically stepped in and helped Knock-Out with numerous support tours opening for them. The band has since then, been touring non-stop since early 2007, building themselves a foundation of loyal fans everywhere
they go. Simply, “Knocking People Out!” with their stage presence and sound. A couple of years later, the band managed to sell 4,000 copies of their debut release just from their live performances.
Teaming up in 2008 with the legendary front man Frank “Voodoo” Casillas from the Voodoo Glow Skulls on his debut label, California Street Music, they quickly set out to record Another Wasted Night, the highly anticipated follow up to Let Go. With Eddie Casillas once again,
producing and recording. After the release of Another Wasted Night, Knock-Out headed back out on the road to support it. This time out included Knock-Out’s first trip overseas to the UK which has now become a main touring stop every year for the band due to a steady growth of their European fan base. Along with all of the touring came the departure of bassist Anthony Marquez who was replaced by Logan Barton in the Fall of 2009. In addition the band felt it was time to step up their game a notch and add Lead Guitarist Danny Soto into the band the following year. After these two key additions, the band was finally perfected and complete.
In the Fall of 2009, Jared Palazzolo met Joe Escalante, (Vandals/ Kung Fu Records), in Japan while Palazzolo was working a festival for Voodoo Glow Skulls. Shortly after the random meeting, Kung Fu Records digitally released both Let Go and Another Wasted Night. For the
first time both releases by the band were available worldwide for anyone to enjoy. From the Fall of 2009 to the end of 2010, Knock-Out supported the Re Release of the Albums on the road including a tour with the Vandals, a UK tour supporting Manchester’s finest Sonic Boom Six, their first Warped Tour dates, and 2 US Headlining Tours.
The band is currently writing and planning for the upcoming 3rd release. As of now it is up in the air as far as who will release the record but the band is focused on writing what they believe are the best songs they have to date.
Now having toured and played with most of the Idols they grew up listening to, which now
include; RANCID, FISHBONE, THE VANDALS, VOODOO GLOW SKULLS, THE
MIGHTY MIGHTY BOSSTONES, UNWRITTEN LAW, X, STIFF LITTLE FINGERS, BIG B, THE DIRTY HEADS, GUTTERMOUTH, LEFTOVER CRACK, THE EXPENDABLES, BIG D & THE KIDS TABLE, AUTHORITY ZERO, THE AGGROLITES, HEPCAT and MUSTARD PLUG to name a few. They aren’t just living the dream; they are bringing it to your town.