Collective Concerts Presents
Stick To Your Guns, Candy, SeeYouSpaceCowboy
410 Sherbourne Street
Toronto, Ontario, M5X 1K2
Doors 6:00 PM
This event is all ages
the metallic hardcore punk movement thus far. Ably
combining the teeth-clenching hatred of a hardcore band with
the unmitigated technicality and ferocity of metal, Knocked
Loose have conceived state of the art hatred– a true melting
pot of ideas that combines pit-ready riffs, memorable
songwriting and deviously clandestine melody into a boiling-
over pot of vitriol.
, Knocked Loose, comprised of the
young Cole Crutchfield (rhythm guitar), Bryan Garris (vocals),
Isaac Hale (lead guitar), Kevin Otten (bass) and Kevin Kaine
(drums), have taken a huge leap, moving from upstart
hardcore-influenced favorites to bonafide key figures of the
genre. Their debut offering was a revelation, taking the world
by storm and establishing the band as a major force within
metal, hardcore and beyond. Following the well received
effort, Knocked Loose hit the road and hard. The band is quick
to single out turning point tours such as Warped Tour 2017, a
stellar showing at This is Hardcore 2018, headlining gigs over
Terror and Australia/Japan tours as crucial to
their growth, and while that may be partially true, the real
key component to their success lies beneath all of that– a
strong attention to excellent songwriting and a near-undying
Knocked Loose have doubly proven their ability to write a
cohesive and compelling record, and the band is looking
forward to proving themselves yet again at live gigs across
the globe, fan by fan. It’s this single-minded, borderline-
stubborn attitude to take the songs directly to the people that
has driven this band from the get-go.
Stick To Your Guns
We currently live in an age of angst and depression from a longterm economic recession that has seemed to affect everyone to some degree. However, fortunately there are those few individuals that always keep a positive outlook while trying to show the world that there are plenty of things they should be thankful for outside of the material goods they deem so important. STICK TO YOUR GUNS is more than a band, they have evolved into a movement that focuses on individual self expression, the desire to create a better life for yourself and an emphasis on the importance of family and treating others with respect.
Bursting at the seams with a vibrant energy and overall positivity comes this Orange County sensation, who provide a message of hope and that could serve as the soundtrack to the new hardcore/punk revolution. Visionary Jesse Barnett (vocals) was originally inspired to form a band that would provide him with a medium to project his view points and reflect his musical influences and he continues to do just that to this very day bringing a stable of accomplished musicians on board. STYG blends melody, heaviness, and sincerity into one solid sound that will cater to fans of Comeback Kid, Ignite and Rise Against.
After four full-length albums, a number of worldwide tours and legions of diehard followers the band has come full circle and in 2012 delivers the most important effort of their already stellar career. The much anticipated new album, Diamond, encompasses what STYG is all about and sees their songwriting develop and mature to ultimately craft their definitive release, which ultimately delivers a message of inspiration that anyone can relate to.
Barnett states: "The new album, Diamond, is an insight to the way we view the world through our eyes. All the good and all the bad. This is an amazing place we live in. There is so much mystery about our existence and it fascinates the hell out of us. The pain people go through, the good that people do and the gods that people are willing to kill and die for. It's all who we are as a whole and its important for us to understand this. What's inside of you is what is happening outside in the world. How we can look at everything thats going on around us and think that we are at a complete disconnect from it, is beyond me.
"We also try to live the words we speak. It's become more and more important to me as we have moved forward through this band's life, that we do the things we are saying. We try to give back any moment we can. This band has become more than just a band for me. I very much try to be the words that I write. I'm not a perfect. I am far from it, but what helps me more than anything is when a kid comes to me and says 'hey man my life was a wreck and I was in a downward spiral and this bands music has picked me up'. This is what helps me because I know what thats like and I have bands that have done the same things for me so to be that band for someone else is an honor.
"I feel like this band has progressed through its life like I have through mine. Every person on this earth is searching for things trying to find out who they are, where they belong and ways that they can express themselves. With the new album, not to sound to generic, we really took inventory of our music and for me at least I took inventory of my life, my flaws and mental vices. This is me trying to let it all go and find whats truly important to me and that is my friends, family and all of humanity. Society interests me in ways that I previously never knew. The things that people endure and the stuff people bounce back from and the ways we progress through science and technology amazes me. I love this world even though here are absolutely shitty things about it. I'm trying very hard to change my view and always trying to find ways to give back as much as possible."
In 2012, STICK TO YOUR GUNS gives to the world a diamond that shines bright and exudes a proclamation of hope and inspiration that could even impact the most cynical.
Five-piece metalcore band from San Diego, CA. Members of Rene Descartes, Vril, and Letters To Catalonia
$28 - $43
Advance tickets also available at Rotate This & Soundscapes