The News Can Wait

The Wake of Man

Knockout Kid

Formed in 2010, Chicago’s own KNOCKOUT KID is pop punk with an edge. Call them the genre’s answer to “easycore,” but instead of generic breakdowns and been-done gang vocals, KNOCKOUT KID relies on metalcore-inspired riffs and choruses catchy enough to keep you up at night. Since their inception three years ago, the band has signed a distribution deal with THC Music / InGrooves Fontana, shared the U.S. Cellular Stage at Milwaukee’s Summerfest with Anberlin, and has officially released two EP’s. The first, 2011’s “Your Name All Over It,” was the only release to feature old singer Evan Franklin. The summer of 2012 saw the band bring ex-A Face for Radio vocalist Wade Hunt into the mix – with extremely cohesive results. KNOCKOUT KID’s second EP, 2013’s “The Callback,” showcases the band’s newfound grit and increased their foothold in the Chicago pop punk scene. That foothold is spreading rapidly; KNOCKOUT KID toured the entire nation immediately after Hunt’s arrival and has no plans to slow down anytime soon. Now with fans in every state, KNOCKOUT KID is gearing up for a record release tour in April of their debut full length, “It Comes With The Job Description,” which was released digitally 3/26/13.

And We Called Him Torpedo

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The News Can Wait & The Wake of Man with Knockout Kid, The Evening Crowd, And We Called Him Torpedo

Thursday, May 16 · 6:30 PM at Sons of Hermann Hall