Knuckle Puck’s first headlining tour rolled into Philadelphia on November 15 at the Theatre Of Living Arts on South Street to a packed crowd. The whole show was nonstop energy, starting with local rockers Grayscale. Head North took the stage shortly after them and had everyone totally entranced with their deep lyrics and heavy riffs that made it impossible not to want to move around.
Following them was Sorority Noise. They were nothing but pure energy, and after the singer took a quick minute to basically say music saved his life and fight inner demons from years past they had the crowd singing and crowd surfing all over the floor.
Next was Seaway a pop-punk band from Canada that is one of the many new bands keeping pop-punk music moving forward at full speed and sounding better than ever. With upbeat songs and catchy lyrics plus a ton of energy, you really can’t pass up watching these guys if you get a chance.
Knuckle Puck ended the show with everyone singing the words to every song at the top of their lungs and a sea of nonstop crowd surfing on the floor—the same response a lot of legendary pop-punk bands like New Found Glory, the Starting Line and many others got in their prime. The TLA might just be a stepping stone for these guys in Philly. Next time they’re in town, I wouldn’t be surprised if they’re playing one of the bigger venues for sure. Either way, if you see them or any of these bands coming to a town near you be sure to check them out.