Knuckle Puck – The Epic Problem – Tampa, FL – 11/7/15
If you’re a fan of pop-punk and have never seen or heard of Knuckle Puck, you are definitely missing out on some great music and even better performances. I saw Knuckle Puck for the first time at Warped Tour on the Kevin Says stage earlier this summer and they were definitely one of my favorite performances of the day. Whether it’s a small venue in your local city, or in a popular amphitheatre for Warped Tour, these Chicago natives sure know how to interact and engage with their fans in a personal and memorable way.
Knuckle Puck’s Fall 2015 North American Tour is their first headlining tour and with supporting pop-punk acts like Seaway, Sorority Noise, and Head North, I knew right away this was a show I could not miss when it hit my city. I was a little skeptical when I found out they were playing in one of the smallest venues in Tampa, but in the end, nothing beats a security-lacking and incredibly sweaty punk show due to its personal and intimate atmosphere.
Knuckle Puck played a variety of songs from most of their albums, including my personal favorite from their split EP with Neck Deep, “Gold Rush.” They played various songs from their new album, Copacetic, and other crowd favorites such as “But Why Would You Care?,” “Your Back Porch,” “Oak Street,” and ended the night with the highly anticipated “Untitled.”
I can only imagine the success Knuckle Puck has in store for them in years to come. Check out their new album, Copacetic, in stores now. And make sure to catch them in a city near you during the rest of first headlining tour! Dates below!
Nov 15 – The Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
Nov 17 – Game Changer World – Freehold, NJ
Nov 18 – The Royale – Boston, MA
Nov 19 – The Waiting Room – Buffalo, NY
Nov 20 – The Altar Room – Pittsburgh, PA
Nov 21 – Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
Nov 22 – Double Door – Chicago, IL
Dec 16 – The Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI
Dec 17 – Woodlands Tavern – Columbus, OH
Dec 18 – The Space – Hamden, CT
Photos and words by Ana Massard