Each generation has their "gateway" hardcore bands — the bands they saw or heard in their formative years that instantly became the catalyst for a lifelong musical obsession. While just about every hardcore dude pushing 40 will point to bands like Snapcase, Hatebreed, and Earth Crisis as their musical patron saints, it's a young beatdown quintet from Kentucky that seems to be carrying the torch for the 24-and-younger crowd: Knocked Loose. In relatively short order, the band has ascended the hardcore ranks to hold unquestionable dominance over just about everyone with a freshly acquired learner's permit and a chip on their shoulder, and now they're headlining over hardcore legends Terror on a full US tour. The times they are a'changin'.
Knocked Loose will play with Terror, Jesus Piece, I Disappear, and Year of the Knife on Thursday, March 29, at The California Brew Haus, 402 West Ridge Road. 6 p.m. $15-$20. facebook.com/thecaliforniabrewhaus; facebook.com/knockedloose.