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From the Pit: Kill the Clock 2018 US Tour Kickoff Show

Read about local Buffalo band, Kill the Clock's North American Tour Kickoff Show at the Mohawk Place in Buffalo, New York with Lost Connections, Second Suitor, Previous Love, and Eternal Boy.

John Vaughan, Kill the Clock

Nothing describes local Buffalo, New York band, Kill the Clock, better than their unofficial catchphrase “Guys Being Dudes”. That is truly what they are, guys being dudes doing what they love most. This show was nothing but a good time from the moment the first band walked on stage. Lost Connections (Buffalo, NY) was the first band to kick start the evening; however, don’t let their age fool you because they are surely a force to be reckoned with. Between their unbelievable stage presence and passionate music, you never wanted to look away. Next up was Second Suitor (Binghamton, NY), the new project for Tyler Reed of Lila Ignite. Here the crowd got a taste for some true DIY musicianship with songs off of Second Suitors debut album “The Sky is Falling Down” where Reed performs every instrument. Being only a hop, skip, and a jump away in Binghamton, NY, this band kept the hometown vibes coming strong. The third band, Previous Love, brought a unique indie rock vibe to the show. With their seamless transitions, catchy riffs, and all around groovy feel this “bummer punk” band brought the audience some slower tunes to keep the good vibes rolling. The next band picked the night back up with catchy Blink-182 inspired tunes. Eternal Boy, coming all the way from Pittsburg, PA added a truly pop-punk sound to the show. Even the headlining band, Kill the Clock, acknowledged the energetic and killer sound that Eternal Boy showcased during their set. I was even lucky enough to be able to chat with these guys after the show, and I still have nothing but great things to say about them.

Dan McCormick, Kill the Clock

Finally, last, but certainly not least, Kill the Clock took the stage. This show served as the kick off date for their 2018 North American tour which includes a few dates in Canada. I was able to get a few words with front-man Dan McCormick about the tour and the show itself. Dan told me how this tour is going to take them farther into the U.S than they have ever toured before, and while obviously some shows are always better than others, they are excited for what the next couple of weeks will bring. He also shared how their hometown shows are always a band favorite, between seeing family, friends, and having a full venue there is not much to dislike. By the time KTC took the stage, the Buffalo venue, Mohawk Place, was almost as packed as when Have Mercy played there a few weeks before. The energetic crowd full of family, friends, and fans had their eyes trained on the main act of the evening. Kill the Clock definitely did not to disappoint. From playing old songs to new songs, they had something for all of their fans to enjoy. In addition to playing their already released songs, they also played the live premier of their new song “Worry” that they recently dropped on July 27th along with a killer music video. They ended their set with “Ode To Cheating Death” off their recent EP “Southgate” and for the Buffalo natives, during my conversation with Dan, I was able to confirm that “Southgate” was named after the Southgate Plaza located in West Seneca. This was a burning question of mine, so I was very pleased to finally have an answer. However, after their last song, KTC was sure to not leave the “one more song” chants unanswered, they played a very energetic cover of Limp Bizkit’s “Break Stuff” that the crowd happily accepted. After the encore, the crowd and I, left fully satisfied, while Kill the Clock continued…being dudes…

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