Rawked the house down

Give me a T! Give me an F! Give me a K! What’s that spell? TFK! Thousand Foot Krutch (TFK) is a Canadian Christian rock band from Peterborough, Ontario. Formed in 1997, they performed at the Mill City Nights on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. Everyone was rocking to the music.

TFK released over nine albums, where over half a million albums were sold worldwide as of Oct. 26, 2007. Trevor “Teerawk” McNevan, lead vocalist, Steve Augustine, drummer, Andrew Welch, guitarist during tours, and Joel Breyers, bassist and backing vocals, unite to form TFK. Their new album, “Oxygen: Inhale,” introduces a new side to the band that captivates fans more than before.

“We wanted to make a raw rock record. We decided to strip away all the background sounds and popular over-production, so that what you hear are just the instruments and the voice,” McNevan said in an interview conducted by Hoganson Media Relations.

They succeeded in achieving their goal during their phenomenal performance. The night began with an opening band from Wisconsin called The Lately. The sound of the drums masked the singing, but the crowd cheered anyways. Their songs talked about life and survival, and were a small dose of the real cure that seeped through the crowd once TFK stepped on stage.

“I finally got the chance to see my favorite band live in concert, and even talk with them, and take a picture with them. It was like a dream come true. The concert itself was amazing and the music was good! They Rawked,” says John Awad, a TFK fan attending the concert.

The small and intimate house was packed close to 100 people, and spectators were so in sync with the band that the crowd was singing lyrics at times. TFK played eight songs from their new album “Oxygen: Inhale”. After their performance, merchandize, such as the new CD and t-shirts, was sold . Everyone was getting their picture taken with them, and TFK signed anything and everything that was handed to them. The spectacle was stellar and the stage effects were so captivating and jaw-dropping awesome that the skeleton microphones seemed tame in comparison to other rock band accessories, like divas with rhinestone microphones and lead guitarists with killer guitars.

The Mill City Nights concert proved itself to be phenomenal in terms of hosting a live band. The security, crew and employees were very hospitable towards the crowd. The security outside were considerate when I forgot my ID, and they even cracked a joke so that I wouldn’t feel bad that I forgot it, as it was my first concert in the United States.  Thursday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. is KDWB’s Saints and Sinners Halloween Party, hosted by the Dave Ryan Morning Show, featuring Cobra Starship. Tune in at 101.3 KDWB to hear more about the Saints and Sinners party, or visit Mill City Night’s website at www.millcitynights.com for information on all of their upcoming events.

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