Just a few hours before he and his band hit the stage, Joel Crouse sat down with Brett Alan to talk about his birthday, the #TOC2014 lineup and more.

Crouse promises fans a loud, high-energy show -- definitely more "in your face" than his performance at the 2013 WYRK EnergyMark Fall Acoustic Show at UB Center for the Arts.

Did we mention that, at midnight, he'll turn 22 right here in Buffalo? Brett suggests that maybe there will be some surprises for the birthday boy at the show, which seemed to scare him a bit.

"I'm not a big fan of surprises!"

Contributed by Katherine Trautwein