It’s winter! ‘Tis the season to be jolly… And cold. Well, it would be if it weren’t for global warming. Remember that band though? Cold? That horrible “alternative” band that wrote the song “Stupid Girl” with Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo? Don’t worry… they won’t be playing at Groezrock. Seriously, what drugs are you on? Cold World (Official) however has been added to the line-up. These guys know how the gods chill. And they’ll tell you all about it while you throw it down in the pit.
If you’re not into that, or if you get hurt in the pit and secretly need to shed a tear or two, you can do so with nineties emo legends Mineral. The Early November will also be joining us in May. Boy, do they live up to their band name there, huh? Get it? November in May? Early?
Tumbleweeds… Crickets chirping…
Oh sorry, you are still here waiting for more names?
We were busy fantasizing about the shenanigans Jack Black might pull if he’d come along with OFF! , for whom he just did a music video for their killer tune "Over Our Heads"... A couple of other funny dudes are in a band called Counterpunch. They are just as fond of the word “shenanigans” as we are, and they also happen to play really kickass punk rock tunes.
By the way, have you heard about this new band called Beach Slang ? We went to see them live earlier this year and fell in love with them instantly. So check out their EP’s, because they will be playing Groezrock next year. As is The Hotelier, who released some really good songs back in February.
Two bands that have new albums coming out early next year are hardcore punk stalwarts Good Riddance and the folk punkers of The Real McKenzies. We can’t wait to see if they’ll play any of their new tunes for us at Groezrock.
Now, for your safety, please take notice of the following warning: while at the festival site, keep a close eye on your wallet. It's better to be safe than sorry, especially with the guys from MASKED INTRUDER around. If something does get stolen, please report it to Officer Bradford. Because, you know, if you fight the law, the law beats the sh*t outta you. Unless you’re a girl. He likes girls. And girls like his, ehm, long arm of the law. Wink, wink, nudge nudge.
If you are in a band yourself and think you can handle playing at Groezrock, don’t forget to sign up now at http://www.macbeth.eu/groezrock !
Last but not least, make sure to check in on December 26th for another totally gnarly announcement. It’s something we could’ve leaked earlier, but you will have to wait. Just take note that Christmas Eve will be a very unholy affair this year!
THROWDOWN, OFF!, GOOD RIDDANCE, MASKED INTRUDER, THE REAL MCKENZIES, COLD WORLD, CEREMONY, NO TURNING BACK, THE HOTELIER, BEACH SLANG, THE EARLY NOVEMBER, MINERAL, COUNTERPUNCH....
That’s it for now. Happy punk rock holidays everyone!