Label: Only For The Open Minded Records - 04OM-006 • Format: CDr Album • Country: US • Genre: Electronic, Rock • Style: Lo-Fi, Indie Rock
Ticket links and other info can be found below. Stereotypes are such a crass and ugly thing. The stereotypical view of Belgium and its people is one of being reserved and downright boring. How better to dispel that myth that with some high-velocity anarcho-Punk? Enter Cocaine Piss. Taking place December 10th and 11th; final performers, a creator-based comic book fair, and a Pole-Dancing Contest with Drone Plane experts have all been added to complete the lineup.
Ready to watch some more of our favorite bands and discover another handful of new ones, we once again throw ourselves into the lively heart of the city of Tilburg. Lumerians, photo by Susanne A. Lumerians opens our Friday night in one of the smaller rooms of the immense theatre of Tilburg. Grave Pleasures, photo by Susanne A. One big bonus point that comes with having a festival bang in city center is the abundance of good food.
On our way to Hall of Fame to see Grave Pleasureswe find out that, what previously had Cult Of The Underground - DiE ROCKERS DiE - Live The Cocaine (live) an abandoned industrial park crossed by rusty old train tracks, suddenly houses an atmospherically lit and freely accessible food truck festival. Dinner this weekend: sorted. When we manage to tear Hole In The Bucket - Ras Midas - Fire Up away from the smell of freshly ground coffee and char-grilled hamburgers, Grave Pleasures, risen from the ashes of Beastmilkgive us a theatrical and captivating performance.
Their sound is edgier than before but still has that recognizable apocalyptic feel to it. For a complete change of sound, we head off to Little Devil, where Belgian Cult Of The Underground - DiE ROCKERS DiE - Live The Cocaine (live) shows us the fun side of punk with songs about punk granddads and a man who only drinks Jupiler beer.
Converge, photo by Susanne A. In a relentlessly loud performance, the hardcore punk legends live up to their name and put down one of the best shows of the week. A few hundred people are stage-diving and dancing in the pit as if their punk credentials depend on it. Frontman Jacob Bannon radiates De Los Dos - Fernando* Y Elena* - De Los Dos contagious energy as he belts out hit after hit.
Sweaty and exhausted, we call it a night. Saturday brings about a problem of an entirely different caliber. With so many different venues with each their own selection of beers on tap, we have a bit of a heavy head on our way to the first name on our list.
However, the wooden beams, high ceilings and stained glass windows in Dudok, create a beautiful contrast to the industrial noises and ghostly sounds of the band. They put on a captivating show that calms our heads and prepares us well for the rest of the night. Frontwoman Katie Alice Greer has an incredible stage presence. She parades on stage, screaming, singing and roaring in a skintight, giraffe-patterned suit and manages to give the audience a permanent death stare that would make Courtney Love green with envy.
Priests gives us precisely what we go to Incubate for: seeing a relatively unknown act for the first time, who absolutely blows the patches off our jackets. Black Heart Rebellion, photo by Susanne A. Melodic post-rockers The Black Heart Rebellion whip us up into a Seventies progressive rock infused dream as they close the night in a ram packed Little Devil.
With the imprint of the happy, sweaty faces of the crowd still in the back of our minds, we dash back to Midi to catch the second half of Wire, who have called upon about twenty guitarists from other bands at the festival to join them on stage. What a way to end a festival! The next day we hear that Neneh Cherrywho closed the festival in the Plastic - Deftones - The Ultimate Demo Collection on Sunday, was apparently part of that Cult Of The Underground - DiE ROCKERS DiE - Live The Cocaine (live) line and had a great time at Never Had A Choice - Freedom (36) - Never Had A Choice after party.
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