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Festivals in Germany
Rocco del Schlacko, Püttlingen
For the the sixth time the rocco team worked day and night to organize this non-profit-event:
What started as a small festival planned by a handful of students became one of the biggest festivals in the Saarland! This year there were about 6000 people, all rockin’ the house like there was no tomorrow. But I guess there was!
It was the first festival this summer, so I was already pretty excited. I love the bangin’ athmosphere there! Dirty music, dirty ground, dirty people — everybody happy! I like it!
So, I woke up that morning with the sun shining and already a grin on my face. I grabbed my blanket and picked up my friends and on the road we were.
There is nothing better than sitting in the sun, drinking a cold panache and enjoying awesome music. Especially when prices are down low!
So here we go, welcome to rocco del schlacko:
Starting band was My own disaster a local band from Saarbrücken who play together since November 2002. Their sound mixes up hardcore, punk and grunge; I`m sure we will hear some more from them this summer!!!
With inviting Jupiter Jones (punk rock) and Easy Wedda, a ska-rock band, the schlacko crew gave other local bands the chance to perform in front of a huge crowd.
Mia?! Mia! Mia is one of Germans most wanted and overhyped pop bands. This band from Berlin has a really unique style, influenced by pop, german wave, folk, rock… and none of them. It’s more kinda like Berlin underground music singin’n swingin shoutin’ crazyness status situation of a kind… ya know, don’t ya? Gotta explore for yourself…
The daily news called it “a new way of youth development”. Whatever! Their songs are private, hurting, about love, life and peace, but also about everyday problems, like waking up and life still sucks. But even this really can’t tell you anything about Mia.
Mieze, the female singer (or should I say shoutress?) is as crazy, wild and loud as every girl should be. Hey, freak out grrrls!
Their new album “Stille Post” has just been released, so watch out for it.
Donots: I didn’t know what to expect from them, because I thought they might come off a little bit too mainstream, but hey, they are such a party-pop-punkrock band. The crowed just loved them and went wild. It was crazy, everybody (and when I say everybody I mean everybody) knew the lyrics by heart and danced and sang. Fortunately, the band played hit after hit ‘cause some of the band members from Strike Anywhere were still in the plane, I don’t even wanna know why they had missed their plane!!!
It wouldn’t make much sense to explain the style they’re playin’- just refer to my prior article. But damn, wasn’t I happy to see them again this year, they kick ass! Me was so lightened by ‘is dreads flyin’ high to the sky, Booyah!
Last band: The (International) Noise Conspiracy from Sweden. They have an incredible stage presence and played a lot of songs from their new album “armed love” (sixties punk‘n roll)
Though I have to admit that they are not one of my favourite bands, I really can back their belief “capitalism is organised crime”! But I had already a sunstroke at that time, so I just faded them off my sight. By the way, they’re tourin’ the US of A soon. Check the web for actual tour dates.
Merci to the organizers, I really had a great time and I’ll see you, and you next year!!!