There are a lot of act still to see in De Oosterpoort and the schedule is tight. So a quick bite to eat and then back into action at PlatoPlanet
On the Main Stage the Wooden Saints are about to start a fantastic set Really enjoyed this. Beautifully crafted songs, great vocals and simply very good musicians. One to check out for a regular gig soon.
However so far I haven’t seen any bands that full out rocked. So the Vox Von Braun band in the Foyer was a welcome switch. I remembered seeing them some time ago opening for Lou Barlow. Good to see they’re still at it.
Probably the best known new act for most visitors at this festival was Bombay Show Pig, a duo that joined forces on the conservatory through an assignment to form a band. Signed to the Kytopia-label their fame is rising quickly and with good reason. A great set with alt. indie popsongs and including a great deal of instruments on the songs considering they play as a duo.
Not knowing what to expect I was absolutely blown away by the hard rocking set by John Coffey (yes, they took the named from the Green Mile). It was mayhem, volume two notches over the maximum, high on energy this was fantastic. Superb band!
The last act I saw, I saw a bit in a hurry as I had to make off to another gig. So I only saw a very little bit of Joggo & The Revolution Warriors, a reggae band formed around Jurgen Seedorf. After John Coffey my mind wasn’t really set on Reggae so it didn’t really sink in very well and seeing as I was on a clock I wasn’t able to give them much of a change too.
Still, a fantastic event. There’s a lot of new bands out there and this is a great opportunity to see a few of them in short sets. I hope to see a lot of them in full gigs sooner or later.