NEW WEBSITE - http://www.northempire.nl
As of today our new website is: http://www.northempire.nl You can still read ‘old’ news over here…
Interview: All Aboard (DE)
On October 16th we’ll have another punk show in Cafe Lokaal, Heemskerk. It’s been a while since we’ve had a punk night at that bar, so we thought we’d put on some amazing bands. Besides Elway (US) and Translated, All Aboard from Germany will fill our lives with some punk rock joy. We had a little chat with Marius on music, touring, partying, and all other important things...
North Empire Fest 1
First of all, we had a great time at the Joyce Manor / Apologies, I Have None show. What great bands! Thanks to all of you who came out to the show. It was great to see people from all over the country. Also, we will be organizing our first all dayer called North Empire Fest 1 (originality is not our strongest point) on Saturday November 17th at De Bakkerij, Castricum, NL. Expect something like 9...
Next show: September 29th
Joyce Manor (US) and Apologies, I Have None (UK) will take the stage this Saturday at Rockcafé Asgard. Doors are at 8pm and it’s free to get in. You certainly don’t want to miss out on this one!
New/next show: September 24th
On Monday 24th, next week, somewhere in Heiloo, NL we will be hosting a great show featuring some of our good friends. Punk rockers The Liberation Service and Soey from Austria alongside the white trash punk rock of Crack David. Starts at 20:00, bring a donation (we suggest 5eu). Want to come and attend? Send us an e-mail and we’ll tell you where this awesomeness is happening.
New show: January 22nd
Time to rock! Kepi Ghoulie Electric (US) and Sons Of Buddha (FR) will rock your worlds at Cafe Lokaal on January 22nd of next year.
New show: October 16th
We’re happy to announce Elway (US) and All Aboard (DE) will be over in October to show us how to party. Tuesday October 16th @ Cafe Lokaal, Heemskerk (20:00h, free in).
Next show: August 11th
Jort is celebrating his birthday in Cafe Lokaal, Heemskerk this Saturday. Of course there are some great bands playing:
OUT NOW: Say Cheese!
‘Punk is dead’ is a saying often heard. That’s not true, at least in Holland it is not. To prove the Dutch punk scene is vibrant and alive North Empire has released Say Cheese!. This compilation features 18 Dutch punk rock bands, each contributing one song. Varying from established to upcoming bands, every single one of them hardworking and delivering top quality songs. Making it obvious the...
Next show: July 14th
This Saturday Andrew Cream, Tes, and Frank Doesburg will be playing De Bakkerij, Castricum. 21:00h, €3. (Shankland had to cancel unfortunately)
New show: September 3rd
Monday September 3rd we will be welcoming VRGNS (US, members of Dead To Me) on this tour Sam will be joined by Jamie (The Arteries) on bass and Reza (The Cut Ups) on drums. Also playing will be acoustic super star Jeff Rowe (US). Support comes from Sweet Empire. Location will be somewhere in Heiloo, exact address tba.
New show: September 29th
We’re proud to announce Joyce Manor (US) and Apologies I Have None (UK) will be playing Rockcafé Asgard on Saturday September 29th. This is certainly going to be great.
Versus The World (Donald) playing the Groezrock Acoustic Punk Meeting II.
Xenon Razis playing outside in the rain on Groezrock Acoustic Punk Meeting II.
Groezrock Acoustic Punk Meeting II: some pics
Here are some pictures of the Groezrock Acoustic Punk Meeting II last April 27th at the BBQ area on the campsite. Have a look! (If you have any you’d like to share: email@example.com) Donald of Versus The World playing some tunes. James Hull (Leagues Apart) entertaining the crowd. Outside the tent. People really enjoyed James Hull. Before we took over the tent.
Recordings of Groezrock Acoustic Punk Meeting II
Ian of Acoustix ‘n Stones made some recordings of some of the people who played the Groezrock Acoustic Punk Meeting II. Recordings include Communicaution, Oliver John Ward, Rob Lynch, Slowyear, Sweet Empire, and Versus The World. Have a listen here. If you have any material (photos/videos) of the event please send ‘m over to firstname.lastname@example.org We’ll post a selection of the...
Next show: May 11th
This is the next show… We really can’t wait, this is certainly going to be a very good one. Friday May 11th: Crazy Arm (UK) + The 20 Belows (DK) + Against All Odds (NL) @ Rockcafé Asgard, Beverwijk (20:00h, free entry)
That was Groezrock...
Hope that the people who were there have enjoyed themselves at the Groezrock Acoustic Punk Meeting II just as much as we did, and at the rest of the festival of course. We really had a blast! Thanks for coming down to the BBQ area and making this happen. We’ll definitely be doing this again next year. If you have any pictures or videos please do share them with us:...
It's Groezrock time!
We’ll be heading down to Groezrock tomorrow to see some of our favorite bands. But first the Groezrock Acoustic Punk Meeting II will be happening tomorrow (22:00h, BBQ area at campsite, facebook event). After a successful edition last year, it’s time for edtion 2 of the Groezrock Acoustic Punk Meeting. We’ve got a guitar and this is happening: Versus The World (US)...
New show: June 2nd
We’re proud to announce Ants! and Jack Holmes from Austria will be playing Crackers, Haarlem on June 2nd. Dutch support from Translated and Sweet Empire. Check out the flyer/poster. P.S. Don’t forget to come over to De Groote Weiver, Wormerveer today for a great show with Spraynard (US), Caves (UK), Trails (UK), Translated, and Crack David. oi!
Next show(s): April 22nd & 24th
Two of the (probably) most fun shows ever are coming up real soon. You definitely can’t miss out on these:
Interview: Trails (UK)
The next N.E. show on April 22nd 2012 will feature Trails, amongst others. Trails are a UK band who have managed to create a unique sound, blending punk, pop, indie, and everything a normal person should like. They combine this all with a fresh sort of mental illness. We had the honor to ask them a few things. Could you please introduce yourselves? Trails consists of 4 derranged mentalists on a...
New show / additions
Local heroes Against All Odds will be playing the already awesome show, but now even more awesome, on May 11th in Rockcafé Asgard, Beverwijk, NL (20:00h, free) with Crazy Arm (UK) and The 20 Belows (DK). This makes the line up complete. Can we say ‘show of the year’? This might be it! Besides that we can confirm that acoustic wonder Jeff Rowe (US) will be playing somewhere cool in our...
Next show(s): March 31st / April 3rd
Coming Saturday, March 31st, PJ Bond (US) and Mark McCabe (UK) will play their lovely acoustic sets in the back room at Cafe Lokaal, Heemskerk, NL (20:00h, free). A few days later, Tuesday April 3rd, we’ve got a huge line up ready to play Cafe Lokaal as well (20:00h, free). That night Bangers (UK), The Revenge Of The Psychotronic Man (UK), The Respirators (DK), and Sam Russo (UK) will...
The 20 Belows added to May 11th show
We’re pleased to announce Danish punk rockers The 20 Belows will be playing Rock Café Asgard, Beverwijk on May 11th alongside Crazy Arm (UK). This is surely going to be a night to remember.
Next show: March 17th (& 18th)
The next North Empire show is coming Saturday at Rockcafé Asgard, Beverwijk, NL (20:00h, free entry). This time we will be partying to French acts Wank For Peace and One Thousand Directions as well as local heroes De Aanslag. (for links to the bands, check the ‘shows’ section) Also, on Sunday March 18th there will be a ‘secret’ show with The Heat Tape (US) and Sweet...
New show: May 11th
We’re proud to announce the mighty Crazy Arm (UK) will be playing Rockcafé Asgard, Beverwijk, NL on Friday May 11th (20:00h, free). More bands tba. We’re stoked!
Interview: Wank For Peace (FR)
It’s time for another interview! This time it’s Wank For Peace from France. These guys do quite some touring so if you don’t know them yet, you should definitely check them out. Go on and read about their name choice, Horsebites, etc. Could you please introduce yourselves? So we are Wank For Peace, from Angers, France. We’ve been a band since 2008. Laurent plays...
De Aanslag added to the show on March 17th
Besides the French bands Wank For Peace and One Thousand Directions we have Haarlem’s finest De Aanslag playing on Saturday March 17th at Rockcafé Asgard, Beverwijk (20:00h, free).
New show: July 14th
Like we have nothing better to do, time for a new show: Andrew Cream (UK) and Shankland (UK) will be playing at De Bakkerij, Castricum on Saturday July 14th 2012. Can we get a ‘hell yeah’!?
New show: March 31st
On Saturday March 31st we will be welcoming back the great and lovely PJ Bond (US) and Mark McCabe (UK). 20:00h @ Cafe Lokaal, Heemskerk. You can get in for free, yes!
New show: May 26th
On Saturday May 26th Social Distrust (DE) and Sweet Empire will play Rockcafé Asgard, Beverwijk, NL. Come see this punk rocking lot, starts at 8pm. Of course it’s free to get in.
Flyers April 3rd and 22nd
Some new flyers for some of the upcoming shows. Thanks to Ricky D for making these great ones.
We’ve got a really nice address for this website now. Next time you check this just type in http://www.northempire.nl and you’re there. Great stuff.
Line up update: Groezrock Acoustic Punk Meeting II
Friday April 27th - 22:00h @ BBQ area at the campsite of Groezrock. Line up so far: Versus The World (US) - http://www.facebook.com/vstheworldmusic Leagues Apart (UK) - http://leaguesapart.bandcamp.com/ Sweet Empire (NL) - http://sweetempire.bandcamp.com/ Ducking Punches (UK) - http://duckingpunches.bandcamp.com/ PJ Bond (US) - http://pjbondmusic.bandcamp.com/ Mark McCabe (UK)...
New show: April 22nd
Yeah! It’s time to announce a new show, and this is going to be damn good. Matinee on Sunday April 22nd - 15:00h - 5 euros in @ De Groote Weiver, Wormerveer, NL. With: Spraynard (US), Caves (UK), Trails (UK), Translated, and Crack David
Made it onto the Groezrock website
Looks like our little initiative of the Acoustic Punk Meeting is going to get quite some attention and people attending/playing, as it has been posted as a news feature, and on the events page, of the official Groezrock website. People who want to play can still send us an e-mail to: email@example.com Keep checking the Facebook event for updates on everything.
Groezrock Acoustic Punk Meeting II
Last year we organized an acoustic show at the Groezrock campsite. The organization of the festival stole our idea and set up an actual acoustic stage but we won’t let them drag us down so we’re going to have edition II this year! This is mainly organized and promoted via Facebook, so please check it all here. We can say it will be on the Friday night (the night before the festival...
New show: March 17th
On Saturday March 17th the French bands Wank For Peace and One Thousand Directions will rock your socks off at Rockcafe Asgard, Beverwijk. Check out the show section for more info.
Next show: January 25th
The next North Empire hosted show is coming up this Wednesday January 25th. We hope to see you all at Cafe Asgard, Beverwijk (20:00h, free).
New show: April 24th 2012 (and additional bands...
We’ve got a new show. April 24th we’ll be welcoming back the lovely fellows in Leagues Apart (UK) and Dear Hearts (BE). Also, Facepalm (NL) is now playing this instead of the 3rd. And for our show on April 3rd we have added Bangers (UK) and Sam Russo (UK) along with the already confirmed The Revenge Of The Psychotronic Man (UK), The Respirators (DK).
Interview: As We Sink! (UK)
Our first show of 2012 is coming up. It will be an all UK band night. One of those bands is As We Sink! This three piece play fast, nice, sing a long punk rock. Joe took some time to answer some questions. Could you please introduce yourself? I’m Joe and I play the drums, Sam is our Guitarist and vocalist and Chris is the bassist. We play punk rock music in As We Sink. Where are you from, what...
New show: April 3rd 2012
It has been a while since we announced a new show, but finally here is one again: April 3rd 2012 - Cafe Lokaal, Heemskerk, NL - 20:00h (free entrance) The Revenge Of The Psychotronic Man (UK) The Respirators (DK) Facepalm (NL) also see: http://www.cafe-lokaal.nl
Next show: November 30th
Coming Wednesday: The Slowdeath (US) + The Arteries (UK) + Mikey Erg (US) @ Cafe Asgard, Beverwijk, NL. (20:00h, free). See you there!
Interview: Tim Vantol (NL)
He just came back from a tour trough Russia, he’ll probably be on another tour when this gets posted online. Fortunately Tim had some time to answer some questions. Read and find out what Tim has to say on touring, Antillectual, Eminor7, and more. First of all, could you please introduce yourself? Who are you, where are you from, where are you going? Well, I’m just a simple guy from...
New shows: November / January
We’re proud to announce two new shows: Firts is a house show with PJ Bond (US) and Greg Laraigne (CH) in Beverwijk, NL on Thursday November 17th. If you’d like to attend, please send us an e-mail! Second is an all UK line up, the first ever for us. With: Fights & Fires, As We Sink, The Shuffle, and Truro. This is going to happen on Wednesday January 25th 2012 at Cafe Asgard,...
Next show: October 12th
You should come. Cafe Asgard is located at Nieuwstraat 9, Beverwijk. (about 5 min. walk from the train station)
New addition: Windmill - Oct 12th
Windmill will now also be playing to show at Asgard on October 12th w/ Six Foot Revolver (FR), 18 Miles (NL). Party assured!
Next show: Tomorrow
Tomorrow is Translated’s EP release at Cafe Lokaal, Heemskerk! Together with Austrian punks Soey, who also have a new album just released. Come down and hang out to some terrific punk rock tunes. Starts at 20:00h, entrance is free.