This saturday two bands are performing at the music venue GROUNDS in Rotterdam. The two bands, Rubatong and Knalpot, are playing a show there it’s 12 euro’s and for CJP/Rotterdam holders it’s 10 euro’s. As you may know, the band Knalpot played at the Incubate Festival(then known as ZXZW festival) in 2009. The shows are starting at 20:30, so be there!
Members of Rubatong are from different musical directions. Guitarist René van Barneveld toured the globe with rock- and rapformation Urban Dance Squad. Bassist and improv Luc Ex played in the legendary punkband The Ex and Tatiana Koleva is a classical percussion artist. A mix of different styles makes them a divers band.
As we already said Knalpot performed at the ZXZW Festival in 2009, they also performed at Lowlands, Le Guess Who and Noorderslag. In april their EP ‘Sauce’ came out, and was received very well national and international. Knalpot was chosen as ‘Hollands Nieuwe’ by 3voor12 en they wrote: ‘Knalpot built monsters. De numbers are constructions, it’s like there are five musicians in the band’. The distorted and manipulated guitar sounds are being varieted with clean and sometimes manical percussion from this duo.