News

Time to catch up with y’all

Howdee friends! Hope you all are doing well. BBR sure is, too! We REALLY have to catch up with you guys, been a long time since we added some news on our website. That doesn’t mean we’re scratching our balls. Here’s some news and there soon will be more.   Recording process First off, we’re having one…

Some weeks booked @ Studio Barbarossa

Great news: Black Bottle Riot will hit the studio this December and January!   After a year and a half of playing gigs, jamming in our rehearsal barn and perfecting our sound and songs we’re ready to record our debut album. This means that we won’t be onstage ’till the end of January 2010 (Oudewater…

3voor12: “These guys get better and better”

Summer 2009 We hope you’re all enjoying a good summer. Black Bottle Riot certainly has a creative summer! We’re working on a lot of new stuff: waking up with some kick-ass riffs, arranging songs and writing some lowdown lyrics. Slowly – yes, slowly – BBR is working towards a debut album. Early September we’ll be…

Double Trouble from the Road

Black Bottle Riot had two great nights in a row. Friday’s Nijmegen Rock City (NRC) Launch Party with our friends of Barbarella and Navarone was an absolutely rockin’ blast! Merleyn was packed on this SOLD OUT nite. Yeah baby! NRC is on the map. Here’s Friday’s 3voor12 review.   Saturday’s Party was Killer. Black Bottle…

BBR joins Popronde this year

Black Bottle Riot is one of the 100 selected bands for Popronde 2009. For those who are not familiar with Popronde: this is not just another festival. Popronde is a travelling music festival, in which 100 bands and artists will take over 23 Dutch cities. Each city has its’ own date, each city has its’…

Sharp Dressed Men & more news

New shirts We have a new T-Shirt design. it’s made by designer Wytse Sterk. Shirts are available in two colors. Orange on brown and yellow on black. For the ladies we have a stylish lightblue shirt with white print. Shirts are already selling like crazy, so be quick. For 10 Euro’s (ex postage) you’re all…

News from the road

Wooooow… Thanx to all the folks who showed up @ Plein 79, Den Bosch, last Sunday! It was one hell of a rockin’ matinee: lotsa amps, lotsa decibels, lotsa good times. It’s always a pleasure to pay a visit to Plein 79, especially when the place is filled with rockin’ folks like yesterday. We played…

Studioreport: new tracks comin’ up

Howdee friends! Last week Black Bottle Riot recorded two originals at the Trailer Trash Studios. They’re called In The Balance and Exit Spoiler. Here’s a short studioreport on the three days we spent in the Trailer Trash Hole – shaping sounds, placing mics, having a good time, puttin’ up a fight, smokin’ some, drinkin’ some,…

First gig with Pieter was CRUSHIN’

Howdee music lovers! Last weekend we had our first gig with Pieter on drums. It was a cool Sunday Matinee @ De Zaak, Lichtenvoorde, organised by our friend Wout from The Bloody Honkies.   Birth of Joy kicked it off ’round 1700h and they did a damn fine job! Some good MC5 meets Blue Cheer…

Pieter owns the fucking place

New Black Bottle Riot drummer Pieter Hendriks definitely wins the Award for Coolest First News Item. View these pics of his brand new drumsticks! No explanation needed.   So… Make sure you get your ass to our next gig for some earcrushing Rock ‘N’ Roll. This will be Pieter’s first BBR gig and it will…

New drummer! Welcome Pieter Hendriks!

Black Bottle Riot is very proud to announce their new drummer. His name is Pieter Hendriks. Pieter is an extremely talented and experienced musician. You might know him from one of his previous bands (to name a few: Born From Pain, Close Second and Johnny Cash tribute act The Orange Blossom Special).   This is…

More raving reviews

Friends, thanx for a couple of awesome dates. There are a lot of websites with reviews and pics of the gigs, we can’t list ’em all here. Cool stuff!   Some links for the eager readers: here’s a review by 3voor12 on De Affaire gig and some audio from that same gig. Plus a very complimentary review by FileUnder…

BBR crankin’ it up this summer

A short message from BBR HQ: Black Bottle Riot will be playing a couple of outdoor gigs this summer. BBR will rock De Affaire, Huntenpop and Appelpop! Be sure to get upfront, point your finger and sing along.   Because we will kick your ass.  

New gigs! Grab your filofax!

June 27, 2008 @ Merleyn, Nijmegen, Gelderland. Show in Nijmegen’s rockinest Merleyn. Cool rock night with Howlin Rain from the US of A. These guys toured with QOTSA a couple of months ago and they will be touring with The Black Crowes later this year. Be there or be square.   August 1, 2008 @…

KNNGNNNCHT @ NDRGRND

First of all: Thanks to everybody who showed up last Tuesday in the NDRGRND in Nijmegen! It was a fantastic evening. As the place was getting pretty packed Lea took the stage. Armed with just her guitar and her voice Lea played a beautiful set. Her songs are breathtaking and she really shines on stage.…

Hair of the Dog… But what a night!

AAAAARGH… Where are my keys? Where’s my wallet? Waking up this morning was not as peaceful as I hoped it would be. Couldn’t find my regular stuff. I must have been really wasted last night…   We played The Maddogs in Groesbeek.

What’s up with that?

Black Bottle Riot is in the game, but what’s up with that name? Since we get a lot of questions about our name, we’ll come to meet your demands. BBR at your service!   Apart from the obvious mixture of a Southern vibe in “Black Bottle” & the hint of punky energy in the “Riot”…

First gig was a blast!

Last night Black Bottle Riot had its first gig at the always chillin’ & thrillin’ Plu Pub in Nijmegen! This was a good showcase for us, as we had the honour of playing at the 62nd birthday of our good pal Bas Aaftink. (Don’t be fooled by his looks or chit-chat, he IS that old.)  …

BBR records first demo

Last week BBR recorded four originals for their upcoming EP “Stay Hungry”. Here’s some info on the first day in the studio… We decided to have an early start. While “early” isn’t really a word that fits the band, we managed to get to Hilversum at 10 A.M. sharp. First we had to take all the gear into…

BBR online

…Black Bottle Riot salutes you! Welcome to the website of Black Bottle Riot, a brand new rockband from Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Online since Saturday February 20th 2008. BBR consists of four balls-to-the-wall rockers that have a common goal: to bring back Rock ‘N’ Roll as it was meant to be. This doesn’t mean that the boys live…