We attended the 2014 semi finals of Rock Open to see what bands it had on offer. I have been attending The Rock Open now for probably about 12 years at the various venues around Scunthorpe it has been held.
Yes I have been disappointed with results, yes I probably have questioned the scoring. But on Saturday 29th November at The Lincoln Imp, Myself and another member of the Scunthorpe Nights team have been invited onto the Grand Final judging panel.
I am looking forward to seeing how it works and scoring the bands on the different abilities they all have.I think it is quite important to support competitions like this even if we don’t always agree with the outcome because every year I have seen some outstanding bands and performances pass through the heats and even if they don’t make it through, you saw them, you enjoyed them and they maybe made a new fan or two.
It’s a great opportunity to find new bands and hear new music, not just from the area but from surrounding areas.
Tickets for the final are £5 on the door and the countdown starts at 7.30pm.
The winners will share in a £1,000 jackpot donated by the two main sponsors, Wren Living and United Health, plus free recording time at The Jam and Tripdown studios.
The Finalists are:
Crooked Lizard (Hull)
Recruits (North Lincs)
Your Cat Is A Landmine (Lincoln)
Blind Wives (Lincoln)
We Lost Bravo (Doncaster)
Also this weekend at The Lincoln Imp:
THE LINCOLN IMP PROUDLY PRESENTS AGE OF ATLAS
Age of Atlas are a Hull based melodic,mathy hard rock band falling somewhere between Coheed and Cambria, Tides of Man, Corelia. Deftones, Kings X, Hum, Soundgarden and your dad’s mum’s dad’s mum’s dad.
Alert your sences to Psychobabylon! This 10 legged rock n roll machine hail from North Yorkshire and are currently hitting venues around the UK wowing audiences with their high octane mix of swagger and rock n roll. Featuring members of the bands Phluid, Slash Vegas and Velvet Star Slash Vegas – ” Slash Vegas stand out with there well honed two guitar attack”
(7/10 Classic Rock Magazine Review ) Phluid – ” If this is indicative of the UK underground we can all rest easy.” ( KKKK – Kerrang Reveiw )
Catch them at a small venue near you before you have to pay wads of cash for the privilege. The band and members of the have previously played support slots for the likes of Ratt, Towers of London, Saxon, Girlschool, Tigertailz, Alabama 3, Tokyo Dragons, Gun, Terrorvision and The Wildhearts.
Also joining the Line up will be Rock Open Semi finalists CORTUS from Grimsby & Grand finalists from North Lincs, The Recruits.