New video comin’ up!

Friends! Last weekend we shot a video clip for the stone cold rocker ‘Turning The Tide’. Our friends of Odd Field Film did an excellent job, according to us. They are maniacs… Cracks in the ceiling! A Boozer’s Shoot-Out! You can see for yourself within time what we like about this new video, as it’ll be on YouTube as soon as December 8th.

First bookings for 2012

Tank it up, we’re goin’ on a roadtrip!

Fri 13th January | EUROSONIC, GRONINGEN | SUBURBAN NITE @ De Walrus | w/ Birth of Joy, Automatic Sam & Shaking Godspeed

Fri 17th February | KROEPOEKFABRIEK, VLAARDINGEN | w/ Automatic Sam

Sat 25th February | UKIEN, KAMPEN | w/ TBA

Sat 10th March | MADDOGS, GROESBEEK | w/ TBA


More comin’ up!

Lust For Life zine: “Freebird galore!”

Friends! How about the asskicking review above, from the Lust For Life zine? ”Get your boots on, put some bricks on the BBQ and pop that 40.” Somebody got the message straight!  Before you head over to Haarlem’s Patronaat for our gig with Black Stone Cherry tomorrow, here some more stuff to read for y’all:


- Lust For Life interview: “No need for a straight line to the top”

- Live XS interview: “We just do what we do”

- Blues Magazine album review: “It hits you like a ton of bricks”

- Livereviewer gig review: “Rock solid”

Sold Out Release Show @ Doornroosje


Thanx for an awesome night at Doornroosje, friends. It was a SOLD OUT night!  YES. Sorry to the many folks who had come to nothing but a closed door. What a way to start our journey together.


We started 11-11-11 with a spray can or two, as you can see in this video:

De Gelderlander (newspaper) wrote an article on our polite way of tagging, go HERE to read it.


Click on the following pic to view more atmospheric pics by a.o. Willie Kerkhof & Bernard Bodt. Guest musicians and cheerleaders included!

Click for pics


We’d like to share more 11-11-11 media with you. Maybe YOU made some cool pics or vids as well. Feel free to reply to this message and post a link to your stuff.


Catch y’all on the flipside! Next Sunday @ Patronaat with Black Stone Cherry!

Fresh from The Press


The first reviews on our debut album are being published as we speak. And it seems like the press digs it!


- Dutch rockzine Lust For Life honors the album with four out of five stars and says ‘this album is so tough, I just might get me a tattoo’. Sure thing! Zine will be instore tomorrow.


- Lords Of Metal (81/100) states that BBR ‘grasps the sound and feel of the Southern States, while making it sound fresher ánd heavier’. Must be the smell of Texas Pete’s BBQ sauce.


- According to White Room, BBR ‘will blow its’ own Texan whirlwind’. Now that’s a nice one! How do they come up with that…?



If you want to read some more about BBR, here are two (Dutch) interviews for y’all: 3voor12 & Ugenda.


Thanx, press folks! More comin’ up. Take care, BBR

Sneak peak

We’re getting closer to the 11-11-11 releaseparty and that means you can almost get your hands on this little piece of R’N'R!

Almost fifty minutes of Southern R’N'R, eleven BBR originals. What about the out-of-limits speedster Doin’ Fine, the mastodontic boogie Exit Spoiler, the slide-grindin’ In The Balance and of course BBR’s anthem to keep y’all psyched: Stay Hungry. Psychedelics, ballads and acoustics are also featured allover the record.

Just one thing: PLAY IT LOUD!!

For those who can’t make it to our releaseparty: pre-order it thru Although we prefer you go to your local albumstore and pay less for your pre-order. Saves you a penny for a cold beer.

On the road again! Some dates for ya

While we’re busy preparing for the releasetour – as you can see in this pic – our booking agency SOZ Concerts is doing a fine job in setting up the dates!

Here are the first gigs, more to follow

05-11-2011 | Helmond, Muziekcafé | Try-out

11-11-2011 | Nijmegen, Doornroosje | ALBUM RELEASE SHOW, NL

12-11-2011 | Antwerpen, Trix| ALBUM RELEASE SHOW, B

20-11-2011 | Haarlem, Patronaat | with Black Stone Cherry

26-11-2011 | Rotterdam, Exit | with Crowley

15-12-2011 | Den Bosch, W2 | with De Staat

16-12-2011 | Leeuwarden, Schaaf | with De Staat

17-12-2011 | Hengelo, Metropool | with De Staat

18-12-2011 | Amsterdam, Paradiso | with De Staat


Releaseparty: Friday 11-11-11 @ Doornroosje, Nijmegen

This nite isn’t called “An Evening With BBR” for nothing. It will be something different for y’all… We’ll be excellent hosts and we’ve got some nice surprises for the ears, eyes and bellies! Hints will follow thru our FaceBook page, as well as some give-aways. Click on the poster to visit the Doornroosje website and get your tickets right away.

Video-launch-BBQ-matinee for invited

BBR organised a BBQ for some friends last Sunday. It was our way of thanking the folks that helped us over the years. Plus it was a nice way to present our video of ‘Bright Light City’ to some people we wanted to welcome in our team. Of course this matinee was drenched with gallons of Texas Pete BBQ Sauce, beer and whiskey. The headaches are silent witnesses.

BBR & SOZ Concerts

Cheerleaders & Hellraisers!


Good news: Black Bottle Riot signed with SOZ Bookings! Contact Kevin at if you need some cracks in your wall. Guaranteed.


Check back soon to find out when we’ll release our debut album. It’s gonna be KILLER. More updates on our FaceBook page.


Cheers, BBR

BBR & Suburban Records

Hey Chickenwings & Drumsticks!


Our debut album will be released thru Suburban Records! Last Sunday we inked our deal at Studio Barbarossa and we’re looking forward to working together with these rocking maniacs. More news on release date & release party, artwork and our new booking agency will follow soon. Follow us on FaceBook!

Lotsa news about our Debut Album comin’ up!

We’ve been working a lot behind the scenes lately. And not without result, we’re glad to say!


The release of our debut album will happen in November 2011! Very soon we’ll update our website and FaceBook page with exact info about the release. Info will follow about…


- with which label will we work together?

- which will be our NEW booking agency?

- when will we hit stages again?

- when will our video clips get launched?

- when is our album available?


So keep your eyes on this website and our FaceBook page. This train will be on track soon enough!

BBR & AUC Bookings

While working hard on our debut album, we’re also making sure Black Bottle Riot will be rockin’ you off your socks soon enough. So we’re glad to announce that from this moment on, all our bookings will be taken care of by AUC Bookings. From now on you can contact Sam Frijhoff if you want to make sure our R’N'R party is comin’ to your stage!


See y’all next Saturday @ Festival Zeeltje, Deest? Besides BBR there’s The Bips, Tommy Ebben and a lot more!


Cheers friends,


HOTDAMN. Thank you. Rockin’ Park & Zwarte Cross were TOTALLY INSANE.













Check this feature about Black Bottle Riot doin’ the Rockin’ Park gig, with some live video material and interviews as well.


Here are some cool articles on BBR’s summer festival gigs:


- Article in De Gelderlander, Rockin’ Park

- Review on Rockportaal, Rockin’ Park

Tante Rikie dug our gig as well, Zwarte Cross


See ya soon! BBR

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 hell of a party down at Studio Barbarossa. Tyrannosauric drums, rattling basses deeper than the U96, grindin’ & slidin’ guitars and some roaring vocals… It’s all there and it’s got the 4 C’s: Clarity, Color, Cut and some goddamn Carat! You know we like to do things at our own pace, so we need some time to round things off. Maybe Autumn? Who knows.


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 Rockcity Fest w/ a.o. Hulkk, Black Bone & Bang Bang Bazooka). We’ll keep you informed on the status of the recordings and the release of this sure-to-be asskicker.


In the last months we did a pile of cool shows @ Popronde, Gesel XL and Polderpop. We tried and tested some new material while still holding some stuff back, only to be heard when the album is finished. Could be you were at one or more of our shows and got yourself a preview!


If you want to catch us live for the last time in the next two months… Get your ass to skatepark Area 51, Eindhoven, November 21st for a night of R’N'R.

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 onstage and rock the curls outta your mullet at the nice & cozy Polderpop Fest.


Waalkade review & pics

The latest gig Black Bottle Riot played was at the enormous Waalkade stage during the Four Day Marches in our hometown Nijmegen. Hot damn! What a day!! Here’s a flattering 3voor12 review. And a video for some atmospheric impressions (also nice for the gearfreaks):




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 Riot hit the stage together with Sister Johnson, Bob Ross Explosion and our buddies from Bandito. Again, WHAT a night! We presented some new material and the response was very good. Great to see a lot of folks took the opportunity to travel to Groesbeek using the supporter’s bus. And we sold quite an amount of t-shirts, always a good sign! Here’s Saturday’s 3voor12 review.


We’d like to thank Mike & Jord of NRC. These guys are the best. Visit for more info. Oh, and we take it that July 19th is in your agenda already? BBR & De Staat @ Waalkade, Nijmegen during the Summerfest. Prepare for a HUGE R’N'R Party, folks!


Till then, BBR

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’ own choice of rock ‘n’ roll, each city will party ’till dawn! This will take place September thru November 2009. There are a lot of cool acts on the Popronde bill, including Hooghwater, The Mad Trist and our Nijmegen City friends of Lea (Slea!!!) and Barbarella.

Don’t miss out on it!

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 set for a hot summer! Interested? E-mail us:


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 a good 45 minutes ’round 1600ish and we literally gave all we got. Enjoy this pic of yesterday’s gig by PhotoMike… The Fury. The Blast. THE ROCK.


Be sure to witness the next BBR blow-out: Saturday the 31st of January at Little Devil, Tilburg. Buddies on the bill are -YES, once again!- Troy Torino and the low-down psyched-out stonerboys from Maaswater Veenlijk (or, as we call them, Blaaskater Steenpuist).


You will hate yourself forever if you’re not there, next Saturday. No joke.

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, puttin’ out a fire, et cetera, und so weiter. That’s how it goes.


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 grooves goin’ on right there. After that we had one hour to do our boogie from hell and we literally managed to blow the curls outta some afros (and some stuff fell from the wall and ceiling).


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 be bad-ass, with some new material and all. Other acts on the bill are Elle Bandita and Birth Of Joy. Don’t miss out on it!


Rockin’ regards, BBR

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 what Jaap has to say about it: (meer…)

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 about the Appelpop gig.


Catch y’all on the flipside! BBR

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 @ Nederweert Live Open Air, Nederweert, Limburg.
Open air festival. Great way to really crank up the Marshalls! Other bands on the bill: Leaf & Voicst.


October 18, 2008 @ Paraplufabriek, Nijmegen, Gelderland.
Show at the legendary Paraplufabriek. Old school rocknight with our friends Barbarella and Troy Torino. Bring yo’ earplugs!


October 25, 2008 @ 013 Batcave, Tilburg, Noord-Brabant.
Hard rocking evening with The Dirty Bastards and The Stealers! Woohoo! This is gonna be a nasty nite for y’all.


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. (meer…)

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” part, there’s more to the story. The idea was originally derived from a historical film on the Crimean War, called “The Charge of the Light Brigade”. (meer…)

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.)


The Pub was filled with a lotta music lovers and we had thirty minutes to show ‘em what we got. (meer…)

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 the studio. Quite a struggle ‘cause we took all the amps and guitars we could lay our dirty hands on.

After setting up the amps and guitars we were ready for the soundcheck. (meer…)

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 in the past, but their music certainly has a rootsy feel. Black Bottle Riot draws inspiration from the swamps of the Southern states of America, which can be traced in the somewhat bluesy feel. On the other hand, there’s a punky, energetic DIY-attitude that fires things up. It’s in your face and that’s where it stays. A friend described Black Bottle Riot as a mix of Lynyrd Skynyrd and The Ramones – which we celebrated with a beer.

On this fancy website, there’s enough to keep you busy for a while. Get ready for some action!

Rockin’ regards, BBR

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