This Is My Happy Face & Psychonaut

25 Feb

Saturday 25 february
Doors open 22:00. First band starts 22:30!

This Is My Happy Face: Mix of Rock ‘n Roll, Punkrock, Hardcore and Metal from Enschede. The
bandname comes from the movie ‘Exit Wounds’. At one point in the movie Steven Seagal says: “You see this face? This is a happy face”. This text perfectly portrays the band: their music seems serious, but meanwhile they are having fun the whole damn time! Have a listen here.

Psychonaut combines intense psychedelica with an avalanche of heavy, post-metal and sludge influences. Their music has been described as a mix of Pink Floyd’s most psychedelic songs with Tool’s loudest songs. These 3 guys from Mechelen did a show at The Witte Wolf in Groningen during Eurosonic festival this year and now they are back. This is your chance to see them, don’t miss it! Have a listen here.

Check out the Facebook event right here.

Wildfire, Voidbox, Picuña

4 Mar

Saturday 4 March.
– Doors open 22.00, start band 22.30

De mannen van Voidbox hebben door de jaren heen veel ervaring opgedaan op het podium. Nu willen ze zich bewijzen. Geïnspireerd door zowel alternatieve rock als catchy rock songs, zetten ze een performance neer met lekkere gitaarriffs, ruige zang en bovenal een eigen sound.
+ Wildfire; Deze rockband doet zijn naam eer aan met bijna hypnotiserende melodieën die al snel uitgroeien tot een haard van rauwe rock met pure, dromerige vocalen.
+ Picuña;
Rauw, rauwer, rauwst. Picuña brengt indie stoner rock met meeslepende melodieën en oprechte, rauwe vocalen. Gecombineerd met stevige gitaargeluiden krijgt het een lekker vuig randje.

Facebook event klik hier

Agenda for 2017 – more TBA!!

25 Mar

Shady GreysSaturday 25 March
; This is one boy/girl duo who aren’t dealing in cute and cuddly lo-fi!
The moment the duo steps on the podium they become BlackboxRed. A heavily crushing grunge steamroller. A hounded human machine.

inspired by The Thermals, Smashing Pumpkins, Death From Above 1979 and Placebo, this duo from Amsterdam makes grungy garagerock’n roll. Their tight rocksongs, combined with rough melodic vocals make DEWALD’s sound unique. After the amps are turned on, the energetic vibe will blast off stage!
+The Shady Greys
The Shady Greys are an Amsterdam based dirty blues-garage duo. They provide a unique sound with their lo-fi approach, using only a cajon and feet played percussions (no drums!). They’re all about rough guitar riffs, raw vocals and high energy. This duo played in a lot of places already and now it’s time for them to take on the Orkz Bar!





Saturday 8 April TAPED – House Classics 1990/1999
Time: 23:00 – 07:00
Special guest: JEROEN FLAMMAN aka FIERCE RULING DIVA! (Subtopia, Lower Eastside Rec, Mazzo)
>> Booy [Taped]
>> Erzo [Bleep Bizarre]
>> Mimics [Tilt]
>> Ven [Taped]
Check out the Facebook event here.


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The ORKZ-bar is part of the ORKZ, a legalised squat in the south of Groningen. Located in the old kitchens of the former Roman-Catholic hospital, the bar is run by volunteers, and usually open from 22:00 till late (except mondays and wednesdays).


The ORKZ-bar is not available for rent; try the RKZbios instead.

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