Biggest Little Rock Festival Starts April 14th at Hard Place

The biggest little rock club in Zagreb, as the guys from Hard Place club like to call themselves, is organizing its third mini rock fest this weekend, starting Thursday. Nine cult and upand coming rock bands from around the region will play for the audience of 666 people (the exact number of people they let in the club), starting with Split legends of punk rock Djubrivo (a crude name for animal fertilizer), with opening acts from Zapresic kvartcore (hoodcore) Donkey Hot and Zagorje’s punkfolk La Gef.

Friday steps away from the punk and core and goes a little further into the past with rockabilly bands like the headliners Greaseballs, the front runners of the rockabilly revival scene in Zagreb in the late eighties. Members of the band have active careers in other popular bands of different genres, and rarely gather, but when they do, they bring the old energy they were known for back to life. Greaseballs are joined by Zagreb/London/Belgrade based Cool Shakes and up and comers Mr Albino.

Saturday, the final day of the fest, is also reserved for a legend, but with his new project. Metessi was one of those musicians that was more appreciated by other new wave musicians of his time than by the general public, but has since been rediscovered a few times by new generations due to his lively street wise poetry and sharp observations in his lyrics and a sound to match. Metessi is promoting his new material after too many years of abstinence from the scene.  Opening for Metessi and his band are Rizicna Skupina (risk group), a disco punk band led by Mila Elegovic, popular actress turned singer.

Daily tickets are available for 30 kn, ‘festival’ pass is 70 kn, and you can buy them at Hard Place, Hrvatske bratske zajednice street 4.