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    10 SUMMER EVENTS IN EUROPE YOU CAN’T MISS! 

    10 SUMMER EVENTS IN EUROPE YOU CAN’T MISS! 

    Summer Season is around the corner and there's a bunch of cool events that you may not have heard of yet. That’s why the sexy sockers at American Socks are here to introduce you to some incredible music and sports festivals around Europe you can't miss. 

    Gather your friends to plan your journey and book a meeting with your boss! You’ll need lots of Days OFF this summer!

    While reading, tune into this amazing Spotify Playlist with hits of a bunch of bands that will be the soundtrack to your festival. 

    Obviously the American Socks team will be at all the mentioned events.

    Chronological order: 

    OUTDOORMIX FESTIVAL

    The Outdoormix combines athletic and grassroots experiences, taking the competitive journey close to your perfect ride days. Excellent conditions, crazy outdoor party zones, and a very friendly atmosphere with people from all over Europe. You’ll experience a social exchange with eight action sport communities competing together throughout the four days.

    Where: Embrun, France
    When: 13-16 May
    What’s going on: International Ride & Party Festival 
    Line-up Highligts: Dirtyphonics & a bunch of athletes of extreme sports
    How Much:

    • 3 day pass: € 50

    Tell me more:  http://www.outdoormixfestival.com/

    LONGLIVE ROCKFEST


    Beautiful French Village + International Bands + Small Sized Festival = Good Party!
    Longlive Rockfest brings the best of the Punk-Rock and Metal scene at a really affordable price. Perfect for a fast 2 day escape.  

    Where: Lyon, France
    When: 09-11 June  
    What’s going on: Metal, Hardcore & Punkrock Festival 
    Line-up Highligts: Architects, Of Mice & Men, Pierce The Veil, Sleeping with Sirens, State Champs & many more!
    How Much:

    • Friday: € 32,80 (Adult)
    • Saturday: € 32,80 (Adult)
    • 2-days: € 52,80
      *More options on the website

    Tell me more: http://longliverockfest.com/


    IMAGIN EXTREME BARCELONA

     

    Extreme Barcelona Sports Festival takes place in June 2016 and brings top class pro’s in Skateboard, BMX, Inline, Scooter, Street-Board and Longboard.
    If you want to enjoy one the best rated European cities for alternative culture and hang out at the beach, this is your destination this summer.

    Where: Barcelona, Spain
    When: 16-17 Juny
    What’s going on: Extreme sports competition 
    Line-up Highligts: Best Riders, bikers & skaters from all over the world
    How Much:

    • Friday: € 12 (Adult) // € 6 (Children)
    • Saturday: € 12 (Adult) // € 6 (Children)
    • 2-days: € 20 (Adult) // € 10 (Children)
      *More options on the website

    Tell me more: http://www.imaginextremebarcelona.com/
     

    JERA ON AIR FESTIVAL


    Jera On Air is a two-day alternative music festival in southern Netherlands. A full festival experience focused on Punk/Hardcore/Metal at the best price. Two live-music stages, a DJ-Stage, a chill-area, camping zone and hopefully good weather. Get ready for the 25th edition that promises to be a BLAST!

    Where: Ysselsteyn, Netherlands
    When: 22-24 June  
    What’s going on: Metal, Hardcore & Punkrock Festival 
    Line-up Highligts: Me First & The Gimmie Gimmies, Architects, Of Mice & Men, Suicidal tendencies, The Dillinger Espace Plan & More!

    How Much:

    • Friday: € 40
    • Saturday: € 50
    • Combi: € 60
      *More options on the website

    Tell me more: https://www.jeraonair.nl/

    RESURRECTION FESTIVAL


     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Resurrection Fest is another music festival. It happens in Vivero a Spanish fisherman town that triplicates its population during 3 days. This festival, popularly known as "Resu", has been being celebrated annually since 2006 bringing the best of Punk, Rock and Hardcore. It already became one of the major Euro festivals in its genre. Last year, more than 80542 people attended the event with a socioeconomic impact of 10.2M euros in the region. Along its history, more than 380 bands have visited the place, like Iron Maiden, Korn, Motorhead, The Offspring, In Flames, Black Label Society, Megadeth, Slayer, NOFX, Lamb Of God, Volbeat, Refused, Testament, Five Finger Death Punch, Trivium, Down, Bad Religion and many more.

    Where: Viveiro, Spain
    When: 05-08 July
    What’s going on: Metal, Punkrock & Hardcore Festival
    Line-up Highligts: Rammstein, Rancid, Mastodon, Enter Shikari, Dropkick Murphys & More!

    How Much:

    • 3 day tickets: € 125
    • 4 day tickets: € 133
      *More options on the website

    Tell me more: www.resurrectionfest.com

    NASS FESTIVAL

      

    NASS is the UK’s leading professional action sport and music festival. Held in Bath and the West Showground, near Bristol, it is a jam-packed weekend. Featuring world class action sports competitions (Skate, BMX, Inline and FMX) along many must-see music performances. If 4 stages enough to make you dance?

    Where: Near Bristol, UK
    When: 06-09 July
    What’s going on: Skate, BMX, Inline & FMX and Music Festival!
    Line-up Highligts: Method Man & Redman, Pendulum, Kano, Sigma, Giggs, Wiley  & More!

    How Much:

    • Daily tickets: From 23£ to 49£
    • Weekend + Camping: From 109£ to 149£
      *More options on the website

    Tell me more: http://www.nassfestival.com/


     

    PUNK ROCK HOLIDAY

    In just 4 years, Punk Rock Holiday has become one of the most expected events in Europe to announce its lineup as tickets sell out in weeks due to massive demand.
    Location is just AMAZING. Surrounded by mountains, you’re gonna camp next to the cleanest river in Europe and chill under the shade of the forest. The tasty selection of bands will cover your Punk dose but taking it easy while having the best vacation of your life. Unfortunately, all tickets sold out in 10 Hours. You need to be faster next time!

    Where: Tolmin, Slovenia
    When: 08-11 August   
    What’s going on: 100% Riverside Punk, Rock, Hardcore Festival
    Line-up Highligts: The Offspring, The Toy Dolls, Pennywise, Propagandhi, Ignite  
    How Much:

    • Friday: SOLD OUT
    • Saturday: SOLD OUT
    • 2-days: SOLD OUT 


    Tell me more: www.punkrockholiday.com

    BOARDMASTERS


    Boardmasters Festival is an annual event held in Cornwall, United Kingdom, usually held over four days in mid-Alugust. The event is a combination of live music and surfing/skateboarding competitions in the town of Newquay. The festival heritage goes back to 1981 when it first started. You’re gonna dance with more than 40,000 souls.

    Where: Cornualles, UK
    When: 09-13 August
    What’s going on: Live Music & Surfing/Skateboarding competitions
    Line-up Highligts: Jamiroquai, Two Doors Cinema Club, The Vaccacines, Alt-j & More!

    How Much:

    • Daily tickets: From 49£ to 59£
    • Weekend + Camping: From 129£ to 184£
      *More options on the website

    Tell me more: http://www.boardmasters.co.uk/

    TAUBERTAL FESTIVAL


    In the heart of the Taubertal Valley, in the center of Germany, with the beautiful medieval town of “Rothenburg ob der Tauber” in the background, happens Taubertal Festival. This event is genuinely different from other open air events. Limited by it’s natural amphitheatre you’ll have the chance to taste some of the best german beers!

    Where:  Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Alemania
    When: 10-13 August
    What’s going on: Amazing Rock & Punkrock bands in the valley of a medieval town!
    Line-up Highligts: Biffy Clyro, Billy tallent, Rise Against, Anti-Flag, The Amity Affliction
    How Much:

    • Friday: € 61,50
    • Saturday € 61,50
    • Sunday: € 61,50
    • 3-days: € 126
      *More options on the website

    Tell me more: www.taubertal-festival.com

    BAYFEST ITALY

    Whether you want to relive your glory days as a skater punk of the '90s, or just want to have a super cool punk rock vacation, Italy's Bay Fest is the spot for you. Held right on the waterfront in the Emilia-Romagna region, Bayfest could not have a better venue for summer fun.

    Where: Igea Marina, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
    When: 13-14-15 August
    What’s going on: Punkrock Festival 
    Line-up Highligts: Bad Religion, Rise Against, Pennywise, Good Riddance, Anti-Flag & More!

    How Much:

    • Monday 13: € 23
    • Tuesday 14: € 32,20
    • Thursday 15: € 32,20
    • 3 days: 72,50€
      *More options on the website

    Tell me more:
    https://www.facebook.com/BayFestSummer/

    April is not summer yet…we know! But that’s our extra-festival!

    EXTRA: GROEZROCK FESTIVAL


    If you like punkrock, crowsurfings, stagedivings, headbangings and feeling like a teenage punkrocker anarchist this is your place every last week of April. This is the most historic punk rocker meeting in Europe!


    Where: Meerhout, Belgium
    When: 29-30 Abril
    What’s going on: PunkRock, Hardcore & Metal Festival 
    Line-up Highligts: Deftones, Parkwaydrive, Thrice, Anti-flag, Pennywise & many more

    How Much:

    • Combi: € 110 / 130
    • Saturday: € 80 / 95
    • Sunday: € 70 / 85
    • Camping: € 15 / 20
      *More options on the website

    Tell me more:  www.groezrock.be/

    The "GROEZSOCK" is Back! Pre-Order Now at a Special Price.

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    INTRODUCING: THE GROEZSOCK 2017

    When April kicks in you know it's that time of the year. Days get longer, daylight gets warmer and you start planning your summer adventures with friends. Unfortunately, with many months to go, your festival craving can't wait that long....what can you do about it?

    GROEZROCK FESTIVAL

    Taking advantage of the Labour Day long weekend, Meerhout, a village located in Eastern Belgium, sees its population grow from 10.000 to 50.000. Rockers from all over the world gather to see live their favourite Punk, Hardcore and Metal acts while they enjoy a fantastic positive atmosphere on the fields where usually cows freely graze. This years lineup includes bands like Deftones, Parkway Drive, Thrice, Pennywise, Anti-Flag or Zebrahead...so the party is GUARANTEED!

    American Socks has been a part of #Groezie since 2014. Last year we introduced the the Acoustic Stage, which, following the huge positive feedback is going to happen this year again. Same happens with the beloved collaboration...you want it, you get it!

    With less than 30 days to go, you can PRE-ORDER online the official GROEZSOCK at a special Discounted Price. The Groez hero is here to protect your feet and ankles from any moshing warrior you find on the Back To Basics stage and to keep you warm during the coldest nights.

    Choose from the following delivery methods:
    - FESTIVAL PICKUP: You'll be able to retrieve it at our stand on the festival ground with an extra present. No shipping costs apply. 
    - STANDARD DELIVERY: If you can't wait to get it, we can ship it straight to your door so you can have it before the festival. Extra present included 😉

    A part of the sales will be donated to music related Non-Profit Organizations as we believe that music can change the world. 

    GET YOUR GROEZSOCKS NOW!

    Let's make socks great again!

    Your favourite sock company.
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    Girls Out West, We Ain't Got No Beach. Australia Summer Vibes.

    Girls Out West, We Ain't Got No Beach. Australia Summer Vibes.

    Check out the blog featured by Grunge And Art. Retro striped socks and girls having fun by the pool.


    As always the photographs by David Collier are extremely vivid and appear like snapshots capturing the moment without thinking too much about the result. This series is superb summery, showcases a cheerful atmosphere and was shot on 35mm film, Polaroid and there are some digital pictures as well.

     

    “With the hottest summer on record with temperatures consistently over 35 degrees, our cast who live way too far from any ocean or beach decide to have their own backyard pool party. It starts off with Georgia and Bella just hanging at home and decide to call Chayde to see if she wants to meet up at the local store and grab a few snacks and drinks and head over to their backyard for some summer fun. They decide to blow up the tiny pool to cool off and of course in a very Aussie way and also have some fun with the garden hose. To me it shows a quintessential Aussie summer and as you can see our girls do have some fun.

    I have worked with all 3 of my models before and knew they would be up for this and are all super down to earth and all look great on camera as the images show.”

    David

     

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    Photography: David Collier ☆ IG: @davidcollier

    HMUA: Lauren Sina Hoddinott ☆ IG: @lauren_sina

    Props & Styling: Stephanie Hayball

    Assistant: Natalie Robinson

    Models: Chayde Nettle, Georgia Coe & Bella Donovan

    Wardrobe: Electric West, Volley AU & American Socks.

    10 HOTTEST AND HEAVIEST SPANISH BANDS YOU NEED IN YOUR LIFE

    10 HOTTEST AND HEAVIEST SPANISH BANDS YOU NEED IN YOUR LIFE

     

    TOP 10 HOTTEST & HEAVIEST SPANISH BANDS YOU NEED IN YOUR LIFE

    Spain: Paella, Sangria, sun, beach, chorizo… WAIT A MINUTE! There’s a lot more than all that stereotypes our beautiful country has. And if we talk about extreme music, you need to know that there's a bunch of stunning bands that will rock your ears off.

    So please non-spanish friend… seat, relax and take note about some of the hottest and the heaviest spanish bands that you really need in your life.

    Tip: We did a Spotify Playlist featuring some great hits of all the bands we’re gonna talk about (Metal, Hardcore, Deathcore, Metalcore, Thrash… Heavy stuff!)

     
    In alphabetical order: 


    Against the waves - Madrid (Melodic Metal / Hardcore / Electronic)

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    Against the waves is formed by 5 talented dudes from Madrid who have been fighting and working hard since 2008, becoming one of the most exciting spanish bands to discover. Their last album was recorded in USA with Joey Sturgis (Asking Alexandria, Of mice & Men…) it sounds huge enough to bring down a mountain, we personally love it!

    AnthemI’ve seen brighter days
    Instagram // Facebook



    Bellako - Mataró (Barcelona) -  (Hardcore/Metal)

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    Heavy music, gang vocals and marihuana are probably the daily stuff of this 5 crazy lads from Barcelona. They’ve been playing since 2010, touring around the country, bringing stages down and breaking necks. If you're into Hatebreed, Madball or Brujeria… roll a joint and enjoy! 


    Anthem: Planta Madre + Humo
    Instagram // Facebook

      

    Blaze out - Barcelona (Metal/Thrash)

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    They are young, talented, and they’re becoming pretty popular in youtube. Their last single “Wrath Afire” reached more than a 1.500.000 views on Youtube and they've performed festivals like Resurrection in Viveiro. Be aware, this is not a one hit wonder, this is just the beginning of something huge! For Heavy-thrasher lovers!


    Anthem: Wrath Afire
    Instagram // Facebook


    Brothers till we die -  Madrid (Hardcore/Metal)


    Don’t let their angelical faces fool you! They are moshpit beasts, and their music will smash your face and
    crash your brain. Their live gigs are massive too. You don't want to miss their upcoming album “The Thin Line Between death and immortality". It's coming out this 2017.

    Anthem: Back in the game
    Instagram // Facebook

     

    Cannibal grandpa - Madrid (Deathcore)


    What kind of music would you expect from a band using a name like that?
    They are the perfect BSO for big circle pits with your friends. If you play it at home loud enough you'll piss out your mom and grandparents! Worth a listen.


    Anthem: Dear Diary                     
    Intagram // Facebook

     

    Crisix - Barcelona (Metal/Thrash)

     

    Formed in a mid sized city, Igualada, they are one of the most international bands on the list. Bored of touring the Iberian Peninsula they aim for South-America where they have a very passionate following. They even made up a mixed concept for soccer and pogo dance.
    These great metal motherfuckers are willing to conquer the world! Nothing is going to stop them.

    Anthem: The great metal motherfucker
    Instagram // Facebook


    Dawn of the Maya - Pamplona (Metal/Hardcore)

    The mayas tried to predict the end of the world…. but what they didn’t predict is this all star formation from Pamplona. Genius drumming plus mix of throat breaking vocals with melodic choruses, brings out a bunch of tunes you don't wanna miss. 
    They have a new album out called “Colossal".

    Anthem: Old statues
    Instagram // Facebook

     

    Hyde abbey - Barcelona (Deathcore)

    Born by the European California, "El Maresme" we still don't understand what turned them into the darkest side of music. They are talented, have passion and they know how to bring out a decent breakdown. Their mentality is very open minded and they are a hell of a hard touring band. Thumbs up!

    Anthem: Bake Kujira
    Instagram // Facebook


     

    Meltdown - Hernani (Basque Country) -  (Metal/Hardcore)

    We love their name! (Enter shikari song! cool!) But the outstanding skill of writing music is what adds up most to this band. They are young and talented enough to perform some technical and electronic metal that you can't miss. We hope to see them soon in our city 😉

    Anthem: Gears
    Instagram // Facebook



    Thirteen Bled Promises - Madrid  (Deathcore)

    Imagine that one day humankind needs to open the gates of hell and collaborate with the devil to fight against an alien invasion. Sounds fun, right? Well, that's the storyline behind the last album “The Black Legend”. This crazy deathcore band from Madrid are willing to be abducted to perform the first ever live show in a UFO.

    Anthem: Biblephagy Slender Phytobezoars
    Instagram // Facebook

     

    SPECIAL MENTION:

    HAMLET - Madrid  (Metal)

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    Hamlet is one of those bands that have been out there since the late 80's but has been rearranging to be up to date with the newcomer metal fans. With several albums out they are already a legend of the spanish metal scene and almost all of their gigs go sold out. We're lucky enough to have them within the American Socks family 😍

     

    Not Enough for you? Every music scene is very complex and we try to list some of the dozens of awesome bands we have out there. Your band might not be here so feel free to mail us your music and we'll give it a listen in the office.

    Support & respect your locals. It's a long way to the top and every artist deserves a mention, a listen and a opportunity. 

    Many bands didn't make it this time. That's why we will be releasing VOL.2 very very soon! 

    Share it, rock it and enjoy it!

     

    AMERICAN SOCKS TEAM

    BRIGHT TRADESHOW Berlin Fashion Week 2017

    BRIGHT TRADESHOW Berlin Fashion Week 2017

    The Fashion Week was happening in Berlin and we couldn't miss BRIGHT TRADESHOW where the coolest brands gather to show their upcoming releases. The Accessories alley had it's personal oasis with tropical vibe: American Socks!

    While doing some B2B business we got dancy with the rest of exhibitors with one of the most known Spanish music anthems: "La Macarena". Rad times.

    Enjoy the aftervideo 😉

    Video by Camille @ Brightday Media
    Pictures by felipeminnicelli.com


     

     

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