Rogue presents: DEAD FAMOUS – Halloween Party at Club 85, Hitchin this Saturday 27th October

** Discounted Tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/187630 **

ROGUE presents our annual Halloween Party

DEAD FAMOUS
Deceased Celebrity Ball
Club 85, Hitchin
Sat 27th October

with:
CODA – Fangtastic Live Dubstep Band!

http://www.codamusicuk.com/

THE ZIPHEADS – Spookabilly Rot’n’Roll!

http://www.myspace.com/TheZipheads

DYING INSIDE – with Felix, the Demon Barber of Hermitage Rd!

(no website, but are you surprised?)

VANILLA NIGHTMARE – Ice Cream, You Scream!

http://www.myspace.com/vanillanightmare

DJs: Dog Latin & Fee-Line

Roll out the blood red carpet… Rogue Music is proud to present our third annual Halloween Party, and this one looks set to be the most ghoulish yet.

Following last year’s Dia De Los Muertos extravaganza, we made a pact with the devil. In return for putting on some of the best live acts in the business we’ve accidentally awakened the cult of the celeb.

For one night only you will walk with the stars – Elvis LIVES!, his guts spilling out of his belly like so much raw mincemeat.

There’s Amy Winehouse – the only thing that’s gonna send her back to rehab this time is a shotgun and a silver bullet.

Steve Irwin is back, stalking guests from a watery grave – loving the new blowhole Stevo!

Expect games, thrills and spills, oh – and did we mention some awesome music while we’re at it? If you haven’t seen Coda yet, you really should – even if dubstep’s not your thing we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised. And if it really REALLY isn’t your thing, we have the magnificent talents of The Zipheads, Dying Inside and Vanilla Nightmare – all of which are unmissable.

Doors: 8pm – 1am (don’t be late – we won’t wait)

Tickets: £6 advance, £7.50 on the door
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/187630
http://www.roguemusic.co.uk/
tw: @rogue_music

Coda Dubstep

Vanilla Nightmare

ACOUSTIC GIG | Gideon Conn, Stuart O’Connor + Joe Ferris at the Vic Barn, Hitchin Saturday 13th October

ROGUE presents

an acoustic audience with…

GIDEON CONN
gideonconn.com

STUART O’CONNOR
stuartoconnor.com

JOE FERRIS
joeferris.co.uk

Sat 13th October
8pm in the Vic Barn
The Victoria Pub, Hitchin, Herts

ROGUE PROMOTIONS are proud to welcome back the prodigious talents of singer, songwriter, rapper, entertainer and all-round nice bloke Gideon Conn to the Hitchin stage.

Having worked with the likes of Get Cape Wear Cape Fly and appearing at previous Rogue nights and Rhythms Of The World with his live band, Gideon returns to Hitchin for an intimate solo set. Those who have seen him before will know about the magic of the Gideon experience which hinges heavily on audience participation and some extremely funny and touching songs.

Joining him will be the legendary Hitchin acolyte Stuart O’Connor, erstwhile singer with My Pet Junkie, who is also on tour throughout the UK who is here to play a special homecoming gig. More than a simple strummer, Stu incorporates live loops and effects to transform his one man band into a full-on musical experience.

Supporting them will be Joe Ferris – self-styled anarchist, socialist, Buddhist and gobshite. Expect a ribald and irreverent set where politics meet parental-advisory. Songs include Chlamydia Blues and Pissing Out My Bumhole. Not for the faint hearted!

Facebook Event Page

£3 tickets available from the bar (coming soon)
£4 on the door

Click the flyer for the Facebook event

Rogue LOUD! on Nu-Horizon Radio

Rogue LOUD! was bangin’ – full throttle underground bass for ya face.

Best bit is, you can now download highlights from Nu-Horizon Radio for your home-listening enjoyment, featuring live sets from Leech, Sully, Jando and Dog Latin.

Here’s the link: BOOM!

 

Rogue’s Halloween gig 2011

Shots from ROGUE presents Día de los Muertos – Day Of The Dead Mexican Halloween Party

I know it’s a little(!) late, but here are photos and videos from the Rogue gig back in October last year – missed out on getting any shots of BlackEye due to having to leave early (damn that train schedule). Featuring Mike Fallon + guests, Battery City, The Metatrons and Billy Skins Fifth.

James and Matt, pre-gig

The stage's Halloween decor, complete with projections

Gig goers getting into the spirit of things...

Mike Fallon’s set

Mike Fallon

Dan Nicholls, guesting with Mike Fallon

Grame from Billy Skins Fifth, guesting with Mike Fallon

Battery City

Battery City

Battery City

Bruce and Sam

James from BlackEye

The new BlackEye EP

The new BlackEye EP, released that night

The Metatrons

The Metatrons

Billy Skins Fifth

Billy Skins Fifth

Billy Skins Fifth

Billy Skins Fifth confirmed for Rogue In The Jungle Bizness

See Jungle! See Jungle! Go Join Your Rogue, Yeah. Hitchin All Over! Go Ape Crazy!

Yes indeedy, we now have a full line-up for Rogue’s Easter Special at Club 85, this time with a jungle twist. Tickets will be available online really soon, but till then stick it into your calendar cos this one is HOT!

ROGUE IN THE JUNGLE BIZNESS
Club 85, Hitchin
Sat April 7th

Billy Skins Fifth – (Madcap gabba-punk insanity)
http://mysp.ac/yp9yyq

Ting and Ra and The Iries (Reggae and Dubwise)
http://bit.ly/w8cYqE

Shoot The Director (Bass-slap Odyssey)
http://mysp.ac/yLSDPr

Craig Harris (Acoustic Diva)
http://mysp.ac/xKoWA4

Plus the Tim Star Audio-Visual Experience! DJ/VJ set.
Come dressed as a jungle animal of your choice.
from 7:30 til 1am
Entry: £6 on the door / £5 with ticket (details soon)
roguemusic.co.uk
TW: @rogue_music
FB: http://on.fb.me/Asv2Wu

Flyer by the ever-so talented Jay Miller. http://about.me/inkymiller

We’ll leave you with the latest vid from the Billy-boys:

ROGUE presents PINK, PUNK or POSH

ROGUEMUSIC.CO.UK presents….

– PINK, PUNK or POSH –

SATURDAY 4th FEBRUARY
from 7:30pm until 01:00am

CLUB 85, HITCHIN, SG5, 1PZ

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Barbie Dolls, Spluttering Colonels, Anarchist Rockers one-and-all: Have we got a show for you…

with:
– SUPER SECRET HEADLINERS – “We know who they are! We know who they are!” “We know them and you don’t, raaaaaassspp!”

– TRAILER TRASH ORCHESTRA – thigh slappin’ cowpunk craziness
http://www.trailer-trash.co.uk/

– PERHAPS CONTRAPTION – An 8-piece, twisted brass, art pop, marching band from London
http://perhapscontraption.co.uk/

– LOS CHICOS MUERTOS – Songs about drinking and death

-BLUNT BEATS – Classic and unique beats, down and dirty round the edges, for people who should know better!
http://www.bluntbeats.com/

£5 entry on the door. BLAM!

— Dress code: Pink, Punk, Posh or all three —

Web: http://www.roguemusic.co.uk
Twitter: @rogue_music

Matt on Masks

 I’m writing this as a response to some of the beautiful creations worn on people’s faces over our last couple of Rogue parties; especially Halloween.

I’ve always been interested in masks from my very first drama lessons when we studied the ancient players from Greece who would play certain stock characters and rely on exaggerated theatrical gestures to compensate for the lack of facial expression. I found something really interesting about the ‘permission’ to act differently that you are given as soon as you put on a mask and hide your own face; something that allows you to step out of your own skin and ‘be’ someone else is always going to be interesting.

Masks have always been important in human history and used across the world in funerals, religious rites, celebration, theatre and battle. They are practically as old as humans first recorded uses of pottery and clay and remain at the core of costume and pretending. We have been exposed to them since we were very young and are probably too familiar to really sit down and think about them.

There is of course something very creepy and distrustful invoked by masks simply because the face is obscured. Who is this person in front of me their eyes laughing in the semi darkness? Sunglasses of course are un nerving and shifty because they rob you of the expression in someone’s eyes therefore masks can be scary for the opposite reason when all you can see that is human of someone is their eyes. You only have to think back to when you first saw pictures of the masked heavy metal troupe from Iowa that call themselves Slipknot to realise the intensity masks still offer.

Many psychologists including Jung have written extensively about the concept of ‘persona’ and the mask we wear every day to hide our true inner self from those around us. Jung also proposed that there is a dark side to the personality, well-know to the field of psychology as the shadow. It includes both repressed, instinctual feelings and untapped potential. To me, the shadow is not just the “evil” opponent of persona, but is also imagination and creativity left behind or forgotten because of sensible or supposedly good adult behaviour that most of us adhere to in modern times. We make a conscious effort in Rogue to bring you back a little bit of that childhood and to show you that it really is ok to be yourself; creativity keeps us young, happy and open minded and playing with Barbie dolls, space hoppers toy cars and masks allow us to be open and ridiculous with less fear of being judged or thought of negatively. At their core masks allow us to be someone else even if that person is actually just ourselves uninhibited.

 I guess that Rogue is in part about escapism and a loss of inhibition as it provides a chance for us all to go a little crazy, to get outside of ourselves and push a little harder knowing that we can hide behind our masks, hide a little in amongst all the people around us who are also here to get away with being silly. We wish to encourage you all to be yourselves or anyone else you want to be, to dress up and be exotic and different, to make beautiful costumes that inspire, arouse and intrigue, to dance without convention or self awareness and to know that all around you everyone else is too.

This Halloween party just gone was wonderful in terms of costume and we thank you all for making such an effort, where else in Herts can you see 7 foot tall Grim Reapers on stilts hobnobbing with Mexican bandits? However we wish to remind you that mask and costume are not just for Halloween and will be received with open arms (no matter how ridiculous your outfit is) at each and every one of our parties. You might even win a prize.

So for future reference please continue to dress to impress and if you don’t like the attention you can always wear a mask so no one knows it’s you.

words by Matt ‘Red’ Turner.

photos of Rogue’s Dia De Los Muertos Halloween Party by Gavin Felgate.

 This article contains an excerpt from The Healing Arts by Cathy Malchiodi.

If you want to see pictures of what the hell I’m talking about then please feel free to have a mosey around our facebook site.