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

** Discounted Tickets: **

ROGUE presents our annual Halloween Party

Deceased Celebrity Ball
Club 85, Hitchin
Sat 27th October

CODA – Fangtastic Live Dubstep Band!

THE ZIPHEADS – Spookabilly Rot’n’Roll!

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

(no website, but are you surprised?)

VANILLA NIGHTMARE – Ice Cream, You Scream!

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
tw: @rogue_music

Coda Dubstep

Vanilla Nightmare


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

INTERVIEW | The Metatrons


The Metatrons’ debut LP ‘Between Planets’ marks out a territory between the eighties noise pop of Jesus & Mary Chain, the ‘90s alterna-rock of Throwing Muses/Sonic Youth and ‘70s punk/new wave sounds in the Ramones tradition.

In anticipation of their appearance at this weekend’s Day Of The Dead Halloween Party, Rogue joined Hitchin’s fastest rising local rockers for a plate of homemade Mexican tacos and some silly questions taken from an old Smash Hits annual.

The Metatrons (L-R: Polly, Simon, Dez, Steve) - Enchilada Da Vida

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HALLOWEEN | Rogue Tickets Now On Sale!

ROGUE presents Día de los Muertos

Day Of The Dead Mexican Halloween Party

29/10/11 – CLUB 85, 74 Whinbush Road, Hitchin

Entry: £6 on the door / £5 with a ticket

Black Eye –
The Metatrons –
Billy Skins Fifth –
Battery City (feat. Flo-Ella)
Mike Fallon

A Halloween Party, Mexican Style!

Inspiration for costume etc:






TOP 13 | Alternative Halloween Hits

HALLOWEEN IS COMING, the goose is getting fat, and we’re busy stockpiling produce from Pound-Savers to deter marauding trick-or-treaters from pumping untreated effluent through the Rogue letterbox.

To celebrate this most spooky of seasons, and of course the upcoming Rogue Halloween Hoedown, here is the ultimate guide to soundtracking your Halloween, and not a Ray Parker Jr in sight!

13. Gravediggaz – Diary Of A Madman

There just isn’t enough horrorcore in this world. Gravediggaz’ 1994 album 6 Feet Deep bridged the cartoon De La-splatter of early ’90s old skool with the grit’n’fear of gangsta rap, creating a world of paranorma-fuelled crime and violence. In many ways, this horror-movie bent allowed the group to exploit OTT levels of gruesomeness compared to other rap albums from the era.

12. Peste Noire – Spleen

The metalheads out there may also know La Sale Famine De Valfunde (for that is his name) from dreamy metalgaze outfit Alcest. Peste Noire is anything but dreamy, unless your dreams regularly involve being chased through a pentagram-lit cornfield by some fucked up old witch, in which case I am concerned for you.

11. Hot Blood – Baby Frankenstein

Respite from Peste Noire, – a terrifically cheesy disco number to get your blood boiling.

10. Aural Exciters – Spooks In Space

“Mama said there’d be days like these, but she never told me about…” this classic from the super-cool era of mutant disco. Reminds me of that kids’ TV show with the skeletons.

9. Stanley Holloway – With ‘er ‘Ead Tucked Underneath ‘er Arm

A surprisingly haunting little ditty from the dark days of the ’30s. Entertainer Stanley Holloway recounts this creepy tale of a nogginless Anne Boleyn come back to haunt those who did her wrong.

8. The Shaggs – It’s Halloween

A terrifying, caterwauling noise, indeed. But while this young girl trio could barely hold a note, let alone play in time with one another, they still somehow managed to find their ways into the hearts of ooh.. at least 50 outsider music geeks around the world. And yeah, it’s not like playing everything completely out of tune did Captain Beefheart any harm.

NB: we won’t be playing this at Rogue.

7. Desmond Dekker – Dracula

A cautionary tale from the king of ska. “Not being Dracula” should be an integral deal breaker in every pre-nup.

6. The Sounds from the Well to Hell

Story goes this diabolical hubbub came from a Siberian borehole that was drilled so deeply it purportedly managed to break into some sort of Boschean afterlife dimension. Once the paroxysms and giddy “I told you so” faces from the hard-line US Christian contingent had died down, it turned out to be one of the best hoaxes ever. Try telling that to whoever posted this video.

5. The Skatalites – Skalloween

It seems that the vintage ska brigade were as fond of supernatural japery as they were bad puns. But who can resist a pun, let alone this classic piece of horn-driven madness? Had to be done really.

4. Scientist – Blood On His Lips

More vampire-related ghastliness from Jamaica, courtesy of dub-fiddler and King Tubby protege, Scientist. Scientist has always been a keen conceptualist, with albums celebrating heavyweight boxing, the World Cup, space invaders and the wild west. On Scientist Rids The World Of The Evil Curse Of The Vampires, he litters his creations with echo-laden horror movie screams and growls.

Scientist releases “Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outer Space” on Tectonic in November.

3. Electric Wizard – I, The Witchfinder

Steeped in smoke and Suspiria, Electric Wizard’s impossibly-sludgy sound is at once crushing and terrifying. Turn this one up when the doorknockers come round and they’ll think they’ve woken Yog-Sothoth.

2. The Sonics – The Witch

Sixties proto-punks The Sonics certainly know which side of the pumpkin pie their toast is buttered on. (Whaaaat?!- ed.)

1. Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band – Look Out There’s A Monster Coming

Completely ridiculous. But then, that’s Halloween for you.

words by Charlie Frame

Rogue’s Halloween Hoedown featuring Aghast, Trailer Trash Orchestra, Arc Generator & Richy Spitz is on Saturday 30th October at Club 85, Hitchin.

ROGUE NIGHTS | Halloween Hoedown! 30th October at Club 85


:: the incredibly creepy ::
:: H A L L O W E E N – H O E D O W N ::
:: Saturday 30th October ::
…:: Club 85 ::…

not to mention
GAMES! PRIZES (probably)! FRIGHTS! and FEAR!

Live Acts:

– You should know by now that Aghast are by no means your average death metal band. Expect antics, spandex and stupid spooky tricks –

– The country-punk hicks from AL6 (well, St.Albans actually, but it’s close enough). These are the wild boys of Bedfordshire, soundtracking our hillbilly hootenanny from here to the grave! –

– Fuel-injected post rock power trio from London city! –

– Hitchin rapper/producer Richy’s work with such luminaries of the scene as Phi Life Cipher has been tickling the earlobes of even Tim Westwood – check his stuff out at


£5 in advance
£6 on the door

Jolly Brown | The WineStop | Harvest Moon | Farley’s Hairdressers

Club 85, Hitchin, Herts, SG5 1BZ


16+ Bring ID