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

Coming soon… Rogue is LOUD!!

Print this out and whack it on your fridge, yeah??

If you like your beats bangin and your bass boomin, this is the night for you. Rogue presents a dance music special featuring local legends including Sully (from Martin Blackdown’s Keysound label), Leech of Audiosquid, Jando, Charlie Seizure and Dog Latin. Get your advance tickets from the link below to guarantee entry and discounted prices.



Photos of Rogue NYE 2011 + Pink, Punk or Posh

Gavin Felgate sent in these excellent snaps of the last two Rogue events. 



If you’ve got photos of gigs and other events that have happened in the area, we’d love to see them. Chuck ’em over to

EVENTS | New Years Eve 2011 – Club 85



Sons Of Guns | Richy Spitz | Hazel Turnock & The Finger Choppers
Deckscar | Modern Day Jester | more TBA…

Greetings Roguers

Looking forward to the new year?

For your sakes we hope it’ll all be peaches & cream.

But we’re afraid the end time is near…

The cataclysmic apocalypse referred to in the Mayan prophecy dictates it will be an era fraught with boundless greed and corruption, where global monetary systems disintegrate leaving brother to kill brother for a grain of over cooked rice. The nations of the civilised world will collapse under the impressive weight of parasitic political conspiracies which remove all hope and optimism from their once faithful citizens. Around the globe, generations of polluters will be punished for their sins. Unshielded by the O-zone they have successfully depleted, left to bake in the searing naked rays of light. Wholesale assassinations served to destabilise every remaining government, leaving the starving and wicked to fend for themselves. Bloodthirsty renegade cyborgs created by tax dodging corporations reek havoc. Pissed off androids tired of being slaves to a godless & gutless system, where the rich get richer & the poor get fucked over and out, unleash total world wide destruction by means of nuclear holocaust, annihilating the terrified masses, leaving in its torturous wake nothing but vicious, cannibalistic, mutating, radiating, and horribly disfigured hordes of satanic killers, begged on revenge, but against whom? There are so few left alive. Starvation reins supreme, forcing unlucky survivors to eat anything & anyone in their path. Massive earthquakes crack the planets crust like a hollow egg shell, causing unending volcanic eruptions. Creatures of the seven seas, unable to escape the certain death upon land, boil in their liquid prison. Disease then circles the earth, plagues & viruses with no known cause or cure laying waste to whatever draws breath, and human-kind having proven itself to be nothing more than a race of ruthless scavengers, fall victim to merciless attacks at the hands of interplanetary alien tribes who seek to conquer our charred remains.

The Final World Front.

And there is Only




So come and join us in fearful celebration of the end times.

74 Whinbush Road

— Music 8.30pm til 3am featuring —

Live electronica from Hitchin’s own

Lyrical blizzards from

Screwball psychobilly from

Bass driven party smashers from

Beatboxing and whatnot from

Footwork, Floorcore and other styles that probably don’t exist from

Old Skool Party faves from

…and loads of other shizzle TBA.

£5 on the door – That’s cheaper than the pub!

Ticket info to follow…
Discount is at the discretion of the almighty and infallible, Bob.

This is a FANCY DRESS event, but we don’t mind what you wear – just pop down :-)

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.

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: