Rocking Horse Rehearsal Rooms

Mid Life Crisis Tour

22th December – The Angel

Atic Atac – We Are All Mixed / Zero dB / Lazy Dave / Mark Springfield – Fishtank – 16th November – 9pm – Free


Rocking Horse’s Atic Atac returns with live music from We Are All Mixed (feat Boika Esteban from Remaking Europe).

DJ’s Zero dB (Ninja Tune Records) and Lazy Dave (Head Unit/Polybius).

Hip Hop / Funk / Reggae / Jazz / Soul / Dub / Bass

**Live music will be over by 11pm so get down early!**


This Then Recorded Live At Jam Jah 24.08.12

In August Rocking Horse recorded a live set from regulars “This Then” at Jam Jah in Durham, we’ve uploaded a video playlist of the gig onto youtube, here it is.

Jam Jah featuring The Warm Digits / Zeerox / This Then – Arlington House – Friday, 23 November – 8pm

JJ’S back with the mighty machine funk kraut-a-delic sound of ‘The Warm Digits’

Also featuring live sets from Rocking Horse’s very own ‘Zeerox’ & ‘This Then’ & Jam Jah dj selections.
More info coming soon……


SFxDHxLS – NYE 2012 – feat. Ace Bushy Striptease / Martha / T-Shirt Weather – Fishtank – 31st December – 9pm – Pay what you like!

Shit’s Freaky Club x Discount Horse Records x Liquid Swords present:

A New Years Eve Party at the Fishtank –

Live Music from

Ace Bushy Striptease (Birmingham)
Noisy Indiepop favourites return to Durham to give 2012 a well deserved kick down the stairs. They just brought out a new album too and it’s mint Weather (Durham)
Probably the reason that the Mayans thought the world would end this year. Lo-fi pop punk from Neville’s Cross. They might even have a new single out.

Martha (Pity Me)
DIY punks, Martha will be seeing in 2013 with an extra special secret set.

DJs til very late

Shit’s Freaky Club DJs – smatterings of everything
New Ocean Waves – punk and pop
Liquid Swords – Hip Hop etc.

9pm til next year – Pay what you like!

James Adair: Using Any Means Necessary – 17 Claypath Contemporary Art Space – 26th Oct – 3rd Nov – Free

Using Any Means Necessary- A new Solo Exhibition by James Adair at Durham’s new Contemporary Arts Space. (Located In The former Durham City Council Housing Offices)

Using Any Means Necessary

James Adair is an Artist based in Durham city. Since 2010 he has used painting, montage and drawing to explore the conflict in Northern Ireland; a conflict euphemistically referred to as “The Troubles”.

Using Any Means Necessary is a selection of work from this period marking two milestones; the conclusion of this phase of Adair’s exploration and the centenary of “The Ulster Covenant”.

The Ulster Covenant Signed on the 28th of September 1912 by half a million people, including Adair’s Great Grandfather,was an act of defiance against the state, But it was no breakaway movement. On the contrary they wanted Ulster to remain part of the United Kingdom and were prepared in “… using all means which may be found necessary” to remain citizens of the United Kingdom.

This signing of the Covenant was a robust response to the conferral of home rule on what was then a unified Ireland. Within a decade of the signing, the British Government relented to the wishes of the majority of both the North and South, with Northern Ireland therein remaining part of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland gaining Independence.

The Northern Ireland we see now is one largely at peace. Adair however grew up in a turbulent Northern Ireland with thousands losing their lives in the complex conflict.This exhibition is a result of 3 years work for Adair and a century long journey for Ireland. It contains snapshots of times, places and people and is intended as an emotional and artistic representation of a history best described as “troubled”.

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Jam Jah featuring featuring ‘Rob Heron & the Teapad Orchestra – Alington House – Friday, 26 October – £5

JJ is very proud to announce a return visit from the amazing Rob Heron & the Teapad Orchestra, breezing in at the end of their uk tour.

They play an eclectic and original musical brew of 1930’s swing, gypsy jazz, hokum blues, cajun, and country, all with similar themes of debauchery, dandyism, disasters and drink.

Previous visits have absolutely torn the roof off, do not miss this band!

More info coming very soon!

Pllus Jam Jah dj selections-dub funk reggae afro & beyond…..


Substance crew & their skanky panky goings on. Expect all things bassline

As ever the high quality, low cast Jam Jah Bah, for all you drinks snacks & refreshments.

Bring your dancing shoes!

£5 on the door

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Ace Bushy Striptease – Album Launch + guests: Martha + TBC – Fishtank – Wednesday, 24 October – £3

Ace Bushy Striptease are heading out on tour to celebrate the launch their brand new album “Outside It’s Cold Just Like the Inside of Your Body And” and they’re coming to Durham!


Ace Bushy Striptease (Birmingham – Discount Horse Records/ Odd Box Records)


Birmingham’s most prolific indie-punk outfit and return to the North East with a new album in tow – expect 30 minutes of frantic, cheeky pop punk FFO Pavement, Johnny Foreigner, Archers of Loaf


Trivia – One of Ace Bushy Striptease’s songs recently appeared in an episode of popular channel 4 docu-drama Hollyoaks


Martha (Durham – Win Htein/Odd Box Records)

Martha is a pop group from Pity Me – a village famed for its swampland and DIY punk. Martha’s sound falls somewhere between the Housemartins and the Thermals, but they can never agree on a genre – so come along and work it out for yourself

Trivia – They’re in waaaay over their heads.

Fishtank Durham

October 24th 2012

£3 entry – 8pm

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Atic Atac – Zero dB / Lazy Dave / Mark Springfield / MC Gaijin – Fishtank – 10pm, Friday 19th October – Free


Atic Atac returns with DJ’s Zero dB (Ninja Tune Records), Lazy Dave, Mark Springfield and MC Gaijin. Expect Hip Hop, Funk, Soul, Jazz, Reggae, Dub, pretty much anything with a dirty bassline!
All this for free!

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STREET EATERS + MORE TBC – FISH TANK – 21st October – £4

The Equestrian Collective is really rather excited to present:

STREET EATERS (Bakery Outlet, Plan-it-X Records)
All the way from Berkeley, California, come this amazing DIY noise punk duo. Featuring Megan from Neverending Party and John from The Fleshies, it’s a California micro-supergroup of sorts. Awesome politically informed punk rock jams. Don’t miss this show!!!


£4 Please

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