Rocking Horse Rehearsal Rooms

Past Gigs

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

www.discount-horse.com

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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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JOHNNY FOREIGNER / PLAYLOUNGE / MARTHA / SHIT’S FREAKY CLUB PRESENT – Fishtank – Thursday, 11 October 2012 – £5 (£6 door)

“SHIT’S FREAKY CLUB PRESENT:

 

JOHNNY FOREIGNER

http://www.facebook.com/johnnyforeigner

So we managed to get Johnny Foreigner in the middle of their UK tour, who thought that was ever gonna happen?

They’ve recently released a 12″ of Johnny Foreigner vs Everything and it’s mint!

 

PLAYLOUNGE

http://playlounge.bandcamp.com/

Awesome London two-peice, if you haven’t heard them before you can download their EP Kitten Frenzy for free.

(It’s class when bands let you download their stuff for free.)

 

MARTHA

http://marthadiy.bandcamp.com/

Local heartthrob supergroup.

 

After the bands we’re gonna DJ into the early hours with the usual Shit’s Freaky shite.

FISHTANK

11th OCTOBER

DOORS OPEN 7.30

£6 on the door

£5 advanced

http://www.wegottickets.com/event/181618

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!”

More info here

 

Empty Shop Present: The Sunderland Book Project & Site Verify revisited – 17 Claypath – 12 October, 6pm – Free

The Sunderland Book Project & Site Verify Revisited is the opening exhibition for our new temporary art space ’17 Claypath’. Come down for some art, chat and free drink!

**The exhibition will be followed by an after event at our new bar in Empty Shop HQ til late.**

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The Sunderland Book Project is an international touring exhibition of handmade books, initiated by Book Artist and Printmaker, Theresa Easton. The project features work by national and international artists and aims to raise the profile of the city of Sunderland through the medium of artist’s books and provide a platform for artists to exhibit and showcase their work.
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Site Verify Revisited
Site Verify was an artistic dialogue about regeneration, history and community. This dialogue was framed in the context of an evolving exhibition in the centre of Sunniside, Sunderland. Her work focused on J. F. Wilson’s Shopfitters which opened in 1918 and closed in 2008. Her work uses materials salvaged from the building including ninety years of blue prints upon which the mandate to Site Verify was written.

October 12, 2012 will be a revisiting of Site Verify. The original photographs of the factory printed on salvaged blue prints and an installation piece, The Forgetting Curve, will be shown alongside new artist books made by Dawn Felicia Knox with text by Richard W. Hardwick.

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***All welcome – Free drinks and refreshments***

The exhibition wil run daily from 10am – 4pm until Sunday 21st October. Closed Monday and Tuesday

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Liquid Swords – Mega Hip-Hop & R&B – Fishtank – Saturday, 13 October – Free

 

A night of insane Hip Hop and R&B. It was hella fun last time! Come down and boogie!

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

Posted on August 19, 2012 by 

 

The Equestrian Collective is really rather excited to present:

STREET EATERS (Bakery Outlet, Plan-it-X Records)
http://www.facebook.com/streeteatersband
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!!!

MORE INFO (INCLUDING SUPPORT BANDS AND VEGAN CAKES) COMING SOON!

£4 Please

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Waskerley Way / Cara Mitchell / Esperi – 30th September – Fishtank

DH presents –

 

Waskerley Way (Newcastle) –

http://soundcloud.com/waskerleyway

Lo-fi dream pop from Newcastle – Michael Bridgewater forms lush sonic collages from an eclectic palette of samples from around the world, coupled with live clarinet and a healthy dose of West Durham charm.

 

Cara Mitchell (Aberdeen) –

http://www.caramitchell.net/audio/

16 year old singer-songwriter, Cara Mitchell is already causing a stir in her native Scotland and now she’s coming to Durham. A unique performer, not to be missed. FFO: Regina Spektor, Heathers

 

Esperi (Dundee) –

http://www.esperimusic.co.uk/index

Esperi is Scottish multi-instrumentalist, Chris James Marr – Marr’s stunning electronic folk will appeal to fans of Mike Kinsella, múm and walking dogs on the beach.

30.09.12 – 8pm

Fishtank Durham

£3

Respect Eachother

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www.discount-horse.com

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Atic Atac 1 year Party – Rage Against ‘Em / We Done It For The Don / Zero dB / Lazy Dave / Mark Springfield / Andy Harris / Gaijin – 9pm, Friday, 21 September 2012 – Free

 

Atic Atac’s 1 year party! We’ve got a bigger line up than usual, with more still to be confirmed.

*Rage Against ‘Em added to the line up!!

Live: Rage Against ‘Em, We Done It For The Don (North east Ska/Reggae), plus TBC.

http://www.facebook.com/WeDoneItForTheDonOfficial

Dj’s: Zero dB (Ninja Tune Records), Lazy Dave (Head Unit / Rocking Horse), Mark Springfield (Chesterfield), Andy Harris (cornuTe, Kids Love Acid).

MC: Gaijin (back by popular demand after last months show).

All this for free!!

More Info

http://www.facebook.com/aticatacdurham

BABAR LUCK

FRI 21st Sept, 21:00 – The Angel – free

http://www.myspace.com/babarluck

 

 

Waskerley Way / Cara Mitchell / Esperi – 30th September – Fishtank

Posted on September 11, 2012 by 

 

DH presents –

 

Waskerley Way (Newcastle) –

http://soundcloud.com/waskerleyway

Lo-fi dream pop from Newcastle – Michael Bridgewater forms lush sonic collages from an eclectic palette of samples from around the world, coupled with live clarinet and a healthy dose of West Durham charm.

 

Cara Mitchell (Aberdeen) –

http://www.caramitchell.net/audio/

16 year old singer-songwriter, Cara Mitchell is already causing a stir in her native Scotland and now she’s coming to Durham. A unique performer, not to be missed. FFO: Regina Spektor, Heathers

 

Esperi (Dundee) –

http://www.esperimusic.co.uk/index

Esperi is Scottish multi-instrumentalist, Chris James Marr – Marr’s stunning electronic folk will appeal to fans of Mike Kinsella, múm and walking dogs on the beach.

30.09.12 – 8pm

Fishtank Durham

£3

Respect Eachother

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www.discount-horse.com

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Gluefactory 14 featuring the Vagabonds – Friday 14th September – Fishtank – 9pm – Free

 

Gluefactory returns this month with live music from local upstarts the Vagabonds. Expect youthful energy and passion, with very little facial hair. Followed by the usual fucking randomness from the DJ’s, just how we like it! P.S. Rich won’t be taking requests this week cos he’s up his own arse, so ask the other two.

 

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Jam Jah featuring ‘This Then’ – Arlington House – Friday, 24 August 2012, 8pm – £4

Jam Jah This Then

JJ’s back with a summer spectacular. This month they’re featuring a live set from mysterious local outfit ‘This Then’ Plus Jam Jah DJ selections and very special late night dj guests.

More info coming soon.

All this plus the ever present high quality, low cost Jam Jah Bar

£4 on the door

 

This Then

Earl P

Revolve Upstream

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Martha / T-Shirt Weather / Plus More – Arlington House, Durham – Saturday, 25 August, 7pm – £5

So – unfortunately, Defiance Ohio have been forced to cancel their European tour due to visa problems – There will still be a show and they’re working on a bill.

Discount Horse Records and the Equestrian Collective presents…

Martha (Durham) http://marthadiy.bandcamp.com/

Punks from Pity Me played pop songs. Joining Defiance, Ohio on tour. For fans of The Beautiful South and Dirtnap Records.

Some Sort of Threat (Exeter) http://somesortofthreat.bandcamp.com/

Political Anti-folk from the South Coast – Also on tour with Defiance, Ohio – For fans of ONSIND and Billy Bragg.

25th August 2012 – 19:30

Alington House, North Bailey, Durham

£5 on the door

THIS IS AN ALL AGES SHOW – BE COOL

Respect the space – Respect each other.

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ALSO

Vegan Treats from One Flew Over The Coffee Cup

Record Distros

Zine Stalls

www.discount-horse.com

poster by Morning Skyrail – http://morningskyrail.com/

More info here

Discount Horse Records and the Equestrian Collective Presents…

Esperi (Dundee) – http://soundcloud.com/esperi

Esperi is Chris Lee-Marr, an incredible one-person multi-instrumentalist from north of the border. Indie-folk FFO Owen, Múm

Turtle Lamone (Edinburgh) – http://turtlelamone.bandcamp.com/

Piano punk from Edinburgh – on tour with Esperi. FFO Daniel Vs. the World, World Inferno Friendship Society

Ferret Legs (Newcastle) – http://ferretlegs.bandcamp.com/

Shy kid plays folk songs. Member of Pale Kids, Raytex Horse Whisperers. FFO Recess

22.8.12

FISHTANK – DURHAM

Bring £3 to get in – Touring bands.

Doors at 8pm

RESPECT EACH OTHER

More info here

www.discount-horse.com

 

Defiance, Ohio / Martha / Some Sort of Threat – Arlington House, Durham – Saturday, 25 August, 7pm – £5

Discount Horse Records and the Equestrian Collective presents…

Defiance, Ohio (USA) – http://defianceohio.terrorware.com/

DIY giants, Defiance Ohio are back in Durham for the first time since 2009 and we’re overjoyed to have them back. If you missed them last time this is your chance! An absolute must see. For Fans of Plan-it X records and Nana Grizol

Martha (Durham) http://marthadiy.bandcamp.com/

Punks from Pity Me played pop songs. Joining Defiance, Ohio on tour. For fans of The Beautiful South and Dirtnap Records.

Some Sort of Threat (Exeter) http://somesortofthreat.bandcamp.com/

Political Anti-folk from the South Coast – Also on tour with Defiance, Ohio – For fans of ONSIND and Billy Bragg.

25th August 2012 – 19:30

Alington House, North Bailey, Durham

£5 on the door

THIS IS AN ALL AGES SHOW – BE COOL

Respect the space – Respect each other.

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ALSO

Vegan Treats from One Flew Over The Coffee Cup

Record Distros

Zine Stalls

www.discount-horse.com

poster by Morning Skyrail – http://morningskyrail.com/

More info here

 

Atic Atac / Fishtank / 17th August / 10pm / Free

Rocking Horse’s next event:

Zero Db (Ninja Tune Records) Lazy Dave (Rocking Horse) and soon TBC bring you another night of Hip Hop / Funk / Soul / Jazz / Reggae / Dub

*”If you can’t dance to this, there’s something wrong with you!”

*Quote credit goes to Neil Combstock, drunk, sometime in the last few weeks.

More info here

YOUNG ATTENBOROUGH / GNARWOLVES – Sunday, 12 August – Fishtank – £3

SHIT’S FREAKY CLUB PRESENTS:

As part of their joint tour together, Young Attenborough and Gnarwolves are playing in Durham.

Young Attenborough

http://youngattenborough.bandcamp.com/

Gearing up to release a split with wegrowbeards, Young Attenborough play fast-paced clever pop-punk. We saw them in Southampton and did loads of karaoke. Jay has a nice hawaiian shirt. FFO: High Dive, wegrowbeards, Mega Games.

Gnarwolves

http://gnarwolves.bandcamp.com/

Gnarwolves are a pop-punk band from brighton. Their new release ‘CRU’ is getting hammered and repeated by everyone I know. Everyone should be excited to see this band. FFO: Above Them, The Arteries, Dividers.

+ 1 tbc

3 quid in for touring bands!

DEALZ:

Red Stripe £2.50

Single w/ mixer £2.50

Irn Bru £1

Quatre-Back Cheese Burger Crisps 20p

Come down and support your local DIY mates.

Cheers! Come down and have a laugh!

More info here

ONSIND / El Morgan / Some Sort of Threat / Olive Anne – Fish Tank – Monday, 6 August, 7pm

“A night of acoustic music at the Fishy Wishy, featuring:

ONSIND
http://onsind.bandcamp.com/
Local dafties, first Durham show for a few months!

El Morgan
http://elmorgan.bandcamp.com/
Incredible folk singer songwriter from South Sea!

Some Sort of Threat
http://somesortofthreat.bandcamp.com/
Awesome punk/anti-folk heartthrob from Exeter!

Olive Anne
http://oliveanne.bandcamp.com/
Amazing poppy loveliness from Cardiff!

Also:

The return of ONE FLEW OVER THE COFFEE CUP!
Vegan Cakes and Treats galore, for your belly!

I’m having a hard time writing descriptions because it’s too early in the morning where I am, but all the touring musicians are great, trust me. Come along, it’s gonna be coooooooool!

Invite people!”

More info here

 

Holy fuck! Gluefactory is still going after a year. feat. Zeerox and The Girl from Winter Jargon – Friday, 3 August 2012, 8pm – Free

Anyone who’s been to Gluefactory over the last 12 months is probably as surprised as us, but it’s true – one year on, and The Fishtank still haven’t had any better offers for the first Friday of a month.
We shall be celebrating the occasion with one of our favourite acts & some bunch of chancers we can’t get rid of, shedloads of booze, birthday cake*, and whatever god-awful racket takes our whim on the night. You should come join us, cos it’ll be proper cush.

* cake TBC

More info here

Jam Jah-Brass Festival afterparty vol 2! Featuring ‘Beat & Blow’ and more! – Saturday, 21 July, 8pm – £5

“Brass Jah afterparty vol 2!

The 2nd of our amazing brass festival/jam jah collaberations, this time featuring the return of the incendiary ‘Beat & Blow’ from Berlin plus more special guests expected.(anyone who caught them @ JJ last year will sure to be back for more!)

In among this will be some wild brass themed dj selections.

Also featuring the infamous Jam Jah Bah for low cost high quality drinks, snacks & refreshments.

£5 on the door.

Bring your dancing shoes!”

http://www.brassfestival.co.uk/whats-on/jam-jah-after-party-beat-039-n-039-blow.31.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6-xZ5S0Q-g

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Atic Atac – Fishtank – Friday, 20 July, 9pm

Atic Atac returns after a long, wet month off for some more Hip Hop // Funk // Soul // Reggae // Dub // Electronic // Bass // Waaaap, to dry you out.

Dj’s: Zero dB (Ninja Tune / Fluid Ounce Records), Lazy Dave (Head Unit / Rocking Horse) and TBC?

More info here

 

One More Tune Gala Special! Friday, 13 July, 10pm

‘Twas the night before the Gala and all were tucked up in bed ready for the next day’s festivities…. except for you lot, with your inappropriate hair and traffic violations, who’ll be dancing it up at Fishtank!

Expect Django Django, HEALTH, Old Time Relijun, The (mighty) Fall, Stereolab, LCD Soundsystem, Hot Chip, Plastilina Mosh, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, The New Pornographers, Of Montreal, A Hawk and a Hacksaw, The Lovely Eggs, Can, Neu! and some others which I’ll recall some time tomorrow afternoon.

Landmines, Whisky and Depeche Mode, so adios!

More info here

Cry Havoc / Dry Heaves / Hades – Sat, 14th July – Fishtank Durham

Cry Havoc / Dry Heaves / Hades – Sat, 14th July – Fishtank Durham – Doors 7.30 – Entry £3

Mid Life Crisis Tour

Mid Life Crisis, Rocking Horse’s favourite punk cover band, are embarking on a local tour. They are excellent live so if you like everything from The Ramone’s to The Clash then get out and see them at one (or more) of these dates.

26th May – Sportsman’s Arms, Belmont

3rd June – Green Tree, Tudhoe, 5pm

29th June – Belmont Club, Help For Heroes

18th August – Prince Bishop Boat

14th September – Feat. Geoffrey Oi!Cott, Biteback and Diablo 66 – The Angel, Durham – The Angel, Durham

TEN SPEED BICYCLE / T-SHIRT WEATHER / SUNDAY LEAGUE / CROSSINGS – 10TH JULY, 8PM

Hiya! Ten Speed Bicycle are coming to Durham!

I just want to apologise to everyone about the quality of the poster. I had a dream about a crocodile with tentacles, so obviously this to me meant put it on the poster for the gig.

TEN SPEED BICYCLE
http://tenspeedbicycle.tumblr.com/
Class emo from London! FFO: cap’n jazz, kinsella jazz

T-SHIRT WEATHER
http://tshirtweather.bandcamp.com/
This is the re-release show for ‘Is This The End For Zombie Shaekspeare?’ on Discount Horse. Boring bastards playing pop-punk. FFO: Brand New, Lucksmiths and disappointment

SUNDAY LEAGUE
http://sundayleague.bandcamp.com/
Awesome emo from Newcastle! FFO: being in touch with one’s emotions

CROSSINGS
http://www.facebook.com/Barrayyy
Math/Emo from Lincoln! FFO: Ten Speed Bicycle

FISHTANK DURHAM
3 QUID
10TH OF JULY
8PM

Hopefully see you guys there!

More info here

Jam Jah Launch & After Party: Perhaps Contraption Sat, 7th July 8pm – 2am

Durham’s coolest nightclub and best kept secret takes the helm for the 3rd consecutive year of BRASS parties with funky brass inspired sets – expect the unexpected and a quirky night out!

Entry is £5 on the door.

More info here

Arto Lindsay’s Riverboat Carnival Procession – Sat, 7th July 11am – 2pm

Posted on July 5, 2012 by 

Working with the Ferryhill Town Band in partnership with Hannabiell Sanders and TIN Arts, as part of Big Dance, Arto’s carnival vision will take it on to the water via a riverside boat procession!
Starting at The Boathouse, Elvet Bridge travelling along the River Wear with a final performance once it returns. Further details on viewing points available on website.

More info here

 

Gluefactory / The Lovely Eggs / May 4th / £5

The Lovely Eggs

Gluefactory is proud to welcome 6 Music faves The Lovely Eggs back to The Fishtank as they criss-cross the country celebrating the release of new single Food (out May 14th on Cherryade). Woohoo!
Also providing aural delight on the evening is The Girl From Winter Jargon. Yay!
Entry £5 / Gluefactory follows with dancing ’til late. Alright!

More info here

Atic Atac // Fishtank Durham // Friday Night!!!

Dj’s Zero dB (Ninja Tune), Lazy Dave (Rocking Horse) and Mark Springfield (Chesterfield) bring you the usual Hip Hop, Funk, Soul, Reggae, Electronic and everything in between!

20th April, 9pm – 2am // Fishtank Durham

More info here

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