SUN 26TH APR 09 DERBY AMPED PRESENTS . . . . . . [DOORS 4PM]

Derby Amped launch night feat Julie Collings, The Unwanted, Narration, Six Weeks Falling, Sychatrissi, Eskimo Fires, Rugosa Nevarda + more. DerbyAMPED! is a brand spanking new online magazine / promotion group for musicians and venues in Derby and the surrounding area. A one-stop-shop for all gig enthusiasts and musicians in Derby, the site will provide you with everything you need to know about the best gigs to attend and bands to look out for in the local area.

If you love music, make sure you add us and keep up to date with progress before the official launch

THURS 30TH APR 2009 CLUB NME FEAT KILL IT KID + THE 13TH REUNION [DOORS 8PM]
Most bands first recordings are funnelled into a scratched old dictaphone or sketched down on a friend’s borrowed four-track. Imagine, if you will then, penning tracks in front of two dozen classmates making notes whilst a cult producer twiddles the dials as part of an observational educational experiment. Last year, John Parish [producer of PJ Harvey, Eels] was invited by a tutor at Bath Spa University to exhibit his recording skills by taking a group into the studio and letting students watch – Big Brother style. Kill It Kid were that guinea pig band.

Remember – come to gig and stay for CLUB NME hosted by DJ ROUGE and her electro indie night YOUR MUMS FACE IS FIT!

THURS 7TH MAY 09 CLUB NME FEAT DIE! DIE! DIE + LUXURY STRANGER [DOORS 8PM]
Die! Die! Die! is a punk three-piece from New Zealand formed in late 2003. Their music has been described as being abrasive, noisy and rough with a strong emphasis on the rhythm section within the band. The band are renowned for incessantly touring internationally since they began, focusing their efforts in New Zealand, Australia, the UK and USA (especially New York), and brief travels through Europe. The band’s live shows have become infamous for their energy and front man Andrew Wilson’s tendency to use the entire venue, climbing and writhing around the audience, with microphone in hand.

Remember – come to gig and stay for CLUB NME hosted by DJ ROUGE and her electro indie night YOUR MUMS FACE IS FIT!

FRI 8TH MAY 09 JOHNNY FOREIGNER + TUBELORD + MY PSCHOANALYST + BEYOND THIS POINT ARE MONSTERS [DOORS 8PM]
Johnny Foreigner are an indie rock trio from Birmingham, England, consisting of guitarist Alexei Berrow, drummer Junior Elvis Washington Laidley and bassist Kelly Southern. They are currently releasing music on Best Before Records, which is part of the artist management and nightclub concern Mama Group/ChannelFly Group.

Johnny Foreigner play at venues up and down the UK, and made their live US debut on November 30 2007, supporting Delaware’s Spinto Band and Cardiff-based indie pop band Los Campesinos! at the Bowery Ballroom.

Remember – come to gig and stay for SNUG SOCIAL hosted by SNUG STUDIOS!!!!!

THURS 14TH MAY 09 FOALS + GUESTS [DOORS 8PM – CLUB NME TILL 3AM]
Before they hit Hyde Park with Blur and numerous festivals including T In The Park, Oxygen and All Tomorrow’s Parties, Foals will take to the stage at The Rockhouse in Derby for a special one off performance.

Foals are a five-piece dance-rock band currently living in their home town Oxford. Yannis Philippakis (20, vocals/guitar), Edwin Congreave (22, keyboards), Walter Gervers (23, bass), Jimmy Smith (22, guitar) and Jack Bevan (21, drums) met in their native city, where they bonded over a shared sense of humour. Bored with the interchangeable electro records they heard at every party, they decided to make the kind of music they wanted to dance to. “We wanted to make music that was very technical, that wasn’t just party music, but at the same time you could dance to it,” explains Yannis.

Remember – come to gig and stay for CLUB NME FEAT NAVVY and DJ Micky Sheehan + DJ ROUGE

SUN 17TH MAY 09 IDLEWILD + GUESTS
The Rockhouse is pleased to announce IDLEWILD will play a selected one off show in Derby to promote the release of their sixth studio album
Initially, the band’s sound obeyed the conventions of 1990s British indie-punk guitar music, however, unlike many of their contemporaries, it developed over time, from an edgy and angular sound (as heard in their early material – once described by the NME as “the sound of a flight of stairs falling down a flight of stairs”.

FRI 22ND MAY 09 HERESY ‘N’ HEELZ [9PM]
Heresy ‘n’ Heelz – A night of stunningly risqué burlesque entertainment, fantastic DJ’s & more alt-eye-candy than you could shake a crop at, which brings together the Fetish, Goth, EBM & Burlesque scenes in truly spectacular style !
You will be amongst a crowd of fabulously dressed guests being entertained by a line up of carefully selected gothic & fetish burlesque beauties, whose performance styles are all ‘alternative’ in nature.

PLEASE NOTE :: BY PURCHASING A TICKET FOR THIS EVENT YOU AGREE AND FULLY UNDERSTAND THAT THERE IS A STRICT FETISH/GOTHIC/ALTERNATIVE/BURLESQUE/VINTAGE DRESS CODE IN PLACE AND NO CASUAL OR STREET CLOTHES ARE ALLOWED.

FRI 29TH MAY 09 THE ROCKHOUSE REMEMBERS JOY DIVISION AND NEW ORDER [10PM]
The Rockhouse Remembers is a series of specialist nights that bring you the UK’s best tribute act’s followed by themed DJ slots. The Rockhouse Remembers JOY DIVISION [TRANSMISSION] and NEW ORDER [RE:ORDER] followed by legendary Derby club night THIS IS HOW IT FEELS till 3am.

SAT MAY 30TH 09 UK SUBS + TEN PINTS OF PUNK + MORE [DOORS 8PM]
As part of the original punk rock movement in England during the mid-’70s, the U.K. Subs scored several hit singles in their homeland, switching between politically charged material and party-hearty rockers. Led by singer Charlie Harper (who previously fronted a R&B outfit called the Marauders), the U.K. Subs formed in November of 1976, after Harper discovered the Damned.
The ’90s saw the release of countless U.K. Subs “hits” collections, the best of the bunch being 1991’s Singles 1978-1982 and 1996’s The Punk Singles Collection.

SAT 13 JUNE 09 DINOSAUR PILE UP + GUESTS [DOORS 8PM]
The lo-fi Indie Pop project of Matt Bigland (formerly of Mother Vulpine) based in Leeds. Taking balanced influences from Foo Fighters and Weezer, with elements of Pavement and Biffy their dynamic performances have been a hit with reviewers everywhere leading to many industry folk tipping them as one to watch in 2009. Their self-released single ‘My Rock N’Roll’ was a ‘single of the week’ on the Zane Lowe show on Radio 1.
WED 15TH JULY 2009 ATHLETE + IAIN ARCHER
On May 28th 2006, the four members of Athlete gathered in the studio they’d just finished building, a short hop from their south east London homes. Three days earlier, the band’s ‘Wires’ single had been named Best Contemporary Song at the Ivor Novello awards. Now it was time for Athlete to make some new music. They picked up their instruments, took a collective deep breath and pressed the record button.

Nine months later, in February 2007, they pressed stop. The recording of their third album, ‘Beyond The Neighbourhood’, was complete. The Rockhouse now brings you those songs LIVE to Derby.

FRI 24TH JULY 09 HERESY ‘N’ HEELZ FEAT TORTURE GARDEN [DOORS 10PM]
Heresy n Heelz are delighted to present special guests Torture Garden. Working in collaboration we bring you the DJ’s & performers of the world’s biggest regular running fetish club Torture Garden.

Heresy ‘n’ Heelz is a night of stunningly risqué burlesque entertainment, fantastic DJ’s & more alt-eye-candy than you could shake a crop at, bringing together the Fetish, Goth, EBM & Burlesque scenes in truly spectacular style !

PLEASE NOTE :: BY PURCHASING A TICKET FOR THIS EVENT YOU AGREE AND FULLY UNDERSTAND THAT THERE IS A STRICT FETISH/GOTHIC/ALTERNATIVE/BURLESQUE/VINTAGE DRESS CODE IN PLACE AND NO CASUAL OR STREET CLOTHES ARE ALLOWED.

FRI 25TH SEPT 09 FINLEY QUAYE + GUESTS [DOORS 8PM]
Finley made a solo record deal with Polydor Records, and moved to New York. He began working with Epic/Sony when Polydor let him out of contract, and in late 1997 he reached the UK Top 20 twice with “Sunday Shining”, and “Even After All”. His reputation was established by Maverick A Strike, an adventurous but accessible album released in September 1997. It went gold less than three weeks later, and led directly to the BRIT Award victory. Maverick A Strike is now multi platinum. Two more albums were released on Epic, Vanguard (2000) and Much More Than Much Love (2004). In 2004 the song “Dice”, in collaboration with William Orbit, and featuring Beth Orton was a minor hit, helped in part by its inclusion on Music from the OC: Mix 1. Quaye has been living and working in Berlin since 2005.

He is currently working on a new album with A Guy Called Gerald & The Stereo MCs. Finley recorded “Pound For Pound” in 2007 with Reggae veteran Norman Grant of The Twinkle Brothers featuring Sly Dunbar and Lloyd Parks. In the past he has worked with Osibisa, both on stage and in the studio, with Iggy Pop, Tricky, Primal Scream, Lee Scratch Perry and Buju Banton.

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