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Rock Nights

Houghton Comrades Club
Pear Tree Place
Houghton Le Spring

Telephone: 0191 584 1123

Friday Rocks!

See here every week for the latest news from the home of the Herd at the Rock of the North, with lights & smoke & Rock'n'Roll.

The Rock Club convenes in Houghton Comrades Club, the full address is: Houghton Comrades, Pear Tree Place Houghton Le Spring DH4 4AT. The clubs phone number is 0191 584 1123, the Rock Club can be contacted via the usual email address here.

First off, apologies for being a week late with the Rock Solid photos & review, the reviewer/photographer/web gadgy demanded a weeks holiday or he was going up to Hetton Social - so what could we do? Rock Solid DID play at The Rock of the North on 19th September, and they DID take the roof off. Long standing bassist Tony has left and his replacement Joe, has had just 2 weeks to learn all the songs and learn when to stand back when the pyros go off - yes, someone gave big Gary the key to the fireworks box - again, Carto's eyebrows were still a bit threadbare after the last episode. Playing their usual heavy Rock assortment from the likes of Y&T Thin Lizzy, AC/DC, UFO, Rush, Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Black Sabbath the Solids epitomise the mantra of the Buffalos - Lights, Smoke & Rock'n'Roll. As we'd have expected, there was an excellent turn out, the bar staff were working their little socks off and the Herd were emptying their glasses quicker than the girls could fill them. Great show, another brilliant night.

Next Show:

Friday 3rd October
The Rising
The third appearance for the Rising since they reformed from the ashes of Riot, these guys have never failed to impress with their outstanding vocals and superb musicianship. Expect to hear tracks from Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy, Journey, Toto and Thunder among others, the band have a dedicated following and bring supporters from miles around when they play to the point where I was relegated to the sidelines to watch them last time they were on. Tremendous talent and a feast for the ears.
£2.50 Entry

(If anyone is in a photo & wants it removed from the site, just let me know)

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If anybody has taken photos of either the bands, or of general revelry taking place on at Buffalos, by all means send them to me for display on the website.

Any evidence of indecency will be thoroughly examined, then deemed as perfectly acceptable behaviour.

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As a reminder - contrary to popular belief, it is fine to dance any time you like.
No restrictions & any musical requests, give us a shout.

Bar and dancing till Midnight.


Welcome to Buffalos, the home of the most excellent rock venue in this little corner of England.

Every Friday, Buffalos hosts a great band and rock tunes.

Bar till midnight, stocked with cold beverages at very appealing prices, you'll have a great night without breaking the bank.

Doors open 7:00pm, Band onstage around 8.30pm, offstage 11:00pm - Friday.

Rock Choons till Midnight.


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