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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.

After an absence of nearly 3 years, Avatar returned to the Rock of the North with a new line up and newer, heavier set. Kicking off with some Metallica the band ran through tunes from Iron Maiden, Alice in Chains, Megadeath, Motorhead and Black Stone Cherry - this was not a night for lullabies. Lots of energy, lots of smoke and plenty of heat made for a sweaty time of both sides of the stage. Smashing bunch of lads, a pleasure to work with.

Next Show:

Friday 19th September
Rock Solid
The house band of the Rock of the North, Rock Solid return to their home gig at prime time for the club. Folk have returned from holiday, the ankle biters are back at school, the nights are still light enough and warm enough to walk up the road without 4 layers of clothing and there's a great band on in the Comrades. Playing AC/DC, UFO, Zeppelin,
Ozzy, Y&T, Saxon and a bit of Deep Purple, Rock Solid do what it says on the tin. Known and loved by all the Herd and the bar staff, the Solids will ALWAYS give you a great night here, on home turf.
£3.00 Entry

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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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