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The Babysitters - 'Live At The Marquee Club 1986' (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 24 April 2015 03:00

Babysitters - Live At The Marquee lp front 22What we need right about now is an almost thirty year-old live recording from one of our collective favourite bands remastered and reissued on CD. Wait, Uber Rock's Dom Daley might have just discovered glunk rock manna from heaven in the form of The Babysitters, 'Live At The Marquee Club 1986'.....

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Ginger Wildheart: ‘Songs And Words’ - Birmingham, The Old Rep Theatre - 11th April 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Thursday, 23 April 2015 03:00

Ginger thmbGinger Wildheart’s latest pledge includes a 12 track ‘Best of G.A.S.S.’ CD/Vinyl, live DVD of an upcoming Leicester Square show and a Song-by-Song run through book of every album Ginger has recorded (until ‘555%’) rather aptly entitled ‘Words And Music’. Uber Rock’s Rich Hobson came out of day job related exile to catch the accompanying one man tour at Birmingham’s Old Rep Theatre, and this dear friends is what happened next.

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Baby Chaos - 'Skulls, Skulls, Skulls, Show Me The Glory' (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Wednesday, 22 April 2015 03:00

babychaoscover300Are we excited about Baby Chaos releasing their first album after a 17 year hiatus? Of course we are! Uber Rock's Ben Hughes checked out the keenly-titled 'Skulls, Skulls, Skulls, Show Me The Glory' and was not disappointed.....

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Adam Ant/Shooze - Bristol, The Marble Factory - 10th April 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Tuesday, 21 April 2015 03:00

adamdirkgig86Adam Ant brought his 'Dirk Wears White Sox' tour - playing the debut Ants album in its entirety - to Bristol's newest venue, The Marble Factory, and Uber Rock's Gaz E was there, knowing never to trust a fan with a white stripe on his face.....

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Hardcore Superstar - 'HCSS' (Gain Music Entertainment) Print E-mail
Written by Ross Welford   
Monday, 20 April 2015 03:00

HCSScover300Uber Rock's Ross Welford has a Hardcore Superstar tattoo. He'll only show you it if you look like Lisa Dominique. When the Swedish outfit said that they were ditching the "street metal" of recent albums to go back to their roots on new album, 'HCSS', our Page 7 Fella once more pulled on his bad sneakers and became a penis collider.....

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Jack Black - The Boys Print E-mail
Written by Jack Black   
Sunday, 19 April 2015 03:00

JackbfeIt’s almost a year to the day since we published Dom Daley’s chat with Jack Black, the original drummer with legendary UK punk rockers The Boys. That interview turned out not only be an insightful piece regarding the band’s rich history in music but also one of the ‘most read’ Uber Rock articles of all time. Today Jack returns to our virtual pages picking his ‘14’ songs that helped shape his life story. So read on to discover who is on his Midnite Mixtape.

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U.D.O - London, Islington Academy - 4th April 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Saturday, 18 April 2015 03:00

Udo ThmbUdo Dirkschneider made a whistle stop visit to Blighty recently to play what were billed as his “final UK dates”. On hand to break his U.D.O cherry and review the third and final UK show in London’s Islington Academy was a camouflaged up to the max Jim Rowland. The only worry we had was would he actually find himself again in time to write the review? Hit the link to find out.

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Lordi/Dirty Passion/Hollywood Groupies - Brighton, Concorde 2 - 6th April 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Ross Welford   
Friday, 17 April 2015 03:00

lordilive86Uber Rock's very own Monsterman, Ross Welford, headed to Brighton to review a gig, but we weren't even sure who he was seeing. We knew that the lothario loves Dirty Passion and, of course, has a thing for Hollywood Groupies... but Lordi? This should be interesting.....

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The 69 Eyes - ‘The Best Of Helsinki Vampires’, ‘Paris Kills’ (Special Edition), ‘Devils’ (Special Edition) & ‘Angels’ (Special Edition) (Nuclear Blast) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Thursday, 16 April 2015 03:00

69 BOEarlier this week Nuclear Blast rereleased three classic albums and a 2CD retrospective by Finnish goth ‘n’ rollers The 69 Eyes. Here Uber Rock’s Johnny H casts his beady eyes over ‘The Best Of Helsinki Vampires’, ‘Paris Kills’, ‘Devils’, ‘Angels’ and tries not to end up looking too much like Kurt Barlow in the process. Hit the link to get back in blood too.

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Poison Idea - ‘Confuse And Conquer’ (Southern Lord) Print E-mail
Written by Darrel Sutton   
Wednesday, 15 April 2015 03:00

Poison IdeaUntil recently Poison Idea hadn’t released a studio since 2006’s ‘Latest Will and Testament’, the last record to feature the possibly irreplaceable Pig Champion on guitar, however with the return of Eric “Vegetable” Olsen to the fold the prospect of its follow up ‘Confuse And Conquer’ being a bit of a belter seemed all the more plausible. Here Uber Rock’s Darrel Sutton gets to grips with the 11 tracker and finds plenty for us to get excited about.

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Eureka Machines - 'Brain Waves' (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Tuesday, 14 April 2015 03:00

brainwavescover300approved small 2013Nobody cared when the digital promo of 'Brain Waves', the fourth album from Eureka Machines, turned up for review, cos we'd all already Pledged for it, heard it, loved it and pencilled it into our Albums of the Year list. Uber Rock's Ben Hughes explains why this band just keeps on getting better and better.....

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Gallows - ‘Desolation Sounds’ (Venn Records) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Monday, 13 April 2015 03:00

Gallows DSapproved small 2013Watford/Canadian punks Gallows have their fourth album ‘Desolation Sounds’ available in all good record shops today. Now totally Carter brother free though we couldn’t help but wonder what would the remaining quartet would actually sound like? Uber Rock’s Johnny H takes a look at the 10 tracker and discovers a record as bold as it is brash, and says “don’t let the band’s past stand in your way from discovering a record that is far more than just punk rock.”

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Vic Zino - Hardcore Superstar - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Ross Welford   
Sunday, 12 April 2015 03:00

HCSS thmbLater this month Swedish street metallers Hardcore Superstar will unleash ‘HCSS’- their tenth studio record - on the world, so we thought it was the ideal time to catch up with the band to basically find out why this is the record we should all go out and buy. We asked hardcore (superstar) fan Ross Welford to pen some questions for guitarist Vic Zino to answer, and the resulting replies…well you can read them for yourself, right here on Uber Rock.

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Michael Schenker - Temple Of Rock - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Saturday, 11 April 2015 03:00

michael schenker by laurence harvey thmbMichael Schenker and his Temple Of Rock are currently wowing audiences across the other side of the Atlantic in support of their recently released ‘Spirit On A Mission’. Just before he set sail for the US Uber Rock’s Eamon O’Neill was lucky enough to catch up with the six string maestro for a long overdue chat. Here he talks about recording the new album, his relationship with his brother and what the future might hold for him.

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I Need A Dodge! Joe Strummer On The Run/The Crunch/Band & Special Guests - London, Camden, Koko - 25th March 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Friday, 10 April 2015 03:00

Strummer poster thmbSo when is a gig not exactly a gig? Why, when it is a film premiere too! As Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland found out recently when he attended the London premiere of Nick Hall’s new documentary ‘I Need A Dodge! Joe Strummer On The Run’. Also on the bill for this very special occasion was an appearance by powerpop supergroup The Crunch plus an all-star tribute to The Clash to round off the night. We join our man hoping to spot a ‘Brand New Cadillac’….

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Van Halen - ‘Tokyo Dome Live In Concert’ (Warner Bros/Rhino) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Thursday, 09 April 2015 03:00

VHSo you’re returning from a holiday from hell and your tits are well and truly on the deck. You log onto the interweb and find a band you’ve been waiting to see live again for over 30 years (namely Van Halen) trying not to make complete arses of themselves live on TV, then you suddenly realise you’ve just shelled out £60 for their all new ‘Tokyo Dome Live In Concert’ on LP and you have got to review it when you get back home. What do you do next? Well in the case of Uber Rock’s Johnny H you simply bite your lip, take the plunge and pray things can only get better.

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