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The Uber Rock Singles Club - December 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 04 December 2016 03:30

kevinsiminorWith the so-called "festive season" fast upon us, this might well be Dom Daley’s last Singles Club of the year and whilst it might not seem that my sack is bulging like previous months, this one might just be the pick of the bunch quality wise.  With a slender lean mean six from raging garage/punk to cool as fuck power pop this singles club has got the biggest baubles and you can wrap tinsel on that and take it to the rock and roll bank!

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Video Of The Weak Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Sunday, 20 November 2016 09:43

approved image lrg 2013Life is all about connections, and so it is here on Uber Rock this fine Sunday, with the Video Of The Weak (sic) tied directly into this month's Midnite Mixtape Massacre... click on the link to find out what is UR boss Mark Ashby's uncensored choice (have we given you enough clues yet?)...

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Dead End Drive In – Now Showing: ‘Scorpions – Forever And A Day’ (Eagle Vision) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Sunday, 13 November 2016 03:00

Scorpions - Forever And A DayIn 2010, German metal titans Scorpions announced their intention to retire from the music business, following the world tour to promote their just released ‘Sting In The Tail’ album. Of course, as we all know, that was a somewhat premature pronouncement… But, that supposedly historic final tour - and the last gig on it - are now the subject of a newly-released documentary, detailing the band's storied 50-year career and how they broke down geographic boundaries.  Munching the popcorn is Uber Rock's Mark Ashby...

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Book Review: ‘The ABC of 1-2-3’ by Billy Ritchie (Hillfield Publishing) Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Sunday, 06 November 2016 03:00

1232So, who invented prog? Robert Fripp and King Crimson? Keith Emerson and The Nice? The Moody Blues? The Beatles? Yes? Genesis?  The answer may well  be a Scottish keyboard wizard by the name of Billy Ritchie... but, how did he do it?  Uber Rock's Jim Rowland puts on his reading glasses and delves deep into his story in this autobiography by a man who finally may well be being credited as a pioneer and originator of a style that laid the foundations for what was to become progressive rock...

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Video Of The Week Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Sunday, 23 October 2016 03:00

approved smallA little more than a month ago, we introduced our ‘Video Of The Week’ feature… little did we know it would fly off the muthafuckin’ radar. Our Tigertailz exclusive generated more than 6,500 hits in its first few hours! So, who are we going to send into the stratosphere this weekend? Click the link to find out:

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The Uber Rock Singles Club - October 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 16 October 2016 03:00

Heavy Tiger - Devil May Care - ArtworkIt's been closed for a while, but now it's open for business again... While Uber Rock has moved not only cities but countries, Dom Daley has been undertaking the relatively simply task of moving house.  But, he's now got his turntable out of its protective box, the speakers plugged in and sent the wife downstairs to enjoy a gin and tonic while he re-opens the man den that is the Singles Club. Click the link to find out what treats he has in store now that normal service has been restored...

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Dead End Drive In - Now Showing: ‘Anarchy! McLaren Westwood Gang’ Print E-mail
Written by Jason Palmer   
Sunday, 09 October 2016 03:00

Anarchy cover croppedapproved smallThere is no doubting the significance the name Malcolm McLaren has in the development of modern music as we know it today.  Now, a new documentary seeks to get under the skin and look behind the story of the man - and, in many cases, the myth.  Does it succeed?  We sent our man Jason Palmer down to his local picture house, subbed him the price of a bucket of popcorn and an unhealthy fizzy drink and tasked him with answering that very question.  Click the link to find out what he thought of this latest dose of cinematic 'Anarchy!'...

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Video Of The Week: RavenEye – ‘Madeline’ Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Sunday, 25 September 2016 03:20

approved image lrg 2013Only launched last week, our new ‘Video Of The Week’ feature has already proven extremely popular, and we have received literally dozens of submissions for consideration.  So, what has tickled bossman Mark Ashby's fancy this week? Click on the link to find out...

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Dead End Drive In: Now Showing: Toto – ‘Live At Montreux 1991’ (Eagle Vision) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Sunday, 18 September 2016 03:40

Toto - Live At Montreux artworkTwenty-five years ago, a stripped-down four-piece version of Toto undertook a string of festival shows, ahead of the release of their eighth studio album, 'Kingdom Of Desire'.  One of the dates was at the iconic Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland.  It proved to be iconic in more ways than one for the band, as it turned out to be one of their last shows with drummer Jeff Porcaro, who sadly passed away a few short months later... Now finally released on Blu-ray and DVD, Uber Rock's Mark Ashby was the one tasked with opening the popcorn and sitting back to enjoy the show...

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The Corporatisation of this thing called Rock ’N’ Roll – Don’t let money fool ya! Print E-mail
Written by Nick Russell   
Sunday, 18 September 2016 03:00

UR UmlautsIt wasn't like this back in my day... Uber Rock's very own self-confessed "grumpy middle-aged man", Nick Russell, returns to lament the state of the modern day music business, and how it seems to be all about "show me the money" - especially when it comes to bands buying their fans' affections... and emptying their wallets in the process!  But, is it all about corporate greed?  Click the link to read what our man has to say and see if you agree...

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Download: Reflections of a self-confessed "grumpy middle-aged man" Print E-mail
Written by Nick Russell   
Sunday, 04 September 2016 03:00

251296 10150334642264202 1690701 n“It’s a young man’s game these days!”, proclaims Nick Russell, as he looks back at the washout that was this year’s Download…  With the festival season (or at least the outdoor element of it) over for another year, Uber Rock’s self-confessed “grumpy middle-aged man” asks if there is a future for mega multi-day events?

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Video Of The Week Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Sunday, 13 November 2016 03:40

approved image lrg 2013OK, it's slap on the wrists time... we forgot about the 'Video Of The Week' feature last weekend... yep, it went clean out of our heads, what with the aftermath of the clocks going back, Halloween celebrations - and just being too plain fucking lazy to get out of bed and pick one... but we've more than made up for it this week, with a video apt for the darkening of the nights and the drawing in of the days... Click to link to find out what gloominess Mark Ashby's doom-laden soul finds itself in this week:

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MunizO – Samurai punks take over Toronto Print E-mail
Written by Jason Daniel Baker   
Sunday, 06 November 2016 03:20

MunizOThere is no better experience than coming across new music, no matter how you do so, whether it be via the pages of a magazine or - in the case of Jason Daniel Baker - on a street corner near a baseball ground in central Toronto!  It was one of those moments which caused our man in Canada to enter the previously unexplored, at least on these pages, world of "samurai punk", and introduce the rest of the Uberverse to Tokyo's latest export, a trio by the name of MunizO:

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Video Of The Week Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Sunday, 30 October 2016 04:00

approved image lrg 2013So, where did Uber Rock editor-in-chief Mark Ashby's quest for the latest 'Video Of The Week'?  Well, not far... just up the road from our Belfast HQ, in fact, to the green hills of east Antrim, where he found the fates being conjured and a monster being awoken... click the link to find out more about this week's decidedly metal clip...

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Video Of The Week Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Sunday, 16 October 2016 03:20

approved image lrgHallowe'en is just around the corner and "killer clowns" are stalking the streets of the UK... so, given such a conjoining of event, there was only one video Uber Rock's boss Mark Ashby could pick for 'Video Of The Week': ladeez and gentlegermz, click the link to join the freakshow...

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Video Of The Week Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Sunday, 09 October 2016 03:20

approved image lrgOur 'Video Of The Week' is proving a popular addition to the site. So, what piece of miniature musical cinematography has captured the imagination of UR head honcho Mark Ashby this week? Has he once more stayed close to home? Or has he ventured far and wide? Or has he thrown a curveball? Well, there's only one way to find out, and that's to click the clicky linky thingy...

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Video Of The Week Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Sunday, 02 October 2016 03:00

approved image lrg 2013Only launched two weeks ago, our new ‘Video Of The Week’ feature has already proven extremely popular, and we have received literally dozens of submissions for consideration.  So, what has tickled bossman Mark Ashby's fancy this week? Click on the link to find out...

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Dead End Drive In – Now Showing: ‘Joe Bonamassa - Live at the Greek Theatre’ Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Sunday, 25 September 2016 03:00

Joe Bonamassa - Live At The Greek TheatreBritish blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa recently paid tribute to three of the genres greats on his 'Three Kings' tour.  Now, the memories have been captured for all time with this recording of his show at Los Angeles' famous Greek Theatre.  Uber Rock's Dave Prince opens the popcorn, puts his feet up on the sofa and sits back to enjoy the audio-visual experience...

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Goldray - 'Soulchild' Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Sunday, 18 September 2016 03:20

GoldrayThis week, Uber Rock starts a new feature, in which our new editor-in-chief, Mark Ashby, selects the best video to have tickled his horny old balls over the previous seven days... The honour of kicking off this new series falls to psychedelic rockers Goldray, featuring former Reef guitarist Kenwyn House.  Click the link to check it out and see if you agree that it's the coolest thing you'll see this week (well, maybe this morning anyway)...

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Good Times for Badhouse Print E-mail
Written by Jason Daniel Baker   
Sunday, 04 September 2016 04:00

bdhouse86Canadian Uber Rocker Jason Daniel Baker's strongpoint is introducing new bands to people almost six thousand kilometres away. This time it's the turn of Badhouse, a Texan trio out of Houston more than deserving of your attention.....

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Statement by the new UBER ROCK management team Print E-mail
Written by Mark and Carolyn Ashby   
Monday, 29 August 2016 13:00

UR UmlautsFollowing the announcement earlier today that their has been a change in crue at the helm of SS Uber Rock, the new management team say hello...

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