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The Philpott Philes (Senior Citizen Not Erased): February Print E-mail
Written by Derek Philpott   
Sunday, 07 February 2016 03:00

derek86Dear Mr. Kershaw: A Pensioner Writes was the best book released in 2015 - fact! Uber Rock is thrilled to have the author of said book, former proofer Derek Philpott, writing an exclusive monthly column entitled The Philpott Philes (Senior Citizen Not Erased). February's instalment details a very strange day out for Derek and wife, Jean.....

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A History Of South Wales Punk Print E-mail
Written by Paul Payne   
Saturday, 06 February 2016 04:00

Bullsheep014Think you know everything there is to know about the punk rock scene in South Wales? Think again! Today we have the privilege of running an in-depth analysis of the scene through the eyes of scene legend Paul Payne, and what’s more the incorrigible Ginge Knievel adds his two penneth worth too. So if you remember the days of Classified Protest and Anhrefn or long to discover what is hot on the scene right now then Payney is the man with most, if not all, of the answers.

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The Uber Rock Singles Club - January 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 31 January 2016 04:00

Hip PriestsAnother year was over and no sooner was the tinsel back in the box than it was business as usual as the first round of wonderful singles hit the decks at Uber Rock HQ. Mixmaster Dom Daley is the man behind the wheels of steel and this month he’s spinning new releases by the likes of The Hip Priests, Smash Fashion, V8, Tango Pirates and whole lot more b sides……

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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - 'The Jam - About The Young Idea' Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Sunday, 24 January 2016 03:00

driveinthumbAfter debuting on Sky Arts in September, 'About The Young Idea', the feature-length documentary on the rise of The Jam, arrived at the end of the year in a number of formats, each of them containing some pretty tasty bonus features. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey watches a DVD on the Tube at Midnight.....

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The Philpott Philes (Senior Citizen Not Erased): January Print E-mail
Written by Derek Philpott   
Sunday, 10 January 2016 04:00

derek86If there was a better book released in 2015 than Dear Mr. Kershaw: A Pensioner Writes, then we didn't see it. Uber Rock is thrilled to have the author of said book, former proofer Derek Philpott, writing an exclusive monthly column entitled The Philpott Philes (Senior Citizen Not Erased). January's instalment features pop stars not exactly pushing the boat out in the Christmas Presents Department.....

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Great Moments In Punk History: January Print E-mail
Written by Anthony Allen Begnal   
Saturday, 09 January 2016 03:30

BegnalPunk86Chesty Malone and the Slice 'em Ups guitar mangler Anthony Allen Begnal returns to the hallowed pages of Uber Rock with a new monthly feature, Great Moments In Punk History! Anthony has paintings hanging in the LA Punk Museum, and his Punk History series is truly something to behold. Get one every month for the whole of 2016, starting right here, right now.....

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Uber Rock's Albums of the Year 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Thursday, 31 December 2015 03:00

lists862015Uber Rock's Albums of the Year rundown arrives on the last day of the year, not in the middle of festival season in order to honour whichever American band is 'coincidentally' booked to appear in a muddy field near you. Thirty-four opinions, one collective rundown that lists Uber Rock's Top 25 Albums of 2015. Agree? Disagree? Only one way to find out.....

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Uber Rock's EPs of the Year 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Thursday, 24 December 2015 03:00

lists862015We launched a dedicated EP section to Uber Rock's End of Year lists in 2014 for a couple of reasons: the first was that too many people were sticking extended players in their Album of the Year rundowns, thereby creating a grey area which troubled your everyday rule-abiding Uber Rocker; the second being that a lot of cool little EPs were slipping under the radar. We're looking to rectify both with our second 'Uber Rock's EPs of the Year' feature.....

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Comic Book Review: 'Life Is Wonderful' Issue 2 (Kulture Killer Comics Company) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Sunday, 13 December 2015 04:00

life286Anthony Allen Begnal, guitarist with uber-approved NYC horror punk/metal crew Chesty Malone and the Slice 'Em Ups, writes and draws the 'Life Is Wonderful' comic book, Issue 2 of which is fresh on the shelves. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey checks out more hysterical tales of woe.....

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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - 'Frank Zappa - Roxy: The Movie' Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Sunday, 06 December 2015 04:00

driveinthumbFilmed over three nights at The Roxy Theatre in Hollywood in December 1973, 'Roxy: The Movie' was intended to be a suitably revolutionary concert film from Frank Zappa and The Mothers. But things went wrong. Very wrong, in fact. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey looks at a film lost for four decades.....

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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - Marillion Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Sunday, 06 December 2015 03:00

deadend86'Unconventional' is a brand new documentary film about UK progressive rock stalwarts Marillion brought to life by the team at Toward Infinity. Filmed during and in the lead up to the 2015 Marillion Weekend, this film features in-depth interviews, stunning live footage and a look behind the scenes of what was a truly unique event. Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland sits back and enjoys the visual splendor.

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Great Moments In Punk History: February Print E-mail
Written by Anthony Allen Begnal   
Saturday, 06 February 2016 03:30

BegnalPunk86Chesty Malone and the Slice 'em Ups guitar mangler Anthony Allen Begnal returned to the hallowed pages of Uber Rock last month with a new monthly feature, Great Moments In Punk History! Anthony has paintings hanging in the LA Punk Museum, and his Punk History series is truly something to behold. January saw Wendy O. Williams in a compromising position, what will February bring.....

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No Sugarcoating & No Bullshit: January Print E-mail
Written by Jo Hayes   
Sunday, 31 January 2016 03:30

jolemmy86Something a little different in the first blog of the year from Uber Rock's Jo Hayes. Here, in her first column since the passing of Lemmy, she interviews her father, Pilly, of Devils Jukebox Records, who speaks honestly about his friendship with the iconic Motörhead mainman.....

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The Resurgence Of LA Rock 'n' Roll Print E-mail
Written by Perry Moore   
Friday, 15 January 2016 01:42

Logo BlackWith Guns N’ Roses (kind of) reforming, and the Sunset Strip losing one of its favourite sons with the recent passing of Lemmy. Perry Moore returns to Uber Rock to look at what lies ahead for LA rock ‘n’ roll.

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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - 'We Are Twisted Fucking Sister!' Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Saturday, 09 January 2016 04:00

deadend86'We Are Twisted Fucking Sister!', filmmaker Andrew Horn's 137 minute rock doc par excellence, arrives in the UK on DVD and digital formats at the end of the month. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey writes of, even at this early stage of 2016, the must-see film of the year.....

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The Uber Rock Radio Show: Episode 60 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Saturday, 09 January 2016 03:00

URradio86After leaving the airwaves under a cloud in March of 2015, the notorious audio gold peddlers Gaz Tidey, Johnny H, and Rob Watkins returned to the BRfm studios for a one-off Christmas special; a two-hour show that would serve as a review of a truly great year for music, and a proper goodbye to the eleventeen loyal listeners of The Uber Rock Radio Show.....

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Uber Rock's Gigs of the Year 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Thursday, 24 December 2015 04:00

lists862015These might be tough times for music venues and concert promoters, but for clued-in gig-goers the coolest shows from the most badass bands still come thick and fast. We offered every Uber Rock contributor the chance to send in a Top Ten Gigs list, and thirty-two of those clued-in mofos were brave enough to actually do so! Hit the link to discover the favourite shows of your favourite Uber Rockers.....

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No Sugarcoating & No Bullshit: December Print E-mail
Written by Jo Hayes   
Sunday, 20 December 2015 02:30

NYE86Uber Rock's Jo Hayes wraps up another year of her No Sugarcoating & No Bullshit blog with a look at New Year's Resolutions and how hers will involve something all of us Uber Rockers can relate to - more music!!!

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The Uber Rock Singles Club - December 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 13 December 2015 03:00

Kopek Crimbo FinalIt’s time for the final edition of The Uber Rock Singles Club for 2015, and right on cue Santa Dom Daley has parachuted down URHQ’s chimney with a festive sack full of vinyl for us all to enjoy. This time around he says “Ho! Ho! Ho!” to new releases from the likes of UK Subs, Lucifer Star Machine, The Kopek Millionaires plus many, many more. All you have to do is hit the link for the ultimate office Xmas party…..

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The Tragic Death of Scott Weiland Print E-mail
Written by Jason Daniel Baker   
Sunday, 06 December 2015 03:30

scottRIP86Yes, we may well have all seen it coming, but the death of another from the ever-diminishing list of bona fide rock stars left on this planet still shocks. Uber Rock's Jason Daniel Baker writes of the tragic death of Scott Weiland.....

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‘The Good Times Used To Kill Me’ - Gluecifer Reissued and Revisited Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 29 November 2015 03:00

Auto ThrillLThe five studio albums recorded and released by Gluecifer, Oslo’s self styled Kings Of Rock, were given a deluxe limited edition vinyl reissue courtesy of Konkurs Productions just a few weeks back. Uber Rock’s resident audiophile, Johnny H, just had to get himself a set, and here he steps back in time to relive the majesty of the band first time around.

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