June Features
Baz Francis: ‘Face That Launched A Thousand Shipwrecks World Tour 2017’ Tour Diary Print E-mail
Written by Baz Francis   
Sunday, 18 June 2017 05:00

Baz Trainwrecks artworkHaving already regaled us with tales of his (mis)adventures in Macedonia and Finland, in the second part of his tour diary, written exclusively for Über Rock, Baz Francis once again criss-crosses countries and continents as his travels take him from a remote corner of Turkey to the legendary pyramids of Giza. Click the link to share his stories from the road – and his thoughts on the untimely death of Chris Cornell:

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The Über Rockin’ Inside Story: SOS Festival Print E-mail
Written by Linzi A   
Sunday, 18 June 2017 04:30

SOS SquareThe tenth anniversary iteration of SOS Festival takes place in Prestwich (which is in north Manchester for those of you for whom geography isn’t a strongpoint) over the weekend of 14 – 16 July. Over the past decade, the festival has grown into one of the most eagerly anticipated celebrations of independent hard rock and metal. In advance of this year’s event, Über Rock asked organizers Lynne Hampson and Mark Appleton to give us the lowdown on what to expect next month:

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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - 'A Venue For The End Of The World' Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Sunday, 12 June 2016 04:00

deadendthumbJust released on DVD in the UK, 'A Venue For The End Of The World' is a documentary that investigates the power and dangers of idol worship and crowd manipulation. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey looks on in amazement at a link between the Third Reich and... The Rolling Stones?

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That Was The Month That Was: May Print E-mail
Written by Lord Zion & Vikki Spit   
Saturday, 11 June 2016 03:30

ZVTV86Everybody loved the first video from Lord Zion and Vikki Spit where they dissected the previous month's rock news in their own inimitable style. This second instalment is another must-watch laugh riot with the Spit Like This pair waxing lyrical on Vince Neil's Cage fight, Gene Simmons, Baby Metal, Metallica, Mötley Crüe, Rob Halford, and more! Hit the link to remember, That Was The Month That Was.....

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Great Moments In Punk History: June Print E-mail
Written by Anthony Allen Begnal   
Sunday, 05 June 2016 04:00

BegnalPunk86Chesty Malone and the Slice 'em Ups guitar mangler Anthony Allen Begnal returned to the hallowed pages of Uber Rock at the turn of the year 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. So far this year we've had Wendy O. Williams, Sid Vicious, GG Allin, Henry Rollins, and Doyle in compromising positions, what will June offer us?

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Album Cover Of The Week - Week 264 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 29 June 2015 04:05

album86Slugfest 8 is this weekend! To celebrate Uber Rock's fabled Album Cover Of The Week feature houses an album cover that, while related somewhat in band name, pretty much describes how some of the ultimate free festival's punters will look come next Monday morning in album title.....

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Corporate Rock and the death of Motley Crue - Download’s Classic Rock Day 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Saturday, 27 June 2015 04:00

DogWhen is a gig review not simply just a gig review? Well lets ask Uber Rock’s Nev Brooks shall we as after shelling out in excess of £160 to take his daughter to see Motley Crue at this year’s Download he then proceeded to write a 1,653 word diatribe on how much he hates corporate rock. So who was the spleen vented over? Well you’ll have to hit the link to find out.

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Album Cover Of The Week - Week 263 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 22 June 2015 04:05

album86It has been brought to Uber Rock's attention that too many so-called music fans are willing to pay good money to see some band well past its sell-by date mime its way through a set of songs that are "entertaining" because there's fire and shit on stage (and way more of one than the other). Our advice? Listen to a proper band instead, one with an album cover like this.....

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The Uber Rock Singles Club - June 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley & Johnny H   
Sunday, 21 June 2015 03:20

R-6918483-1429476881-2802.jpegFestival season is now well and truly upon us brothers and sisters, but The Uber Rock Singles Club soldiers on with some fantastic new - and some slightly not so new but we thought they deserved your attention - releases. Dom Daley and Johnny H return with the likes of Swamp Delta, D Generation, Foreign Legion and The Godfathers to get through, so read on and for once let the music once again take you away to that special place.

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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - 'And You Belong' Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Sunday, 14 June 2015 03:40

deadend86Now released on DVD in the UK, Julia Ostertag's 'And You Belong' documents four years in the career of Scream Club, a band hugely influential in the queer music underground scene. Uber Rock's Gaz E checks it out.....

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Album Cover Of The Week - Week 261 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 08 June 2015 04:05

album86We've been called some things since we started Uber Rock's fabled Album Cover Of The Week feature many moons ago, some of them justified, but never, no never, have we ever been labelled Rock 'n' Roll Shits.....

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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing -The Chuck Norris Experiment - ‘Live At Rockpalast: The Bootleg Series Vol 1’ Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 19 June 2016 03:00

deadendthumbNext month Swedish scuzz rockers The Chuck Norris Experiment return to the UK for a series of three exclusive shows, all taking place at the mighty Slugfest in Abertillery Rock City. Here Johnny H takes a look at the band’s recently released “unofficial” official live DVD on his gogglebox and in the process feels like ‘The Roof Is About To Cave In’. Hit the link to find out why.

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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - Duff McKagan - 'It's So Easy (And Other Lies)' Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Saturday, 11 June 2016 04:00

deadendthumbBased on the New York Times best-selling autobiography of the same name, 'It's So Easy (And Other Lies)' tells the Duff McKagan story in fascinating, unconventional fashion. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey checks out the DVD, out later this month in the UK.....

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No Sugarcoating & No Bullshit: June Print E-mail
Written by Jo Hayes   
Saturday, 11 June 2016 03:00

jamesStill sending in more articles than several Uber Rock scribes even though she has spent some time in the hospital recently, Jo Hayes writes, in this month's No Sugarcoating & No Bullshit column, of attending her first gig post-treatment. Hit the link for the lowdown.....

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The Philpott Philes (Senior Citizen Not Erased): June Print E-mail
Written by Derek Philpott   
Sunday, 05 June 2016 03:00

derek86In 'Blackout on Common Sense', the June instalment of Derek Philpott's The Philpott Philes (Senior Citizen Not Erased), the former proofer, somehow, ties together the audio velvet of everyone from Nirvana to The Damned, Abba to Dio. Hit the link to lose yourself in the latest curiosity from the man behind the must-have book, 'Dear Mr. Kershaw: A Pensioner Writes'.....

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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - Inside Metal 2 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Sunday, 28 June 2015 03:40

deadend86The second volume of Inside Metal's 'Pioneers of L.A. Hard Rock and Metal' arrives on DVD with tales of Don Dokken's great ass, Chris Holmes scaring Ozzy, Don Costa's cheese grater, and getting asked to front Mötley Crüe simply because of nice hair. Uber Rock's Gaz E goes Inside Metal for a second time.....

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No Sugarcoating & No Bullshit: June Print E-mail
Written by Jo Hayes   
Saturday, 27 June 2015 03:30

mats roundhouseUber Rock's Jo Hayes returns for the June instalment of her must-read No Sugarcoating & No Bullshit blog, writing of how seeing The Replacements in London earlier this month inspired her to pick up her guitar again.....

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She Demons: Succubi Set To Conquer Print E-mail
Written by Jason Daniel Baker   
Sunday, 21 June 2015 04:00

shedemons86From the mind of the Misfits' Jerry Only, She Demons is a new all-girl band who made their live debut this past week in support of the horror punk legends. Uber Rock's Jason Daniel Baker is speaking in tongues as he details the band members, including vocalist Priya Panda of uber-faves, Diemonds.....

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Album Cover Of The Week - Week 262 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 15 June 2015 04:05

album86Man, we've had some good times educating people with some of the finest album covers of all time in this wondrous Uber Rock feature, but who's looking back? There are still a million and one classic examples of cover art that we haven't showed you yet.....

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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing ‘The Damned - Don't You Wish That We Were Dead’ Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Saturday, 13 June 2015 04:00

deadend86Earlier this week Uber Rock’s Dom Daley had the chance to witness Wes Orshoski’s high anticipated film celebrating the life and times of the UK’s perhaps most criminally underrated punk band The Dammed. Entitled ‘Don't You Wish That We Were Dead’ our very own Disco Man is most definitely happy he isn’t as finally he got to see behind the scenes of a band he has long since worshipped.

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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - 'The Heart is a Drum Machine' Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Sunday, 07 June 2015 04:00

deadend862009 documentary, 'The Heart is a Drum Machine', has just been reissued in the UK on DVD so Uber Rock's Gaz E watched as a veritable who's-who of musicians got asked the ultimate question: "What is Music?"

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