Gig Reviews
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.

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.....

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.....

The Blackout: The Final Farewell Tour - Merthyr Tydfil, Leisure Centre - 28th March 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Tuesday, 14 April 2015 03:20

blackoutfinal86This is it, is it? The Blackout played their final show in their hometown of Merthyr, the last date of their farewell tour, and Uber Rock's Rob Watkins was there to cast a critical, teary eye over the too-short career of a bunch of South Wales musical miscreants.....

Vintage Trouble/Tom Papa Ray - York, Fibbers - 27th March 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Wednesday, 08 April 2015 03:00

VT86YK2015Hot on a run of arena shows supporting Paloma Faith, Vintage Trouble rolled into York for the first of a series of headline shows and, of course, Uber Rock's Ben Hughes was there to review for your reading pleasure. Hit the link for a tale of songs, sweat and... strippers?

Wednesday 13/Rival State - Cardiff, The Globe - 18th March 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Ian Bell   
Tuesday, 07 April 2015 03:20

Wed 13 ThmbWednesday 13 returned to the UK last month for an extensive tour in support of his very first concept album , 'Monsters Of The Universe: Come Out And Plague'. Having already raved about said album on the virtual pages of Uber Rock we had to check out what the ghoulfather would offer up on the live front this time around, as surely it would be a theatrical feast make no mistake. Stage front and centre for this one and ready to get covered in glam ooze was Ian Bell, but was he about to be left feeling more than a little disappointed? Hit the link and find out.

Mike Peters presents The Alarm - 'Strength' - Swansea, Sin City - 20th March 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 03 April 2015 03:00

alarmswansea86Mike Peters follows last year's 'Declaration' tour with a live celebration of The Alarm's second album, 'Strength'. Uber Rock's Dom Daley has seen The Alarm more times than he's seen any other band (yes, even Spider, Iron Maiden and Accept) so he was hardly going to miss this tour when it rolled into his backyard.....

Purple/Junk/Grolar Bear - York, Fibbers - 12th March 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Friday, 20 March 2015 04:00

purplelive86There is one reason why Uber Rock's Ben Hughes was drawn to Texan trio, Purple... and that's their great debut album, '(409)'. Could there have been any other reason? Check out our man's live review from Fibbers in York, and the accompanying photographs, and make up your own mind.....

Corrosion Of Conformity/Hang The Bastard - Bristol, Bierkeller - 11th March 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Thursday, 19 March 2015 03:00

coclive86After regrouping with its 'Animosity' line-up in 2010, Corrosion of Conformity welcomed back Pepper Keenan as the band's 'Deliverance' line-up toured together for the first time since 2001. Uber Rock's Gaz E caught the band at the Bristol date of the UK leg of their European tour.....

The Sick Livers - Cwmbran, Croesyceiliog, Six in Hand - 6th March 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Tuesday, 17 March 2015 03:00

Sick thmbPlaying the first of two home town shows to 1) premiere tracks from their soon to be released second album and 2) raise some funds for their upcoming trip to Ireland, The Sick Livers hit Cwmbran like a glunk rock exocet last weekend. There to capture all the action for Uber Rock was Nev Brooks.

Europe/Black Star Riders/The Amorettes - Belfast, Ulster Hall - 3rd March 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Thursday, 12 March 2015 04:00

Europe - Belfast thmbCurrently in the middle of what we at Uber Rock like to call a “proper” UK tour, Swedish melodic rockers Europe and Norn Irish/American hard rockers Black Star Riders hit Belfast Ulster Hall recently on the second night of this co-headline tour. Also on the bill were Scottish reprobates The Amorettes whilst stage front and centre for Uber Rock, was Mark Ashby. Hit the link to read on…..

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.

IQ - London, Tufnell Park, The Dome - 3rd April 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Thursday, 16 April 2015 04:00

IQ4It was the Easter bank holiday weekend in the UK and with a few days off from work Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland could think of nothing better to do than to get his best gig going cape out of the wardrobe and pop along to see IQ playing a low key warm up show for their impending Canadian tour. What followed was two hours of scintillating prog rock action, so hold onto your (wizard’s) hats Uber Rockers because this show was anything but a wake……

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’….

DeeCRACKS/The Sedations/Not Scientists/Flav Giorgini - Leicester, The Shed - 22nd March 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Granger   
Tuesday, 07 April 2015 03:40

Punk Rock Massacre thmbFor his first Uber Rock gig review Mark Granger chose exactly the right type of show we love to cover, he chose a Monday night show that cost him £5 to get in and in return he witnessed four great bands very many of us will have never heard of before. So don’t let us down Uber Rockers, pay Mark’s generosity back and hit the link to discover the delights of DeeCRACKS, The Sedations, Not Scientists and Flav Giorgini.

Steel Panther/Skindred/Lounge Kittens - Wolverhampton, Civic Hall - 12th March 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Nick Russell   
Friday, 03 April 2015 04:00

steelpanther thmbSteel Panther hit the UK recently for a series of seven live dates playing some of the biggest venues they had yet to play in Blighty. Uber Rock’s Nick Russell was enticed by the ‘All You Can Eat’ promise of the tour to make his way over to the Civic Hall in Wolverhampton, to write perhaps one of the most honest, and on the mark, live reviews we think we have ever published.

New Model Army - Northampton, Roadmender - 11th March 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Nick Russell   
Thursday, 02 April 2015 03:20

NMAVeteran UK rebel rousers New Model Army played one of Nick Russell’s fave live shows of 2014, so when the band brought their brand of folky punk rock to the legendary Roadmender just a few weeks back he was never going to be too far away. So, read on Uber Rockers and you too will experience a live show you will never forget.

Hardcore Superstar/Bonafide/NitroDive - Swansea, The Scene - 12th March 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 20 March 2015 03:00

HCSSlive8615Swansea's The Scene venue hung out the yellow and blue bunting and welcomed a Swedish three-way into its inner sanctum as NitroDive, Bonafide and Hardcore Superstar came to town on a wet 'n' wild night. Uber Rock's Gaz E looked on as the headliners broke with convention.....

Stiff Little Fingers/Electric River - Cardiff, University, Y Plas - 8th March 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Wednesday, 18 March 2015 03:00

SLF thmbStiff Little Fingers are currently in the middle of an expansive 19 date UK tour in support of their 2014 album ‘No Turning Back’. Uber Rock’s Johnny H caught the band on the third night of the tour in Cardiff, but he very nearly didn’t. Read on to find out why as our man discovers a suspect device called “his conscience”.

Last Great Dreamers/Get Loose - Oxford, The Cellar - 28th February 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Dan Hayes   
Friday, 13 March 2015 03:00

LGD thmbWith a new single, in the shape of the truly wonderful, ‘Supernature Natural’ to promote, glunk rock dandies the Last Great Dreamers returned to one of their old 90s haunts for a very special launch event. On the scene for Uber Rock was our very own San Miguel fuelled Captain Helmet, Mr Dan Hayes, so hit the link to find out all about a very special night indeed.

Mick Underwood’s Glory Road - London, Merton Manor Club - 28th February 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Thursday, 12 March 2015 03:00

gr3With the promise of a new Gillan-esque Italian singer in tow, Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland couldn’t resist a trip to the Merton Manor Club to check out Mick Underwood’s Glory Road, and a night celebrating the music of the lost grandfathers of NWOBHM. Hit the link for a review that is most definitely ‘for Gillan fans only’.


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