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Brawlers - Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach - 10th May 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Friday, 22 May 2015 03:00

Brawlers thmbHaving released one of the best albums of 2015 in the shape of ‘Romantic Errors Of Our Youth’ Leeds based pop punkers Brawlers were back out on the road recently supporting Kerrang! faves Set It Off and Decade all around the UK. Uber Rock’s Johnny H got his CRB check done just in time to attend this one, as he hit Cardiff’s Clwb Ifor Bach for the second time in 24 hours just to check out the opening band. Why? Hit the link to find out.

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UK Subs/Bad Sam/Pizzatramp - Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach - 9th May 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Tuesday, 19 May 2015 03:00

Subs thmbFollowing the recent release of their letter "Y" album ‘Yellow Leader’ perennial punks UK Subs were back out on the road earlier this month promoting said disc. Uber Rock’s Johnny H caught the band (for about the 20th time since Uber Rock has been online) in Cardiff’s Clwb Ifor and as you’ll soon find out he loved every bloody minute of it.

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Calabrese - Plymouth, The Tiki Bar - 4th May 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Friday, 15 May 2015 03:00

calabreselive86'Lust For Sacrilege', the new album from Calabrese, will be in a few Uber Rock scribes' Album of the Year lists come December, trust us. Shame, then, that the band's first ever tour of the UK was actually just a tour of England, meaning that us sheep troublers had to rely on cultured individuals like Matt Phelps to supply the UR pages with both flesh and blood.....

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The Crunch - London, The Borderline - 29th April 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Wednesday, 13 May 2015 03:00

crunchthmbPromising a set packed full of tracks from their Uber- approved ‘Brand New Brand’ album The Crunch were surely on to a sure fire winner of a gig as they took to the stage of a packed out Borderline. Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland was on hand to survey matters and in the process became an even bigger fan of the band than ever before. Read on to find out why.

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Shawn Smith - Bristol, The Folk House - 24th April 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Russ P   
Friday, 08 May 2015 03:00

Shawn Smith thmb 05He’s been the frontman in such influential Seattle bands as Satchel, Brad and Pigeonhed plus right now he’s apparently the darling of Radio 2, but who is Shawn Smith? Uber Rock’s Russ P is the man with all the answers as he finally catches one of his favourite singers live on the opening date of his ten date solo trek around the UK. Hit the link to find out more.

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Brawlers/Max Raptor/...And The Hangnails - York, Fibbers - 21st April 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Thursday, 07 May 2015 03:00

brawlerslive86It's gonna be loitering around the top of a few Album Of The Year lists come December, just you wait and see. Uber Rock loves the debut Brawlers album, 'Romantic Errors Of Our Youth', and Ben Hughes couldn't wait to hear the songs live... again. Pushed hard by co-headliners Max Raptor, they did not disappoint.....

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God Damn & Baby Godzilla: Record Store Day Event - Birmingham, Left For Dead Records - 18th April 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Saturday, 02 May 2015 03:00

Hanging out

With Record Store Day 2015 seemingly turned into an event largely for eBay scalpers to make some money out of, we wanted to go back to the true spirit of the event to witness the magic of the 7” single celebrated in all of its glory. How did we do this? Well we asked Uber Rock’s Rich Hobson to attend the God Damn/Baby Godzilla split single release show in Birmingham. The rest? Well we’ll let our man tell you all about that.

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The Pleasures/Beautiful Strangers - Abertillery, The Doll's House - 17th April 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Wednesday, 29 April 2015 03:00

pleasureslive86With their merch and gear sent to Abu Dhabi instead of the Midlands, and their singer finding himself potentially stranded in England due to passport problems, The Pleasures' three date UK tour should have been a disaster... as Uber Rock's Gaz E discovered, it was quite the opposite.....

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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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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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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……

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UFO - London, Kentish Town, The Forum - 7th May 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Saturday, 16 May 2015 03:00

4It was election night in the UK and in spite of this fact Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland was out of the town hot ‘n’ ready to catch UFO at Kentish Town’s Forum. Hearing the band had mixed their set up a bit in support of their recent ‘A Conspiracy Of Stars’ album one thing our man certainly did not want to hear was anything from the band’s 1985 musical misdemeanour. So, hit the link to find out if the air turned ‘Blue’ inside as well as outside the venue.

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Red Sun Festival - Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach/Fuel/Moon Club - 3rd May 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Richards   
Thursday, 14 May 2015 04:00

redsunfest86revUber Rock's Jamie Richards spends so long looking in the mirror perfecting his catalogue man pose that he almost forgot that the incredible-sounding Red Sun Festival was about to set on Cardiff city centre. Hit the link to read our handsome man's thoughts on the bands he managed to watch with his gorgeous eyes.....

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Last Great Dreamers/Them Dead Beats/Dirty Deelux - Abertillery, The Doll's House - 25th April 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 09 May 2015 03:00

LGDdolls86Last Great Dreamers, lauded by Uber Rock upon release of their long-awaited second album last year, went out on an old school tour of the UK last month, stopping off at the Doll's House in Abertillery Rock City just before the culmination of the trek. Uber Rock's Gaz E was there.....

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Broken Hope/Internal Bleeding/The Walking Dead Orchestra/Bleeding Utopia/Skinned - Plymouth, The Hub/dbs Live - 23rd April 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Thursday, 07 May 2015 04:00

BHhub86Struggling to believe that sick and twisted Illinois legends Broken Hope were playing just a brisk walk away from his denim 'n' leather abode, Uber Rock's Matt Phelps entered The Hub to see four great bands... and one rubbish one. Which one was it? Hit the link to find out.....

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Ginger Wildheart: Songs & Words - Leeds, Leeds Varieties Music Hall - 18th April 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Tuesday, 05 May 2015 03:00

SandWleeds86Uber Rock's Rich Hobson may well have already given us his thoughts on Ginger Wildheart's Songs & Words tour, but Ben Hughes has his own story to tell regarding a date on the tour that he was sure to miss if it wasn't for the generosity of the All Things Ginger Wildheart facebook page. Read on for the full story.....

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Dirt Box Disco - Birmingham, The Asylum - 17th April 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Thursday, 30 April 2015 03:00

Dirtbox Weab2Dirt Box Disco have just released one of their best albums to date in the shape on ‘Only In It For The Money’ so we asked Uber Rock’s Rich Hobson to pop (punk) along to Birmingham’s Asylum music venue to check out the songs live at the first of three special ‘Album Release’ shows. Did Weab and Co. ”smash it” live? Hit the link to find out.

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Therapy? - Cardiff, The Globe - 13th April 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Tuesday, 28 April 2015 03:00

Therapybglobe86Touring on the back of their highly-rated new album, 'Disquiet', Therapy? returned to The Globe in Cardiff, as did Uber Rock's Dom Daley, gaffa tape covering the badge on his three-stripe gig attire. It was a Monday night, but it felt like the weekend. Why? Read on to find out.....

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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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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 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.....

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