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Deftones / Black Peaks - London, The SSE Arena, Wembley - 3rd June 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Nick Russell   
Tuesday, 21 June 2016 04:00

deftonesthmbWhen the old codgers are constantly bemoaning the fact that there are no modern day acts to replace the likes of Maiden, DC and ‘taliica headlining Drownload they seem to overlook the fact that bands like Deftones have not only been around for some twenty years but can also headline venues like The SSE Arena. This fact is of course not lost on Uber Rock’s Nick Russell though and here he digs the nu-breed in all their live glory.

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AC/DC - London, The Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park - 4th June 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Saturday, 18 June 2016 03:00

Angus thumbSo you’ve already read on Uber Rock about how AC/DC complete with stand in singer Axl Rose wowed a sold out Prague audience a few weeks back. But what about the UK dates on the band’s ‘Rock Or Bust’ tour? We sent Jim Rowland along to the London show to see if ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Damnation’ really was on the cards for those siding with the Axl-In camp.

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James Leg/The Magick Godmothers - York, The Fulford Arms - 30th May 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Friday, 17 June 2016 02:55

JamesLeg86Spend bank holidays doing DIY like some clichéd square on a television ad? Not Uber Rock's Ben Hughes, who's out a-rockin' and a-rollin' every night! He spent the last Bank Holiday Monday soaked in the garage rock 'n' roll juice of James Leg - read all about it here!

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L.A. Guns / Oliver/Dawson Saxon / Shyyne - May 29th - Bilston Robin 2 Print E-mail
Written by Ross Welford   
Wednesday, 15 June 2016 03:00

L.A. Guns BadgeUber Rock's Ross Welford had heard that this latest incarnation of seminal cock rockers, L.A. Guns, was playing better than ever. That couldn't be true, surely? Intrigued, our man slapped on his PVC trousers and headed off to sunny Bilston to find out that his tip-off wasn't that far from the crazy truth.....

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Crowsaw: Cirque Du Crowsaw - Abertillery, The Dolls House - 20th May 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Tuesday, 07 June 2016 03:00

RobSo when is a gig really not just a gig? When it’s the recording of a live album perhaps? Uber Rock’s Rob Watkins was lucky enough to attend such a magical event recently when he visited The Dolls House to see the mighty Crowsaw perform their Cirque Du Crowsaw.... Confused? You won’t be when you hit the ‘Read more’ link.

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The Dead Reds/Kit Trigg - Lewes, The Lamb - 20th May 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Ross Welford   
Saturday, 04 June 2016 03:20

DR86lewesImagine The Black Crowes and Clutch merged and covering the Rolling Stones - that's how Uber Rock's Ross Welford hears The Dead Reds. Our man headed out to get slaughtered at The Lamb for the band's new album launch gig.....

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The Damned - London, Royal Albert Hall - 20th May 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 03 June 2016 03:00

DRAH86Punk stalwarts The Damned celebrated their fortieth anniversary in some style; booking, and subsequently selling out the Royal Albert Hall a year in advance of the doors opening. Uber Rock's Dom Daley combed his hair, dusted off his cravat, and prepared to get classy in an iconic venue with a legendary band.....

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Cyanide Pills / The Lovesicks - Bristol, The Stag & Hounds - 14th May 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Saturday, 28 May 2016 03:00

Cyanide thmbUber Rock’s Johnny H could think of nothing worse than sitting in the house watching Euro-fucking-vision so that’s why on Saturday 14th May he was out watching Cyanide Pills playing Bristol for the first time in a good few years at the rather splendid Stag & Hounds music pub. Also on the bill for this one were The Lovesicks a band playing one of their very first live shows. Hit the link then to find out what happened next….

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Manic Street Preachers - Liverpool, Echo Arena - 13th May 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Ian Bell   
Friday, 27 May 2016 03:00

Manics86liveBellTwenty years, that’s how long it’s been since Welsh stadium rockers Manic Street Preachers released their breakthrough album 'Everything Must Go'. What better way to celebrate the anniversary then than by playing said record in its entirety in arenas around the UK? As the tour winds its way to the Liberty Stadium this weekend Uber Rock’s Ian Bell relives the emotional opening night in Liverpool.

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Magnum / Vega - London, Islington, Assembly Hall - 13th May 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Wednesday, 25 May 2016 03:00

Magnum ThmbBack in mid-April British pomp legends Magnum set out on the road in support of their 19th studio album Sacred Blood, Divine Lies’ playing over 30 dates across numerous during the following weeks. Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland caught up with Catley and Co. at London’s Islington Assembly Hall for their third UK show, but something was amiss. Hit the ‘Read more’ link to find out what that was exactly.

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Dirty Thrills / Digital Criminals - Abertillery, The Dolls House - 7th May 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Andrew Williams   
Friday, 20 May 2016 03:20

Dirty Thrills thmbAhead of their slot at this year’s Camden Rocks, a support tour with Crobot and an appearance at the highest altitude festival in the UK, London based retro rockers Dirty Thrills made a weekend stop-off appearance at The Dolls House to break some bread with the locals and set the scene for their Steelhouse set. Dancing his cowboy boots off for Uber Rock at this one was Andrew Williams...

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The Empty Page / Flowerpot / Stay Voiceless - Abertillery, The Dolls House - 3rd June 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Friday, 17 June 2016 03:00

TEP thmbA trio of trios, hosted by the folks at the Rock ‘N’ Roll Circus playing the best live music pub in South Wales? What’s not to love about this night of live music? Checking out The Empty Page, Flowerpot and Stay Voiceless was Uber Rock’s Johnny H. Hit the link to find out what happened next.

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The Urban Voodoo Machine/Boss Caine - York, Fibbers - 29th May 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Thursday, 16 June 2016 03:00

UVMm86Want to know Uber Rock's Ben Hughes' favourite band on the UK live circuit right now? Look no further than The Urban Voodoo Machine. Our man was there like a rat up a red 'n' black shitpipe when the band returned to York for a righteous Sunday night rock 'n' roll riot.

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Adam Ant - Bristol, Colston Hall - 25th May 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Wednesday, 08 June 2016 03:00

AA86rwFollowing last year's playing of debut album, 'Dirk Wears White Sox', in its entirety, Adam Ant upped the, erm, ante by giving the same treatment to chart-topping second album, 'Kings of the Wild Frontier'. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey wonders if you should ever trust a man with a white stripe on his face.....

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Tigertailz/Last Great Dreamers - London, Underworld & Oxford, Bullingdon - 15th & 23rd April Print E-mail
Written by Dan Hayes   
Saturday, 04 June 2016 04:00

TTRW86liveUber Rock's Dan Hayes loves Tigertailz... or should that be, loved? Our man was having a crisis of faith regarding all things Welsh glam and it took two shows on the band's recent UK tour to make his mind up regarding the new Eurovision-hankering line-up. With uber-approved retro ponces Last Great Dreamers in support, this would surely make for eventful reading.....

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AC/DC - Prague, Praha, Letiště Letňany - 22nd May 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Janne Jarvis   
Friday, 03 June 2016 04:10

AcDC thmbThere’s been a lot said about Axl Rose replacing Brian Johnson in AC/DC for the remaining shows on the ‘Rock Or Bust’ tour, and as that rock 'n' roll train rolls into the UK for shows in London and Manchester we thought it was time to give long-time fan Janne Jarvis the chance to add his voice to the debate. Here he relives a night spent on an airfield in Prague watching one of his favourite rock ‘n’ roll bands of all time. Are you ready?

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The Heavy / The Family Rain / Bite The Buffalo - Bristol O2 Academy - 18th May 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Wednesday, 01 June 2016 03:00

The Heavy thmbUber Rock’s Nev Brooks has long been the office champion of Bath based funk soul brothers The Heavy, and with the release of their new album ‘Hurt And The Merciless’ the 10 piece finally look ready to conquer the world. So where better than a sold out Bristol O2 Academy for our scribe to catch the band just as they prepare to set sail across the Atlantic once again.

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The Dowling Poole - Bedford, Holy Moly’s @ Esquires - 13th May 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Martin Haslam   
Friday, 27 May 2016 04:00

DP Poster thmbThe sun is out, so that must mean summer is finally here. The perfect soundtrack to the couple of days when it isn’t raining we think is ‘One Hyde Park’ the sophomore record by The Dowling Poole. Uber Rock’s Martin Haslam got the chance to see the band recreate their powerpop genius live recently at Bedford Esquires, but did they manage to bring the sunshine indoors? Hit the link to find out…..

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The Burning Crows / Stone Trigger - Ahoghill, Diamond Rock Club - 14th May 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Thursday, 26 May 2016 04:00

The Burning Crows - WhippzIt’s been a wee while since we saw the Ashbys on the beer bus to Uber Rock’s favourite venue in Norn Iron, the legendary Diamond Rock Club, the sleaze rock lure of The Burning Crows and Stone Trigger proving too much to resist on Eurovision night. Hit the link then to join Mark and The Dark Queen as they bring us all the gory details from the ‘Tales From The Gin House’ tour - part II.

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The Irontown Diehards / Cross Eyed Mary / On Parole - Belfast, Limelight 2 - 7th May 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Friday, 20 May 2016 03:40

Irontown Diehards - PhithmblIn the run up to the release of their self titled debut album The Irontown Diehards put on a special pre-album launch show at Belfast’s Limelight 2 recently. There to capture all the live action for Uber Rock was our resident gigaholic Mark Ashby.

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UK Subs / Department S / Foreign Legion / Pizzatramp - Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach - 7th May 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Friday, 20 May 2016 03:00

UK Subs thmbWith their final studio album ‘Ziezo’ being ranked as one of their career best the legendary UK Subs hit Cardiff recently complete with a stellar support cast of Department S, Foreign Legion and Pizzatramp. Uber Rock’s Johnny H just happened to be at this one thanks to an Uber colleague’s interweb ineptitude, and was certainly glad he made the effort. Hit the link to find out why.

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