Gig Reviews
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.....

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’.

Buck & Evans/The Bleedin Noses/Hand Of Dimes - Newbridge, Memo - 27th February 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Tuesday, 10 March 2015 03:00

Poster thmbWith their new ‘Live At Rockfield’ EP to promote, fast rising blues rockers Buck & Evans chose the art deco surroundings of the recently reopened Newbridge Memo within which to host their sold out launch event. Uber Rock’s Rob Watkins managed to get a ticket to this one so hit the link to find out all about a night that will live long in the memories of all of those involved.

Suns of Thunder/Mother Corona/Sump/Tradish - Cardiff, The Moon - 21st February 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Richards   
Friday, 06 March 2015 04:00

moon86jrThe inaugural Red Sun Festival takes place in Cardiff in May and Uber Rock's Jamie Richards crimped both his hair and one out before heading off to the city's Moon Club to feast on the heaviness of a gig put on to launch the festival. Hit Read More for the details, innit.....

Pretty Vicious/The Hearts/The Dole Age - Ebbw Vale, EVI - 8th February 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Ian Bell   
Thursday, 26 February 2015 04:00

PV2Three new up and coming Welsh bands, all with a bit of an Indie bent, hit Ebbw Vale’s EVI recently and with the hype surrounding headliners Pretty Vicious Uber Rock’s Ian Bell decided it was too good an opportunity to miss seeing the possible next big thing live on his doorstep. Also on the bill were The Hearts and The Dole Age, so read on to find out more.

Mariachi El Bronx/Pounded By The Surf - Bristol, Thekla - 12th February 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Thursday, 26 February 2015 03:00

MEB thmbReturning to the UK for a fifteen date tour in support of their third self-titled album, Mariachi El Bronx once again found themselves back in Bristol and back on the stage of the good ship Thekla, one of their favourite live venues. Also on board for this one was Uber Rock’s Johnny H concealing his usually gleaming bonce under a sombrero and feeling in the need of some spiritual enlightenment. So hit the link to find out why our man claims this might be the most inclusive punk rock tour of all time..

Giants Of Rock - Minehead, Butlin’s - 6th - 8th February 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Tuesday, 24 February 2015 03:00

GORWith the likes of Black Star Riders, Magnum, The Quireboys and many more all making an appearance at the second annual Giants Of Rock event at Butlin’s in Minehead, Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland couldn’t resist the temptation to pack his bucket and spade and head for the seaside for the weekend. Here he revisits some of the highlights for those of us not lucky enough to go.

Queen + Adam Lambert - Vienna, Wiener Stadthalle - 1st February 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Attila Timár   
Friday, 13 February 2015 04:00

Qand AL thmbWith Queen + Adam Lambert doing some fantastic business worldwide right now we just had to find out why fans of the original band have taken this combination to their hearts, so we asked Attila Timár to come out of his enforced reviewing exile to cast an eye over proceedings just for Uber Rock, as we head off to Vienna for this one, and the Wiener (cue much Beavis and Butthead laughter) Stadthalle....

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…..

Halestorm/Wilson - Belfast, Limelight 1 - 28th February 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Wednesday, 11 March 2015 03:00

HS ThmbNext month will see the arrival of ‘Into The Wildlife’, the all new album from the rather splendid Halestorm. Right now though the band are touring the length and breadth of the UK, and as Uber Rock’s Mark Ashby discovered, as the band hit Belfast recently, they are also on white hot form. Read on to find out more.

Jesus And Mary Chain - Bristol O2 Academy - 26th February 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Jason Palmer   
Saturday, 07 March 2015 04:00

JAMC thmbOver the last couple of years Uber Rock’s Jason Palmer has slowly been ticking off band’s he didn’t see back in the day from his “to do before I’m too old” list. As a result he’s seen the likes of Pete Murphy and Echo and The Bunnymen both deliver superb live sets, but what would the infamously ramshackle that are Jesus And Mary Chain be like live? Well our scribe headed for Bristol to find out, and you can join him if you hit the link.

The Hip Priests, Bitch Queens - London, Camden, The Black Heart & Nottingham, The Chameleon - 19th & 21st February 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley & Johnny H   
Thursday, 05 March 2015 03:00


2015 may only be a little over ten weeks old but have Dom Daley and Johnny H both already witnessed their potential gigs of the year? We sent the dastardly duo off to check out The Hip Priests and Bitch Queens on their recent 3 date English mini tour and this ladies and gentlemen is the story of what happened next. Dom picks up the live action in London, whilst Horsehead was off the reins in Nottingham.

All Hail The Yeti - Brighton, Concorde 2 - 6th February 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Ross Welford   
Thursday, 26 February 2015 03:20

yeti86Uber Rock's Ross Welford caught a date on the recent 36 Crazyfists UK tour but couldn't have cared less for the headliners - no, he was there to see main support act, All Hail The Yeti. This band of miscreants released his Album of the Year in 2012 so Hunky Ross was eager to see them in the hot, sweat-wet flesh.....

Gasoline Outlaws/Baleful Creed/St Hellfire - Belfast, King’s Head - 12th February 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Tuesday, 24 February 2015 04:00

Gasoline Outlaws 2It’s a chilly Thursday evening in Belfast and once again we find Uber Rock’s Mark Ashby looking to check out the local talent, of the musical variety naturally, as he heads to the southern edges of the city and the King’s Head for the home town debut of Gasoline Outlaws. Read on to find out more.

Sick Of It All/Pay No Respect/No Warning Shot - Bristol, Fleece - 8th February 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Thursday, 19 February 2015 03:00

SOIA thmbIt was the last night on the UK leg of Sick Of It All’s Last Act Of Defiance tour and Uber Rock’s Johnny H was on the verge of becoming 48 years of age. What would our man do? Sit in the house and watch Top Gear like most saddos his age would do, or get in the mix with the Bristol faithful and celebrate his big day watching one of the best NYHC bands ever to walk the planet? Hit the link to join the party.

The Weeks/The Apache Relay/Hello Operator/Broken Skulls - York, The Duchess - 28th January 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Friday, 13 February 2015 03:30

the weeksduchess86Mississippi mofos The Weeks and main tour support The Apache Relay rolled up at The Duchess in York with a couple of local bands in tow. Uber Rock's Ben Hughes was there too and, even though he felt that some of the bands could have done with a good wash, he couldn't help but be impressed.....


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