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Stupids, Thirty Six Strategies, This System Kills, Trigger McPoopshute - Newport, Le Pub - 4th October 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Darrel Sutton   
Friday, 17 October 2014 04:00

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Uber Rock’s Darrel Sutton wasn’t supposed to be reviewing this one…because he was playing it. But “shit happens!” even here at URHQ so our man with the Squidward-like features suddenly found himself pen in hand having to capture the Stupids first ever Welsh date in their three decade long career. Also on the bill Thirty Six Strategies This System Kills and (of course) Trigger McPoopshute He surely wouldn’t have the balls to review his own band though would he? Hit the link to find out.....

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The Urban Voodoo Machine/Johnny Cage And The Voodoogroove - Cardiff, The Globe - 4th October 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Friday, 17 October 2014 03:00

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Less than 24 hours prior to what was destined to be The Urban Voodoo Machine ’s debut Welsh date, the news broke that the collective had lost their brother Robb ‘The Kid’ Skipper to his long time battle with heroin. With the band determined to celebrate their fallen comrade’s life as only they knew how the show at Cardiff’s bohemian paradise commonly known as The Globe turned out to be a once in a lifetime event for Uber Rock’s Neville Brooks. Hit the link to find out more.....

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The Libertines - London, Alexandra Palace - 27th September 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Nick Russell   
Thursday, 09 October 2014 04:00

Libertines thmbWe seem to be doing this a lot lately…putting reviewers in front of bands they have never seen before, and as is the case here, in front of bands they normally wouldn’t have a second thought about. So what would Uber Rock’s Nick Russell, a man so metal he normally clanks when he walks, think of the rag tag indie mob The Libertines live? Well there is only one way to find out. Hit that lipstick red link and read on.

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Last Great Dreamers/The Sonic Jewels - London, Camden, Purple Turtle - 21st September 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Dan Hayes   
Wednesday, 08 October 2014 03:20

LGD ThmbUntil a weekend or so ago it had been the best part of 20 years since Dan Hayes last witnessed Last Great Dreamers live, it also had been the best part of 5 years since he last penned a review for Uber Rock. So that night at the Purple Turtle must have been something special right? Hit the ‘Read More’ link to find our man once again ‘Crash Landing In Teenage Heaven’.

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Christmas/U.K’s Lowest/The Bellends - Abertillery, The Dolls House - 19th September 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Friday, 03 October 2014 03:00

Xmas thmbWith the bespoke decorations and major league hangovers left behind following the rock ‘n’ roll party of the year having only just finally startied to clear his memory banks, it was time for Johnny H to return to The Dolls House for yet another shindig, this time courtesy of German punks Christmas on the first date of the UK leg of their Appetite For Selfdestruction tour. Hit the link to find out all about what happened next during yet another night to remember in Abertillery Rock City.

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Andy Cairns - Sheffield, The Greystones - 17th September 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Matt Bunting   
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 03:00

Andy Cairns thmbAndy Cairns - he of Therapy? fame and fortune - hit the road recently playing a series of “Audience With” type acoustic shows, Uber Rock’s Matt Bunting was lucky enough to find himself in possession of tickets for the Sheffield date and this is his review of what happened next. Expect B-Sides, rare album tracks and plenty of banter and all you have to do is hit the ‘Read More’ link to join him.

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UBERPALOOZA - Abertillery, The Dolls House - 13th September 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Wednesday, 24 September 2014 03:00

WeabUP86We couldn't let Uberpalooza go unmentioned, especially when our fifth birthday party was everything we had hoped for and more, but how do you go about reviewing your own gig?!? We got Jim Rowland, who had never seen any of the bands previously, to travel 300 miles and hoped that he'd be suitably impressed to pen us a fine review. He, like Uberpalooza, did not disappoint.....

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The Graveltones - Bristol, Louisiana - 2nd September 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Richards   
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 03:00

GTbristol86We've discovered that Uber Rock's Jamie Richards, owner of Page Seven Fella looks, only attends gigs so sweaty that he has an excuse to take his top off and stand at the bar like the male model that he is. His latest catwalk/rock show was at Bristol's Louisiana where he caught the never dull Graveltones impressing once again.....

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Airbourne - London, Highbury, The Garage - 28th August 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Wednesday, 03 September 2014 04:00

airbournecarouselReturning to the UK for 3 very intimate and obviously long since “Sold Out” shows Australian heavy rock ‘n’ rollers Airbourne finished off their club tour at London’s The Garage only just a few days ago. In the audience was Jim Rowland and here Uber Rockers is his story of a very special night indeed.

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The Dickies/Chelsea - London, Highbury, The Garage - 23rd August 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Tuesday, 02 September 2014 03:00

Dickies thmbThe Dickies were back in Blighty recently for what was perhaps their most extensive tour in years. Catching the band at their London headliner was Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland hoping to not only get covered in ‘Primordial Ooze’ for the very first time but also relive some distant childhood memories. Hit the link to find out what happened next.

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Rebellion Festival 2014 - Blackpool, Winter Gardens - 9th - 10th August 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H & Dom Daley   
Thursday, 21 August 2014 03:00

Rebellion R thmbFor the Saturday and Sunday at Rebellion 2014 we asked Johnny H and Dom Daley to try and cram in as many bands as possible in just 48 hours with as little sleep as humanly possible. We think they did a decent job as we got tired simply reading this piece, which coincidently we’d also like to dedicate to the memory of Colin McQuillan from Runnin' Riot who passed away shortly after this event. Now hit the link and experience the 2nd half of the festival everyone should experience at least once - every year that is.

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OFF!/Cerebral Ballzy - Bristol, The Exchange - 2nd October 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Darrel Sutton   
Thursday, 16 October 2014 03:00

OffthmbOFF! chose the sweaty and intimate surrounding of Bristol’s Exchange in which to kick off the UK leg of their current tour in support of the awesome ‘Wasted Years’ album. Also on the bill the enigmatic Cerebral Ballzy. Uber Rock’s Darrel Sutton was lucky enough to bag himself a ticket for this long since sold out show, and as the night unfolded he was mighty glad he did. Hit the ‘Red More’ link to find out why.

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Tim “Ripper” Owens - Belfast, Voodoo - 25th September 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Thursday, 09 October 2014 03:00

Ripper thmbOver the years Tim “Ripper” Owens has played with the likes of Iced Earth, Beyond Fear and of course the mighty Judas Priest, to name but a few, but what would a solo Ripper live show be like? We sent Uber Rock’s Eamon O’Neill to Belfast’s Voodoo to answer that question, and the answer? Well you’ll have to click the 'Read More’ link to find out.

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The Dowling Poole/Paul Miro - Birmingham, The Asylum 2 - 17th September 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Wednesday, 08 October 2014 03:00

Edwina thmbHaving released what could be one of the most perfect albums of the year in the shape of their ‘Bleak Strategies’ debut platter The Dowling Poole hit the road during the month of September to play five acoustic dates to help promote its release. Stage front and centre for Uber Rock at the Birmingham date was Rich Hobson as our man joins Jon Poole, Willie Downing and Givvi Flynn for a night at the Funny Farm.

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While She Sleeps - Chesterfield, Real Time Live - 18th September 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Matt Bunting   
Thursday, 02 October 2014 03:00

WSS thmbCurrently on tour across Europe supporting In Flames, Sheffield hardcore nutjobs While She Sleeps recently played two low key tour warm up shows in Scunthorpe and Chesterfield. Uber Rock’s Matt Bunting was lucky enough to get tickets for the latter show at the fabulously named Real Time Live venue. Find out how our man got on as discovered the ferocious sound of the band for the very first time.

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Hell On Earth Tour 2014; Unearth / Shadows Fall / The Acacia Strain / War Of Ages / Pay No Respect / Skies In Motion - Derby, Hairy Dog - 3rd September 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Nick Russell   
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 03:20

HOE thmbHell On Earth returned to the UK recently, and whilst some might say it’s that every day living here Uber Rock’s Nick Russell was only interested in the annual touring festival that brings together some of the best underground metal money can buy. We join our man in Derby for a night of metalcore and more, and you have to do to join him is hit the linky.

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The Holy Shits - Brighton, Concorde 2 - 10th September 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Jo Hayes   
Tuesday, 23 September 2014 03:00

fooholy86"Holy Shit, the Foo Fighters are playing some 'secret' UK club shows?!" Have no fear if you, like thousands of others, couldn't get a ticket to see Dave Grohl and Co. in rare intimate surroundings earlier this month: Uber Rock was there to talk you through the action! Jo Hayes witnessed, in Brighton's 600 capacity Concorde 2, a simply unforgettable night.....

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Mordred/Kaine/Valous - Birmingham O2 Academy 2 - 26th August 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Nick Russell   
Friday, 12 September 2014 04:00

Mordred UK Tour thmbThe last time Uber Rock’s Nick Russell witnessed Mordred live was over two decades ago in Berkley Square, California. No such glamorous locations for this live encounter then as our man was dispatched to the Birmingham show on the band’s recent UK tour. Would they be as good second time around though? Hit the link for the all-important Uber Rock verdict.

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Bad Sam - Cardiff, The Globe - 21st August 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Tuesday, 02 September 2014 03:20

Bad Sam thmbIn the weeks building up to this support slot with US punk legends The Dickies, rumours had been circulating around town that it might actually be Bad Sam’s last ever gig. As a result Uber Rock’s Johnny H just had to be there to experience it. Hit the link to see if some very sad musical history was made or if the rumours turned out to be bullshit.

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Merthyr Rock 2014 - Cyfarthfa Castle, Merthyr Tydfil - 17th August 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 29 August 2014 03:00

MR2014thumbThe Merthyr Rock festival returned after a one-year hiatus with a one-day event littered with UK festival exclusives. Uber Rock's Gaz E tried his best to make it to all three stages (this was before he busted his ankle!), seeing what he thinks was one of the greatest festival performances of recent times.....

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Rebellion Festival 2014 - Blackpool, Winter Gardens - 7th - 8th August 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H & Dom Daley   
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 03:00

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It’s the first weekend of August, the English Football season is just about to kick off, and Dom Daley and Johnny H are once again booked into their regular North Shore abode ready for Rebellion 2014. What would this year’s event have in store for Uber Rock’s dynamic duo we wonder? Well how about meeting some NYC punk legends, watching loads of great new bands, whilst managing to miss perhaps one of the glunk rock highlights of the festival, and that’s just for starters. Hit the link for their story of the Thursday and Friday.

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