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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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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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Giuda / Syteria / The Jackhammers - Leeds, Brudenell Social Club - 6th May 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Thursday, 19 May 2016 03:00

Guida poste thmbFor the second of Uber Rock’s live reports capturing the best of Giuda’s recent four date UK tour we turn our attentions to Leeds and the fantastic Brudenell Social Club. On hand to review this one for us was Ben Hughes a scribe who now really does want us all to get down and get with it. Hit the link to find out why.

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FVK / DesasterKids / Trailer Park Sex - Hamburg, DE, Rock Café - 5th May 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Colin Hunt   
Wednesday, 18 May 2016 03:00

FVK IMG 6036Uber Rock’s resident German correspondent Colin Hunt always thought that to catch Fearless Vampire Killers live he'd once again have to take a trip back home to Blighty. What he hadn’t counted on was the newly rechristened FVK stopping off in his adopted home of Hamburg as part of their ongoing European tour, also on the bill were DesasterKids and Trailer Park Sex.

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Giuda / Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell - London, Camden Underworld - 4th May 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Martin Haslam   
Thursday, 12 May 2016 03:00

Guida poste thmbFor those of us in the know Giuda released one of the very best albums of 2015 in the shape of ‘Speaks Evil’. Returning to the UK in support of that album we now present the first of two special Uber Rock live reports from said mini tour. First up, London Underworld and Martin Haslam has most definitely got his boogie shoes on for this one.

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Diamond Head / Revival - Crumlin, The Patriot - 23rd April 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Saturday, 07 May 2016 03:00

Brian DH thmbOut on the road promoting their critically acclaimed and Uber-approved self titled new album, NWOBHM stalwarts Diamond Head brought their show to The Patriot in Crumlin for what turned out to be a sold out show of musical might. On hand to check this one out for Uber Rock whilst dreaming of his permed hair days was Rob Watkins.

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Wilko Johnson - London, O2 Forum, Kentish Town - 23rd April 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Martin Haslam   
Friday, 06 May 2016 03:00

WilkothmbThe last time Uber Rock went along to see Wilko Johnson headlining a show he was playing his farewell tour. One medical miracle and three years later and here Martin Haslam gets to see his hero playing one of his biggest headline shows of his illustrious career. Hit the link then to experience the true ecstasy of Wilko Johnson, once again on a live stage...

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The Black Halos / Role Models / The Hip Priests - London, Camden, The Black Heart - 18th April 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Wednesday, 04 May 2016 03:00

The Black Halos poster thmbLegendary Canadian glunk rockers The Black Halos reformed for a series of shows just last month, hitting the UK with Role Models and The Hip Priests in support for a very special one-off date at The Black Heart. How could we possibly miss this one, even if it was on a Monday night? Uber Rock’s Dom Daley gets all hot and sweaty as he relives a birthday party to end all birthday parties.

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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 Burning Crows / Fireroad / Hide Your Eyes / The Attix - Ebbw Vale, Odin’s Rock Club - 6th May 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Friday, 20 May 2016 02:50

Burning Crows EVI ThmbNorwich based scuzzy rockers The Burning Crows have been out on the road across the UK these past few weeks on their `Live From The Gin House Tour`. One of the stop off points being Odin’s Rock Club in Ebbw Vale. Propping up the bar surrounded by lovely ladies for this gig was Uber Rock’s Rob Watkins, and right here is what he remembers about it all.

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Dan Reed and Danny Vaughn - Cardiff, Fuel Rock Club - 6th May 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Wednesday, 18 May 2016 03:20

SOH thmbDan Reed and Danny Vaughn are currently out on the road together touring the UK for the second time as part of their Snake Oil - Harmony joint venture where both singers share the same stage and songs from their illustrious back catalogue. Uber Rock’s Dave Prince was fortunate enough to catch one of the early dates on the tour at Fuel Rock Club and here he gets ready to ‘lose his shit’ all over again…..

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The Tyla J Pallas Band / Boss Caine / Matty James - York, The Fulford Arms - 5th May 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Tuesday, 17 May 2016 03:00

TylaMayYork86The Tyla J Pallas Band returned to York so, of course, Uber Rock's Ben Hughes was there to document the event for your reading pleasure. With the exact same bill as last December's show at the venue, it might have been a bit Groundhog Day for our man. "Do you ever have déjà vu?" we asked him. "I don't think so," he replied, "but I could check with the kitchen..."

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The Breakdowns / The Black Bullets - Abertillery, The Dolls House - 30th April 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Wednesday, 11 May 2016 03:00

Breakdowns thmbTucked away amongst an eclectic bill of live music, going out under their Fizzy Fest banner, it is the double pairing of Nottingham’s finest power pop provocateurs The Breakdowns and the UK’s best sleaze rock band The Black Bullets that has Uber Rock’s Johnny H hot footing it up the A467 for another wealth of live musical talent at The Dolls House. Hit the link to find out what those lucky enough to be at Fizzy Fest witnessed.

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Korpiklaani / Moonsorrow - Belfast, Limelight 2 - 23rd April 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Friday, 06 May 2016 03:20

Tour thumbThe Finnish folk metal mafia hit the UK recently as Korpiklaani and Moonsorrow ploughed through nine shows, with each band showcasing their own peculiar twists on the tried and tested euro metal genre. Rivderdancing their way to the Limelight in Belfast for this one were Uber Rock’s Mark Ashby and his other half, The Dark Queen.

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Dirkschneider / Anvil - London, Islington O2 Academy - 19th April 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Thursday, 05 May 2016 03:00

Udo 1Former Accept frontman Udo Dirkschneider hit the UK recently for a series of shows where he played a set of songs selected exclusively from his former band’s illustrious back catalogue, allegedly for the last time ever. Also on the bill for this jaunt were Canadian rockers Anvil, so you can probably imagine Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland was first in the queue when tickets were put on sale for the London show. Hit the link then to get your metal heart pumping for one last time….

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Beastmaker / Iron Void / Heavy Flames - Cardiff, The Moon Club - 13th April 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Andrew Williams   
Tuesday, 03 May 2016 03:30

Beastmaker thmbVisiting the UK in support of their ‘Lusus Naturae’ debut, Rise Above Records hotshots Beastmaker hit the capital city of Wales on a Wednesday night and found The Full Moon full of clued-in punters gathered in their masses to dig their new breed… of doom metal. Uber Rock’s Andrew Williams picks up the story, and maybe a witch or two along the way too.

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