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The Creepshow/In Evil Hour/The Franceens - Leeds, Brudenell Social Club - 13th August 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Tuesday, 01 September 2015 03:00

creeplive86Almost three years to the day that he first saw Toronto punks The Creepshow with (then) new singer Kenda, Uber Rock's Ben Hughes made the short trip to Leeds to catch the band again, with impressive support from In Evil Hour and The Franceens. Hit that link for the lowdown!

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Bloodstock Open Air Festival 2015 - Derbyshire, Catton Park - 8th and 9th August 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Nick Russell   
Friday, 28 August 2015 04:00

BOA ThmbDay two of Uber Rock’s coverage of Bloodstock Open Air 2015 and we find Nick and his snapper stepson David relaxing under some toasty warm blue skies sampling a few fine ales whilst listening to the likes of Napalm Death, Opeth, Pro-Pain and Cannibal Corpse. Yup our guys are in what you might call “heavy metal heaven”, and you can join them too. Hit the link to do just that.

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Bloodstock Open Air Festival 2015 - Derbyshire, Catton Park - 7th August 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Nick Russell   
Thursday, 27 August 2015 03:00

BOA ThmbUntil a few weekends ago Uber Rock’s Nick Russell had never sampled the delights of the UK’s largest independent heavy metal festival Bloodstock Open Air. That was all about to change though, and over the next two days you can join him and his snapper stepson David as they delight in the likes of Re-Animator, Overkill and many many more top turns. Now hit the ‘Read more’ link to do just that….

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Rebellion Festival 2015 - Blackpool, Winter Gardens - 6th & 7th August 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley & Johnny H   
Friday, 21 August 2015 03:00

Rebellion R thmbKicking off our coverage of Rebellion 2015 Dom Daley picks up the Misfits headlined Thursday night whilst Johnny H manages to totally miss Friday night headliners Sham 69 trying to get into a nightclub. Don’t worry though it wasn’t all kiss me quick hats and sticks of rock as our intrepid scribes watched more bands than some might consider (in)humanly possible. Hit the link to relive all the magic of the world’s very best punk rock festival.

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Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2015 - Killing Joke / At The Gates / Baby Metal (w Dragonforce) / We Are Harlot / Suicidal Tendencies - London, IndigO2 - 15th June 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Nick Russell   
Thursday, 20 August 2015 03:00

GG logo 2015Uber Rock’s Nick Russell had always wondered what it might be like to be able to scream (in his best metal voice) “I’ve been to Golden Gods awards”, and up until a few months ago he couldn’t do it as he didn’t have the gig under his belt. Now having witnessed said event and a host of live bands such as Suicidal Tendencies, We are Harlot, Baby Metal, At The Gates and Killing Joke… hear him roar. Was it worth it worth the trip to London’s IndigO2 though? Hit the link to find out.

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Glitter Trash / Hobgoblin / The Guntys / Trigger McPoopshute (Lounge) - Abertillery, The Dolls House - 2nd August 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Ian Bell   
Tuesday, 18 August 2015 03:20

Poster thmbThe first in a series of Kickass Klub Nites at Abertillery’s legendary Dolls House music venue took place just a few weeks ago, in the, erm, afternoon. Headlining proceedings were Detroit glunk rockers Glitter Trash on their way to a possible show-stealing Rebellion 2015 appearance. Stage front and centre and on reviewing duty for Uber Rock for this one was Mr Ian Bell. Ding Dong!

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The Sonics / Electric River / The John E Vistic Experience - Bristol, O2 Academy - 29th July 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Friday, 14 August 2015 03:00

Sonics thmbPlaying seven shows in England and Scotland in support of their awesome ‘This Is The Sonics’ record, garage punk godfathers The Sonics paid a whistle stop visit to the wonderful city of Bristol and its O2 Academy just a few weeks ago. There in readiness of a lesson in how to rock ‘n’ roll was Uber Rock’s Johnny H. Hit the link to join him.

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Steelhouse Festival - Aberbeeg, Hafod-Y-Dafal Farm - 26th July 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Wednesday, 05 August 2015 03:00

dee86stIf the Saturday of Steelhouse Festival 2015 was a blur of sun, classic rock and good times, the Sunday, we were led to believe, was a mess of rain, mud and bad times. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey wasn't falling for that fairweather claptrap, however, as he witnessed the definitive set in the event's five-year history....

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Anvil - London, Islington, O2 Academy - 12th July 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Saturday, 25 July 2015 03:00

Anvil thmbCanadian power metal trio Anvil returned for a short run of UK shows just a few weeks back to bring to the end their mammoth worldwide tour in support of the ‘Hope In Hell’ album. Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland just had to be at London’s Islington, O2 Academy to sample the band in all their glory because after all Anvil Is Anvil.

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Henry’s Funeral Shoe / The Lash / The Johnstown Flood - Panteg RFC, Borough Blues Festival - 4th July 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Thursday, 16 July 2015 04:00

bbc logo fbSlugfest Saturday and Nev Brookes has gone AWOL for the afternoon’s proceedings. “Where is he?” I hear you ask. Is he stuck at home on social media raging about the fact that live music is in a dire state or is he in B&Q doing what all weekend warriors do best? Nah he’s in a rugby field watching three of South Wales’ finest new bands as part of the annual Borough Blues Festival. Respect brother Brooks, respect!

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Slugfest 8 (Saturday & Sunday) - Abertillery, The Doll's House - 4th & 5th July 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H, Nev Brooks & Rob Watkins   
Wednesday, 15 July 2015 03:00

slugfest886After the Friday to end all Fridays, Slugfest 8 ploughed on regardless into the Saturday and Sunday to end all Saturdays and Sundays, and there to capture all of the action from Uber Rock was Johnny H, Nev Brookes and (as usual bringing up the rear) Rob Watkins. Read on to relive the music, the mayhem, the beer, and of course who could forget the smelly fish?

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Ray Davies and Band - Brecon Jazz 2015, The Grolsch Market Hall - 7th August 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Friday, 28 August 2015 03:00

RD ThmbWhilst the rest of Uber Rock were off watching heavy metal and punk bands the more refined Rob Watkins was attending a show at Brecon Jazz 2015. The performer? The legendary singer/songwriter Ray Davies, a man whose music probably influenced most of the bands the other guys were watching. Hit the link to be in the company of a legend…..

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Rebellion Festival 2015 - Blackpool, Winter Gardens - 8th & 9th August 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley & Johnny H   
Saturday, 22 August 2015 04:00

Rebellion R thmbUber Rock’s Dom Daley and Johnny H continue their review of Rebellion 2015 via perhaps the most extensive coverage you will find anywhere in the world! Here Double Danger reviews the Saturday headlined by a DJ thanks to The Boomtown Rats being …well The Boomtown Rats really and H Bombz continues a noticeable trend by missing Sunday night headliners Less than Jake. Hit the link to join them on their punk rock mission of discovery.

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Misfits/JD & the FDCs/Creeper - Bristol, Motion - 4th August 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Thursday, 20 August 2015 04:00

misfitsstatic86Legendary horror punks the Misfits brought their 'Static Age' tour to the UK, the iconic album being played in its entirety. With support from uber-faves JD & the FDCs and the hotly-tipped Creeper, this promised to be something special. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey got down with the hybrid moments and horror business in general....

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The Tubes - Bristol, The Fleece - 3rd August 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Wednesday, 19 August 2015 03:00

Tubes4Touring the UK as part of their 40th anniversary celebrations San Francisco based shock rockers The Tubes popped into one of Uber Rock’s favourite Bristol venues to play a sold out show just a few weeks back. This was a show Johnny H had been waiting over a decade to witness and yet it was one he also almost missed out on getting a ticket for. Hit the link to find out why…...

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The Urban Voodoo Machine - York, Fibbers - 1st August 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Tuesday, 18 August 2015 03:00

UVMyork1586After the deaths of two much-loved band members, The Urban Voodoo Machine would be excused for perhaps having an off-night or two, but, as Uber Rock's Ben Hughes found at York's Fibbers, for this band it's like a New Year's Eve party every night.....

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Ramblin’ Man Fair - Maidstone, Kent, Mote Park - 25th & 26th July 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Friday, 07 August 2015 03:00

Jim and MarkWhile the rest of us were enjoying our classic rock Steelhouse style Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland was getting his fix at the inaugural Ramblin’ Man Fair at Mote Park in Kent. Boasting many UK exclusive appearance not least from headliners Scorpions and Gregg Allman there was only one band our man had his heart set on seeing though….the legendary Blue Oyster Cult. Hit the link to read the story of Jim’s weekend.

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Steelhouse Festival - Aberbeeg, Hafod-Y-Dafal Farm - 24th & 25th July 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins & Johnny H   
Tuesday, 04 August 2015 03:00

UFO thmbSteelhouse Festival returned for its fifth year boasting a plethora of classic rock goodies to keep the avid live music fan happy. Rob Watkins and Johnny H pick up the story behind the sunny Saturday of entertainment which was headlined by UFO, but not before Watto first hits the rain soaked Friday night pre show party headlined by Buffalo Summer. Read on to relive all the mountain magic.

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The Heavy - Grillstock, Bristol, Lloyds Amphitheatre - 12th July 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Jason Palmer   
Thursday, 23 July 2015 04:00

The Heavy ThmbUber Rock returned to the annual Grillstock event in Bristol’s harbour side to once again sample various incinerated meats and red hot chillies all washed down with some ice cold beverages, but above all we were there to sample some mighty fine music. This year’s Sunday headliners being The Heavy we knew Jason Palmer was going to be in for a real good time. So hit the link and join him on his Grillstock adventure.

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AC/DC - London, Wembley Stadium - 4th July 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Thursday, 16 July 2015 03:00

ACDC AR 4Whilst the rest of URHQ were working our asses off at Slugfest 8 Jim Rowland was sunning himself down Wembley Way with an ex-postman turned friendly ticket tout for the day, and bizarrely, a member of Praying Mantis, getting ready to witness what could perhaps have been AC/DC’s last ever stadium show in London. Hit the link to find out if he had drink on us.

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Slugfest 8 (Friday) - Abertillery, The Doll's House - 3rd July 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Tuesday, 14 July 2015 03:00

slugfest886Slugfest returned to Abertillery for its eighth instalment, promising the coolest bands, the best people and, worryingly, the rankest fish. Uber Rock's Gaz E was there to detail the opening night of Slugfest 8, the, erm, storm before another storm......

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