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Bombrock Summertime Festival - Blucina, Czech Republic - 4th July 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Craggy   
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 04:00

crag86"Hey Craggy, wanna play the first ever Bombrock festival in July?" How could our roving hornsman refuse such an offer?! Featuring the uber-approved Bombs From Heaven and the wonderfully-monikered Sour Bitch and Mr Dynaboom, this festival sounded like a must-attend. You didn't make it? Then read all about it here.....

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Sonisphere Festival 2014 - Knebworth Park - 6th July 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland and Eamon O'Neill   
Friday, 18 July 2014 04:00

Sonisphere Sky thmbDay three of Sonisphere 2014 and Jim Rowland was ready to ‘Kill ‘Em All’ in pursuit of getting some proper old school Metallica included in their ‘By Request’ headline set list. Experiencing the event as it unfolded as a paying punter here’s what our man from West London thought of Sonisphere Sunday 2014, along with a special Therapy? section from Eamon O’Neill. Did our men both get a bit of ‘Whiplash’ during the day? Well hit the link and you’ll soon find out.

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Sonisphere Festival 2014 - Knebworth Park - 5th July 2104 Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Thursday, 17 July 2014 03:00

Sonisphere 7 Iron Maiden thmbLike most of his Uber Rocking colleagues Eamon O’Neill was at Hyde Park for some British Sabbath Time on the first day of Sonisphere 2014, but hightailing it back to his tent ready for day two our intrepid scribe was now all about catching Iron Maiden on the last night of their Maiden England tour, but not before he watched Chas & Dave and a whole host of other great bands first. Hit the link to experience some of his Sonisphere Saturday highlights.

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Slugfest 7 - Abertillery, The Dolls House - 4th & 5th July 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H & Gaz E   
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 04:00

Slugfest 7Now into its seventh year the annual Slugfest this year dared its patrons to ‘Drink, Dance and Fall Over’. So whilst the rest of URHQ was stuck in various fields across the UK that same weekend watching “legendary” metal bands, Johnny H and Gaz E were experiencing the delights of way too many cool bands to name in one relatively short introduction. If you were lucky enough to be at The Dolls House you might remember what comes next, if you weren’t (or were just too pissed)… then hit the ‘Read More’ link and discover exactly what you missed.

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Misfits/JD & the FDCs/A Sudden Vengeance Waits - Swansea, The Garage - 28th June 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 11 July 2014 03:00

MisSwans86The legendary Misfits closed a short run of UK dates with a show at The Garage in Swansea. Uber Rock's Dom Daley lives but a foul throw away from the location and couldn't believe that one of his favourite bands - ably supported by former Uber Rock Album of the Year winners JD & the FDCs - was about to hit the (small) stage of his local venue.....

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Chuck Ragan & The Camaraderie/Northcote/Billy The Kid - Leeds, Brudenell Social Club - 26th June 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Thursday, 10 July 2014 03:00

chuckrag86Uber Rock's Ben Hughes loves Chuck Ragan's latest album, 'Till Midnight', so was first(ish) in line to see the Hot Water Music frontman on his solo UK tour. With impressive supports in the shape of Billy The Kid and Northcote, the Leeds show turned out to be one memorable night. Hit Read More to find out why.....

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Hard 'n' Heavy VII: The Stormbringer - Abertillery, The Dolls House - 20th & 21st June 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E (with Elaine Niblett)   
Saturday, 05 July 2014 03:00

gavhnh86Hard 'n' Heavy, the free festival from Two Bucks Rock Productions, returned to The Dolls House for its seventh instalment, equally blessed and cursed with the strongest line-up of bands yet. Uber Rock's Gaz E (ably assisted by the seductive Elaine Niblett) was there to detail the events for your reading pleasure.....

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Lo Mejor/Villanova Junction - Belfast, Pavilion - 21st June 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Thursday, 03 July 2014 04:00

MAliveR86Uber Rock's Mark Ashby was one of many left up Swanee River without a paddle when the band of the same name split up, but when news broke of the band's frontman returning with a new band our man knew he had to be there for their first show. Hit Read More for the lowdown.....

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Fucked Up/Cerebral Ballzy - London, Scala - 18th June 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Darrel Sutton   
Wednesday, 02 July 2014 03:00

fuckedupgig1486I should Koko....and so should have Fucked Up, if the London show of the band's brief four-date UK tour in support of new album, 'Glass Boys', hadn't been moved from the venue of the same name to the Scala. Uber Rock's Darrel Sutton wasn't about to be caught out, though. Hit Read More for the Fucked Up facts.....

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Chuck Norris Experiment/The Hip Priests/Role Models/Trigger McPoopshute - London, The Pipeline - 13th June 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 27 June 2014 03:00

CNElondon86Uber-approved Gothernburg glunkers Chuck Norris Experiment finally made their UK debut, and Uber Rock's Dom Daley was at the first of just two shows on these shores. With support from The Hip Priests, Role Models and Trigger McPoopshute this was sure to be one memorable big city night.....

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The Urban Voodoo Machine/The Future Shape Of Sound/The Montgomerys - Grillstock, Bristol, Lloyds Amphitheatre - 8th June 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 03:00

UVM 4Promising “Meat, Music and Mayhem” Uber Rock’s Nev Brooks was in seventh heaven at the prospect of attending this year’s Grillstock festival in Bristol’s swanky harbour side area. Throw in The Urban Voodoo Machine, a chilli jam that will have his ring stinging for days to come plus the inevitable appearance of good old British festival weather and we have the perfect recipe for an afternoon to remember. So click the link and find out what happened next.

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Belfast City Blues Festival - Belfast, Various Venues - 27th - 29th June 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Friday, 18 July 2014 03:00

Blues thmbA few weekends ago Uber Rock’s Norn Iron Man Mark Ashby braved the payday weekend of Belfast’s various watering holes to experience the 2014 Belfast City Blues Festival to catch some of the very best blues music his country has to offer. Experiencing the good, the great and (unfortunately) the downright ugly across 3 days and nights, here is his story of that weekend.

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Black Sabbath - British Summer Time at Hyde Park - 4th July 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Wednesday, 16 July 2014 04:00

sabshyde86Choosing Hyde Park over the Friday at Sonisphere, Uber Rock's Matt Phelps readied himself for the main stage assault of Soulfly, Motörhead, Faith No More, Soundgarden and Black Sabbath as Barclaycard presented British Summer Time with a day full of rock and metal.....

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Richie Sambora with Orianthi - Dublin, Olympia Theatre - 30th June 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 03:00

Sambora thmbAs part of his recent mini tour of Europe Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora also played his first solo show in Ireland. Uber Rock’s Eamon O’Neill was lucky enough to get a ticket for this one, but would the guitarist make it south of the border in time for the show? Click the link and all will be revealed.

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Badland Bandits - Plymouth, White Rabbit - 28th June 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Thursday, 10 July 2014 04:00

BB14live86Plymouth rockers Badland Bandits started the year with a run of shows in California, including a Hollywood showcase at the legendary Whisky a Go Go, now the band has released its first physical release at an EP launch show that Uber Rock's Matt Phelps reviews for your reading 'n' rolling pleasure.....

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Pearl Jam - Vienna, Wienner Stadthalle - 25th June 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Richards   
Wednesday, 09 July 2014 03:00

PJvienna86Uber Rock's Jamie Richards loves Pearl Jam so much that seeing them live in the UK this summer just wasn't enough: no, our man in plaid journeyed to the Wienner Stadthalle in Vienna to see his heroes. Jeremy spoke in class today, and he said "Read this review, or I'll kill ya!"

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Black Flag/The Royal We/Cinema Cinema - Club Europa, Brooklyn - 22nd June 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Anthony Allen Van Hoek   
Friday, 04 July 2014 03:00

BFdrum86Everyone's got an opinion about the current Black Flag.....but Uber Rock's comes from the virtual pen of Anthony Allen Van Hoek of Chesty Malone and the Slice 'em Ups! Anthony caught Greg Ginn and band at Club Europa in Brooklyn and tells it like it is regarding Black Flag in 2014. Agree? Read More and find out.....

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Vintage Trouble - York, York University Summer Ball @ York Racecourse - 18th June 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Thursday, 03 July 2014 03:00

VT1486Uber Rock's Ben Hughes found his "Summer of Trouble" restricted to just one night watching Vintage Trouble live...and in the most curious of places too. But, after grabbing a must-read interview that you can see this coming weekend, our man marvelled, as always, at the VT live experience.....

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Download Festival - Donington Park - 14th & 15th June 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Tuesday, 01 July 2014 03:00

TFSDL1486Eamon O'Neill might be the newest kid on the Uber Rock block but that doesn't mean that he hasn't got it (the right stuff) when it comes to hangin' tough at the UK's biggest festivals. Hit Read More for his verdict on some of the more noteworthy bands at this year's Download Festival.....

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Echo & The Bunnymen - Bristol, O2 Academy - 10th June 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Jason Palmer   
Thursday, 26 June 2014 04:00

Echo tour thmbUber Rock’s Jason Palmer had waited over a quarter of a century to see Echo & The Bunnymen, one of his favourite bands live, then with a 2014 UK tour finally announced and his Bristol tickets secured the original May gig was postponed. Doh!!!! Would our man ever get to see his heroes McCulloch and Will Sergeant live? Well what do you think? Here’s his review of the band’s rescheduled show at the city’s O2 Academy earlier this month.

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CJ Wildheart - Leeds, The Fox & Newt - 7th June 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Tuesday, 24 June 2014 04:00

CJpledgegig86Uber Rock loves 'Mable', the new album from CJ Wildheart, and nobody more than Ben Hughes, who Pledged, not only for the album (and hot sauce!) but also to be one of the lucky mofos in attendance at the most intimate of gigs. With Chris Catalyst, Willie Dowling and Jon Poole along for the ride, this was one night our man was not going to forget in a hurry.....

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