Gig Reviews
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.

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....

Julian Cope - Cardiff, The Globe - 25th January 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Andrew Talbot   
Friday, 13 February 2015 03:00

Cope 1Supporting his soon to be released ‘Trip Advizer - The Very Best Of Julian Cope 1999-2014’ album, the archdrude kicked off his recent jaunt around the UK in Cardiff with just an acoustic guitar to help him. Making his Uber Rock debut reviewing this one is Andrew Talbot a man who clearly knows all about the Floored Genius of the boy from Deri.

Mark Lanegan Band/Sean Wheeler & Zander Schloss - Bristol, O2 Academy - 27th January 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Friday, 06 February 2015 03:00

MarkLaneganBandthmbOkay so we’ve effectively already done Mark Lanegan Band’s UK tour by covering their Belfast show just a few days ago, but by the time the tour reached Bristol the set up had taken a dramatic change, largely due to the band losing their bass player just a few days earlier to appendicitis. Uber Rock’s Johnny H gets ready to experience some baroque ‘n’ roll, but are you brave enough to join him?

No Devotion - Reading, The Bowery District - 22nd January 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Dan Hayes   
Wednesday, 04 February 2015 03:20

No DthmbIf we tell you that the six men in No Devotion have between them sold millions of records then please don’t think that we have lost the plot, because even if you’ve never heard No Devotion before you’ll have heard of the bands each of them used to be in. Dan Hayes returns for what we hope will be a regular reviewing stint with Uber Rock as he enters The Bowery District of Reading for a night out, No Devotion style.

Hellbound Hearts/The Blacklist Saints/Patriot Rebel/Honeycomb Love - York, Fibbers - 24th January 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Tuesday, 03 February 2015 03:20

HHeartslive86This was the first gig of 2015 for Uber Rock's Ben Hughes and one that left him, at the end of the night, wishing he'd took more cash to buy CDs from the support bands. Headlining at Fibbers in York, though, were home town boys Hellbound Hearts, there to promote a highly rated new EP.....

UK Subs - London, 100 Club - 9th January 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Saturday, 31 January 2015 03:00

substhmbHeadlining the Friday night of a 5 day punk festival held at London’s legendary 100 Club, the UK Subs gave Jim Rowland a lesson in why they are the most covered band in the history of the website to excite…alright. No one works harder than these guys and with a new album ('Yellow Leader') ready to hit the streets in 2015, the dawn of a brand new age might once again be upon us. Hit the link to find out why.

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.....

Toby Jepson & Dave Kemp - Ahoghill, Diamond Rock Club - 31st January 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Wednesday, 11 February 2015 03:00

Toby thmbOn a cold and snowy Saturday night in Northern Ireland there was only one place you would ever find Uber Rock’s Mark Ashby, and that is at the Diamond Rock Club. This time around he was there to catch Toby Jepson & Dave Kemp playing an intimate acoustic show, what our man could never have expected though was just how special a night it would turn out to be. Hit the link to find out why.

Phil Lewis/Nitehawks - Ahoghill, Diamond Rock Club - 24th January 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Thursday, 05 February 2015 03:00

Phil Lewis thmbThe legend that is Phil Lewis returned to the UK for a set of solo dates recently that included a date at Uber Rock’s favourite venue in Northern Ireland, the Diamond Rock Club. Promising a show that covered the whole of his career on hand to review this one was Mark Ashby. Well that is if he can find his way to the venue first. It’s all aboard the beer bus for another night of fun.

Slipknot/Korn/King 810 - Sheffield, Motorpoint Arena - 16th January 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Matt Bunting   
Wednesday, 04 February 2015 03:00

Slipknot Prepare UK thmbWith Slipknot playing the Motorpoint Arena on their recent UK tour Uber Rock just had to be there, question was which one do we go to, Sheffield or Cardiff? In the end we plumped for the former to allow Matt Bunting the chance to go wild in the mosh pit with a few thousand others, and with Korn also on the bill, perhaps relive some of the glories of his misspent youth. Read on to find out what happened next…..

Mark Lanegan Band - Belfast, Limelight 1 - 16th January 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Tuesday, 03 February 2015 03:00

Mark Lanegan - Belfast thmbBack in the UK as part of an extensive European tour promoting his excellent ‘Phantom Radio’ album Mark Lanegan was once again back with a band and ready to wow the crowd at Belfast’s premier music venue, the Limelight. On hand to sample the melancholic delights for Uber Rock was Mark Ashby.

Machine Head/Darkest Hour/Heart Of A Coward – Nottingham, Rock City - 17th December 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Nick Russell   
Thursday, 29 January 2015 03:00

Machine Head ThmbUber Rock’s Nick Russell was like a kid in a heavy metal candy store when he realised that the mighty Machine Head were due to return to his beloved Rock City as part of an eleven date/three band bill, and almost 20 years to the day after he first witnessed them make their UK debut in the very same venue. Okay Devil You Know may have had to pull out of the tour but with Darkest Hour and Heart Of A Coward on the undercard this really was going to be a night to remember.


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