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Eureka Machines/Tropical Contact/Mr Shiraz - York, The Fulford Arms - 13th November 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Tuesday, 01 December 2015 03:00

EM1386Uber Rock loves Eureka Machines! So much so that even when faced with going out on Friday the 13th our crack squad of reviewers have no fear when it comes to lapping up glorious chunks of perfect power pop! UR's Ben Hughes headed to The Fulford Arms in York for lashings of top tunes!

King Of The North / Dirty Thrills / Dead Shed Jokers - Abertillery, The Dolls House - 13th November 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Richards   
Friday, 27 November 2015 03:00

KOTN thmbUber Rock’s third Kickass Klub Nite brought together King Of The North, a grunge duo from Australia, Dirty Thrills, a band of hard rock dandies from London and local alt rock mentalists Dead Shed Jokers for a night of music that would never be forgotten. Uber Rock’s Jamie Richards relives the events of Friday the 13th of November 2015, and a night that will never be forgotten.

Tracer/The Vitals - York, Fibbers - 11th November 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Wednesday, 25 November 2015 03:40

tracerlive86Uber Rock's Ben Hughes fell for 'Water For Thirsty Dogs', the latest album from Australian three-piece Tracer, so couldn't wait to catch the band live once again. With support from LA-based duo, The Vitals, this looked like being another memorable night in Fibbers.....

Mötley Crüe/Alice Cooper - London, The SSE Arena Wembley - 6th November 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Ross Welford   
Tuesday, 24 November 2015 03:00

GinnySixxPurpleThe Elders at URHQ have been pretty vocal in regards to the modern version of Mötley Crüe but, honest mofos that we are, we sent a Crüe die-hard to review a show on their 'Farewell Tour' at Wembley Arena... but the final opinion was pretty much the same. Uber Rock's Ross Welford watches the depressing end of an era.....

Eagles Of Death Metal/White Miles/Feverist - Bristol, O2 Academy - 2nd November 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Tuesday, 17 November 2015 03:00

EODMthmbWe’d originally had one of our usual witty introductions written for this one, but in light of the events that unfolded in Paris over the weekend, Uber Rock’s Johnny H asked us instead to dedicate his review of the Eagles Of Death Metal live at Bristol’s O2 Academy to all those who lost their lives simply going to a gig. Rest In Peace brothers and sisters.

Ginger Wildheart’s Halloween Hootenanny 2015 - Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms - 31st October 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Saturday, 14 November 2015 03:00

halloween2015-thmbHaving removed his work shackles and shaken of his first night hangover in double quick time, Uber Rock’s Rich Hobson was back at Wolverhampton’s Slade Rooms for night two of Ginger Wildheart’s Halloween Hootenanny ready for some frighteningly awesome music courtesy of Death Koolaid, Dirt Box Disco, Role Models, Love Zombies, The Ga*Ga*s and of course the weekend’s headliners the Ginger Wildheart Band. Hit the link to relive that second night in all its gory glory...

Ginger Wildheart’s Nightmare Before Halloween - Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms - 30th October 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Friday, 13 November 2015 03:00

halloween2015-thmbWhat better way to celebrate Halloween than in the company of 12 great bands split over two days with the event curated by Ginger Wildheart himself? Well Uber Rock’s Rich Hobson couldn’t wait to spend his Friday in the company of Tropical Contact, Exit_International, Heck, Eureka Machines, Wolfsbane and Hey! Hello! First though, he just had to get off work ….

Turbowolf/Beasts/Loom - Birmingham, O2 Academy 2 - 28th October 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Tuesday, 10 November 2015 04:00

Turbowolf 3Out on the road in support of their excellent second album ‘Two Hands’ West Country alt-rockers Turbowolf hit Birmingham’s Academy 2 safe in the knowledge that they would be playing to a near capacity crowd of people all digging their new and highly innovative tunes. Amongst those lucky enough to get a ticket for this one was Uber Rock’s Rich Hobson, and right here is the story of his night, one he’ll not forget in a hurry.

Raven - London, Camden, The Underworld - 25th October 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Saturday, 07 November 2015 03:00

ravenexcover‘ExtermiNation’ might sound like the ideal title for an album by the Daleks, but it is in fact the title of the latest release from NWOBHM stalwarts Raven. Hitting the road in support of said opus Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland just had to be at one of the dates to experience it all. Here he checks out the band live at The Underworld, hoping to get Wiped Out.

Wolfsbane - Tavistock, The Wharf - 23rd October 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Thursday, 05 November 2015 03:00

wolfrockcoverThe smile on the face of Uber Rock's Matt Phelps as he fell asleep on the floor of his bathroom said everything about how happy he was that the mighty Wolfsbane played a gig on their October tour so close to his home. Gig of the Year? Our man thinks this could be the Gig of the Century!

Glenn Hughes / Jared James Nichols - Belfast, Limelight 2 - 22nd October 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Wednesday, 04 November 2015 03:00

Glen HughesWith both Black Country Communion and California Breed now seemingly nothing more than faded memories for the ‘Voice Of Rock’, otherwise known as Glenn Hughes, it was back to the solo career path this time around as he hit the road ably assisted by Doug Aldrich and Pontus Engborg. Also on the bill for this tour was the insanely talented Jared James Nichols, whilst in the audience at Belfast’s Limelight 2 was Uber Rock’s Mark Ashby.

Skindred / Crossfaith / (Hed)PE - Bristol, 02 Academy - 12th November 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Ian Bell   
Thursday, 26 November 2015 03:00

Skindred 1Having already declared Skindred’s recent ‘Volume’ album “the most complete product out of their entire back catalogue” Uber Rock’s Ian Bell headed over the Severn Bridge to Bristol’s O2 Academy hankering for a chance to hear some of these new songs live. Join our man doing the Newport Helicopter as you hit that lipstick red ‘Read more’ link.

Faster Pussycat/Pirates Of Panama/Kinkade - London, Camden Underworld - 11th November 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Ross Welford   
Wednesday, 25 November 2015 03:00

FPlive86Looking to avoid another "Nordahl Incident" Uber Rock's Ross Welford headed into the Underworld ready to have radiation dripped right onto his head. Yes, our man writes reviews like Liberace rhines a stone, and Faster Pussycat, like ejaculation, is his salvation.....

The Erotics/UK's Lowest - Abertillery, The Doll's House - 6th November 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Thursday, 19 November 2015 03:00

Erotics ThmbFrom Albany, New York, to Abertillery, Blaenau Gwent - the seventh UK jaunt for The Erotics started on the street where Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey once dreamed of getting to see the greatest American rock 'n' roll bands live.....

Halloween at Cherry Cola's Rock 'n' Rolla Cabaret & Lounge - 31st October 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Jason Daniel Baker   
Saturday, 14 November 2015 04:00

cherry86hAs far as rock clubs go Cherry Cola's is without a doubt the best kept secret in Toronto. So says Uber Rock's Jason Daniel Baker who was there on All Hallow's Eve for a night of burlesque, lucha libre and rock 'n' roll retro kitsch. Hit the link for more... if you dare!

Deathcrusher 2015 - Bristol, Motion - 27th October 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Darrel Sutton   
Friday, 13 November 2015 03:40

Death thmbCarcass, Obituary, Napalm Death and Voivod - four legends of the extreme metal scene (along with special guests Herod) - trail blazed their way across the UK recently as part of the Deathcrusher 2015 tour. Uber Rock’s Darrel Sutton caught up with the tour in Bristol’s excellent Motion venue and got a lesson in why sometimes the best tunes are still played on an old BC Rich, or Charvel Shark Fin or….

Alice Cooper/Michael Monroe - Plymouth, Pavilions - 29th October 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Wednesday, 11 November 2015 03:00

coopmm86What could be better than an Alice Cooper Halloween show in your home town? An Alice Cooper Halloween show in your home town with Michael Monroe as the support act, that's what! Uber Rock's Matt Phelps evaded security to find lace and whiskey, horns and halos in wild abandon.....

Spike & Tyla's Hot Knives - London, The Borderline - 25th October 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Tuesday, 10 November 2015 03:00

hotknives86Performing together as Hot Knives, and performing the 'Flagrantly Yours' album in its entirety, legendary Quireboys and Dogs D'Amour frontmen Spike and Tyla honoured the life of former bandmate Paul Hornby with a special show at London's Borderline. Uber Rock's Dom Daley was there.....

Killing Joke/Asylums - Cardiff, University, Y Plas - 25th October 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Friday, 06 November 2015 03:00

KJthmbHaving witnessed the band play a scorching set at this year’s Hellfest, Uber Rock’s Johnny H seemed happy enough to give the opening night of Killing Joke’s 'Pylon' tour a miss, even when it was in one of his favourite (as in one of the only ones left) Cardiff venues. Then out of the blue he got some news of a competition win, and his plan for a quiet night in watching Bergerac re-runs went up in smoke. “Asteroid!”

Fireroad / The King Lot / Crowsaw - Blaenavon, Workmen’s Hall - 24th October 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Wednesday, 04 November 2015 03:20

Fireroad poster thmbThree bands for a fiver! What more could you want on a Saturday night, than Fireroad, The King Lot and Crowsaw all playing at your local Workmen’s Hall. Uber Rock’s Nev Brooks was in attendance, but were you? Hit the link to find out why our man on Blaenavon mountain is not very happy at all…..

Delain - Birmingham, The Institute - 23rd October 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Steve Beebee   
Tuesday, 03 November 2015 04:00

delainthumbAll those at URHQ were worried when Steve Beebee informed us that he was about to be institutionalized; turns out he was simply heading to The Institute in Birmingham to catch a date on the UK tour from Dutch outfit Delain. Read on to discover why this band is the equivalent of the man with the van who can fix just about anything......


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