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Winter Rocks Festival 2014 - Sheffield, Corporation - 6th December 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Matt Bunting   
Saturday, 20 December 2014 03:00

Winter Rocks thmbThe first ever Winter Rocks Festival in the Sheffield Corporation hit Matt Bunting’s radar as soon as it was announced: not often things like this start out with such a strong first year line up. A quality mix up of well-known UK scene stalwarts like Heaven’s Basement, Eureka Machines and headliners The Answer along with a smattering of unknowns was too big a dangling carrot to resist. Hit the link to find out more. As Uber Rock finally discovers our festive spirit.

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Saxon/Hell/Beyond The Black - Bristol, O2 Academy - 30th November 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Ian Bell   
Friday, 19 December 2014 03:00

Saxon thmbOpening night of the UK leg of Saxon’s Warriors Of The Road World Tour and Uber Rock’s denim and leather clad Ian Bell was not only stage front and centre but sharing time with the legendary NWOBHM band as a VIP beforehand. With no Biffburgers on offer though our intrepid scribe instead had to make do with a feast of metal as the headliners, plus supports Beyond The Black and Hell, gave our man a night to truly remember. Hit the link to find out why.

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Accept - London, Kentish Town Forum - 27th November 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 03:20

Accept 3Visiting London for a sole date on their ‘Blind Rage tour’ Teutonic terrors Accept got the leather boys of the city out in force promising a night to remember. Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland was fast as a shark to pick up his ticket for this one but did the evening turn out to be a loser or a winner? Hit the link as Jim welcomes back a band who really are the last of a dying breed.

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Skindred/Chemia/Feral Sun - Cardiff, The Globe - 26th November 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Jason Palmer   
Tuesday, 16 December 2014 03:20

Skindred Cardiff PosterTo a man here at URHQ we have pretty much all witnessed the awesome spectacle that is Skindred live everyone it seemed apart from Jason Palmer. So with the dred out on the road recently playing a batch of intimate club shows our intrepid Uber scribe ventured forth to the Cardiff date to experience the Newport Hellicopter for himself. Was he impressed? Hit the link to find out.

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Eureka Machines/The Scaramanga Six/Brawlers - Leeds, The Brudenell Social Club - 22nd November 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Friday, 12 December 2014 03:00

EMleeds86With Eureka Machines hitting their PledgeMusic target for album number 4 in all of 80 minutes, the band carried the momentum into a special hometown show that was to be filmed for a Pledge-only DVD. Uber Rock's Ben Hughes was there to witness a band that we all love (and if you don't then switch off your computer and take a long, hard look at yourself) take a major step up.....

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Daz Russell’s 30th Anniversary of Promoting Gigs; featuring Cock Sparrer + many more - Wolverhampton, Wulfren Hall - 22nd November 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Wednesday, 10 December 2014 03:00

Sparrer ThmbWhat better way to celebrate three decades of promoting punk bands worldwide than by assembling a bill of 13 bands and charging a very reasonable £15 to get in. That’s exactly what Rebellion’s Daz Russell did just a few weekends ago and Uber Rock’s Johnny H made it up to Wolverhampton’s Wulfren Hall just in time to catch the likes of Argy Bargy, U.K Subs and Cock Sparrer amongst many others. Hit the link to find out how the celebrations turned out.

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Hard Rock Hell VIII - Pwllheli, Hafan y Mor Holiday Park - 13th -16th November 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Friday, 05 December 2014 03:00

Hard Rock HellFeaturing the likes of Blue Oyster Cult, Krokus and Y&T within its 2014 line-up you’d perhaps be forgiven for thinking Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland had actually compiled the bill for Hard Rock Hell VIII. Keen to not miss a single note of music our intrepid scribe boarded the 5:15 Thursday train out of London bound for Pwllheli with just his junkie juice drenched cut off denim, studded gauntlets and a few scribbled notes to guide his way. Hit the link to discover what happened next.

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Bob Mould - Bristol, The Fleece - 17th November 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Wednesday, 03 December 2014 03:00

Bob thmbTwenty odd songs delivered in a little over an hour, mixing up tracks from his illustrious back catalogue, that is what Bob Mould delivers when you are lucky enough to actually get a ticket to see him live these days. No fuss, no nonsense, ...just a sense of urgency and integrity that is normally associated with artists half the man’s age. Uber Rock’s Nev Brooks was lucky enough to bag a ticket for the Bristol date of Mould’s recent UK tour, and so with the PA seemingly cranked to 12 he was finally ready for some ‘Beauty & Ruin’.

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Band Of Skulls/Bo Ningen - Bristol, O2 Academy - 11th November 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Thursday, 27 November 2014 03:20

band of skulls thmbBritish alt rock trio Band Of Skulls have been sharing stages worldwide with the likes of Muse and Queens of the Stone Age whilst back home their third studio album ‘Himalayan’ has seen them progress to headlining theatre sized venues nationwide. Uber Rock’s Nev Brooks has been with the band since the early days, when he first spotted a Nirvana-like spark in their eyes. Here he discovers what they have become a few years on….

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Robert Plant And The Sensational Space Shifters/The Last Internationale - Newport, Centre - 9th November 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 03:00

rp lullaby artwork 3Having just released one of his most successful solo albums in decades, the brooding yet brilliant ‘lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar’, Robert Plant decided that instead of taking the filthy lucre to tour with a reformed Led Zeppelin, he’d instead head out on the road with The Sensational Space Shifters and once again reinvent some of that aforementioned band’s legendary back catalogue along the way. Uber Rock’s Johnny H was at the tour’s opening night at the as equally legendary Newport Centre, this is what he witnessed.

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Motorhead/The Damned/The BossHoss - Wembley, The SSE Arena - 8th November 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Saturday, 22 November 2014 03:00

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Returning to UK stages for three of their biggest shows since their early eighties heyday, Motorhead were back in London town with an all-star supporting cast for one night only at the recently retitled SSE Arena. Jim Rowland was down the front for Uber Rock for this one wearing his best denim cut off and bullet belt and hoping for at least a surprise, or two, or three? Read on to discover exactly what happened next….

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Sham 69/Angelic Upstarts - Bristol, O2 Academy - 29th November 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Thursday, 18 December 2014 03:00

Sham thmbOi! Oi! What’s all this then? Sham 69 and Angelic Upstarts plus Crashed Out together for a night of pre-Christmas punk rock frivolity and within a 30 minute car ride from URHQ. It would have been rude…no crazy, not to attend this would be gig of the year. That’s why we sent the rude and crazy Johnny H along to review it.

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Maverick - Belfast, Empire Music Hall - 26th November 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 03:00

Maverick - David and RyanHaving just given their 'Quid Pro Quo' album a rave review right here on Uber Rock, Mark Ashby just couldn’t wait to hear what Maverick would do with the songs live, so much so in fact, he gatecrashed the band’s album launch party at Empire Music Hall. Question is did the boys from Belfast live up to our Norn Iron Man’s expectations? Hit the link to find out the answer....

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Jesse Malin/Hollis Brown/Don DiLego - Bristol, Bierkeller - 23rd November 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Tuesday, 16 December 2014 03:00

MalinBrizzle86It's taken Jesse Malin almost as long to return to the live stages of Great Britain as it has to record his new album. But, with that new platter seemingly ready to be released in the new year, Malin finally returned for a UK tour that Uber Rock's Dom Daley just couldn't miss. Hit the link to get the lowdown on the tour's Bristol show.....

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Adam Ant/The Caezars/Viva Le Pink - London, Islington, Assembly Hall - 23rd November 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Thursday, 11 December 2014 03:00

Adam Ant HeaderFor one night only back in April of this year Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland experienced Adam Ant playing the ‘Dirk Wears White Sox’ album in its entirety at London’s Hammersmith Apollo. Never in a million years did he think that just a few months later he would be watching the same show but in the much more intimate surroundings of Islington’s Assembly Hall. So which one will make our man’s gig of the year list? Read on to find out....

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The Quireboys - Belfast, Limelight 2 - 21st November 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Tuesday, 09 December 2014 03:00

Quireboys thmbOn the road in support of not one, but two albums, The Quireboys hit Belfast’s Limelight club recently promising a set packed with the very best songs from their 30 years in the business. Uber Rock’s black eyed son Mark Ashby was on hand to enjoy the celebrations and declares that this really is rock ‘n' roll too. Hit the link to join the (sex) party.

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Ty Segall - Camden, London, Electric Ballroom - 12th November 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Matt Richards   
Wednesday, 03 December 2014 03:20

tylive86Uber Rock's Matt Richards reviewed Ty Segall's 'Manipulator' album for us recently and was so impressed that he felt compelled to travel to the Big Smoke to catch a live show from the mysterious musical maverick. Read on for a tale of cowboy hats, artist-flung groceries and, of course, some staggeringly impressive music.....

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The Computers/Idles/UK’s Lowest - Bristol, Exchange - 15th November 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Tuesday, 02 December 2014 03:00

Bristol Poster thmbPlaying what now must be the final shows on their ‘Love Triangles, Hates Squares’ tour Exeter’s The Computers returned to the local(ish) venue where it pretty much all started for their last album, Bristol’s Exchange. Also on the bill were local bands Idles and UK’s Lowest and in attendance for Uber Rock, Mr Johnny H. To find out how much The Computers had developed as a live band during the intervening eighteen months since they last played the venue, hit the ‘Read More’ link, NOW!

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Rich Robinson - Cardiff, The Globe - 13th November 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Russ P   
Thursday, 27 November 2014 03:00

Rich Robinson thmbEx-Black Crowes guitarist Rich Robinson returned to the UK recently for his longest tour of these fair isles since those bygone early days when he was still shaking his moneymaker for a living. Uber Rock’s Russ P wasn’t about to miss this though especially when the second night of the UK leg of The Ceaseless Sight Tour was set in the near perfect surroundings of Cardiff’s bohemian Globe venue. Read on to find out if the show lived up to his expectations.

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Robin Trower - Carolina Theater, Durham, NC - 4th November 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Kim Thore   
Saturday, 22 November 2014 03:20

robintrowerlive86US ubervixen Kim Thore returns to the hallowed pages of Uber Rock, adding a touch of glamour and a splash of colour to the usual denim cut-off clad surroundings. Kim went into a concert from the legendary Robin Trower as a curious onlooker and came out a fan - hit Read More to find out how that happened.....

 

 

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Wonk Unit/Beautiful Strangers/The Quisling Killers/Gung Ho/Dirty Bob - Abertillery, The Dolls House - 1st November 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 03:00

WU thmbBilled as a Halloween Hellraiser, the fact that this 5 band bill missed the haunting mark by a full 24 hours seemingly didn’t matter to the people of Abertillery who had embraced the fancy dress aspect of the night with both claws. Uber Rock’s Johnny H was also in attendance in his usual Frankenstein’s monster get up, but for him it was more about witnessing headliners Wonk Unit along with a strong Welsh undercard. Missed this night of horrific musical celebration, or simply cannot remember it? Then read on.

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