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Beastmaker / Iron Void / Heavy Flames - Cardiff, The Moon Club - 13th April 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Andrew Williams   
Tuesday, 03 May 2016 03:30

Beastmaker thmbVisiting the UK in support of their ‘Lusus Naturae’ debut, Rise Above Records hotshots Beastmaker hit the capital city of Wales on a Wednesday night and found The Full Moon full of clued-in punters gathered in their masses to dig their new breed… of doom metal. Uber Rock’s Andrew Williams picks up the story, and maybe a witch or two along the way too.

The Bellrays - York, Fibbers - 15th April 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Friday, 29 April 2016 03:20

bellrayslive86Without a new album on the shelves in five years, it was somewhat surprising to see California's cult punk-rock-soul outfit The Bellrays announcing a headline tour of the UK. Surprising maybe, but not pretty much incredible, as detailed by Uber Rock's Ben Hughes.....

Butcher Babies / Sumo Cyco - Cardiff, Globe - 14th April 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Lee Kendrick   
Thursday, 28 April 2016 03:40

Butcher Babies ThmbUber Rock’s Lee Kendrick loves 'Take It Like A Man', the latest album from Butcher Babies, so much so in fact it made his top ten albums of 2015. So what would he make of the band, and those same songs live? We sent him off to catch the Cardiff date on the band’s recent UK tour with Canadian rockers Sumo Cyco, but can you guess which band came out on top?

Bad Sam / Seven Crowns / Pizzatramp / The New Black - Newport, Le Pub - 9th April 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Saturday, 23 April 2016 03:45

Bad Sam thmbSaturday night, and with a veritable smorgasbord of great live music on offer in the Gwent valleys to help slake the thirst of Uber Rock’s Nev Brooks, our man decided to hit Le Pub in Newport for a four band bill that featured The New Black, everyone’s new fave band, Pizzatramp, Seven Crowns and headliners Bad Sam. Hit the link to find out what happened next.

Death Of A Salesman / Drakonis / Heel Of Achilles - Belfast, Eglantine Inn - 7th April 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Tuesday, 19 April 2016 04:00

Death Of A S thmbIf the day has a “y” in it then you’ll normally find Mark Ashby out somewhere watching a live band. On this particular Thursday night our Norn Iron man found himself in an area of Belfast seldom visited to catch some hardcore and black metal courtesy of Death Of A Salesman, Drakonis and Heel Of Achilles. Read on to find out what the night delivered.

Von Hertzen Brothers/Messenger - Bristol, Fleece - 24th March 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Jonathon Kardasz   
Monday, 18 April 2016 04:00

VHBfleece86Uber Rock's Jonathon Kardasz was at the Fleece in Bristol to see the last date of the UK tour from the Von Hertzen Brothers. With fine support from Messenger, this proved to be a night to remember in a great venue that some people are trying to forget. Let JK explain.....

Jesus Chrüsler Supercar - Leeuwarden, NL, Schaaf City Theatre - 1st April 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Colin Hunt   
Thursday, 14 April 2016 02:00

JCS thmbFor his latest gig report Uber Rock’s Colin Hunt travelled from Germany to Leeuwarden in the Netherlands to catch the Uber Rock Approved Jesus Chrüsler Supercar out on the road supporting their ’35 Supersonic’ record. Hit the link to find out what happened next....

Karma To Burn / Sons Of Morpheus - Birmingham, The Rainbow Cellar - 20th March 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Tuesday, 12 April 2016 04:00

Karma To Burn thnbKarma To Burn are out on the road right now in support of their 'Mountain Czar' release. Uber Rock’s Rich Hobson was lucky enough to catch the band when they played the bijou Rainbow Cellar in Birmingham recently and along with support Sons Of Morpheus proceeded to blow his tiny mind. Hit the ‘Read more’ link then to do just that….

Prong / Steak Number Eight - London, Camden Underworld - 26th March 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Saturday, 09 April 2016 03:00

prong-poster thmbHitting the UK for a single show in support of their stunning ‘X-No Absolutes’ album Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland was not about to miss post-metal godfathers Prong playing in the intimate surroundings afforded by Camden’s Underworld venue. Hit the link then to experience a night of intensity in one city delivered in true Prong style.

HRH PROG 4 - Pwllheli, Hafan-y-Mor Holiday Park - 17th-20th March Print E-mail
Written by Michael Anthony   
Thursday, 07 April 2016 03:20

Prog ThmbWe love our prog here at Uber Rock. Well, some of us at least. That’s why we asked Michael Anthony (no, he didn’t draw the short straw) to head up to the Hafan-y-Mor Holiday Park in Pwllheli to cover HRH PROG 4, featuring the likes of Ian Anderson, The Enid, Crazy World of Arthur Brown, and, erm, Caravan. Hit the link, then, for three days of prog, prog, and more prog.

Chris Cornell - Reykjavik, Harpa-Eldborg - 23rd March 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Richards   
Wednesday, 06 April 2016 03:00

ccice86Uber Rock's plaid-clad gorgeous grunger Jamie Richards is so enamoured with Chris Cornell that, instead of waiting for the Soundgarden frontman's European tour to hit the UK, he headed to friggin' Iceland for the tour's opening night! That's some man-crush, bruthas and sistas. Read all about it here.....

Hawkwind - Cardiff, Tramshed - 14th April 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Jonathon Kardasz   
Friday, 29 April 2016 03:00

hawklive86Touring in support of latest album, 'The Machine Stops', the legendary Hawkwind hit the stage of relatively-new Cardiff venue, the Tramshed, and Uber Rock's Jonathon Kardasz was on hand to document the (reefer) madness.....

Roky Erickson - London, O2 Forum, Kentish Town - 13th April 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Thursday, 28 April 2016 03:20

Roky thmbIn the UK for a slot at the Stewart Lee curated ATP event in Prestatyn, the legendary Roky Erickson also found time to play a one off London date celebrating the music of his seminal 60s outfit the 13th Floor Elevators. Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland was lucky enough to get tickets for this most rare of UK appearances and boy was he glad he did.

Overkill / Vader / One Machine - Belfast, Limelight 1 - 9th April 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Wednesday, 20 April 2016 03:00

Overkill thmbThirty six years. That’s how long Uber Rock’s Mark Ashby had waited to see New York thrash legends Overkill play his hometown of Belfast. That wait came to an end recently when the Wrecking Crew finally hit the Limelight with Vader and One Machine in tow as part of an extensive UK tour. Hit the ‘Read more’ link to do just that.

Weezer / Dinosaur Pile-Up - Manchester, Academy - 3rd April 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Tuesday, 19 April 2016 03:00

Weezer thmbWith their ‘White Album’ still fresh in the racks Weezer descended on the UK for a duo of dates in Manchester and London. Uber Rock’s Rich Hobson was lucky enough to secure some tickets for the first show in Manchester and in the process secure a night full of colour-themed nerdy pop punk magic, oh and an awesome support set from Dinosaur Pile-Up too. Hit the link, then, to join him down the front.

Christmas/ Meathook / TENPLUSONE / Trigger McPoopshute - Abertillery, The Dolls House - 2nd April 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Friday, 15 April 2016 03:00

Christmas thmbGerman deathpunks Christmas returned to the UK for a series of four shows recently, the last of which took place in one of our favourite live venues, The Dolls House in Abertillery. The last time they played the same venue grown men danced naked, but would their return spark the same response? Uber Rock’s Johnny H is down the front for this one and ready for some 'Satanic Rock’. Hit the link to join him.

The Ginger Wildheart Show - London, O2 Forum, Kentish Town - 1st April 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Wednesday, 13 April 2016 01:00

GW Show thmbWith everything else that is going on in the world of Ginger Wildheart right now it was something of a relief to see the man finally get the chance to play some rock ‘n’ roll via his rescheduled Birthday Bash at the O2 Forum in London, along with a stellar supporting cast of course. Uber Rock’s Rich Hobson had been waiting (patiently) for this one, and here he relives a rather special night of music…..

Mushroomhead / Sanguine - Plymouth, The Hub / dbs Live - 27th March 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Tuesday, 12 April 2016 03:00

Mushhead86Uber Rock's Matt Phelps went to The Hub to see hotly-tipped UK outfit Sanguine, but came away wet with excitement at seeing U.S. mentalists Mushroomhead perform the best live show he's ever seen in the venue. Hit the link to find out why.....

The Jokers / Gasoline Outlaws - Ahoghill, Diamond Rock Club - 26th March 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Friday, 08 April 2016 03:40

Jokers thmbIt’s been a wee while since we last visited the Diamond Rock Club in the company of Uber Rock’s Mark Ashby, but what better way to shake off the Easter bank holiday blues than via a trip to Ahoghill for a double bill involving The Jokers, supporting their critically acclaimed ‘Hurricane’ album, and local lads Gasoline Outlaws? Hit the ‘Read more’ link to do just that.

HRH United - Pwllheli, Hafan y Mor Holiday Park - 10th - 12th March 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Wednesday, 06 April 2016 03:40

Hammerfest thumbUber Rock’s Rich Hobson loves a good festival packed full of quality bands so that’s why he snapped up the chance of a cheap weekend ticket for HRH United, set in the picturesque surroundings of North Wales. Our Rich was only really there for the Hammerfest element though and as such here he recalls the delights of headliners Cradle Of Filth and Exodus along with a whole load of other bands spread out over 72 hours of drinking and rocking…in a caravan park.

Therapy? / The Membranes - Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms - 2nd March 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Tuesday, 05 April 2016 04:00

TherapythmbAs he’s stated quite a few times on Uber Rock Rich Hobson isn’t really a fan of “album-in-full” tours. So what would he do when Therapy? one of his all time favourite bands hit town playing ‘Infernal Love’ in sequence and in full? He bought a ticket of course, but with The Membranes also in tow he was always going to be in for more than just a night of nostalgia. Hit the link to find out why....


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