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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.

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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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Lenny Kravitz/Rival Sons - London, Wembley SSE Arena - 6th December 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Nick Russell   
Friday, 23 January 2015 03:00

Lenny ThmbA lot has changed since Uber Rock’s Nick Russell last saw Lenny Kravitz back in 1991, not least the venue he had to visit to see catch Mr Cab Driver live on his one and only UK date promoting the recently released ‘Strut’ album. Also on the bill for this one off date were retro rockers Rival Sons, so why not hit the link to join our man in an enormodone somewhere in North London.

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The Vibrators/Autonomes/Ray Jones and the Bunnerettes - Swansea, The Garage - 28th December 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 09 January 2015 04:00

vibeswanseas86Uber Rock's Dom Daley would pay to see Darrell Bath play Connect 4 let alone the wealth of high-end glunk that appears to be housed in his finger tips. It was a no brainer, then, that our man would moonwalk the short distance to The Garage to see the guitarist play with legendary punks The Vibrators. Yes, this is one Bath Dom is not scared of.....

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The Sick Livers/Science Bastard/Trigger McPoopshute - Newport, Le Pub - 27th December 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 09 January 2015 03:20

sicklepub1486Glunk troublemakers The Sick Livers exchanged their unwanted Xmas gift of a "Pound Shop Showaddywaddy" tag and swapped it for a "Pound Shop Mud" one as they brought the mental to Newport by way of their now-annual Christmas gig. With support from Science Bastard and the now sadly good Trigger McPoopshute, Uber Rock's Dom Daley had himself a festive frolick.....

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Peter Gabriel - Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena - 1st December 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Chris Phillips   
Friday, 09 January 2015 03:00

Gabriel thmbReturning to UK stages to perform the whole of his ‘So’ album as part of the record’s 25th anniversary Peter Gabriel hit Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena on the third night of the UK leg of the Back to Front tour. Brfm’s Chris Phillips was on hand to witness events as Gabriel was joined once again by his original 1987 backing band for a prog pop spectacle like no other. Hit the link to read the story of his night.

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The Who/Slydigs - Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena - 15th December 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Wednesday, 07 January 2015 03:00

thewho hits thmb Seven dates into their ten date Hits 50 UK arena tour and The Who hit Cardiff ready for gig number eight and another night of hits, hits and more hits, but all was not well in the camp as Johnny H was soon about to discover. Hit the link to find out how a Who gig to end all Who gigs suddenly became more of an exercise in damage limitation for singer Roger Daltrey.

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The Cadillac Three/Tax The Heat - London, Highbury, The Garage - 9th December 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Friday, 02 January 2015 03:00

cadillacthmbUber Rock’s Jim Rowland loves him some Southern Rock, so much so he almost bought a new couch for his front yard in celebration of finally bagging some tickets to see The Cadillac Three live. Hit the link to find out what our Northern (London) man thought of a show that had the hipsters out in force all looking for the next big thing.

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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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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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At The Gates/Triptykon/Morbus Chron - Birmingham, The Oobleck - 7th December 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Nick Russell   
Friday, 23 January 2015 03:40

ATG poster thmb'At War With Reality' might be the title of the latest At The Gates album, but it’s also how Uber Rock’s Nick Russell felt recently when he found himself shoehorned into an art-house venue called The Oobleck watching said melodic death metal legends along with supports Triptykon and Morbus Chron. Was he dreaming? Hit the link to find out what happened next during our man's third and final live review in quick succession.

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Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators - Birmingham, LG Arena - 1st December 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Nick Russell   
Thursday, 22 January 2015 03:00

Slash thmbWe asked Uber Rock’s Nick Russell to spend his December traipsing around the UK witnessing live shows in venues none of the rest of us at URHQ dare visit. First up on his trio of adventures he headed over to the LG Arena on the outskirts of Birmingham for some arena rock action in the company of Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators. Click ‘Read More’ to do just that.

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Dub War/Misled Truth/Applied Science - Newport, The Bassment - 27th December 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Friday, 09 January 2015 03:20

Dub War posterPlaying their first live show in eighteen years Newport raga/punk heroes Dub War returned to the live stage recently for a Sold Out show at their home city’s Bassment venue. On hand to check out all the action for Uber Rock was Nev Brooks. Irie!

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Down ‘n’ Outz - Dublin, The Academy - 18th December 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Friday, 09 January 2015 03:10

DownoutzDublinThe final night on the recent ten date UK and Ireland tour from Joe Elliott’s Down ‘n’ Outz saw the band visit Dublin’s Academy for what was hopefully going to be an early Christmas party for Uber Rock’s Eamon O’Neill. However as our intrepid scribe soon found out all was not well within the camp as man flu was seemingly going to try its best to spoil the night. Hit the ‘Read More’ link to do just that.

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Michael Schenker’s Temple Of Rock/Western Sand - London, Shepherd’s Bush Empire - 20th December 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Thursday, 08 January 2015 03:00

schenker thmbWith the festive season almost upon him Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland donned his denim cut off and bullet belt for one last time and set sail for Shepherd’s Bush for a night of six string wizardry courtesy of Michael Schenker and his Temple Of Rock. Would it live up to the band’s recent show stealing slot at Hard Rock Hell VIII? Read on to find out.

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Fish - Cardiff, The Globe & London, Islington Assembly Hall - 9th and 12th December 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Ian Bell & Jim Rowland   
Tuesday, 06 January 2015 03:00

Fish ThmbLooking back at 2014 one of perhaps the most enduring memories we have of the year here at URHQ is of us being contacted by modern day prog legend Fish to see if we wanted to do an interview based around his last studio record 'A Feast Of Consequences'. Here Ian Bell and Jim Rowland finally get their chance to experience said record live as The Moveable Feast Tour finally hits Cardiff’s The Globe and then London’s Islington Assembly Hall.

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Planet Rockstock 2014 - Porthcawl, Parkdean Trecco Bay Holiday Park - 5th & 6th December 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H and Jamie Richards   
Tuesday, 23 December 2014 03:00

Rockstock thmbJust a few weekends ago we sent Johnny H and Jamie Richards off to Trecco Bay in Porthcawl for a weekend of hard rock music as Planet Rockstock returned for its second year, albeit in a new South Wales based location. H Bombz picks up the Friday night headlined by California Breed whilst Jambo headbangs his way through the Michael Schenker headlined Saturday. This is Uber Rock’s version of what happened next....

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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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