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Hellfest 2015 (Day Two and Day Three) - Clisson, France - 20th and 21st June 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland & Johnny H   
Wednesday, 01 July 2015 03:00

Hellfest at Night thmbWith the sunshine unrelenting and not a single queue in sight the Uber Rock Hellfest weekend gets into full swing as we let Jim Rowland loose on the Saturday line up – which saw the likes of Scorpions, ZZ Top and Venom all playing whilst Johnny H thankfully remembered his best Hi-Tecs for the thrashtastic Sunday line up that boasted appearances by the likes of Exodus, Nuclear Assault and Cavalera Conspiracy. You are but a single mouse click away from joining them having some fun in the sun.

Hellfest 2015 (Day One) - Clisson, France - 19th June 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland (Nathan) & Johnny H (Mimsy)   
Tuesday, 30 June 2015 03:00

Horns thmbTwo years ago after a storming Hellfest 2013, Uber Rock’s Johnny H declared that “never again” would he return. Two years later, the lure of Cock Sparrer, Venom, Backyard Babies, Grave Pleasures and a host of others proved too much and Hayward Luxury Tours (in association with Argon Events) was very much back in business once again with Jim Rowland along for the ride - ladies and gentlemen welcome to Hellfest 2015.

StormTree - Belfast, Black Box - 18th June 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Friday, 26 June 2015 02:00

stormtreelive86Uber Rock's Mark Ashby headed into Belfast's Cathedral Quarter for the official launch of 'Unchained', the new release from StormTree. With support from Shock Treatment 21 and The Acoustic Collective the chances of the night being memorable were high.....

Paul-Ronney Angel / Deadbeat Deluxe - Newport, Warehouse 54 - 12th June 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Wednesday, 24 June 2015 03:00

PRA thmbThe last time The Urban Voodoo Machine played Wales they were stunned to the core by the passing of their brother Rob ‘The Kid’ Skipper, this time around with two shows lined up in Newport and Swansea it was guitarist Nick Marsh who was the new star in heaven. Uber Rock’s Nev Brooks was at the first of the two shows, this one a solo performance from Paul-Ronney Angel for what promised to be an emotional night of music.

Conan/Torpor/Khost - Brighton, Green Door Store - 10th June 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Ross Welford   
Friday, 19 June 2015 03:40

conanlivethumbAlways looking to surprise, Uber Rock's Page Seven Fella, Ross Welford, swapped the cock rock for some Conan as he headed to Brighton's Green Door Store for a heavy-duty night with the caveman battle doom of the Merseyside mob. Read on to see if he survived.....

Manic Street Preachers - Cardiff Castle - 5th June 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Thursday, 18 June 2015 03:00

manicscastle86Closing the 2015 leg of their tour in celebration of seminal third album, 'The Holy Bible', with a massive show at Cardiff Castle, Manic Street Preachers promised something of an event which, as Uber Rock's Gaz E witnessed, backfired somewhat courtesy of a crowd littered with fuckwits.....

Camden Rocks - Camden, London - 30th May 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Richards & Dom Daley   
Tuesday, 16 June 2015 03:00

CRSO86With 200 bands to watch, it was going to be impossible for Uber Rock's Jamie Richards and Dom Daley to see every cool band playing this year's Camden Rocks festival, but they did their very best to catch as many as possible, crossing streams at least once in this Frankenstein's Monster of a live review.....

The Selecter - London, Covent Garden, The Hospital Club - 26th May 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Jim "Rude Boy" Rowland   
Wednesday, 10 June 2015 03:40

selecter thmbBack in the early eighties long before Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland​ would spend hours polishing his bullet belts you would have found him ironing the creases in his 15 inch bottoms and straightening his inch wide tie, that's because back then he was a rude boy. Proving there is nothing wrong with having a foot in both musical camps our man returned to his first love recently to catch The Selecter playing an exclusive intimate showcase gig to promote their new album ‘Subculture’.

The Strypes/The Sugarmen - York, The Duchess - 28th May 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Wednesday, 10 June 2015 02:00

strypesyork86So enamoured with The Strypes are certain members of the UR massive that one live review of their recent UK headline jaunt just wasn't enough. Uber Rock's Ben Hughes follows up Johnny H's love letter to teenage boys with a review from The Duchess in York.....

Foo Fighters - Manchester, Emirates Old Trafford - 27th May 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Matt Bunting   
Saturday, 06 June 2015 04:00

foo-fighters ManchesterLove them or hate them there’s no denying the long standing affection the UK has shown for US punk rockers turned stadium superstars, the Foo Fighters. Uber Rock’s long-time lover of all things Foo Dr Matt Bunting caught the band on the Manchester date of their long since sold out Sonic Highway UK tour, and here he shares the experience for you to all enjoy.

Johnny Cage And The Voodoogroove / The Johnstown Flood- Cardiff, Gwdihw Café Bar - 23rd May 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Friday, 05 June 2015 03:20

JC thmbA few short months back Uber Rock’s Nev Brooks came across a band called Johnny Cage And The Voodoogroove who completely blew his warped and fragile tiny little mind. He was so impressed that he recently went along to experience the band headlining one of their hedonistic Saturday night club nights in the city of Cardiff. So, get your dancing shoes on and hit the motherfucking link.

Hard 'n' Heavy Fest 8: Return of the Rock - Abertillery, The Doll's House - 19th/20th June Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E (with Elaine Niblett)   
Friday, 26 June 2015 03:00

HnH8gig86Returning for its eighth instalment, the Hard 'n' Heavy Fest hit The Doll's House in Abertillery Rock City for another two excellent days of righteous rock and molten metal. Uber Rock's Gaz E - with help from Elaine Niblett - was there to document another monumental event... emphasis on the mental.....

The Urban Voodoo Machine - Swansea, The Scene Club - 13th June 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Thursday, 25 June 2015 03:00

UVM 1Following up the previous night’s solo performance from Paul-Ronney Angel The Urban Voodoo Machine collective were once again out in force for a show to celebrate the life of recently departed guitarist Nick Marsh at Swansea’s The Scene Club. In attendance for this one and with his handkerchief at the ready was Uber Rock’s Dom Daley.

The Godfathers - Cardiff, The Globe - 11th June 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Tuesday, 23 June 2015 03:00

GFsthmbBack on the road celebrating three decades of quality music The Godfathers opened up proceedings on their greatest hits tour at The Globe in Cardiff just a week or so ago. On hand to join the party was Uber Rock’s Johnny H and boy was he about to have a huge rock ‘n’ roll birthday surprise.

Graveyard Johnnys / Electric River / The Dukes Of Bordello / Morningside Lane - Bristol, The Louisiana - 5th June 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Friday, 19 June 2015 03:00

GYJs thmbWith their ‘Dead Transmission’ album still fresh in the racks, Uber Rock sent Johnny H over the Severn Bridge to sample The Graveyard Johnnys in all their headlining punkabilly glory. Plus with an impressive undercard that also boasted sets by Electric River, The Dukes Of Bordello and Morningside Lane, where else would you rather be on a Friday night?

The Replacements/You Am I/Jesse Malin - London, Roundhouse - 2nd June 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Wednesday, 17 June 2015 03:00

matslive86Anticipation was at a critical level as The Replacements headed to London's Roundhouse for what once seemed like simple pipe dreams for UK fans of the legendary band. Uber Rock's Dom Daley was there to catch Paul Westerberg and Co., ably supported by Jesse Malin and You Am I.....

Mudhoney/Wolf People/Barton Carroll - Bristol O2 Academy - 31st May 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Friday, 12 June 2015 04:00

MudhoneyThumbStopping off at Bristol’s O2 Academy on the final night of a six date UK tour, Seattle based grunge godfathers Mudhoney were perhaps tempting fate by putting a picture for their classic ‘Superfuzzz Bigmuff’ era on the gig poster. Suddenly every old school plaid wearer (now complete with a top knot) would be clambering for a ticket. Amongst them was Uber Rock’s Johnny H who hadn’t seen the band for over a quarter of century. Hit the link then to see how much things had changed during that time.

The Dictators NYC / The Sick Livers / The Hot 27’s / IDestroy - Bristol, The Fleece - 29th May 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Wednesday, 10 June 2015 03:00

Poster thmbAs part of a 22 date European tour that saw the UK leg culminate in appearance at this year’s Camden Rocks festival, legendary New York punk rockers The Dictators NYC found themselves back in Bristol for the first time since their 1977 tour with The Stranglers On hand to catch this emotional occasion for Uber Rock was Johnny H.

Matty James/Boss Caine/Dogfinger Steve - York, Nevermind - 27th May 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Tuesday, 09 June 2015 02:00

mattyliveyork86Uber Rock's Ben Hughes went back to his old haunt, the old Fibbers venue in York, to find it transformed into a bohemian wonderland called Nevermind. There he saw a fine line-up of acoustic troubadours, including the uber-approved rock 'n' roller Matty James. Hit Read More for the lowdown.....

The Strypes - Swansea, Sin City - 22nd May 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Saturday, 06 June 2015 03:00

Strypes thmbCavan based garage rock sensations The Strypes return with their sophomore release ‘Little Victories’ next month and in preparation for this momentous occasion they played a series of intimate club gigs around the UK just a few weeks ago. Uber Rock’s Johnny H was at the Swansea date of the tour along with all the other mods and rockers on a barmy bank holiday weekend.

Voivod / Krokodil / Desert Storm - London, Camden, The Underworld - 20th May 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Nick Russell   
Thursday, 04 June 2015 03:20

VoiVod thmbUp until recently Uber Rock’s Nick Russell had yet to experience VoiVod one of his very favourite bands live. That was all about to change however as he headed off to the big city of London and to Camden’s intimate Underworld venue to experience a night of heavy metal music he will never forget. Hit the ‘Read More’ link to join him.


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