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The Graveltones - Bristol, Louisiana - 2nd September 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Richards   
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 03:00

GTbristol86We've discovered that Uber Rock's Jamie Richards, owner of Page Seven Fella looks, only attends gigs so sweaty that he has an excuse to take his top off and stand at the bar like the male model that he is. His latest catwalk/rock show was at Bristol's Louisiana where he caught the never dull Graveltones impressing once again.....

Mordred/Kaine/Valous - Birmingham O2 Academy 2 - 26th August 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Nick Russell   
Friday, 12 September 2014 04:00

Mordred UK Tour thmbThe last time Uber Rock’s Nick Russell witnessed Mordred live was over two decades ago in Berkley Square, California. No such glamorous locations for this live encounter then as our man was dispatched to the Birmingham show on the band’s recent UK tour. Would they be as good second time around though? Hit the link for the all-important Uber Rock verdict.

Bad Sam - Cardiff, The Globe - 21st August 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Tuesday, 02 September 2014 03:20

Bad Sam thmbIn the weeks building up to this support slot with US punk legends The Dickies, rumours had been circulating around town that it might actually be Bad Sam’s last ever gig. As a result Uber Rock’s Johnny H just had to be there to experience it. Hit the link to see if some very sad musical history was made or if the rumours turned out to be bullshit.

Merthyr Rock 2014 - Cyfarthfa Castle, Merthyr Tydfil - 17th August 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 29 August 2014 03:00

MR2014thumbThe Merthyr Rock festival returned after a one-year hiatus with a one-day event littered with UK festival exclusives. Uber Rock's Gaz E tried his best to make it to all three stages (this was before he busted his ankle!), seeing what he thinks was one of the greatest festival performances of recent times.....

Rebellion Festival 2014 - Blackpool, Winter Gardens - 7th - 8th August 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H & Dom Daley   
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 03:00

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It’s the first weekend of August, the English Football season is just about to kick off, and Dom Daley and Johnny H are once again booked into their regular North Shore abode ready for Rebellion 2014. What would this year’s event have in store for Uber Rock’s dynamic duo we wonder? Well how about meeting some NYC punk legends, watching loads of great new bands, whilst managing to miss perhaps one of the glunk rock highlights of the festival, and that’s just for starters. Hit the link for their story of the Thursday and Friday.

The Quireboys - Calstock, Million in 10 Rally - 2nd August 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Thursday, 14 August 2014 04:00

Qboyrally86The Million in 10 Rally found the Royal British Legion Riders Branch looking to raise a million pounds for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. Uber Rock's Matt Phelps went along to show his support and catch the Saturday night headliners, The Quireboys. Hit Read More for the lowdown.....

Raging Speedhorn/Heart Of A Coward/The Darkhorse - Corby, The Zombie Hut - 3rd July 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Nick Russell   
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 04:00

Raging Speedhorn thmbIn the run up to their hugely successful slot at this year’s Sonisphere Festival Corby bruisers Raging Speedhorn played a sold out warm out show at their local hut for zombies. First in the queue was Uber Rock’s Nick Russell more than ready to experience ‘The Gush’ once more.

Cadaver Club - Belfast, Limelight 2 - 26th July 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Wednesday, 06 August 2014 04:00

Cadaver Club - Rebellion PosterThis weekend the Uber Rock contingent at this year’s Rebellion festival will most definitely be checking out the ghoulish punk rock racket of Cadaver Club, but wait what’s this? Mark Ashby gets to check out the band’s Belfast warm up show for said festival, thus spoiling our set list surprise. Hit the link to see if our Norn Iron man respects the wishes of the Uber (un)dead by not giving away too much.

Guilfest - Stoke Park, Guildford - 18th, 19th & 20th July 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Ross Welford   
Thursday, 31 July 2014 04:00

guil1486Sham 69, Buzzcocks, Boomtown Rats, Soulfly, Gallows, The Blackout, The Human League, Feed The Rhino, The Bermondsey Joyriders, Ruts DC, Boney M - it's not like Uber Rock's Ross Welford didn't have plenty of musical avenues in which to venture at this year's Guilfest. Read on as our man enters the field of dreams.....

Steelhouse Festival - Aberbeeg, Hafod-Y-Dafal Farm - Saturday, 19th July 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E, Johnny H & Rob Watkins   
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 03:00

SteelSat86The Steelhouse Festival returned for its fourth year, still revelling in its gorgeous surroundings and still adored by thousands of clued-in rock fans happy to be kings and queens of the mountain. The six-legged Uber Rock Radio Show team of Gaz, John and Rob split reviewing duties between their good selves - read on for their thoughts on Blackwolf, Skarlett Riot, Buffalo Summer, Tax The Heat, The Graveltones, The Amorettes, Sebastian Bach and headliners Black Star Riders from the festival's first day.....

Sonisphere Festival 2014 - Knebworth Park - 6th July 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland and Eamon O'Neill   
Friday, 18 July 2014 04:00

Sonisphere Sky thmbDay three of Sonisphere 2014 and Jim Rowland was ready to ‘Kill ‘Em All’ in pursuit of getting some proper old school Metallica included in their ‘By Request’ headline set list. Experiencing the event as it unfolded as a paying punter here’s what our man from West London thought of Sonisphere Sunday 2014, along with a special Therapy? section from Eamon O’Neill. Did our men both get a bit of ‘Whiplash’ during the day? Well hit the link and you’ll soon find out.

Airbourne - London, Highbury, The Garage - 28th August 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Wednesday, 03 September 2014 04:00

airbournecarouselReturning to the UK for 3 very intimate and obviously long since “Sold Out” shows Australian heavy rock ‘n’ rollers Airbourne finished off their club tour at London’s The Garage only just a few days ago. In the audience was Jim Rowland and here Uber Rockers is his story of a very special night indeed.

The Dickies/Chelsea - London, Highbury, The Garage - 23rd August 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Tuesday, 02 September 2014 03:00

Dickies thmbThe Dickies were back in Blighty recently for what was perhaps their most extensive tour in years. Catching the band at their London headliner was Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland hoping to not only get covered in ‘Primordial Ooze’ for the very first time but also relive some distant childhood memories. Hit the link to find out what happened next.

Rebellion Festival 2014 - Blackpool, Winter Gardens - 9th - 10th August 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H & Dom Daley   
Thursday, 21 August 2014 03:00

Rebellion R thmbFor the Saturday and Sunday at Rebellion 2014 we asked Johnny H and Dom Daley to try and cram in as many bands as possible in just 48 hours with as little sleep as humanly possible. We think they did a decent job as we got tired simply reading this piece, which coincidently we’d also like to dedicate to the memory of Colin McQuillan from Runnin' Riot who passed away shortly after this event. Now hit the link and experience the 2nd half of the festival everyone should experience at least once - every year that is.

The Dictators NYC/Electric River - London, Highbury, The Garage - 7th August 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Friday, 15 August 2014 03:00

Dictators Poster thmbIt had been 37 very long years since Ross The Boss and Handsome Dick Manitoba had shared a UK stage together playing as The Dictators, but that was all about to change as last weekend they played two shows in London and Blackpool. Uber Rock was at them both, and here Jim Rowland witnesses their headline show in the English capitol. Hit the link to experience some rock ‘n’ roll history in the making.

Y-Not Festival - Pikehall, Near Matlock, Derbyshire - 1st, 2nd and 3rd August 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Matt Bunting   
Thursday, 14 August 2014 03:00

Y Not ThumbWe welcome a new name to the Uber Rock fold today as Matt Bunting joins our crew of scutty scribes taking in what the Y-Not Festival had to offer punters this time around. So join our new boy in town as he delights in such acts as Turbowolf, Max Raptor, Andrew W.K, Baby Godzilla plus a whole lot more

Possessed - London, Highbury, The Garage - 28th July 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Tuesday, 12 August 2014 03:00

Possesed ThbPlaying their first show in the UK in almost three decades Bay Area thrashers Possessed hit London’s Garage venue recently to find a packed house waiting for them. Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland was there to welcome sole original member Jeff Becerra and his all new line up of the band and witness the true pioneers of ‘Death Metal’. Were you lucky enough to be there? Or perhaps like most of us didn’t even realise the gig was on. Either way hit the link to relive a magical night of thrash.

Viking Fest 2 - Ebbw Vale Institute - 26th July 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Wednesday, 06 August 2014 03:00

VF86Uber Rock's Rob Watkins took time off from his exclusive NP23 raping and pillaging to let a horde of would-be vikings get a taste of what he lives every other day at the second annual Viking Fest. With bands like The Bleedin Noses, Sons Of Icarus, Ataraxis Vibration, headliners Henry's Funeral Shoe and the best-dressed band in the business, Kill 66, our man wasn't likely to be disappointed.....

Steelhouse Festival - Aberbeeg, Hafod-Y-Dafal Farm - Sunday, 20th July 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E, Johnny H & Rob Watkins   
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 03:00

SteelSun86With torrential rain, flash flooding and lightning storms predicted for the weekend, the Gods of Rock were obviously smiling down on the Steelhouse Festival as the sun shone on another ass-kicker of an event. The six-legged Uber Rock Radio Show team of Gaz, John and Rob split reviewing duties between their good selves - read on for their thoughts on Electric Boys, Bad Touch, Buck & Evans, Heaven & Earth, Toseland, Bernie Marsden, The Answer and headliners Europe from the festival's second day.....

Bombrock Summertime Festival - Blucina, Czech Republic - 4th July 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Craggy   
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 04:00

crag86"Hey Craggy, wanna play the first ever Bombrock festival in July?" How could our roving hornsman refuse such an offer?! Featuring the uber-approved Bombs From Heaven and the wonderfully-monikered Sour Bitch and Mr Dynaboom, this festival sounded like a must-attend. You didn't make it? Then read all about it here.....

Belfast City Blues Festival - Belfast, Various Venues - 27th - 29th June 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Friday, 18 July 2014 03:00

Blues thmbA few weekends ago Uber Rock’s Norn Iron Man Mark Ashby braved the payday weekend of Belfast’s various watering holes to experience the 2014 Belfast City Blues Festival to catch some of the very best blues music his country has to offer. Experiencing the good, the great and (unfortunately) the downright ugly across 3 days and nights, here is his story of that weekend.


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