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Sick Of It All - Bristol, The Fleece - 13th August 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Saturday, 20 August 2016 03:00

SOIA thmbSaturday the 13th August and it’s the first date of the UK leg of Sick Of It All’s 30th anniversary tour, a night which saw the NYHC legends hit The Fleece in Bristol full on. Uber Rock’s Johnny H was there celebrating an anniversary all of his own but not before he got pumped up ready for some hot mosh pit action. Hit the link to read his story of a most curious day indeed.

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Bloodstock Open Air Festival 2016 - Derbyshire, Catton Park - 13th & 14th August 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Nick Russell   
Friday, 19 August 2016 03:00

Day 2 thmbFollowing an exhausting and exhilarating Friday packed full of fine ale and even finer bands Uber Rock’s Nick Russell dives headlong into his review of the Saturday and Sunday line ups at Bloodstock 2016 headlined by Mastodon and Slayer respectively. Question is, will he make it to the end? Hit the link to find out.

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The Dead Daisies - Hamburg, Hard Rock Café - 3rd August 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Colin Hunt   
Wednesday, 17 August 2016 03:00

IMG 8001 thmbThe Dead Daisies have been wowing rock audiences around the globe these past few months in support of their just released third album ‘Make Some Noise’ Uber Rock’s Colin Hunt caught up with the band in an unfamiliar acoustic setting in Hamburg ahead of their recent Wacken appearance, not really sure of what he might be getting. A fun night out, by all accords and here’s his gig report to prove it.

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Rebellion Festival 2016 - Blackpool, Winter Gardens - 4th & 5th August 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H & Dom Daley   
Friday, 12 August 2016 03:00

Rebellion thmb“20 years of Rebellion - 40 years of punk rock.” So boasted the tagline for this year’s Rebellion Festival held as ever in the seaside resort of Blackpool. Uber Rock sent Johnny H and Dom Daley “oop north” to check out four days of music spread across seven stages, it wouldn’t take a genius to work out this would be a little bit messy. Here our very own punk rock Laurel & Hardy relive the magic of the Thursday and Friday line ups.

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The Hip Priests / Role Models / Flash House - London, Camden, The Black Heart - 29th July 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Tuesday, 09 August 2016 03:20

THP thmbTen years, during which time the band in question has released three albums, fourteen singles and seen their very own dedicated set of followers become a Spasm Gang to be reckoned with, whilst above all achieving all this on their own terms. That band is of course The Hip Priests and Uber Rock’s Johnny H popped along to catch the first of two very special birthday shows, this one taking place in that there London. Hit the link to join him.

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Brian James & Friends - London, The 100 Club - 6th July 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Jo Hayes   
Friday, 05 August 2016 03:00

james"Brian James & Friends still know three chords..." read the poster that advertised this special gig to celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Damned's first gig at the legendary 100 Club in London. Uber Rock's Jo Hayes was there, writing for your reading pleasure.....

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Steelhouse Festival - Aberbeeg, Hafod-Y-Dafal Farm - 22nd & 23rd July 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins & Johnny H   
Friday, 29 July 2016 03:00

Steelhouse ThmbSteelhouse Festival returned last weekend for its sixth annual shindig perched on top of the Arael Mountain between Aberbeeg and Abertillery. Kicking things off this year were three young Welsh bands on the Friday “warm up” night whilst Brit rock stalwarts Thunder topped the Saturday bill. On site to cover all the action for Uber Rock were Rob Watkins and Johnny H.

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TredFest 2016 - Tredegar, The Red Lion - 16th July 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Wednesday, 27 July 2016 03:40

Tredfest logthmboSandwiched in between the punktastic Slugfest and the mountainous monster of rock that is Steelhouse Festival Uber Rock’s Rob Watkins found himself at Tredfest 2016, a one day event headlined this year by the mighty Buffalo Summer. Hit the link then to join our man enjoying some of the finest music Wales has to offer.

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The Ginger Wildheart Band / Ryan Hamilton & the Traitors / Massive Wagons - Bristol, The Exchange - 12th July 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Thursday, 21 July 2016 03:00

gw86The Ginger Wildheart Band, featuring the returning Conny Bloom, opened their UK tour in intimate fashion on a Tuesday night in Bristol, with Ryan Hamilton & the Traitors, and Massive Wagons in tow. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey was there, and at the dawn of a real tour de force.....

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Vincent Flatts Final Drive / The Delray Rockets @ Abertillery Rock & Blues Festival 2016 - Abertillery, The Metropole - 9th July 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Tuesday, 19 July 2016 03:20

Vincent Flatts thmbA week on from the carnage of Slugfest 9 Abertillery was home to a much more sedate 3 day event, the town’s annual Rock & Blues Festival. Uber Rock’s Johnny H popped along to the Saturday show to check out one band in particular, southern boogie rockers Vincent Flatts Final Drive. Our man, for once, arrived early and in the process got much more than bargained for. Hit the link to find out why.

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Slugfest 9 - Abertillery, The Dolls House - Saturday July 2nd, 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H & Gaz Tidey   
Friday, 15 July 2016 03:00

slugsat86Back to punk rock you like a hurricane - or leave you in an Alex "Hurricane" Higgins-style state, more like - the Saturday of Slugfest 9 arrived in a blur... and left in a bleeuugghhh! Uber Rock's Johnny H and Gaz Tidey were on the slug trail, handy jotters in hand.....

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Bloodstock Open Air Festival 2016 - Derbyshire, Catton Park - 12th August 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Nick Russell   
Thursday, 18 August 2016 03:00

TS thmbAfter Steelhouse for the classic rockers and Rebellion for the punks it was time for the mother of all metal festivals last weekend, yup Bloodstock Open Air featuring the likes of Corrosion of Conformity, Venom and Twisted Sister playing their last ever UK show was finally a gig going reality. What a stellar line up, and this was only the first day too. On hand to review it all for Uber Rock, Nick Russell.

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Rebellion Festival 2016 - Blackpool, Winter Gardens - 6th & 7th August 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H & Dom Daley   
Saturday, 13 August 2016 03:00

Rebellion thmbFor the second part of Uber Rock’s coverage of Rebellion Festival 2016 Johnny H and Dom Daley continue to celebrate 40 years of punk and 20 years of Rebellion by watching more bands that is humanly possible. No other magazine covers Rebellion quite like Uber Rock. Hit the link then to relive a truly magical weekend.

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Dwarves / CJ Ramone / Maid of Ace - Bristol, The Exchange - 2nd August 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Wednesday, 10 August 2016 03:00

Dwarves thmbStopping off in Bristol while en route to the Rebellion Festival, the Dwarves promised a mental night of blood, guts and pussy... and brought the legendary CJ Ramone along for the ride. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey wasn't the only one young and good looking at The Exchange.....

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Blue Oyster Cult - London, O2 Forum, Kentish Town - 29th July 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Tuesday, 09 August 2016 03:00

Poste thmbIt was all about anniversaries in London that hot and sweaty Friday night and whilst H Bombz was celebrating a Decade of Disdain across town Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland was luxuriating in forty years of ‘Agents Of Fortune’, the 1976 album from the legendary Blue Oyster Cult at a sold out show in Kentish Town. Hit the link to relive the magic of a very special night indeed.

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Steelhouse Festival - Aberbeeg, Hafod-Y-Dafal Farm - 24th July 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey & Rob Watkins   
Saturday, 30 July 2016 03:00

steelhouse1686sundayThe Sunday of the sixth Steelhouse Festival reintroduced some familiar bands, and that slippery fucker we know as rain. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey, with added help from Rob Watkins, wasn't going to let a little precipitation stop him from fashioning harsh words about much-loved beat combos.....

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Supersuckers/Bree - Bristol, The Fleece - 20th July 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Thursday, 28 July 2016 03:00

SS86revJust over a year ago the Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World, Supersuckers, cancelled a European tour as Eddie Spaghetti battled stage-3 throat cancer. Fast forward to July 2016 and the singer is cancer-free and back on UK stages. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey was in Bristol to see the first date of a short run of British shows.....

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The Ginger Wildheart Band / Ryan Hamilton & the Traitors / The Main Grains - Leeds, Brudenell Social Club - 14th July 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Tuesday, 26 July 2016 03:00

GWben86Yes, after reviewing the opening night of the latest UK tour from The Ginger Wildheart Band Uber Rock has done the unthinkable and prepared a second review from the very same tour. Why? For at least two very special reasons - let Ben Hughes explain.....

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Manic Street Preachers - Eden Sessions - St Austell - 9th July 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Wednesday, 20 July 2016 03:00

MSPeden86The Eden Sessions are a series of summer concerts held in Cornwall's Eden Project. This year the likes of Duran Duran, Lionel Richie, and PJ Harvey have all graced the stage, but Uber Rock's Matt Phelps was there for the Manic Street Preachers!

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Slugfest 9 - Abertillery, The Dolls House - Sunday July 3rd, 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H & Gaz Tidey   
Saturday, 16 July 2016 03:00

AC98616The Sunday of Slugfest, dubbed Acoustic Slug, started out as a comedown day, the calm after the storm - now, it's a bona fide event in its own right. Uber Rock's Johnny H and Gaz Tidey were there to review... and attempt to sing?!

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Slugfest 9 - Abertillery, The Dolls House - Friday July 1st, 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Thursday, 14 July 2016 03:00

slugfriday86Returning for its ninth debauched time, Slugfest had an unlikely sporting rival on its opening Friday night at The Dolls House in Abertillery Rock City. Uber Rock's Johnny H started his weekend with a bang, in both punk rocking and footballing terms.....

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