Gig Reviews
Gogol Bordello/Eureka Machines - Bristol, O2 Academy - 13th March 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Wednesday, 30 March 2011 05:00

gogol1Yet another trip to Bristol for Uber Rock. This time Nev Brooks crosses the bridge to catch the multi-national line-up of NYC's Gypsy punks Gogol Bordello, but only after witnessing a typically inspired support slot from Uber faves Eureka Machines. Read on for the lowdown.....

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Eric Unseen/4th Street Traffic/The Long Knives/Before The Escape - Ebbw Vale Institute - March 4th 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Sunday, 27 March 2011 05:30

4thstreet86Another four up and coming bands make a fist of it as they entertain the troops at the EVI, a venue seriously threatening to make its mark on the circuit. Rob Watkins checks out Before The Escape, The Long Knives, 4th Street Traffic and Eric Unseen and likes what he sees and hears.....

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Powerage Records 'Power Supply Tour '- London, Camden Underworld - 24th February 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Andy Rawll   
Thursday, 24 March 2011 05:00

Powerage-Records-_thmbAll the best ideas are the simplest ones, so what about this one then? Four upcoming bands playing eleven shows in about as many nights all around the UK and doing it for free? Sounds like financial suicide to most sane people but when you're playing to packed houses every night who cares about sanity?  Andy Rawll experiences The Powerage Records Tour and perhaps the beginning of a new dawn in rock 'n' roll package tours?

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Pallas - Kingston, The Peel (House Of Progression) - 5th February 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Andy Rawll   
Thursday, 17 March 2011 05:00

Pallas_thmbStepping out of the prog rock shadows back at the beginning of February, Pallas were set on launching their 'XXV' album in front of a select audience of family, friends and journos. Andy Rawll was one such lucky punter who managed to arrive alive in Kingston East Central for this very special event on the prog rock sundial.

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Die So Fluid/Killing For Company/Brother Steve - Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach - 1st March 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Tuesday, 08 March 2011 05:00
DSF_thmbUK post punkers Die So Fluid played their debut headline gig in Wales recently as part of yet another string of dates promoting their epic 'The World Is Too Big For One Lifetime' album. Johnny H caught up with the band to help restore his sanity whilst the world around him was turning far too Welsh for one lifetime....
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Bad Sam/This System Kills/OXP/Guntys/The Dolts - Ebbw Vale Institute - 26th February 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 05 March 2011 06:00

badsamgig86The final night of travelling art exhibition Punk Forever's stay at the EVI played host to a five band bill that featured true legends of the scene, potential names of the future, plus a band that came from out of nowhere and threatened to upstage everything. Read on as Gaz E explains....

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Discharge/Defcon Zero/Bullet Ridden/Smiler - Bristol, The Fleece - 25th February 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Darrel Sutton   
Saturday, 05 March 2011 05:00
Discharge_ThmbSomething pretty damn special is brewing over the Severn Bridge at Bristol's legendary Fleece venue, as Darrel Sutton found out recently as he caught a four band hardcore punk bill that simply demanded his attention. Calling all fans of D-Beat, your time is now, so celebrate the only way you know how!!!!
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My Chemical Romance/The Blackout/LostAlone - Cardiff International Arena - 21st February 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Tuesday, 01 March 2011 05:00

mcrthumbMy Chemical Romance hit Cardiff as part of their 'Danger Days' world tour and, needing someone down with the kids to cover the event for us, we sent Dom Daley and his pocketful of Werther's Originals to the CIA to find out if MCR really are not OK.........

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Rogue Male - London, Camden, Monarch - 23rd January 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Taylor   
Thursday, 24 February 2011 05:00
Rrm_thmbUK scuzz rockers Rogue Male are back in live action once again, and Mark Taylor was not about to pass up the chance of catching the band that proudly proclaims to 'Take No Shit' at a recent undercover London show. So was it worth the quarter of a century wait to see them live again Mark? What do you think?
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Good Charlotte/Four Year Strong/Framing Hanley/The Wonder Years - Cardiff University - 10th February 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Thursday, 17 February 2011 05:00

kerrang86The 2011 Kerrang! Relentless tour hit Cardiff bringing with it a four band line-up that looked ever so slightly impressive. Dave Prince cancelled all AOR appointments at short notice to head to the big city to check out The Wonder Years, Framing Hanley, Four Year Strong and headliners Good Charlotte. How were they? Read on for the punk poptastic truth....

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Murderdolls/Black Veil Brides/The Defiled - Bristol, O2 Academy - 4th February 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 11 February 2011 05:00

1amdollsthumbWednesday 13 and Joey Jordison resurrect the Murderdolls for a welcome full run of UK dates and, for the God Save The Scream tour, they bring with them a couple of happening support bands, and the reception for one just had to be heard to be believed.....

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Heavy Metal Kids/Max Splodge/The Gonads/The 335 – London, 100 Club - 3rd March 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Taylor   
Sunday, 27 March 2011 05:00
John_Altman_HMKMark Taylor is in a 'Situation Out Of Control'. Heavy Metal Kids are in town with their new frontman John Altman (yeah, that John Altman) in tow. But our man's got an 'Uncontrollable' problem that means as well as enjoying a top night of music he's got 'Run Around Eyes' for some Eighties TV starlets. He's a right 'Jackie The Lad' is our Mark...
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Scorpions - Impact Arena, Bangkok, Thailand - 10th February 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Taylor   
Friday, 18 March 2011 05:00

scorps86Want further proof that Uber Rock Soldiers are taking over the world, searching for rock in every corner? Well, check out Mark Taylor's six thousand mile pilgrimage to Bangkok to see the last ever show in Thailand by the Scorpions. Ending their legendary forty year career with an incredible final world tour, the Scorps hit the Impact Arena with a full stage show and even with their own beer on sale! This big city night was special - read on to find out why........

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Lifer/Mutator/Order Of Tepes/Black Tamanous/OAP - Newport, Le Pub - 5th March 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Darrel Sutton   
Saturday, 12 March 2011 05:00

lifer86Not satisfied with polluting the pages of Uber Rock with the review of their stunning debut album, 'Cursing Them Out', the ten legged doom machine that is Lifer launched the lethal long player at a crazed gig featuring five bands in the intimate confines of Le Pub in Newport. Darrel Sutton was there to witness monumental events, with the emphasis on the mental.....

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The Crave - York, Fibbers - 28th February 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Tuesday, 08 March 2011 04:30

cravethumb'Breaking The Silence', the Uber-approved album by The Crave, had the patrons of URHQ shaking their thangs in unison at the wealth of infectious songs squeezed into its virtual grooves so we couldn't pass up the chance to catch the band on their February UK tour. Ben Hughes was the man handed the task of fending off infection just long enough to get some words down.....

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Adler's Appetite/Knock Out Kaine/theFALLEN - York, The Duchess - 26th February 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Saturday, 05 March 2011 05:30

adlerthumbFormer Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler has led a charmed, some would say reckless, life. Tarnished as being something of a trainwreck, whenever he announces a batch of UK dates bets are taken as to whether the gigs will actually take place. But take place they do as Ben Hughes discovered to his delight when Adler's Appetite, featuring members of Enuff Z'Nuff, Quiet Riot and Faster Pussycat, hit his home town. Read on to find out if the appetite was still there, or merely an illusion.....

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Rob Zombie/Skindred/Revoker - Birmingham, O2 Academy - 22nd February 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Tuesday, 01 March 2011 06:00

1rz86It had been twelve years since Rob Zombie last set foot on a UK stage so, understandably, interest in his return to British shores was greatly anticipated. With Joey Jordison, Piggy D and John 5 providing Zombie with arguably his strongest band to date, this was one tour that Uber Rock couldn't afford to miss. Gaz E caught up with the Spook Show International on the last night of the tour......

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Black Spiders/Viking Skull/Turbowolf - Bristol, The Croft - 22nd February 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 27 February 2011 05:00

It'Spiders_thmbs opening night of the latest 'Fuck You...add your city/town' tour from the UK's band of the moment, the ever impressive Black Spiders. But this is like no other tour the band has done before as it's a twelve-date headliner in support of their awesome 'Sons Of The North' debut album and Johnny H was along for the ride. 

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Saint Jude/Bijoumiyo - London, 100 Club - 22nd January 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Taylor   
Wednesday, 23 February 2011 05:00
Lynne_Jackman_thmbHail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll and Hail! Hail! Saint Jude, potential saviours of the UK Rock 'n' Roll scene. Mark Taylor was lucky enough to get up close and personal with the band at a recent London show, and you can almost feel the heat from here, as the band literally set his soul on fire.
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Kyshera/The Venus Vipers/Echoes Of The Dead - Ebbw Vale, Institute (EVI) - 28th January 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Monday, 14 February 2011 05:00
Kyshera_thmbEbbw Vale certainly seems like the place to be right now if you wanna Rock N Roll all night and party every day. So who better than our resident Kiss freak Rob Watkins to put his heroes' mantra to the test as we sent him to catch three of the hottest new Welsh bands on the circuit at one of the best new venues on the circuit.
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The Alarm : The Gathering - Pontin's, Prestatyn Sands, North Wales - 28/29/30th January 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Thursday, 10 February 2011 05:00

gathering86The Gathering, the annual weekend celebration dedicated to Mike Peters and The Alarm, hits a milestone and Dom Daley revisited old haunts to catch a legendary band on top of their game, with support from the likes of Glen Matlock and a reunited Big Country. Read on for the lowdown as Daley updates.......

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