Gig Reviews
Crank County Daredevils - Barcelona, Rocksound - 23rd January 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Raquel F   
Thursday, 28 January 2010 14:39

crankthumbMore proof of Über Röck going glöbal as Raquel F breaks her own heart by missing a gig by Swedish favourites Europe to check out US ass-kickers Crank County Daredevils as they hit Barcelona.....

 

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Reel Big Fish/Big D And The Kids Table/Sonic Boom Six - Plymouth, University Main Hall - 17th January 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Sunday, 24 January 2010 16:00

Reel_thmbThere seems to be have been a distinct lack of skanking going on at the frontline of Über Röck's war on musical mediocrity. That's something that Matt Phelps intends on changing and what better place to start than the opening night of Reel Big Fish's European tour....

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The Wildhearts/Antiproduct/The Loyalties - Wolverhampton, Wulfrun Hall - 21st December 2009 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Thursday, 31 December 2009 21:28

1agingerWith everyone in the country dreaming of a white Christmas and then moaning like fuck when they got one, Über Röck braved the elements to witness the "Xmess" gig by The Wildhearts, featuring the supreme support acts Antiproduct and The Loyalties.... 

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Bad Samaritans, The Sick Livers, Audio Terrorists, Urbanlegends, The Swinging Stylers – Newport,TJ’s - 19th December 2009 Print E-mail
Written by Darel Sutton   
Tuesday, 22 December 2009 08:55

beddis_thmbThis was one of those gigs you just had to get to no matter what. Bringing together shitloads of local talent headlined by the unmissable Bad Samaritans this has "Classic TJ's Christmas Gig" stamped all over it. Darrel Sutton gets into the Christmas Spirit just for Über Röck...

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Baroness/Dark Castle – Houston, Texas, Warehouse Live - 8th December 2009 Print E-mail
Written by Darrel Sutton   
Saturday, 19 December 2009 08:58

Baroness_poster_thmbPlayers that we now are in the world of ROCK, we sent Darrel Sutton to Texas - sort of - to check out apocalyptic duo Dark Castle and the twin guitar fuelled rock of Baroness...

 

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Heaven’s Basement/Dear Superstar - Cardiff, Barfly - 9th December 2009 Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Wednesday, 16 December 2009 11:36
Heavens_Basement_thmbHo Ho Über Ho. It's Wednesday night, and the Über-Express has dropped Rob Watkins in Cardiff. No time for filling up his Christmas stocking up tonight though, as he heads for a dark sleazy basement in the city centre to catch up with the the Heaven's Basement, Dear Superstar, New Device UK tour.
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Outcry Collective/Blakfish – Cardiff, Barfly – 2nd December 2009 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Monday, 14 December 2009 09:13
 

OC_poster_thmbIt's Hard Rock Hell 3 Eve and I should really be at home getting myself prepared, but the lure of seeing my favourite new band playing live a few miles from my house is just too much of must attend to miss out on.

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Gunfire 76/Bullets And Octane - Swansea, Vice - 4th December 2009 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 11 December 2009 23:13

76thumbIt is a cold, dark night in Swansea but Bullets And Octane and Wednesday 13's Gunfire 76 have checked in for a date on their 'First Blood' UK tour and aim to warm the place up just a little. Dom Daley checks out the action......

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New York Dolls - Bristol, Anson Rooms - 3rd December 2009 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Thursday, 10 December 2009 19:02

nydthbDom Daley is dancing like a monkey, as he goes looking for a kiss, in Bristol's fantastic Anson Rooms venue. Yeah people, it's New York Dolls time again and onto that famous stage strut some of the coolest cats known to rock 'n' roll. You best believe he's in luv L-U-V.

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Alice Cooper/Man Raze - Plymouth, Pavilions - 2nd December 2009 Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Tuesday, 08 December 2009 19:09

coopthumAlice Cooper's Theatre Of Death Tour rolls into town and Matt Phelps throws on some dirty diamonds (and pants) in order to check this bad boy out.....

 

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UK Subs/Section 13 - Plymouth, The Hippo - 27th November 2009 Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Thursday, 03 December 2009 09:01

ukthumbCharlie Harper is a man who epitomises all that's right with what sadly seems to be a dying breed, namely people who care about their fans and are doing what they're do ultimately for one reason only, not fame, not money, just their pure unadulterated love of music....

 

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Evile/Warbringer/The Fading – Cardiff, Barfly – 14th January 2010 Print E-mail
Written by David Whistance   
Tuesday, 19 January 2010 18:24
EvilethmbWhat better way to shed those winter blues and woolly hats than with a night of top quality Heavy Metal courtesy of Evile, Warbringer and The Fading in what must just be the first great tour of 2010. We send David Whistance out to inspect our snow 'Infested Nation' on the tour's first night.
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Slugfest(ivities) – Abertillery, Dolls House – 28th December 2009 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Thursday, 31 December 2009 17:04

Slugfestivities_thmbChristmas may come but once a year, but this is the second Slugfest of 2009 and it's certainly far more fun. Johnny H takes in the day's proceedings and reports back on his seasonal walk on the cold and icy wild side.

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Ace Frehley – London, Shepherd's Bush Empire – 17th December 2009 Print E-mail
Written by Fraser Munro   
Monday, 21 December 2009 18:40
Ace_Thmb"Tonight's the night I finally get to meet Ace Frehley. Ace being a bit of a god to any self respecting Über Röcker and the only member of the original Kiss line up I'd yet to meet." Fraser Munro feels like he's 'Dancin With Danger' as he finally meets the Spaceman at his recent London show. Read more here.....
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The Quireboys/Wolfsbane - Bristol, O2 Academy - 10th December 2009 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 18 December 2009 18:56

qboysDom D'amour Daley braves the bridge to revisit a dream live double bill of The Quireboys and Wolfsbane on a night that proved to be very entertaining and also very expensive.......

 

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Spank Nite Xmas Party - Rhondda Hotel, Porth - 11th December 2009 Print E-mail
Written by Seb Metcalfe   
Tuesday, 15 December 2009 09:53
 

FV_thmbFirst time Uber Rock writer Seb Metcalfe braved a cold winter's night in the Rhondda to catch up with three up and coming bands at the Spank Nite Xmas Party.

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Hard Rock Hell 3 The Vikings Ball – Prestatyn, Pontins – 5th December 2009 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 13 December 2009 11:47
HRH_thmbOn paper this final day of the third annual Hard Rock Hell Festival was always the strongest looking line up wise, the fact that nearly all day you had a potentially headlining name band playing somewhere in the facility was credit indeed to the strength in depth of this year's bill....Johnny H gets the grips with Saturday's events at Hard Rock Hell 3.
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Hard Rock Hell 3 The Vikings Ball - Prestatyn, Pontins - 4th December 2009 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Friday, 11 December 2009 16:35

HRH_thmbIf the previous night's warm up had been our blues-rock and metal starter for ten then the first full day of this year's Hard Rock Hell line-up looked like a cornucopia of rock cranked all the way up to eleven. Strap yourselves in as Johnny H hurtles into Day 2.....

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Hard Rock Hell 3 The Vikings Ball – Prestatyn, Pontins – 3rd December 2009 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Wednesday, 09 December 2009 19:41
HRH_thmbWell it's that time of year again. Your hearts filled with joy, you've got everything packed ready for the big occasion, you've got the booze and the food in and all you need now is your best mates to turn up. Yeah it's Hard Rock Hell time again and the usually cheery Johnny H says "Fuck Christmas, Let's Rock"
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Living Colour - Cardiff, The Globe - 4th December 2009 Print E-mail
Written by Russ P   
Sunday, 06 December 2009 14:34

corey_tmbWhilst most of the Uber Rock gang were sunning themselves at Pontins Prestatyn last weekend we sent our man at base camp (Russ P) out to see Living Colour play one of only a handful of UK shows.

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The Damned – Gloucester, Spiegeltent – 30th November 2009 Print E-mail
Written by David Whistance   
Wednesday, 02 December 2009 18:20
Spiegel_thmbWhat better way to spend a cold Monday night in November than in a Twentieth Century, Burlesque, Belgian Ballroom in the centre of Gloucester watching The Damned?... Well how about, watching two sets by The Damned!
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