Gig Reviews
Cock Sparrer – London, Kentish Town, HMV Forum - 27th March 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Tuesday, 06 April 2010 06:00
CS_Sat_thmbWith their first night in the big city but a distant and uber cool memory, Johnny H wonders if things can get any better when he checks out Cock Sparrer's first London gig in 24 hours and takes in support bands The Boys, Penetration, UK Subs and The Exposed.
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Cock Sparrer - London, Kentish Town, HMV Forum - 26th March 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Ian B   
Monday, 05 April 2010 06:00
CS_Fri_thmbWith the announcement of Cock Sparrer's first London show in eighteen years, Über Röck's very own 'Shock Troops' Ian B and Johnny H set sail for two nights of drunken tomfoolery with a who's who of punk rock supporting cast.  Ian B recalls the first night on the town where Agnostic Front, Street Dogs, Deadline and The Rabble also played.
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Born From Pain/Shaped By Fate/Heart Of A Coward – London, The Purple Turtle - 24th March 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Darrel Sutton   
Thursday, 01 April 2010 06:00
born2_thmbDutch bruisers Born from Pain are back in the UK for an extensive tour and Darrel Sutton pays a visit to Camden's Purple Turtle to catch up with their live spectacle. But what's this? Support bands from back home, and one using backing tapes - surely that's more than he bargained for?
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Winger - Bristol, O2 Academy - 22nd March 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Matt Blakout   
Wednesday, 31 March 2010 06:00

wingerthumbThe truth will out - Matt Blakout, drummer with glam rock legends Tigertailz, loves Winger. Abso-parping-lutely loves Winger, in fact. He wept tears of joy when we asked him to review the band on their recent UK tour, so read on for his love letter to Kip....

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Stiff Little Fingers – Cardiff, Millennium Music Hall - 12th March 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Fraser Munro   
Sunday, 21 March 2010 08:00

Slf_thmbWhilst Dave Prince was a few streets away discovering what was all-new about UK rock, a few other Uber Rockers were rejoicing in the return of punk rock legends Stiff Little Fingers. Fraser Munro stands at the edge, kicking up a racket.

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EastStrikeWest - Cardiff, Barfly - 12th March 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Saturday, 20 March 2010 08:48
East_Strike_West_ThmbWe sent Dave Prince on an undercover mission to our local Barfly to check out fast rising UK alt rockers EastStrikeWest. Find out what our 'spy who loves shy' had to report back to URHQ
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YouMeAtSix/Forever The Sickest Kids/We The Kings - Newport Centre - 10th March 2010 Print E-mail
Written by David Prince   
Wednesday, 17 March 2010 07:00

ym6thmDave Prince has saved all his pocket money for pop and crisps at this school disco in Newport Centre featuring a tween dream of a triple bill. Read on for the lowdown on YouMeAtSix, Forever The Sickest Kids and We The Kings, and why ginger is the new black.....

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Kiss – London, Islington O2 Academy - 2nd March 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Fraser Munro   
Friday, 12 March 2010 07:15

stuff_099_thmbWhen news of this most intimate of Kiss shows broke, you could bet that uber Kiss fan Fraser Munro would be amongst the lucky few who got in. But what would he make of this, his first of ten shows on the upcoming 'Sonic Boom' tour? Read on to find out.

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The Black Dahlia Murder – Houston Texas, The Meridian – 1st March 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Darrel Sutton   
Tuesday, 09 March 2010 08:00
blackdahliathmbIf there's one Über Röcker that loves to get 'cloaked in shit' at gigs it's Darrel Sutton. So who better to send along to see road hogs The Black Dahlia Murder on their American Defloration tour?
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Europe/Diamond Head - Bristol, O2 Academy - 24th February 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E & Johnny H   
Thursday, 04 March 2010 08:04

1aeuropethumbThere's a retro rock riot goin' on in Bristol as Johnny H tackles Diamond Head and Gaz E takes on Europe - who will survive and what will be left of them?

 

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Blaze Bayley/Sinocence – London, The Underworld - 20th February 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Tazz Stander   
Wednesday, 03 March 2010 07:59

blazethumbIt's Saturday night in Camden Town and Uber Rock's Tazz Stander is stood horns in the air celebrating the live return of Blaze Bayley. What did our (wo)man on the edge make of the 'Madness and Sorrow' of it all?  Well read on and find out.

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Reverend Horton Heat/Deadbolt - Camden, Electric Ballroom - 25th March 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 02 April 2010 05:30

revheatthumbWith The Supersuckers pulling the gig at short notice, Dom Daley feared for his rock sanity at Camden's Electric Ballroom. Luckily, the Reverend was in town to baptise our intrepid Über Röcker in the sweet waters of rock 'n' roll.

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New Model Army/The Virginmarys - Swansea, Sin City - March 22nd 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Thursday, 01 April 2010 05:00

newthumbIt's Monday. It's raining. But in Swansea's Sin City Dom Daley finds rock 'n' roll rays of sunshine in the form of hotly tipped mofos The Virginmarys and the legendary New Model Army.

 

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Skindred - Newport, The Bassment - 19th March 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Ian B   
Tuesday, 30 March 2010 06:00

skindredthumbFollowing the tragic death of John Sicolo, owner of the legendary TJ's venue in Newport, Skindred's planned hometown gig was in severe danger of not happening. The Bassment saved the day and offered the chance for people to pay tribute to a great man and club to the backdrop of some great music. Ian B was there to witness this truly special night.

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The 69 Eyes - London, Islington 02 Academy - 9th March 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Fraser Munro   
Saturday, 20 March 2010 09:08

68_Eyes_thmbHot on the heels of his uber Kiss club gig experience at the very same venue, Fraser Munro donned his fangs and entered the crypt to get 'Back In Blood' with Jyrki 69 and the Helsinki Vampires.

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Saint Jude - London, 100 Club – 5th March 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Tazz Stander   
Thursday, 18 March 2010 07:00
Saint_Jude_thmbThe story starts one boozy Saturday night, Tazz Stander catches a Black Crowes related double dare and a week later ends up at the 100 Club watching a band she's never heard before. Saint Jude was the name of the band and Tazz's life was just about to change...forever.
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Lynyrd Skynyrd/Gun – Cardiff, International Arena - 5th March 2010 Print E-mail
Written by David Prince   
Sunday, 14 March 2010 09:00

lynryd_skynryd_05_welshflagIt's Friday night and whilst most of us at ÜRHQ stayed at home with our couches to watch the BBC's v. poor Heavy Metal Britannia documentary, Dave Prince took his couch (all Southern style) along to watch the legendary Lynyrd Skynyrd, supported by the equally legendary Gun. God and Guns indeed.

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Voodoo Six – London, Borderline – 2nd March 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Tazz Stander   
Friday, 12 March 2010 07:00
V6_thmbWith a certain American mega band playing an intimate London gig just a stone's throw away tonight, you would be forgiven for thinking that Voodoo Six's live return would be less than full. Well think again, as Tazz Stander discovers the 'real' hot ticket of the night.
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Killswitch Engage/The Devil Wears Prada/Dark Tranquillity – Houston Texas, Warehouse Live – 25th February 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Darrel Sutton   
Friday, 05 March 2010 08:00
kse_thmbNot content with simply being stuck in a hotel when he's thousands of miles away from home, uber-alholic reviewer Darrel Sutton once again sets foot back in the Houston Texas Warehouse Live venue for the gig that he thought he'd never see. Want to know more? Read on.
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Lostprophets/Kids In Glass Houses/Sharks - Yeovil, Westland Leisure Complex - 21st February 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Thursday, 04 March 2010 08:00

1alostthumbChaos reigns in Yeovil, the epicentre of all things rock, as Lostprophets, Kids In Glass Houses and Sharks bring the noise to the masses. Matt Phelps stops off in New Look on his way to the rock show.......

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The Smoking Hearts - Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach - 23rd February 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Tuesday, 02 March 2010 09:00

1asmokingthumbThis is a public service announcement......with broken guitars. The Smoking Hearts are the most exciting young band in the UK and Gaz E. tells you why.....

 

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