Gig Reviews
An Acoustic Evening With Jaret & Erik - Cardiff, Solus - 10th April 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Saturday, 17 April 2010 06:00

bfsthumbDave Prince unplugs his organ and goes acoustic in Cardiff with Jaret and Erik from pop punk loons Bowling For Soup. DTP is impressed when anyone mentions Stryper but when one of his heroes yells "To Hell With The Devil"...well......read on to find out......

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Michael Monroe - London, Islington O2 Academy - 9th April 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 16 April 2010 06:05

monroethumbIt might only be April but we are all pretty much convinced that we saw the gig of the year in London last week. Michael Monroe's new band threatened to be awesome but, guess what, they were better than that. Dom Daley was given the task of getting all the greatness down in word form and he just about manages it!

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Eureka Machines - Swansea, The Garage - 3rd April 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Tuesday, 13 April 2010 06:00

eurekamachinesthmAfter checking out the new Cardiff City Stadium for his mates the 'phonics, Dom Daley entered the Twilight Zone, aka The Garage in Swansea, to see one of our favourite UK bands, Eureka Machines. Could technical difficulties and slappers put a dampener on the night's power popping?

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The Automatic/Straight Lines/Eric Unseen - Cardiff, Barfly - March 31st 2010 Print E-mail
Written by David Whistance   
Monday, 12 April 2010 06:00

The_Automatic_thmbFearing premature deafness and braving hurricane force winds Über Röck's Dai Whistance found sanctuary within Cardiff's Barfly club at the end of tour party for Welsh pop rockers The Automatic. Now, no one mention that song they wrote for Michael Chopra !

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The Stranglers – London, Hammersmith Apollo - 19th March 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Andy Rawl   
Saturday, 10 April 2010 06:00

Stranglers_thmbFresh faced Über Röcker Andy Rawl stepped up to the mark recently when he offered to dust off his encyclopaedia of Stranglers knowledge and attend the band's Hammersmith Apollo show, where they were unoffcially celebrating their thirty sixth year in the business.

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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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Tres Calaveras – London, Kings Cross, Scala – 9th April 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Tazz Stander   
Friday, 16 April 2010 06:00

18-51-27_thmbAbout to tread the very same boards that Iggy and the Stooges once trod for their legendary first UK shows. New rock 'n' roll misfits in town Tres Calaveras are probably more concerned that Mike Monroe is also in London tonight.  Luckily for us Tazz Stander was there to witness it all, in all its kick ass rock 'n' roll glory. 

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Tangerine Dream – London, Royal Albert Hall – 1st April 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Tazz Stander   
Tuesday, 13 April 2010 05:00
005tangerinedream1thmbYou try writing an intro paragraph for a band that has spent more than 43 years shaping and influencing the music scene as we know it today and cramming it all into three or four lines. It's not easy, I can tell you. So, here's a review Tazz did of Tangerine Dream's recent concert at the RAH....simple.
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Airbourne/Black Spiders/Taking Dawn - Bristol, Colston Hall – 30th March 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 11 April 2010 07:00
Airbourne_Thmb'No Guts, No Glory', may not have exactly set his world on fire, but Johnny H will readily admit to Airbourne being one of the best rock 'n' roll bands he's ever seen upstairs in a pub. So how would the band's brand of in-your-face boogie madness convert to theatres? Well just ask the H-Bomb, he's the man with all the answers.
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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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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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