Gig Reviews
Placebo/Husky Loops – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena - 14 October 2017 Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Saturday, 28 October 2017 04:20

Placebo tour posterPlacebo seem to be celebrating a full 20 years in the public face with a never-ending tour. Perhaps (?) showing his age, Nev Brooks actually remembers those early days, interviews with Brian Molko front page of the NME and Sounds, as well David Bowie talking about bands like Placebo as the new guard of British rock, helping shape the musical underground. They had attitude, image and a sound like nothing out there at the time. Do they still? Click the link to find out:

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Gary Numan/Jayce Lewis – Manchester, O2 Academy – 13 October 2017 Print E-mail
Written by DJ Astrocreep   
Saturday, 28 October 2017 04:00

Gary NumanIt’s a rainy Friday evening in deepest, darkest Manchester, and our man DJ Astrocreep once again racking up his frequent traveller miles for his third gig in as many nights – this time, to see a man renowned for his dark music. Click the link as our man reports from the front row of a gig which he swears just sees its deliverer getting better and better with age:

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Windhand/Satan’s Satyrs – Manchester, Rebellion – 12 October Print E-mail
Written by DJ Astrocreep   
Friday, 27 October 2017 04:40

Windhand tour flyerRarely anymore does the prospect of a female fronted psychedelic doom band garner anything but interest from our resident stoner, so the prospect of seeing such a band up close and personal was high on his to-do list. And so he set off on another trip over to Manchester to do just that – and to see if they could beat off some pretty stiff competition on the city’s live circuit:

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Midnite City – Nottingham, Tap N Tumbler – 20 October 2017 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby and The Dark Queen   
Wednesday, 25 October 2017 04:40

Rob Wylde Midnite CityThree o’clock on a Friday afternoon may seem a bloody stupid time to stage a standalone gig, but when you think about it was a stroke of genius on the part of Midnite City; after all, the third iteration of Rockingham was due to open its doors less than two hours later, the official festival hotel was just across the street and a helluva lot of rockers would be looking for a drink or three beforehand… So, yeah, how could it fail? Find out the result on the other side of this link:

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The Picturebooks - Sheffield, Corporation - 16 October 2017 Print E-mail
Written by Geno D   
Monday, 23 October 2017 04:40

Picturebooks SheffieldIt’s Sunday and so it should be a day of rest... but there is no rest for rock’n’ roll, especially not in Steel City, as our hard-working Sheffield team found out when they ventured down town and into one of their favourite haunts, to check out the second appearance in as many weeks by a duo making a big noise:

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The Darkness/MindRIOTmt – Belfast, Limelight 1 – 15 October 2017 Print E-mail
Written by Marc Leach   
Sunday, 22 October 2017 04:20

The Darkness BelfastEver get one of those bands whom you love but they seem to have a knack of playing your hometown whenever you’re elsewhere? That has been Marc Leach’s experience of The Darkness, until t’other weekend when the stars aligned and he finally got the opportunity to catch up with the previously elusive Hawkins brothers and co… find out how he got on by clicking the old-fashioned link thing:

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New Found Glory – Glasgow, O2 ABC - 27 September 2017 Print E-mail
Written by Hannah Reid   
Saturday, 21 October 2017 04:40

NFG GlasgowMarking 20 years of plying the boards of stages the Überverse over, New Found Glory recently returned to Glasgow as part of a celebratory tour that saw them performing their ‘Sticks and Stones’ and ‘Catalyst’ albums in their entireties. We sent young Hannah Reid along to check out the action, and you can find out what went down on the other side of this link:

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Trucker Diablo/Gasoline Outlaws – Belfast, Bar Sub – 14 October 2017 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby and The Dark Queen   
Friday, 20 October 2017 04:15

Trucker DiabloIt surely is the mark of the standing of a band, the reputation they have sweated blood to establish and the standing they have worked hard to gain on the scene when a promoter pro-actively tracks them down and offers them a gig – but, not just any old gig, but one of those landmark moments in any band’s career… the official launch of a new album. It’s a rare occasion, but that is the story behind tonight’s little shindig in the basement of the local university’s Students’ Union building… Let UR’s second-in-command elaborate on the other side of this link:

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Andrew O’Neill – Milton Keynes, Craufurd Arms - 9 October 2017 Print E-mail
Written by Martin Haslam   
Thursday, 19 October 2017 04:20

Andrew ONeill tour poster - croppedHave you ever noticed that Iron Maiden guitarist Dave Murray is the spitting image of comedienne Helen Lederer? No!  Well, they could have been separated at birth!  That was one of pearls of wisdom which educated Martin Haslam when he sat down for stand up Andrew O’Neill’s ‘A History Of Heavy Metal’ show. To find out what more he learned, click the link:

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Sleepmakeswaves/The Physics House Band – Birmingham, The Flapper - 11 October 2017 Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Wednesday, 18 October 2017 04:40

Sleepmakeswaves CroppedBy this point we all know that “Rock Is Dead” is a ridiculous statement, right? Something made up by Gene Simmons to justify waning interest in his hackneyed, jaded theatre act he calls a band, the idea of rock being dead is refuted so often and aggressively that it feels like every single band plays every single note as a “fuck you” to big Gene himself. Or at least, that’s how Rich Hobson likes to see it, and you can find evidence of his belief on the other side of this link:

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HRH Stoner vs Doom – Sheffield, O2 Academy – 1 October 2017 Print E-mail
Written by DJ Astrocreep   
Sunday, 15 October 2017 04:20

HRH SvD 2017Today’s instalment of Über Rock is brought to you by the letters D and S – standing for doom and stoner respectively – and by the number two, as, in the second part of our day of bringing to you heavy and sludgy, DJ Astrocreep descends once more into the darkness to report from the eventful second day of the second iteration of the bespoke HRH SvsD festival in the heart of Steel City. Click the link to find out what the big man from Merseyside made of the slightly re-jigged bill:

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The Kentucky Headhunters/Bad Touch/Hazel – Sheffield, The Corporation – 5 October 2017 Print E-mail
Written by Geno D   
Friday, 27 October 2017 20:23

Kentucky Headhunters SheffieldYou know, URHQ is convinced that Geno D has a permanent residency at Steel City’s most prolific venue, as he seems to spend most of his time in there, checking out bands and shit… This time around, he was travelling backwards and forwards through 50 years of rock ‘n’ roll history as he once again took refuge in the music and attending a masterclass in how it should be performed:

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Supersuckers/Hellion Rising – Manchester, Ruby Lounge – 11 October 2017 Print E-mail
Written by DJ Astrocreep   
Thursday, 26 October 2017 04:40

Supersuckers flyerDJ Astrocreep is up and down the railway line between Liverpool and Manchester these days that he really should be given shares in the train company. For the first of three such trips on successive nights, he braved the rain of a cold October night to sample a live dose of rock ‘n’ roll veterans Supersuckers, who proved that, despite a poor audience turnout, the show always goes on:

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Henri Herbert And The Fury – Bedford, Esquires, 7 October 2017 Print E-mail
Written by Martin Haslam   
Wednesday, 25 October 2017 04:20

Henri Herbert flyer croppedIf, like us, you love The Jim Jones Revue/Righteous Mind, then Henri Herbert will need no introduction. And, you will love his band, The Fury, because, as Martin Haslam elucidates on the other side of the link the apple hasn’t fallen far from the tree. So, click the same to find out why the man in the rather cool hat reckons why he’s the most stunning pianist he’s witnessed live:

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The Urban Voodoo Machine – Bedford, Esquires - 13 October 2017 Print E-mail
Written by Martin Haslam   
Sunday, 22 October 2017 04:40

UVM Flyer CroppedDespite having to overcome their own fair degree of adversity in recent years, The Urban Voodoo Machine have regrouped and soldiered on, and recently returned to Martin Haslam’s neighbourhood haunt for the fifth successive year. So, what else was there for our man to do but don his finest trilby and brave the unluckiest night of the year for some bourbon soaked gypsy blues, bop and stroll?

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Akercocke – Sheffield, The Corporation - 14 October 2017 Print E-mail
Written by Bona Bonmeister and Geno D   
Saturday, 21 October 2017 05:00

Akercocke tour posterÜber Rock’s Sheffield team swear that they don’t live in the city’s Corporation venue. Just like our Belfast team swear they don’t live in their local venue – NOT! OK, now and again they go back to their real homes, but only to type up their reviews before heading back to their spiritual habitats… on this occasion, our Steel City crüe are crossing over to the dark side of the heavy metal spectrum as they look back on the recent opening of Akercocke's 'Inner Sanctum':

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DragonForce/Power Quest – Manchester, Sound Control – 8 October 2017 Print E-mail
Written by DJ Astrocreep   
Saturday, 21 October 2017 04:00

DragonForce HermanWe’ve got a double dose of power metal goodness for you today here on Über Rock, thanks to those maniacs in DragonForce. We sent DJ Astrocreep along to catch the Manchester leg of their recent tour, where he managed to grab a chat with vocalist Marc Hudson… You can read that elsewhere today, but first here are his thoughts on the sell-out show:

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Belphegor/Enthroned/NervoChaos – Belfast, Limelight 2 – 12 October 2017 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby and The Dark Queen   
Thursday, 19 October 2017 04:40

Belphegor BelfastEarlier this week, the island of Ireland was battered by some of the worst storms in living memory… but, what had gone largely unnoticed by the weather forecasters was the black metal firestorm that had been unleashed in its capital cities the previous week, as Austrian overlords Belphegor brought their ‘Totenritual’ tour to the Emerald Isle, leaving it barren and desolate in their wake.  Mark Ashby and The Dark Queen were among the survivors of this triple headed holocaust:

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Shellac/Iona Fortune – Birmingham, The Asylum – 6 October 2017 Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Thursday, 19 October 2017 04:00

Shellac - BirminghamIn the world of noise rock, Steve Albini is the undisputed king. Frontman of Big Black, Rapeman and Shellac, Albini’s contribution to noise is one of the single-most important in the genre’s history, not just as a writer but also on a production level. His name is synonymous with punk rock morals and noise rock abrasion. It’s fair to say then that his arrival in Birmingham with Shellac, his flagship band for the past 25 years, came with a high level of anticipation. Was it fulfilled? Click the link and Rich Hobson will tell you:

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Today Is The Day/Fashion Week – Cheltenham, Frog and Fiddle - 5 October 2017 Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Sunday, 15 October 2017 04:40

Today Is The Today Cheltenham According to Rich Hobson, the UK has a long way to go, in terms of catching up with noise punk, and while the genre is finally (and thankfully) gaining a foothold over here, fans have to settle from visits from US bands who have ensured that it remains “an ever-present murky stain sitting between the worlds of metal and punk”. And so our resident expert in all things noisy Maine visionaries TITD, as he explains on the other side of this link:

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HRH Stoner vs Doom – Sheffield, O2 Academy – 30 September 2017 Print E-mail
Written by DJ Astrocreep   
Sunday, 15 October 2017 04:00

HRH SvD 2017Year two of HRH's Stoner vs Doom had a pretty big set of shoes to fill, but with the likes of Saint Vitus, Ten Foot Wizard, Truck Fighters and Kadavar playing, the bill looked like it could live up to the previous year's hype.  But did it?  The mysterious DJ Astrocreep ventured over the Pennines to team up with our Sheffield crue to find out – and so can you, on the other side of this link:

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